VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting [V7]

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.

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Who should attend

Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to be able to perform initial troubleshooting on their software-defined storage with vSAN


You must complete one of the following prerequisites:

  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] (VSICM7) course
    • Completion of the VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.7] 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.

    Course Objectives

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

    • Describe the software components of vSAN and their roles
    • Diagram how the components relate to each other
    • Use Skyline Health to investigate and help determine failure conditions
    • Use the command-line tools to help determine failure conditions

    Outline: VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting [V7] (VSANT7)

    1 Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    vSAN Architecture

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

    Troubleshooting Methodology

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

    Troubleshooting Tools

    • Discuss the improvements and added capabilities in Skyline Health for vSAN
    • Use Skyline Health for vSAN to identify and correct issues in vSAN
    • Discuss the ways to run various command-line tools
    • Discuss the ways to access VMware 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