EMC Isilon

Training Overview :

Forscher Technology Solutions provides the EMC Isilon training program that delivers knowledge requirements to perform day-­to-­day management operations on EMC Isilon 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 in the EMC Isilon management.

Target Audience and Prerequisites:

The training course is designed for candidates with no prior storage management experience to experienced Storage Managers.There are no prerequisites for this training. All trainings are designed and developed from the ground up, 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

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
    • Disks ­ SATA, SCSI or SDD
    • RAID ­ Commonly used RAID levels in SAN and NAS
    • Protocols ­ Fibre Channel, FCoE iSCSI, NFS, CIFS
    • SFP and Optic Cables
    • Understanding the purpose of HBA and its application in IT
    • Virtualization ­ In SAN, NAS, Networking and Servers.

Module 2: Fiber Channel 101

  • Why do we need a switch in a Storage Network Environment
  • Understanding Fiber Channel topologies
  • Fiber 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 Fiber Channel switch

Module 3: EMC Isilon Family and Architecture:

  • EMC Isilon Models and Differences
  • Understanding OneFS®
  • Scale­up Vs Scale­out Architecture
  • EMC Isilon Clusters and Nodes
  • Data Protection in Isilon
  • Managing resource failures in an EMC Isilon Environment

Module 4: Understanding EMC Isilon Functionalities

  • Protocols and their usage in an Isilon Environment
  • Smart Quotas,
  • Smartpools, Node Pools, File Pool and Tiers
  • SyncIQ and Backups in Isilon
  • Virtualizing a Landscape using Isilon and OneFS
  • Data Layout and Integrity
  • Caching In Isilon

Module 5: Managing an EMC Isilon Arrays

  • Planning on Installation of Isilon Nodes
  • Building an Isilon Cluster
  • Configuring an Isilon Cluster
  • Managing Cluster Interfaces
  • File permissions and File Access Protocol Management
  • User ID management

Module 6: EMC Isilon Network management

  • Networking Configurations on a EMC Isilon
  • Smartconnect and Smartconenct Advanced in an Isilon Environment
  • Using Active Directory, LDAP and NIS for Authentication
  • RBAC, ACLs and policies
  • Connecting to Windows and Unix Clients

Module 7: Advanced Isilon Management

  • InsightIQ, Graphical monitoring tool and its interface
  • Configuring SNMP and Using Nagios
  • Commom Errors, Trouble Shooting and Underlying reasons

* Demo and Lab for Modules 5, 6 and 7


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