Data Center and Virtualization Data ONTAP SAN Implementation

Data ONTAP SAN Implementation


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Language: English

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In this workshop course, you learn how to connect Windows® and Linux® hosts to NetApp® SANs via FC and iSCSI protocols.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you should be able to:
  • Define and describe SANs that use FC, FCoE, and iSCSI protocols
  • Configure Windows Server 2012 R2, Red Hat® 6.5, and Data ONTAP® systems for iSCSI connectivity
  • Configure Windows Server 2012 R2, Red Hat 6.5, and Data ONTAP systems for FC and FCoE connectivity
  • Use FC and iSCSI protocols to create and access LUNs from Windows Server 2012 and Red Hat 6.5 systems
  • Create and access a LUN from Windows Server 2012 and Red Hat 6.5
  • Size, clone, copy, move, back up, and recover LUNs on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Red Hat 6.5 systems
  • Troubleshoot SAN connectivity and performance issues


Topics Covered

Module 1: SAN Concepts

  • NetApp SAN
  • SAN Protocols
  • SAN Terminology
  • Implementing SAN
  • Designing and Planning a SAN Solution

Module 2: IP SAN Architecture

  • IP SAN Architecture
  • iSCSI Protocol
  • Implementing IP SAN on Data ONTAP
  • Scaling IP SAN In clustered Data ONTAP

Module 3: Windows IP Connectivity

  • Windows iSCSI Configuration
  • Windows iSCSI Implementation

Module 4: Windows LUN

  • LUN Access Overview
  • Windows Setup
  • Volume Management
  • SnapDrive for Windows

Module 5: Linux IP Connectivity

  • Linux iSCSI Configuration

Module 6: Linux LUN

  • LUN Access Review
  • Linux Setup
  • Volume Management

Module 7: FC SAN Architecture

  • FC SAN Architecture
  • FC SAN Connections
  • FC Protocol

Module 8: FC SAN Fabrics

  • Fabric Design
  • FC Initialization
  • Switch Concepts
  • FC Zoning
  • Scaling FC SAN in clustered Data ONTAP

Module 9: Windows FC Connectivity

  • Windows FC Connectivity
  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode CF Modes
  • Windows Configuration
  • Discovery and Provisioning

Module 10: Unified Connect

  • Unified Connect
  • FCoE-Enabling Technologies
  • End-to-End FCoE Configuration
  • FC-to-FCoE Connectivity

Module 11: Linux FC

  • Linux FC Configuration
  • SnapDrive for Unix

Module 12: LUN Provisioning

  • LUN Provisioning
  • LUN Overwrite Reservations
  • SAN Provisioning Options
  • HOST-Side Space Management
  • Keeping LUNs Online

Module 13: Host Considerations

  • Common Disk Structures
  • Multipathing
  • Clustered Data ONTAP Path Changes
  • Selective LUN Mapping in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
  • Queue Depth

Module 14: SAN Management

  • Port and Logical Interface Management
  • LUN Management
  • LUN Mobility
  • Copy Offload
  • LUN Cloning
  • Protecting a LUN
  • Removing a LUN

Module 15: SAN Troubleshooting

  • SAN Troubleshooting
  • Data ONTAP Troubleshooting
  • NetApp Data Center Tools

Appendix A: Windows Miscellaneous
  • Windows CLI
  • Windows Dynamic Disks

Appendix B: Brocade Configuration
  • Switch Configuration
  • Diagnostics
  • Zone Configuration

  • Verify the cluster from the CLI
  • Verify the cluster from OnCommand System Manager
  • Use the NetApp OnCommand System Manager to create a data aggregate
  • Use the NetApp OnCommand System Manager to create a subnet for an SVM
  • Use the NetApp OnCommand System Manager to create an SVM for iSCSI
  • Set up Multipath I/O on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Install the host utilities kit on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Configure iSCSI sessions on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Confirm iSCSI sessions on the data ONTAP operating system
  • Create a local administrative account for NetApp software
  • Install NetApp SnapDrive for Windows on Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Create a Window iSCSI disk with SnapDrive for Windows
  • Verify the Linux configuration
  • Install the NetApp Linux host utilities on your Linux system
  • Configure the iSCSI software initiator for Linux
  • Confirm the iSCSI connections
  • Enable the Linux native multipathing
  • Create iSCSI-attached LUNs for Linux
  • Discover iSCSI-attached LUNs for Linux
  • Prepare an individual LUN and mount it on Linux
  • Configure an LVM2 logical volume
  • Review key FC concepts
  • Investigate the initial switch configuration
  • Configure FC HBAs on a storage system
  • Configure an SVM for FC connectivity
  • Install QLogic FC tool on Windows 2012 R2 system
  • Enable FC HBA ports on a Windows 2012 R2 system
  • Assign aliases to WWPNs on a storage system
  • Provide LUN access by using the CLI
  • Create a Windows volume by using FC-attached NetApp LUNs
  • Create a VLAN on the switch
  • Configure a target FCoE port on the switch
  • Configure an initiator FC port on the switch
  • Set up one-to-one zone mapping between the initiator and target port
  • Install SnapDrive for Linux
  • Create a LUN by using SnapDrive for Linux
  • Use SnapDrive for Unix to recover data
  • Create an FC-attached LUN with system manager
  • Create a Snapshot copy of a LUN
  • Observe the effects of writing to a LUN
  • Observe the effects of deleting data from a LUN
  • Observe the effects of overwriting to a LUN
  • Observe the effects of setting a Snapshot automatic deletion policy
  • Review the key host considerations
  • Examine FC HBA port configuration
  • Expand and shrink a LUN
  • Clone a LUN for Windows
  • Copy and move a LUN
  • Remove a LUN from Windows
  • Reset the storage HBAS to initiator mode
  • Download nSANity
  • Examine nSANity commands
  • Collect system data
  • Viewing nSANity files


  • Certification as a NetApp Data Management Administrator
  • Completion of two courses:

    • SAN Fundamentals on Data ONTAP WBT
    • Either Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM) or Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 Administration and Data Protection (CDOTDP)

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