This self-paced online training course jump starts the Storage Administrator on managing the PowerVault MD Storage environment. The online course includes a combination of Basic Storage Principles, Hardware Knowledge, Administration, Management, and Advanced Administration coursework. The course concentrates on utilizing PowerVault Modular Disk Storage Manager to educate PowerVault MD Administrators on how to perform key administrative tasks for a MD Storage environment and effectively manage all tools associated with PowerVault MD operations.
Self-paced online course is 3-4 hours in duration
1 year of access (per student) to course
You will learn:
The Dell PwerVault MD Storage Architecture
Detailed functions of MD hardware components
Hardware Components for the MD1200
Hardware Components for the MD 3200
Hardware Components for the MD 3600
Detailed configuration of SAS
Detailed Configuration of iSCSI
Detailed Configuration of Fibre Channel
MD Storage Manager core software benefits
MD Storage Manager applications functions and usage
Creating/Modifying Disk Groups
Creating/Modifying Virtual Disks
Mapping Virtual Disks to Servers
Manage Disk and Disk Groups
Manage Virtual Disks
User Group setup
User Management and Security
Disk Drive Sparing and Replacing a failed drive
Configure SNMP and SMTP
Who Can Benefit
Basic knowledge of SCSI and RAID terminology and function
Module 1: Storage Area Networks
What is a SAN?
Differences between Direct Attach, NAS and SAN
What are Initiators and Targets
Define SAS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel Protocols
Module 2: PowerVault MD Hardware
MD12x0, MD32x0 and MD36x0
Module 3: Modular Disk Storage Management
Describe the MD Storage management software
Initialization of the Storage Array
Configure SNMP and SMTP
Create Disk Group
Create Virtual Disk
Create Server to Virtual Disk Mapping
Module 4: Advanced Features
Creating a Snapshot Virtual Disk
Creating a Virtual Disk Copy
Copying a Virtual Disk
Additional Replication Features
Module 5: VMware and MD Storage
Configure an ESX Host to communicate with the MD Storage Environment
How to configure the MD Storage environment for VMware
Configuring a VMFS Volume on the MD Storage System
Understand the MD Storage Array VMware vSphere Storage Plug-in
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
Does ExitCertified deliver group training?
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
The platform is very intuitive and easy to navigate. Great tool for learning
Topics, material and specially instructor (Graham Godfrey) was beyond my expectations.
the course is good, covers many aspects, wish the lab is a little bit more in depth
They were very good. They made sure everyone was able to get into the training and got all of the material needed for class.
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