Symmetrix VMAX Configuration Management

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Symmetrix VMAX Configuration Management

Course ID: EMC-SyVMAXCM 5 Days Singapore

Symmetrix VMAX Configuration Management


The course provides participants with the information needed to configure a Symmetrix VMAX 1/2 and prepare it for host access. The course content will emphasize the use of the Symmetrix Command Line interface (SYMCLI) on theSymmetrix VMAX 1/2 SeriesArray.

Time will also be spent on managing configuration changes with the Unisphere for VMAX GUI. The content will cover different types of devices and their functions. Creation, mapping, and masking of devices to traditional and VMware ESXi servers will be included in lecture and lab material. Other topics include Autoprovisioning, Virtual Provisioning, Virtual LUN migration for regular and thin devices, Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) for disk groups and Virtual Pools, and Federated Tiered Storage.

Lab exercises will cover operational details of all topics.



This course is intended for EMC personnel, customers and partners who:

  • Configure Symmetrix VMAX 1/2 devices
  • Use Symmetrix Enginuity features to manage storage
  • Use Enginuity features to manage non-Symmetrix storage from EMC and other vendors




Instructor-led / Virtual Instructor-led

Singapore: Upon Request
Malaysia: Upon Request
Thailand: Upon Request
India: Upon Request


To understand the content and successfully complete this course, the student must have an understanding of Symmetrix VMAX 1/2 and VMware vSphere fundamentals.

Labs will be conducted on Unix and Windows systems. Students must be familiar with the editor so they can create files during the lab exercises.


  • Provide an overview of Symmetrix VMAX 1/2 Configuration
  • Create and Map Symmetrix VMAX 1/2 Devices
  • Connect hosts to Symmetrix VMAX 1/2 storage
  • Map and Mask Devices using Autoprovisioning
  • Describe Virtual Provisioning Concepts
  • Manage Virtual Provisioning with Solutions Enabler
  • Monitor Thin Pools
  • Migrate devices non-disruptively using Virtual LUN Migration
  • Describe Federated Tiered Storage
  • Describe FAST and FAST VP Concepts
  • Manage FAST and FAST VP with SYMCLI
  • Describe Symmetrix VMAX 1/2 Configuration with Unisphere for VMAX
  • Manage Symmetrix VMAX 1/2 storage in a virtual environment


Module 1: Symmetrix VMAX 1/2 configuration overview

Module 2: Device creation and mapping

Module 3: Host connectivity considerations

Module 4: Autoprovisioning groups

Module 5: Virtual Provisioning concepts and planning

Module 6: Virtual Provisioning with Solutions Enabler

Module 7: Monitoring thin pools

Module 8: Virtual LUN Migration

Module 9: Federated tiered storage

Module 10: FAST and FAST VP concepts

Module 11: Managing FAST and FAST VP with SYMCLI

Module 12: Symmetrix VMAX 1/2 configuration with Unisphere for VMAX

Module 13: Symmetrix VMAX 1/2 in a virtual environment

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