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Workload Management Administration with PlateSpin Protect [Course 8017]

Course Overview

This course covers the installation, configuration, and use of PlateSpin Protect and Forge to protect workloads in your network. It also covers basic support techniques and tools used to troubleshoot common problems encountered with the protection process.

Training Level: 3 - Experienced

Duration: 3 Days

Key Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to perform engineer level administration tasks with PlateSpin Protect.

Audience Summary

This course is designed for network adminstrators who are responsible for managing server workloads.

PlateSpin Protect is aimed at larger enterprise customers who need a highly-scalable, customizable workload management solution.

PlateSpin Forge is aimed at smaller customers with fewer workloads to manage.

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this course you should have the following:
  • Strong background in basic IP networking concepts such as IP addressing, subnet masking, ports, DNS, DHCP, routing, and NAT routing

  • Basic familiarity with Windows server management tasks, such as adding server roles and managing services

  • Basic familiarity with virtualization concepts; experience with VMware ESX or ESXi is helpful, but not required

Course Outline

SECTION 1: PlateSpin Protect and Forge Overview
Objective 1.1: Describe the need for disaster recovery and protection.
Objective 1.2: Describe the role and function of PlateSpin Protect and Forge.
Objective 1.3: Explain the general architecture of PlateSpin.
Objective 1.4: Choose a PlateSpin protection strategy.

SECTION 2: Installing and Configuring the PlateSpin Protect Server
Objective 2.1: Meet system requirements.
Objective 2.2: Install the PlateSpin Protect server components.
Objective 2.3: Complete post-installation tasks.
Objective 2.4: Add VM containers.
Objective 2.5: Add image containers.
Objective 2.6: Create a protection tier.

SECTION 3: Implementing the PlateSpin Forge Appliance
Objective 3.1: Set up the PlateSpin Forge appliance.
Objective 3.2: Access the PlateSpin Forge Web Client.
Objective 3.3: License the PlateSpin Forge appliance.
Objective 3.4: Configure PlateSpin Forge networks.
Objective 3.5: Configure role-based access to the PlateSpin Forge appliance.
Objective 3.6: Configure email notifications.
Objective 3.7: Configure PlateSpin Forge to use SAN storage.

SECTION 4: Protecting a Workload
Objective 4.1: Discover source workloads.
Objective 4.2: Configure protection for workloads.
Objective 4.3: Run replication for workloads.

SECTION 5: Testing and Recovering Workloads in PlateSpin Protect and Forge
Objective 5.1: Explain the different workload recovery options available in PlateSpin Protect/Forge.
Objective 5.2: Perform a test failover.
Objective 5.3: Perform a prepare for failover.
Objective 5.4: Perform a full failover.
Objective 5.5: Add a physical target container.
Objective 5.6: Perform an image deployment.
Objective 5.7: Perform a failback to a VM container.
Objective 5.8: Perform a failback to physical container

SECTION 6: Supporting PlateSpin Protect and Forge
Objective 6.1: Explain how each key protection process works
Objective 6.2: Describe the tools that can be used to troubleshoot protection
Objective 6.3: Use Diagnostics
Objective 6.4: Use Controller, Event and Service logs.
Objective 6.5: Use the PlateSpin web client to remove a workload.
Objective 6.6: Analyze machine and image XML files.
Objective 6.7: Troubleshoot each key protection process.

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