IBM Cloud Object Storage - Implementation and Administration



This course provides a technical introduction to deployment and operation of the on-premise IBM Cloud Object Storage products. You�ll gain overview of the product, installation, operations, troubleshooting, and integration with other IBM products including Spectrum Protect. You�ll learn how to deploy, maintain, and support IBM Cloud Object Storage as an on-premise or hybrid cloud solution.


Architects, implementors, and system administrators


You should have basic knowledge of TCP/IP, networking, operating systems, computer security, and storage.

Learning Objectives

� The benefits of IBM Cloud Object Storage �� �
� Establish the architecture and configuration of IBM Cloud Object Storage
� Install IBM Cloud Object Storage and perform the initial configuration of an on-premise object storage vault
� Perform IBM Cloud Object Storage daily administrative tasks
� Monitor and troubleshoot an IBM Cloud Object Storage on-premise system
� Use IBM Cloud Object Storage as a Spectrum Protect container storage pool

Planning and Architecture �

  • Logging on to the console system
  • Testing IP connectivity in the lab environment


Installation and Initial Configuration

  • Configuring the Manager
  • Configuring the Accesser
  • Accessing the system web user interface and accessing help
  • Performing the initial configuration of the system
  • Approving new devices
  • Creating a Storage Pool
  • Creating a Vault
  • Creating an Access Pool
  • Creating a User
  • Granting access to a Vault
  • Testing writing to a Vault
  • Testing reading to a Vault


Administration and Maintenance

  • Backing up the Manager
  • Restoring the Manager
  • Upgrading the Manager �
  • Upgrading Accessers and Slicestors
  • Changing the Web User Interface and timezone preferences
  • Updating error and warning thresholds on individual Slicestors
  • Validating the upgrade

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Simulating the loss of a disk drive
  • Generating data
  • Reviewing the device summary and monitoring open incidents �
  • Searching the event console
  • Exploring Manager graphs
  • Resuming a disk drive
  • Monitoring the rebuilder process
  • Reviewing the Vault Summary and other Reports


Spectrum Protect Integration

  • Configuring a Vault and Vault Template
  • Setting the Vault Template as the default for your system
  • Configuring the Spectrum Protect User
  • Configuring the Spectrum Protect Storage Pool
  • Configuring the default storage pool for the standard management class
  • Testing Spectrum Protect with Object Storage

Reviewing storage used, compression and reduplication rates