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Panasas Services: Technical Education

PanFS System Administration Certification

October 12 – 16 & 19 – 22 · 8am – 12pm EDT / 1pm – 5pm BST


This instructor-led course delivers an introduction to the PanFS® parallel file system, delivered on the Panasas ActiveStor® storage appliance. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will earn a certification as a Panasas System Administrator. The course provides the Systems Administrator or IT team member with the knowledge to configure and maintain a Panasas ActiveStor system. Topics covered include the ActiveStor hardware, the PanFS storage operating system, and the DirectFlow® protocol. Each student will gain a firm
understanding of the configuration, operation, maintenance, and diagnosis of basic software and hardware alerts related to the Panasas suite of products.


9 days


October 12-16
October 19-22



Suited For

  • Storage Administrators
  • Storage Network Engineers
  • Storage Specialists
  • Data Center Operators


Instructor-led Training

Courses are taught via the Internet through a
web-conferencing platform. In addition, we offer
training at customer sites, provided specific
accommodations are made for equipment and
facilities. Regardless of location, all training classes
are facilitated by Panasas personnel with diverse,
hands-on technical backgrounds. Panasas equipment
is used with course content directly developed by
the Panasas Global Services team.


Each student participates in hands-on lab exercises. Students are required to have a computer with network capability and an ssh client installed (such as PuTTY).


All attendees must have a basic understanding of:

  • General IP Networking
  • Disk storage concepts
  • Familiarity with file-system usage
  • Experience interfacing with UNIX® and/or Linux®

All half-days build upon each other except the ninth day, which builds on half-days 1-5.


Included with a Platinum or Gold Support Agreement. For on-site training please contact


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Student Cancellation Policy
Individual training registrants cancelling a scheduled class should notify Panasas of the cancellation as soon
as possible. Registration may be transferred to another student, provided the student possesses adequate knowledge of the prerequisite course material.

Customer Site Training Session Cancellation
Customers can cancel or reschedule customer site training without penalty up to 14 calendar days prior to the course start date. Full charges will apply if a cancellation is made fewer than 14 calendar days prior to the course start date.

Course Cancellation Policy By Panasas
Panasas requires a minimum of four students per class for online training. We reserve the right to change course schedules, modify course content, or cancel a class when necessary. If we elect to cancel a class, we will make every effort to notify all registrants a minimum of 14 days prior to the scheduled start date.

Class Participation
Attendance is the responsibility of the registrant. In order to successfully complete a course, 100% attendance is required. If a registrant fails to appear for a scheduled class, or fails to complete the entire course, certification is not guaranteed. In addition, students are responsible for complying with all prerequisite material. Students who demonstrate a gap in the prerequisite knowledge may be requested to limit questions during class time as to not impede the overall progress of the class.

Successful completion of the Panasas System Administrator course ensures that your staff has been trained on daily system operation, configuration, and maintenance. Students who attend all presentation material, pass the final exam, and complete all practical application exercises are awarded a certificate of completion by Panasas Global Services.

Panasas will send you a confirmation letter upon registration. We recommend that you save it for the class
to confirm class attendance eligibility.

To learn more about the training programs and
options available, email us at