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EMC Symmetrix


EMC Symmetrix

EMCSymmetrix VMAX systems are storage platforms intended for open systems and mainframe computing. Symmetrix VMAX systems run the Enginuity operating environment. The system scales from a single Symmetrix VMAX Engine system with one storage bay to a large eight-engine system with a maximum of ten storage bays. This course describes the operations of EMC Symmetrix FAST (Fully Automated Storage Tiering) and FAST managed objects i.e. Symmetrix Tiers, FAST storage groups and FAST policies . Use of Symmetrix Performance Analyzer (SPA) to view statistics for storage groups managed by FAST will be covered too.

Module 1: EMC Symmetrix Architecture
Module 2: EMC Symmetrix Platforms
Module 3: EMC Symmetrix Operations
Module 4: EMC Symmetrix Features and Functions
Module 5: EMC Symmetrix Storage Management Software
Module 6: Timefinder


SRDF consists of three base solutions

  • SRDF/A - Asynchronous option for extended distances
  • SRDF/S - Synchronous option for zero data exposure loss
  • SRDF/DM - Data Mobility

SRDF consists of four add-on solutions

  • SRDF/Star - Multi-site replication option
  • SRDF/CG - Consistency Groups for federated data sets across arrays
  • SRDF/AR - Automated Replication Solution in Single hop & Multi hop varieties
  • SRDF/CE - Symmetric view for cluster enable