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VMware Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V5.5]

Course Details

This course focuses on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware© Virtual SAN? 5.5. In this course, you will learn how Virtual SAN is used as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC). You will also gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs. The course is based on the VMware ESXi? 5.5 Update 1 and the VMware vCenter Server? 5.5 Update 1.

Course Prerequisites

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

Course Agenda

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Course outline
  • Identify benefits of the software-defined data center

2. Storage Policy-Based Management

  • Define the purpose of virtual machine storage policies
  • Apply virtual machine storage policies
  • Deploy virtual machines to Virtual SAN
  • Modify virtual machine storage policies

3. Storage Fundamentals Overview

  • Define common storage terminology
  • Identify common SAN architectures
  • Identify characteristics of hard-disk drives and solid-state disk drives
  • Explain file, block, and object-oriented storage architectures
  • Contrast local, centralized, and distributed storage architectures

4. Managing and Monitoring

  • Scale a Virtual SAN cluster
  • Identify failure scenarios and responses
  • Manage Virtual SAN with the VMware vSphere Web Client
  • Monitor Virtual SAN with Ruby vSphere Console (RVC)
  • Manage Virtual SAN with RVC
  • Monitor Virtual SAN with Virtual SAN Observer

5. Architecture

  • Describe the Virtual SAN architecture
  • Describe Virtual SAN objects and components
  • Identify Virtual SAN capabilities
  • Identify Virtual SAN use cases
  • Identify the Virtual SAN network interconnect

6. Designing and Planning

  • Plan Virtual SAN cluster sizing
  • Design a Virtual SAN cluster
  • Identify Virtual SAN interoperability options

7. Configuring Networks and Clusters

  • Configure a Virtual SAN network
  • Configure a Virtual SAN cluster