SNIA Emerald™ V2.0.2 Training

The SNIA Emerald™ Program conducted a Training Event at the SNIA Technology Center in Colorado Springs, CO on July 14-17, 2014. The goals of the event were to train personnel involved in testing according to the SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification for submission of product power efficiency information to the SNIA Emerald™ Program and the EPA Energy Star Data Center Storage Program.

The agenda for the event is presented below and offers the slides presented during the sessions and videos of the sessions. The agenda brochure used at the event is available.

Contents

  • Specifications
  • Target Audience
  • Training Sessions
    • Enterprise Storage Primer
    • Power Meter Workshop
    • 1st Day Regular Sessions
    • 2nd Day Regular Sessions
    • 3rd Day Regular Sessions
  • Reference Materials
  • References on Computer Storage Systems

Specifications

SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification

This training is about the SNIA Emerald Power Efficiency Measurement Specification. The specification, a user guide for the specification, and other information are available from the SNIA Emerald Program. This training session was based on the V2.0.2 of the Measurement Specification.

EPA  ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage Specification

This training is based on the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage Specification Version 1.0. Information on the ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage Specification is available from ENERGY STAR

Target Audience

This training was developed for an audience of:

  • Storage vendor company test and measurement engineers
  • Independent industry labs participating in USA EPA Energy Star Data Center Program
  • Labs offering SNIA Emerald testing services
  • EPA recognized certifying bodies for the Data Center Program 

Training Sessions

Enterprise Storage IO Primer

Session Title Presenter(s) Materials Image
Part 1 Storage Basics. Components of Enterprise Storage: HDD, SSS, Cache, PSU. Data stored as block, file, object. Storage networks. Leah Schoeb Slides
Video
 
Part 2 Characteristics of Enterprise Storage Leah Schoeb Slides
Video
 
Part 3 Storage IO Performance Basics Leah Schoeb Slides
Video
 
Part 4 Introduction to COMs. Capacity Optimization Techniques Alan Yoder Slides
Video
 

 

Power Meter Workshop

Session Title Presenter(s) Materials Image
Power theory, measuring power, power meter features and capabilities, AC power source Larry Sharp Slides
Video
 
Storage Power Measurement Patrick Stanko Slides
Video
 
Classroom+Lab sessions: Live System Under Test (SUT): Power Meter Connection & SNIA Emerald Measurements Dennis Martin Classroom video
Lab video
 

 

1st Day Regular Sessions

Session Title Presenter(s) Materials Image
Overview: Green Storage, Energy Star and SNIA Emerald Program Herb Tanzer
Carlos Pratt
Slides
Video
 
ENERGY STAR Overview and Relationship to SNIA RJ Meyer Slides
Video
 
SNIA Emerald Power Efficiency Measurement Specification 2.0.2 Overview  Patrick Stanko Slides
Video
 
Overview of ENERGYSTAR Storage Specification and ENERGYSTAR Data Center Program  RJ Meyer
John Clinger
Slides
Video
 
Contrast differences of testing and reporting for SNIA Emerald and ENERGYSTAR Programs Don Goddard Slides
Video
 
Overview: SNIA Emerald Measurement Herb Tanzer Slides
Video
 
SNIA Emerald Storage Taxonomy Patrick Stanko Slides
Video
 
Storage Power Measurement Patrick Stanko Slides
Video
 
SUT Configuration Overview and Setup Dennis Martin Slides
Video
 
Vdbench Overview Steve Johnson Slides
Video
 
SNIA Vdbench Emerald Overview Steve Johnson Slides
Video
 
Product/Family, Best Foot Forward, Test Points and Qualification Ranges Herb Tanzer
Jim Espy
Slides
Video
 
Vdbench Script Configuration for Emerald Chuck Paridon Slides
Video
 
Vdbench Script Configuration Host OS View Dennis Martin Slides
Video
 
SNIA Hot Banding Steven Johnson Slides
Video
 
Hot Band Workloads and High End Storage Products Chuck Paridon Slides
Video
 

 

2nd Day Regular Sessions

Session Title Presenter(s) Materials Image
Workbench Lab Activities Dennis Martin
Chuck Paridon
Herb Tanzer
Video-Demartek
Video-HP
 
80 Plus Program - Power Supply Efficiency Testing and Program Listing Doug McIlvoy Slides
Video
 
Power Supplies Dennis Martin Slides
Video
 
SNIA Emerald Vdbench Rules of Thumb Steve Johnson Slides
Video
Quick Start
 
Emerald Physical SAN Configuration Rules of Thumb Chuck Paridon Slides
Video
 
Preview of summarized data - how a SNIA Emerald test run should look Chuck Paridon Video
Data Files (.zip)
 
COM Verification Alan Yoder Slides
Video
 
Common mistakes to avoid, lessons learned on running the tests and reviewing the data Chuck Paridon
Carlos Pratt
Video  

 

3rd Day Regular Sessions

Session Title Presenter(s) Materials Image
Creating a SNIA Emerald Test Data Report Dave Thiel Slides
Video
 
Data Entry for ENERGYSTAR Data Center Storage Program RJ Meyer
John Clinger
EPA IT
Slides
Video
 
Case Study #1 Lessons Learned , manufacturer and independent lab (Netapp/Demartek) Don Goddard
Dennis Martin
Slides-Netapp
Slides-Demartek
Video
 
Case Study #2 Lessons Learned, manufacturer (HP) Herb Tanzer Slides
Video
 
Case Study #6 Lessons Learned, CB/Independent lab (UL) Jarid Strike Slides
Video
 
Case Study #3 Lessons Learned, manufacturer (IBM) Carlos Pratt
Joe Prisco
Mike Petrich
Slides
Video
 
Case Study #4 Lessons Learned,  manufacturer (EMC) Jim Espy Video  
Case Study #7 Lessons Learned, CB/Independent Lab (MET Labs) Samuel Tetteh Slides
Video
 
Case Study #8 Lessons Learned, CB/Independent Lab (TUV) Uwe Meyer Slides
Video
 
Emerald Specification Version 2.1.0 Herb Tanzer
Carlos Pratt
Slides
Video
 
Roundtable and Q&A on Case Studies All Video  
SNIA Emerald Program Dave Thiel Slides
Video
 
SNIA Emerald Recognized Tester Program Wayne Adams Slides
Video
 

 

Reference Materials

For materials referenced in the training, please visit the Primers and brochures page of the SNIA Emerald web site. 

References on Computer Storage Systems

Textbooks

  1. Smith, Hubert. Data Center Storage: Cost-Effective Strategies, Implementation, and Management. Boca Raton, Florida: Auerbach Publications, 2011.
  2. EMC Education Services. Information Storage and Mangement: Storing, Managing, and Protecting Digital Information in Classic, Virtualized, and Cloud Environments 2nd Edition. Indianapolis, Indiana: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.
  3. Hitachi Data Systems Academy. Storage Concepts: Storing and Managing Digital Data (Volume 1). Santa Clara, California: Hitachi Data Systems, 2012.