Overview

In this two-day course, you focus on learning the tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot VMware vSAN™ 7 implementations. You gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.

Prerequisites

You must complete one of the following prerequisites:

  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere®: Install, Configure, Managecourse
  • Completion of the VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage course or equivalent experience with vSAN Experience working with command-line interfaces

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

  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™ for common operations
  • Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines
  • Create and modify a standard switch Modify a distributed switch
  • 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® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion

If you cannot complete all of these tasks, VMware recommends that you complete the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage and VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage courses before enrolling in VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe the architectural components of vSAN and their roles
  • Explain how the components interact with each other
  • Explain the differences between object and component states
  • Describe how to use Skyline Health to investigate and help determine failure conditions
  • Explain how to use the command-line tools to help determine failure conditions

Outline

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2 vSAN Architecture

  • Describe the vSAN architecture and components
  • Describe the policy-driven, object-based vSAN storage environment
  • Describe the CLOM, DOM, LSOM, CMMDS, and RDT vSAN software components
  • Explain the relationship between objects and components
  • Determine how specific storage policies affect components
  • Describe component placement

3 Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
  • Apply troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and optimize troubleshooting efficiency

4 Troubleshooting Tools

  • Discuss VMware Skyline Health and the associated service
  • Describe the use of VMware Skyline Health to identify and correct problems in VMware vSAN
  • Apply information presented by vSAN Health online towards problem-solving
  • Use vsantop to view vSAN performance metrics
  • Discuss the ways to run commands from the vCenter Server and ESXi command lines
  • Discuss the ways to access vSphere ESXi Shell
  • Use commands to view, configure, and manage your vSphere environment
  • Discuss the esxcli vsan namespace commands
  • Discuss when to use Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) commands
  • Explain which log files are useful for vSAN troubleshooting
  • Use log files to help troubleshoot vSAN problems

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