Using hands-on labs, this course teaches students how to perform common management tasks, including array installation, volume creation, and data protection/recovery using snapshots. This course also covers system monitoring basics using Nimble Storage’s InfoSight

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By the completion of this course, the learner will be able to complete the following tasks using the Nimble operating system:

• Perform initial configuration of a new array with NSM and GUI

• Perform post-installation tests

• Create volumes and zero-copy clones

• Attach and verify volumes/clones to Windows

• Create and modify data protection policies for volumes

• Restore volumes and individual files from a snapshot • Use the Nimble GUI to monitor array capacity/performance

Lab 1: vLabs Access


Accessing HPE vLabs

Lab 2: Installing Nimble Windows Toolkit


Task 1: Launch NWT installer

Lab 3: Initialize an Array


Lab topology

Task 1: Launch Nimble Setup Manager

Task 2: Subnet configuration

Task 3: Post setup testing

Lab 4: Update Nimble Operating System

Lab 5-1: Basic Volume Creation

Task 1: Create a volume

Task 2: Create a volume collection

Task 3: Create an initiator and an initiator group

Lab 5-2: Windows Host SetUp (NCM)


Task 1: Launch NCM and connect to a volume

Task 2: Examine the newly connected volume

Task 3: Return to the Windows host to prepare and mount the volume

Lab 7: Snapshots and Data Recovery


Task 1: Create data

Task 2: Simulate a data loss event

Task 3: Create a zero-copy clone

Task 4: Connect to the clone and recover the data

Task 5: Disconnect and delete the clone

Lab 10-1: Correlate System Events / SNMP traps with lab activities

Lab 10-2: HPE Infosight

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