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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Fundamentals (CCI1999)

The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) focuses heavily on solving your current business and IT needs. This course presents state-of-the-art Hitachi enterprise-level 3D scaling technology to help you significantly reduce IT deployment times while gaining business agility. Enroll to: Explore the new features of the VSP Storage Navigator 2 such as the GUI interface, wizards, task management, and reporting; Get practical experience in hands-on labs which include managing storage allocation, conducting manual provisioning, configuring cache partition, and monitoring performance and usage; Obtain a comprehensive overview of the software operations and hardware architecture of the VSP. This three day instructor-led course provides an overview of the Hitachi Data Systems Enterprise family of hardware products and the Hitachi Basic Operating System (BOS) software. The course provides details on the VSP system architecture and key software products available on the enterprise systems. The classroom sessions are supported by lab exercises where learners will be given hands-on experience with the hardware and learn how to use key components of the BOS.

  • Skills Gained
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus

Skills Gained

Upon completion of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • List the distinct hardware components in the VSP
  • Describe unique behaviors of the physical components
  • Identify the DKC and DKU components that make up a VSP
  • Identify customer problems and requirements that may be addressed by solutions based on Hitachi Data Systems enterprise storage systems and software
  • List and describe the Hitachi BOS software and key software product offerings available on the enterprise systems
  • Describe the new features of the Hitachi Storage Navigator 2
  • Describe the functions and configuration of dynamic provisioning
  • Describe and use the command line interface (CLI)
  • Create user accounts for performing a variety of roles, place users in multiple roles or move users to a different role
  • Provision storage including LDEV creation, custom volumes and LUSE
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage tasks
  • Configure hosts and ports in preparation for volume access
  • Describe the cache partitioning functionality in the VSP
  • Describe the Dynamic Cache Residency feature, its benefits and guidelines
  • Describe and use system-wide performance monitoring
  • Describe and use dynamic provisioning
  • Describe and use the VSP CLI

Who Can Benefit

Employees, Channel Partners and Customers involved with:

  • Storage Manager


  • Storage Concepts
  • Overview of Basic Storage Concepts
  • Hitachi Data Systems Storage Foundations – Enterprise

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of Hitachi Enterprise Storage products
  • Knowledge of terms and concepts associated with basic storage and open systems operating environments

Content Modules

  • Introduction to the Virtual Storage Platform Hardware
  • Overview of HDS Software Product Offerings
  • Storage Navigator 2 Features and Functions
  • Viewing and Managing the Storage System
  • Configuring Hosts and Fibre Channel Ports
  • Creating Logical Volumes
  • Dynamic Provisioning Concepts
  • Configuring and Using Dynamic Provisioning
  • Understanding Cache Partitioning Concepts and Operations
  • Using the Virtual Storage Platform Performance Monitor
  • Command Line Interface (CLI) Programming

Learning Activities—Labs

  • VSP Component Identification
  • Storage Navigator 2 Introduction
  • Provisioning Basic Volumes
  • Configuring and Managing Dynamic Provisioning
  • Configuring Cache Partitions
  • Using the Performance Monitor
  • (Optional) Using the Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Course Code: CCI1999
  • Duration : 3 days
  • Certified by: Hitachi

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