VNX File Storage Management (MR-1CP-VNXFSM)


This Specialist-level course is targeted for storage/cloud infrastructure administrators requiring in-depth knowledge and practical lab work with EMC
VNX File-only storage systems. It provides participants with detailed discussions on configuring VNX file-level access for Microsoft Windows and
Linux user/application environments via NFS and CIFS. Initial storage system configuration, security and availability using Unisphere are also covered. NAS configurations, including networking, file system creation and export in Microsoft Windows, Unix, and VMware ESXi environments are explored. Lastly, the course will cover configuration and management of file-based local replications solution.

The course covers a wide range of topics in detail, and includes hands-on lab exercises that reinforce the concepts covered in lectures. It is strongly recommended that only participants with the necessary prerequisite skill set attend this course.


This course is intended for information technology professionals responsible for the configuration, deployment and management of file-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
TCP/IP networking
Ethernet switch configuration, including management of switch features like VLANs, Ethernet settings, including duplex, throughput, and port channeling.
Basic Microsoft Windows and UNIX administration skills (Managing users/groups, files and directories)
Basic VMware ESX/ESXi operations and management

A list of specific prerequisite courses can be found in EMC Education Services Learning Management System.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Implement Unisphere security
Provision and manage host access to storage
Configure and manage advanced storage features such as FAST VP and FAST Cache
Configure networking for VNX file-level access
Configure VNX file systems
Export VNX file systems for NFS and CIFS access
Create and manage Virtual Data Movers
Configure and manage VNX SnapSure.

Duration: 03 days
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Course Outline

The content of this course are designed to support the course objectives. The following focus areas are included in this course:

Unisphere Security and Basic Management
-Unisphere and CLI Interface
-Unisphere Security Features and Implementation
-Unisphere Authentication and Control Station Auditing
-Notification Methods and Event Monitoring

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

Advanced Storage Concepts
-FAST VP and FAST Cache

Data Mover Networking
-Data Mover Network Devices
-Implementing DNS and Time Services
-Networking high availability features

Virtual Data Movers
-Virtual Data Mover Overview
-Create and Manage Virtual Data Movers

Configuring and Exporting File Systems
-File System Components and Features
-File System Creation and Administration
-Exporting File Systems to UNIX and ESXi

Configuring CIFS
-Create and Join a CIFS Server to a Windows Domain
-File System Access Via CIFS
-CIFS Operational Considerations

Networking Features
-Networking Features Overview
-Networking Features Configuration
-Complex Examples and Considerations

VNX SnapSure
-VNX SnapSure Theory and Operations
-Configuring and Planning SnapSure
-Managing Checkpoints

Data Mover Failover
-Configuring Data Mover Failover
-Testing Data mover Failover and Failback

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