VMware vSAN Deploy and Manage plus VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Workshop V6.6

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
VMVSANTS
Versions: 
V6.6

Overview

In this five-day course, you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN 6.6. You will learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You will gain practical experience with vSAN concepts and troubleshooting methodology and diagnostic tools through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.

 

Product Alignment

- nESXi 6.5

- vCenter Server 6.5

- vSAN 6.6

Virtual Learning

This interactive training can be taken from any location, your office or home and is delivered by a trainer. This training does not have any delegates in the class with the instructor, since all delegates are virtually connected. Virtual delegates do not travel to this course, Global Knowledge will send you all the information needed before the start of the course and you can test the logins.

Audience

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

Skills Gained

  • 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
  • Outline the tasks for upgrading to vSAN 6.6
  • 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
  • Use diagnostic and troubleshooting tools to resolve vSAN deployment and architectural issues  

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of 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 [V6.5] course
  • Experience 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, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines
  • Create and modify a standard switch
  • Connect a 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

Course Outline

Course Introduction

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

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

Introduction to vSAN

  • Describe the vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
  • Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN

vSAN Configuration

  • Identify physical network configuration requirements
  • Configure vSAN networking
  • Configure a vSAN cluster
  • Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality

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

Managing and Operating vSAN

  • Manage hardware storage devices
  • Manage hardware device failures
  • Identify vCenter Server alarms for vSAN events
  • Configure fault domains
  • Upgrade to vSAN 6.6

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

Monitoring vSAN

  • Use vSphere Web Client to detect problems
  • Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
  • Monitor vSAN with VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • Use ESXi commands to monitor the vSAN environment
  • Monitor vSAN with Ruby vSphere Console

Interoperability with vSphere Features

  • Identify vSphere features and VMware products that interoperate with vSAN
  • Describe how vSAN interoperates with third-party products and solutions

Designing a vSAN Deployment

  • Understand vSAN design considerations
  • Plan and design vSAN clusters
  • Identify the design and sizing tools for vSAN
  • Describe vSAN use cases

vSAN Software Architecture

  • Describe the software components
  • Understand how the components relate to each other
  • Understand vSAN object placement
  • Understand the differences between object states
  • Explain how storage policies affect object placement and states
  • Predict how specific failures affect object states

Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Characterize problems
  • Determine the cause of problems
  • Solve problems

Troubleshooting Tools

  • Understand the use of various troubleshooting tools
  • Use the tools provided to resolve problems with the lab environment

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Online Online5 3750 £3750 2019-09-16
Warsaw Warsaw5 3750 £3750 2019-09-16
Online Online5 3750 £3750 2019-10-28
Virtual Virtual5 3750 £3750 2019-10-28
Online Online5 3750 £3750 2019-10-28