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VNX File Storage Management

Course Details

In this course, you will learn how to configure VNX file-level access for Microsoft Windows and Linux user/application environments via NFS and CIFS. Initial storage system configuration, security, and availability using Unisphere are also covered. NAS configurations, including networking, file system creation and export in Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and VMware ESXi environments are explored. You will also learn how to configure and manage file-based local replications solutions.

The course covers a wide range of topics in detail, and includes hands-on lab exercises that reinforce the concepts covered in lectures. It is strongly recommended that only participants with the necessary prerequisite skill set attend this course.

Course Prerequisites

To understand the content and successfully complete this course, you should have knowledge and skills associated with the following:

  • VNX system architecture
  • TCP/IP networking
  • Ethernet switch configuration, including management of switch features like VLANs, Ethernet settings, including duplex, throughput, and port channeling
  • Basic Microsoft Windows and UNIX administration skills (managing users/groups, files, and directories)
  • Basic VMware ESX/ESXi operations and management

Course Agenda

1. Unisphere Security and Basic Management

  • Unisphere and CLI Interface
  • Unisphere Security Features and Implementation
  • Unisphere Authentication and Control Station Auditing
  • Notification Methods and Event Monitoring

2. Storage System Provisioning

  • SP Networking and Cache
  • Managing VNX Storage Objects

3. Advanced Storage Concepts

  • FAST VP and FAST Cache

4. Data Mover Networking

  • Data Mover Network Devices
  • Implementing DNS and Time Services
  • Networking high availability features

5. Virtual Data Movers

  • Virtual Data Mover Overview
  • Create and Manage Virtual Data Movers

6. Configuring and Exporting File Systems

  • File System Components and Features
  • File System Creation and Administration
  • Exporting File Systems to UNIX and ESXi

7. Configuring CIFS

  • Create and Join a CIFS Server to a Windows Domain
  • File System Access Via CIFS
  • CIFS Operational Considerations
  • Usermapper

8. Networking Features

  • Networking Features Overview
  • Networking Features Configuration
  • Complex Examples and Considerations

9. VNX SnapSure

  • VNX SnapSure Theory and Operations
  • Configuring and Planning SnapSure
  • Managing Checkpoints

10. Data Mover Failover

  • Configuring Data Mover Failover
  • Testing Data mover Failover and Failback