During this four-day course, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to plan and deploy a VMware vSAN™ cluster. You will learn about managing and operating vSAN. This course focuses on building the required skills for common Day-2 vSAN administrator tasks such as vSAN node management, cluster maintenance, security operations, troubleshooting and advanced vSAN cluster operations. You will learn these skills through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises. This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link: VMware vSAN: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] – On Demand.
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives: • Describe vSAN concepts • Detail the underlying vSAN architecture and components • Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN • Identify requirements and planning considerations for vSAN clusters • Explain the importance vSAN node hardware compatibility • Describe the different vSAN deployment options • Explain how to configure vSAN fault domains • Detail how to define and create a VM storage policy • Discuss the impact of vSAN storage policy changes • Detail vSAN resilience and data availability • Describe vSAN storage space efficiency • Explain how vSAN encryption works • Detail VMware HCI Mesh™ technology and architecture • Detail vSAN File Service architecture and configuration • Describe how to setup a stretched and a two-node vSAN cluster • Describe vSAN maintenance mode and data evacuation options • Define the steps to shut down a vSAN cluster for maintenance • Explain how to use proactive tests to check the integrity of a vSAN cluster • Use VMware Skyline Health™ for monitoring vSAN health • Use VMware Skyline Health to investigate and help determine failure conditions • Discuss vSAN troubleshooting best practices • Describe vSAN Express Storage Architecture™ concepts