VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage Training [V6.6] (VSANDM66)

VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage Training [V6.6] (VSANDM66)

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VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage Training [V6.6] Course with detailed hands-on labs – VMware Training Credits: 26 VTC

In this three-day VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage Training [V6.6] course, you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.6.

You will learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You will gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.

Product Alignment:

• ESXi 6.5
• vCenter Server 6.5
• vSAN 6.6

Duration: 3 days

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Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage Training [V6.6] course is defined here:

• Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN

Class Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage Training [V6.6] course are:

• Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
• Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course

Experience working at the command line is helpful.

The course material presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

• Use VMware vSphere® Web Client
• Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual
machines
• Create and modify a standard switch
• Connect a VMware ESXi™ host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
• Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
• Use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine
• Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
• Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®

If you cannot complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage.

Objectives:

After completing this VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage Training [V6.6] course, attendees will be able to:

• Describe the vSAN architecture
• Identify vSAN features and use cases
• Configure vSAN networking components
• Configure a vSAN cluster
• Deploy virtual machines on a vSAN datastore
• Configure virtual machine storage policies
• Perform ongoing vSAN management tasks
• Outline the tasks for upgrading to vSAN 6.6
• Configure vSAN encryption
• Control vSAN resynchronization tasks
• Create and manage nested fault domains
• Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
• Configure a stretched cluster and observe failover scenarios
• Describe vSAN interoperability with VMware vSphere® features and other products
• Plan and design a vSAN cluster

VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage Training [V6.6] – Course Syllabus:

Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives
Describe the software-defined data center

Storage Fundamentals

Define common storage technologies
Identify characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
Identify and explain various types of storage architectures
Identify SAN performance factors

Introduction to vSAN

Describe the vSAN architecture and components
Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN

vSAN Configuration

Identify physical network configuration requirements
Configure vSAN networking
Configure a vSAN cluster
Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality

vSAN Policies and Virtual Machines

Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
Discuss the vsanSparse snapshot format
Explain the considerations for vsanSparse snapshots

Managing and Operating vSAN

Manage hardware storage devices
Manage hardware device failures
Identify vCenter Server alarms for vSAN events
Configure fault domains
Upgrade to vSAN 6.6

Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
Create a stretched cluster using a two-node configuration
Configure VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ for a stretched cluster
Demonstrate stretched cluster failover scenarios

Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN

Use vSphere Web Client to detect issues
Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
Monitor vSAN with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
Use ESXi commands to monitor the vSAN environment
Monitor vSAN with Ruby vSphere Console

Interoperability with vSphere Features

Identify vSphere features and VMware products that interoperate with vSAN
Describe how vSAN interoperates with third-party products and solutions

Designing a vSAN Deployment

Understand vSAN design considerations
Plan and design vSAN clusters
Identify the design and sizing tools for vSAN
Describe vSAN use cases

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