PowerFlex 3.5 Implementation and Administration (PFIA)


Résumé du cours

This course provides a complete view of installing, upgrading, expanding a PowerFlex and Ready Node system. Installation methods for Linux and ESXi environments are introduced and you will perform hands-on installation and upgrade of a PowerFlex cluster. It also includes working with the MDM, SDS, SDC, volumes, adjusting cache, and administrating the system. A deeper understanding of the architecture and components will be introduced. Labs, simulations, and video demonstrations are also provided for a complete learning experience.

A qui s'adresse cette formation

This course is intended for those who will be involved in installing, expanding and upgrading a PowerFlex solution. It is also intended for those who will be involved in configuring, managing, administering, and provisioning a PowerFlex solution.


To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have a suitable knowledgebase/skill set. The student must have an understanding of:

  • Storage networking infrastructures and concepts
  • Monitoring and reporting concepts
  • Virtualized data center concepts
  • PowerFlex product concepts


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Introduction to PowerFlex
  • Install a PowerFlex system (ESXi and Linux).
  • Implement Native asynchronous replication in a PowerFlex cluster.
  • Upgrade PowerFlex cluster from v3.0 to v3.5.
  • Perform a PowerFlex Cluster Expansion.
  • Manage system user accounts and secure the PowerFlex system.
  • Create, map, and protect PowerFlex volumes and manage system capacity.
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot a PowerFlex System.

Outline: PowerFlex 3.5 Implementation and Administration (PFIA)

The content of this course is designed to support the course objectives.

Introduction to PowerFlex

  • PowerFlex Overview
  • PowerFlex Storage and Data Organization
  • PowerFlex Integration and Management

PowerFlex Installation

  • Installation methods
  • Storage Data Replicator (SDR)
  • Adding SDR components to PowerFlex cluster
  • Lab Exercise

PowerFlex Upgrade

  • Upgrade overview
  • Upgrade considerations
  • Upgrade Procedure (ESXi)
  • Lab Exercise

PowerFlex Expansion

  • Expansion overview
  • Expansion pre-requisites
  • Expansion procedure
  • Lab Simulation

Configuring the System

  • User Roles and management
  • User Authentication
  • Add Protection Domain
  • Add Storage Pool
  • Add Acceleration Pool
  • Add Fault Set
  • Modify Spare Capacity
  • Administering Volumes

Managing System Objects

  • Managing the Cluster Components
  • Managing the SDS Components
  • Managing the SDC Components
  • Managing the Volume Components

Data Protection Options

  • Rebuild and Rebalance
  • Snapshots and Snapshot Policy
  • Maintenance Modes
  • Native Asynchronous Replication
  • PowerFlex with CloudLink

    Monitoring and Troubleshooting

    • Monitoring tools and activities
    • Troubleshooting a PowerFlex system
    In addition to lecture and demonstrations, this course includes hands on lab and lab simulations designed to allow practical experience for the participant.

Prix & Delivery methods

Formation en ligne

4 jours

  • Online Training : CAD 5 810,–
  • Online Training : US$ 4 400,–
Formation en salle équipée

4 jours

  • Canada : CAD 5 810,–


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