Course info
Jul 5, 2014
3h 44m

This course walks you through what you need to know to properly plan, deploy, and manage EMC's new purpose-built all flash array. This course is for the IT admin that has some knowledge of storage and wants to learn about EMC's new flash array platform.

About the author
About the author

Jason Nash has over 15 years of industry experience and is currently the Data Center Solutions Principal at Varrow, a leader in virtualization, storage, and DR located in the southeast.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Basic Configuration
Welcome to Pluralsight. You are watching the module Basic Configuration. So now let's go into configuring the XtremIO system, and the cool thing is there is very little that you need to do. There is nothing that you need to tune on the XtremIO system, so we really don't have to get into the RAID configurations and stripe sizes and cache memory settings and all the stuff that we've had to do in the past with traditional storage arrays. Once you deploy the XtremIO, and you saw how simple that was in the last lesson, you're basically ready to go. All you're going to do is install some management --- not install, is configure some of the basic management functions, alerts, contacts, some of the management system things, and then start carving up storage and attaching it to your host. You do need to perform a few basic things, as we'll see, but those are actually very, very minor, things like call-home information so that it'll report back if a disk fails, SNMP if you want to monitor it with an SNMP tool, syslog for logging and information on errors, maybe use something like Splunk or LoginSite, that is where we'll set that up, and any other monitoring that you want to do, so things like alerts or events within the system. So it's very simple. This won't be a really long in-depth crazy lab, but one thing it will do is give us a chance to go through the XMS UI, and you'll just see how simple and slick that is. So let's go ahead and go into the lab. We're going to walk through the XMS UI, configure basic settings such as notifications, syslog, and SNMP, and, you know, some of the other settings that you'll see in there around alerts and that sort of thing. So with that, let's go ahead and jump on in.