Free Cloud Tiering Appliance Fundamentals e-Learning

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This course provides an introduction and basic understanding of the EMC Cloud Tiering Appliance (CTA) for a policy-based file archival or migration solution. It provides a general overview of CTA terminology, features, functions, and architecture.



This course is intended for professionals who will be designing, deploying, managing and supporting the CTA.


Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills

  • Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Basic Microsoft Windows use and file management
  • Basic Unix/Linux use and file management
  • Working knowledge of NAS environments specially EMC VNX for File and EMC Celerra


Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the CTA solution and its benefits
  • Discuss CTA use cases
  • Describe CTA theory of operations and architecture
  • Identify CTA models and their differences
  • Describe CTA features and functions


Course Outline

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

  • CTA Introduction
    • CTA solution and benefits
    • CTA use cases
  • CTA Architecture Overview
    • CTA and CTA/VE options
    • Archiving and Recall operations
    • Stub File overview
    • Recall methods
    • Policy overview
    • File migration overview
  • CTA Hardware Overview
    • Hardware model comparison
    • CTA/VE and CTA/VE-HA requirements
    • Deployment options
  • CTA Feature Overview
    • Orphan File Management
    • Stub recovery
    • File retention
    • Delayed stubbing
    • Repository migration


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