EMC Clariion and VNX

Training Overview :

Forscher Solutions provides the EMC Clariion and VNX training course that delivers the knowledge requirements to perform day­to­day management operations on EMC Clariion and VNX Storage Arrays and its deployed landscapes, within your own or your customer’s organization. The training is delivered by Subject Matter Experts currently managing, landscapes in real time environments. The course and its contents are developed by subject matter experts, managing EMC based storage portfolio .

Target Audience and Pre­requistes:

The training course is designed for candidates with no prior storage management experience to experienced Storage Managers.There are no pre­requistes for this training. All trainings are designed and developed from the ground up by training experts specifically to cater, candidates of all technical back grounds.

Course Duration:

Fast Track ­ 5 Days

Normal Track ­ 4 to 5 weekends

Corporates ­ Custom built per Client requirements and modules

SAN Module 1 ­ EMC Clariion and VNX

Module 1: Basics of Storage Hardware
  • Environments from an Architect’s perspective
  • Storage
  • Infrastructure
  • Basics of SAN and NAS Technologies and their usage in enterprise
  • Choosing the right platform ­ SAN vs NAS , File level Storage vs Block level
  • Unified storage platforms
  • Basics of Storage Hardware
    1. Disks ­ SATA, SCSI or SDD
    2. RAID ­ Commonly used RAID levels in SAN and NAS
    3. Protocols ­ Fibre Channel, FCoE iSCSI, NFS, CIFS
    4. SFP and Optic Cables
    5. Understanding the purpose of HBA and its application in IT
    6. Virtualization ­ In SAN, NAS, Networking and Servers.
Module 2: Fiber Channel 101
  • Why do we need a switch in a Storage Network Environment
  • Understanding Fibre Channel topologies
  • Fibre Channel ­ Protocols, Layers and components
  • How important are WWPN and WWNN numbers in the SAN environments
  • “Zoning”, “Masking” ­ What is and why
  • Understanding Hard Zoning vs Soft Zoning vs Mixed Zoning
  • Understanding Brocade and Cisco, Fiber Channel switches
  • Models and Components of a FC Switch
  • Managing a Brocade Silk Worm switch
  • Virtualization of a Fibre Channel Switch
  • How to upgrade a FC switch in a clustered environments

*Lab Activity ­ Performing management and maintenance on a Brocade Fibre Channel switch

Module 3: Architecture of a SAN Unified Storage
  • Features
  • What is Unified Storage?
  • Unified Storage basics
  • Detailed Architecture and component layout on a Unified Storage
  • Basic understanding of a Clariion Storage subsystem, its architecture and
  • In­depth analysis and overview of EMC VNX series storage sub­systems
  • Models in VNX and selecting the right model for your environments
  • Understanding Navisphere and Unisphere
Module 4: Managing a Clariion Storage
  • Setting up a Clariion Storage
  • Managing a Clariion storage subsystem
  • Managing the entire storage subsystem
  • Managing Disks
  • Managing RAID groups
  • Managing LUNs
  • Integrating a Clariion Storage sub­system to a Solaris Host
  • Understanding data migrations and How to’s
  • Managing the Clariion from GUI and CLI*
  • Only for Clariion we will stick to Navisphere ( Outdated but necessary)
  • snapshots
  • Overview and management of “Snapview”, including Snapview Clones and
  • Overview and management of Synchronous and Asynchronous Mirrors
  • Understanding Powerpath
Module 5: Managing a EMX VNX Unified Storage*
  • Setting up a EMC VNX Storage subsystem
  • Discovering a storage in Unisphere
  • Managing Unisphere ­ Administration and Security
  • Block and File Level storage management in VNX
  • Provisioning Block and File storage space
  • Understanding quotas in a VNX storage
  • Creating and Managing, RAID groups and LUNs on VNX
  • Understanding Networking from VNX perspective
  • FAST Cache and FAST VP
Module 5A: Provisioning storage on VNX for NFS hosts*
  • Configuring a VNX storage to cater NFS requests
  • Configuring VNX file systems
  • Exporting NFS file systems to UNIX hosts
Module 5B: Provisioning storage on VNX for CIFS users
  • Integrating Windows and VNX using CIFS
  • Understanding LDAP and Active directory usage in a CIFS environment
  • Configuring a VNX Storage subsystem for CIFS access
  • Managing CIFS permissions and security styles
  • Managing file systems on a VNX storage to CIFS clients
Module 5C: Integrating hosts and storage
  • Understanding Access Logic
  • Integrate a Windows host to VNX Storage
  • Integrate ESX server to VNX storage
  • Integrate a Solaris host on FC and using NFS to provision storage to a UNIX host
Module 5D: Provisioning storage on VNX for iSCSI usage
  • Handling Meta­LUNs
  • LUN Migration
  • Integrating VNX storage with ESX hosts

* Module 5, 5A, 5B, 5C and 5D to be followed by Demo and Lab

Module 6: EMC VNX and backup Technologies
  • VNX Snapview, Snapshot, Snap Clone and VNX Snapsure concepts and
  • differences
  • Configuring and testing VNX SnapView Snapshots and Snapview Clones
  • Implementing SnapView and SnapSure in Enterprise Environments

* Module 6 to be followed by Demo and Lab

Module 7: Advanced Management of a VNX storage sub­system
  • Management
  • Understanding VNX advanced features
  • Usermapper ­ Understanding Concepts and Implementation
  • Virtual Provisioning
  • Virtual data Movers ­ Concepts, Implementation and testing
  • Configuring and Monitoring storage sub­system errors through Event
  • Performance monitoring on a VNX storage
  • Management of VNX through CLI
  • User, groups Authentication and management via VNX Control Station
  • Event control management using Audit control Station
  • FAST ­ Fully Automated Storage Tiering

* Module 7 to be followed by Demo and Lab


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