Overview

NetApp® MetroCluster software is a unique high-availability and disaster-recovery solution. In this course, you learn how to cable and set up a MetroCluster environment. Using active, participatory exercises, you practice the configuration and verification steps. You also learn how to identify component failures and practice recovery steps.

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Prerequisites

  • Basic SAN knowledge
  • Completion of an ONTAP Professional Compliance Program or equivalent
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Delegates will learn how to

This course focuses on enabling you to do the following:

  • Describe the major architectural components of a MetroCluster environment
  • Cable nodes, back-end FC switches, and FibreBridge devices
  • Set up bridges and back-end FC switches
  • Configure the clusters at both sites in a MetroCluster environment
  • Set up a MetroCluster configuration and serve data to clients
  • Detect and recover from failures in a MetroCluster environment
  • Install and configure NetApp MetroCluster TieBreaker software
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Outline

Introduction to MetroCluster Software

Lessons

  • Introduction to MetroCluster software
  • 2 node MetroCluster configuration (optional)
  • MetroCluster supported configurations
  • MetroCluster configuration tools and documentation

Exercises

  • Identify the exercise environment
  • Identify a supported configuration in the Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT) and Hardware Universe
  • Inspect the environment
  • Log in to the exercise environment
  • Power off the controllers
MetroCluster Cabling

Lessons

  • MetroCluster disk requirements
  • Fabric MetroCluster cabling introduction

Exercises

  • Cable SAS shelf connections
  • Cable ATTO connections
  • Cable controller FC connections
  • Cable virtual interface over Fibre Channel (FC-VI) connections
  • Cable a switchless cluster interconnect
  • Cable cluster peering connections
  • Cable an Inter-Switch Link (ISL) between FC switches at Site A and FC switches at Site B
  • Assign shelf IDs
Bridge and Switch Configuration

Lessons

  • ATTO FibreBridge configuration
  • Brocade FC switch configuration
  • IOD and OOD delivery

Exercises

  • Use the UI to verify a bridge configuration
  • Update the firmware on a bridge (optional)
  • Use the CLI to verify a bridge configuration
  • Download the reference configuration file (RCF) for a fabric switch
  • Use the CLI to verify an FC switch configuration
  • Reconfigure an FC switch
  • Verify the ISL connections
Cluster Configuration

Lessons

  • Disk assignment
  • Cluster setup

Exercises

  • Verify the required NetApp ONTAP® configuration in maintenance mode
  • Set up a cluster
  • Join the second node to a cluster
  • Synchronize system time for Windows domains
  • Configure network and storage objects
  • Secure the ATTO FibreBridge
MetroCluster Configuration

Lessons

  • MetroCluster setup
  • MetroCluster verification
  • MetroCluster monitoring
  • SVM configuration in a MetroCluster environment

Exercises

  • Mirror the root aggregate and create data aggregates
  • Configure MetroCluster health monitoring
  • Enable the MetroCluster software
  • Use the CLI to verify a MetroCluster environment
  • Create unmirrored aggregates
  • Use Config Advisor to verify a MetroCluster environment
  • Set up Active IQ Unified Manager to monitor a MetroCluster environment
  • Create an SVM for client protocols in a MetroCluster environment
  • Use an unmirrored aggregate in a MetroCluster environment
Failure Scenarios

Lessons

  • Switchover
  • Switchback
  • Failure scenarios
  • LIF placement

Exercises

  • Start Iometer traffic to a LUN and a share
  • Detect the loss of a node by performing a storage failover and giveback
  • Detect the loss of configuration replication service connections
  • Detect the loss of ISL connections
  • Detect the loss of a bridge connection
  • Perform a planned switchover
  • Perform a takeover and giveback during a switchover
  • Perform a switchback of a planned switchover
  • Perform an unplanned cluster switchover
  • Perform a switchback of an unplanned switchover
  • Observe the loss of a site and an automatic unplanned switchover
  • Perform a switchback of an automatic unplanned switchover
TieBreaker Configuration

Lessons

  • Introduction to TieBreaker
  • TieBreaker installation
  • TieBreaker configuration

Exercises

  • Install the TieBreaker software
  • Configure the TieBreaker software for a disaster recovery group (DR group) in a MetroCluster environment
  • Test the TieBreaker software by simulating a disaster
  • Observe how the TieBreaker software initiates a switchover
  • Use the TieBreaker software to monitor the process of performing a switchback
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