Virtualization Solutions (TSI2048)

Course Description
This 5 day course provides details on how the deployment of Hitachi Data Systems virtualization software solutions will help maximize efficiencies within the customer?s storage infrastructure. In addition, this course presents performance issues related to internal and external storage as well as issues related to migration between thick and thin volumes.
The course includes numerous hands-on lab activities designed to build key skills necessary to configure and set up software products and resolve performance issues.
 
Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the Hitachi Data Systems virtualization solutions and tools
  • Describe how Hitachi Virtual Partition Manager helps in optimizing performance for different workloads
  • Describe how Hitachi Resource Partition Manager helps in implementing multitenancy on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP)
  • List the features of Hitachi Dynamic Tiering (HDT)
  • Describe how Dynamic Tiering addresses challenges associated with implementing tiered storage solutions
  • Describe the Dynamic Tiering requirements and specifications
  • Perform Dynamic Tiering operations with Hitachi Command Suite (HCS)
  • Describe the options for monitoring performance for Dynamic Tiering pools
  • List the recommended practices for Dynamic Tiering pools
  • Describe how operations with Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager help resolve issues related to migration between RAID groups (performance and new capacity)
  • Describe how operations with Tiered Storage Manager help resolve issues related to data migration between external and internal volumes
  • Explain how operations with Tiered Storage Manager help resolve issues related to data migration between thick and thin volumes
  • Perform data migrations between RAID groups, external, internal, normal and Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning (HDP) volumes
  • Perform Tiered Storage Manager maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Setup command line interface (CLI) for Tiered Storage Manager
 
Course Outline
Content Modules
  • Overview of Storage Provisioning
  • Virtualization
  • Hitachi Dynamic Tiering Overview
  • Understanding Tier Properties
  • Hitachi Dynamic Tiering Operations and Guidelines
  • Hitachi Virtual Partition Manager Overview
  • Hitachi Virtual Partition Manager Operations
  • Hitachi Virtual Partition Manager and External Storage
  • Hitachi Resource Partition Manager
  • Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager Overview
  • Configuring Tiers and Data Migrations
  • Performing Migrations to Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning Volumes
  • Setting Up Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Performing Legacy Operations
  • Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager Case Study
Learning Activities ? Labs
  • Environment Preparation
  • Creating Hitachi Dynamic Tiering Pools
  • Monitoring Hitachi Dynamic Tiering
  • Hitachi Virtual Partition Manager Operations
  • Hitachi Virtual Partition Manager and External Storage
  • Hitachi Resource Partition Manager Operations
  • Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager Operations
  • Performing Migrations to Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager
  • Setting Up Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Lab Solutions Appendix: Solutions 1 through 9
 
Prerequisite Courses
  • THI2264 ? Hitachi Data Systems Storage Foundations
  • TSI1990 ? Operation and Management of Hitachi Enterprise Storage
 
Required Knowledge and Skills
  • General knowledge of terms and concepts associated with the Open Systems, UNIX and/or Microsoft® Windows® operating environments
 
Supplemental Courses
  • None