Arrow Electronics, Inc.

VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.7]


DURÉE: 24 Hours (3 Jours)

PRIX H.T.: €2 070,00


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 software-defined data center. You gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.


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

• 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


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

• Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] course

Experience working at the command line is helpful.


1 Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics

• Course objectives

• Describe the software-defined data center

2 Introduction to vSAN

• Describe basic vSAN architecture and components

• Describe the differences between file, block, and object storage

• Explain the advantages of object-based storage

• Detail the configuration of a vSAN cluster

• Install and validate the initial vSAN installation and configuration

3 vSAN Configuration

• Apply vSAN design considerations

• Detail the expansion of a vSAN cluster

• Configure vSAN disk groups manually

• Identify physical network configuration requirements

• Describe the configuration of vSAN networking

• Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality

• Describe the vSAN architecture and components

• Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures

• Describe the advantages of all-flash architecture

• Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN

• Describe the different vSAN assessment tools

• Explain vSAN License Details

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

• Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically

• Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status

5 Managing and Operating vSAN

• Explain how to configure encryption in the vSAN cluster

• Explain the management of hardware storage devices

• Identify alarms for vSAN events

• Describe and configure fault domains

• Describe the configuration of the vSAN iSCSI service, iSCSI targets, and LUNS

6 Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

• Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters

• Create a stretched cluster

• Describe how stretched cluster storage policies affect vSAN objects

• Create and apply a vSAN stretched cluster policy to meet specific needs

• Discuss the behavior of a stretched cluster when various types of failures occur

7 Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN

• Discuss hardware failure scenarios

• Describe the process of resynchronization

• Explain the possible reasons for resynchronization

• Describe the use of vSphere Client to detect issues

• Explain the use of the health service to monitor vSAN health

• Explain the use of the performance service to monitor vSAN performance.

• Monitor and test the vSAN environment

• Describe vSAN architecture components and the PNOMA OSI model.

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