Symmetrix Configuration Management

  • Overview

    The course provides participants with the information needed to Configure a Symmetrix and prepare it for host access. The course content will emphasize the use of the Symmetrix Command Line interface (SYMCLI) on the Symmetrix V-Max Series Array. Time will also be spent on managing configuration changes with the Symmetrix Management Console (SMC) GUI. The content will cover different types of devices and their functions. Creation, mapping and masking of devices will be included in lecture and lab material. Setting Symmetrix metrics and RDF group attributes will be covered. Other topics include Autoprovisioning, Virtual Provisioning, Virtual LUN migration for regular and thin devices, Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) for disk groups and Virtual Pools. Lab exercises will cover operational details of all topics.


    Course Objectives


    • Provide an overview of Symmetrix Configuration and Device Masking
    • Create and Map Symmetrix Devices
    • Describe how to set Symmetrix Metrics and Device Attributes, manage Dynamic RDF and Device Pools
    • Map and Mask Devices using Autoprovisioning
    • Migrate devices non-disruptively using Virtual LUNs
    • Describe Virtual Provisioning Concepts
    • Manage Virtual Provisioning with Solutions Enabler
    • Monitor Virtual Pools
    • Use the Symmetrix Management Console to perform Configuration Management
    • Describe FAST architecture
    • Explain FAST theory of operations and recommended practices
    • Configure and Manage FAST using SYMCLI and SMC


    1. To understand the content and successfully complete this course, the student must have an understanding of Symmetrix fundamentals. 
    2. ?Labs will be conducted on Unix and Windows systems. On Unix students must be familiar with the editor and user commands on at least one of the following Unix shells:
    • ksh
    • sh
    • csh
    • bash
    • tcsh
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