Dell - PowerScale Administration

 5 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group

The PowerScale Administration course prepares students to implement, configure and administer the Dell PowerScale NAS Solution. Topics include an overview of hardware, the configuration and verification of basic and advanced networking, authentication, identity management and authorization, client and data access, data layout, and OneFS modules such as SmartPools, SnapshotIQ, SyncIQ, SmartDedupe, and others. This training consists of 8 modules. The total time required to complete this course and the accompanying lab exercises is approximately 5 days. This course is an update to the Isilon Administration and Management course.


Upcoming Class Dates and Times

Nov 14  - Nov 18, 2022
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Dec 19  - Dec 23, 2022
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Jan 23  - Jan 27, 2023
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for Dell Technologies partner and customer personnel involved with the administration of PowerScale solutions.

Course Objectives

  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the PowerScale cluster architecture
  • Explain the building blocks of a PowerScale cluster and different types of access to the cluster
  • Navigate the details of client and file access
  • Configure OneFS features
  • Utilize the tools to perform cluster monitoring


1 - NAS, PowerScale, and OneFS▬ NAS
  • PowerScale Hardware
  • OneFSManagementInterfaces
  • CommonClusterOperations
  • OneFSDirectoryStructure
2 - Networking
  • AuthenticationProviders
  • Access Zones
  • Groupnets
  • Subnets–SmartConnectZones
  • IP Address Pools
3 - Configuring Identity Management and Authorization
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • UserIdentityManagement
  • Authorization
4 - Configuring Client Access to Data
  • OneFSCaching
  • ConfiguringSMBShares
  • ConfiguringNFSExports
  • Configuring S3 Buckets
5 - Foundations of Data Protection and Layout
  • File Striping
  • DataProtection
  • ProtectionManagement
  • DataLayout
6 - Configuring Storage Pools
  • Storage Pools
  • File Pools
  • SmartPools
  • CloudPools
7 - Configuring Data Services
  • File Filtering
  • SmartQuotas
  • Deduplication (SmartDedupe) ▬ SnapshotIQ
  • SyncIQ
  • SmartLock
8 - Monitoring Tools
  • PowerScale HealthCheck
  • DataIQv1
  • InsightIQ
  • isistatistics


To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have a suitable knowledgebase/skill set. The student must understand:
  • PowerScale Concepts (Course ID: ES131STG01028)
  • PowerScale Implementation
  • Networking fundamentals such as TCP/IP, DNS and routing

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