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Symmetrix VMAX Configuration Management

Learn to configure a Symmetrix and prepare it for host access.

GK# 4407

Course Overview


In this course, you will gain the skills needed to configure a Symmetrix and prepare it for host access. You will focus on the use of the Symmetrix command line interface (SYMCLI) on the Symmetrix V-Max Series Array. You will also cover managing configuration changes with the Unisphere for VMAX GUI. You will cover different types of devices and their functions as well as creation, mapping, and masking of devices to traditional and VMWare ESXi servers. You will explore and other topics, including Autoprovisioning, Virtual Provisioning, Virtual LUN migration for regular and thin devices, Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) for disk groups, and Virtual Pools and Federated Tiered Storage. Lab exercises will cover operational details of all topics.


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What You'll Learn

  • Symmetrix configuration
  • Create and map Symmetrix devices
  • Connect hosts to Symmetrix storage
  • Map and mask devices using autoprovisioning
  • Migrate devices non-disruptively using Virtual LUN migration
  • Virtual provisioning concepts
  • Manage virtual provisioning with Solutions Enabler
  • Monitor thin pools
  • Describe federated tiered storage
  • Describe FAST and FAST VP concepts
  • Manage FAST and FAST VP using SYMCLI
  • Describe Symmetrix configuration with Unisphere for VMAX
  • Manage Symmetrix storage in a virtual environment


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Symmetrix Configuration

2. Device Creation and Mapping

3. Host Connectivity Considerations

4. Symmetrix and Device Attributes

5. Auto-Provisioning Groups

6. Virtual Provisioning Concepts and Planning

7. Virtual Provisioning with Solution Enabler

8. Monitoring Thin Pools

9. Virtual LUN Migration

10. Federated Tiered Storage

11. FAST and FAST VP Concepts

12. Managing FAST and FAST VP Using SYMCLI

13. Symmetrix Configuration with Unisphere for VMAX

14. Symmetrix Storage in a Virtual Environment


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Create and Delete Devices

Lab 2: Create Different Devices and Map Them with Configuration Manager

Lab 3: RDF Groups and Pairs

Lab 4: Mapping and Masking

Lab 5: Create Thing and Data Devices and Pools

Lab 6: Map and Mask Thin Devices

Lab 7: Miscellaneous Virtual Provisioning Operations

Lab 8: Monitor Thin Pool Usage

Lab 9: Virtual LUN Migration DP and VP

Lab 10: Federated Tiered Storage

Lab 11: Manage FASTVP using SYMCLI

Lab 12: Manage FAST and FAST VP with SMC

Lab 13: Symmetrix Configuration with Unisphere for VMAX

Lab 14: Symmextrix Configuration with SMC

Lab 15: ESXi Server Storage Provisioning

Who Should Attend

  • Configure Symmetrix devices
  • Use Symmetrix Enginuity features to manage storage
  • Use Enginuity features to manage non-Symmetrix storage from EMC and other vendors
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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