VMware vSAN: Management and Operations [V7]

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Course Overview

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.

Course Outline

1 - Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 - vSAN Node Management

  • 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

3 - vSAN resilience and 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 managing snapshot utilization in a vSAN cluster
  • Configure the vSAN fault domains

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
  • Use best practices for boot devices
  • Replace vSAN nodes

5 - HCI Mesh Using Remote vSAN

  • 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

6 - Managing Advanced vSAN Cluster Operations

  • 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

7 - Managing vSAN Storage Space Efficiency Operations

  • 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

8 - vSAN Cluster Monitoring

  • 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

9 - vSAN Direct

  • 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

10 - Native vSAN File Service

  • 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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This is a 3-day class

Price: $2,550.00

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