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Net App
Basic NetApp Configuration and Administration
Prerequisites
  • Storage Fundamentals, WBT
  • Introduction to NetApp Products, WBT
Course Content

Learn how to configure the basic technologies of the NetApp Data ONTAP® operating system—clustered Data ONTAP and Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode. Through lectures and hands-on exercises, learn how to create aggregates, storage virtual machines (SVMs), virtual interfaces (VIFs), FlexVol® volumes, qtrees, Snapshot® copies, and more. NOTE: The term “storage virtual machine (SVM)” is equivalent to the term “virtual server (Vserver)”.

Course Objectives

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


  • Explain features of the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Use the CLI and OnCommand System Manager to identify storage components
  • Configure storage systems and storage virtual machines (SVMs) for NAS and SAN client access
  • Create FlexVol volumes, qtrees, and LUNs
  • Manage Snapshot copies and FlexClone software
  • Manage volume move and storage efficiency

Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode Administration

Prerequisites
  • Students attending this course should have a background in system administration for one of the following operating systems: UNIX or Windows
  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode Fundamentals (WBT)

Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the different components that comprise a NetApp storage environment
  • Install and perform the setup configuration of Data ONTAP
  • Perform basic administration on a storage system
  • Explain and configure physical and logical storage
  • Identify and configure client protocols
  • State virtualization techniques available in Data ONTAP
  • Describe Snapshot copies and space consumption in Data ONTAP
  • Discuss backup methods available in Data ONTAP

Course Content

Welcome to the Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration course. Data ONTAP 8 is the next generation data storage operating system from NetApp. Data ONTAP 8.1 builds on the stability and reliability of the Data ONTAP 8 operating system and provides new functionality that sets it apart from all of the competition. This five-day instructor-led course will enable you to perform basic support and administrative functions on a NetApp storage system running the Data ONATP 7-Mode operating system.

Data ONTAP SAN Administration

Prerequisites
Data ONTAP Fundamentals (DOTF)

Course Content

  • Identify concepts, commands and procedures for using the UNIX operating system as part of creating and mounting file systems using UFS LUNs on a NetApp storage appliance.
  • Identify concepts, commands and procedures for using Windows® operating system as part of creating and accessing LUNs on a NetApp storage appliance.
  • Configure the appropriate cfmode for an FCP for SCSI environment.
  • Locate documentation and identify systems and procedures for booting a host from a LUN.
  • Create and manage LUNs with SnapDrive™ for Windows.
  • Perform administration tasks for LUNs on a NetApp storage appliance.
  • Diagram and describe the implementation of a LUN on a NetApp storage appliance.
  • Configure a simple SAN using a Brocade SilkWorm® 2Gbps switch with a clustered NetApp storage appliance and SUN Solaris or Microsoft Windows 2000.
  • Verify HBA drivers and firmware for FCP for SCSI and iSCSI for TCP/IP protocols.
  • Manage and view HBAs and LUNs using a SUN or Windows host.
  • Use the sio_ntap utility as well as NetApp storage appliance commands to gather data for performance and problem analysis.
  • Collect data to assist with troubleshooting hardware, operating systems and applications.
  • Determine through problem isolation problems in the following areas
  • NetApp storage appliance and HBAs.
  • Brocade switch setup and connectivity to the host(s) and NetApp storage appliances.
  • Host HBAs.

SAN Implementation

Prerequisites
  • Certification as a NetApp Data Management Administrator
  • Completion of two courses: SAN Fundamentals on Data ONTAP and Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration
Course Content

In this workshop course, you learn how to connect Windows®, vSphere™, and Linux® hosts via Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI protocols to NetApp® SANs.

Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Define and describe SANs that use FC and iSCSI protocols
  • Configure Windows Server 2008 R2, vSphere 5, Red Hat® 5, and Data ONTAP® systems for iSCSI connectivity
  • Configure Windows Server 2008 R2, vSphere 5, Red Hat 5, and Data ONTAP systems for FC connectivity
  • Use FC and iSCSI protocols to create and access LUNs from Windows Server 2008 R2, vSphere 5, and Red Hat 5 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 2008 R2, vSphere 5, and Red Hat 5 systems
  • Install and Configure vSphere 5 using the NetApp Virtual Storage Console 4
  • Troubleshoot SAN connectivity and performance issues

Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP

Prerequisites
  • NetApp core technical training or equivalent knowledge
  • NetApp SAN core technical training or equivalent knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of VMware virtualization

Course Content

Learn how to implement VMware vSphere virtualization solutions on NetApp® Data ONTAP® 7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP. In this course, you learn how to deploy VMware virtual infrastructure on NetApp storage. The exercises use clustered Data ONTAP.

Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe VMware vSphere 5.1 virtualization solutions
  • Configure physical and virtual infrastructures
  • Provision the virtual infrastructure with Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode and
  • Data ONTAP operating in Cluster-Mode storage
  • Create, migrate, and clone virtual machines (VMs)
  • Protect the virtual infrastructure
  • Monitor and optimize the virtual infrastructure
  • Articulate the NetApp value proposition when integrating Data ONTAP with vSphere 5.x
  • List and describe the best practices for connectivity, provisioning, data layout, and multipathing
  • Describe the storage savings in a virtual environment that result from deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning
  • Identify some troubleshooting scenarios in a virtualized environment and articulate the solutions for resolving the issues

Implementing Microsoft Hyper-V on Data ONTAP

Prerequisites
  • NetApp core technical training or equivalent knowledge
  • NetApp SAN core technical training or equivalent knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft virtualization
Course Content

Learn how to implement Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization solutions on NetApp® Data ONTAP® 7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP. In this course, you learn how to deploy the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 virtual infrastructure on Data ONTAP storage. The exercises use clustered Data ONTAP.

Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualization solution
  • Articulate the NetApp value proposition when integrating the Data ONTAP operating system with virtualization solutions
  • Configure physical and virtual infrastructures
  • Provision a virtual infrastructure with Data ONTAP storage
  • Create, migrate, and clone virtual machines
  • Monitor and optimize the Hyper-V virtual infrastructure with PowerShell

EMC

Information Storage and Management v2
Course Overview:

In this course, you will gain an understanding of the various components of information storage infrastructure in classic and virtual environments. You will cover storage technology, enabling you to make more informed decisions in an increasingly complex IT environment. You will build a strong understanding of underlying storage technologies, preparing you for more advanced concepts, technologies, and products. You will learn the architectures, features, and benefits of intelligent storage systems. You will cover storage networking technologies such as FC-SAN, IP-SAN, NAS, object-based, and unified storage. You will also learn business continuity solutions such as backup and replication, the increasingly critical area of information security and management, and the emerging field of cloud computing. This unique course focuses on concepts and principles which are further illustrated and reinforced exercises.

Prerequisites
  • Basic understanding of computer architecture, operating systems, networking, and databases
  • Experience in specific segments of storage infrastructure is beneficial
Course Outline
  • Storage System
  • Storage Networking Technologies
  • Backup, Archive, and Replication
  • Cloud Computing
  • Securing and Managing Storage Infrastructure

SAN Management

Course Overview:

In this course, you will use vendor and EMC tools to practice SAN management activities. You will manage the Connectrix family of switches to provide connectivity to host and storage through a SAN. You will learn to administer SAN switches through their CLI and GUI management tools for configuration in a multi-switch fabric and enable communication between the hosts and storage. You will cover Fibre Channel, FCiP, and iSCSI environments for management and switch configuration along with NPIV and NPV. The concepts of EMC SAN best practices, performance monitoring, basic troubleshooting, and security are also addressed.


Prerequisites:
An understanding of
  • SAN protocols and devices
  • EMC SAN concepts
  • Familiarity wil operating systems and storage array administration

Course Outline
  • SAN Management
  • MDS-Series Switch Tools
  • B-Series Switch Tools
  • Fabric Configuration
  • Interoperability Management
  • Vitualization
  • SAN Transformation
  • Troubleshooting and Monitorin

VNX Unified Storage Deployment and Management

Course Overview:

This Specialist-level course is targeted for storage/cloud infrastructure administrators requiring in-depth knowledge and practical lab work with EMC VNX Unified Storage systems. This intensive training covers all the key elements of SAN/IP-SAN (block access) and NAS (file access) deployment.

Prerequisites:

We strongly recommend that you have knowledge of and experience with:
  • VNX system architecture
  • Unisphere and Navisphere Secure CLI
  • EMC PowerPath operations
  • SAN configurations, including basic utilization of the software tools used to manage the major Fibre Channel, FCoE, and Ethernet switch environments
  • TCP/IP networking
  • Ethernet switch configuration, including managed switch features such as VLANs
  • Ethernet settings, including duplex, throughput, and port channeling
  • Basic Microsoft Windows administration skills (managing users/groups, files, and directories)
  • Basic UNIX administration skills (managing users/groups, files, and directories)
  • Basic VMware ESX/ESXi operations and management
Course Outline:
  • Unisphere Security and Basic Management
  • Block Storage Provisioning and Management
  • Managing Host Access to Block Storage
  • Host Integration Basics
  • Windows Host Installation and Integration
  • Linux Host Installation and Integration
  • ESXi Host Installation and Integration
  • Advanced Storage Concepts
  • Basic Network Configuration
  • Configuring File Systems
  • Exporting File Systems to Linux and ESXi
  • Networking Features
  • Configuring CIFS
  • Virtual Data Movers
  • Managing and Assigning Permissions in a CIFS-Only Environment
  • File System Quotas
  • CIFS Features
  • Usermapper
  • VNX SnapSure

VNX Unified Storage Integration with VMware vSphere

Course Overview:

In this course, you will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience integrating VNX unified storage systems with VMware vSphere ESX 5.0 servers.

Prerequisites:
Knowledge and skills associated with:
  • VMware vSphere v5 virtualization concepts
  • Specialist level knowledge of the unified VNX storage system
    • Storage Pool and LUN creation
    • LUN to host assignments
    • LUN expansion and migration
    • File system creation and NFS exports
    • Fibre Channel, iSCSI, FCoE, and NFS protocols
    • VNX data compression
    • VNX FAST and FAST Cache concepts
    • PowerPath/VE and VSI management plug-in
  • VMware Snapshots and Clone creation and management
  • VNX Unified Storage Deployment and Management
Course Outline:
  • VMware vSphere VNX Array Integration
  • VMware Integration with VNX Fibre Channel Storage Connectivity
  • VMware v5 Networking Enhancements
  • VMware Integration with VNX Systems iSCSI Storage
  • VMware Integration with VNX Systems NFS Storage
  • VMware Integration with VNX Systems FCoE Storage
  • VMware High Availability Environment with VNX Systems
  • Array Protection Technology Integration with VMware
  • VMware Backup and Recovery Integrated with VNX Systems
  • Migration and Disaster Recovery with VMware and VNX Arrays