Introduction to EMC ViPR 2.2

This course provides an introduction to EMC ViPR, a software-defined storage platform. We will cover what ViPR is at a high level and walk-through installation and configuration. Watch this course to learn how ViPR can provide self-service and storage automation.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 26, 2015
Duration
2h 16m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 26, 2015
Duration
2h 16m
Description

This course provides and introduction of EMC ViPR, a software-defined storage platform. We will cover what ViPR is at a high level and walk-through installation and configuration. Watch this course to learn how ViPR can provide self-service and storage automation. This course will start out describing what ViPR is and the constructs associated with it. Each module builds on top of the previous, almost all with live demos that will enable you to successfully install, configure, and use ViPR. Stop wasting your time manually provisioning and managing your storage; start automating today with ViPR!

About the author
About the author

Josh Coen is a Cloud Architect working for Sirius Computer Solutions, a national systems integrator. Josh has been working in the industry for 15 years, specifically with virtualization and storage technologies since 2006. Josh is a VMware VCDX #129 and holds a BS in Information Technology.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction
Hey, welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Josh Coen. You're watching Introduction to EMC ViPR. So, let's start off with a quick overview of what we're going to talk about in this module. First up is we're going to talk about what is ViPR. We'll talk about where it fits, and also where it does not fit inside of the datacenter. And what problems that ViPR solves. We're going to talk about the different constructs and terms that are related to ViPR, and this will be important for future modules of the course, to make sure that we're on the same page with what we're talking about. And then finally, we're going to go over the ViPR controller architecture.

Installing the ViPR Controller
Hey, welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Josh Coen. You're watching Installing the ViPR Controller. In this module, we're going to talk about some of the different items that are required to install the ViPR Controller. We're going to talk about installation prerequisites. These are things you're going to need in place before you can install the ViPR Controller, things like IP addresses, log in credentials, the normal things that you might need whenever you install a new piece of software into your environment. We're going to talk about some different installation scenarios in which the ViPR Controller can be deployed in. Now, there are actually three different installation scenarios that are available, and I'll cover each one of those, as well as what some of the use cases might be for them. Then finally, I'm going to take you through what an installation looks like in a live demo in my lab.

Authentication, Tenants, and Projects
Hey, welcome to Pluralsight, I'm Josh Coen. You're watching Authentication, Tenants, and Projects. In this module, we're going to discuss the different authentication options, which is LDAP and local, and really the only option is LDAP authentication and you're going to see why I say that here in a second. We'll talk about multi-tenancy within ViPR, we'll go over the different options that are available, there's three tenant scenarios that are supported. We'll cover each scenario and talk about whether they might or might not be applicable, then we're going to segue into the ViPR projects. Now, if you remember from module one, we talked about ViPR projects a little bit in the constructs section and a project is basically a logical grouping of storage related resources, but we'll get a little bit more into detail with projects in this module. And then finally, we're going to dive into another demo and we're going to walk through how to set up an authentication provider and I'll show you how to create a tenant and a new project within that tenant.

Adding Physical Assets to the ViPR Controller
Hey, welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Josh Coen, and you're watching "Adding Physical Assets to the ViPR Controller. " In this module, we're going to start adding physical assets into the ViPR Controller. This is the first step towards automating your storage environment. We're going to start off by talking about storage providers. Now, storage providers are broken up into storage systems and storage providers, and I'm going to go through a few examples of both of those. We're then going to talk about networks. There are also two network options, and that's going to be IP networks or Fibre Channel networks, and I'll also go through some examples of those. And then the final thing we're going to touch on are compute providers. I'm not going to dive really deep into compute providers, but I think it's important to highlight a few things that surround them. And then, of course, we're going to top off the module with a demo of adding physical assets to the ViPR Controller.

Configuring Virtual Assets on the ViPR Controller
Hey, welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Josh Coen. You're watching Configuring Virtual Assets on the ViPR Controller. In this module we're going to talk about virtual arrays and virtual pools. Now, a virtual array is the aggregation of one or more physical arrays, or physical storage systems. And a virtual pool, which can be a block virtual pool or a file-virtual pool, are sets of storage capabilities that are abstracted from the physical array. We're going to round out the module by going through a demo and in the demo I'll take you through adding virtual arrays and adding virtual pools, and you'll see how the two are related and how they interact with each other.

Using the ViPR Service Catalog
Hey, welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Josh Coen, and you're watching Using the ViPR Service Catalog. This module is all about storage provisioning. In the previous modules, we've been doing a lot of the leg work to get the ViPR controller ready for storage provisioning, and now we're ready to start automating some storage. We're going to talk about the ViPR Service Catalog, and this is part of the ViPR Controller UI where a user's going to go to actually provision storage services. We'll talk about the provisioning process for a VMware VMFS datastore, and we'll show you how it's requested and talk about what ViPR's doing in the background. We're also going to talk about provisioning VMware NFS datastores. Now, this process is pretty similar to provisioning a VMFS datastore, but there are some differences, so we'll kind of go through those steps as well. And then, finally, we're going to jump back into the lab, and I'll take you through the ViPR Service Catalog, and we'll walk through the provisioning process for both VMware NFS and VMFS datastores.