VMware vSAN: Troubleshooting [V7] Training

In this two-day course, you focus on learning the tools and skills necessary to troubleshoot VMware vSANā„¢ 7 implementations. You gain practical experience with vSAN troubleshooting concepts through the completion of instructor-led activities and hands-on lab exercises.
Course Details


2 days


  • Completed either VMware vSphere®: Install, Configure, Manage course, or VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage course or equivalent experience with vSAN, or experience working with command-line interfaces.
  • 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®

Target Audience

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

Skills Gained

  • 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
Course Outline
  • 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
  • Troubleshooting Methodology
    • Use a structured approach to solve configuration and operational problems
    • Apply troubleshooting methodology to logically diagnose faults and optimize troubleshooting efficienc
  • 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
  • Product Alignment
    • VMware ESXi™ 7
    • VMware vCenter Server 7
    • VMware vSAN 7