VMAX3 Configuration Management



In this course, you will learn about the configuration tasks on the VMAX3 Family of arrays. Key features and functions of the VMAX3 arrays are covered in detail. You will use Unisphere for VMAX and Solutions Enabler (SYMCLI) to manage configuration changes on the VMAX3 arrays. The lab exercises will be performed on open systems hosts (traditional and virtualized) attached to VMAX3 arrays.


EMC Proven Professional - Specialist


EMC customers who will be managing VMAX3 arrays


Knowledge of VMAX3 fundamentals and VMware vSphere

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an overview of VMAX3 configuration and storage provisioning
  • Virtual provisioning concepts and automated tiering in VMAX3 arrays
  • Create VMAX3 thin devices
  • Manage ports and port characteristics
  • Perform service level objective-based provisioning to hosts
  • Set/change host I/O limits, SLO, and workload type
  • Monitor Storage Resource Pools and SLO compliance
  • Use Unisphere for VMAX for workload planning
  • Provide an overview of the eNAS solution for VMAX3 Arrays
  • Manage eNAS
  • VMAX3 storage management in a virtualized environment

1. VMAX3 Configuration Management Overview

  • VMAX3 Overview
  • VMAX3 Storage Provisioning Overview

2. VMAX3--Virtual Provisioning and FAST Concepts

  • Virtual Provisioning and FAST Overview
  • FAST Algorithms and Parameters

3. Device Creation and Port Management

  • Device Creation
  • Port Management

4. Storage Allocation using Autoprovisioning Groups

  • Autoprovisioning Groups Overview
  • Host Considerations--Storage Allocation
  • Service Level Objective based provisioning with Unisphere
  • Service Level Objective based provisioning with SYMCLI

5. Monitoring and Workload Planning with Unisphere for VMAX

  • Monitor SRP
  • Monitor SLO Compliance
  • Workload Planning

6. eNAS Overview

7. eNAS Management

  • Unisphere for VMAX File Dashboard
  • Managing File Systems/Shares

8. Management in a Virtualized Environment

  • Virtual Server Management--Unisphere for VMAX
  • EMC VSI for VMware vSphere Web Client