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EMC Storage Essentials

Course Summary

This essentials course will teach you basic storage knowledge. After completing this course, students will be able to navigate the broad portfolio of EMC Midrange Products and Software Suites, better communicate and understand common storage terminology,

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Common Storage Environments
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Hosts
        ◦ Switches
        ◦ Storage Arrays
    ● Introduction to the VNX Series
        ◦ History of the VNX Series
        ◦ Software Suites
    ● VNX Physical Architecture
        ◦ Architecture
        ◦ Block Side
        ◦ File Side
    ● Common VNX Terminology
        ◦ Intelligent Storage System
        ◦ Terminology
        ◦ Applying the Terminology
    ● VNX Software
        ◦ Software Categories
        ◦ Layered Applications
        ◦ RAID Capabilities
        ◦ Storage Tiering
        ◦ Managing Unisphere
    ● Storage Networks and Common Data Center Protocols
        ◦ Fibre Channel and iSCSI Concepts
        ◦ Network Attached Storage
    ● Block Protocols
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Fibre Channel Basics
        ◦ iSCSI Basics
        ◦ FCoE Basics
        ◦ Block Protocols in Unisphere
    ● File Protocols
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Network Attached Storage (NAS)
        ◦ Common Internet File System (CIFS)
        ◦ Network File System (NFS)
        ◦ File Protocol Settings
    ● Measuring Performance
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is Bandwidth?
        ◦ What is Throughput?
        ◦ What is Response Time?
        ◦ Unisphere Analyzer
    ● Measuring Availability
        ◦ Availability
        ◦ The Usual Suspects of Local Replication
        ◦ The Sizzle in Remote Replication
    ● Workload Profiles and Application Mapping
        ◦ Know Your Workloads
        ◦ Types of Common Workloads
        ◦ High Locality of Reference
        ◦ Retrieving NAR files
    ● The Importance of Cache and Flash Drives
        ◦ Cache
        ◦ Flash Drives
        ◦ Cache Capabilities
    ● Next Steps
        ◦ Get Certified!
        ◦ Next Generation VNX


Course Fee:
USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

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