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EMC VNX Block Storage Management

EMC VNX Block Storage Training

EMC VNX Block storage Management course provides training for integrating VNX block storage access for open systems hosts (Linux, Microsoft Windows and VMware ESXi) through FC, iSCSI and FCoE connectivity options. From this course you will learn how to integrate VNX block access for open systems hosts (Linux, VMware ESXi & Microsoft Windows) through FC, FCoE and iSCSI connectivity options. Initial storage system configuration, security, and availability using Unisphere are also covered. You will also learn about the configuration & management of VNX block storage local replications solutions.


  • Implement Unisphere security
  • Provision and manage host access to block storage
  • Perform basic host integration tasks for block storage
  • Integrate Microsoft Windows, Linux, and ESXi hosts to VNX block storage
  • Configure and manage advanced Block storage features such as FAST VP and FAST Cache
  • Configure and manage VNX block-based local replication solutions such as Snap View and VNX Snapshots

Intended Audience

IT professionals responsible for the configuration, deployment, and management of block-based VNX storage systems in heterogeneous host environments.


To understand the content and successfully complete this course, you should have knowledge and skills associated with the following:
  • VNX system architecture
  • EMC PowerPath operations
  • SAN configurations, including basic utilization of the software tools used to manage the Fiber Channel, FCoE, and Ethernet switch environments
  • Basic VMware ESX/ESXi operations and management

Course Outline

  1. Unisphere Security and Basic Management
    • Unisphere and CLI Interface
    • Unisphere Security Features and Implementation
    • Unisphere Authentication Using LDAP
    • Notification Methods and Event Monitoring
  2. Storage System Provisioning and Management
    • SP Networking and Cache
    • Managing VNX Storage Objects
  3. . Host Integration and Access to Block Storage
    • Access Logix
    • Network Topologies and Requirements
    • PowerPath and Other Host Utilities
  4. Host Installation and Integration for Block
    • Implementing FC and iSCSI connectivity for Windows, Linux, and ESXi Hosts
  5. Advanced Storage Concepts
    • LUN Migration and Expansion
    • FAST VP and FAST Cache
  6. VNX Block Local Replication Solutions
    • Replication Terminology and Operations
    • Configuring and Managing SnapView Snapshot, SnapView Clone, and VNX Snapshot

In addition to lecture and demonstrations, this course includes labs designed to allow practical experience for the participant.


After completing VNX Block Storage Management course candidates have to give E20-547 VNX Solutions Specialist Exam for its certification.