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VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage plus VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting Workshop (VSDMVSTW)

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Detailed 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
 

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