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The Veritas APTARE IT Analytics course is a 5-day instructor-led virtual classroom that includes both lecture and hands-on experience. You will learn the general principles, deployment, configuration, and management of APTARE IT Analytics, how to best utilize it for comprehensive IT analytics, and to deliver actionable insights through a single-pane-of- glass across on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments.

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Overview:

The Veritas APTARE IT Analytics course is a 5-day instructor-led virtual classroom that includes both lecture and hands-on experience. You will learn the general principles, deployment, configuration, and management of APTARE IT Analytics, how to best utilize it for comprehensive IT analytics, and to deliver actionable insights through a single-pane-of- glass across on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the functionality of APTARE IT Analytics and how it works in Cloud and On-premise environments.
  • Install the Portal on a Windows and Linux server.
  • Work with the APTARE IT Analytics Portal.
  • Install and work with APTARE IT Analytics Data Collectors.
  • Manage and monitor Hosts, Backup Servers, and Host Groups.
  • Collect data for Capacity and the Cloud.
  • Collect data for Backup and Virtualization.
  • Create different types of reports and report templates, manage, schedule and organize reports.
  • Work with and manage Alert policies.
  • Manage and monitor APTARE IT Analytics.
  • Provide an overview of the Storage Optimization solution and Risk Mitigation solution.
  • Create a Dynamic Template using the Dynamic Template Designer.
  • Describe the functionality and use of the SQL Template Designer.
  • Understanding Inventory
  • Providing Portal Access and User Authentication

Audience:

This course is intended for technical professionals responsible for the design, configuration, operation, monitoring, and support of APTARE IT Analytics.

Pre-requisites:

Students should be familiar with network, backup, storage, cloud (on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments), and database concepts. Administration and configuration of Windows or Linux operating systems are required. Knowledge of IT Analytics is not required but preferred.

Outline:

Module 1: Introducing APTARE IT Analytics

  • APTARE IT Analytics: Overview
  • APTARE IT Analytics: Architecture and Components

Module 2: Installing the APTARE IT Analytics Portal

  • Certified Configurations
  • Licensing Overview
  • Installing the Portal on a Linux Server
  • Installing the Portal on a Windows Server
  • Portal Server Ports
  • Single Sign-on Overview

Labs:

  • Exercise A: Installing Oracle Database Application Binaries
  • Exercise B: Installing the Portal Application Binaries
  • Exercise C: Installing the Database Schema
  • Exercise D: Installing the License Key File

Module 3: Installing the APTARE IT Analytics Data Collectors

  • Certified Configurations
  • Installing the Data Collector on a Windows Server
  • Installing the Data Collector on a Linux Server
  • Manually Starting the Data Collector
  • Data Collector Server Ports

Labs:

  • Exercise A: Adding Data Collectors
  • Exercise B: Installing Data Collectors

Module 4: Working with APTARE IT Analytics Portal

  • Understanding the APTARE IT Analytics Portal
  • Understanding Inventory
  • Providing Portal Access and User Authentication

Labs

  • Exercise A: Using Search to Navigate the APTARE IT Analytics Portal
  • Exercise B: Filtering Data in Management Grids
  • Exercise C: Working with Advanced Filters
  • Exercise D: Selecting Columns on Management Pages
  • Exercise E: Using the Inventory Navigator
  • Exercise F: Creating Portal User Accounts
  • Exercise G: Working with User Groups

Module 5: Managing Hosts, Backup Servers, and Host Group

  • Hosts, Backup Servers, and Host Groups
  • Managing Attributes and Objects

Labs

  • Exercise A: Adding Host Groups
  • Exercise B: Assigning a New Host/Server to a Host Group
  • Exercise C: Managing Host Groups
  • Exercise D: Decommission and Recommission Hosts and Backup Servers
  • Exercise E: Adding and Managing Attributes

Module 6: Collecting Data for Capacity and the Cloud

  • Data Collection for Capacity Overview
  • Configuring Data Collection for Capacity (NetApp)
  • Configuring File Analytics Data Collection
  • Analyzing Files
  • Working with Host Data Collection
  • Configuring Data Collection for Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Configuring Data Collection for Microsoft Azure
  • Configuring Data Collection for OpenStack Ceilometer
  • Configuring Data Collection for OpenStack Swift

Labs

  • Exercise A: Creating a NetApp User with API Privileges
  • Exercise B: Adding a NetApp Data Collector Policy
  • Exercise C: Adding a File Analytics Data Collector Policy
  • Exercise D: Configuring Host Discovery and Collection
  • Exercise E: Verifying Data Collection in the Portal

Module 7: Collecting Data for Backup

  • Data Collection: Overview
  • Configuring Data Collection for Veritas Backup Exec
  • Configuring Data Collection for Veritas NetBackup
  • Discovery Policies for Veritas NetBackup
  • Dashboard for Backup Performance
  • NetBackup Appliances

Labs

  • Exercise A: Adding a Veritas Backup Exec Data Collector Policy
  • Exercise B: Adding a Veritas NetBackup Data Collector Policy
  • Exercise C: Validating Data Collection

Module 8: Collecting Data for Virtualization

  • Configuring Data Collection for VMware
  • Configuring Data Collection for Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Configuring Data Collection for IBM VIO

Labs

  • Exercise A: Creating a VMware Read-Only User with Required Permissions
  • Exercise B: Adding a VMware Data Collector Policy
  • Exercise C: Manually Running VMware Data Collection
  • Exercise D: Adding a Microsoft Hyper-V Data Collector Policy
  • Exercise E: Manually Running Hyper-V Data Collection

Module 9: Working with Reports

  • Working with Reports
  • Generating Reports
  • Maintaining Reports

Labs

  • Exercise A: Navigating Reports
  • Exercise B: Selecting the Report Scope
  • Exercise C: Configuring Report Scope with Attributes
  • Exercise D: Searching for Hosts in the Report Scope Selector
  • Exercise E: Generating Reports
  • Exercise F: Using Advanced Filtering for Tabular Reports
  • Exercise G: Accessing APTARE Reports with Out-of-the-Box Dashboards
  • Exercise H: Accessing APTARE Reports with the REST API
  • Exercise I: Modifying and Deleting a Saved Report

Module 10: Sharing, Scheduling, and Organizing Reports

  • Distributing, Sharing, Scheduling, and Alerting
  • Organizing Reports
  • Understanding Report Data Caching

Labs

  • Exercise A: Exporting and Emailing Reports and Dashboards
  • Exercise B: Scheduling Exported and Emailed Reports and Dashboards
  • Exercise C: Viewing and Managing Scheduled Reports
  • Exercise D: Sharing Reports, Dashboards, and Folders
  • Exercise E: Setting Up Alerts for Tabular Reports

Module 11: Viewing and Using Alerts

  • Working with Alerts
  • Managing Alert Notifications

Labs

  • Exercise A: Managing Alert Policies
  • Exercise B: Managing Report-Based Alerts
  • Exercise C: Suppressing and Viewing Suppressed Alerts

Module 12: Managing and Monitoring APTARE IT Analytics

  • Configuring Master Schedules and Backup Windows
  • Adding Policies
  • Customizing with Advanced Parameters
  • Managing the Portal Environment
  • Managing and Monitoring Data Collection

Labs

  • Exercise A: Configuring Master Schedules and Backup Windows
  • Exercise B: Adding and Editing Policies
  • Exercise C: Managing and Monitoring Data Collection

Module 13: Solutions Administration

  • Storage Optimization Solution
  • Risk Mitigation Solution

Labs

  • Exercise A: Configuring and Enabling Storage Optimization Rules
  • Exercise B: Configuring Risk Mitigation Rules

Module 14: Working with Dynamic Template Designer

  • Working with Dynamic Template Designer
  • Configuring Different Dynamic Templates

Labs

  • Exercise A: Modifying an Out-of-the-Box Dynamic Template
  • Exercise B: Creating a Dynamic Template
  • Exercise C: Configuring a Bar Chart Dynamic Template
  • Exercise D: Configuring a Pie Chart Dynamic Template

Module 15: Working with the SQL Template Designer

  • Working with the SQL Template Designer
  • SQL Template Designer: Advanced Topics

Labs

  • Exercise A: Creating a SQL Template
  • Exercise B: Formatting the SQL Template Output
  • Exercise C: Saving and Sharing Report Templates

Appendix A: APTARE Log Files, Supported Configurations, and Rules

  • Portal Server Log Files
  • Data Collector Log Files
  • Data Collection – Host Resources Supported Configurations
  • Data Collection for Backup: Backup Solutions and Versions
  • Storage Optimization Rules and Logic
  • Risk Mitigation Rules
  • Configuring Different Dynamic Templates

Additional information

Length

5 days

Guaranteed to run

No