Course Overview

This two-day, hands-on training course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to plan and deploy a VMware vSAN™ cluster. In this course, you are taught the many considerations that the vSAN configuration has on the initial planning of the vSAN datastore. You also manually configure a vSAN cluster. 

Product Alignment 

  • VMware vSAN 7.0 U1

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the key features and use cases for vSAN
  • Detail the underlying vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe the different vSAN deployment options
  • Detail vSAN cluster requirements and considerations
  • Apply recommended vSAN design considerations and capacity sizing practices
  • Explain the influence of vSAN objects and components on the initial cluster plan
  • Determine and plan for storage consumption by data growth and failure tolerance
  • Design vSAN hosts for operational needs
  • Explain Maintenance Mode use and its impacts on vSAN
  • Apply best practices for vSAN network configurations
  • Manually configure a vSAN cluster using VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Explain and configure vSAN fault domains

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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

  • Experienced VMware vSphere® administrators.


You should have the following understanding or knowledge:

  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course
  • Knowledge of basic storage concepts
  • Experience using vSphere Client to perform administrative tasks on vSphere clusters

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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 components
    • 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

    • 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 two-node clusters
    • Explain the benefits of vSphere HA and VMware Site Recovery Manager™ in a vSAN stretched cluster
    • Explain storage policies for vSAN stretched cluster


      • By earning this certification, you learn tools for planning and deploying a VMware vSAN cluster.
      • You hone skills to manually configure a vSAN cluster.
      • On successful completion of this training aspirants receive a Course Completion Certificate from us.
      • By successfully clearing the VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy [V7]exam, aspirants earn VMware Certification.

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