VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage (VSDM) - Outline

Detailed Course Outline

1 Course Introduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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