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GST11G - IBM Cloud Object Storage - Implementation and Administration

IBM Cloud Object Storage - Implementation and Administration

Course Details
Code: GST11G
Tuition (USD): $1,745.00 • Classroom (2 days)
$1,745.00 • Virtual (2 days)
Course Details
GSA (USD): $1,365.99 • Classroom (2 days)
$1,365.99 • Virtual (2 days)
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Self-Paced
IBM Cloud Object Storage - Implementation and Administration (GST11DG-SPVC)

This course will provide a technical introduction to deployment and operation of the on-premise IBM Cloud Object Storage product. Topics covered include an overview of the product, installation, operations, troubleshooting, and integration with other IBM products including Spectrum Protect.

Skills Gained

- Understand the benefits of IBM Cloud Object Storage     
- Plan the architecture and configuration of IBM Cloud Object Storage
- Install IBM Cloud Object Storage and perform initial configuration of an on-premise object storage vault
- Perform IBM Cloud Object Storage daily administrative tasks
- Monitor and troubleshoot an IBM Cloud Object Storage on-premise system
- Use IBM Cloud Object Storage as a Spectrum Protect container storage pool

 

Who Can Benefit

The audience for this course is the administrator required to deploy, maintain, and support IBM Cloud Object Storage as an on-premise or hybrid cloud solution. Integration with Spectrum Protect assumes prior knowledge of that product.  

Enrollment in this course is not restricted. Typical students may include:
- Customers
- Technical IBM personnel
- Business Partner technical personnel
- IT consultants and architects

Prerequisites

The course assumes basic knowledge of TCP/IP, networking, operating systems, computer security, and storage.

No prior knowledge of Object Storage or IBM Cloud Object Storage is required.

For Spectrum Protect integration, take course
 
-   IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.4 Implementation and Administration (TS615G) or digital (TS615DG)

 

Course Details

Course Outline

o Day 1

Course Administration and Introduction  
Unit 1: Introduction  

No Exercises

Unit 2: Planning and Architecture  

Exercise 1: Logging on to the console system
Exercise 2: Testing IP connectivity in the lab environment

Unit 3: Installation and Initial Configuration

Exercise 1: Configuring the Manager
Exercise 2: Configuring the Accesser
Exercise 4: Accessing the system web user interface and accessing help
Exercise 5: Performing the initial configuration of the system
Exercise 6: Approving new devices
Exercise 7: Creating a Storage Pool
Exercise 8: Creating a Vault
Exercise 9: Creating an Access Pool
Exercise 10: Creating a User
Exercise 11: Granting access to a Vault
Exercise 12: Testing writing to a Vault
Exercise 13: Testing reading to a Vault


o Day 2

Unit 4: Administration and Maintenance

Exercise 1: Backing up the Manager
Exercise 2: Restoring the Manager
Exercise 3: Upgrading the Manager  
Exercise 4: Upgrading Accessers and Slicestors
Exercise 5: Changing the Web User Interface and timezone preferences
Exercise 6: Updating error and warning thresholds on individual Slicestors
Exercise 7: Validating the upgrade


Unit 5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Exercise 1: Simulating the loss of a disk drive
Exercise 2: Generating data
Exercise 3: Reviewing the device summary and monitoring open incidents  
Exercise 4: Searching the event console
Exercise 5: Exploring Manager graphs
Exercise 6: Resuming a disk drive
Exercise 7: Monitoring the rebuilder process
Exercise 8: Reviewing the Vault Summary and other Reports

Unit 6: Spectrum Protect Integration

Exercise 1: Configuring a Vault and Vault Template
Exercise 2: Setting the Vault Template as the default for your system
Exercise 3: Configuring the Spectrum Protect User
Exercise 4: Configuring the Spectrum Protect Storage Pool
Exercise 5: Configuring the default storage pool for the standard management class
Exercise 6: Testing Spectrum Protect with Object Storage
Exercise 7: Reviewing storage used, compression and reduplication rates