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VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage (VSDM)

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The Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage v6.2 course is available in e-learning.

About this Course

VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.2] is a 3 day instructor led course where you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware Virtual SAN 6.2. You will also learn how Virtual SAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center and gain practical experience with Virtual SAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.

Who should attend

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

Class Prerequisites

  • Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course

What You Will Learn

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • 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

Outline: VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage (VSDM)

Module 1: Course Introduction

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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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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  • United States: US$ 2,475
  • VMware Training Credits: 25 VTC
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