VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 Configuration Management



This Specialist level course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of configuration tasks on the VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 Family of arrays. Key features and functions of the VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 arrays are covered in detail. Topics include storage provisioning concepts, virtual provisioning, automated tiering (FAST), device and port management, service level based storage provisioning and eNAS. Participants will use Unisphere for VMAX and Solutions Enabler (SYMCLI) to manage configuration changes. The lab exercises will be performed on Open Systems hosts (traditional and virtualized) attached to VMAX3 arrays.


This course is intended for customers who will be managing VMAX All Flash and VMAX3 arrays.


Windows and/or Unix operating systems; ability to utilize host based GUI and/or command line interfaces to perform hands-on labs and VMware vSphere.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to: � Provide an overview of configuration and storage provisioning � Describe virtual provisioning concepts and automated tiering Create thin devices � Manage ports and port characteristics � Perform service level objective based provisioning to hosts � Set/change Host I/O Limits, Service Level (SL) and Workload Type � Monitor Storage Resource Pools and Compliance � Use Unisphere for VMAX for Workload Planning � Provide an overview of the eNAS solution � Manage eNAS � Provide an overview of storage management in a virtualized environment

Module � Virtual Provisioning and FAST Concepts

Lesson � Virtual Provisioning and FAST Overview

Lesson � FAST Algorithms and Parameters


Module � Device and Port Management

Lesson � Device Management

Lesson � Port Management

Lesson � iSCSI Management�


Module � Storage Allocation using Auto-provisioning Groups

Lesson � Auto-provisioning Groups Overview

Lesson � Host Considerations � Storage Allocation

Lesson � Service Level Based Provisioning with Unisphere�

Lesson � Service Level Based Provisioning with SYMCLI�


Module � Monitoring and Workload Planning with Unisphere for VMAX

Lesson � Monitor SRP

Lesson � Monitor Compliance

Lesson � Workload Planning


Module � eNAS Overview


Module � eNAS Management

Lesson � Unisphere for VMAX File Dashboard

Lesson � Managing File Systems/Shares


Module � Management in a Virtualized Environment

Lesson � Virtual Server Management � Unisphere for VMAX

Lesson � EMC VSI for VMware vSphere Web Client