VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [v6.7]



In this three-day course, you focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN� 6.7. You learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware softwaredefined data center. You gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the completion of handson lab exercises.


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


This course requires meeting one of the following prerequisites:

Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices

Experience working at the command line is helpful.

Learning Objectives

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

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 6.7

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

1 Course Introduction

Introductions and course logistics

Course objectives

Describe the software-defined data center


2 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


3 vSAN Configuration

Identify physical network configuration requirements

Configure vSAN networking

Configure a vSAN cluster

Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality


4 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


5 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 6.7


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


7 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