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Symmetrix VMAX Performance Workshop (MR-1CP-SPERET)



This course is intended for anyone responsible for operating, maintaining, and optimizing the performance of a Symmetrix storage environment.


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 basic Symmetrix DMX and VMAX architecture and the use of ControlCenter Performance Manager. Some experience with Symmetrix Performance Analyzer will be helpful. A list of specific prerequisite courses can be found in EMC Education Services Learning Management System.


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

  • Relate knowledge of the Symmetrix architecture and I/O handling processes to their performance benefits
  • Identify the performance impact different types of workloads have on Symmetrix architectural components
  • Use key metrics to identify performance bottlenecks and component over utilization
  • Make performance-oriented recommendations when allocating new storage or migrating applications


This course introduces participants to the methodology for analyzing performance of Symmetrix arrays. Participants will learn to analyze Symmetrix performance using ControlCenter Performance Manager and Symmetrix Performance Analyzer tools. Metrics that are relevant for analysis of each of the components in a Symmetrix array are presented. Participants will learn to identify bottlenecks for performance and provide recommendations to remedy the problem. Hands-on lab exercises using performance archives reinforce the concepts and methodology presented in the lecture.

The content of this course are designed to support the course objectives. The following focus areas are included in this course:

Module 1: Performance Management Overview

Module 2: Tools for analyzing Symmetrix performance

  • Lesson 1: Symmetrix Performance Analyzer Overview
  • Lesson 2: ControlCenter Performance Manager Overview
  • Lesson 3: Viewing Archives with Performance Manager
  • Lesson 4: ControlCenter Performance Manager Reports

Module 3: Performance Analysis

  • Lesson 1: Workload profiles and workload characterization
  • Lesson 2: Performance Analysis Roadmap
  • Lesson 3: Little’s law and its impact on response time

Module 4: Analyzing performance of the Symmetrix Front-end Adapters

Module 5: Analyzing Symmetrix Cache performance

  • Lesson 1: Symmetrix Cache architecture
  • Lesson 2: Cache Hit and Miss I/O operations
  • Lesson 3: System and Device Write Pending Limits
  • Lesson 4: Dynamic Cache Partitions
  • Lesson 5: Alignment of I/O with cache slots

Module 6: Analyzing performance of the Symmetrix Back-end Adapters

  • Lesson 1: Symmetrix Back-end architecture
  • Lesson 2: Analyzing Symmetrix Back-end utilization
  • Lesson 3: Analyzing I/O imbalance
  • Lesson 4: Symmetrix Back-end optimization algorithms
  • Lesson 5: Impact of RAID protection on back-end performance

Module 7: Performance Considerations for Business Continuity Operations

  • Lesson 1: TimeFinder Performance Considerations
  • Lesson 2: SRDF Performance Considerations
Classroom Training

Dauer 4 Tage

Preis (exkl. MwSt.)
  • Deutschland: US$ 4.000,-

Sprache der Kursunterlagen: englisch

Online Training

Dauer 4 Tage

Preis (exkl. MwSt.)
  • Deutschland: US$ 4.000,-

Sprache der Kursunterlagen: englisch


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