The course includes educational laboratories in which each student will be able to work in order to complete training exercises that will provide practical experience in using the instrument, for each of the topics covered during the course.
Who should participate
Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN
This course requires the fulfillment of one of the following prerequisites:
The course material assumes that a student is able to perform the following tasks without assistance or guidance prior to enrolling in this course:
- Use VMware vSphere® Client
- Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts and virtual machines.
- Create and edit a standard switch
- Create and edit a distributed switch
- Connect a VMware ESXi™ host to NAS, iSCSI or Fiber Channel storage.
- Creare un datastore VMware vSphere® VMFS
- Use a wizard or template to create a virtual machine.
- Migrating a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®.
- Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®.
By the end of the course, you should be able to achieve the following objectives:
- 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
- Configure vSAN encryption
- Check vSAN resync activity
- Create and manage nested fault domains
- Use the vSAN health service to monitor your health and performance.
- Configure a stretched cluster and observe failover scenarios.
- Describe the interoperability of vSAN with features in VMware vSphere® and other products.
- Plan and design a vSAN
1 Introduction to the course
- Introduction and logistics of the course
- Objectives of the course
- Describe the software-defined data center
2 Introduction to vSAN
- Describe the vSAN architecture and core components
- Describe the differences between file, block, and object storage.
- Explain the benefits of object storage
- Demonstrate the configuration of a vSAN cluster
- Install and validate the initial setup and configuration of vSAN.
3 Configuring vSAN
- Apply vSAN design considerations
- Detail the expansion of a vSAN cluster
- Manually configure vSAN disk groups
- Identify physical network configuration requirements
- Describe vSAN configuration
- Test and validate vSAN configuration and functionality
- Describe the vSAN architecture and components
- Describe the differences between all-flash and hybrid vSAN architectures
- Describe the benefits of the all-flash architecture
- Describe the spatial efficiency features of vSAN
- Describe the different vSAN assessment tools
- Explain vSAN license details
4 vSAN policies and virtual machines
- Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
- Define and create a storage policy for virtual machines
- Apply and edit virtual machine storage policies
- Dynamically change virtual machine storage policies
- Identify the compliance status of virtual machine storage policies
5 vSAN management and operation
- Explain how to configure encryption in the vSAN cluster.
- Explain the management of hardware storage devices
- Identify alerts for vSAN events
- Describe and configure fault domains
- Describe the configuration of the vSAN iSCSI service, iSCSI targets, and LUNS.
6 Large clusters and two-node clusters
- Describe the architecture of stretched clusters and two-node clusters.
- Create an elongated cluster
- Describe how stretched cluster storage policies affect vSAN objects.
- Create and apply a vSAN stretched cluster policy to meet specific needs.
- Discuss the behavior of a stretch cluster when various types of failures occur.
7 Monitor and troubleshoot vSAN
- Discuss hardware failure scenarios
- Describe the resynchronization process
- Explain the possible reasons for the resynchronization
- Describe the use of the vSphere client to detect problems.
- Explain the use of the Health service to monitor the health of vSAN.
- Explain the use of the Performance service to monitor vSAN performance.
- Monitor and test your vSAN environment
- Describe the components of the vSAN architecture and the OSI PNOMA model.
Duration – 3 days
Delivery – in Classroom, On Site, Remote
PC and SW requirements:
- Internet connection
- Web browser, Google Chrome