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Isilon Administration and Management

Course Details

This course provides you with a foundation in Isilon storage cluster administration. Highlighted topics include network configuration, physical and logical layout, access and authentication, integration with various applications, as well as system monitoring and troubleshooting.

Course Prerequisites

  • An understanding of Isilon scale-out storage platform
  • A working knowledge of the Isilon cluster core feature set (SmartConnect, SMB, NFS, iSCSI, security, SmartQuotas, InsightIQ, SnapShotIQ, SyncIQ, and SmartPools)
  • Familiarity with an Isilon Cluster installation process

Course Agenda

1. Isilon cluster

  • Isilon cluster architecture
  • Interfaces to the cluster
  • Data protection
  • Networking the cluster
  • File access control

2. Cluster layout and access

  • Data layout and protection
  • Caching
  • Data integrity, metadata, and disk pools
  • Network configuration
  • Environmental integration
  • Management access

3. File access

  • Access
  • Permissions and access zones
  • Identity management overview
  • Combined permissions
  • Advanced cross platform permissions
  • Alternative platform access

4. Storage management

  • Cluster arrangement
  • File pools
  • SmartQuotas
  • SnapShotIQ
  • SyncIQ
  • NDMP
  • SmartLock

5. Application integration

  • Isilon VMware support
  • VAAI and VASA
  • Database and anti-virus

6. Monitoring

  • Installing InsightIQ
  • Using InsightIQ
  • SNMP monitoring
  • SupportIQ

7. Troubleshooting

  • File access
  • Cluster setup
  • Performance