vSAN Specialist 6.x Study Guide

vSAN Specialist 6.x Study Guide

This Guide is for the VMware vSAN Specialist Exam which can be found HERE.

Note: This is an UNofficial Study Guide

Section 1 – Storage Fundamentals 

1.1 – Identify Storage Device Characteristics

1.2 – Identify Storage Performance Factors

Section 2 – vSAN Fundamentals 

2.1 – Provide a High-Level description of vSAN

2.2 – Describe vSAN Requirements

2.3 – Understand how vSAN Stores and Protects Data

2.4 – Describe vSAN Space Efficiency Features

Section 3 – vSAN Configuration

3.1  -Identify Physical Network Requirements

3.2 – Configure vSAN Networking

3.3 – Configure a vSAN Cluster

3.4 – Create and Manage Disk Groups

3.5 – Validate a vSAN Configuration

Section 4 – vSAN Policies and Virtual Machines 

4.1 – Explain how Storage Policies Work

4.2 – Create and Manage Storage Policies

4.3 – Explain How Storage Policies are applied to Virtual Machines

4.4 – Check Storage Policy Compliance

4.5 – Describe vsanSparse Snapshots

Section 5 – Managing and Operating vSAN

5.1 – Configure vSAN Encryption

5.2 – Understand various failure events and how vSAN responds

5.3 – Describe Maintenance Mode Options

5.4 – Manage Hardware Replacement

5.5 – Describe iSCSI Target Service

Section 6 – Stretched Clusters and Two-Node Clusters

6.1 – Describe a Stretched Cluster Architecture

6.2 – Create a Stretched Cluster

6.3 – Understand Data Placement in a Stretched Cluster

6.4 – Describe the two-node cluster Architecture

Section 7 – Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSAN

7.1 – Understand hardware failure scenarios

7.2 – Interpret vSAN Health in vSphere Web Client

7.3 – Access Performance Information in the UI and using CLI

7.4 – Access Capacity Management Information

Section 8 – Interoperability with vSphere Features

8.1 – Identify vSphere features that work with vSAN

8.2 – Understand vSAN compatibility with SRM

8.3 – Describe 3rd-party solution integration with vSAN

8.4 – Understand vSAN compatibility with Horizon

Section 9 – Designing a vSAN Deployment

9.1 – Understand vSAN Design Considerations

9.2 – Understand vSAN cache tier sizing

9.3 – Design a vSAN Cluster

9.4 – Identify vSAN Design and Sizing Tools