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Dell EqualLogic PS Series Combo

Course Details
Code: 973-3131
Tuition (USD): $4,050.00 • Classroom (5 days)

The Dell EqualLogic PS Series Combo Training course combines the Dell EqualLogic PS Series Advanced Management & Data Protection Tools course with the Integrating vSphere with Dell EqualLogic PS Series Storage course into five days of training.

Who Can Benefit

  • Storage Administrators
  • IT Professionals
  • Technical Support



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

Course Details

Dell EqualLogic PS Series Advanced Management & Data Protection Tools Training (First 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 PS Series Storage Array. This includes all Data Protection features of Auto Snapshot Manager, synchronous and asynchronous replication, pool usage, firmware updates, clone usage and templates. 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 monitoring the array group with the Dell EqualLogic SAN Headquarters performance and monitoring tool and perform labs on all of the above topics. Hands-on exercises are designed to provide realistic and practical experience with the storage array in a nonproduction environment.

During the first 3 days you will learn how to:

  • 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

Integrating vSphere with Dell EqualLogic PS Series Storage (4th and 5th days)

The final 2 days help you understand how to effectively use PS Series Storage in VMware environments and implement VMware integration tools including Virtual Storage Manager for VMware (VSM/VE) in order to build an efficient and fully optimized storage environment. Discussions on design considerations when deploying PS Series Storage in a vSphere environment are supplemented with hands-on exercises in order to provide practical knowledge and real-world experience prior to deploying in a live environment resulting in less downtime.

During the final two days you will learn:

  • The key components of the vSphere environment that interact with the EqualLogic SAN environment
  • The setup requirements for using iSCSI volumes on ESX servers
  • How to create and present PS Series volumes to Guest VMs
  • How to install the Multipath Extension Module (MEM)
  • How to use the PS Series data protection features in a VMware environment
  • How the Dell EqualLogic Host Integration Tools for VMware are used
  • How Dell EqualLogic Virtual Storage Manager for VMware is used to: Protect and recover VMs, Manage Datastores, Deploy VDI desktops, Configure VASA, vSphere API for Array Integration (VAAI)
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