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IBM Cloud Object Storage - Implementation and Administration (GST11DG)

IBM Cloud Object Storage - Implementation and Administration (GST11DG)


Duration : 2 Days

This course will provide a technical introduction to deployment and operation of the on-premise IBM Cloud Object Storage product. Topics covered include an overview of the product, installation, operations, troubleshooting, and integration with other IBM products including Spectrum Protect.

If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course.


  • Understand the Benefits of IBM Cloud Object Storage  
  • Plan the Architecture and Configuration of IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • Install IBM Cloud Object Storage and Perform Initial Configuration of an On-Premise Object Storage Vault
  • Perform IBM Cloud Object Storage Daily Administrative Tasks
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot an IBM Cloud Object Storage On-Premise System
  • Use IBM Cloud Object Storage as a Spectrum Protect Container Storage Pool

Course Outline

Day 1

Course Administration and Introduction 

Unit 1: Introduction 


Unit 2: Planning and Architecture  

  • Exercise 1: Logging on to the console system
  • Exercise 2: Testing IP connectivity in the lab environment


Unit 3: Installation and Initial Configuration

  • Exercise 1: Configuring the Manager
  • Exercise 2: Configuring the Accesser
  • Exercise 4: Accessing the system web user interface and accessing help
  • Exercise 5: Performing the initial configuration of the system
  • Exercise 6: Approving new devices
  • Exercise 7: Creating a Storage Pool
  • Exercise 8: Creating a Vault
  • Exercise 9: Creating an Access Pool
  • Exercise 10: Creating a User
  • Exercise 11: Granting access to a Vault
  • Exercise 12: Testing writing to a Vault
  • Exercise 13: Testing reading to a Vault


Day 2

Unit 4: Administration and Maintenance

  • Exercise 1: Backing up the Manager
  • Exercise 2: Restoring the Manager
  • Exercise 3: Upgrading the Manager
  • Exercise 4: Upgrading Accessers and Slicestors
  • Exercise 5: Changing the Web User Interface and timezone preferences
  • Exercise 6: Updating error and warning thresholds on individual Slicestors
  • Exercise 7: Validating the upgrade

Unit 5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting 

  • Exercise 1: Simulating the loss of a disk drive
  • Exercise 2: Generating data
  • Exercise 3: Reviewing the device summary and monitoring open incidents
  • Exercise 4: Searching the event console
  • Exercise 5: Exploring Manager graphs
  • Exercise 6: Resuming a disk drive
  • Exercise 7: Monitoring the rebuilder process
  • Exercise 8: Reviewing the Vault Summary and other Reports


Unit 6: Spectrum Protect Integration

  • Exercise 1: Configuring a Vault and Vault Template
  • Exercise 2: Setting the Vault Template as the default for your system
  • Exercise 3: Configuring the Spectrum Protect User
  • Exercise 4: Configuring the Spectrum Protect Storage Pool
  • Exercise 5: Configuring the default storage pool for the standard management class
  • Exercise 6: Testing Spectrum Protect with Object Storage
  • Exercise 7: Reviewing storage used, compression and reduplication rates

The course assumes basic knowledge of TCP/IP, networking, operating systems, computer security, and storage.

No prior knowledge of Object Storage or IBM Cloud Object Storage is required.

For Spectrum Protect integration, take course

IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.4 Implementation and Administration (TS615)

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