- 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
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
- VASA Provider (for VVols)
- SRA for SRM
- SnapCenter Plugin
- 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
- 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
- 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
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