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Dell EqualLogic PS Series Advanced Management & Data Protection Tools

Course Details
Code: 905-6109
Tuition (USD): $2,430.00 • Classroom (3 days)

This instructor led course provides the opportunity for students to perform and master the tasks required to operate and manage the advanced features that are included in the PS Series Storage Array. This includes the Data Protection features of Auto Snapshot Manager, synchronous and asynchronous replication, managing pools, firmware updates, using clones, thin clones and snapshots. Also included are discussions on how to protect Hyper-V and SharePoint environments. Students will install and configure the PS Series array using the Remote Setup Wizard as well as monitor the array group with the Dell EqualLogic SAN Headquarters performance and monitoring tool. Hands-on labs provide an opportunity to work with the storage array in a non-production environment.

Skills Gained

  • Configure MPIO with EqualLogic Host Integration Tools
  • Create snapshots and recover files or volumes from snapshots
  • Configure multi-member groups and storage pools
  • Update firmware
  • Install, configure and use SAN Headquarters
  • Configure and perform asynchronous replication between two groups
  • Configure and perform synchronous replication between two pools in a single group
  • Use Auto Snapshot Manager (ASM) to create and perform recovery of files and volumes from snapshots, clones and replicas with Smart Copies
  • Describe how ASM is used to protect and recover: ,MS SQL databases, MS Exchange mail groups and mailboxes, Hyper-V virtual machines, SharePoint environments

Who Can Benefit

  • Storage Administrators
  • IT Professionals
  • Technical Support

Prerequisites

Suggested:

  • Course: Introduction to Dell EqualLogic PS Series Arrays online course, or
  • Equivalent knowledge

Course Details

Module 1: iSCSI Basics, Array Setup and Optimization

  • iSCSI SAN ecosystem and its components
  • Requirements for optimizing iSCSI environments
  • Basic configuration and administration

Module 2: iSCSI Initiators and MPIO

  • Software and hardware initiators
  • MPIO Configuration
  • Volume management

Module 3: SAN Headquarters Monitor Tool

  • Describe, install, and configure the SAN Headquarters tool
  • Monitor your group using SAN Headquarters

Module 4: Snapshots, Clones, and Thin Clones

  • Creating, scheduling, and using snapshots
  • Cloning a volume – standard and thin clones and templates
  • Understand and Use Collections

Module 5: ASM/ME Basic and Advanced Operations

  • Functions and features of Snapshot Manager
  • ASM integration with VSS
  • ASM and Data Recovery operations

Module 6: Firmware Update Operations

  • Firmware upgrade requirements and process

Module 7: Asynchronous Replication

  • Understand how replicas work in a PS Series Array
  • Planning the space required for replication
  • Understand the Manual Transfer Utility

Module 8: Multi-Member Groups, Pools, and Load Balancing

  • Multi-member groups
  • Storage tiering and pools
  • Volume movement within a group, within a pool and between pools

Module 9: Synchronous Replication

  • Synchronous replication features and administration

Module 10: Protecting Microsoft SQL and Exchange with Auto Snapshot Manager

  • Describe configuration requirements for ASM and MSSQL
  • Describe local and remote recovery options for SQL databases
  • Requirements for Auto-Snapshot Manager and MS Exchange
  • Recovery options for MS Exchange mailboxes

Module 11: Using Auto Snapshot Manager to Protect Hyper-V VMs

  • Overview of Windows Hyper-V
  • Features of ASM for Hyper-V virtual machines

Module 12: Protecting SharePoint with ASM/ME

  • Using ASM with SharePoint