Arrow Electronics, Inc.

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


LENGTH: 24 Hours (3 days)

PRICE: $2,550.00


During this three-day 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 (SDDC). You will gain practical experience with Virtual SAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.


-Describe the Virtual SAN architecture 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 from Virtual SAN 5 to Virtual SAN 6.2
-Describe Virtual SAN interoperability with VMware vSphere® features and other products
-Use the Virtual SAN health service to monitor Virtual SAN health and performance
-Use the command line to monitor Virtual SAN
-Configure a stretched cluster and observe failover scenarios
-Plan and design a Virtual SAN cluster


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


Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] course
Experience with working at the command line is helpful

The course material presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:
Use VMware vSphere® Web Client
Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers and clusters
Create and modify a standard switch
Connect an VMware ESXi™ host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
Use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine
Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®

If you are unable to complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] course before enrolling in VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage.


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

2  Storage Fundamentals
-Define common storage technologies
-Identify common SAN architectures
-Identify characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
-Identify and explain the differences between file, block, and object-oriented storage architectures
-Identify SAN performance factors
-Compare and contrast local, centralized, and distributed storage architectures

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
-Explain the considerations for vsanSparse snapshots
-Discuss the vsanSparse snapshot format

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 from Virtual SAN 5.5 to Virtual SAN 6.2

7  Interoperability with vSphere Features
-Identify vSphere features and VMware products that interoperate with Virtual SAN
-Describe how Virtual SAN interoperates with VMware vSphere® Enterprise Edition™ features
-Describe how Virtual SAN interoperates with third-party products and solutions

8  Monitoring and Troubleshooting Virtual SAN
-Identify tools to troubleshoot Virtual SAN
-Use the Virtual SAN health service to monitor health and performance
-Monitor Virtual SAN with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
-Monitor Virtual SAN with Ruby vSphere Console and Virtual SAN Observer

9  Stretched Clustering and Two-Node Models
-Compare a stretched cluster and a two-node cluster configuration
-Configure a stretched cluster using a two-node configuration
-Demonstrate stretched cluster failover scenarios

10  Designing a Virtual SAN Deployment
-Understand the Virtual SAN design basics
-Plan and design Virtual SAN clusters
-Consider the Virtual SAN hybrid and all-flash designs
-Describe the Virtual SAN use case design considerations
-Identify the design and sizing tools for Virtual SAN

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