Nutanix Data Services Administration (NDSA)

This course teaches you the administrative skills needed to install, configure, manage, and upgrade three different Nutanix storage solution products:

  • Nutanix Files - As part of this module, you will set up and manage Nutanix Files, a software-defined, scale-out file storage solution that provides a repository for unstructured data, such as home directories and departmental shares.
  • Nutanix Volumes - You will learn how Nutanix Volumes provides file storage for your physical workloads, with the same simplicity as virtualized workloads, consolidating infrastructure into a single unified platform.
  • Nutanix Objects - Nutanix Objects allows you to build a simple, secure, and scale-out stack. We show you how easy it is to spin up the Nutanix Objects service in a few simple steps.


Note: All students attending an ILT class receive a complementary Nutanix Certified Professional (NCP) single-user single-attempt exam voucher.


Audience

  • Customers and systems operators that want to learn how to manage file, block, and object storage using Nutanix Files, Nutanix Volumes, and Nutanix Objects.
  • IT administrators and business leaders who manage Nutanix clusters in the datacenter and want a detailed deep dive into Nutanix storage administration.
  • Anyone pursuing Nutanix Certified Professional – Data Services (NCP-DS) certification.

 

Course Outline

1: Installing and Configuring Nutanix Files

  • Introduction to Nutanix Files
  • Architecting and Sizing Nutanix Files Environments
  • Installing Nutanix Files
  • The File Server Dashboard
  • Configuring Nutanix Files

 

2: Managing, Upgrading, and Monitoring Nutanix Files

  • Managing Nutanix Files
  • Using Files Analytics
  • Monitoring Performance and Usage
  • Upgrading Nutanix Files

 

3: Analyzing and Optimizing Nutanix Files

  • Understanding the Nutanix Files High Availability Process
  • Troubleshooting Nutanix Files Issues

 

4: Installing and Configuring Nutanix Volumes

  • Understanding When to Use Nutanix Volumes
  • Architecting and Sizing Nutanix Volumes Environments
  • Deploying Nutanix Volumes
  • Configuring Nutanix Volumes

 

5: Managing, Upgrading, and Monitoring Nutanix Volumes

  • Failover and Failback Processes
  • Understanding Storage Management and Using the Storage Dashboard
  • Modifying a Volume Group

 

6: Analyzing and Optimizing Nutanix Volumes

  • Firewall Settings
  • IQNs/Allowlists
  • iSCSI Timeout Sessions
  • Troubleshooting Capacity

 

7: Deploying and Configuring Nutanix Objects

  • Introduction to Nutanix Objects
  • Enabling Nutanix Objects
  • Architecting and Sizing Nutanix Objects
  • Deploying and Configuring Nutanix Objects
  • Configuring Bucket Policies

 

8: Managing, Upgrading, and Monitoring Nutanix Objects

  • Managing Directories and API Keys
  • Managing the Object Store
  • Managing a Bucket
  • Upgrading Nutanix Objects Using LCM
  • Monitoring Nutanix Objects
  • Replication with Nutanix Objects

 

9: Analyzing and Troubleshooting Nutanix Objects

  • Troubleshooting Issues with Cluster Deployment, Read/Write, Upgrades, Objects/MSP Cluster using CLI Commands
  • Log Collection for Nutanix Objects