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Table of Contents 3Table of ContentsTable of Contents .3Introduction .7Preliminaries . 8Education Advantage . 9CommVault Advantage . 10Education Services Forums . 11Customer Education Lifecycle . 12CommVault Certification . 13Classroom Resources . 14CVLab and On Demand Lab Environment . 15Educational Resources . 16Course Objective . 17Course Modules . 18Common Technology Engine . 19Module 1 – Designing a CommCell Environment . 21Topics . 22Common Technology Engine Architecture . 23CommCell Architecture Overview . 24CommServe Server . 25Indexing Structure . 27Common Technology Engine Best Practices . 28Architecting a Storage Solution . 30Simpana Deduplication. 33Understanding Simpana Deduplication . 34Deduplication Building Block Guidelines. 37Deduplication Storage Options . 38Partitioned Deduplication Database . 40Enterprise Building Block Guidelines. 41www.commvault.comThe Information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. No unauthorized use, copy or distribution.
4 Table of ContentsSILO Storage . 42Advanced Deduplication Configurations . 43Deduplication Best Practices . 45Designing a Sound Data Protection Strategy. 47Disaster Recovery Concepts . 48Business Continuity Concepts . 52Protection Methods . 54Data Description . 57Data Availability. 59Protected Storage Requirements . 61Designing a Sound Data Protection Strategy. 62Understanding Client Agents . 63Protecting Virtual Environments . 64The VSA Backup Process. 66Protecting Applications . 68Snapshot Management . 70Data Protection Best Practices . 73Module 2 – CommCell Deployment and Configuration. 77Topics . 78CommCell Deployment Process . 79New CommCell Deployment Process . 80Existing CommCell Upgrade Process . 81CommCell Disaster Recovery Process . 82Environment Requirements . 85Installing CommServe Software . 86Installing MediaAgent Software . 88Index Cache Configuration . 90Library Detection and Configuration . 92Client Agent Deployment Methods . 94Standard Installation Methods - Interactive . 95CommCell Console Push Install . 97www.commvault.comThe Information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. No unauthorized use, copy or distribution.
Table of Contents 5Custom Installation Methods . 99Deployment Best Practices . 101Module 3 – Data Security and Network Control . 104Topics . 105Storage Policy Design . 106Storage-Based Design Strategy . 107Business Based Design Strategy . 108Deduplication’s Impact on Policy Design . 109How Many Storage Policies do I really need? . 111Understanding Alternate paths . 112Advanced Storage Policy Features . 113Storage Policy Design Best Practices . 116Advanced Job Control. 121Understanding Services .