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MR-1CP-VNXVMW - VNX Unified Storage Integration with VMware vSphere

Course Details

In this course, you will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience integrating VNX unified storage systems with VMware vSphere ESX servers.

You will focus on the integration of the unified VNX storage system and VMware vSphere virtualization platform. You will cover the configuration of data connectivity options, array and VMware management options, virtual machine storage provisioning, high availability components, management extension options, business continuance operations, and disaster recovery operations.

Course Prerequisites

  • Knowledge and skills associated with:
    • VMware vSphere virtualization concepts
    • Specialist level knowledge of the unified VNX storage system
      • Storage Pool and LUN creation
      • LUN to host assignments
      • LUN expansion and migration
      • File system creation and NFS exports
      • Fibre Channel, iSCSI, FCoE, and NFS protocols
      • VNX FAST and FAST Cache concepts
      • PowerPath/VE and VSI management plug-in
    • VNX VMware Snapshots and Clone creation and management

       

Course Agenda

1. VNX Array Integration with VMware vSphere Environment

  • Cloud Computing
  • VNX Array Review
  • VMware VAAI Primitives
  • VMware Aware Storage APIs (VASA)

2. VNX Fibre Channel Storage Integration with VMware

  • Storage Design Considerations
  • ESXi Fibre Channel Connectivity
  • Virtual Machine Fibre Channel Connectivity
  • Fibre Channel Multipath Options for VMware
  • ESXi Management Environment Extension

3. VNX and ESXi Networking Design Options

  • VNX Environment Network High Availability Options
  • ESXi Networking High Availability Options
  • VLAN Designs for IP Connectivity

4. VNX Systems iSCSI Storage Integration with VMware

  • VMware iSCSI Solution Architecture
  • 5. VNX Systems NFS Storage Integration with VMware
  • VMware NFS Solution Architecture
  • VNX Storage Configuration for File
  • VMware Integration with NFS Storage

6. VNX Systems Advanced Feature Integration with VMware

  • VNX Storage Extension and Compression
  • vSphere Storage Management
  • vSphere Availability

7. Array Protection Technology Integration with VMware

  • ESXi Native Snaps and Clones
  • SnapView
  • Snapsure
  • RecoverPoint/SE CDP
  • VNX Local Replication in ESXi Environments
  • Best Practices and Considerations for Local Protection of Virtual Machines

8. VNX Systems Integrated with VMware Backup and Recovery

  • VNX Native Backup and Recovery Utilities
  • vSphere Native Backup and Recovery Utilities
  • EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions for VMware

9. Migration and Disaster Recovery and VNX Arrays and VMware

  • ESXi Migration Tools and VNX Replication Software
  • MirrorView
  • Replicator
  • RecoverPoint/SE CRR
  • Best Practices and Considerations for Remote Replication of Virtual Machines