Data Center and Virtualization Architecting SAN on NetApp Storage

Architecting SAN on NetApp Storage

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  • Language: English

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Description


Learn how to differentiate among the three SAN architectures that are available from NetApp: FAS SANs with the Data ONTAP operating system, E-Series SANs, and V-Series SANs.
 

Course Objectives


By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the three types of SANs that NetApp supports: FAS SANs, E-Series SANs, and V-Series SANs
  • Explore the storage architectures for Data ONTAP and SANtricity software
  • Examine the basic configuration of a FAS Data ONTAP SAN
  • Investigate an E-Series array SAN with SANtricity
  • List the supported configurations for a V-Series SAN
  • Describe solution scenarios that are better supported on a FAS SAN, an E-Series SAN, or a V-Series SAN
 

Topics Covered


Module 1 NetApp SAN Architectures

  • Describe the difference between SAN and NAS
  • Explain the SCSI architecture model
  • List the NetApp SAN platforms
  • Describe the current hardware that is supported in the different types of NetApp SANs

Module 2 NetApp Storage Architectures

  • Describe storage architectures and basic configurations for the Data ONTAP operating system and for SANtricity software
  • List the management tools for Data ONTAP and SANtricity
  • Explain the architectural features of Data ONTAP and SANtricity that contribute to optimized performance for each data workload
  • Describe the NetApp flash portfolio

Module 3 FAS and Data ONTAP SANs

  • Briefly describe the Data ONTAP dataprotection and disaster-recovery software
  • Describe FlexClone LUN technology
  • Describe deduplication and compression technologies
  • Discuss failover and giveback in FAS SAN environment
  • Discuss SAN software and tools

Module 4 FAS SANs Implementation Overview

  • List the steps for implementing a SAN on the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Describe the Data ONTAP simulator (Simulate ONTAP software)

Module 5 E-Series, EF Series, and SANtricity SANs

  • Explain E-Series failover and failback technology
  • Describe SANtricity protection features
  • Discuss SANtricity efficiency and caching features
  • Manage an E-Series array with SANtricity management software

Module 6 E-Series SANs Implementation Overview

  • List the steps for implementing a SAN on SANtricity
  • Install the SANtricity simulator

Module 7 V-Series and Third-Party SANs

  • Provide an overview of NetApp V-Series systems and storage arrays
  • Describe how V-Series provides the advantages of Data ONTAP with third-party SANs
  • Describe the V-Series supported topologies
  • Explain the advantages of using E-Series and V-Series together

Module 8 V-Series SANs Implementation Overview

  • Describe the LUN-to-aggregate mapping strategies
  • Explain the pathing assignments for different types of storage arrays
  • Describe the NetApp recommended best practices for fabric and array maintenance
  • Deploy V-Series systems for a typical storage array and verify the high availability of these systems
  • Diagram the topology of a V-Series system deployment by using standard Data ONTAP commands

Module 9 NetApp SAN Solutions

  • Describe the target workloads for FAS, V-Series, and E-Series platforms
  • List FAS and V-Series use cases
  • Discuss E-Series use cases
  • Help customers decide between FAS, V-Series, and E-Series platforms
  • Explain data migration and tools
  • Describe basic sizing tools

Lab Exercises
  • Lab 2-1 Identify the exercise environment
  • Lab 2-2 Log in to the exercise environment
  • Lab 4-1 Use netApp OnCommand System Manager to create a SVM for iSCSI
  • Lab 4-2 Configure iSCSI sessions on Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Lab 4-3 Create an iSCSI-attached LUN for Windows
  • Lab 4-4 Use an iSCSI-attached LUN in Windows
  • Lab 6-1 Launch the SANtricity simulator
  • Lab 6-2 Navigate the Enterprise Management and Array Management Windows
  • Lab 6-3 Create a RAID 6 Volume Group
  • Lab 6-4 Create a volume in a Volume Group
  • Lab 6-5 Assign a Hot Spare Disk
  • Lab 6-6 Create a Disk Pool
  • Lab 6-7 Create a volume on a Disk Pool
  • Lab 6-8 Change volume settings
  • Lab 6-9 Delete a volume
  • Lab 6-10 Define a host
  • Lab 8-1 Verify controller support with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
  • Lab 8-2 Discover supported connectivity configuration with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
  • Lab 8-3 Prepare documentation with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
  • Lab 9-1 Design a NetApp solution for the info-r-us scenario
  • Lab 9-2 Design an alternate NetApp solution for the info-r-us scenario

 

Prerequisites

  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM) OR
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 Administration (DCADM)
 

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