Isilon Administration and Management

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

This course provides you with a foundation in Isilon storage cluster administration. Highlighted topics include network configuration, physical and logical layout, access and authentication, integration with various applications, as well as system monitoring and troubleshooting.

Audience

  • Those responsible for administering the Isilon scale-out storage platform
  • Anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the Isilon scale-out storage platform

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of Isilon scale-out storage platform
  • A working knowledge of the Isilon cluster core feature set (SmartConnect, SMB, NFS, iSCSI, security, SmartQuotas, InsightIQ, SnapShotIQ, SyncIQ, and SmartPools)
  • Familiarity with an Isilon Cluster installation process

Learning Objectives

  • Overall Isilon cluster architecture
  • Cluster layout and different types of access
  • File access
  • Storage management
  • Application integration
  • Cluster monitoring
  • Troubleshoot a cluster

1. Isilon cluster

  • Isilon cluster architecture
  • Interfaces to the cluster
  • Data protection
  • Networking the cluster
  • File access control

2. Cluster layout and access

  • Data layout and protection
  • Caching
  • Data integrity, metadata, and disk pools
  • Network configuration
  • Environmental integration
  • Management access

3. File access

  • Access
  • Permissions and access zones
  • Identity management overview
  • Combined permissions
  • Advanced cross platform permissions
  • Alternative platform access

4. Storage management

  • Cluster arrangement
  • File pools
  • SmartQuotas
  • SnapShotIQ
  • SyncIQ
  • NDMP
  • SmartLock

5. Application integration

  • Isilon VMware support
  • VAAI and VASA
  • Database and anti-virus

6. Monitoring

  • Installing InsightIQ
  • Using InsightIQ
  • SNMP monitoring
  • SupportIQ

7. Troubleshooting

  • File access
  • Cluster setup
  • Performance