Isilon Administration and Management (MR-1CP-ISIAM)

The course prepares students toperform Isilon cluster administration. Topics include the configuration of basic and advanced SmartConnect, SMB and NFS client access; HTTP configurations; data protection/replication in single and multi-cluster implementations, archive deployment, snapshots and replication, SNMP integration, data protection and caching, analytics and monitoring, auditing and the job engine. This training consists of 8 modules. The total time required to complete this course is approximately 5 days.
This course is intended for customers.
Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills
To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have a suitable knowledgebase/skill set. The student must have an understanding of:
  • Networking fundamentals such as TCP/IP, DNS and routing
  • An introduction to storage such as NAS/SAN differences and basic storage principles and features
  • Installation process of an Isilon cluster.
Students should have completed the following EMC courses:
  • Isilon Fundamentals (e-learning)
Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the overall Isilon cluster architecture
  • Explain the cluster layout and different types of access
  • Navigate the details of file access
  • Configure cluster features
  • Utilize the tools to perform cluster monitoring
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Course Outline
The content of this course is designed to support the course objectives. The following focus areas are included in this course:
Introduction to Isilon clusters
  • Isilon cluster architecture
  • Hardware nodes and disk types
  • One FS operating system
  • Management access
  • Auditing
Data protection and layout
  • Protection and overhead
  • Sub pools, data layout, and actual protection
  • Caching
  • External interface connections
  • DNS and multi-tenancy
  • Connectivity to cluster and SmartConnect
Access management
  • Access control
  • Directory service integration
  • Hadoop and HDFS
  • Object storage in OneFS
User authentication and file access
  • Identity management
  • Access utilizing multiple protocols
  • SMB and NFS shares
Storage administration
  • SmartPools and file pools
  • SmartQuotas
  • SnapShotIQ
  • SyncIQ
  • Deduplication
Job Engine
  • Job engine architecture
  • Built-in jobs
  • Jobs and job management
  • Installing InsightIQ
  • Using InsightIQ and FSA
  • ESRS