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ZFS and NexentaStor Training - Rotterdam

Nexenta Systems

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 5:00 PM (CEST)

ZFS and NexentaStor Training - Rotterdam

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Technical Training (14th-15th)   more info Ended $999.00 $39.92
Full Training (13th-15th)   more info Ended $1,299.00 $48.92

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Want to stay current on storage trends and technologies?

Interested in learning more about the Zetta File System (ZFS), the revolutionary file system created by Sun Microsystems?

Wondering how to best take advantage of exciting new ZFS features such as de-duplication?

Nexenta Systems, the leading provider of OpenStorage solutions based on ZFS,
is sponsoring a two-day training program targeting storage administrators and IT managers who
want to learn:

  •     How and when to use advanced ZFS features such as de-duplication
  •     When to deploy solid-state devices and how to measure their performance
  •     Best practices for performance tuning storage systems based on ZFS


Instruction will be led by Richard Elling, a well-known industry ZFS expert. Richard is a respected systems architect with extensive experience in network computing, complex systems design, highly-available systems and data storage systems. He was a chief architect and systems engineer at Sun Microsystems and has provided consulting on enterprise IT. In addition to providing ZFS instruction, Richard has also written books and papers on storage performance and clustering.

Christopher George, the founder and CTO of DDRdrive, LLC, will talk about the latest trends and breakthroughs in solid-state technology. Specifically, how SSDs can be applied to accelerating synchronous writes, often a critical bottleneck in NFS, CIFS, and iSCSI performance. DDRdrive is currently shipping its namesake product, the DDRdrive X1, exclusively as a ZFS ZIL accelerator. Christopher will offer unique insights as the architect of the X1, and go in-depth comparing the two major types of SSDs (Flash and NVRAM).  In addition, he will provide guidance on when and where to use each, and how to measure the performance impact.

Training is split into two courses. The first is a one-day basic training targeted at end users and meant to provide broad coverage of NexentaStor. The second is two-day training that is targeted at partners and others that want to have a deeper knowledge of ZFS and NexentaStor. Attendees successfully completing the second two-day course will receive Certified NexentaStor Engineer (CNE) accreditation.

Attendees should have some familiarity with storage concepts and terminology, but does not assume any knowledge of ZFS or familiarity with the NexentaStor storage appliance or solid-state devices.


The course will include hands-on exercises with ZFS and NexentaStor.

Tea, coffee, lunch, and cake will be provided each day.

If you are a Nexenta partner, keep in mind when planning your travel that there will be other partner activities taking place that week. Check here for details: http://people.nexenta.com/pg/blog/epowell/read/3105/upcoming-partner-summit-and-cne-training-in-rotterdam-july-12th16th.

Also, check the "Training Classes" group on http://people.nexenta.com to discuss ideas for the course, birds-of-a-feather discussions, etc.


The following sections describe each day's program.


Basic Training (July 13): Overview of NexentaStor Features

This class is intended for NexentaStor end users and is meant to give them a solid understanding of the feature set of this storage appliance. The course will introduce new capabilities such as de-duplication and the updated SCSI Target.

What you will learn:

  •     Capabilities and feature set of NexentaStor
  •     Best practices for using the NexentaStor appliance
  •     Hands-on experience with the product

Lecture topics:

  •     NexentaStor introduction
  •     Volume and folder administration
  •     Snapshots
  •     CIFS and NFS sharing
  •     NexentaStor storage services

Technical Training (July 14): Introduction to ZFS and Nexenta Systems Storage Technologies

This class provides a solid introduction to the Zetta File System (ZFS). ZFS is a revolutionary file system that provides simple administration, end-to-end data integrity, 128-bit checksums, protection against silent data corruption and the RAID 5 "write hole" and the ability to scale well beyond legacy storage solutions. Nexenta Systems has been referred to as the fastest growing storage startup ever, and bases its software storage appliance on ZFS technology.

What you will learn:

  •     Capabilities and feature set of the Zetta File System
  •     How ZFS differs from traditional file system
  •     Capabilities, feature set, and best practices for using the NexentaStor appliance
  •     Best practices for choosing hardware and deploying storage appliances
  •     Best practices for deploying a separate ZFS Intent Log


Lecture topics:

  •     ZFS introduction
  •     Transaction model, checksums and self-healing
  •     NexentaStor introduction
  •     Replication techniques
  •     Snapshots and clones
  •     CIFS and NFS sharing
  •     NexentaStor storage services
  •     Solid-State Disks

Technical Training (July 15): De-duplication and NAS Performance

In this class we will talk about ZFS capabilities such as cloning, snapshotting, and de-duplication as well as NexentaStor's Virtual Machine Datacenter (VMDC) management software.

With NexentaStor file systems can be shared using NFS, CIFS, and WebDAV with a click of a button. However, configuring the system properly to get maximum performance can be a bit more challenging. This course goes deeper into capacity and availability tradeoffs for maximizing NAS performance.

What you will learn:

  •     How to leverage clones, de-duplication and compression
  •     How to understand and analyze space, performance, and dependability trade-offs
  •     Common performance pitfalls
  •     How to analyze storage performance
  •     Techniques to achieve the best performance and dependability


Lecture topics:

  •     ZFS de-duplication features
  •     Comparisons to other de-duplication methods
  •     ZFS de-duplication design
  •     ZFS intent log
  •     ZFS caching
  •     ZFS hybrid storage pools
  •     DTrace for virtual machines
  •     Monitoring de-duplication performance
Have questions about ZFS and NexentaStor Training - Rotterdam? Contact Nexenta Systems

When & Where


Best Western Crown Hotel Rotterdam
Schiekade 658
3032 AK
Rotterdam
Netherlands

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 5:00 PM (CEST)


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Nexenta Systems

About Nexenta

Founded in 2005 and privately held, Nexenta Systems, Inc., has developed NexentaStor™, the leading OpenStorage enterprise class storage solution and sponsors NexentaCore, an operating system that combines the high performance and reliability of OpenSolaris with the ease of use and breadth of applications of Linux. Both solutions leverage the revolutionary file system ZFS.  More information about Nexenta, including free trial software downloads, can be accessed on our website (www.nexenta.com) or by calling our information line at (877) 862-7770 (USA).

 

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