Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware vSAN: Fast Track [V7]


LÄNGE: 40 Hours (5 Tage)

PREIS: €5.250,00


During this five-day, intensive course, you gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to plan and deploy a VMware vSAN™ cluster. You learn about managing and operating vSAN. This course focuses on building the required skills for common Day-2 vSAN administrator tasks such as vSAN node management, cluster maintenance, security operations, and advanced vSAN cluster operations.

You also focus on learning the tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot vSAN 7 implementations and gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.

This course is a combination of the following courses: VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy, VMware vSAN: Management and Operations, and VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting.


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

  • • Describe vSAN concepts
  • • Detail the underlying vSAN architecture and components
  • • Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN
  • • Identify requirements and planning considerations for vSAN clusters
  • • Describe the different vSAN deployment options
  • • Explain how to configure vSAN fault domains
  • • Detail how to define and create a VM Storage policy
  • • Discuss the impact of vSAN storage policy changes
  • • Describe vSAN storage space efficiency
  • • Explain how vSAN encryption works
  • • Identify requirements to configure vSAN iSCSI target
  • • Detail HCI Mesh technology and architecture
  • • Detail vSAN file service architecture and configuration
  • • Explain the use cases of vSAN Direct
  • • Describe how to setup stretched and two-node vSAN clusters
  • • Explain the importance vSAN node hardware compatibility
  • • Describe the use of VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to automate driver and firmware installations
  • • Detail vSAN resilience and data availability
  • • Discuss the vSAN cluster backup methodology


Storage and virtual infrastructure consultants, solution architects, and administrators who are responsible for production support and administration of VMware vSAN [v7]


1 Course Introduction

  • • Introductions and course logistics
  • • Course objectives

2 Introduction to vSAN

  • • Describe vSAN architecture
  • • Describe the vSAN software components: CLOM, DOM, LSOM, CMMDS, and RDT
  • • Identify vSAN objects and components
  • • Describe the advantages of object-based storage
  • • Describe the difference between All-Flash and Hybrid vSAN architecture
  • • Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN
  • • Discuss the vSAN integration and compatibility with other VMware technologies

3 Planning a vSAN Cluster

  • • Identify requirements and planning considerations for vSAN clusters
  • • Apply vSAN cluster planning and deployment best practices
  • • Determine and plan for storage consumption by data growth and failure tolerance
  • • Design vSAN hosts for operational needs
  • • Identify vSAN networking features and requirements
  • • Describe ways of controlling traffic in a vSAN environment
  • • Recognize best practices for vSAN network configurations

4 Deploying a vSAN Cluster

  • • Recognize the importance of hardware compatibility
  • • Ensure the compatibility of driver and firmware versioning
  • • Use tools to automate driver validation and installation
  • • Apply host hardware settings for optimum performance
  • • Use vSphere Life Cycle Manager to perform upgrades
  • • Deploy and configure a vSAN Cluster using Cluster Quickstart wizard
  • • Manually configure a vSAN Cluster using vSphere Client
  • • Explain and configure vSAN fault domains
  • • Using vSphere HA with vSAN
  • • Understand vSAN Cluster maintenance capabilities
  • • Describe the difference between implicit and explicit fault domains
  • • Create explicit fault domains

5 vSAN Storage Policies

  • • Describe a vSAN Object
  • • Describe how objects are split into components
  • • Explain the purpose of witness components
  • • Explain how vSAN stores large objects
  • • View object and component placement on the vSAN Datastore
  • • Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
  • • Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
  • • Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
  • • Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically
  • • Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status

6 vSAN Resilience and Data Availability

  • • Describe and configure the Object Repair Timer advanced option
  • • Plan disk replacement in a vSAN cluster
  • • Plan maintenance tasks to avoid vSAN object failures
  • • Recognize the importance of managing snapshot utilization in a vSAN cluster

7 Configuring vSAN Storage Space Efficiency

  • • Discuss Deduplication and Compression techniques
  • • Understand Deduplication and Compression overhead
  • • Discuss Compression only mode
  • • Configure Erasure Coding
  • • Configure swap object Thin Provisioning
  • • Discuss Reclaiming Storage Space with SCSI UNMAP
  • • Configure TRIM/UNMAP

Time Zone

16 Okt 2023

Virtual Classroom



Instructor Led Online

€ 5.250,00