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EMC Isilon Administration and Management

  • Course Code ISIAM
  • Duration 5 days

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview

The course prepares students to perform Isilon cluster administration. Topics include the configuration of basic and advanced SmartConnect, SMB and NFS client access; FTP, HTTP configurations; data protection/replication in single and multi-cluster implementations, archive deployment, snapshots and replication, SNMP integration, data protection and caching, analytics and monitoring, auditing and the job engine. This training consists of 8 modules. The total time required to complete this course is approximately 5 days.

Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 22-26 January, 2018
    • Location: EMC - Brentford


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 22-26 January, 2018
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 19-23 March, 2018
    • Location: EMC - Brentford


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 19-23 March, 2018
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 14-18 May, 2018
    • Location: EMC - Brentford


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 14-18 May, 2018
    • Location: Virtual


Target Audience

This course is intended for customers.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the overall Isilon cluster architecture
  • Explain the cluster layout and different types of access
  • Navigate the details of file access
  • Configure cluster features
  • Utilize the tools to perform cluster monitoring

Course Content

  • Isilon architecture overview
  • Isilon cluster architecture
  • Hardware nodes
  • Data protection
  • Storage types
  • Management access
  • RBAC
  • Data layout and protection
  • Protection and overhead
  • Sub pools, data layout, and actual protection
  • Caching
  • Network configuration
  • Access to the cluster
  • External interface connections
  • SmartConnect
  • Directory service integration
  • Access zones
  • File access
  • Identity management
  • Access utilizing multiple protocols
  • Permissions
  • Configuring shares and exports
  • Alternative platform access
  • Storage management
  • Node pools and tiers
  • Smartpools and file pools
  • SmartQuotas
  • SnapShotIQ
  • SyncIQ
  • Deduplication
  • SmartLock
  • Application Integration
  • Hadoop and HDFS
  • NDMP and backup
  • Auditing
  • Monitoring
  • Installing InsightIQ
  • Using InsightIQ and FSA
  • ESRS
  • Job Engine
  • Job engine architecture
  • Built-in jobs
  • Data integrity safeguards
  • Jobs and job management

Course Prerequisites


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:

  • Networking fundamentals such as TCP/IP, DNS and routing
  • An introduction to storage such as NAS/SAN differences and basic storage principles and features
  • Installation process of an Isilon cluster.

Students should have completed the following EMC courses:

  • Isilon Fundamentals (e-learning)
  • Isilon Installation and Initial Configuration (e-learning)