System Administrator Training and Certification

In-Depth Training for Administrators
September 10 – 12, 2018


This instructor led course delivers a complete introduction to the Panasas® ActiveStor System and allows the student to earn certification as a Panasas System Administrator. Topics covered include the ActiveStor hardware in addition to the PanFS storage operating system and DirectFlow® Protocol. Each student will gain a firm understanding of configuration, operation and maintenance of the Panasas suite of products and be provided instruction on how to diagnose and resolve various software and hardware errors.


3 days


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Suited For

Systems Administrator or similar IT Team Member to gain knowledge on how to install, configure and maintain a Panasas ActiveStor system.


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. 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.

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 discussed with the students.

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.

Follow-on Course


Individual training registrants cancelling a scheduled class at a Panasas facility have the option to register for another class or receive a full refund, provided Panasas is notified at least 14 calendar days before the course start date. Any cancellation made within two weeks of the scheduled class start date will be charged the full training course fee. Registration may be transferred to another student provided they possess adequate knowledge of the prerequisite course material.

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 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.

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