Optimizing Storage Services for Applications with XtremIO and X2


Start End Duration Location Details
January 17, 2022 January 19, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
April 11, 2022 April 13, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
July 18, 2022 July 20, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
October 17, 2022 October 19, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)

Course Details

Optimizing Storage Services for Applications with XtremIO and X2

Course Code: OSSAX2

Duration: 3 Days


•    XtremIO and X2 foundational knowledge 
•    Connectivity protocols: IP, FC, iSCSI  
•    Basic understanding of Windows, UNIX, and other operating systems  
•    Virtualized data center concepts  
•    FC and iSCSI SANs  
•    Storage network troubleshooting and performance concepts  
•    Specific application architecture and functionalities –Oracle and VDI  
•    Data protection and business continuity fundamentals 

Course Description:

This course goes beyond simple administration and provides in-depth understanding of how to leverage and optimize XtremIO and XtremIO X2 features and capabilities in specific application areas. The course begins with providing hands-on coverage of operational aspects of the XtremIO and X2 environments, and then leads to new XtremIO X2 features and performance optimization. Lastly, it focuses on considerations and best practices for system integration with specific application use cases and the industry’s leading data protection solutions such as RecoverPoint, VPLEX, and AppSync. 

Course Objectives:

•    Describe proper configuration and integration of XtremIO X2 systems for end to end communication and all points in between  
•    Obtain maximum availability from a solution by properly configuring replication and proactive monitoring through alerts  
     •    Analyze workloads and optimize for maximum performance thresholds  
•    Create custom reports, determine patterns and confirm SLA guidelines  
•    Describe data protection capabilities of XtremIO using RecoverPoint, VPLEX, and AppSync  
•    Describe integration best practices for VDI and Oracle environments 

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for professionals responsible for implementing, managing, and supporting XtremIO and X2 storage systems.
Course Outlines:

Array Overview and Access Requirements  

•    Components, models, and resources  
•    Management Server 

Cluster Management Interface 

•    Accessing XtremIO and X2 storage management applications (GUI, CLI)  
•    Management through REST APIs and Plug-ins 

Storage Presentation 

•    Storage presentation and volume management 
•    Host configuration – Windows, Linux, ESXi, Solaris, AIX, and HPUX  
•    Connectivity zoning best practices 


•    Snapshot features, capabilities, and operations 

Features and Integration 

•    Encryption, Compression, and Deduplication  
•    XDP (XtremIO Data Protection)  
•    Integration with ViPR, ViPR SRM, EMC Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition (CMCNE)  
•    Integration with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)  
•    Integration with VMware – VAAI, VSI, Operations Manager  
•    Microsoft – ODX, ESI, and VSS Plug-in 

Performance and Reporting 

•    Performance overview and common issues  
•    XtremIO X2 reports and host tools 

Protecting XtremIO X2 Data 

•    RecoverPoint Integration  
•    Configuring XtremIO X2 with RecoverPoint*  
•    RecoverPoint Recovery Operations 
•    Integration with VPLEX  
•    Integration with AppSync 

Application Integration 

•    Integration with Oracle environments  
•    Integration with VDI environments 

Management Operations  

•    Managing alerts and power procedures  
•    Generating log files and IP modifications