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Overview

In this workshop course, you learn how to connect Windows® and Linux® hosts via Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI protocols to NetApp® SANs.

Prerequisites

  • Certification as a NetApp Data Management Administrator
  • Completion of the following courses:
    • SAN Fundamentals on Data ONTAP WBT
    • 'NetApp Portfolio: Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations (SANARCH)'
    • Either !NA-D7ADM or Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 Administration or !NA-CDOTDP

Delegates will learn how to

By the end of this course you should be able to:
  • Define and describe SANs that use FC, FCoE, and iSCSI protocols
  • Configure Windows Server 2012, Red Hat® 6.4, and Data ONTAP® systems for iSCSI connectivity
  • Configure Windows Server 2012, Red Hat 6.4, and Data ONTAP systems for FC and FCoE connectivity
  • Use FC and iSCSI protocols to create and access LUNs from Windows Server 2012 and Red Hat 6.4 systems
  • Install and use SnapDrive® for Windows and SnapDrive for Linux software to create LUNs and Snapshot™ LUNs, to restore LUNs from Snapshot copies, and to remove LUNs
  • Size, clone, back up, and recover LUNs on Windows Server 2012 and Red Hat 6.4 systems
  • Troubleshoot SAN connectivity and performance issues

Outline

Module 1 SAN Concepts
  • Describe the difference between SAN and NAS
  • Explain the SCSI architecture model
  • List the NetApp SAN technologies
  • Define basic SAN terminology
  • List the basic steps for implement a Data ONTAP SAN
  • Describe the educational lab environment for this Course

Module 2 Windows IP Connectivity
  • Describe multiple path implementation with iSCSI connectivity
  • Configure network ports on Windows and NetApp systems
  • Identify the node name on Windows and NetApp systems
  • Implement and verify multiple path iSCSI connectivity between Windows and NetApp systems

Module 3 Windows LUN
  • Discuss LUN access for Windows Server 2012
  • Create a LUN by using wizards
  • Explore techniques to configure a LUN for Windows Server 2012
  • Explain how SnapDrive for Windows simplifies LUN management

Module 4 Linux IP
  • Describe multiple path implementation with iSCSI connectivity for Red Hat and NetApp systems
  • Configure network ports on Red Hat systems
  • Identify the node name on Red Hat systems
  • Set up and verify multiple path IP connectivity between Red Hat and NetApp systems

Module 5 Linux LUN Access
  • Describe the steps that you take to allow a Red Hat initiator to access a LUN on a storage system
  • Review the Data ONTAP LUN configuration steps
  • Find and prepare a LUN on a Linux operating system
  • Configure multipath I/O on Linux
  • Create and protect LUNs by using SnapDrive for UNIX

Module 6 FC Architecture
  • Describe the architecture of the FC topology
  • Explain the FC initialization process
  • Identity the layers in the FC protocol

Module 7 FC Fabrics
  • Discuss fabric layouts
  • Describe FC switch concepts
  • Explain fabric services
  • Describe routing in FC switches
  • Examine zoning in FC switches

Module 8 Windows FC Connectivity
  • Describe multiple path implementation with FC connectivity
  • Configure FC ports on Windows and Data ONTAP storage systems
  • Use commands and utilities to identify the worldwide node name (WWNN) and worldwide port name (WWPN) on Windows and Data ONTAP storage systems
  • Use commands and utilities to examine FC switch Activity

Module 9 Unified Connect
  • Describe NetApp Unified Connect
  • Examine the FC over Ethernet (FCoE) enabling technologies
  • Configure FCoE on a host, a switch, and a NetApp storage system
  • Explain how to leverage older FC technologies with FCoE

Module 10 Linux FC
  • Describe multiple path implementation with FC connectivity for Red Hat and NetApp systems
  • Configure FC ports on Red Hat systems
  • Identify the worldwide node name (WWNN) and worldwide port name (WWPN) on Red Hat systems
  • Set up and verify multiple path FC connectivity between Red Hat and NetApp systems

Module 11 LUN Provisioning
  • Describe how and when a LUN consumes space from its containing volume
  • Discuss backup guarantees through NetApp Snapshot reserve
  • Discuss the overwrite guarantee for space-reserved LUNs
  • Analyze the default LUN configuration and two thinprovisioning Configurations

Module 12 Host Considerations
  • Explore the disk structure of popular file systems
  • Describe flow-control issues on a host
  • Identify techniques for growing and shrinking a LUN
  • Discuss copy offload capacities

Module 13 SAN Management
  • Perform administrative tasks on FC target ports
  • Perform administrative tasks on LUNs
  • Discuss LUN protection schemes

Module 14 SAN Troubleshooting
  • Explain how to diagnose a problem within a SAN environment
  • Review diagnostic tools and techniques for NetApp Data ONTAP software

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