SAN Interview questions (EMC Storage – Clariion, DMX and VMAX

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1. What is Power path? 2. Power path CLI to manage disks 3. List Power path policy 4. What is Vault drive? 5. What is the PSM Lun? 6. Basic of Storage 7. Define RAID? Which one you feel is good choice? 8. Storage Array used in DAS 9. Explain iSCSI login, fabric login 10. Advantage of migration from DAS to SAN 11. What is Meta Lun? 12. Explain Clariion architecture 13. Explain DMX architecture 14. Explain Enginuity operation layers 15. What is hard and soft zoning? 16. Explain WWN 17. What is zoning and how to create? 18. What is VSAN and how to create? 19. Hardware Models of clarion 20. What is FCID? 21. Explain Navishere/Symmtric Management console /ECC 22. Initialization of clarion array 23. Explain rule 17 in DMX 24. Why and how symmask, symld and symdg are used in DMX? 25. Symdev 26. Explain about symcfg 27. What is SYMAPI? 28. Configuration change in DMX 29. What is VCMDB?

What is Snap view? 32. What is Disk Controller? 51. What is RAID? Explain RAID3. What is Hot Spare Disk? 42. What is IQN? 37. Importance of RAID6? . of disks required for RAID 5 and RAID 6? 53. What is fabric? 58. Create Storage group and add device into storage group in DMX. Difference in iFCP and FCIP 39. 46. Brief the Symmetrix CLI command 45. RAID5 and RAID1/0 41. Difference in iSCSI and NAS 36. Solaris share the same FA in DMX? 31. What is iSCSI? 50. NAS and CAS using devices used in these model 38. What is the version of Symmetrix DMX4? 56. Version and Model 44. What is SRDF R1 & R2? 55. What is fabric? 40. Can windows. create SRDF 49. Create Time Finder Clone using CLI 47. In 4-24 what do 24 mean? 57. Explain Time finder and SRDF 35.30. Composite Device group 48. Explain SAN. How does data got saved in case of striping and incase of concatenation? 52. What is SAN Copy? 34. What are the bay in DMX-3 43. Difference between time finder and clone? 54. What is the minimum no. What is Mirror view? 33. Linux.

Difference between HP EVA 5000 and 8000? 71. Steps for zoning using CLI? 68. What is quorum disk and it is importance? 63. What is LCC? Link Control Card 66. What is global memory? 80. What are the I/O operations in Clariion? 73.59. What is Hyper? 76. What is F-LOGI and P-LOGI? How authentication happens? . LUN. Channel directors and disk directors? 79. Flash drives in DMX4? 65. Use of SPs? 74. What is a device in DMX? 77. What is VMCDB? 75. How to manually restore failed paths in Clariion? 64. Difference between Emulex and Qlogic? 81. Storage provisioning in DMX? 67. What FCID? 83. Different RAID levels? 62. What is CMI? Clariion Message Interface 72. What is SAN Kit? 78. Describe SMCLI commands you have used 69. Base LUN and Metalun? 70. Importance of masking? 61. How many disk failures RAID 5 supports? 60. What is storage array in Clariion? 82.

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