VMware vSAN: Management and Operations [V7]


  • Education Order

    Open To The Public / Closed Group

  • Number of days

    3 Day(s)

  • Training Hours

    10:00 - 17:00

  • Recommended exam

    VMware Specialist - vSAN 2020

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 instructorled activities and hands-on lab exercises

  • Microsoft Windows and Linux operating system knowledge at system administration level.
  • To have knowledge about the management of Block or File storage units.
  • Attending VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [v6,7] training or having equal knowledge.
Further recommended trainings
At the end of this training, participants are expected to gain proficiency in the following subjects.
  • 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

•  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

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Our trainings are planned as Foundation Level or Advanced Level. In the content of all the trainings, the level you need to be before the training and the technologies you need to know are specified separately.

The trainings you have received, especially in Official VMware trainings, are posted on the manufacturer's portal. In this way, the prerequisite for taking the exam is completed. The training of all other manufacturers is sufficient to take exams as they are prepared in accordance with the Official Curriculum.


If the current Official Training content is not enough for you, you can request Custom content that you will determine with our expert advisors at your company location and on your current structure with the “On the Job Training” model.

The trainings you request are given by the official manufacturer's Official Instructor and Trainer Certified trainers. Our trainer staff consists of L3 IT professionals with market experience and over 5000 hours of training experience. Upon your request, CV, Certificate and previous education information are shared with you.

You can enter the following exams at the vSmart Pearson VUE test center.
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  • Exam Duration

    120 Minutes

  • Number of questions


  • Passing score


  • Exam Language


  • Exam Fee

    250 $


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