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VMware vSAN: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]

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Duration

5 Days

30 CPD hours

About this course

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

Overview

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following 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 use of VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to automate driver and firmware installations
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
Identify requirements to configure the vSAN iSCSI target
Detail VMware HCI Mesh™ technology and architecture
Detail vSAN File Service architecture and configuration
Explain the use cases of vSAN Direct Configuration™
Describe how to setup a stretched and a two-node vSAN cluster
Discuss vSAN cluster backup methodology
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

Description

During this five-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, and advanced vSAN cluster operations. You will learn these skills through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
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
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
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 vSphere Lifecycle Manager 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
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
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
Configuring 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
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
Introduction to Advanced vSAN Configurations
  • Identify requirements to configure vSAN iSCSI target
  • Detail VMware HCI Mesh technology and architecture
  • Detail vSAN File Service architecture and configuration
  • Explain the use cases of vSAN Direct Configuration
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
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 the benefits of vSphere HA and vSphere Site Recovery Manager in a vSAN stretched cluster
  • Explain storage policies for vSAN stretched cluster
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
  • Analyse vsantop performance metrics
  • Use a vSAN proactive test to detect and diagnose cluster issues
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Delivery by TDSynex, Exit Certified and New Horizons an VMware Authorised Training Centre (VATC)

Nexus Humans VMware vSAN: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

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Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

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When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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