Special Notices

If both classroom and virtual dates are available for this course please specify your preference when booking.

Prerequisites

  • System administration experience managing either the Linux or Microsoft Windows operating system
  • 'VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] (VSICM67)' or equivalent experience.
  • Completion of the 'ONTAP Cluster Administration (ONTAP 9.7) (ONTAP9ADM)' or equivalent experience.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Discuss ONTAP Architecture and current Hardware
  • Describe vSphere Updates in 6.5 & 6.7
  • Discuss and install NetApp Tools and interfaces for VMware vSphere
  • Use Application Granular Data Management (AppDM)
  • Discuss NFS datastore deployment Best Practices
  • Discuss VMFS datastores
    • Discuss iSCSI datastore deployment Best Practices
    • Describe FCP datastore deployment Best Practices
  • Implement Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM)
  • Discuss VVol datastore deployment Best Practices
  • Implement Data Storage strategies for Guest VMs
  • Discuss Security and Performance considerations in a Multi-tenant environment
  • Implement High Availability and Data Protection Strategies in a virtual environment
  • Maximize utilization of your storage assets using built-in efficiency features

Outline

Module 1: ONTAP Review and What’s New

  • New supported Hardware
  • Efficiency Enhancements
  • Performance Enhancements
  • Networking Enhancements
  • Data Protection Enhancements
  • Management Tools

Module 2: VMware Review and What’s New

  • New vCSA, HTML5 “complete”
  • ESXi HTML5 host client
  • Virtual HW improvements
  • VMFS improvements
  • VVol improvements

Module 3: NetApp Tools for VMware

  • Native VAAI support in ONTAP
  • Native UNMAP support in ONTAP
  • System Manager AppDM
  • VSC
  • VASA Provider (for VVols)
  • SRA for SRM
  • SnapCenter Plugin
  • OCI
  • RBAC User Creator

Module 4: NAS Datastores, Classic: Networking & NFS

  • Networking Best Practices
  • vSphere Networking
  • NFS datastores, advantages, prerequisites and how to provision them
  • NFS 4.1 cautions

Module 5: SAN Datastores, Classic: VMFS

  • VMFS datastores, capabilities and limitations
  • FC datastores, networking considerations, FCoE
  • iSCSI datastores, networking considerations

Module 6: Datastores, Modern: SPBM & VVols

  • Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM)
  • VASA Provider
  • VVol datastores, capabilities and limitations, management

Module 7: Data Storage for VM Guests

  • (Mis-)Alignment
  • RDMs, advantages and limitations
  • NFS Exports
  • SMB shares
  • FC LUNs (In-Guest)
  • iSCSI LUNs (In-Guest iSCSI)
    • SCSI timeouts
    • BP for MS-Cluster

Module 8: Data Availability, VMware

  • VMware RBAC
  • High Availability
  • Resource Management, DRS
  • VMware HA
  • VMware FT
  • VM Guest Cluster
  • Network Contention, NIOC
  • Datastore Contention, SDRS

Module 9: NetApp Data Availability

  • Security, RBAC, Administration Delegation
  • Networking, QoS, A-QoS
  • Storage: RAID, HA-pairs, MetroCluster (FC, IP, SDS)
  • vSphere Metro Storage Cluster

Labs:

  • Quick Explore of the new System Manager
  • Create/Check Data Aggregates on both vSims
  • Create SVMs
  • Quick connectivity check (vCenter Appliance, ESX hosts)
  • Quick Exploration of the new HTML5 client
  • Check preloaded W2K3 VM
  • Check preloaded Linux VM
  • Set up and test vMotion Network
  • Install RBAC User Creator
  • Set up VSC (& VASA-P & VAAI plugin)
  • Configure Hosts for BP settings
  • Create VMkernel interfaces for NFS
  • Create Subnets
  • Provision NFS datastore through AppDM on AFF
  • Install VAAI NFS plugin on ESX hosts
  • Provision NFS 4.1 datastore
  • Set ESX cluster up for dual subnet iSCSI design
  • Create iSCSI SVM on NetApp AFF
  • Provision iSCSI datastore through VSC
  • Install/set up/verify working VASA provider
  • Create SPBM policies for NFS and iSCSI
  • Provision NFS datastore through VSC with above created SP
  • Provision VVol datastore
  • Create a NFS export and access it from the Linux VM
  • Create a SMB share and access it from the W2K3 VM and from the W2K16 DC
  • Install SnapDrive on W2K3 VM, create a LUN from there
  • Create a RDM device, attach it to W2K3 VM and access it
  • Set up and verify VMware HA
  • Set up and check an SVM DR relationship