Got a question? Call 1800 853 276   |   
Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage

  • Length 3 days
  • Price $3498 inc GST
  • Version 6.7
Course overview
View dates &
book now
  • Register interest

Why study this course

In this three-day course, you focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.7. You learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the completion of hands-on lab exercises.

Please Note: This course is based on beta software.

Product Alignment
•  ESXi 6.7
•  vCenter Server 6.7
•  vSAN 6.7

Request Course Information

By submitting an enquiry, you agree to our privacy policy and receiving email and other forms of communication from us. You can opt-out at any time.

What you’ll learn

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe the vSAN architecture

  • Identify vSAN features and use cases

  • Configure vSAN networking components

  • Configure a vSAN cluster

  • Deploy virtual machines on a vSAN datastore

  • Configure virtual machine storage policies

  • Perform ongoing vSAN management tasks

  • Outline the tasks for upgrading to vSAN 6.7

  • Configure vSAN encryption

  • Control vSAN resynchronisation tasks

  • Create and manage nested fault domains

  • Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance

  • Configure a stretched cluster and observe failover scenarios

  • Describe vSAN interoperability with VMware vSphere® features and other products

  • Plan and design a vSAN cluster

VMware at DDLS

VMware is the world leader in server virtualisation technologies. DDLS is a VMware Authorised Training Reseller offering training in VMware and vSphere.

Stay ahead of the technology curve

Don’t let your tech outpace the skills of your people

Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

Ahead of the technology curve

No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN.

Course subjects

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course objectives

  • Describe the software-defined data center

3. Introduction to vSAN

  • Describe the vSAN architecture and components

  • Describe the differences between the vSAN hybrid and all-flash architectures

  • Describe the space-efficiency features of vSAN

3. vSAN Configuration

  • Identify physical network configuration requirements

  • Configure vSAN networking

  • Configure a vSAN cluster

  • Test and validate the vSAN configuration and functionality

4. vSAN Policies and Virtual Machines

  • Explain how storage policies work with vSAN

  • Define and create a virtual machine storage policy

  • Apply and modify virtual machine storage policies

  • Discuss the vsanSparse snapshot format

  • Explain the considerations for vsanSparse snapshots

5. Managing and Operating vSAN

  • Manage hardware storage devices

  • Manage hardware device failures

  • Identify vCenter Server alarms for vSAN events

  • Configure fault domains

  • Upgrade to vSAN 6.7

6. Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

  • Describe the architecture for stretched clusters and two-node clusters

  • Create a stretched cluster using a two-node configuration

  • Configure VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ for a stretched cluster

  • Demonstrate stretched cluster failover scenarios

7. Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN

  • Use vSphere Web Client to detect issues

  • Use the vSAN health service to monitor health and performance

  • Monitor vSAN with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™

  • Use ESXi commands to monitor the vSAN environment

  • Monitor vSAN with Ruby vSphere Console


This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:

Experience working at the command line is helpful.

The course material presumes that a student can perform the following tasks with no assistance or guidance before enrolling in this course:

  • Use VMware vSphere® Web Client

  • Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtualmachines

  • Create and modify a standard switch

  • Connect a VMware ESXi™ host to NAS, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel storage

  • Create a VMware vSphere® VMFS datastore

  • Use a wizard or a template to create a virtual machine

  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® vMotion®

  • Migrate a virtual machine with VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®

If you cannot complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Request Course Information

By submitting an enquiry, you agree to our privacy policy and receiving email and other forms of communication from us. You can opt-out at any time.


Receive 50% OFF an On-Demand VMware Course!
Digital Learning at 50% discount . For Limited Time only! When you attend any 3-days and above instructor-led course, you will enjoy 50% off on any of the On Demand course title. On Demand courses offer self-paced training identical to classroom instruction and accessed through VMware Connect Learning. Learners have access to recorded training modules, course materials, and practice labs via VMware Lab Connect. Attend any 3-days and above course and Receive 50% off an On Demand VMware course.