VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.7]

In this three-day course, you focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.7. You learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.

COD: VSANDMCATEGORIE: VMware, vSANTAG: Center, Data, Deploy, Manage, V6.7, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSAN


Intended Audience

Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN


This course requires meeting one of the following prerequisites:

  • Storage administration experience on block or file storage devices
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] course

Experience working at the command line is helpful.

The course material presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before 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 modify a standard switch
  • Create and modify a distributed switch
  • Connect a VMware ESXi™ host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage
  • Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore
  • Use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®

If you cannot complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet 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
  • 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


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

2 Introduction to vSAN
• Describe basic vSAN architecture and components
• Describe the differences between file, block, and object storage
• Explain the advantages of object-based storage
• Detail the configuration of a vSAN cluster
• Install and validate the initial vSAN installation and configuration

3 vSAN Configuration
• Apply vSAN design considerations
• Detail the expansion of a vSAN cluster
• Configure vSAN disk groups manually
• Identify physical network configuration requirements
• Describe the configuration of vSAN networking
• Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality
• Describe the vSAN architecture and components
• Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
• Describe the advantages of all-flash architecture
• Describe the space-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 virtual machine storage policy
• Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
• Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically
• Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status

5 Managing and Operating vSAN
• Explain how to configure encryption in the vSAN cluster
• Explain the management of hardware storage devices
• Identify alarms for vSAN events
• Describe and configure fault domains
• Describe the configuration of the vSAN iSCSI service, iSCSI targets, and LUNS

6 Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters
• Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
• Create a stretched 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 stretched cluster when various types of failures occur

7 Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN
• Discuss hardware failure scenarios
• Describe the process of resynchronization
• Explain the possible reasons for resynchronization
• Describe the use of vSphere Client to detect issues
• Explain the use of the health service to monitor vSAN health
• Explain the use of the performance service to monitor vSAN performance.
• Monitor and test the vSAN environment
• Describe vSAN architecture components and the PNOMA OSI model.

Informazioni aggiuntive


3 giorni


Flex, in Aula, On Site, Remoto

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