NetApp ONTAP 9.x Cluster Administration

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
DCADM,ONTAP
Versions: 
9.X

Overview

Data ONTAP 8.1 is the next-generation data storage operating system from NetApp . It builds on the stability and scalability of Data ONTAP 8.0. In this course, you learn about the evolution of Data ONTAP clustering, use new features such as block protocols and System Manager 2.0, explore the benefits of scalability, discuss the architecture and functionality of a Data ONTAP cluster, and learn how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot a Data ONTAP cluster.

Course Content

Module 1: Overview

  • Identify the unique features of Data ONTAP Cluster-Mode relative to 7-Mode
  • Explain the three primary benefits of Data ONTAP clustering
  • Identify the scope of Data ONTAP concepts such as node virtual servers (Vservers), administrative Servers, and cluster Vservers

Module 2: Installation

  • Configure nodes and install Data ONTAP 8.1 operating system
  • Assign and initialize disks
  • Create a multimode cluster
  • Add feature licenses to the cluster
  • Set the dates, times and time zones of the nodes in the cluster

Module 3: User Interface

  • Compare the CLI with the various GUIs
  • Identify which commands are available for a command directory
  • Identify whether parameters are required or optional for a command
  • Switch among privilege levels

Module 4: Physical Data Storage

  • Draw the FC connections from a high-availability (HA) pair of controllers to the disk shelves
  • Create aggregates
  • List the steps that are required to enable storage failover (SFO)
  • Explain and enable "two-node HA" mode for two-node clusters
  • Take over and giveback storage between the nodes of an HA pair
  • Add disks to an aggregate
  • Enumerate the steps to expand an aggregate from 32-bit to 64-bit

Module 5: Virtual Data Storage

  • Create a volume
  • Build a namespace using multiple volumes
  • Configure SnapMirror relationships
  • Move volumes to other aggregates in a cluster
  • Describe user, group, and qtree quotas

Module 6: Architecture

  • Show the end-to-end path of a file write request through a cluster
  • Answer questions about replicated database (RDB) concepts
  • Identify the differences between a vol0 root volume and a cluster virtual server (Vserver) root volume

Module 7: Physical Networking

  • Draw the connections of the network cables from three networks to a controller
  • Explain port roles
  • Create an interface group

Module 8: Virtual Networking

  • Create data logical interfaces (LIFs) for each cluster virtual server
  • Create static routes for the data LIFs
  • Migrate and revert a data LIF
  • Describe the LIF failover rules

Module 9: NAS Protocols

  • Create an export policy for a virtual server (Vserver)
  • Create an NFS configuration for a Vserver
  • Write data into each volume through an NFS client
  • Create a CIFS domain, server, and share
  • Write data into each volume through a CIFS client

Module 10: SAN Protocols

  • Explain the differences among the supported SAN protocols
  • Identify the components that implement scalable SAN on a cluster in Data ONTAP environment operating in Cluster-Mode
  • Configure iSCSI on a cluster and create a LUN
  • Configure a Windows iSCSI initiator

Module 11: Storage Efficiency

  • Discuss the storage efficiency features that are built into the Data ONTAP system operating in Cluster-Mode
  • Identify the commands that are needed to manage storage efficiency on a Data ONTAP cluster

Module 12: Data Protection

  • List the benefits of the mirroring engine
  • Create load-sharing (LS) and data protection (DP) mirrors
  • Manually and automatically replicate mirrors
  • Promote (restore) a mirror to replace its read/write volume
  • Implement intercluster data protection mirrors
  • Create a Snapshot copy of a volume and create Snapshot policies
  • Promote (restore) a Snapshot copy to be a read/write volume
  • Answer questions about NDMP backup strategies for a cluster

Module 13: Basic Troubleshooting

  • Explain how to configure and use the AutoSupport tool for a cluster
  • Demonstrate the use of the cluster event management system (EMS)
  • Determine the health of the cluster and cluster network
  • Identify any offline storage (disks, aggregates, or volumes)
  • Determine if any member of a replicated database (RDB) unit is down
  • Verify that client operations are getting through to the volumes
  • Review the required steps for forcing a system core dump
  • List the key tools for monitoring a cluster
  • Explain when and how to engage with NetApp Global Support

Module 14: Performance

  • Describe the characteristics of a cluster that affect its performance
  • Demonstrate an understanding of IOZone

Module 15: Cluster Management

  • Upgrade the Data ONTAP software on two nodes with no storage downtimes
  • Scale the cluster's storage capacity by adding disks to an aggregate
  • Move volumes off an aggregate and delete the aggregate
  • Identify the steps for swapping a controller
  • Remove a node from a cluster
  • Describe the Vserver administrative roles
  • Configure onboard antivirus protection

Module 16: Best Practices

  • Identify some best practices for Data ONTAP Cluster-Mode high availability
  • List some of the best way to balance Cluster-Mode resources
  • Describe some of the best methods for managing a cluster
  • Enumerate some o f the ways to protect and recover a cluster from a disaster
Lab Exercises
  • Lab 1-1 Identifying the Characteristics of Cluster-Mode Components
  • Lab 1-2 Identify the Scope of Cluster-Mode Concepts
  • Lab 2-1 Create a Cluster and Configure the First Node in the Cluster
  • Lab 2-2 Add a Second Node to the Cluster
  • Lab 3-1 Connect to the Command Shell and Explore the Command Hierarchy
  • Lab 3-2 Review Command Options
  • Lab 3-3 Compare Privilege Levels
  • Lab 3-4 Use Partial Commands and Complete Commands with the Tab Key
  • Lab 3-5 Install NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 3-6 Configure NetApp System Manager for Your Cluster
  • Lab 4-1 Create a New Aggregate
  • Lab 4-2 Add disks to the Aggregate
  • Lab 4-3 Create an Aggregate using System Manager
  • Lab 5-1 Creating a Cluster Virtual Server
  • Lab 5-2 Create a Flexible Volume
  • Lab 5-3 Use System Manager to Create a Flexible Volume
  • Lab 6-1 Identify Kernel and User Space Processes
  • Lab 6-2 Explain RDB and Quorum Concepts
  • Lab 6-3 Vol0 Volumes Uses and Limitations
  • Lab 7-1 Identifying Port Roles
  • Lab 7-2 Create an Interface Group
  • Lab 8-1 Create A NAS Data LIF
  • Lab 8-2 Explore Routing Groups
  • Lab 8-3 Migrate a Data LIF
  • Lab 8-4 Re-Home a Data LIF
  • Lab 8-5 Fail Over a Data LIF
  • Lab 8-6 Delete the Interface Group
  • Lab 9-1 Create a Vserver
  • Lab 9-2 Configure the CIFS Protocol for Your Vserver
  • Lab 9-3 Access Your CIFS Share from a Windows Client
  • Lab 9-4 Set and Verify the Preferred Domain Controller
  • Lab 9-5 Configure CIFS Home Directories
  • Lab 9-6 Configure NFS for Your Vserver
  • Lab 10-1 Use NetApp System Manager to Create a Vserver for iSCSI
  • Lab 10-2 Enable an Aggregate as a Resource for a Vserver
  • Lab 10-3 Configure Windows for MPIO
  • Lab 10-4 Install the Windows Host Utilities
  • Lab 10-5 Configure the iSCSI Software Initiator (In Windows)
  • Lab 10-6 Use NetApp System Manager to Create an iSCSI-Attached LUN
  • Lab 10-7 Access the iSCSI-Attached LUN on the Windows Host
  • Lab 11-1 Create a Volume
  • Lab 11-2 Resize a Volume
  • Lab 11-3 Create a Qtree and Set Quotas
  • Lab 11-4 Use FlexClone Volumes
  • Lab 11-5 Enable Deduplication and Data Compression
  • Lab 12-1 Create and Initialize LS and DP SnapMirror Replications
  • Lab 12-2 Compare DP Mirror Replication Times
  • Lab 12-3 Add Volumes and Files to A Replicated NameSpace
  • Lab 12-4 Schedule Periodic SnapMirror Replications
  • Lab 12-5 Promote an LS Mirror
  • Lab 12-6 Set Up an Intercluster Peer Relationship
  • Lab 12-7 Use System Manager to Configure A SnapMirror Relationship
  • Lab 12-8 Use the CLI to Configure a SnapMirror Relationship
  • Lab 12-9 Update SnapMirror Relationships
  • Lab 13-1 Determine the Cluster Health
  • Lab 13-2 Verify the Health of the Data Storage
  • Lab 13-3 Unlock the Diagnostic User
  • Lab 13-4 Monitor the RDB
  • Lab 13-5 Explore Volume Statistics
  • Lab 13-6 Collect A Core Dump
  • Lab 14-1 Collect Performance Statistics
  • Lab 14-2 Explore Additional Performance Tools
  • Lab 15-1 Move a Volume
  • Lab 15-2 Replace an Aggregate
  • Lab 15-3 Use Roles to Delegate Administrative Tasks
  • Lab 16-1 Identify the Benefits of Various Best Practices

Audience

Anyone who wants hands-on experience with Data ONTAP 8.1 Cluster-Mode

Course Outline

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

  • Identify the benefits of Data ONTAP and explain its two modes of operation
  • Describe the steps for setting up a cluster
  • Manage the physical and virtual resources within a cluster
  • Manage features to ensure nondisruptive operations
  • Identify the networking components and features of a cluster
  • Implement supported cluster and management network switches.
  • Diagram the architecture of a cluster
  • Set up and configure SAN and NAS protocols
  • Administer mirroring and data protection for a cluster
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of a cluster
  • Explain the notification capabilities of a cluster
  • Describe how the integrated antivirus supports works
  • Scale a cluster horizontally
  • Describe the characteristics of a cluster that affect cluster performance

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