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Course Objective:

This course is designed to introduce to the participants, the fundamentals of Network Storage technologies, focusing
on Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS). This course provides an in-depth
knowledge of SAN concepts / NetApp Cluster Mode DATA ONTAP 8.2 Unified Storage architecture and its
management. And also this course imparts knowledge of Brocade SAN switch configuration and its techniques. In
addition to the above it focuses on technologies in the connectivity of network storage, backup and restoration
technique, various disaster recovery methods, consolidation of storage and SAN management hierarchy, The SAN
infrastructure facilitates storage consolidation, data sharing and server clustering.

Benefits to you:

This 5-days theory and lab-based course explores the technology of the NetApp Cluster Mode DATA
ONTAP 8.2 Unified Storage array and BROCADE SAN Switch focusing on configuration and
management. The product concepts and terminology are initially presented to ensure a grasp of the key
elements of the array. The configuration is then performed through the System Manager-GUI and PuttyCLI More detailed topics are then presented such as business copy and continues access of NETAPP
NetApp Cluster Mode DATA ONTAP 8.2

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

List the benefits of Data ONTAP and explain its modes of operation
Enumerate and describe the steps for setting up a cluster
Describe and utilize the various tools to manage cluster configurations
Manage the physical and virtual resources within a cluster
Diagram the internal and external architecture of a cluster
Manage features to ensure non-disruptive operations
Identify the networking components and networking features of a cluster
Implement supported cluster and management network switches

Configure and manage a Flash Pool

Configure and manage an Infinite Volume

Setup and Configure SAN and NAS protocols

Administer mirroring and data protection for a volume

Move a volume among nodes in a cluster

Explain the notification capabilities of a cluster

Configure Storage QoS

Scale a cluster horizontally
Describe the characteristics of a cluster that affect its performance


Module 1: Clustered Data ONTAP Overview
Module Duration: 45 minutes
Module Objectives:

Explain the primary benefits of Data ONTAP clustering

Identify the scope of Data ONTAP concepts such as node virtual servers (Vserver), administrative
Vservers, and data Vservers
Discuss the features and advantages of the NetApp storage tier strategy
Discuss the enhanced node-locked licensing model

Module Topics:
Lesson 1

A tale of two products

o 8.1 /8.2 Clustered Data ONTAP feature comparison
Supported hardware
Lesson 2
Cluster concepts
a) Scalability
b) Physical and logical elements
c) Virtual servers
d) Unified management of all nodes
Module 2: Installation and Configuration
Module Duration: 90 minutes
Module Objectives:

Configure nodes and install the Data ONTAP 8.1 operating system
Assign and initialize disks
Create a cluster
Add feature licenses to the cluster
Set the dates, times, and time zones of the nodes in the cluster

Module Topics:

Basic cluster setup steps

Hardware setup
Network cabling
Shelf cabling
HA interconnect
Validating settings of cluster and management switches
Powering up
OS install
Initialization wizard
Boot sequence
Cluster setup
a) Setup wizard
b) Cluster create and join
NTP configuration
7-mode to clustered ONTAP transition concepts
Exercise (30 minutes)

Module 3: Cluster Administration

Module Duration: 60 minutes
Module Objectives:

Describe and utilize the various tools to manage cluster configurations

Identify which commands are available for a command directory
Identify whether parameters are required or optional for a command
Switch among various privilege levels
Describe the Vserver administrative roles
Explore job, schedule, and policy concepts

Module Topics:
Lesson 1

UI overview
a) Clustershell
b) Node shell
c) System shell
Management LIFs
OnCommand System Manager (Update for SM 3.0)
OnCommand Unified Manager
Lesson 2
Clustershell features
Tab completion and help
System Manager features
Privilege levels

Describe the Vserver administrative roles

Lesson 3
Jobs and job schedules
How policies are used in clustered Data ONTAP
Exercise (30 minutes)
Module 4: Architecture
Module Duration: 75 minutes
Module Objectives:

Show the end-to-end path of a file write request through a cluster

Answer questions about RDB concepts
Identify the differences between an vol0 volume and a virtual server root volume
Explain single-node clusters

Module Topics:
Lesson 1

Mixed platform cluster

a) Protocol layer
b) CSM
c) Storage layer
Data paths through the cluster
Data Vservers
Data Vserver root volume

Lesson 2
Management (mhost)
2-node cluster

Single-node cluster

Module 5: Physical Data Storage

Module Duration: 60 minutes
Module Objectives:

Draw the connections from an HA pair of controllers to the disk shelves

Create aggregates
List the steps required to enable storage failover (SFO)
Explain and enable 2-node HA for 2-node clusters
Take over and give back storage between nodes of an HA pair
Add disks to an aggregate
Enumerate steps to expand an aggregate from 32-bit to 64-bit
Setup and configure a Flash Pool
Module Topics:

RAID concepts Storage and WAFL basics Basic snapshot concepts

Controller and disk shelf diagrams

The FAS2200 family and internal versus external disks

HA interconnect
Disks and disk ownership
Storage failover
a) SFO
b) ARL
2-node HA
Delete aggregates
Add disks to aggregates
Virtual Storage Tier
a) Flash Pool
Use cases
Creating Flash Pool
Mixed-disk aggregates
b) Flash Cache
c) Flash Accel
Exercise (30 minutes)
Module 6: Logical Data Storage
Module Duration: 60 minutes
Module Objectives:

Create a volume
Build a NAS namespace using multiple volumes
Configure Flex Cache


Setup and configure an Infinite Volume

Module Topics:

Vserver review
Volume overview
Volumes, junctions, and namespaces

Flex Cache

Infinite Volume (include 8.2 enhancements)

a) Setup and configuration
b) NFS and CIFS protocol access
c) Infinite Volume data protection
Exercise (120 minutes)
Module 7: Physical Networking
Module Duration: 20 minutes
Module Objectives:

Draw the connections of the network cables from the distinct networks to a controller
Create an interface group
Configure VLAN tagged ports
Explain port roles
Discuss switchless two-node clusters

Module Topics:

Network ports
Network port types
a) Configure ports, flow control, FC type
b) Configure interface groups
c) Configure VLANs
Port roles
Cluster network cabling
a) Typical cluster
b) Switchless 2-node cluster
c) Single-node cluster
Management network cabling
Data network cabling
IPv6 support
Exercise (20 minutes)
Module 8: Logical Networking
Module Duration: 45 minutes
Module Objectives:

Create data logical interfaces for each cluster virtual server

Create static routes for the data logical interfaces
Migrate and revert a NAS data logical interface
View the logical interface failover policies
View LIF firewall policies

Module Topics:

Logical interfaces
a) LIF characteristics

b) Roles and ports

c) Static routes
d) Failover and migration
DNS load balancing
Automatic load balancing
Exercise (60 minutes)
Module 9: NAS Protocols
Create an export policy for a cluster virtual server
Create an NFS configuration for a cluster virtual server
Create a CIFS domain, server, and share
Mount exports and shares to NFS and CIFS clients
Configure name mapping between NFS and CIFS
Module Topics:
Lesson 1

NFS and CIFS overview

8.2 NAS new features
Data Vservers
Realms and domains
Export policies and rules
Binding to NIS and LDAP Servers for name services
NFS config
a) NFSv4 and 4.1
b) NFS Referrals
c) pNFS
d) NFS large readsize
e) NFS counters
Exercise (60 minutes)
Lesson 2
CIFS config
SMB 2.0 and 2.1
a) New feature support
b) Locking schemes
SMB 3.0
a) Supported features
b) Hyper-V over SMB
Domain controller configuration
Name mapping
Exercise (60 minutes)
Module 10: SAN Protocols
Module Duration: 90 minutes
Module Objectives:
Explain the differences among the supported SAN protocols
Identify the components that implement scalable SAN on a cluster
Configure iSCSI on a cluster and create a LUN
Configure a Windows iSCSI initiator
Port sets and igroups


Module Topics:
Lesson 1

Unified storage
Scalable SAN
Supported SAN hosts
iSCSI nodes and portals
Initiators and targets
ALUA and failover
Device-specific module
Lesson 2
iSCSI licensing
Creating and iSCSI-enabled Vserver
Port sets
Lesson 3
Host utilities kit
iSCSI software initiator
a) Discovery
b) Connection
c) Favorite targets
Verifying connectivity
Creating a volume
Creating a LUN
Igroups and portsets
Mapping a LUN
Lesson 4
Scanning for a new LUN
Initializing a new LUN
Provisioning a new LUN
Additional SAN resources
Exercise (60 minutes)
Module 11: Storage Efficiency
Module Duration: 30 minutes
Module Objectives:
Discuss the storage efficiency features that are built into the Clustered Data ONTAP.
Identify the commands that are needed to manage storage efficiency on a Data ONTAP cluster
Module Topics:

NetApp efficiency features overview

Thin provisioning
FlexClone software
FlexClone software and File/LUN SIS clone
8.2 Features
a) Block fingerprinting
b) Incompressible data detection
Exercise (60 minutes)

Module 12: Data Protection

Module Duration: 120 minutes
Module Objectives:
Create load sharing (LS) and data protection (DP) mirrors
Manually and automatically replicate mirrors
Promote an LS mirror to replace its read/write volume
Break/resynch DP mirror
Create a Snapshot copy of a volume, and Snapshot policies
Restore a Snapshot copy to be a read/write volume
Implement intercluster SnapMirror
Configure and replicate to SnapVault backups
Answer questions about NDMP backup strategies for a cluster
Module Topics:
Lesson 1

Data protection methods

Disaster recovery
Snapshot technology
SnapMirror engine
Load Sharing and Data Protection mirrors
Intercluster SnapMirror
Mirror creation steps
SnapMirror snapshot copies
Typical mirroring issues
SnapVault backups
Exercise (60 minutes)
Lesson 2
a) Vserver awareness
b) Backup and restoration
c) Configuring for NDMP
d) ndmpcopy
e) Troubleshooting NDMP issues
f) Local, remote, and three-way
g) NDMP limitations
RDB disaster recovery
Module 13: Cluster Management
Module Duration: 90 minutes
Module Objectives:
Upgrade the Data ONTAP software on two nodes with no storage downtime
Scale the clusters storage capacity by adding disks to an aggregate
Move volumes off an aggregate and delete the
Aggregate Identify the steps for swapping a controller
Remove a node from a cluster
Explain how to configure and use AutoSupport for a cluster
Demonstrate the use of the cluster event management
System Determine the health of the cluster and cluster network Identify any offline storage
Review the steps required to force a system core dump


Module Topics:
Lesson 1

a) Severity levels
b) Notifications
c) Destinations
d) Routes
e) Auto Support
New ASUP features
Administrative security
Lesson 2

Volume move
Upgrades and
a) Rolling upgrades
b) Batch upgrades
Strategies to scale a cluster
Grow and delete aggregates
Stats periodic/dashboard
Cluster RBAC
Lesson 3

Scaling a cluster
Mixing rules (if we are OK Including this)
Controller swap
Lesson 4

General troubleshooting steps

Rebooting Log files
Cluster health
Network issues
Auto-VLDB reconciliation
NIS troubleshooting
Managing core files
Exercise (60 minutes)

Module 14: Recommended Practices

Module Duration: 60 minutes
Module Objectives:
Identify some best practices for high availability
List some of the optimal ways to balance resources
Describe some of the recommended methods for managing a cluster
Enumerate some of the ways to protect and recover a cluster from a disaster Describe the characteristics of
a cluster that affect its performance


Module Topics:
Lesson 1

High Availability
b) SFO
c) NDU
d) Mixed-version clusters
e) LIF failover
f) Load sharing mirrors
g) Servers and locality
Disk and storage resiliency
Resource Balancing
Intercluster mirror
a) Granularity
b) Naming conventions
c) Small volumes, wildcards, and pods Networking
Disaster recovery
Lesson 2

Cluster performance
Cluster network
Data network
Data LIF balancing
Volume balancing
Client tuning
Storage QoS
Scale-up vs. scale-out
Statistics periodic
a) Setting up and using perfstat
b) Modifying the preset file

Exercise (60 minutes)

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