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.
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
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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