VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy & Manage 6.2
In this five-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. You will gain practical experience with Virtual SAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.
Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with Virtual SAN
This class requires completion of one of the following courses:
- 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, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines.
- Create and modify a standard switch.
- Connect an 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 cannot 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.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
- 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.
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