VMware Specialist: VMware vSAN 6.x Study Guide

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VSAN Specialist

Published on 10 July 2017 by thecloudxpert. Words: 513. Reading Time: 3 mins.

This will be central my page for resources whilst studying for the the VMware Specialist: vSAN 6.x Digital Badge.

Blueprint

The official VMware blueprint can be found here. Unfortunately the official blueprint does not provide a lower level of detail that the objectives.

Section 1- Storage Fundamentals

  • Objective 1.1 - Identify storage device characteristics
  • Objective 1.2 - Identify storage performance factors

Section 2 - VSAN Fundamentals

  • Objective 2.1 - Provide a high-level description of vSAN
  • Objective 2.2 - Describe vSAN requirements
  • Objective 2.3 - Understand how vSAN stores and protects data
  • Objective 2.4 - Describe vSAN space efficiency features

Section 3 - vSAN Configuration

  • Objective 3.1 - Identify physical network requirements
  • Objective 3.2 - Configure vSAN networking
  • Objective 3.3 - Configure a vSAN cluster
  • Objective 3.4 - Create and manage disk groups
  • Objective 3.5 - Validate a vSAN configuration

Section 4 - vSAN Policies and Virtual Machines

  • Objective 4.1 - Explain how storage policies work
  • Objective 4.2 - Create and manage storage policies
  • Objective 4.3 - Explain how storage policies are applied to virtual machines
  • Objective 4.4 - Check storage policy compliance
  • Objective 4.5 - Describe vsanSparse snapshots

Section 5 - Managing and Operating vSAN

  • Objective 5.1 - Configure vSAN encryption
  • Objective 5.2 - Understand various failure events and how vSAN responds
  • Objective 5.3 - Describe maintenance mode options
  • Objective 5.4 - Manage hardware replacement
  • Objective 5.5 - Describe iSCSI Target service

Section 6 - Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

  • Objective 6.1 - Describe a stretched cluster architecture
  • Objective 6.2 - Create a stretched cluster
  • Objective 6.3 - Understand data placement in a stretched cluster
  • Objective 6.4 - Describe the two-node cluster architecture

Section 7 - Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN

  • Objective 7.1 - Understand hardware failure scenarios
  • Objective 7.2 - Interpret vSAN Health in the vSphere Web Client
  • Objective 7.3 - Access performance information in the UI and using CLI
  • Objective 7.4 - Access capacity management information

Section 8 - Interoperability with vSphere Features

  • Objective 8.1 - Identify vSphere features that work with vSAN
  • Objective 8.2 - Understand vSAN compatibility with SRM
  • Objective 8.3 - Describe 3rd-party solution integration with vSAN
  • Objective 8.4 - Understand vSAN compatibility with Horizon

Section 9 - Designing a vSAN Deployment

  • Objective 9.1 - Understand vSAN design considerations
  • Objective 9.2 - Understand vSAN cache tier sizing
  • Objective 9.3 - Design a vSAN cluster
  • Objective 9.4 - Identify vSAN design and sizing tools

Official Documentation:

Official Courses:

Hands on Labs (HOL):

The following VMware HOL are available for VSAN:

  • HOL-1708-SDC-1 - Virtual SAN 6.2 from A to Z
  • HOL-1708-SDC-2 - Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy Based Management
  • HOL-1708-CHG-3 - Virtual SAN 6.2: Challenge Lab
  • HOL-1731-SDC-1 - vSAN v6.5: What’s New
  • HOL-1731-SDC-2 - vSAN v6.5 Advanced: Operations
  • HOL-1808-01-HCI - vSAN v6.6 - Getting Started
  • HOL-1808-02-CHG - vSAN v6.6 - Challenge Lab
  • HOL-1845-01-SLN - Modernize Infrastructure - Build Your Own SDDC

Community Resources:

Published on 10 July 2017 by thecloudxpert. Words: 513. Reading Time: 3 mins.

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