Data Domain System Administration (MR-1CP-DDSADMIN)

The Data Domain System Administration course provides the knowledge and skills needed for configuring and maintaining Data Domain systems. The course provides lectures, instructor demonstrations, hands-on exercises, reviews, knowledge checks and pointers to further study.


This course is intended for all audiences. This course is intended for students who plan on using and administering Data Domain systems.

Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills

  • To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have a suitable knowledgebase/skill set.
  • The student must have an understanding of computer storage, networking, and backup concepts

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Monitor a Data Domain system
  • Perform a Data Domain system initial setup
  • Identify and configure Data Domain data paths
  • Configure and manage Data Domain network interfaces
  • Access and copy data to a Data Domain system
  • Customize and manage a Data Domain deduplication file system
  • Describe and perform data replication and recovery
  • Describe and configure a VTL
  • Describe DD Boost
  • Perform a DD Boost backup
  • Describe capacity and throughput planning
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Course Outline

The content of this course is designed to support the course objectives.

Module: Introduction to Data Domain Systems

  • Lesson: Hardware Overview
  • Lesson: Software Overview
  • Lesson: Data Domain Data Paths
  • Lesson: Accessing a Data Domain System

Module: Basic Administration

  • Lesson: Hardware Overview
  • Lesson: Manage System Access
  • Lesson: Introduction to Monitoring
  • Lesson: :Licensed Features
  • Lesson: Upgrading a Data Domain System

Module: Managing Network Interfaces

  • Lesson: Configuring Network Interfaces
  • Lesson: Link Failover and Aggregation
  • Lesson: VLAN and IP Alias Interfaces
  • Lesson: Configuring Fibre Channel Connections

Module: CIFS and NFS

  • Lesson: CIFS
  • Lesson: NFS

Module: File system and Data Management

  • Lesson: Configuring and monitoring MTrees
  • Lesson: Configuring and Monitoring Snapshots
  • Lesson: Fast Copy
  • Lesson: File System Cleaning
  • Lesson: Monitoring File System Space Usage
  • Lesson: Migrating Storage

Module: Data Replication and Recovery

  • Lesson: Data Replication Overview
  • Lesson: Configuring Replication
  • Lesson: Monitoring Replication
  • Lesson: Disaster Recovery

Module: Tape Library and VTL Concepts

  • Lesson: Data Domain VTL Overview
  • Lesson: VTL planning
  • Lesson: VTL Access Groups
  • Lesson: Configuring Data Domain for VTL

Module: DD Boost

  • Lesson: DD Boost Overview and Features
  • Lesson: Configure DD Boost on a DD System
  • Lesson: Using DD Boost with Backup Software

Module: Data Security

  • Lesson: Data Domain Retention Lock
  • Lesson: Data Sanitization
  • Lesson: Encryption of Data at Rest

Module: Secure Multi-Tenancy

  • Lesson: Secure Multi-Tenancy Overview
  • Lesson: Configuring Secure Multi-Tenancy
  • Lesson: Monitoring Secure Multi-Tenancy

Module: Sizing, Capacity, and Throughput Planning and Tuning

  • Lesson: Capacity and Throughput Planning Overview
  • Lesson: Model Capacity and Throughput Performance
  • Lesson: Throughput Monitoring and Tuning

In addition to lecture and demonstrations, this course includes labs designed to allow practical experience for the participant.