This two-day, hands-on training course provides the knowledge to troubleshoot VMware vSAN™ clusters. In this course, you will learn the best practices to maintain a healthy vSAN environment and mitigate potential issues that may occur with operation of the software. You will learn the GUI and CLI vSAN monitoring and troubleshooting tools. The course provides a logical framework for a systematic troubleshooting approach. You will learn how to troubleshoot vSAN common issues with examples. The labs provided in the course simulate real-world problems to evaluate and enhance your troubleshooting skills.
  • Experienced system vSAN administrators
  • Customers, cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators
  • VMware vSAN
Product Alignment
  • VMware ESXi™ 8 U1
  • VMware vCenter® Server 8U1
  • VMware vSAN 8 U1
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Before taking this course, you must complete at least one of the following courses:
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8]
  • VMware vSAN: Install, Configure, Manage [V8]
You should also have understanding or knowledge of these technologies:
  • Good understanding of storage concepts
  • Good understanding of network concepts
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Delegates will learn how to

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
  • Learn vSAN best practices for planning and availability
  • Outline vSAN networking best practices
  • Describe VMware Skyline Advisor™ Pro
  • Learn about VMware Skyline Health™ for VMware vSAN™
  • Discuss vSAN monitoring and troubleshooting tools integrated in VMware vSphere®
  • Outline the common vSAN troubleshooting commands
  • Understand how to benchmark vSAN performance
  • Identify factors which might impact vSAN performance
  • Outline vSAN troubleshooting framework
  • List the most common vSAN issues
  • Learn how to troubleshoot vSAN common issues
  • Discuss how to get further support from the VMware community and knowledge base articles
  • Learn how to effectively contact VMware technical support
  • Enhance and test vSAN troubleshooting skills through labs
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1 Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
2 vSAN Best Practice and Problems Prevention
  • Discuss the importance of vSAN planning and availability best practices
  • Discuss vSAN networking best practices
  • Discuss the importance of vSAN data protection
  • Understand the Data protection best practices
  • Discuss the importance of vSAN hardware compatibility
  • Learn how to check hardware compatibility for vSAN
  • List the factors that impact vSAN performance
  • Learn how to benchmark vSAN performance
  • Discuss the importance of VMware Skyline Advisor™
  • Learn how to use Skyline Advisor
3 vSAN Monitoring and Troubleshooting tools
  • Explain the Skyline Health for vSAN features
  • Discuss the other vSAN cluster-level monitoring in the VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Discuss vSAN host-level monitoring in the vSphere client
  • Discuss vSAN VM-level monitoring in the vSphere Client
  • Understand task and event views in the vSphere client
  • Describe vSphere Alarms
  • Learn how to use the CLI to find information about vSAN cluster
4 vSAN Troubleshooting
  • Learn the recommended vSAN troubleshooting process
  • Describe the PNOMA framework
  • Learn how to troubleshoot vSAN common issues
  • Discuss how to get further support from the community and VMware knowledge base articles
  • Learn how to effectively contact VMware technical support
5 Troubleshooting Labs
  • Enhance and test vSAN troubleshooting skills through labs
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