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VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In this three-day course, you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware Virtual SAN™ 6.2. You will learn how Virtual SAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You will gain practical experience with Virtual SAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.

AUDIENCE

Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with Virtual SAN

PREREQUISITES

This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

· Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices

· Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] course Experience with 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 an 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] course before enrolling in VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage.

METHODOLOGY

This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussion and practical exercise.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

· Describe the Virtual SAN architecture

· Identify Virtual SAN features and use cases

· Configure Virtual SAN networking components

· Configure a Virtual SAN cluster

· Deploy virtual machines on a Virtual SAN datastore

· Configure virtual machine storage policies

· Perform ongoing Virtual SAN management tasks

· Outline the tasks for upgrading to Virtual SAN 6.2

· Use the Virtual SAN health service to monitor health and performance

· Monitor Virtual SAN with VMware ESXi™ commands and the Ruby vSphere Console

· Configure a stretched cluster and observe failover scenarios

· Describe Virtual SAN interoperability with VMware vSphere® and other products

· Plan and design a Virtual SAN cluster

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Modules

Module 1 - Course Introduction

· Introductions and course logistics

· Course objectives

· Describe the software-defined data center

Module 2 - 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

Module 3 - Introduction to Virtual SAN

· Describe the Virtual SAN architecture and components

· Describe the differences between the Virtual SAN hybrid and all-flash architectures

· Describe the space-efficiency features of Virtual SAN

Module 4 - Virtual SAN Configuration

· Identify physical network configuration requirements

· Configure Virtual SAN networking

· Configure a Virtual SAN cluster

· Test and validate the Virtual SAN configuration and functionality

Module 5 - Virtual SAN Policies and Virtual Machines

· Explain how storage policies work with Virtual SAN

· 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

Module 6 - Managing and Operating Virtual SAN

· Manage hardware storage devices

· Manage hardware device failures

· Identify vCenter Server alarms for Virtual SAN events

· Configure fault domains

· Upgrade to Virtual SAN 6.2

Module 7 - Monitoring and Troubleshooting Virtual SAN

· Use vSphere Web Client to detect issues

· Use the Virtual SAN health service to monitor health and performance

· Monitor Virtual SAN with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™

· Use ESXi commands to monitor the Virtual SAN environment

· Monitor Virtual SAN with Ruby vSphere Console and Virtual SAN Observer

Module 8 - 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

Module 9 - Interoperability with vSphere Features

· Identify vSphere features and VMware products that interoperate with Virtual SAN

· Describe how Virtual SAN interoperates with third-party products and solutions

Module 10 - Designing a Virtual SAN Deployment

· Understand Virtual SAN design considerations

· Plan and design Virtual SAN clusters

· Identify the design and sizing tools for Virtual SAN

· Describe Virtual SAN use cases

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