VMAX ALL Flash and VMAX3 Configuration Management (MR-1CP-VMAXCM)

This Specialist level course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of configuration tasks on the VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 Family of arrays. Key features and functions of the VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 arrays are covered in detail. Topics include storage provisioning concepts, virtual provisioning, automated tiering (FAST), device and port management, service level based storage provisioning and eNAS. Participants will use Unisphere for VMAX and Solutions Enabler (SYMCLI) to manage configuration changes. The lab exercises will be performed on Open Systems hosts (traditional and virtualized) attached to VMAX3 arrays.
This course is intended for Dell EMC personnel, customers, and partners who will be managing VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 arrays.
Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills
  • Windows and/or Unix operating systems; ability to utilize host based GUI and/or command line interfaces to perform hands-on labs
  • VMAX3 Fundamentals
  • VMAX All Flash Fundamentals
  • VMAX3 Configuration Management
  • VMware vSphere
Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Provide an overview of configuration and storage provisioning
  • Describe virtual provisioning concepts and automated tiering
  • Create thin devices
  • Manage ports and port characteristics
  • Perform service level objective based provisioning to hosts
  • Set/change Host I/O Limits, Service Level (SL) and Workload Type
  • Monitor Storage Resource Pools and Compliance
  • Use Unisphere for VMAX for Workload Planning
  • Provide an overview of the eNAS solution
  • Manage eNAS
  • Provide an overview of storage management in a virtualized environment
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Course Outline
The content of this course is designed to support the course objectives.
Module – Configuration Management Overview
  • Lesson – Overview
  • Lesson – Storage Provisioning Overview
  • Lab – Explore VMAX3 Environment with Unisphere for VMAX and SYMCLI
Module – Virtual Provisioning and FAST Concepts
  • Lesson – Virtual Provisioning and FAST Overview
  • Lesson – FAST Algorithms and Parameters
Module – Device and Port Management
  • Lesson – Device Management
  • Lesson – Port Management
  • Lesson – iSCSI Management
  • Lab – Port Management with Unisphere and SYMCLI
Module – Storage Allocation using Auto-provisioning Groups
  • Lesson – Auto-provisioning Groups Overview
  • Lesson – Host Considerations – Storage Allocation
  • Lesson – Service Level Based Provisioning with Unisphere
  • Lab - Service Level Based Provisioning with Unisphere
  • Lesson – Service Level Based Provisioning with SYMCLI
  • Lab – Service Level Based Provisioning with SYMCLI
  • Lab – Cascaded Storage Groups – Moving devices Non-disruptively and Changing SL
  • Lab – Managing Host I/O Limits
Module – Monitoring and Workload Planning with Unisphere for VMAX
  • Lesson – Monitor SRP
  • Lesson – Monitor Compliance
  • Lesson – Workload Planning
  • Lab – Monitoring SRP and Compliance with Unisphere
  • Lab – Workload Planning with Unisphere
Module – eNAS Overview
Module – eNAS Management
  • Lesson – Unisphere for VMAX File Dashboard
  • Lab – Allocate Storage to eNAS with Unisphere for VMAX File Dashboard
  • Lesson – Managing File Systems/Shares
  • Lab – Create FS/Share on VMAX3 Storage with Unisphere for VNX
Module – Management in a Virtualized Environment
  • Lesson – Virtual Server Management – Unisphere for VMAX
  • Lesson – EMC VSI for VMware vSphere Web Client
In addition to lecture and demonstrations, this course includes labs designed to allow practical experience for the participant.