VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6x]

Course code: VSANTSW6

Exam Code: VSANTSW6

Duration: 40 Hours

In this two-day course, you will focus on learning the tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot VMware vSAN™ 6.6 implementations. You will gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on challenge lab exercises.


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Describe the software components
•  Diagram how the components relate to each other
•  Describe vSAN object placement
•  Explain the differences between object states
•  Explain how storage policies affect object states
•  Predict how specific failures affect object states

Target Audience

Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with vSAN.


o Introductions and course logistics
o Course objectives

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

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

o Replace a failed witness appliance
o Discuss the ways to run various command-line tools
o Discuss the ways to access VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell
o Use commands to view, configure, and manage your VMware vSphere® environment
o Explain which log files are useful for vSAN troubleshooting
o Use log files to help troubleshoot vSAN problems
o Discuss the esxcli vsan namespace commands
o Discuss how to use Ruby vSphere Console commands


This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course
•  Completion of the VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.6] course or equivalent experience with   VMware vSAN.
•  Experience working with linux command line interfaces.

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

•  Use VMware vSphere® Web Client for common operations
•  Create and manage VMware vCenter Server® objects, such as data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual
•  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®

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