Data Protection Advisor Implementation and Management



This course covers implementation and management tasks related to Data Protection Advisor (DPA). You will learn how to install the different DPA components, as well as work with the product interface, generating and interpreting reports, and changing visualizations. Some of the configuration and adminstration tasks covered include user credential management, configuration of backup components for reporting purposes nad remote data collection configuration. Basic information and exercises on custom report creation are also provided.


  • EMC Product / Technology Specific (EMCP/T)


  • Individuals who need implementation and management training on the DPA product


  • An understanding of backup, its software, as well as recovery concepts

Learning Objectives

  • Install and configure the different DPA components
  • Manage the product through the GUI
  • Run and customize reports

1. Product Overview

  • Overview
  • DPA Architecture
  • DPA Licensing Overview

2. Installation

  • Installation Overview
  • Server Installation
  • Agent Installation
  • Upgrades
  • Licensing

3. Configuration and Administration

  • Discovering the Environment
  • Managing Objects
  • Groups
  • Users and Roles
  • Policies

4. Management

  • Generating Reports
  • Managing Reports
  • Report Types
  • Dashboard
  • Advisor

5. Advanced Administration and Troubleshooting

  • Time Periods
  • Dashboard Templates
  • Creating Custom Reports
  • Menus
  • Creating Analysis Rules
  • Datastore Maintenance
  • System Settings
  • Troubleshooting
  • DPA Migrator