VMware® Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage v6.0

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This course focuses on preparing you to deploy and manage software-defined storage with VMware Virtual SAN™ 6. This course also explores how Virtual SAN is used as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Outline the tasks for upgrading from Virtual SAN 5.5 to Virtual SAN 6
  • Identify Virtual SAN features
  • Configure Virtual SAN networking components
  • Plan, design, and configure a Virtual SAN cluster
  • Identify the benefits of storage policies
  • Configure virtual machine storage policies
  • Deploy virtual machines on a Virtual SAN datastore
  • Identify SAN performance factors
  • Identify storage architectures
  • Describe the Virtual SAN architecture
  • Identify Virtual SAN use cases
  • Perform ongoing Virtual SAN management tasks
  • Use the Ruby vSphere Console
  • Use Virtual SAN Observer to monitor Virtual SAN


Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with Virtual SAN


Course Introduction

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Course outline
  • Describe software-defined data center concepts
  • Identify the benefits of the software-defined data center
  • Discuss VMware vSphere® storage virtualization

Storage Fundamentals

  • Define common storage terminologies
  • Identify common SAN architectures
  • Identify characteristics of storage devices: magnetic and flash-based devices
  • Identify and explain the differences between file, block, and object-oriented storage architectures
  • Identify SAN performance factors
  • Compare and contrast local, centralized, and distributed storage architectures

Introduction to Virtual SAN

  • Introduction to Virtual SAN
  • Describe the differences between Virtual SAN hybrid and all-flash architectures
  • Describe Virtual SAN details
  • Identify the options for building a Virtual SAN cluster
  • Describe the Health Services Plug-In and its functions
  • Identify Virtual SAN limits

Virtual SAN Configuration

  • Identify physical network configuration requirements
  • Configure the Virtual SAN virtual network
  • Configure a Virtual SAN cluster
  • Install the Health Services Plug-In
  • Test and validate Virtual SAN configuration and functionality

Virtual SAN Policies and Virtual Machines

  • Explain how storage policies work with Virtual SAN
  • Calculate storage requirements during a VM storage policy definition
  • Define the purpose of VM storage policies and their attributes
  • Define and create a VM storage policy
  • Apply and modify VM storage policies
  • Change VM storage policies dynamically
  • Identify the compliance status of VM storage policies

Managing and Operating Virtual SAN

  • Manage hardware storage devices
  • Manage hardware device failures
  • Identify and configure Virtual SAN alarms in vCenter Server
  • Describe and configure fault domains
  • Describe the upgrade procedure from Virtual SAN 5.5 to Virtual SAN 6

Interoperability with vSphere Features

  • Identify vSphere features and VMware products that interoperate with Virtual SAN
  • Describe how Virtual SAN integrates with enterprise features
  • Describe how Virtual SAN integrates with third-party products and solutions

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Virtual SAN

  • Identify tools to troubleshoot Virtual SAN
  • Introduction to the Health Services Plug-In
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Virtual SAN
  • Troubleshoot Virtual SAN upgrades

Designing a Virtual SAN Deployment

  • Virtual SAN design overview
  • Plan and design Virtual SAN clusters
  • Virtual SAN hybrid and all-flash design considerations
  • Virtual SAN use case design considerations
  • Identify design and sizing tools for Virtual SAN

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 3 days
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