(NASPAD) Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training

Level: Intermediate

This course combines CIFS, NFS, and performance analysis topics into a single, in-depth one-week course. It provides the knowledge and skills that you need to administer CIFS version 1.x to 2.x and NFS versions 3, 4, and 4.1 in a clustered Data ONTAP® operating system. You also learn the skills you need to collect and analyze performance data from NetApp® storage systems.

Key Features of this Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Describe CIFS and NFS protocols
  • Describe configuration in the clustered Data ONTAP operating system
  • Use the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit to write PowerShell scripts
  • Use Data ONTAP operating system to configure home directories
  • Review performance management for CIFS and NFS environments
  • Explain troubleshooting techniques for NetApp storage systems and for clients who use the CIFS and NFS protocols
  • Describe how data flows through the network and protocol layers of clustered Data ONTAP
  • Define performance-related terms and describe basic methodologies
  • Identify the methods that can be used to monitor and analyze storage system performance
  • Explain how methods and tools can be used to collect performance data
  • Use command output to analyze system performance
  • Use command output from case studies to identify performance bottlenecks
  • Implement configuration for recommended practices for resiliency and performance
  • Locate resources and information that help you maximize system performance

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    This course is delivered by a Learning Tree approved training partner.

NASPAD Training Outline

  • Module 1 How a NetApp Storage System Works

    • Describe the layers within the Data ONTAP architecture
    • List the advantages that are provided by the ability of WAFL to optimize writes
    • Explain the purpose of NVRAM
    • Diagram the flow of read and write requests through the network and protocol layers of Data ONTAP
    • Describe the benefits that RAID provides
  • Module 2 Performance Overview

    • Define performance-related terms, such as “baseline,” “bottleneck,” “Little’s law,” and “latency”
    • Describe baseline performance guidelines and methodologies as they relate to NetApp storage systems
  • Module 3 Clustered Storage System Workloads and Bottlenecks

    • Gather information about the workload of an existing storage system
    • Identify the storage system components that can affect performance—become bottlenecks
  • Module 4 Cluster Performance Monitoring and Analysis

    • Describe the performance analysis tools and commands that are commonly used for cluster health checks
    • Identify the key performance commands and describe the command output that they produce
    • Explain how to use NetApp tools for performance measurement
    • Describe the benefits of using the AutoSupport support tool for performance analysis
  • Module 5 OnCommand Management Tools

    • List the three categories of performance tools
    • Explain the features and functions of Insight Perform
    • Explain the features and functions of OnCommand Balance
    • Use OnCommand management tools to view performance data
  • Module 6 Storage QoS

    • Discuss how the Storage Quality of Service (QoS) feature works in a clustered Data ONTAP environment
    • Identify the commands that are used to manage policy groups
    • Monitor workload performance
  • Module 7 NFS Overview

    • Define NFS
    • List use cases for NFS
    • Differentiate between NFS protocol versions
    • Discuss the two implementations of NetApp Data ONTAP
  • Module 8 NFS Version 3

    • Discuss NFS version 3 (NFSv3) features
    • Describe Data ONTAP support for NFSv3
    • Explain use cases for NFSv3
    • Configure Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode to use the NFSv3 protocol
    • Configure clustered Data ONTAP to use the NFSv3 protocol
    • Describe NFSv3 security
  • Module 9 NFS Version 4

    • Discuss NFS version 4 (NFSv4) features
    • Describe Data ONTAP support for NFSv4
    • Explain use cases for NFSv4
    • Configure Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode to use the NFSv4 protocol
    • Configure clustered Data ONTAP to use the NFSv4 protocol
    • Describe NFSv4 security2NetApp
  • Module 10 NFS Version 4.1

    • Discuss NFS version 4.1 (NFSv4.1) and parallel NFS (pNFS) features
    • Describe Data ONTAP support for NFSv4.1 and pNFS
    • Explain use cases for NFSv4.1 and pNFS
    • Configure clustered Data ONTAP to use the NFSv4.1 protocol
    • Configure a Linux host to use the NFSv4.1 protocol
  • Module 11 Performance and Basic Troubleshooting

    • Discuss the factors that influence NFS performance
    • List the tools that are used to capture NFS performance statistics
    • Recognize areas in which issues might arise
    • Explain the interactions between CIFS and NFS name mapping
    • Describe basic NFS troubleshooting between storage systems, the Linux client, and the network
    • Discuss troubleshooting NFS locks and leases
  • Module 12 CIFS Overview

    • Differentiate between CIFS protocol versions
    • List the CIFS supported environments
    • Explain how CIFS authenticates resources in a workgroup environment and a domain environment
    • Discuss the two implementations of Data ONTAP
  • Module 13 SMB Setup

    • Configure workgroup authentication for a storage system with Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
    • Set up a storage system with clustered Data ONTAP for Windows domain authentication
    • Configure Windows domain authentication for a storage system with Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
  • Module 14 Shares and Sessions

    • List the default shares
    • Display all shares that are available on the storage system
    • Configure a client machine to access any share
    • Define sparse files and set their attributes
    • Identify the CIFS sessions that are established by accessing a share on the storage system
    • Add, modify, and delete shares
  • Module 15 Access Control

    • Use the CLI, OnCommand System Manager, or Microsoft tools to add, delete, and modify the access permissions of shares
    • Use Microsoft tools to add, delete, and modify the access permissions of files and folders
    • Use access-based enumeration
    • Create local users
    • Create local groups
    • Determine and verify user mappings for CIFS users that access NTFS and UNIX volumes or qtrees
    • Configure file policies2NetApp
  • Module 16 Advanced Topics

    • Discuss opportunistic locks (oplocks) implementation within the Data ONTAP operating system
    • Describe metacache support for Clustered Data ONTAP
    • Explain support for BranchCache
    • Configure auditing
    • Set up home directory shares
    • Describe group policy object implementation within the Data ONTAP operating system
    • Configure CIFS security settings
    • Implement symbolic links and widelinks
  • Module 17 PowerShell and the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit

    • Describe Microsoft PowerShell
    • Configure a Microsoft Windows host to work with the Data ONTAP Software Development Kit (SDK)
    • Explain how the Data ONTAP SDK can be used to script storage features
    • List the methods of using PowerShell
    • Explain how to create simple scripts
    • Redirect output results to log files
    • Use PowerShell to make Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) calls
  • Module 18 Performance and Basic Troubleshooting

    • Discuss the factors that influence CIFS performance
    • List the tools that are used to capture CIFS performance statistics
    • Recognize areas in which issues might arise
    • Describe basic CIFS troubleshooting between storage systems, a Windows client, the authentication mechanism, and the network
    • Discuss troubleshooting SMB 3.0 locks
  • Lab Exercises

    • Lab 2-1 Identify the exercise environment
    • Lab 2-2 Log in to the exercise environment
    • Lab 2-3 Add a cluster to OnCommand System Manager
    • Lab 2-4 Configure SNMP public community name
    • Lab 2-5 Identify clustered Data ONTAP components
    • Lab 2-6 Set the clustered Data ONTAP command line system timeout value (optional)
    • Lab 3-1 Examine the statistics catalog commands
    • Lab 3-2 Examine the statistics start and statistics show commands
    • Lab 3-3 Defining workload characteristics
    • Lab 4-1 Perform initial health checks on the cluster
    • Lab 4-2 Baseline performance monitoring from the cluster shell
    • Lab 4-3 Performance monitoring from the cluster shell
    • Lab 4-4 Unlock diag userid
    • Lab 4-5 Using the performance and statistics collector (Perfstat)
    • Lab 6-1 Reactively limit thoughput to a workload by associating the workload with QoS policy group
    • Lab 6-2 Proactively monitor workload performance by associating a workload with a QoS policy group
    • Lab 6-3 Isolate a tenant workload by associating the workload with a QoS policy group
    • Lab 7-1 Identify the exercise environment
    • Lab 7-2 Log in to the exercise environment
    • Lab 7-3 Install OnCommand System Manager in the exercise environment
    • Lab 7-4 Add a cluster to OnCommand System Manager
    • Lab 7-5 Configure SNMP public community name
    • Lab 8-1 Create a data aggregate
    • Lab 8-2 Add the NFS license to a cluster
    • Lab 8-3 Create a Vserver
    • Lab 8-4 Create a UNIX group and user
    • Lab 8-5 Define a new export policy and rule
    • Lab 8-6 Allocate an aggregate as a resource for a Vserver
    • Lab 8-7 Create the Vserver's namespace
    • Lab 8-8 Mount the Vserver's namespace
    • Lab 8-9 Explore file permissions
    • Lab 9-1 Configure a Vserver with a new storage and LIF
    • Lab 9-2 Enable NFSv4 features on a Vserver and client
    • Lab 9-3 Explore an NFSv4 export on a client
    • Lab 9-4 Explore NFSv4 ACLs
    • Lab 10-1 Configure a Vserver for NFSv4.1
    • Lab 10-2 Explore an NFSv4.1 export on a client
    • Lab 10-3 Analyze the effects of a volume move operation on pNFS
    • Lab 12-1 Identify the exercise environment
    • Lab 12-2 Log in to the exercise environment
    • Lab 12-3 Install NetApp OnCommand System Manager in the exercise environment
    • Lab 12-4 Add a cluster to OnCommand System Manager
    • Lab 12-5 Configure SNMP public community name
    • Lab 13-1 Create an aggregate
    • Lab 13-2 Configure the prerequisites for the CIFS services
    • Lab 13-3 Add the CIFS license to a cluster
    • Lab 13-4 Create a Vserver for CIFS
    • Lab 13-5 Verify the CIFS server configuration
    • Lab 13-6 Configure DNS for a data LIF
    • Lab 14-1 Allocate an aggregate as a resource for a Vserver
    • Lab 14-2 Create the Vserver’s namespace
    • Lab 14-3 Create CIFS shares for the Vserver’s volumes
    • Lab 14-4 Mount the Vserver’s shares
    • Lab 14-5 Verify an SMB session using Computer Management
    • Lab 14-6 Verify an SMB session using Data ONTAP CLI and PowerShell
    • Lab 14-7 Explore the copy-offload feature
    • Lab 14-8 Investigate the auto location feature
    • Lab 15-1 Create a domain group
    • Lab 15-2 Create a domain user
    • Lab 15-3 Explore share-level permissions with domain user authenication
    • Lab 15-4 Configure local users authenication
    • Lab 15-5 Implement a native file blocking policy
    • Lab 15-6 Set up a multiprotocol configuration
    • Lab 15-7 Create an export policy rule
    • Lab 15-8 Configure a Vserver for NFS access
    • Lab 15-9 Use multiple protocols to access a volume
    • Lab 16-1 Configure BranchCache in Data ONTAP
    • Lab 16-2 Configure BranchCache in Windows
    • Lab 16-3 Configure home directories
    • Lab 16-4 Test the home directories with different users
    • Lab 16-5 Implement event auditing
    • Lab 16-6 Use symbolic links
    • Lab 16-7 Implement a widelink on the Vserver
    • Lab 17-8 Implement a widelink on a remote server
    • Lab 17-1 Set up the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit
    • Lab 17-2 Explore the toolkit help
    • Lab 17-3 Use PowerShell to connect to the cluster
    • Lab 17-4 Use PowerShell to create a Vserver
    • Lab 17-5 Use PowerShell to configure a CIFS server
    • Lab 17-6 Use PowerShell to create a share
    • Lab 17-7 Work with PowerShell ISE

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