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VMware vSAN: Production Operations

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USD 1,240 excl. VAT

On Demand

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Course Content

What you'll will learn

In this two-day course, you focus on building skills in configuring and performing common administrator and end-user tasks with VMware vSAN™ 6.7. You gain practical experience

with vSAN production operations through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.



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

Completion of the VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [v6.x] course or equivalent experience with vSAN is desirable.

The course presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling:
• Use VMware vSphere® Web Client
• Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines

• Create and modify a standard 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.x] and VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.x] courses before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Production Operations.


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Describe vSAN host operations
• Discuss vSAN networking requirements
• Define the tasks involved in hardware replacement in a vSAN cluster
• Perform vSAN cluster scale-out and scale-up operations
• Describe common vSAN maintenance operations
• Define the tasks required for updating and upgrading vSAN

• Describe vSAN security operations
• Configure a key management server (KMS) cluster
• Configure vSAN storage policies and observe the effects of a cluster-wide change
• Explain vSAN resilience and availability features
• Perform ongoing vSAN management tasks
• Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance

Course Outline


1. Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives
2. vSAN Host and Hardware Operations
• 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
• Recognize the benefits of using VMware vSphere® Distributed Switch™
• Compare the benefits of NIC teaming and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
• Plan appropriately for networking configuration changes
• Identify ESXCLI commands and namespace options
• Recognize how to use ESXCLI commands for troubleshooting vSAN software and hardware issues
• Use Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) to get detailed information about the vSAN environment
3. vSAN Data Availability Operations
• Describe vSAN storage policies
• Recognize the impact of a vSAN storage policy change
• 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 backing up data in vSAN
• Describe the VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Data Protection framework
• Recognize the importance of managing snapshot utilization in a vSAN cluster

4. 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
• Migrate vSAN to a new vCenter Server instance
• Use best practices for boot devices
• Upgrade and update vSAN
• Replace vSAN hardware by using scale-in and scale-out strategies
5. vSAN Security Operations
• Identify differences between VM encryption and vSAN encryption
• Recognize how to perform ongoing operations to maintain data security
• Identify steps in adding an existing encrypted vSAN cluster to a new vCenter Server instance
6. vSAN Monitoring and Performance
• Describe how the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) enables VMware to improve products and services
• Identify the vSAN tools and health checks available for monitoring vSAN health
• Manage alerts, alarms, and notifications related to vSAN in vSphere Client
• Create and configure custom alarms to trigger vSAN health issues
• Describe the vSAN tools and services that monitor vSAN performance
• Use performance views to access metrics for monitoring vSAN clusters, hosts, and virtual machines
• Explain how the writing of data generates I/O traffic and affects vSAN performance
• Use performance metrics to analyze the vSAN environment

Further information

If you would like to know more about this course please contact us

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