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Overview

This 5 day course incorporates the 'NetApp Portfolio: Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations (SANARCH)' and 'Data ONTAP SAN Implementation (SANIMP)' courses, which are required as preparation for the NCIE - SAN Certification. Delegates will learn how to differentiate among the three SAN architectures that are available from NetApp: FAS SANs with the Data ONTAP operating system, E-Series SANs, and V-Series SANs and how to connect Windows® and Linux® hosts via Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI protocols to NetApp® SANs.

Prerequisites

Delegates should be certified as a NetApp Data Management Administrator or have completed the following courses:

  • SAN Fundamentals on Data ONTAP WBT

AND either:

  • !NA-D7ADM) or
  • !NA-ANCDABC87 or
  • !NA-CDOTDP or
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 Administration

Delegates will learn how to

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the three types of SANs that NetApp supports: FAS SANs, E-Series SANs, and V-Series SANs
  • Explore the storage architectures for Data ONTAP and SANtricity software
  • Examine the basic configuration of a FAS Data ONTAP SAN
  • Investigate an E-Series array SAN with SANtricity
  • List the supported configurations for a V-Series SAN
  • Describe solution scenarios that are better supported on a FAS SAN, an E-Series SAN, or a V-Series SAN
  • 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

Architecting SAN on NetApp Storage

  • Module 1 NetApp SAN Architectures
  • Describe the difference between SAN and NAS
  • Explain the SCSI architecture model
  • List the NetApp SAN platforms
  • Describe the current hardware that is supported in the different types of NetApp SANs

Module 2 NetApp Storage Architectures

  • Describe storage architectures and basic configurations for the Data ONTAP operating system and for SANtricity software
  • List the management tools for Data ONTAP and SANtricity
  • Explain the architectural features of Data ONTAP and SANtricity that contribute to optimized performance for each data workload
  • Describe the NetApp flash portfolio

Module 3 FAS and Data ONTAP SANs

  • Briefly describe the Data ONTAP dataprotection and disaster-recovery software
  • Describe FlexClone LUN technology
  • Describe deduplication and compression technologies
  • Discuss failover and giveback in FAS SAN environment
  • Discuss SAN software and tools

Module 4 FAS SANs Implementation Overview

  • List the steps for implementing a SAN on the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Describe the Data ONTAP simulator (Simulate ONTAP software)

Module 5 E-Series, EF Series, and SANtricity SANs

  • Explain E-Series failover and failback technology
  • Describe SANtricity protection features
  • Discuss SANtricity efficiency and caching features
  • Manage an E-Series array with SANtricity management software

Module 6 E-Series SANs Implementation Overview

  • List the steps for implementing a SAN on SANtricity
  • Install the SANtricity simulator

Module 7 V-Series and Third-Party SANs

  • Provide an overview of NetApp V-Series systems and storage arrays
  • Describe how V-Series provides the advantages of Data ONTAP with third-party SANs
  • Describe the V-Series supported topologies
  • Explain the advantages of using E-Series and V-Series together

Module 8 V-Series SANs Implementation Overview

  • Describe the LUN-to-aggregate mapping strategies
  • Explain the pathing assignments for different types of storage arrays
  • Describe the NetApp recommended best practices for fabric and array maintenance
  • Deploy V-Series systems for a typical storage array and verify the high availability of these systems
  • Diagram the topology of a V-Series system deployment by using standard Data ONTAP commands

Module 9 NetApp SAN Solutions

  • Describe the target workloads for FAS, V-Series, and E-Series platforms
  • List FAS and V-Series use cases
  • Discuss E-Series use cases
  • Help customers decide between FAS, V-Series, and E-Series platforms
  • Explain data migration and tools
  • Describe basic sizing tools

Lab Exercises

  • Lab 2-1 Identify the exercise environment
  • Lab 2-2 Log in to the exercise environment
  • Lab 4-1 Use netApp OnCommand System Manager to create a SVM for iSCSI
  • Lab 4-2 Configure iSCSI sessions on Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Lab 4-3 Create an iSCSI-attached LUN for Windows
  • Lab 4-4 Use an iSCSI-attached LUN in Windows
  • Lab 6-1 Launch the SANtricity simulator
  • Lab 6-2 Navigate the Enterprise Management and Array Management Windows
  • Lab 6-3 Create a RAID 6 Volume Group
  • Lab 6-4 Create a volume in a Volume Group
  • Lab 6-5 Assign a Hot Spare Disk
  • Lab 6-6 Create a Disk Pool
  • Lab 6-7 Create a volume on a Disk Pool
  • Lab 6-8 Change volume settings
  • Lab 6-9 Delete a volume
  • Lab 6-10 Define a host
  • Lab 8-1 Verify controller support with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
  • Lab 8-2 Discover supported connectivity configuration with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
  • Lab 8-3 Prepare documentation with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
  • Lab 9-1 Design a NetApp solution for the info-r-us scenario
  • Lab 9-2 Design an alternate NetApp solution for the info-r-us scenario

Data ONTAP SAN ImplementationModule 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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