Course Overview

In this three-day course, you learn about managing and operating VMware vSAN™ 7. This course focuses on building the required skills for common Day-2 vSAN administrator tasks such as, vSAN node management, cluster maintenance, security operations and advanced vSAN cluster operations. You also gain practical experience through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.

Product Alignment

  • VMware ESXi™ 7.0 U1
  • VMware vCenter Server® 7.0 U1
  • VMware vSAN 7.0 U1

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the tasks involved in vSAN node management
  • Updating and upgrading vSAN using VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager™
  • Explain vSAN resilience and data availability features
  • Reconfigure vSAN storage policies and observe the cluster-wide impact
  • Perform vSAN cluster scale-out and scale-up operations
  • Describe common vSAN cluster maintenance operations
  • Control vSAN resync operations
  • Manage two-node cluster and stretched cluster advance operations
  • Configure vSAN storage efficiency and reclamation features
  • Use VMware Skyline™ Health to monitor cluster health, performance, and storage capacity
  • Describe vSAN security operations
  • Configure vSAN Direct for cloud native applications
  • Configure remote vSAN datastore and vSAN native file services

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Key Features

  • Our training modules have 50% -60% hands-on lab sessions to encourage Thinking-Based Learning (TBL).
  • Interactive-rich virtual and face-to-face classroom teaching to inculcate Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
  • VMware certified instructor-led training and mentoring sessions to develop Competency-Based Learning (CBL).
  • Well-structured use-cases to simulate challenges encountered in a Real-World environment.
  • Integrated teaching assistance and support through experts designed Learning Management System (LMS) and ExamReady platform.
  • Being a VMware Authorized Training Reseller, we offer authored curriculum that are at par with industry standards.

Who Should Attend

  • Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who are responsible for production support and administration of VMware vSAN 7.


This course requires completion of one of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [v7] or equivalent knowledge
  • VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy [v7]

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    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    • 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

    • Describe vSAN storage policies
    • Recognize the impact of a vSAN storage policy change
    • 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
    • Configure the vSAN fault domains

    • 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

    • Discuss the use cases for Remote vSAN
    • Understand the high-level architecture
    • Describe remote datastore operations
    • Discuss the network requirement
    • Interoperability between Remote vSAN and VMware vSphere-High Availability

    • Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters
    • Understand the importance of Witness Node
    • Describe how stretched cluster storage policies affect vSAN objects
    • Create and apply a vSAN stretched cluster policy to meet specific needs
    • Discuss stretched cluster failure scenarios and responses

    • 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

    • 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

    • Describe how the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) enables VMware to improve products and services
    • Use vSphere Skyline Health for monitoring vSAN Cluster Health
    • Manage alerts, alarms, and notifications related to vSAN in vSphere Client
    • Create and configure custom alarms to trigger vSAN health issues
    • Use IO Insight metrics for monitoring vSAN performance
    • Analyse vsantop performance metrics
    • Use vSAN Proactive Test to detect and diagnose cluster issues

    • Discuss the use cases for vSAN Direct
    • Understand the overall architecture of vSAN Direct
    • Describe the workflow of vSAN Direct datastore creation
    • Explore how vSAN Direct works with storage policy tagging

    • Discuss the use cases for vSAN file service
    • Understand the high-level architecture of vSAN file service
    • Discuss the authentication model
    • Configure file shares
    • Monitor file share health and capacity utilization


      • By earning this certification, you learn to manage and operate VMware vSAN™ 7.
      • You cultivate skills for vSAN administrator tasks such as, vSAN node management, cluster maintenance, security operations and advanced vSAN cluster operations.
      • On successful completion of this training aspirants receive a Course Completion Certificate from us.
      • By successfully clearing the VMware vSAN: Management and Operations [V7] exam, aspirants earn VMware Certification.

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