Dell - PowerMax and VMAX Family Configuration and Business Continuity Administration

$5,500.00 USD

5 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

This Specialist level course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of configuration tasks on PowerMax and VMAX All Flash arrays. It also provides the knowledge required to deploy and manage PowerMax and VMAX All Flash array-based local and remote replication solutions for business continuity needs. Key features and functions of the arrays are covered in detail. Topics include storage provisioning concepts, virtual provisioning, device creation and port management, and service level-based storage allocation to hosts.

Operational details and implementation considerations for Dell EMC TimeFinder SnapVX and Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) are covered. Participants will use Unisphere for PowerMax and Solutions Enabler (SYMCLI) to manage configuration changes on the arrays.

Hands-on lab exercises using Symmetrix Command Line Interface (SYMCLI) and Unisphere for PowerMax will be performed on Open Systems hosts attached to PowerMax and VMAX All Flash arrays.

Course Objectives

  • Provide an overview of PowerMax and VMAX All Flash configurations
  • Discuss storage provisioning concepts
  • Manage ports and port characteristics
  • Perform Service Level based provisioning to hosts
  • Provide an overview of storage management in a virtualized environment
  • Use Unisphere for PowerMax for Compliance Monitoring and Workload Planning
  • Provide details on local and remote replication offerings in PowerMax and VMAX All Flash arrays

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for Dell EMC customers, partners and employees responsible for configuration and administration of PowerMax and VMAX All Flash arrays.
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Course Prerequisites

To successfully complete this course, students must have an understanding of PowerMax, and VMAX All Flash arrays. Students should also have experience with Windows and ESX operating systems, and the ability to utilize host-based GUI and/or command line interfaces to perform hands-on labs.


Configuration Administration Lesson

  • PowerMax and VMAX All Flash Overview
  • Storage Provisioning Overview

Provisioning and Service Levels

  • Virtual Provisioning

Device and Port Management

  • Device Management
  • Port Management
  • Port management with Unisphere and SYMCLI

Storage Allocation using Auto-provisioning Groups

  • Auto-provisioning Groups Overview
  • Host Considerations – Storage Allocation
  • Service Level Based Provisioning with Unisphere
  • Service Level Based Provisioning with SYMCLI

Management in a Virtualized Environment

  • Virtual Server Management – Unisphere for PowerMax
  • Dell EMC VSI for VMware vSphere Web Client

Monitoring and Workload Planning with Unisphere for PowerMax

  • Monitor SRP
  • Monitor Storage Group Compliance
  • Monitor Compression
  • Workload Planning

Introduction to Business Continuity

  • TimeFinder
  • SRDF
  • Integrated Solutions

TimeFinder SnapVX Operations

  • TimeFinder SnapVX Concepts
  • TimeFinder SnapVX Operations Using Unisphere for PowerMax

SRDF/Synchronous Operations

  • SRDF Initial Setup
  • SRDF Disaster Recovery Operations
  • SRDF Decision Support Operations
  • SRDF/S Operations Unisphere for PowerMax

SRDF/Asynchronous Operations

  • SRDF/A Concepts and Operations
  • SRDF/A Resiliency Features
  • SRDF/A Multi-Session Consistency (MSC)


  • SRDR/Metro Introduction
  • SRDF/Metro Setup
  • SRDF/Metro Monitoring
  • SRDF/Metro Failure Scenarios and Operations
  • SRDF/Metro Device Pair Online Expansion

Upcoming Class Dates and Times

Jul 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ENROLL $5,500.00 USD

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