Global Knowledge

VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage plus VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting Workshop

Par Global Knowledge

Objectifs

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the vSAN architecture
  • Identify vSAN features and use cases
  • Configure vSAN networking components
  • Configure a vSAN cluster
  • Deploy virtual machines on a vSAN datastore
  • Configure virtual machine storage policies
  • Perform ongoing vSAN management tasks
  • Outline the tasks for upgrading to vSAN 6.6
  • Configure vSAN encryption
  • Control vSAN resynchronization tasks
  • Create and manage nested fault domains
  • Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance
  • Configure a stretched cluster and observe failover scenarios
  • Describe vSAN interoperability with VMware vSphere® features and other products
  • Plan and design a vSAN cluster
  • Use diagnostic and troubleshooting tools to resolve vSAN deployment and architectural issues

Programme

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