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VMware® Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage v6.2

Course Overview

In this course, students will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware Virtual SAN™ 6.2. Students will learn how Virtual SAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center.

Who Should Attend

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

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

Course Outline

1 - Course Introduction

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

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

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

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

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

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 & 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

  • 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

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

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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This is a 3-day class

Price: $2,475.00
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