VMware vSAN: Management and Operations [V7]

Price: $3,180.00 (ex. GST)
Code: VMWVSMO
Duration: 3 days
Location: Virtual Classroom (AEST)
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Introduction

In this three-day course, you learn about managing and operating VMware vSAN™ 7. 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 also gain practical experience through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.

Audience Profile

Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who are responsible for production support and administration of VMware vSAN 7.

Prerequisites

Completion of the following courses is required:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [v7] or equivalent knowledge
  • VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy [v7]

Outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Define the tasks involved in vSAN node management
  • Updating and upgrading vSAN using VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager™
  • Explain vSAN resilience and data availability features
  • Reconfigure vSAN storage policies and observe the cluster-wide impact
  • Perform vSAN cluster scale-out and scale-up operations
  • Describe common vSAN cluster maintenance operations
  • Control vSAN resync operations
  • Manage two-node cluster and stretched cluster advance operations
  • Configure vSAN storage efficiency and reclamation features
  • Use VMware Skyline™ Health to monitor cluster health, performance, and storage capacity
  • Describe vSAN security operations
  • Configure vSAN Direct for cloud native applications
  • Configure remote vSAN datastore and vSAN native file services

 

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • 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
  • 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 managing snapshot utilization in a vSAN cluster
  • Configure the vSAN fault domains
  • 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
  • Discuss the use cases for Remote vSAN
  • Understand the high-level architecture
  • Describe remote datastore operations
  • Discuss the network requirement
  • Interoperability between Remote vSAN and VMware vSphere-High Availability
  • Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
  • Understand the importance of Witness Node
  • Describe how stretched cluster storage policies affect vSAN objects
  • Create and apply a vSAN stretched cluster policy to meet specific needs
  • Discuss stretched cluster failure scenarios and responses
  • 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
  • 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
  • Describe how the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) enables VMware to improve products and services
  • Use vSphere Skyline Health for monitoring vSAN Cluster Health
  • Manage alerts, alarms, and notifications related to vSAN in vSphere Client
  • Create and configure custom alarms to trigger vSAN health issues
  • Use IO Insight metrics for monitoring vSAN performance
  • Analyse vsantop performance metrics
  • Use vSAN Proactive Test to detect and diagnose cluster issues
  • Discuss the use cases for vSAN Direct
  • Understand the overall architecture of vSAN Direct
  • Describe the workflow of vSAN Direct datastore creation
  • Explore how vSAN Direct works with storage policy tagging
  • Discuss the use cases for vSAN file service
  • Understand the high-level architecture of vSAN file service
  • Discuss the authentication model
  • Configure file shares
  • Monitor file share health and capacity utilization

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