VMware vSAN: Install, Configure, Manage [V8]

Price
$3,400.00 USD

Duration
4 Days

 

Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

During this four-day course, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to plan and deploy a VMware vSAN™ cluster. You will learn about managing and operating vSAN. This course focuses on building the required skills for common Day-2 vSAN administrator tasks such as vSAN node management, cluster maintenance, security operations, troubleshooting and advanced vSAN cluster operations. You will learn these skills through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.

Course Objectives

  • Describe vSAN concepts
  • Detail the underlying vSAN architecture and components
  • Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN
  • Identify requirements and planning considerations for vSAN clusters
  • Explain the importance vSAN node hardware compatibility
  • Describe the different vSAN deployment options
  • Explain how to configure vSAN fault domains
  • Detail how to define and create a VM storage policy
  • Discuss the impact of vSAN storage policy changes
  • Detail vSAN resilience and data availability
  • Describe vSAN storage space efficiency
  • Explain how vSAN encryption works
  • Detail VMware HCI Mesh™ technology and architecture
  • Detail vSAN File Service architecture and configuration
  • Describe how to setup a stretched and a two-node vSAN cluster
  • Describe vSAN maintenance mode and data evacuation options
  • Define the steps to shut down a vSAN cluster for maintenance
  • Explain how to use proactive tests to check the integrity of a vSAN cluster
  • Use VMware Skyline Health™ for monitoring vSAN health
  • Use VMware Skyline Health to investigate and help determine failure conditions
  • Discuss vSAN troubleshooting best practices
  • Describe vSAN Express Storage ArchitectureTM concepts

Who Should Attend?

Storage and virtual infrastructure consultants, solution architects, and administrators who are responsible for production support and administration of VMware vSAN 8.0.
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Course Prerequisites

• VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

Agenda

1 - Course Introduction

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 - Introduction to vSAN

  • Describe vSAN architecture
  • Describe the vSAN software components: CLOM, DOM, LSOM, CMMDS, and RDT
  • Identify vSAN objects and components
  • Describe the advantages of object-based storage
  • Describe the difference between All-Flash and Hybrid vSAN architecture
  • Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN
  • Discuss the vSAN integration and compatibility with other VMware technologies

3 - Planning a vSAN Cluster

  • Identify requirements and planning considerations for vSAN clusters
  • Apply vSAN cluster planning and deployment best practices
  • Determine and plan for storage consumption by data growth and failure tolerance
  • Design vSAN hosts for operational needs
  • Identify vSAN networking features and requirements
  • Describe ways of controlling traffic in a vSAN environment
  • Recognize best practices for vSAN network configurations

4 - Deploying a vSAN Cluster

  • Recognize the importance of hardware compatibility
  • Ensure the compatibility of driver and firmware versioning
  • Use tools to automate driver validation and installation
  • Apply host hardware settings for optimum performance
  • Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle ManagerTM to perform upgrades
  • Deploy and configure a vSAN Cluster using the Cluster QuickStart wizard
  • Manually configure a vSAN Cluster using VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Explain and configure vSAN fault domains
  • Using VMware vSphere® High Availability with vSAN
  • Understand vSAN Cluster maintenance capabilities
  • Describe the difference between implicit and explicit fault domains
  • Create explicit fault domains

5 - vSAN Storage Policies

  • Describe a vSAN object
  • Describe how objects are split into components
  • Explain the purpose of witness components
  • Explain how vSAN stores large objects
  • View object and component placement on the vSAN datastore
  • Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
  • Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
  • Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
  • Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically
  • Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status

6 - vSAN Resilience and Data Availability

  • Describe and configure the Object Repair Timer advanced option
  • Plan disk replacement in a vSAN cluster
  • Plan maintenance tasks to avoid vSAN object failures
  • Recognize the importance of managing snapshot utilization in a vSAN cluster

7 - Managing vSAN Storage Space Efficiency

  • Discuss deduplication and compression techniques
  • Understand deduplication and compression overhead
  • Discuss compression only mode
  • Configure erasure coding
  • Configure swap object thin provisioning
  • Discuss reclaiming storage space with SCSI UNMAP
  • Configure TRIM/UNMAP

8 - vSAN Security Operations

  • Identify differences between VM encryption and vSAN encryption
  • Perform ongoing operations to maintain data security
  • Describe the workflow of data-in transit encryption
  • Identify the steps involved in replacing Key Management Server

9 - vSAN HCI Mesh

  • Understand the purpose of vSAN HCI Mesh
  • Detail vSAN HCI Mesh technology and architecture
  • Perform mount and unmount of a remote datastore

10 - vSAN File Service and iSCSI Target Service

  • Understand the purpose of vSAN File Services
  • Detail vSAN File Services architecture
  • Configure vSAN File Shares
  • Describe vSAN iSCSI Target Service

11 - vSAN Stretched and Two Node Clusters

  • Describe the architecture and uses case for stretched clusters
  • Detail the deployment and replacement of a vSAN witness node
  • Describe the architecture and uses case for two-node clusters
  • Explain storage policies for vSAN stretched cluster

12 - vSAN Cluster Maintenance

  • Perform typical vSAN maintenance operations
  • Describe vSAN maintenance modes and data evacuation options
  • Assess the impact on cluster objects of entering maintenance mode
  • Determine the specific data actions required after exiting maintenance mode
  • Define the steps to shut down and reboot hosts and vSAN clusters
  • Use best practices for boot devices
  • Replace vSAN nodes

13 - vSAN Cluster Monitoring

  • Describe how the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) enables VMware to improve products and services
  • Use VMware Skyline Health for monitoring vSAN cluster health
  • Manage alerts, alarms, and notifications related to vSAN in VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Create and configure custom alarms to trigger vSAN health issues
  • Use IOInsight metrics for monitoring vSAN performance
  • Use a vSAN proactive test to detect and diagnose cluster issues

14 - vSAN Troubleshooting

  • Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
  • Apply troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and optimize troubleshooting efficiency
  • Use VMware Skyline Health to investigate and help determine failure conditions
  • Explain which log files are useful for vSAN troubleshooting

15 - vSAN Express Storage Architecture

  • Understand the purpose of vSAN Express Storage Architecture
  • Describe the vSAN Express Storage Architecture components
  • Identify Storage Policy differences
  • Understand compression and encryption operation differences
 

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