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VSAN Troubleshooting Video Series

vmware-vsanVMware Technical Support University is very proud to present our Virtual SAN Troubleshooting Video Series, comprising of 26 bite sized videos- not only covering troubleshooting but also design, requirements, compatibility, and upgrades. These were first presented in the  VSAN trouble shooting webinar that was conducted 27 October, 2016. This video collection, presented by Francis Daly is not to be missed!

  1. Introduction to vSAN Troubleshooting – [1:27]
  2. vSAN Compatibility: Introduction – [2:51]
  3. vSAN Compatibility: vSAN Hardware & Software Requirements – [2:16]
  4. vSAN Compatibility: vSAN Architectural Best Practices – [7:57]
  5. vSAN Compatibility: Is My SSD Supported in vSAN? – [9:20]
  6. vSAN Compatibility: Is My RAID Controller Supported? – [8:00]
  7. Storage Policies: Introduction – [1:28]
  8. Storage Policies: vSAN Storage Policies In-Depth – [2:23]
  9. Storage Policies: What Are Witnesses? – [3:29]
  10. Storage Policies: Component States – [4:59]
  11. Storage Policies: Policy & Object States – [3:22]
  12. Storage Policies: Component Layout FTT1 SW1 – [3:25]
  13. Storage Policies: Component Layout FTT1 SW2 – [3:52]
  14. Storage Policies: Component Layout FTT1 SW1 VMDK 400 – [3:12]
  15. Storage Policies: FTT2 SW2 VMDK100 – [1:58]
  16. Storage Policies: Summary – [3:31]
  17. Common Issues: The Upgrade Process – [2:15]
  18. Common Issues: Upgrade Best Practices – [7:25]
  19. Common Issues: Inaccessible Objects – [3:25]
  20. Common Issues: Creation, Modification of Disk Groups – [3:43]
  21. Common Issues: Capacity – [1:34]
  22. Common Issues: Summary – [1:39]
  23. vSAN Software Components – [7:31]
  24. vSAN Troubleshooting Tools (Part 1) – [7:46]
  25. vSAN Troubleshooting Tools (Part 2) – [9:28]
  26. Summary – vSAN Troubleshooting – [1:23]

vCloud Connector and Datacenter Extension – KBTV Webinars

Continuing on with our KBTV Webinars series, here we have the thirteenth and final installment of the current series titled vCloud Connector and Datacenter Extension.

Note: This video is roughly 35 minutes in duration so it would be advisable to set aside some time in order watch it fully.

KBTV Webinars – How to connect your Datacentre to vCloud Air over IPsec VPN

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the eleventh webinar titled How to connect your Datacentre to vCloud Air over IPsec VPN.

Note: This video is roughly 46 minutes in duration so it would be advisable to block out some time in order watch it fully.

KBTV Webinars – SSL certificate handling in VMware vSphere 6

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the tenth webinar titled SSL certificate handling in VMware vSphere 6 and it goes through what has changed since the vSphere 5.5 product release and what is new in vSphere 6.

What’s new in VMware vSphere 6 – KBTV Webinars

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the ninth webinar titled What is new in vSphere 6 and it goes through what has changed since the vSphere 5.5 product release.

NOTE: This video is roughly 35 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Introduction to VMware NSX – KBTV Webinars

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the eighth webinar titled: Introduction to VMware NSX which provides an overview of what NSX is, and how it relates to the SDDC (Software Defined Datacenter).

NOTE: This video is roughly 37 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

To see details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post: New Free Webinars.

Overview of Storage I/O Control (SIOC) – KBTV Webinars

This video is the seventh in a series of free webinars for you, our customer. This one is titled: Overview of Storage I/O Control (SIOC) and it goes through what Storage I/O Control is, its requirements and how it works.

NOTE: This video is roughly 40 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

To see details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post: New Free Webinars.

Maintaining the vCenter Server Database

This video is the seventh in a series of free webinars for you, our customer. This one is titled: Maintaining the vCenter Server Database. It provides a high level overview of the vCenter Server Database architecture as well as best practices and tips for maintaining the database.

The video is roughly 15 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it.

To see details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post: New Free Webinars.

Introduction to VMware vRealize Orchestrator 6 – KBTV Webinars

This video is the sixth in a series of free webinars on various topics. This one is titled: Introduction to VMware vRealize Orchestrator 6. The video is roughly 40 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it.

To see the details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post: New Free Webinars.

This presentation was originally broadcast live on Thursday 30th April 2015.

VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery – KBTV Webinars

This video is the fifth in a new series of free Webinars that we are releasing in which our Technical Support staff members present on various topics across a wide range of VMware’s product portfolio.

The title for this presentation is VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery and it goes through some aspects of Disaster Recovery within vCloud Air. Topics that are covered include “Disaster Recovery Architecture”, “Disaster Recovery Additional Features”, “A Disaster Recovery Demonstration”, “Disaster Recovery Use Cases” and “Disaster Recovery Challenges”.

This presentation was originally broadcast live on Thursday 23rd April 2015.

NOTE: This video is roughly 25 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

To see the details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post at New Free Webinars.