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  • Overview of Open-E DSS V7 and Hyper-V
  • Accessing the targets
  • Hyper-V MPIO
  • Disk Manager
  • Hyper-V Cluster and setup
  • Virtual machine creation
  • Test performance

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2014.03.27

Todd Maxwell

  • Creating the iSCSI Volume and Target
  • Accessing hardware configuration from console screen
  • Modifying default values for the iSCSI Target
  • Changing the ESX initiator values in "Advanced Settings"

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  • Checking if Volume Replication is 100% synchronized
  • Verifying iSCSI Targets, SCSI ID and LUNs are the same
  • Adding targets to the iSCSI resource
  • How to remove the targets for maintence

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  • Enable the remote log server configuration in Open-E DSS V7
  • Set the IP address of the remote server
  • Set the port
  • View the log from the remote server

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  • Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure Konfiguren
  • Open-E DSS V7 iSCSI Failover Active-Active Cluster - Step-by-Step setup
  • Hyper-V 2012 Cluster mit Zwei Nodes - Step-by-Step Setup
  • Einrichten einer Virtual Machine
  • Testen von Geplantem and Ungeplantem Failover

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  • Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure Configuration
  • Open-E DSS V7 iSCSI Failover Active-Active Cluster step-by-step setup
  • Two nodes Hyper-V 2012 Cluster step-by-step setup
  • Creating a virtual machine
  • Testing planned and unplanned failover

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  • Download the Open-E DSS V7 ZIP file
  • Unpack the ZIP file
  • Locate the config.exe file in the boot directory
  • Start the config.exe file to boot without the software installer

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2013.09.10

Todd Maxwell

  • Check current firmware
  • Locate newest firmware from vendor
  • Upload firmware
  • Reboot Open-E DSS V7

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  • So erreichen Sie Ihr Ziel: 25x höhere IOPS
  • Anzahl der Drives im RAID Array und Auswirkungen auf die Performance
  • Beispiele für Performance-Testmodelle
  • Vergleich der Testergebnisse Sequential mit und ohne SSD Cache
  • Vergleich der Testergebnisse "Real-life" mit und ohne SSD Cache
  • "Real-life": 60% Random, 65% Reads, 8kB Block
  • Vergleich der SQLIO Testergebnisse mit und ohne SSD Cache
  • Testfile erstellen: sqlio -kW -s5 -fsequential -o4 -b64 -Fparam.txt
  • sqlio -LS -BH -kW -frandom -t8 -o8 -s91 -b8 testfile.dat
  • sqlio -LS -BH -kW -frandom -t8 -o8 -s91 -b64 testfile.dat
  • sqlio -LS -BH -kR -frandom -t8 -o8 -s91 -b8 testfile.dat
  • sqlio -LS -BH -kR -frandom -t8 -o8 -s91 -b8 testfile.dat

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  • Verifying the remote node has the resources and the volumes are in source mode
  • Repairing the servers' new RAID controller and volumes
  • Setting up volumes for replication
  • Starting tasks

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  • Examples of performance test patterns
  • Sequential test results comparison with and without SSD Cache
  • "Real-life" test results comparison with and without SSD Cache
  • SQLIO test results comparison with and without SSD Cache

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  • Test the read and write speeds of the RAID array
  • Install small update for the NIC speed test
  • Setup the NIC on Open-E DSS V7 for source and the other for destination
  • Verify NIC Info in the console screen
  • Perform NIC speed tests

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  • Step-by-Step Konfiguration von Open-E DSS V7
  • SSH vs. PuTTY (Plink)
  • Demo: CLI/API Beispiele (Snapshot Start, Stop, Status sowie Reboot, Shutdown)

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  • Installing Open-E DSS V7 as VSA
  • Enabling RAID as passthrough device in vClient
  • Adding the RAID to Open-E DSS V7
  • Creating RAID unit using Open-E DSS V7 Web GUI and MSSM
  • Checking the performance from the console accessing the log file

  • Step-by-step configuration of Open-E DSS V7
  • SSH vs. PuTTY (Plink)
  • CLI/API examples demo (snapshot start, stop, status and reboot, shutdown)

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2013.06.18

Todd Maxwell

  • Installing User Audit small update 70130-DSS-V7_SMB_users_audit
  • Setting up NAS volume and SMB share
  • Creating SMB audit log share
  • Enabling logging in NAS settings
  • Accessing the log file

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  • Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure (ZSPOF) Setup mit MPIO und Bonding
  • Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure Setup ausschließlich mit MPIO (mit Step-by-Step-Demo)
  • Ping Nodes - Best Practices
  • Heartbeat Paths - Best Practices
  • Performance - Best Practices
    • SSD Cache
    • Kostengünstiges 10Gbit-basiertes Setup

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2013.06.04

Todd Maxwell

  • Configure the NIS without containing users and groups below 101
  • Verify the NIS server is running
  • Connect to the NIS server

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  • Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure (ZSPOF) setup with MPIO and with bonding
  • Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure setup with MPIO only (with step-by-step demo)
  • Ping nodes - best practices
  • Heartbeat paths - best practices
  • Performance - best practices
    • SSD Cache
    • Low cost 10Gbit based setup

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  • Open-E DSS V6 or V7 Log file download
  • User Activity logs
  • iSCSI Target logs
  • iSCSI Sessions in tests.log
  • Criticial error logs

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2013.05.14

Janusz Bak

Installation von Open-E DSS V7:

  • Download von ISO oder ZIP image
  • Vorbereiten eines USB-Sticks mit dem Software Installer
  • Installation von Open-E DSS V7 als Virtual Machine auf ESXi

Einfaches NAS und iSCSI Setup:

  • Konfiguration von und Zugriff auf ein Public NAS Share
  • Verbindung zu ADS, Konfiguration von und Zugriff auf ein geschütztes Share
  • Konfiguration von und Zugriff auf ein iSCSI Target

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  • Review Active-Passive mode in current environment
  • Applying the Active-Active Key
  • Delete existing Replication Tasks
  • Create the Replication Tasks
  • Add task to Failover and the VIP

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2013.04.30

Janusz Bak

Installation of Open-E DSS V7:

  • Download of ISO or ZIP image
  • Preparing a USB stick with the software installer
  • Installing Open-E DSS V7 as a virtual machine on ESXi

Simple NAS and iSCSI setup:

  • Configuring and accessing a Public NAS Share
  • Connecting to ADS, configuring and accessing a protected Share
  • Configuring and accessing an iSCSI Target

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  • Configure SSD RAID 1 on controller
  • Run Open-E DSS V7 installer from CD or USB drive
  • Demo RAID redundancy live by removing 1 SSD
  • Open-E DSS V7 is still running live without downtime

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  • Installation und Konfiguration von Open-E DSS V7 als Virtual Machine
  • Para-virtuelle SCSI und VMXNET3 Treiber
  • Konfiguration eines RAID Controllers als PCI DirectPath Device vs. RAW Device Mapping
  • Host Cache Konfiguration
  • Starten der VM und einfaches Test-Setup mit iSCSI Target und Public NAS Share

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  • Verify the TRIAL Active-Active Failover is functioning
  • Moving resources to other node and applying the license
  • Applying license to second node
  • Restoring normal cluster setup

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  • Installation and configuration of Open-E DSS V7 as a Virtual Machine
  • Para-virtual SCSI and VMXNET3 drivers
  • Configuration of a RAID Controller as PCI DirectPath Device vs. RAW Device Mapping
  • Host Cache Configuration
  • Starting the VM and simple test setup with iSCSI Target and Public NAS share

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  • Increasing size of Volume Group, RAID migration
  • Increasing size of Volume Group, additional Units
  • Increasing size of Logical Volumes after Volume Group expansion
  • Increasing size of Logical Volumes after Volume Group expansion, with replication

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  • Open-E DSS V6 or V7 Download Log File
  • What is in the Log file
  • What main logs does the Open-E Support Team review
  • Searching for history events
  • Why remove logs after downloading the Log file

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  • Setting up Active-Passive cluster with Open-E DSS V7
  • Setting up Active-Active cluster with Open-E DSS V7
  • Benchmark comparison with Iometer tool

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  • Open-E DSS V6 or DSS V7 does not fully boot past 59%
  • Verify the RAID Array's health
  • Using the boot loader options to fully boot the system in Rescue Mode
  • Create another Volume Group
  • Set new Volume as the Default VG
  • Run the Repair Filesystem

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  • Open-E DSS V7 iSCSI Failover Active-Active Cluster step-by-step setup
  • 2 nodes Hyper-V Cluster step-by-step setup
  • Create a virtual machine
  • Testing planned and unplanned failover

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  • Open-E DSS V7 iSCSI Failover Active-Active Cluster Step-by-Step Setup
  • Hyper-V Cluster Step-by-Step Setup mit 2 Nodes
  • Erstellen einer Virtual Machine
  • Test eines geplanten und eines ungeplanten Failovers

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  • Quick failover configuration
  • Adding datastore to ESX
  • Configuring MPIO to be able to access data on physical IP when failover is disabled
  • Disabling failover and changing settings
  • Enabling failover
  • Disabling MPIO on ESX

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  • Open-E DSS V7 iSCSI Failover Active-Active Cluster step-by-step setup
  • 2 nodes Hyper-V Cluster step-by-step setup
  • Create a virtual machine
  • Testing planned and unplanned failover

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  • Creating a Software RAID
  • Add a Spare disconnected drive to a S/W RAID
  • Marking a unit as Faulty
  • Remove Software RAID unit

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  • Hinzufügen von neuen Volumes zum laufenden Cluster
  • Entfernen von Volumes vom laufenden Cluster
  • Verschieben von Volumes zwischen Resource Pools für Load Balancing Tuning
  • Erweiterung der Volume-Größe während der Cluster läuft
  • Simulation eines Stromausfalls an beiden Cluster Nodes und Neustart des Clusters nach Wiederherstellung der Stromzufuhr
  • Software Update bei laufendem Cluster

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  • Connecting to the LSI RAID with MegaRAID Storage Manager
  • Configure the Syslog categories or other specific events
  • See report in Open-E DSS V7 Event Viewer
  • Recommendation to setup the Open-E DSS V7 E-mail

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  • Add new volumes into a running cluster
  • Remove a volume from a running cluster
  • Move volumes between resource pools for load balancing tuning
  • Expand the volume size while the cluster is running
  • Power outage simulation of both cluster nodes and starting the cluster after a power restore
  • Software update while running a cluster

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2012.12.18

Todd Maxwell

  • Uses for Bond mode and MPIO
  • Verifying the types of NICs
  • Setting the NICs for the respective Bond mode
  • MPIO Settings with VMware and Microsoft
  • Settings with Jumbo Frames

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  • Installation und Konfiguration von OMD
  • Installation des Small Updates in Open-E DSS V7
  • Einschalten des API in Open-E DSS V7
  • Überwachung von Open-E DSS V7

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  • Installing and configuring OMD
  • Applying the small update to Open-E DSS V7
  • Enabling API in Open-E DSS V7
  • Monitoring the Open-E DSS V7

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  • Check the BIOS settings
  • Set Boot order if using the USB to install Open-E DSS V7
  • Accessing the Boot loader from the Architecture selection
  • Learning the Boot loader options when system halts at 59%

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  • Beispiel: Optimales HA Cluster Setup
  • Zusammenspiel von Bonding und Multipath
  • Volume Replication mit 10Gb Ethernet oder Round-Robin Bonding
  • Maximale Performance und Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure Setup
  • Test-Performance und Fehlersimulation mit Active-Active HA Cluster

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  • Verify your ISCSI Auto Failover
  • Check your VIP via Ping from ESX
  • Connect the ESX server to the VIP
  • Use iSCSI Storage Adapter in ESX
  • Create the Datastore from the Target
  • Install the Virtual Machine
  • Failover while installing the Virtual
  • Machine to test Failover is working

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  • Create an Open-E DSS V7 NAS volume
  • Create a Snapshot volume
  • Enable the Data Replication Agent
  • Create the NAS Share
  • Setup the R-Sync on the Linux host
  • Setup the Data Replication Task
  • Run the Task and verify the data was replicated to the Linux host

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  • Optimal HA cluster setup example
  • Bonding and Multipath working together
  • Volume Replication with 10Gb Ethernet or Round-Robin bonding
  • Maximum Performance and Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure setup
  • Testing performance and failure simulation with Active-Acitve HA Cluster

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  • Setup your NAS Logical Volume
  • Setup the Data Replication Agent for the assigned NAS Share
  • Configure DeltaCopy on the MS Server
  • Run the DeltaCopy to replicate the Data to the Open-E DSS V7 NAS Share
  • Verify the data is on the NAS Share

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  • Setting up Active-Passive cluster with Open-E DSS V7
  • Setting up Active-Active cluster with Open-E DSS V7
  • Benchmark comparison with IOmeter tool

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  • Disconnect all initiators connected to the VIP's
  • Stop the Open-E DSS V6 Auto Failover from the Primary/Active server
  • Update both Open-E DSS V6 servers to the latest build
  • Upgrade both Open-E DSS V6 servers to the latest Open-E DSS V7 build
  • Setup the volumes for Source and Destination
  • Enter the Host Binding and re-create your Volume Replication tasks
  • Configure the Open-E DSS V7 Auto Failover service

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  • Beispiel: Optimales HA Cluster Setup
  • Zusammenspiel von Bonding und Multipath
  • Volume Replication mit 10Gb Ethernet oder Round-Robin Bonding
  • Maximale Performance und Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure Setup
  • Test-Performance und Fehlersimulation mit Acitve-Active HA Cluster

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  • Overview of the scenario to reduce the cost of additonal Servers
  • Demonstrate the 2 Physical Open-E DSS V7 Source Servers
  • Setup with the vSphere Hypervisor 5.0
  • Configure the 2 Open-E DSS V7 Virtual Machines
  • Start the Volume Replication Tasks

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  • Optimal HA cluster setup example
  • Bonding and Multipath working together
  • Volume Replication with 10Gb Ethernet or Round-Robin bonding
  • Maximum Performance and Zero-Single-Point-of-Failure setup
  • Testing the cluster functionality

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  • Verifying the Shares that you want to copy your data to the Destination Share
  • Demonstrate the File Commander from the Console Tools to copy your data
  • Create a Snapshot and assign it to the NAS Logical Volume
  • Use the Data Replication to copy the data to the Destination Share
  • Verify the data is residing on the Destination Share

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  • Vorstellung des LSI 9265-8I SSD-Festplatten und Cache Cade Pro 2.0
  • Setup und Konfiguration des LSI RAID Controllers
  • Setup von Open-E DSS V7 mit Volumes
  • Performance-Test mit dem LSI 9265-8I

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  • Create the NAS Logical Volume and Share for use with MAC clients
  • Configuring Active Directory Services Authentication in Open-E DSS V7
  • How to join the MAC client to Domain
  • Accessing files from the Open-E DSS V7 via SMB
  • Accessing files from the Open-E DSS V7 via AFP

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  • Introduction to the LSI 9265-8I
  • SSD Drives and the Cache Cade Pro 2.0
  • Setup and Configuration of the LSI
  • Setup the Open-E DSS V7 with Volumes
  • Performance testing with the LSI 9265-8I

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  • Demo: Installation und Konfiguration von Open-E DSS V7 als Virtual Machine, Para-virtual SCSI und VMXNET Treiber
  • HA Cluster mit zwei anstatt vier physischen Servern, Open-E DSS V7 als Virtual Machines vs. Open-E DSS V7 auf einem physischen Server
  • Demo: iSCSI Failover mit Open-E DSS V7 als Virtual Machines, auf zwei Hosts mit VMware ESXi 5.0, konfiguriert als HA Cluster

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  • Installing the iSCSI initiator and dm-multipath
  • Connection to the iSCSI target on Open-E DSS V7
  • Configuring dm-multipath
  • Format the volume and mounting from the Ubuntu Server
  • Verify the performance

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  • Create new Virtual Machine with optimal setting for DSS V7
  • Install the DSS V7 and configure the VM after installation

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  • Demo: Installation and configuration of Open-E DSS V7 as Virtual Machine, Para-virtual SCSI and VMXNET drivers
  • HA Cluster with two physical servers instead of four, Open-E DSS V7 running as virtual machines vs. DSS V7 on physical server
  • Demo: iSCSI Failover with Open-E DSS V7 running as virtual machines, on two hosts with VMware ESXi 5.0 configured as HA Cluster

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  • Basic iSCSI Active-Active Failover setup with DSS V7
  • Testing the HA cluster functionality

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2012.07.18

Todd Maxwell

  • Overview and recommendations for iSCSI Active-Active Failover for Open-E DSS V7
  • Setup of the iSCSI Active-Active Failover
  • Configuration"Setting up iSCSI Active-Active Failover for Open-E DSS V7
  • Recommendations for the setup

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  • Setup the Open-E DSS V6 iSCSI Targets on both the Source and Destination
  • Configure the Open-E DSS V6 Auto Failover service
  • Enter the Virtual IP Addresses on both the Source and Destination
  • Connect the ESXi 5.0 via its initiator to the Open-E DSS V6 Virtual IP Addresses
  • Configure the MPIO settings on ESXi 5.0

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  • How to configure DSS V6 iSCSI and NAS (NFS) Failover
  • How to connect iSCSI and NFS storage in ESXi 5.0
  • Demo of how DSS V6 iSCSI and NAS (NFS) Failover tolerates IO-errors
  • Duplex Server, a better Dual Controller

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  • Konfiguration von Open-E DSS V6 mit SNMP powered UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
  • Demo: Stromausfall und Wiederherstellung
  • Konfiguration von und Umgang mit Open-E DSS V6 CLI / API
  • Demo: Script Controlled System Shutdown"

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  • Configure RAID array and caching with and without BBU
  • Create iSCSI target
  • Tune the target (SCST) parameters from Open-E DSS V6 Console
  • Set the iSCSI initiator IP Adresses in VMware to connect to the Open-E DSS V6 target
  • Verify connectivity from the ESXi

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  • How to configure Open-E DSS V6 with SNMP powered UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
  • Power outage and Power restore Demo
  • How to configure and how to work with Open-E DSS V6 CLI/API
  • Script controlled system shutdown Demo

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  • Configure UPS connection from Open-E DSS V6 WebGUI
  • Verify Connection from PowerChute application
  • Verify continued power from UPS system
  • Issue graceful shutdown from UPS system

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  • Konfiguration von DSS V6 iSCSI Failover und NAS (NFS) Failover
  • Verbinden von iSCSI und NFS Storage in ESXi 5.0
  • Demo: Toleranz von IO-Fehlern bei DSS V6 iSCSI und NAS (NFS) Failover
  • Duplex Server, ein besserer Dual Controller

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  • Recommended boot media for DSS V6
  • Using the Filesystem Repair Utility
  • Replacing failed boot medium or have an alternative boot medium
  • Saving and Restoring the DSS V6 Settings and Configuration file

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  • Verify working failover pair
  • Simulate power failure on primary node
  • Verify secondary node becomes active node
  • Restore power to Primary, and boot
  • Restart failover service on Primary node
  • Sync volumes from secondary node to primary node, and failback to primary node
  • Verify primary node is active node

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  • Stop the Auto Failover Service on the Primary and Secondary
  • Stop the Volume Replication Tasks Disable the Replication feature on the iSCSI Logical Volumes
  • Modify both the Primary and Secondary iSCSI Logical Volumes to increase their size
  • Enable the Replication feature on the iSCSI Logical Volumes
  • Restart the Volume Replication Tasks
  • Restart the Auto Failover Service on the Primary and Secondary

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  • Konfiguration von Snapshots für Daten (Dateien) Replikation
  • Konfiguration der Daten (Dateien) Replikation im LAN, WAN und in einem Einzelsystem
  • Einsatz der Daten (Dateien) Replikation mit one-to-one, one-to-many und many-to-one
  • Demo: Daten (Dateien) Replikation über WAN

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2012.04.10

Todd Maxwell

  • Introduction to the new Intel server Boards
  • Intel new line of RAID Controllers
  • Upgrades with Premium Features
  • SSD Cache 2.0 for Read and Write HOT Data

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2012.04.03

Janusz Bak

  • How to configure snapshots for Data (Files) Replication
  • How to configure Data (Files) Replication in LAN, WAN and within single system
  • Data (Files) Replication deployment with one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-one
  • Demo: Data (Files) Replication via WAN

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  • Introduction to the LSI 9265-8I
  • SSD Drives and the Cache Cade 2.0
  • Setup and Configuration of the LSI
  • Setup the Open-E DSS V6 with Volumes
  • Performance testing with the LSI 9265-8I

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  • Volume Replication Setup
  • Installation von Tuning Small Updates
  • Performance Check mit NUTTCP Small Update
  • Tunen des 10GbE Interface mit SYSCTL Small Update
  • Tunen des Volume Replication Setups

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  • What you need to know about S.M.A.R.T.
  • S.M.A.R.T. explained for Hardware and Software RAID's
  • Setting up the S.M.A.R.T. service
  • Viewing the S.M.A.R.T. results
  • Recommend setting up email for any alerts from S.M.A.R.T.

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  • The Volume Replication Setup
  • Installing Tuning Small Updates
  • Checking performance with NUTTCP small update
  • Tuning 10GbE interface using SYSCTL small update
  • Tuning the Volume Replication setups

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  • Verifying the Auto Failover is stable and functioning
  • How to apply the Small Update to allow for the added Tasks
  • Restart the Auto Failover service from the Secondary
  • Apply the Small Update to the Primary and Failover to the Secondary
  • Adding the tasks to the Auto Failover

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  • Demo: Installation und Konfiguration von Open-E DSS V6 als virtueller Server;
  • Paravirtuelle SCSI und VMXNET Treiber. HA Cluster mit zwei anstatt vier physischen Servern. DSS V6 als virtueller Server vs. DSS V6 auf einem physischen Server;
  • Demo: iSCSI Failover mit Open-E DSS V6 als virtueller Server auf zwei Hosts mit VMware ESXi 5.0 konfiguriert als HA Cluster.

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  • Demo: Installation and configuration of Open-E DSS V6 as Virtual Machine.
    Paravirtual SCSI and VMXNET drivers
  • HA Cluster with two physical servers instead of four.
    DSS V6 running as virtual machines vs. DSS V6 on physical server
  • Demo: iSCSI Failover with Open-E DSS V6 running as virtual machines on two hosts with Vmware ESXi 5.0 configured as HA cluster

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  • What the vmProtect 6.0 can do for Backing up your Virtual Machines
  • Verify the datastores are working with the Open-E DSS V6 Targets
  • Install and Run the vmProtect so connct to the ESX host
  • Create a Backup task to back up the Virtual Machines
  • How to Restore from Backup to the Virtual Machines

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  • What is the cloud? Is the cloud ready?
  • Where are the costs of SaaS (Storage as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) for the data center?
  • Why is Open-E DSS V6 best suited for offsite (data center) storage?
  • Virtualized vs. Dedicated Open-E DSS V6 SAN
  • Virtualization and Failover with Open-E DSS V6 in the cloud

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  • Vorstellung: Adaptec MaxCache
  • Vorstellung: STEC SSD
  • Überblick über Open-E DSS V6 mit Adaptec maxCache und STEC SSD
  • Demo: Setup von iSCSI Volumes auf Open-E DSS V6
  • Demo: Vergleich Benchmarking von RAID Arrays mit und ohne SSD Cache

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  • Introduction: Adaptec MaxCache
  • Introduction: STEC SSD
  • Overview of the Open-E DSS V6 with Adaptec maxCache and STEC SSD
  • Demo: Setup of iSCSI Volumes on DSS V6
  • Demo: Comparison benchmarking of RAID array with and without SSD Cache

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  • Setup the proper NICs for Bonding (if using Jumbo Frames set for both)
  • Select the NICs for the MPIO
  • Select the Virtual IP Adresses to be used with the MPIO
  • Start the Auto Failover service
  • Check the iSCSI initiator settings and set the MPIO functions

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  • Konfiguration des Open-E DSS V6 iSCSI-Failover
  • Verbindung mit iSCSI Storage in ESXi 5.0
  • Demo: Toleranz von Open-E DSS V6 iSCSI-Failover bei Stromausfall am primären Server
  • Demo: Toleranz von Open-E DSS V6 iSCSI-Failover bei IO-Fehlern
  • Verbindung zwischen einem Open-E DSS V6 Node und einem Cluster nach komplettem RAID-Ausfall

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  • Configure the Fiber Channel HBA for Target Mode with the Qlogic
  • Create the Fiber Channel volume
  • Setup the Alias and WWN for the Fiber Channel HBA
  • Assign the Alias to the Fiber Channel Group
  • Verify the Fiber Channnel connection with XEN
  • Setup the Multipath in the XEN server

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  • Setup the NAS Logical volumes on both Open-E DSS V6 servers
  • Create the Snapshot and assign to the Souce NAS Logical Volume
  • Enable the Data Replication feature on both Open-E DSS V6 servers
  • Configure the Router to use Port 873
  • Perform the Data Replication function

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  • How to configure Open-E DSS V6 iSCSI-Failover
  • How to connect iSCSI storage in ESXi 5.0
  • Demo of how Open-E DSS V6 iSCSI-Failover tolerates power outage of the primary storage
  • Demo of how Open-E DSS V6 iSCSI-Failover tolerates IO-errors
  • How to join Open-E DSS V6 node to a cluster after a total RAID disaster

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  • Verify that the Open-E DSS V6 and all Firmware is updated
  • Check if all NIC connections are performing at proper speeds - Run the Ping function from the Console Tools
  • Review the log file from the Open-E DSS V6
  • Check RAID Controller to make sure the Write Cache is enabled

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  • Snapshots für die Daten-Replikation (Dateien) konfigurieren
  • Daten-Replikation (Dateien) in LAN, WAN und einem einzelnen System konfigurieren
  • Einsatz von Daten-Replikation (Dateien) mit one-to-one, one-to-many und many-to-one
  • Demo: Daten-Replikation (Dateien) im LAN

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  • Dynamic Units with USB Drives
  • Dynamic Units with SATA Drives
  • Dynamic Units with RAID Sets
  • Dynamic Units with a FC Target
  • Dynamic Units with a iSCSI Target

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  • How to configure snapshots for Data (Files) Replication
  • How to configure Data (Files) Replication in LAN, WAN and within single system
  • Data (Files) Replication deployment with one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-one
  • Demo: Data (Files) Replication in LAN

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  • Accessing your RAID Controller
  • Enter your E-Mail settings for the RAID Controller
  • Run tests to see if the RAID Controller is able to send out the E-Mail
  • Troubleshooting if E-Mails are not able to be sent out for delivery
  • LSI RAID controllers can use the Open-E DSS V6 E-Mail setup

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2011.10.11

Janusz Bak

  • Aktuelle Praxis bei IO-Fehlern
  • Vermeidung von Problemen durch IO-Fehler
  • Setup von Open-E DSS V6 mit iSCSI Failover mit VMware ESXI
  • Demo Handling des Open-E DSS V6 iSCSI Failover bei IO-Failovers und Ausführung des Failovers

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  • Stop and Remove the replication tasks for all Volumes
  • Increase the Volumes on each node
  • Re-enable the Volume Replication for each node
  • Re-create the Volume Replication tasks for each volume
  • Start the Volume Replication tasks
2011.09.06

Todd Maxwell

  • Why WORM Volumes are often used
  • Possibilities of working with WORM Volumes
  • How to create a NAS WORM Volume
  • How to create a NAS Share
  • Demonstrate the usage of how files are kept safe from deletion

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2011.08.30

Janusz Bak

  • How to check hardware health
  • How to check hardware RAID
  • What to do in case of DEGRADED RAID (as a result of a drive failure)
  • How to use iSCSI and FC Volumes
  • Static vs. Dynamic Target Recovery with VMware
  • How to maintain Multi-Storage Units System
  • How to install Open-E Data Storage Software (DSS)
  • Relation between Volume size and RAM
  • Hardware quality: System Temperature, System Chassis, Vibrations, Raid Port Labelling

  • Configure the Fiber Channel HBA for Target Mode with the Qlogic
  • Create the Fiber Channel volume
  • Setup the Alias and WWN for the Fiber Channel HBA
  • Assign the Alias to the Fiber Channel Group
  • Verify the Fiber Channel connection with SANsurfer
  • Complete the Multipath in Microsoft

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  • Konfiguration von Open-E DSS V6 NAS (NFS) Failover mit Bonding
  • Gegenüberstellung von Bonding und MPIO
  • Konfiguration von ESXi 4.1 für NFS
  • Benchmark Test mit IOmeter auf einer virtuellen Maschine untar Windows 2008

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  • Configure the Fiber Channel HBA for Target Mode with the Qlogic
  • Create the Fiber Channel
  • Setup the Alias and WWN for the Fiber Channel HBA
  • Assign the Alias to the Fiber Channel Group
  • Verify the Fiber Channel connection with VMware
  • Setup the Multipath in VMware

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  • Setup your Router use the WAN Volume Replication ports
  • Create the iSCSI volumes on both Source and Destination
  • Setup the Mirrored IP Addresses on both Source and Destination
  • Enter the WAN Replication ID on both Source and Destination
  • Create the Volume Replication Task and set the Bandwidth
  • Start the Volume Replication Task and verify the volumes are consistent

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  • Stop the Auto Failover service on the Primary and Secondary
  • Stop and Delete the Volume Replication Tasks on the Primary
  • Disable the Replication feature for the Volume in the Volume Manger
  • Add the additional capacity to the iSCSI Volume and add the Replication
  • Create the Volume Replication Task for the Source Volume to the Destination
  • Start the Auto Failover service

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  • Konfiguration von iSCSI-Failover für MPIO
  • Unterschied zwischen statischer gegenüber dynamischer iSCSI Erkennung ESXi 4.1
  • Konfiguration von MPIO mit ESXi 4.1
  • Tuning von MPIO in ESXi 4.1
  • MPIO Benchmark mit IO-Meter mit der virtuellen Maschine Windows 2008R2

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  • How to configure DSS V6 iSCSI-Failover for MPIO
  • Static vs. Dynamic iSCSI Targets discovery in ESXI 4.1
  • How to configure MPIO with ESXI 4.1
  • MPIO tuning in ESXI 4.1
  • MPIO benchmark with IOmeter using Windows 2008 Virtual Machine

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  • Setup the NIC and DNS and Gateway
  • Setup a NAS Logical Volume
  • Enable the Antivirus Service
  • Update the Antivirus updates
  • Create the Antivirus Tasks

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  • Konfiguration von Snapshots für Datenreplikation
  • Konfiguration von Datenreplikation innerhalb eines Systems über LAN und WAN
  • One-to-One, One-to-Many und Many-to-One Anwendungen von Datenreplikation

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  • setup a NAS Logical Volume to store the Microsoft data
  • create a NAS Share from the NAS Logical Volume
  • access the Console Tools from the Console Screen
  • perform the data migration from the "Add-ons" tool
  • set the Access rights for the users

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2011.06.07

Janusz Bak

  • How to configure snapshots for data replications
  • How to configure data replication in LAN, WAN and within single system
  • Data Replication deployment with one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-one

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  • What the Open-E DSS V6 API function can do for you
  • Enabling the API function with the Open-E DSS V6
  • Stage the OpenSSH for Windows (other applications will work)
  • Demonstrate how to create Volumes, Users and more with the API

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  • Planung und Erstellung von Snapshots für Administratoren
  • Verwendung von NAS und iSCSI Snapshots
  • Verwaltung der Snapshots über eigenes Skript
  • Planung und Konfiguration der Datenreplikation für Datenredundanz

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  • Performance testing - setting up the NIC's for both DSS V6 systems
  • Installing the NIC test small update upd_0574-DSS_V6.upd
  • Test NIC's from Console Tools in Add-ins section
  • Setting up the Volumes to be used with DSS V6
  • Installing the Volume test small update "upd_0524-DSS_V6.upd"
  • Performing Read and Write test from Console Tools in Add-ons section.

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Keen on learning more about

  • How to plan and create snapshots for typical administrator needs
  • How to use NAS and iSCSI snapshots and to control snapshots remotely
  • How to plan and configure data replication for data redundancy

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All about snapshots:

  • Understanding Snapshots
  • Creating your Snapshot Volumes
  • Assigning Snapshot Volumes for your FC, iSCSI and NAS Volumes
  • Setup Scheduled Tasks
  • How to access the Snapshot via FC, iSCSI and NAS

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Basic information about:

  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • NAS and iSCSI Best Practices
  • User and Task Snapshots
  • Data Replication
  • Volume Replication and high available Cluster iSCSI Failover

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Learn how to configure Open-E DSS V6 iSCSI Failover for MPIO and how to configure MPIO with ESXi 4.1. This webcast also covers MPIO tuning in ESXi 4.1 and MPIO benchmark with IOmeter using Windows 2008 Virtual Machine.

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  • Determine the type of data that will be migrated to your SAN
  • Factors to consider if you will need 1 GbE or a 10GbE NICs
  • Setting up your Open-E DSS V6 with iSCSI Volumes
  • Creating your iSCSI Targets for your iSCSI Initiators
  • Connecting to the iSCSI Targets to migrate your data
  • Expanding your iSCSI Volumes more efficiently then a DAS

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Learn how to configure Open-E DSS V6 iSCSI-Failover for MPIO and how to configure MPIO with ESXi 4.1. This webcast also covers MPIO tuning in ESXi 4.1 and MPIO benchmark with IOmeter using Windows 2008 Virtual Machine.

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Basic information about:

  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • NAS and iSCSI Best Practices
  • User and Task Snapshots
  • Data Replication
  • Volume Replication and high available Cluster iSCSI Failover

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Basic information about installation, configuration, NAS and iSCSI Best Practices, User and Task Snapshots, Data Replication, Volume Replication and high available Cluster iSCSI Failover.

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2011.02.08

Todd Maxwell

Gain information about the Basic Support Plan, Standard Support Plan, Premium Support Plan, 24/7 Support Plan per incident and about how to obtain a Support Plan for your Open-E DSS V6.

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A German webcast on how to configure DSS V6 iSCSI Failover for Multipath, the configuration of Multipath with XenServer and checking Failover and Failback with Windows 2008 VM.

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2011.01.25

Todd Maxwell

Find answers to the following questions:

  • When should you activate your software?
  • Why is it important to activate?
  • What are the difference between the product key and activation, selecting Online or Offline activation and verifying your activation via the GUI or Console Screen?

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An informative webcast about:

  • Setting up the DSS V6 with Fiber Channel, iSCSI and NAS for Disaster recovery methods
  • Volume Replication
  • iSCSI Auto Failover
  • Data Replication (NAS Shares)
  • Backup and Restore (NAS Shares)
  • Snapshots (Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS Volumes)

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Here's a German webcast which explains how to configure the DSS V6 for MPIO, MPIO with ESX 4.x, MPIO with Windows 2008 and MPIO benchmark with IOmeter.

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Here's a webcast which explains how to configure the DSS V6 for MPIO, MPIO with ESX 4.x, MPIO with Windows 2008 and MPIO benchmark with IOmeter.

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Keen on learning more about:

  • How to plan and create snapshots for typical administrator needs
  • How to use NAS and iSCSI snapshots and to control snapshots remotely or how to plan and configure data replication for data redundancy

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Get to know:

  • How to configure your RAID Array with LSI and 3Ware controllers
  • How to optimize performance
  • How to expand your existing RAID Array with LSI and 3Ware
  • How to increase your existing Volume Groups with an expanded RAID Array

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Keen on learning more about:

  • How to plan and create snapshots for typical administrator needs
  • How to use NAS and iSCSI snapshots and to control snapshots remotely or how to plan and configure data replication for data redundancy

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This Webcast tells you:

  • Where to download log files
  • How to view log files
  • What's in the log files
  • Which log files are most important

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  • iSCSI Failover configuration (Unicast versus Broadcast explained)
  • How to configure iSCSI Failover with Unicast and Static Routing
  • iSCSI Failover cluster as High Availability solution for VMware and Windows 2008
  • How to update iSCSI Failover cluster in production and testing iSCSI Failover and Failback with power failure and network path failure simulation.

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2010.10.12

Todd Maxwell

Gain knowledge about:

  • Where to download all new releases for the DSS V6
  • How to receive notice of the new releases for the DSS V6
  • Where to install the latest DSS V6 version and the proper procedure to Update your DSS V6 with Auto Failover

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Check out this webcast for:

  • Creating NAS Logical Volumes
  • A Snapshot Logical Volume or your NAS Share for enabling the Data Replication agent on the destination as well as for creating a task for the Data Replication.

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2010.09.14

Todd Maxwell

Find out more about:

  • Setting up the DSS V6 with DNS and time configurations
  • Create the NAS Logical Volume and Share name
  • Configure the DSS V6 to authenticate to the ADS Server
  • Verifying the ADS Users and Groups which are imported

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  • iSCSI Failover configuration (Unicast versus Broadcast explained)
  • How to configure iSCSI Failover with Unicast and Static Routing
  • iSCSI Failover cluster as High Availability solution for VMware and Windows 2008
  • How to update iSCSI Failover cluster in production
  • Testing iSCSI Failover and Failback with power failure and network path failure simulation

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2010.08.31

Todd Maxwell

Improve your knowledge of:

  • Installing the DSS V6 on a USB Flash Stick
  • Necessary RAID configuration for boot media
  • Boot media requirements and considerations
  • Installing the DSS V6 on a 2GB RAID Volume
  • Using the Software installer and other points of interest

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The topics of this webcast cover the Logical Volume Manager with access to external storage pools via built-in iSCSI Initiator, Snapshots, restore data from Snapshots and Data Replication.

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  • The Logical Volume Manager with access to external storage pools via built-in iSCSI Initiator
  • Snapshots
  • Restore data from Snapshots and Data Replication

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Using of console screen functions - step by step.

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2010.07.15

Todd Maxwell

Backup functions in Open-E DSS V6:

  • iSCSI Targets
  • USB Drives
  • Volume Groups
  • Tape Drives

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Installing the DSS V6 as a Virtual Machine in VMware ESX 4.0.

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The topics of this webcast cover:

  • The Logical Volume Manager with access to external storage pools via built-in iSCSI Initiator
  • Snapshots
  • How to Restore data from Snapshots and Data Replication

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DSS V6 iSCSI failover solution - configuration and best practices.

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DSS V6 iSCSI failover solution - configuration and best practices.

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Best practices and interesting solutions:

  • Data redundancy versus hardware redundancy
  • Hardware health and its proofing for production and shipping
  • Dealing with degraded RAID
  • Using of iSCSI and FC volumes in contrast to NAS network attachment volumes
  • Multi Storage Units Systems - rules and configuration
  • Boot Media - manual
  • Volume sizes and RAM sizes
  • Chassis parameters - temperature, vibrations and disc labeling

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Best practices and interesting solutions:

  • Data redundancy versus hardware redundancy
  • Hardware health and its proofing for production and shipping
  • Dealing with degraded RAID
  • Using of iSCSI and FC volumes in contrast to NAS network attachment volumes
  • Multi Storage Units Systems - rules and configuration
  • Boot Media - manual
  • Volume sizes and RAM sizes
  • Chassis parameters - temperature, vibrations and disc labeling

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Training with iSCSI auto-failover with two powervault systems from ICC.

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2010.02.22

Todd Maxwell

Yes, it's easy - get to know about

  • Choosing the best install method for Open-E DSS V6
  • Accessing the Open-E DSS V6 GUI
  • Configuring the main setup features
  • Creating your RAID Array for the Open-E DSS V6 Volumes, Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS Logical Volumes and Fibre Channel, iSCSI Targets and NAS Shares for use.

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  • How to configure DSS V6 iSCSI Failover for Multipath
  • The configuration of Multipath with XenServer and checking Failover and Failback with Windows 2008 VM

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Learn from this video how you can configure and use Open-E DSS V5 with BackupExec.

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