IBM Spectrum Scale Advanced for Linux

Course information
Price: Please Call
Day(s): 3
Course Code: H006G
GTC: 25 Incl. VAT
Delivery Method: Company Event


This course is intended for IT professionals tasked with administering a Spectrum Scale system. It includes information on installing, configuring and monitoring a Spectrum Scale cluster.

This course replaces AN82G from Power brand.


You should have taken:

  • IBM Spectrum Scale Basic Administration for Linux (H005G)


Migrating to IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2

Spectrum Scale 4.2 GUI


Clustered NFS

Cluster Export Services for multi-protocol support

SMB Protocol Support

NFS Support in CES; Ganesha overview/performance

Active File Management

AFM-Based Disaster Recovery (DR) and Asynchronous DR

Planning LTFS and GPFS environment for data archiving

File Placement Optimizer

IBM GPFS-FPO and integration with GPFS Hadoop connector

IBM Spectrum Scale Call Home

Monitoring and performance tuning

Flash Cache metadata migration



 Migrate a GPFS 3.5 cluster to IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2

 Migrate an IBM Spectrum Scale 4.1 cluster to 4.2

 Describe and set up GUI interface

 Execute performance collection infrastructure

 Describe the IBM Spectrum Scale multi-cluster functionality, how to remote mount file systems, and the security configuration in a multi-cluster environment

 Describe, install, and configure Clustered Network File System (cNFS)

 Define, deploy, debug, and log Cluster Export Service (CES)

 Describe multi-protocol support

 Describe the Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol family and clients; solve and monitor SMB recovery scenarios; troubleshoot SMB

 Manage Ganesha default configuration change/list

 Manage exports in CES Network File System (NFS) and debug CES NFS

 Describe home and cache features

 List the various Active File Management (AFM) modes; create and manage an AFM relationship

 Define and introduce asynchronous disaster recovery (DR)

 List the recovery point objectives (RPOs) and failover options

 Describe the Spectrum Scale Disaster Recovery Architecture

 Describe the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Enterprise Edition (EE) Introduction

 Describe the GPFS policy driven storage management

 Describe the HSM archival solution with LTFS EE

 Define how to create a file placement optimization (FPO) pool

 Describe using Spectrum Scale with Hadoop

 Identity the scenarios in which GPFS-FPO is applicable

 Define Share Nothing Architecture

 Describe the design and architecture of the Call Home feature and describe its functionality

 List the usage/advanced usage of the Call Home feature

 Describe GPFS Performance parameters and GPFS tuning considerations

 Monitor a GPFS cluster

 Describe flash cache capabilities

 Move metadata to flash cache


Target Audience

This advanced course is for IT professionals tasked with administering a Spectrum Scale system.

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