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VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage (VSDM)

Detailed Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Course outline

Software-Defined Data Center

  • Compare and contrast physical and virtual storage architectures
  • Compare and contrast a traditional data center and a software-defined data center
  • Identify benefits of the software-defined data center
  • Describe a network virtualization solution
  • Describe the role of a cloud management platform

Storage Fundamentals Overview

  • Define common storage terminology
  • Identify common SAN architectures
  • Identify characteristics of hard-disk drives and solid-state disk drives
  • Explain file, block, and object-oriented storage architectures
  • Contrast local, centralized, and distributed storage architectures

Architecture and Planning

  • Define Virtual SAN architecture
  • Identify Virtual SAN capabilities
  • Identify Virtual SAN use cases
  • Define Virtual SAN network requirements
  • Identify Virtual SAN objects and components
  • Plan a Virtual SAN deployment

Configuring Networks and Clusters

  • Configure a Virtual SAN network
  • Configure a Virtual SAN cluster

Storage Policy-Based Management

  • Define the purpose of virtual machine storage policies
  • Apply virtual machine storage policies
  • Deploy virtual machines to Virtual SAN
  • Modify virtual machine storage policies

Managing and Monitoring

  • Managing a cluster enabled usingVirtual SAN
  • Identify failure scenarios and responses
  • Monitor Virtual SAN with vCenter Server alarms
  • Troubleshoot Virtual SAN with ESXCLI
  • Troubleshoot Virtual SAN with RVC
  • Use the Virtual SAN observer


  • VMware vSphere® Data Protection™
  • VMware vSphere® Replication
  • VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™
  • VMware® vCenter™ Log Insight™
  • VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™
  • VMware Horizon View™
  • VMware vCloud® Automation Center™
  • OpenStack