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System Administrator Training and Certification

In-Depth Training for Administrators
September 9 – 13, 2019


This instructor-led course, offered at a Panasas facility or at a customer site, delivers a complete introduction to the Panasas® ActiveStor® storage system and allows the student to earn certification as a Panasas Systems Administrator. Topics covered include ActiveStor hardware, the PanFS™ parallel file storage operating system, and the DirectFlow® data access protocol. The course provides a Systems Administrator or IT team member with the knowledge to install, configure, and maintain a Panasas ActiveStor system. Each student will gain a firm understanding of configuration, operation and maintenance of the Panasas suite of products as well as obtain instructions on how to diagnose and resolve various software and hardware errors.


5 days


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Suited For

  • Storage Network Engineers
  • Storage Specialists
  • Storage Administrators and/or Data Center Operators


After completing this registration form, a Panasas training representative will contact you to provide a quote for this course so that you can make appropriate payment arrangements. Your seat is not reserved until Panasas sends a confirmation to you and all tuition payments are received.


Successful completion of the Panasas System Administrator course ensures that your staff has been trained on daily system operation, configuration and maintenance of the Panasas ActiveStor storage system. Students who attend all presentations, complete all practical application exercise, and pass the final exam are awarded the Panasas System Administrator Certificate of Completion by Panasas Global Services.

Hands-On Activities

The redundant components of the Panasas hardware solution are discussed and reinforced with lab exercises and hands-on activities demonstrating how to service each field-replaceable unit. Object-based file-system theory, software upgrades, and configuration scenarios will be also discussed.

The instructor will focus on the fundamentals of:

PanFS Storage Operating System
DirectFlow® Client Access Software for Linux®
Panasas Storage Virtualization Model
PanActive® Management Interface (both CLI and GUI)

Students will be introduced to the features available when deploying a Panasas storage system and how to best configure it to obtain optimal redundancy and performance.


This course is designed for attendees who possess a basic understanding of:

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

Individual training registrants cancelling a scheduled class at a Panasas facility have the option to transfer their registration to a future class or receive a full refund, provided Panasas is notified of the cancellation at least 14 calendar days prior to the course start date. Full charges apply if the cancellation is made fewer than 14 calendar days before the course start date. Registrations may be transferred to another student, provided they meet the course prerequisites.

Customers may cancel or reschedule customer site training sessions without penalty up to 14 calendar days prior to the course start date. Full charges will apply if the cancellation is made fewer than 14 calendar days before the course start date.

Panasas requires a minimum of four students per class for training delivered at a Panasas facility. 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. Panasas is not responsible for airline or hotel penalties incurred because of canceled courses.

For questions about this or any other Panasas training programs:

Ph: 1.888.PANASAS