VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.2]

Learn how Virtual SAN is used as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC).

Standard Price: $2475.00
Course Length: 30 days Access


In this 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.

  • Virtual SAN architecture
  • 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
  • Virtual SAN interoperability with VMware vSphere and other products
  • Plan and design a Virtual SAN cluster
Self-Paced Outline


1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Software-defined data center

2. Storage Fundamentals

  • Common storage technologies
  • Characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
  • Various types of storage architectures
  • SAN performance factors

3. Introduction to Virtual SAN

  • Virtual SAN architecture and components
  • Differences between the Virtual SAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
  • Space-efficiency features of Virtual SAN

4. Virtual SAN Configuration

  • Physical network configuration requirements
  • Configure Virtual SAN networking
  • Configure a Virtual SAN cluster
  • Test and validate the Virtual SAN configuration and functionality

5. Virtual SAN Policies and Virtual Machines

  • How storage policies work with Virtual SAN
  • Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
  • Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
  • The vsanSparse snapshot format
  • Considerations for vsanSparse snapshots

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

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

8. Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

  • 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

9. Interoperability with vSphere Features

  • vSphere features and VMware products that interoperate with Virtual SAN
  • How Virtual SAN interoperates with third-party products and solutions

10. Designing a Virtual SAN Deployment

  • Virtual SAN design considerations
  • Plan and design Virtual SAN clusters
  • Design and sizing tools for Virtual SAN
  • Virtual SAN use cases​