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7 400.00 PLN
Brutto: 9 102.00 PLN
Virtual training
20.03.2023-23.03.2023 [EN]

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During this four-day course, you gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to plan and deploy a VMware vSAN™ cluster. You learn how to manage and operate vSAN. This course focuses on building the required skills for common Day-2 vSAN administrator tasks. Administrator tasks include vSAN node management, cluster maintenance, security operations, troubleshooting, and advanced vSAN cluster operations. You acquire the course skills through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.

Product Alignment

  • VMware ESXi™ 8.0
  • VMware vCenter Server® 8.0
  • VMware vSAN 8.0


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

Grupa docelowa:

Storage and virtual infrastructure consultants, solution architects, and administrators who are responsible for production support and administration of VMware vSAN 8.0.


Szkolenie realizowane jest przy współpracy z naszym Partnerem - firmą szkoleniową Arrow ECS Sp. z o.o.,



Equivalent knowledge or completion of the following course is required:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]


  1. Course Introduction
    • Introduction and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  2. Introduction to vSAN
    • Describe vSAN architecture
    • Describe the vSAN software components: CLOM, DOM, LSOM, CMMDS, and RDT
    • Identify vSAN objects and components
    • Describe the advantages of object-based storage
    • Describe the difference between All-Flash and Hybrid vSAN architecture
    • Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN
    • Discuss the vSAN integration and compatibility with other VMware technologies 

  3. Planning a vSAN Cluster
    • Identify requirements and planning considerations for vSAN clusters
    • Apply vSAN cluster planning and deployment best practices
    • Determine and plan for storage consumption by data growth and failure tolerance
    • Design vSAN hosts for operational needs
    • Identify vSAN networking features and requirements
    • Describe ways of controlling traffic in a vSAN environment
    • Recognize best practices for vSAN network configurations

  4. Deploying a vSAN Cluster
    • 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
    • Deploy and configure a vSAN Cluster using the Cluster QuickStart wizard
    • Manually configure a vSAN Cluster using VMware vSphere® Client™
    • Explain and configure vSAN fault domains
    • Using VMware vSphere® High Availability with vSAN
    • Understand vSAN Cluster maintenance capabilities
    • Describe the difference between implicit and explicit fault domains
    • Create explicit fault domains

  5. vSAN Storage Policies
    • Describe a vSAN object
    • Describe how objects are split into components
    • Explain the purpose of witness components
    • Explain how vSAN stores large objects
    • View object and component placement on the vSAN datastore
    • Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
    • Define and create a virtual machine storage policy
    • Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
    • Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically
    • Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status

  6. vSAN Resilience and Data Availability
    • 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

  7. Managing vSAN Storage Space Efficiency
    • 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 HCI Mesh
    • Understand the purpose of vSAN HCI Mesh
    • Detail vSAN HCI Mesh technology and architecture
    • Perform mount and unmount of a remote datastore

  10. vSAN File Services
    • Understand the purpose of vSAN File Services
    • Detail vSAN File Services architecture
    • Configure vSAN File Shares

  11. vSAN Stretched and Two Node Clusters
    • Describe the architecture and uses case for stretched clusters
    • Detail the deployment and replacement of a vSAN witness node
    • Describe the architecture and uses case for two-node clusters
    • Explain storage policies for vSAN stretched cluster

  12. 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

  13. vSAN Cluster Monitoring
    • Describe how the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) enables VMware to improve products and services
    • Use VMware Skyline Health for monitoring vSAN cluster health
    • Manage alerts, alarms, and notifications related to vSAN in VMware vSphere® Client™
    • Create and configure custom alarms to trigger vSAN health issues
    • Use IOInsight metrics for monitoring vSAN performance
    • Use a vSAN proactive test to detect and diagnose cluster issues

  14. vSAN Troubleshooting
    • Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
    • Apply troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and optimize troubleshooting efficiency
    • Use VMware Skyline Health to investigate and help determine failure conditions
    • Explain which log files are useful for vSAN troubleshooting

  15. vSAN Express Storage Architecture
    • Understand the purpose of vSAN Express Storage Architecture
    • Describe the vSAN Express Storage Architecture components
    • Identify Storage Policy differences
    • Understand compression and encryption operation differences