PowerScale Administration

Course code: ISIAM

The PowerScaleAdministration course prepares students to perform Dell EMC PowerScalecluster and OneFS 9.0 implementation, configuration, and administration. Topics include and overview of hardware, the configurationand verificationof basic and advanced networking, authentication, identity management and authorization, client and data access, data layout, and OneFS modules such as SmartPools, SnapshotIQ, SyncIQ, SmartDedup, 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

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Target group

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

Course structure

Module 1 –NAS, PowerScale, and OneFS
  • NASoPowerScaleHardware
  • OneFS Management Interfaces
  • Common Cluster Operations
  • OneFS Directory Structure
Module 2 –Networking
  • Authentication Providers
  • Access ZonesoGroupnetsoSubnets –SmartConnectZones
  • IP Address Pools
Module 3 –Configuring Identity Management and Authorization
  • Role-Based Access ControloUser Identity Management
  • Authorization
Module 4 –Configuring Client Access to Data
  • OneFS Caching
  • Configuring SMB Shares
  • Configuring NFS Exports
  • Configuring S3 Buckets
Module 5 –Foundations of Data Protection and Layout
  • File StripingoData Protection
  • Protection Management
  • Data Layout
Module 6 –Configuring Storage Pools
  • Storage PoolsoFile Pools
  • SmartPoolsoCloudPools
Module 7–ConfiguringData Services
  • File Filtering
  • SmartQuotas
  • Deduplication (SmartDedupe)
  • SnapshotIQ
  • SyncIQ
  • SmartLock
Module 8 –MonitoringTools
  • PowerScale HealthCheck
  • DataIQv1
  • InsightIQ
  • isi statistics

Course Objectives

  • Understand the PowerScale cluster architecture
  • Explain the building blocks of a PowerScale cluster and different types of accessto the cluster
  • Navigate the details of client and file access
  • Configure OneFSfeatures
  • Utilize the tools to perform cluster monitoring


  • PowerScale Concepts
  • PowerScale Implementation
  • Networking fundamentals such as TCP/IP, DNS and routing

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