vSAN Study Guide (Officially Unofficial)

VMware Specialist: vSAN 6.x Badge Exam (2VB-601) Study Material

1) vSAN Essentials Free e-Book (by Duncan and Cormac)

2) VMware official Exam Preparation Guide

SECTION 1- STORAGE FUNDAMENTALS

Objective 1.1 – Identify storage device characteristics

Objective 1.2 – Identify storage performance factors

SECTION 2 – VSAN FUNDAMENTALS

Objective 2.1 – Provide a high-level description of vSAN

Objective 2.2 – Describe vSAN requirements

Objective 2.3 – Understand how vSAN stores and protects data

Objective 2.4 – Describe vSAN space efficiency features

SECTION 3 – VSAN CONFIGURATION

Objective 3.1 – Identify physical network requirements

Objective 3.2 – Configure vSAN networking

Objective 3.3 – Configure a vSAN cluster

Objective 3.4 – Create and manage disk groups

Objective 3.5 – Validate a vSAN configuration

SECTION 4 – VSAN POLICIES AND VIRTUAL MACHINES

Objective 4.1 – Explain how storage policies work

Objective 4.2 – Create and manage storage policies

Objective 4.3 – Explain how storage policies are applied to virtual machines

Objective 4.4 – Check storage policy compliance

Objective 4.5 – Describe vsanSparse snapshots

SECTION 5 – MANAGING AND OPERATING VSAN

Objective 5.1 – Configure vSAN encryption

Objective 5.2 – Understand various failure events and how vSAN responds

Objective 5.3 – Describe maintenance mode options

Objective 5.4 – Manage hardware replacement

Objective 5.5 – Describe iSCSI Target service

SECTION 6 – STRETCHED CLUSTERS AND TWO-NODE CLUSTERS

Objective 6.1 – Describe a stretched cluster architecture

Objective 6.2 – Create a stretched cluster

Objective 6.3 – Understand data placement in a stretched cluster

Objective 6.4 – Describe the two-node cluster architecture

SECTION 7 – MONITORING AND TROUBLESHOOTING VSAN

Objective 7.1 – Understand hardware failure scenarios

Objective 7.2 – Interpret vSAN Health in the vSphere Web Client

Objective 7.3 – Access performance information in the UI and using CLI

Objective 7.4 – Access capacity management information

SECTION 8 – INTEROPERABILITY WITH VSPHERE FEATURES

Objective 8.1 – Identify vSphere features that work with vSAN

Objective 8.2 – Understand vSAN compatibility with SRM

Objective 8.3 – Describe 3rd-party solution integration with vSAN

Objective 8.4 – Understand vSAN compatibility with Horizon

SECTION 9 – DESIGNING A VSAN DEPLOYMENT

Objective 9.1 – Understand vSAN design considerations

Objective 9.2 – Understand vSAN cache tier sizing

Objective 9.3 – Design a vSAN cluster

Objective 9.4 – Identify vSAN design and sizing tools