VNX Block Storage Management (MR-1CP-VNXBSM)

This Specialist-level course is targeted for storage/cloud infrastructure 
administrators requiring in-depth knowledge and practical lab work with EMC
VNX Block-only Storage systems. It provides participants with detailed discussions on integrating VNX block access for open systems hosts (Microsoft Windows, Linux, and VMware ESXi) through FC, iSCSI and, FCoE connectivity options. Initial storage system configuration, security and availability using Unisphere are also covered. Lastly, the course will cover configuration and management of VNX block local replications solutions.

This course is intended for information technology professionals responsible for the configuration, deployment and management of block-based VNX storage systems in heterogeneous host environments.

Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills

To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student should have knowledge and skills associated with the following:
-VNX system architecture
-EMC PowerPath operations
-SAN configurations, including basic utilization of the software tools used to manage the Fibre Channel, FCoE and Ethernet switch environments
-Basic VMware ESX/ESXi operations and management.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Implement Unisphere security
-Provision and manage host access to block storage
-Perform basic host integration tasks for block storage
-Integrate Microsoft Windows, Linux, and ESXi hosts to VNX block storage
-Configure and manage advanced storage features such as FAST VP and FAST Cache
-Configure and manage VNX block?based local replication solutions?SnapView and VNX Snapshots.

Duration: 03 days
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Course Outline
The content of this course are designed to support the course objectives.

Unisphere Security and Basic Management
-Unisphere and CLI Interface
-Unisphere Security Features and Implementation
-Unisphere Authentication using LDAP
-Notification Methods and Event Monitoring

Storage System Provisioning and Management
-SP Networking and Cache
-Managing VNX Storage Objects

Host Integration and Access to Block Storage
-Access Logix
-Network Topologies and Requirements
-PowerPath and Other Host Utilities

Host Installation and Integration for Block
-Implementing FC and iSCSI connectivity for Windows, Linux, and ESXi Hosts

Advanced Storage Concepts
-LUN Migration and Expansion
-FAST VP and FAST Cache

VNX Block Local Replication Solutions
-Replication Terminology and Operations
-Configuring and Managing SnapView Snapshot, SnapView Clone and VNX Snapshot.

In addition to lecture and demonstrations, this course includes labs designed to allow
practical experience for the participant.