Managing Storage Performance with Hitachi Tuning Manager (TSI0945)

Course Description
This 3 day instructor-led course provides an overview of the Hitachi Tuning Manager architecture and components. The course provides details on how Tuning Manager can be used to monitor, analyze, diagnose and forecast system performance. This course includes a series of hands-on lab activities designed to familiarize the learner with the use of reports and alarms to proactively manage storage systems. The lab activities also include use of problem reporting, resolution, avoidance and storage management forecasting.
Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course , the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the Hitachi Tuning Manager position within the Hitachi Command
Suite products
  • Describe Tuning Manager components and architecture
  • Navigate the Tuning Manager graphical user interface (GUI) using the features
of the Main Console (MC) and Performance Reporter
  • Access and use reference materials to identify key performance metrics and
describe why they are important
  • Create agent-level alarms and perform agent management
  • Edit existing Performance Reporter system reports and create new
customized reports
  • Outline Main Console and Performance Reporter features for a
virtual environment
  • Trace performance problems using the troubleshooting methodology
  • Access the ?Analytics? tab of the Hitachi Command Suite GUI and use the
Correlation Wizard to retrieve key metrics from Tuning Manager for use in
  • troubleshooting
  • Use the Correlation Wizard to identify performance problems
  • Use the administration GUI to:
    • Manage users and permissions
    • Set data polling and data retention periods
    • Refresh Hitachi Device Manager array configuration
    • Configure system alerts
  • Use Tuning Manager to create performance status reports
Course Outline
Content Modules
  • Overview
  • Performance Analysis
  • Basic Graphical User Interface Navigation and Administration
  • Agent-Level Alarm Management
  • Reports
  • Bookmarks
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Appendix A ? Performance Monitoring Rules of Thumb
  • Appendix B ? Supported Metrics
Learning Activities ? Labs
  • Basic Navigation
  • Baseline Metrics
  • Alarms
  • Reports/Bookmarks
  • Problem Determination
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Prerequisite Courses
  • TSI2038 ? Hitachi Command Suite v7.x Installation and Configuration
  • TSI1990 ? Operation and Management of Hitachi Enterprise Storage
Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with Hitachi storage fundamentals and storage systems
  • Hitachi Tuning Manager v7.x installed and configured in customer environment
Supplemental Courses
  • None