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VSANMO7 - VMware vSAN: Management and Operations [V7]

Overview

Duration: 3 days
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.

Product Alignment
  • VMware ESXi™ 7.0 U1 
  • VMware vCenter Server® 7.0 U1 
  • VMware vSAN 7.0 U1

Objectives

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

Audience

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

Content

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 Security Operations
  • 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

9 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

10 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

11 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

Prerequisites

Completion of the following courses is required:
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [v7] or equivalent knowledge 
  • VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy [v7]

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