Symmetrix Integration with VMware vSphere

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Location: Bangalore, India | Dubai, UAE

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Course Details

In this instructor-led course, you will acquire hands-on experience integrating EMC Symmetrix V-MAX storage systems with VMware vSphere vCenter and ESXi 5.0 host. You will learn to provision, manage, migrate, replicate, and protect the VMware vSphere/Symmetrix V-MAX environment. You will also cover new integration technologies between VMware and EMC technologies, including storage pool management, Storage I/O Control, vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI), EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI), PowerPath/VE, and EMC SRDF technology.

Course Prerequisites

Solid understanding of:

  • Symmetrix V-Max configuration, administration, business continuity
  • EMC SAN technology
  • Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Basic network administration

Course Agenda

1. VMware vSphere and Symmetrix VMAX Integration

  • Cloud Computing
  • VMware vSphere
  • EMC Symmetrix VMAX Array
  • VMware vSphere and Symmetrix VMAX Integration

2. VMware ESXi Host and Symmetrix VMAX Connectivity

  • Symmetrix VMAX and ESXi Connectivity
  • ESXi Host and VM Booting from a Symmetrix VMAX Array
  • VMware vSphere: Multipathing NMP
  • Multipathing with PowerPath/VE

3. Symmetrix Management and Visualization

  • SMC Virtual Appliance
  • Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI)
  • Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI): Storage Viewer
  • EMC VSI for Multipath Control Operations

4. VMware vSphere and Symmetrix VMAX Storage Provisioning

  • Symmetrix Storage Options
  • Storage Design Considerations
  • Provisioning Symmetrix VMAX Storage
  • EMC VSI for VMware vSphere: Storage Pool Management

5. VMware vSphere with Symmetrix VMAX Data Replication and Optimization

  • Data Replication and Optimization
  • Replication Consideration and Best Practices