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VMware Virtual SAN Deploy and Manage [V5.5] Video Learning


This training course focuses on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware® Virtual SAN™ 5.5. This course looks at how Virtual SAN is used as an important component in the VMware® software-defined data center (SDDC). Students 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.

VMware Video on Demand offers a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training, delivering modular videos that can be accessed any time, anywhere, and from any device.

What's Included

VMware On Demand is a robust, self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with hands-on practice labs, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training.

  •   Compelling: Interactive modules with labs that build as you progress
  •   Comprehensive: Rich content equivalent to classroom training that meets certification course requirements, including final assessments. Some courses also include bonus items like exam vouchers.
  •   Convenient: 30 days to access the content multiple times at your pace

More Information


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

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


  •   Define the key components of a software-defined data center
  •   Identify benefits of software-defined storage solutions
  •   Compare and contrast disk types and storage technologies
  •   Explain file, block, and object-oriented storage
  •   Identify Virtual SAN requirements, use cases, and architecture components
  •   Plan and design a Virtual SAN deployment
  •   Configure Virtual SAN clusters
  •   Identify benefits of storage policy-based management
  •   Scale a Virtual SAN deployment based on storage needs
  •   Monitor Virtual SAN
  •   Troubleshoot Virtual SAN
  •   Identify the integration of Virtual SAN with the VMware product portfolio


Course Introduction

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

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


  •   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

Configuring Networks and Clusters

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

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

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

Designing and Planning

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

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