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September 16th, 2013 04:00

Unisphere for VMAX

OK not sure if this is the correct place but I have just stared looking at the training course content for SYM TA and the Unisphere for VMAX elearning module has the following Enginuity requirements;

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Whereas as the 1.6 Unsiphere for VMAX Installation Guide details it as follows;

Symmetrix Enginuity

Unisphere supports the following Symmetrix Enginuity versions:

◆ Symmetrix VMAX 10K/20K/VMAX Series systems running Enginuity 5875 or higher

◆ Symmetrix VMAX 40K Series systems running Enginuity 5876 or higher

◆ Symmetrix DMX systems running Enginuity 5671 or higher

Note: The Performance option requires Enginuity 5773; or 5874 or higher.

Which is correct?

Thanks,

Victor Forde

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September 18th, 2013 10:00

Victor you should look at the Release Notes as well. The information in the training material is correct. It is an expansion of the information from the Unisphere for VMAX 1.6 Release notes.

Per the Unisphere for VMAX 1.6 Release Notes:

 

Unisphere supports the following Symmetrix Enginuity versions:

 

Symmetrix VMAX 10K/20K/VMAX Series systems running Enginuity 5874 or

 

Symmetrix VMAX 40K Series systems running Enginuity 5875 or higher

 

Symmetrix DMX systems running Enginuity 5671 or higher

The training Materials expand on the above bullets.

VMAX 10K arrays were called VMAXe when they were first introduced. VMAXe arrays were introduced at 5875. So you can never have a VMAXe or VMAX 10K at 5874.

In general the Training Materials are expected to be correct. Always look at the exam description before you take the exam as it indicates what versions of a product it supports. If you believe that you missed out on a question becasue of an inaccuracy in the training material you can contest the same.

So in summary in this instance the Training Material is correct. The 1.6 release notes are correct. In this instance the installation guide is incorrect. Unisphere for VMAX 1.6 does support Enginuity 5874.

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September 16th, 2013 04:00

This leads me to my 2nd question. Should one prepare based on the training material even if incorrect? i.e. are the exams based on the training material even if incorrect so if the Enginuity version came up which one is correct for the exam?

Thanks,

Victor

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September 16th, 2013 06:00

Victor ..this is probably not much help but I am running 73 on dmx4 and unisphere 1.6 collects and manages this box without issues.

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September 16th, 2013 06:00

Thanks Dynamox. The DMX is consistent on both so happy with that. If this was a production install I would go with the Installation guide requirements but as I am preparing for an exam I am leaning toward just learning what is in the training material assuming the questions are created from this course material as it's reference point (incorrect or not).

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September 16th, 2013 08:00

Victor, what exam are you preparing for?

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September 16th, 2013 08:00

Hi Katie,

Doing the Symmetrix TA Certification so first up;

E20-515 Symmetrix Solutions Specialist Exam for Technology Architects

Thanks,

Victor

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September 18th, 2013 10:00

Thanks Cody. Was wondering about the discrepancy in the Install Guide vs Release Notes.

Vanchi

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September 18th, 2013 10:00

For your exam, refer to the training material like Vanchi says, but for support information always use elabnavigator.emc.com as the final source of correct information. There are some issues with the current 1.6 documents that are being reviewed now and will be corrected/updated. At this point I believe 5874 may in fact not be supported, but when I get official word I will let you know.

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September 18th, 2013 12:00

Thanks both for your help. Course material for my exam is good enough for me! Elab navigator for prod env

September 19th, 2013 06:00

do you have any idea regarding storage training classes & how to attend for the same.

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September 19th, 2013 07:00

Hi Mohammed.

We offer many options for storage training, depending on what you want to focus on. Take a look at our Certification Framework, which shows the courses we offer in different Learning Paths. The Learning Paths can guide you in understanding how the training fits into certain roles in storage, which can help you decide which is most applicable to your situation. Are you already in the industry, looking to add to your skills, or are you just entering and looking for training to help you start your career?

Courses are offered in three different formats:

  • Instructor-Led Training: Traditional classroom training, with hands-on labs or case-studies, delivered at one of our many training centers worldwide, by a highly qualified EMC instructor.
  • Online Instructor-Led Training (Online ILT): A realtime interactive training experience where students participate online to access the instructor-led virtual classroom. Lecture, discussion, questions and answers, and lab exercises make this a rich and flexible training experience.
  • Video Instructor-Led Training (Video ILT-Stream): Top-instructor-delivered, Instructor-Led Training (ILT), delivered online, on-demand in streaming format, with an intuitive navigation menu. Lecture content, lab exercises, and student materials are identical to the ILT.

Please let me know if you need more information.

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September 19th, 2013 11:00

Hi Mohammed,

If this will be your first Storage course then I strongly recommend doing the ISMv2 (Information Storage and Management(ISM)) course on https://education.emc.com/guest/training/learning_paths/stf.aspx#

This is an excellent course for a great foundation in a broad spectrum storage networking technologies. You can then specialise in an area of interest. If you wish to get certifications there is an exam for ISM that will give you an associate level certification which is required  before sitting any specialisation certification.

Good luck!

Victor

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October 28th, 2013 14:00

Curious to know what the URL a VMAX customer should be using.  New to supporting VMAX and am trying to get to the URL for a vmax10k running latest rev of code

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October 28th, 2013 15:00

Hi duhaas,

The URL to use to connect from a client is the same for all VMAX models, https://:8443

You obviously need to have "Unisphere for VMAX" already installed on a server. The product installation guide (see here System Error ) details how to do this if you have not already done so.

Check the release notes and elabnavigator (as advised above) for the most up to-date detail on Enginuity version support.

Any further issues. A new thread or discussion might get you more traction 

Thanks,

Victor

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October 30th, 2013 07:00

Great, thanks @victor_forde

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