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Course number HK975S
Length 3 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $2700
CAD $2970

Course overview

This 3-day course combines theory and practical labs to teach users how to manage the new addition to the EVA disk array family product line-the P6000. Hardware, concepts and terminology are covered in-depth followed by configuration tasks which include Command View EVA (version 10.0) as well Local Replication using Business Copy with Snapshots, Snapclones and Mirrorclones.

Additional information

New features of the P6000 are addressed such as Thin Provisioning and Online Lun Migration. The new performance monitoring application for the P6000, Performance Advisor, will be addressed as well as EVAPerf. The command line Storage System Scripting Utility (SSSU) is covered as well as Best Practices.


  • This class is ideal for new users as well as administrators who have worked with the legacy EVA product line, as new features and differences are discussed

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Course outline

Course Overview

  • Understand the objectives and purpose of this course
  • Find where to go for additional documentation

Product and Hardware Overview

  • Describe the main features, at a high level, of the P6000 array
  • Understand the main hardware components of the P6000 array including the controllers, drive shelves, and management module

Command View (10x)

  • Login and use the Command View user interface Understand the installation and configuration guidelines for Command View
  • Understand the two options for installing Command View: Server Based Management (SBM) and Array Based Management (ABM)
  • Use the GUI and its features

Basic Concepts and Terminology

  • Define the terms associated with an EVA
  • Identify the primary features of a disk group
  • Identify the primary features of virtual disks
  • Describe distributed virtual RAID technology
  • Describe virtual disk creation

Storage System Configuration

  • Use Command View to initialize a P6000
  • Create, modify, and delete disk groups and virtual disks
  • Identify the properties of disk groups and virtual disks

Host Configuration

  • Identify supported operating systems
  • Find the World Wide Name (WWN) for a host HBA
  • Understand basic zoning for host presentation from a P6000
  • Describe how to prepare a host to access P6000 capacity
  • Describe how to create hosts in Command View
  • Explain how to add FC ports to a host
  • Present a vdisk/lun to a host Unpresent a vdisk/lun from a host

Making Luns Visible to Hosts

  • Make LUNs visible to the following host operating systems: Windows, HP-UX, Linux, VMware ESX
  • Know where to go for multipathing information

Thin Provisioning

  • Thin provisioned vdisk/lun
  • Advantages and disadvantages of a thin provisioned vdisk/lun
  • vdisk/lun in Command View

Advanced Concepts and Terminology

  • P6000 virtualization
  • Redundant storage sets (RSS) and their benefits
  • Describe RSS behavior
  • Disk failure protection levels
  • Virtual disk leveling
  • Distributed sparing

Storage System Scripting Utility - SSSU

  • Storage System Scripting Utility (SSSU)
  • Command structure and naming conventions

Local Replication - Business Copy

  • Snapshots
  • Snapclone
  • Mirrorclone

Lun Migration

  • Lun migration
  • Migrate a vdisk/lun in Command View

Performance Monitoring (including new Performance Advisor and some EVAPerf)

  • Benefits of Performance Advisor
  • Identify how to bring up Performance Advisor
  • Charts and reports in Performance Advisor

HK975S A.01

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