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The Data Domain System Administration course provides the knowledge and skills needed for managing Data Domain systems.


This course is intended for administrators, support personnel, and others responsible for using and managing Data Domain systems.

Skills Gained

  • Describe deduplication
  • Describe Data Domain technologies, including Data Domain deduplication
  • 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


  • To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student should have an understanding of computer storage, networking and backup concepts.
  • A student must also successfully complete the EMC Data Domain Technology and System Introduction eLearning course before attending the Data Domain System Administration course.


  • Technical Overview
  • Data Domain Overview
  • Deduplication Basics
  • EMC Data Domain Stream-Informed Segment Layout (SISL ) Scaling Architecture Overview
  • EMC Data Domain Data Invulnerability Architecture (DIA) Overview
  • EMC Data Domain File Systems Introduction
  • EMC Data Domain Protocols Overview
  • EMC Data Domain Data Paths Overview
  • EMC Data Domain Administration Interfaces
  • Basic Administration
  • Verifying Hardware
  • Manage System Access
  • Introduction to Monitoring a Data Domain System
  • Licensed Features
  • Upgrading a Data Domain System
  • Managing Network Interfaces
  • Configuring Network Interfaces
  • Link Aggregation
  • Link Failover
  • VLAN and IP Alias Interfaces
  • CIFS and NFS
  • CIFS
  • NFS
  • File System and Data Management
  • Configuring and Monitoring MTrees
  • Snapshot Operations
  • Fast Copy
  • File System Cleaning
  • Monitoring File System Space Usage Data Replication and Recovery
  • Data Replication
  • Configuring Replication
  • Monitoring Replication
  • Data Recovery
  • Tape Library and VTL Concepts
  • Data Domain VTL Overview
  • VTL Planning
  • Configure Data Domain as a VTL
  • DDBoost
  • DD Boost Overview and Features
  • Configuring Data Domain to Use DD Boost
  • Using DD Boost with Backup Software
  • Data Security
  • Data Domain Retention Lock
  • Data Sanitization
  • Encryption of Data at Rest
  • Sizing, Capacity and Throughput Planning and Tuning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Throughput Planning
  • Model Capacity and Throughput Performance
  • Throughput Monitoring and Tuning
  • In addition to lecture and demonstrations, this course includes labs designed to allow practical experience for the participant.

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