In this two-day course, you focus on learning the tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot VMware vSAN 7 implementations. You gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the software components of vSAN and their roles
Diagram how the components relate to each other
Use Skyline Health to investigate and help determine failure conditions
Use the command-line tools to help determine failure conditions

  • Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

  • vSAN Architecture

  • Describe the vSAN architecture and components
    Describe the policy-driven, object-based vSAN storage environment
    Describe the vSAN software components- CLOM, DOM, LSOM, CMMDS, and RDT
    Explain the relationships between the vSAN software components
    Explain the relationship between objects and components
    Determine how specific storage policies affect components
    Describe component placement

  • Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
    Apply troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and optimize troubleshooting efficiency

  • Troubleshooting Tools

  • Discuss the improvements and added capabilities in Skyline Health for vSAN
    Use Skyline Health for vSAN to identify and correct issues in vSAN
    Discuss the ways to run various command-line tools
    Discuss the ways to access VMware vSphere ESXi Shell
    Use commands to view, configure, and manage your vSphere environment
    Discuss the esxcli vsan namespace commands
    Discuss when to use Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) commands
    Explain which log files are useful for vSAN troubleshooting
    Use log files to help troubleshoot vSAN problems


Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to be able to perform initial troubleshooting on their software-defined storage with vSAN will benefit from this course.




You must complete one of the following prerequisites: Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.0] course Completion of the VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.7] course or equivalent experience with vSAN Experience working with command-line interfaces The course presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling: Use VMware vSphere Client for common operations Create and manage VMware vCenter Server objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines Create and modify a standard switch Modify a distributed switch 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 and VMware vSphere Storage vMotion


Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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