Symmetrix VMAX Configuration Management (MR-1CP-SYMCFG)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

This course is intended for EMC personnel, customers and partners who configure and manage a Symmetrix in a Windows or UNIX environment.


To understand the content and successfully complete this course, the student must have an understanding of Symmetrix fundamentals. Labs will be conducted on Unix systems. students must be familiar with the editor and user commands on at least one of the following Unix shells:

  • ksh
  • sh
  • csh
  • bash
  • tcsh

Course Objectives

This course provides participants with the information needed to Configure a Symmetrix and prepare it for host access. The course content will emphasize the use of the Symmetrix Command Line interface (SYMCLI). Time will also be spent on managing configuration changes with the Symmetrix Management Console (SMC) GUI. The content will cover different types of devices and their functions. Creation, mapping and masking of devices will be included in lecture and lab material. Setting Symmetrix metrics and RDF group attributes will be covered. Emphasis will be given to newer features such as Virtual Provisioning and Dynamic LUN migration. Lab exercises will cover operational details of all topics.

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

  • Plan Symmetrix Configuration
  • Create and delete regular and meta devices
  • Map and unmap devices
  • Change Symmetrix metrics and RDF group attributes
  • Mask devices to hosts
  • Perform storage migration using Virtual LUNs
  • Implement Virtual Provisioning

Course Content


These modules are designed to support the course objectives. The following modules are included in this course:

  • Symmetrix Configuration and Device Masking Overview
  • Configuration Planning
  • Device Creation and Mapping
  • Metrics, Attributes and Pool Management
  • Masking and Auto-provisioning
  • Configuration management with Symmetrix Management Console
  • Virtual Provisioning concepts and Planning
  • Virtual LUN Migration
  • Create and Delete Devices
  • Form and Dissolve Metavolumes
  • Map and Unmap devices
  • Set Symmetrix Metrics
  • Set Symmetrix Device Attributes
  • Create and Populate Device pools
  • Set RDF Group Attributes
  • HBA Discovery
  • ACLX management and masking
  • Configuration and masking using SMC
  • Virtual Provisioning Labs (TBD)
  • Virtual LUN Migration Labs (TBD)

Assessments validate that you have learned the knowledge or skills presented during a learning experience. Student comprehension is tested during the lecture sessions with discussion questions at the end of each module.

Classroom Training
Modality: G

Duration 5 days

Dates and Booking

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.  Enquire a date


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