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EMC-IAM - Isilon Administration and Management (EMC-IAM)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Course Duration : 5 Days

IThe course prepares students to perform Isilon cluster administration. Topics include the configuration of basic and advanced SmartConnect, SMB and NFS client access; FTP, HTTP configurations; data protection/replication in single and multi-cluster implementations, archive deployment, snapshots and replication, SNMP integration, data protection and caching, analytics and monitoring, auditing and the job engine. This training consists of 8 modules. The total time required to complete this course is approximately 5 days.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for customers.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have a suitable knowledgebase/skill set. The student must have an understanding of:

  • Networking fundamentals such as TCP/IP, DNS and routing
  • An introduction to storage such as NAS/SAN differences and basic storage principles and features
  • Installation process of an Isilon cluster.

Students should have completed the following EMC courses:

  • Isilon Fundamentals (e-learning)
  • Isilon Installation and Initial Configuration (e-learning)

Course Objectives

  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the overall Isilon cluster architecture

  • Explain the cluster layout and different types of access

  • Navigate the details of file access

  • Configure cluster features

  • Utilize the tools to perform cluster monitoring

Course Content

The content of this course is designed to support the course objectives.

The following focus areas are included in this course:

Isilon architecture overview

  • Isilon cluster architecture

  • Hardware nodes o Data protection

  • Storage types o Management access

  • RBAC  Data layout and protection

  • Protection and overhead

  • Sub pools, data layout, and actual protection

  • Caching o Network configuration


Access to the cluster

  • External interface connections

  • SmartConnect o Directory service integration

  • Access zones  File access

  • Identity management

  • Access utilizing multiple protocols

  • Permissions

  • Configuring shares and exports

  • Alternative platform access

Storage management

  • Node pools and tiers

  • Smartpools and file pools

  • SmartQuotas

  • SnapShotIQ

  • SyncIQ

  • Deduplication

  • SmartLock

Application Integration

  • Hadoop and HDFS 

  • NDMP and backup

  • Auditing


  • Installing InsightIQ

  • Using InsightIQ and FSA o ESRS

Job Engine

  • Job engine architecture

  • Built-in jobs

  • Data integrity safeguards

  • Jobs and job management

Course ID: EMC-IAM

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