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VNX Block Storage Management

Course Details

In this course, you will learn how to integrate VNX block access for open systems hosts (Linux, Microsoft Windows, and VMware ESXi) through FC, iSCSI, and FCoE connectivity options. Initial storage system configuration, security, and availability using Unisphere are also covered. You will also learn about the configuration and management of VNX block local replications solutions.

Course Prerequisites

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

  • VNX system architecture
  • EMC PowerPath operations
  • SAN configurations, including basic utilization of the software tools used to manage the Fibre Channel, FCoE, and Ethernet switch environments
  • 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 Using LDAP
  • Notification Methods and Event Monitoring

2. Storage System Provisioning and Management

  • SP Networking and Cache
  • Managing VNX Storage Objects

3. Host Integration and Access to Block Storage

  • Access Logix
  • Network Topologies and Requirements
  • PowerPath and Other Host Utilities

4. Host Installation and Integration for Block

  • Implementing FC and iSCSI connectivity for Windows, Linux, and ESXi Hosts

5. Advanced Storage Concepts

  • LUN Migration and Expansion
  • FAST VP and FAST Cache

6. VNX Block Local Replication Solutions

  • Replication Terminology and Operations
  • Configuring and Managing SnapView Snapshot, SnapView Clone, and VNX Snapshot