EMC Storage Administration Syllabus

SNIA

Module 1

  • Introduction to FC SAN / FC Basics
  • What is Fiber Channel?
  • What is SAN?
  • SAN comparison with Network-attached and direct-attached storage solution.
  • Fibre Channel layer.
  • Connectors & HBA.
  • Fibre Channel Addressing.
  • WWN World Wide Name

Module 2

  • FC Arbitrated Loop
  • SAN topologies.
  • What is FCAL?
  • FCAL Characteristics.
  • FC-SW Switched fabric topology.
  • FC-AL Switches / FC-SW Switches
  • Zoning
  • Single Initiator Zoning
  • Port & WWN Zoning.
  • VSAN.
  • Distance Extension Options.

Clariion Storage

Module 1

  • Overview of prerequisite modules
    CLARiiON CX-Series Architecture
  • CLARiiON Features
  • List the new CLARiiON storage system model numbers
  • Compare and contrast CX-series model architecture
  • List allowable RAID types for the CX-series
  • List available layered applications for the CX-series
  • Explain how the CLARiiON design guarantees data integrity
  • Explain the operation of CLARiiON read and write cache
  • Explain CLARiiON cache organization
  • Describe CLARiiON data availability features
  • Discuss the features that contribute to CLARiiON performance
  • Describe CLARiiON storage objects and their use

Module 2

  • Basic CLARiiON Management
  • Module Objectives
  • List the utilities used to manage CLARiiON storage systems
  • Describe the structure of the Navisphere Manager GUI
  • Describe the storage object management menu choices
  • Determine where CLARiiON faults have occurred
  • Create and manage storage objects with Navisphere Manager
  • Display properties of CLARiiON storage objects
  • Describe the syntax of Navisphere CLI
  • Create and manage storage objects with Navisphere CLI
  • Display properties of CLARiiON storage objects with Navisphere CLI

Module 3

  • Access Logix
  • Module Objectives
  • Explain Access Logix functionality
  • Explain why Access Logix is needed in a shared environment
  • Define the term ‘Storage Group’
  • List the object types associated with Storage Groups
  • Enable Access Logix on a CLARiiON storage system
  • Manage Storage Groups on a CLARiiON storage system

Module 4

  • PowerPath Module Objectives
  • Describe the features and functionality offered by PowerPath
  • Explain that PowerPath is host based software that performs path failover
  • Explain that PowerPath provides load balancing
  • Describe the failover process should an HBA, cable or SP fail
  • Explain the benefits that PowerPath provides to improve performance
  • Describe the CLARiiON configurations supported by PowerPath and Access Logix in different environments

Module 5

  • Windows Integration
  • Module Objectives
  • Compare and contrast Windows disk types
  • Explain the Windows partitioning procedure
  • Explain the Windows formatting procedure
  • Describe requirements for CLARiiON connectivity
  • Describe CLARiiON best practices for Windows
  • Configure a Windows environment for CLARiiON attach

Module 6

  • Solaris Integration
  • Module Objectives
  • Explain the Solaris device addressing scheme
  • Explain the Solaris partitioning procedure
  • Explain the Solaris formatting procedure
  • Describe requirements for Solaris integration
  • Describe CLARiiON best practices for Solaris
  • Configure a Solaris environment for CLARiiON attach

Module 7

  • Advanced LUN Management
  • Module Objectives
  • List the procedures for managing metaLUNs
  • List the procedures for migrating LUNs

Module 8

  • Event Monitor
  • Module Objectives
  • Explain the operation of Event Monitor
  • List the benefits of Event Monitor
  • Configure Event Monitor in an enterprise environment

Module 9

  • Navisphere Analyzer
  • Module Objectives
  • Configure Navisphere Analyzer views
  • Obtain performance data from a storage system
  • Analyze performance data
  • Recommend configuration changes to improve performance

Module 10

  • SnapView Snapshots
  • Module Objectives
  • Explain the operation of SnapView Snapshots
  • Explain the operation of the Reserved LUN Pool
  • Explain SnapView Snapshot consistency operations
  • Calculate the required size of the Reserved LUN Pool
  • Configure the Reserved LUN Pool
  • Configure and manage Snapshots and Sessions

Module 11

  • SnapView Clones
  • Module Objectives
  • Explain how SnapView makes Clones of LUNs
  • Explain the operation of the Clone Private LUN
  • Discuss where Clones might be used in an environment
  • Compare and contrast Clones and Snapshots
  • Explain consistent Clone operations

Module 12

  • SAN Copy
  • Module Objectives
  • Describe SAN Copy operation
  • Describe Incremental SAN Copy operation
  • Configure and manage SAN Copy
  • Configure and manage Incremental SAN Copy

Module 13

  • MirrorView
  • Module Objectives
  • Describe MirrorView/S and MirrorView/A connectivity options
  • Explain the operation of the MirrorView/S Fracture Log
  • Explain the operation of the MirrorView/S Write Intent Log
  • Explain how MirrorView/S and MirrorView/A make remote copies of LUNs
  • List the required steps in MirrorView/S and MirrorView/A administration
  • Describe how MirrorView/S, or MirrorView/A, and SnapView can be used together
  • Describe Consistency Group functionality