Training for Testers

The SNIA Emerald™ Program provides a variety of training materials addressing the SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification, performing tests based on the Measurement Specification, and preparing and submitting test results to the SNIA Emerald™ Program.

SNIA Emerald™ V3.0 Training Plan

SNIA plans to conduct SNIA Emerald™ 3.0 training as a series of 4-hour webinars in late February-March 2018 timeframe. See the schedule below for February 20th-22nd and March 6th-8th.  Please note that it may be necessary to reschedule the March 6th-8th dates to March 13th-15th; the plan will be announced on February 28th.

The topics, content, and flow will follow the comprehensive training plan for V2.0.2, with the focus on V3.0. Emphasis will be on the File IO test methods and tools, since this is new to the SNIA Emerald™ Specification. Block IO will be covered in a refresher fashion, so prior to the start of the training, everyone should become familiar with V2.0.2 and V2.1 training materials as a background that V3.0 will build upon. SNIA will identify additional pre-class training and reference materials. There will be no hands-on-lab training and reference materials. There will be no hands-on-lab training in Colorado Springs in February-March 2018, nor will there be a class fee for the webinars. Webinars will be recorded for future reference should you not be able to attend all the planned sessions.

Register Now for the SNIA Emerald™ V3.0 Webinar Training Series

Please register by sending an email, ASAP, with your name, title, email address, and company name to emerald-training@snia.org. There is no fee to register and attend the training. A detailed training agenda along with the webinar details will be emailed in advance of the webinar.

If one was to characterize the sessions, February 20th-22nd are primer and program “what is it”, where March 6th-8th are technical – “how to”.

SNIA Emerald™ V3.0 Training Schedule

Month Date Day Time (PT) Format Theme
February 20 Tuesday 10am-2pm webinar Storage Primer
February 21 Wednesday 10am-2pm webinar SNIA and EPA Program Overview
February 22 Thursday 10am-noon webinar SNIA Emerald Program TWG, GSI, RTP
March 06 Tuesday 10am-2pm webinar Emerald 3.0 Specification and Tool Deep Dive
March 07 Wednesday 10am-2pm webinar Generating Emerald Test Data
March 08 Thursday 10am-2pm webinar Analyze and Report Emerald Metrics

 

To Participate

Computer audio plus video is available through the webex.com connection without a separate dial-in phone connection. Audio only is available via the phone number.

Instructions for Participants (information for past sessions removed)

Date

Time

Duration

URL

WebEx Password

Phone

Dial-in Passcode

Feb 22nd

10am-12pm PST

2 hours

https://snia.webex.com/meet/sniahost

none

+1-415-655-0002 

800 388 486

Mar 6th

10am-2pm PST

4 hours

https://snia2.webex.com

none

+1-415-655-0002 

660 005 378

Mar 7th

10am-2pm PST

4 hours

https://snia2.webex.com

none

+1-415-655-0002 

665 640 182

Mar 8th

10am-2pm PST

4 hours

https://snia2.webex.com

none

+1-415-655-0002 

666 449 876

 

Session 1: Storage Primer - February 20, 2018

Title

Presenter

Materials

Welcome and Overview

Wayne Adams

Slides

Enterprise Storage Primer: Part 1 - Storage Basics

Leah Schoeb

Slides

Video

Enterprise Storage Primer: Part 2 - Characteristics of Enterprise Storage

Leah Schoeb

Slides

Video
 

Enterprise Storage Primer: Part 3 - Storage Performance and IO Load Basics

Chuck Paridon

 

Enterprise Storage Primer: Part 4 - Introduction to Capacity Optimization Methods (COMs)

Carlos Pratt

     
     

Session 2: SNIA and EPA Program Overview - February 21, 2018

Title

Presenter

Materials

Welcome and Overview

Wayne Adams

Slides

ENERGY STAR Version 1.0 Storage Program Update
(supplementary material available from January 2018 Stakeholder Meeting)

John Clinger

Slides

Stakeholder

Overview of SNIA Emerald Specification V3.0.1

Herb Tanzer & Chuck Paridon

Slides

Emerald vs. ENERGY STAR

Don Goddard

Slides

Storage Taxonomy Emerald 3.0.1

Herb Tanzer

Slides

80 Plus Testing

Don Goddard

Slides

     
     
     
     

 

SNIA Emerald™ V2.1 Update Webinar

A webinar of two 3-hour sessions was conducted on July 20-21, 2015. Slides and materials from this sessions are available. The first session covered the technical details of the SNIA Emerald™ V2.1 Specification and supporting test tools. The second session covered the program details for SNIA Emerald™ Programs, USA EPA EnergyStar Program, and supplementary information on testing services and certifying body services. 

SNIA Emerald™ V2.0.2 4-Day Training Event

Slides and videos of presentations from SNIA Emerald™ training provided at the SNIA Technology Center in Colorado Springs, CO USA during the week of July 14, 2014 are available. The event was attended by Storage vendor companies' test and measurement engineers, independent industry labs participating in the USA EPA Energy Star Data Center Program and offering SNIA Emerald™ testing services, and EPA recognized certifying bodies for the Data Center Program.