Course Name: EMC VNX Unified Storage

Course Code: Days: 5 Days

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Audience: This is course is for any person who presently or plans to manage VNX environment.


  1. Basic understanding of Networking Concepts / Operating System / System Administration
  2. Should have Know How knowledge of Storage Architecture / Topologies

Course Objective

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Configuring Unisphere security and notifications
  • Provision and manage VNX block-level storage
  • Configure and manage VNX storage features such as LUN migration and expansion, FAST VP, FAST Cache, and deduplication
  • Configure and manage VNX Block local replication solutions–SnapView, VNX Snapshots, SnapSure
  • Configure VNX File storage services for Linux/Unix/ESXi environments via NFS, and Windows environments via CIFS
  • Manage and monitor file systems, Virtual Data Movers

Course Outline

The content of this course are designed to support the course objectives.

Unisphere Security and Basic Management

  • Unisphere GUI (CLI Interface is not included)
  • Unisphere Security Features
  • Notifications and Event Monitoring
  • Unisphere Storage Domains

Storage System Configuration

  • SP Networking and Cache Settings

Host Integration to Block Storage

    Storage Networking Topologies and Requirements
  • Storage Networking with Fibre Channel and iSCSI
  • Host Registration and Storage Architecture
  • Configure Storage

Managing Block Host Connectivity

  • Data Path Management
  • Managing Block Host Connectivity
  • VNX and VMware API Integration

Advanced Storage Features

  • LUN Migration and LUN Expansion
  • FAST VP and FAST Cache
  • Block Space Efficiency Features
  • Data-At-Rest Encryption (D@RE)

Local Replication for Block

  • SnapView Snapshots and SnapView Clones
  • Managing VNX Snapshots

VNX File Configuration

  • Introduction to VNX File
  • Basic IP Networking Configuration for VNX File
  • Virtual Data Movers
  • Configuration of VNX File Systems
  • NFS and CIFS

VNX File Content and Space Efficiency Features

  • File System Quotas
  • File Level Retention and File Deduplication
  • Thin LUN File System

Networking Features

  • Networking Features Overview and Configuration
  • Complex Examples and Considerations

VNX SnapSure

  • Writable Checkpoints
  • Configuring SnapSure
  • Planning SnapSure and Managing Checkpoints

Data Mover Failover

  • Data Mover Failover Operations
  • Testing Data Mover Failover and Failback

Notes: Certification is not included in this training, participants need to prepare and appear for certification exam at authorised testing centre of EMC such as PROMETRIC or VUE.