IBM Cloud Object Storage Implementation and Administration SPVC GST11DG

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.


The audience for this course is the administrator required to deploy, maintain, and support IBM Cloud Object Storage as an on-premise or hybrid cloud solution. Integration with Spectrum Protect assumes prior knowledge of that product.

  • Enrollment in this course is not restricted. Typical students may include:


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

Course Outline

o Day 1

Course Administration and Introduction Unit 1: Introduction

No Exercises

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

o 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

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