(SANARCH) NetApp Portfolio: Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations Training

Level: Intermediate

This course is designed for the pre-sales engineer to make an informed decision of which product in the NetApp portfolio best fits the customers needs. The course will begin with a brief overview of SAN, followed by a comparison of each of the products architecture and implementation steps, and finally how to choose the correct product for a customer’s SAN solution.

In this course, you learn how to differentiate between the SAN architectures in the NetApp portfolio:

  • FAS and All Flash FAS (AFF) systems with the clustered Data ONTAP operating system
  • E-Series and EF-Series systems with the SANtricity operating system

Key Features of this Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations Training:

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

You Will Learn How To:

  • Describe the NetApp SAN platforms: FAS, AFF, E-Series, and EF-Series storage systems
  • Describe the NetApp storage architectures: Data ONTAP and SANtricity operating systems
  • Differentiate between the NetApp clustered Data ONTAP and SANtricity operating systems
  • Configure the Data ONTAP and SANtricity operating systems
  • Select the best systems and solution for an application or workload

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  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
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Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations Training Information

  • Requirements

    • NetApp Core Technical Training or equivalent knowledge
    • Basic knowledge of Data ONTAP OS
    • Basic knowledge of SANtricity OS
    • Basic knowledge of Mars OS

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

Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations Training Outline

  • Module 1: NetApp SAN Architectures

    Lecture Length: 60 minutes
    Exercise Length: 30 minutes
    Module Objective #1: Explain the difference between SAN and NAS
    Module Objective #2: Describe how SCSI protocols are used within SAN
    Module Objective #3: List the SAN supported procucts in the NetApp portfolio

    Module Topics:

    The NetApp Portfolio

    • Platforms
    • Hardware Universe (HWU)
    • Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT)

    NAS and SAN Protocols

    • NAS and SAN
    • Protocols used by NetApp
    • SCSI

    SAN Terms

    • Basic terms (Host=Initiator, Storage=Target, LUN)
    • Adapters (Initiator and Target)

    FC SAN

    • Nodes (WWNN)
    • Ports (WWPN)

    IP SAN

    • Nodes (IQN)
    • Ports (portal groups)

    Connectivity

    • Direct
    • Switched
    • Considerations (Ethernet network, fabric)
    • FC Zoning

    Multipath I/O

    • ALUA
    • Path Selection
    • Failver considerations

    NetApp Hybrid SAN Portfolio

    • FAS with Data ONTAP
    • E-Series with SANtricity
    • Hybrid Flash Technologies

    NetApp All-Flash SAN Portfolio

    • AFF with Data ONTAP
    • EF-Series with SANtricity
    • FlashRay with Mars

    Exercise – Using the Interoperability Matrix Tool ( IMT)
    Knowledge Check
     

  • Module 2: NetApp Storage Architectures

    Total Lecture Length: 60 minutes
    Total Exercise Length: 10 minutes
    Module Objective #1: Describe storage architectures for Data ONTAP, SANtricity, and Mars operating systems
    Module Objective #2: Describe the Data ONTAP, SANtricity, and Mars operating system design points that are optimized for differing data workloads
    Module Objective #3: List the management and data protection software available for Data ONTAP, SANtricity, and Mars operating systems

    Module Topics:

    Storage Architecture

    • Data ONTAP
      • Storage Architecture Stack (disks > RAID groups > aggregates > FlexVol volumes > LUNs)
      • Aggregate: pool on RAID
      • Unified Storage Architecture (dynamic)
      • RAID Levels: RAID-DP and RAID-4
    • SANtricity
      • Traditional RAID
        • Storage Architecture Stack (disks > volume groups > volumes/LUNs)
        • Storage Architecture (static)
        • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 10, 5, 6 (also 3)
      • Dynamic Disk Pools
        • Storage Architecture Stack (disks > DDP > volumes/LUNs)
        • DDP: RAID in the pool
        • Storage Architecture (dynamic)
        • DDP key concepts (D-Stripes, D-Pieces, volumes, reconstruction)
      • Traditional RAID vs DDP
    • Mars OS
      • Storage Architecture Stack (disks > extent store > LUNs)
      • Extent store: RAID in the pool
      • Storage Architecture (dynamic)

    Performance

    • What is performance?
      • IOPS
      • Throughput
    • Data ONTAP
    • SANtricity
    • Mars

    Management Software

    • Data ONTAP: CLI, OnCommand Suite, AutoSupport
    • SANtricity: SMcli, SANtricity Storage Manager, AutoSupport
    • Mars: CLI, FlashRay System Manger

    Data Protection

    • What is Data Protection?
    • Data Protection Solutions
    • Protecting SAN data

    Exercise – Login to the lab environment
    Knowledge Check
     

  • Module 3: FAS SANs

    Lecture Length: 60 minutes
    Exercise Length: 0 minutes
    Module Objective #1: Describe the FAS configurations and architecture
    Module Objective #2: Discuss failover and giveback in FAS SAN environment
    Module Objective #3: Discuss SAN software and tools
    Module Objective #4: Describe ONTAP Features
    Module Objective #5: Briefly describe data protection and disaster recovery features

    Module Topics:

    FAS Architecture:

    • Configurations: Single-node, Multi-node, Metrocluster for Clusters
    • WAFL
    • Data Access

    FAS failover and giveback

    • Path Failure
    • Node Failure
    • Giveback
    • Path change (LUN Mobility)

    SAN software and tools

    • OnCommand Software Suite
    • Host Utilities
    • Data ONTAP DSM
    • SnapDrive and Snap Manager

    Data ONTAP Features

    • Thin Provisioning
    • Deduplication
    • Compression
    • LUN Mobility

    Data Protection and Disaster Recover software

    • Snapshot Technologies
    • SnapVault
    • SnapMirror
    • FlexClone

    Knowledge Check
     

  • Module 4: FAS SAN Implementation Overview

    Module Length: 45 minutes
    Exercise Length: 60 minutes
    Module Objective #1: Describe the configuration steps to configure a FAS SAN
    Module Objective #2: Install the Data ONTAP simulator

    Module Topics:

    Describe steps to implement SAN for Data ONTAP (both clustered ONTAP and 7-Mode)

    • Licensing or verifying the protocol
    • Creating or designating a data aggregate
    • Creating or designating a storage virtual machine (SVM)
    • Creating, configuring, or designating ports and logical interfaces (LIFs)
      • Broadcast domain and subnet review
    • Configure the fabric (if applicable)
      • zoning
    • Creating or designating a data volume
    • Creating a LUN
      • Recommended Volume and LUN configurations
    • Creating or designating an initiator group (igroup)
    • Mapping the LUN to an igroup
      • SLM
    • Finding the LUN on the host and preparing the disk

    Data ONTAP Simulator

    • Installing
    • Capabilities and Limitations

    Exercise (Windows 2012 R2, two-node cluster, iSCSI)
    Knowledge Check
     

  • Module 5: SANtricity SANs

    Module Length: 60 minutes
    Exercise Length: 0 minutes
    Module Objective #1: Briefly describe the E-Series configurations and architecture
    Module Objective #2: Discuss failover and giveback in E-Series SAN environment
    Module Objective #3: Discuss SAN software and tools
    Module Objective #4: Describe SANtricity Features
    Module Objective #5: Briefly describe data protection and disaster recovery software

    Module Topics:

    E-Series architecture and configurations

    • Simplex and Duplex Configuration
    • Host and drive side
    • Use of disks
    • Volumes and LUNs
    • Host and drive side write and read request
    • Active/Active on host side with LVM
    • Scale capacity

    Failover and Failback

    • Multipath Drivers (RDAC/TPGS/ALUA)
    • Explicit and Implicit failover modes
    • Alternate controller detection
    • Failback

    SAN software and tools

    • SANtricity Storage Manager and components
      • SANtricity DSM
    • Application Integration
    • Provider, APIs and Utilities
      • Host Utilities

    SANtricity Features

    • Thin privisioning
    • SSD Cache

    Protection Features

    • Data Assurance
    • Encrypted Drives
    • Snapshot Copy
    • Volume Copy
    • Remote Mirroring

    Knowledge Check
     

  • Module 6: SANtricity Implementation Overview

    Module Length: 45 minutes
    Exercise Length: 60 minutes
    Module Objective #1: Describe the configuration steps to configure a E-Series SAN
    Module Objective #2: Install the SANtricity simulator

    Module Topics:

    Configuring an Array Overview

    • Licensing premium features (if applicable)
    • Configuring interfaces
      • Onboard and HICs
    • Configure the fabric (if applicable)
      • FC Zoning
    • Creating or designating a disk pool or volume group (VG)
    • Creating a volume
      • Peferred Controller
    • Creating storage partitions
      • Hosts and Host Groups
    • Mapping the volume to a host or host group
    • Discovering the LUN on the attached host

    Simulator

    • Installing
    • Capabilities and Limitations

    Exercise with SANtricity simulator
    Knowledge Check
     

  • Module 7: FlashRay with Mars “Preview”

    Total Lecture Length: 30 minutes
    Total Exercise Length: 0 minutes
    Module Objective #1: Briefly describe the FlashRay configurations and architecture
    Module Objective #2: Describe Mars Features
    Module Objective #3: Describe the configuration steps to configure a FlashRay SAN

    Module Topics:

    FlashRay architecture and configurations

    • Single node
    • 16-Gb FC
    • Service Disk – PCIe Slot 1

    FlashRay Software
    Mars Features

    • Thin Provisioning
    • Inline Deduplication
    • Inline Compression

    Configuring an Array Overview

    • Configure the fabric (if applicable)
      • FC Zoning
    • Create a LUN
    • Creating or designating an initiator group (igroup)
    • Mapping the LUN to an igroup
    • Discovering the LUN on the attached host

    Exercise – case study or simulator if available
    Knowledge Check
     

  • Module 9: NetApp SAN Solutions

    Module Length: 30 minutes
    Exercise Length: 60 minutes
    Module Objective #1: Describe target workloads for FAS, E-Series, EF-Series and FlashRay SANs
    Module Objective #2: Discuss Positioning information for FAS, E-Series, EF-Series and FlashRay SANs
    Module Objective #3: Describe basic sizing tools
    Module Objective #4: Explain basic data migration and tools available for SAN environments

    Module Topics:

    The NetApp Portfolio

    • Positioning
      • FAS/Clustered Data ONTAP
      • E-Series/SANtricity
      • Flash Arrays: AFF, EF-Series, FlashRay
    • Differenciating
      • Data ONTAP vs E-Series
      • E-Series vs Flash
    • Use Cases
      • FAS/Data ONTAP
      • E-Series/SANtricity
      • Flash
    • Customer Requirements
    • When To Deploy

    Sizing

    • SPM information
    • E-Series Power/Cooling Calculator
    • Flashray?

    Data Migration Considerations

    • Terms and workflow
    • Homogeneous (7-mode to cDOT 8.3)
      • 7MTT
    • Heterogenous (3rd-party or E-Series to cDOT 8.3)
      • Appliance-based (FLI and DTA2800)
      • Host-based

    Exercise – Case Study
    Knowledge Check
     

  • Appendix A: V-Series and FlexArray SANs

    NOTE: Combines V-Series modules for Architecting SAN
    Module Objective #1: Describe the V-Series and FlexArray Virtualization Software solutions
    Module Objective #2: List the supported arrays and topologies
    Module Objective #3: Describe the NetApp recommended best practices for fabric and array maintenance
    Module Objective #4: Discuss deployment strategies for V-Series and FlexArray

    Module Topics:

    V-Series Overview

    • Unified Multivendor Storage
    • Benefits
    • Supported Arrays

    Storage Arrays

    • Components
    • Array Types
    • Topologies

    V-Series and E-Series
    V-Series Pre-Installation Planning
    V-Series Deployment
    Knowledge Check
     

  • Appendix B: Data Migration for SAN

    Module Objective #1: Describe 7-mode to cDOT SAN migrations
    Module Objective #2: Describe Foreign LUN Import feature

    Module Topics:
     

    • 7-mode to clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 Data Migration
      • 7MTT 2.0
    • Foreign LUN Import (FLI) in clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
      • Supported arrays
      • Offline migration
      • Online migration (future)

    Knowledge Check
     

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