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The VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy [V7] course is designed to help IT professionals learn how to plan and deploy a VMware vSAN™ cluster.

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Learn to plan, design, and deploy a VMware vSAN™ cluster

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Understand the architecture and components of vSAN

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Learn about vSAN data services and features

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Understanding of VMware vSAN architecture and components


Ability to plan, design, and deploy a vSAN cluster


Knowledge of vSAN data services and features


Understanding of vSAN networking requirements and design considerations


Ability to implement vSAN storage policies


Knowledge of vSAN host and cluster deployment and configuration


Ability to manage and monitor vSAN clusters using vSphere® Web Client

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  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

  • Describe vSAN architecture
  • 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
  • Identify vSAN objects and componentsDescribe 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

  • 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

  • Deploy and configure a vSAN cluster using the Cluster QuickStart wizard
  • Manually configure a vSAN cluster using 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

  • Explain how storage policies work with vSAN
  • Explain the role of storage policies in planning a vSAN cluster
  • Define and create virtual machine storage policies
  • Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies
  • Change virtual machine storage policies dynamically
  • Identify virtual machine storage policy compliance status

  • Define and configure compression and deduplication in the vSAN cluster
  • Define and configure encryption in the vSAN cluster
  • Understand the remote vSAN datastore topology
  • Identify the operations involved in managing the remote vSAN datastore
  • Configure the vSAN iSCSI target service

  • Describe the architecture and use cases for stretched clusters
  • Detail the deployment and replacement of a vSAN witness node
  • Describe the architecture and use cases for twonode clusters
  • Explain the benefits of vSphere HA and VMware Site Recovery Manager™ in a vSAN stretched cluster
  • Explain storage policies for vSAN stretched cluster
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Target Audience:

  • System Administrators
  • System Integrators
  • IT Managers
  • Solution Architects
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  • Understanding of VMware vSphere®
  • Basic understanding of storage concepts and technologies
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Benefits of the course:

  • Gain expertise in planning and deploying VMware vSAN clusters
  • Improve your knowledge of vSAN architecture, components, and data services
  • Learn best practices for implementing vSAN storage policies
  • Understand vSAN networking requirements and design considerations
  • Improve your ability to manage and monitor vSAN clusters using vSphere® Web Client
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Exam details to pass the course: 

  • There is no exam to pass this course.
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Certification path: 

  • There are no certification requirements to learn this course. However, you can earn the VMware vSAN Specialist 2021 certification by passing the VMware vSAN Specialist Exam.
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Career options after doing the course:

  • VMware vSAN Administrator
  • Storage Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Virtualization Engineer

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Why should you take this course from Skillzcafe:
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Understanding of VMware vSphere® and basic understanding of storage concepts and technologies.

No, there is no exam to pass this course.

VMware vSAN Administrator, Storage Administrator, System Administrator, Virtualization Engineer.

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