VSANT7 - VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting [V7]

VSANT7 - VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting [V7]

VSANT7 - VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting [V7]


Duration: 2.0 days

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.


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

  • 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


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


Before taking this course, students should take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge and experience:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
  • VMware vSAN: Plan and Deploy
  • VMware vSAN: Management and Operations

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®


This course is not associated with any Certification

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