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Apr 25 - 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TCI2626 - Introducing Hitachi Storage Architecture and Key Features

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ed Branley

This 2 day course includes an introduction to the architecture, features and associated products for the Hitachi virtual storage family. It also provides an overview of various storage management tools. Additionally, the course explains Hitachi storage virtualization, replication and data protection products features and benefits. The course concludes with a comparison of the features and benefits of Hitachi virtual storage and modular storage platforms.




May 6 - 10, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

THI2264 - Hitachi Vantara Storage Foundations

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ed Branley

This 5 day course provides a thorough overview of the Hitachi modular and enterprise storage products and technology, including hardware and software. It details the Hitachi Command Suite, virtualization, storage area management, performance, configuration, and business continuity. In addition, the course presents details on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform, Hitachi Unified Storage VM, Hitachi Unified Storage, Hitachi Command Suite, Hitachi Content Platform, Hitachi NAS Platform, powered by BlueArc®, and Hi-Track®. Hitachi Storage Capacity Reporter, powered by APTARE®, Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager and Hitachi Data Protection Suite, powered by CommVault®, are also included.




May 13 - 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TSI2929 - Managing Hitachi Storage Advisor

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ed Branley

This 2 day course provides information about the basic administration and provisioning tasks using Hitachi Storage Advisor (HSA). These tasks include storage setup and configuration (onboarding and discovering storage), creating parity groups, pools, volumes and LUNs (provisioning volumes to the host), and managing virtual file servers, file systems and file shares. The course also explains how to manage and monitor storage from the Hitachi Storage Advisor dashboard. Additionally, hands-on lab activities enable you to gain practical experience and knowledge on administering and provisioning using HSA.




May 16 - 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TSI2690 - Managing Hitachi Automation Director v8.x

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ed Branley

This 2 day course provides the necessary tools to automate and simplify the end-to-end storage provisioning process for storage and data center administrators. The course discusses the features and key concepts of Hitachi Automation Director (HAD) including the service builder. It defines the user roles and responsibilities of the storage administrators. Hands-on labs provide the opportunity to practice the concepts learned in the course.




May 20 - 24, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TSI2980 - Managing In-System and Remote Replications

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ralph Stanberry

This 5 day course provides information on in-depth specifications, operations, and troubleshooting of the Hitachi In-System replication software bundle and the Hitachi TrueCopy Heterogeneous Remote Replication. In-System Replication software includes Hitachi ShadowImage, Hitachi Copy-on-Write Snapshot, Hitachi Thin Image and Hitachi Replication Manager. The course places an emphasis on managing replications with Command Control Interface (CCI) software. Additionally, this course discusses Hitachi High Availability Manager (HAM), Global Active Device (GAD), data transport methods, and Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) features. You will get hands-on practice using Hitachi Device Manager Storage Navigator (HDvM-SN), RAID Manager CCI, and RAIDCOM commands to build several in-system and remote replication configurations.




May 20 - 24, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TSI2564 - Managing Replication Solutions v8.x

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ed Branley

This 5 day course provides a full product overview, including in-depth training on how to use Hitachi ShadowImage Replication, Hitachi Copy-On-Write Snapshot and Hitachi Replication Manager. This course also includes practical exercises on best practices for each of these products. In addition, this course includes hands-on lab activities designed to build the skills necessary to use the key software products presented during the course.




May 30 - 31, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TCI2626 - Introducing Hitachi Storage Architecture and Key Features

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ed Branley

This 2 day course includes an introduction to the architecture, features and associated products for the Hitachi virtual storage family. It also provides an overview of various storage management tools. Additionally, the course explains Hitachi storage virtualization, replication and data protection products features and benefits. The course concludes with a comparison of the features and benefits of Hitachi virtual storage and modular storage platforms.




Jun 3 - 7, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TSI0150 - Implementing Hitachi Universal Replicator on Open Systems

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ralph Stanberry

This 5 day instructor-led course covers the use of Hitachi Universal Replicator and Hitachi TrueCopy in three data center (3DC) configurations, as well as Universal Replicator Delta Resync function. Details on the use of MxN Consistency (CT) Groups, Remote Replication Data Transport, and Hitachi Replication Manager are also presented. The classroom sessions are supported by lab exercises where you will learn to install, configure, and use Universal Replicator, 3DC, 3DC Async, 3DC Delta Resync, and MxNCT Groups on Hitachi storage platforms.




Jun 3 - 5, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TOI2840 - Introduction to Hitachi Vantara Solutions for Big Data Analytics

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ed Branley

This 3 day course provides an introduction to big data and analytics theory, concepts, tools, and methodology. This course reviews analytic processes including collecting and processing streaming data, storing big data, and managing analytic workloads. You will get hands-on experience preparing data for visualization, collecting and processing streaming data, deploying Hadoop clusters, and building interactive reports, analyses and geomaps.




Jun 10 - 12, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TCI2743 - Managing Hitachi Content Platform v7.2

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ed Branley

This 3 day instructor-led course provides an overview of the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) functionality, concepts, architecture and processes, such as data ingestion, search and replication. You will complete numerous hands-on lab activities designed to build the skills necessary to integrate, administer and configure the key software products for HCP solutions.




Jun 17 - 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TXI3361 - Managing Hitachi UCP Hyperconverged Solutions with UCP Advisor v2.0

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ed Branley

This 3 day course provides instruction on how to perform lifecycle management tasks on the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) hyperconverged infrastructure with the Hitachi UCP Advisor v.2.0 software. The course teaches you how to perform UCP Advisor administration tasks. You will also use the UCP Advisor software to perform compute, network and storage configuration tasks. This course is designed as a hands-on workshop. We recommend you complete the web-based “TXC3381 – Hitachi UCP Converged Infrastructure with UCP Advisor v2.0 Technical Overview” before you enroll in this course. The instructor is available as your course facilitator and coach to assist you with hands-on activities and to answer your questions.




Jun 17 - 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TXI3362 - Managing Converged Infrastructure with UCP Advisor v2.0

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ed Branley

This 3 day course provides instruction on how to perform lifecycle management tasks on the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) converged infrastructure with the Hitachi UCP Advisor v.2.0 software. The course teaches you how to perform UCP Advisor administration tasks. You will also use the UCP Advisor software to perform compute, network and storage configuration tasks. This course is designed as a hands-on workshop. We recommend you complete the web-based “TXC3381 - Hitachi UCP Converged Infrastructure with UCP Advisor v2.0 Technical Overview” before you enroll in this course. The instructor is available as your course facilitator and coach to assist you with hands-on activities and answer questions.




Jun 17 - 21, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TSI2980 - Managing In-System and Remote Replications

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ralph Stanberry

This 5 day course provides information on in-depth specifications, operations, and troubleshooting of the Hitachi In-System replication software bundle and the Hitachi TrueCopy Heterogeneous Remote Replication. In-System Replication software includes Hitachi ShadowImage, Hitachi Copy-on-Write Snapshot, Hitachi Thin Image and Hitachi Replication Manager. The course places an emphasis on managing replications with Command Control Interface (CCI) software. Additionally, this course discusses Hitachi High Availability Manager (HAM), Global Active Device (GAD), data transport methods, and Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) features. You will get hands-on practice using Hitachi Device Manager Storage Navigator (HDvM-SN), RAID Manager CCI, and RAIDCOM commands to build several in-system and remote replication configurations.




Jun 24 - 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TSI2847 - Configuration and Management of Hitachi Storage Systems in a VMware Environment

Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Ed Branley

This 5 day course provides information on how the Hitachi storage systems support VMware environment. The course covers VMware concepts, architecture and features in addition to instructions on how to configure Hitachi Command Suite for virtual volumes and multipathing for Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager. The course also introduces you to the latest network enhancements with VMware v6.x. Additionally, the course familiarizes you with the capacity planning best practices and troubleshooting techniques in Hitachi storage with VMware environments. This course includes hands-on lab activities designed to build the skills necessary to reinforce the concepts presented during the course.