SANARCH NetApp Portfolio Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations

Duration: 
2 days
Codes: 
SAN,SANARCH

Skills Gained

You Will Learn How To 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

Prerequisites

Important Course Information Important Course Information Requirements: Requirements:

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

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

Module 2: NetApp Storage Architectures

  • Total Lecture Length: 60 minutes
  • Total Exercise Length: 10 minutes
  • 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

Performance

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

Management Software

  • Data ONTAP: CLI, OnCommand Suite, AutoSupport
  • SANtricity: SMcli, SANtricity Storage Manager, AutoSupport

Data Protection

  • What is Data Protection?
  • Data Protection Solutions
  • Protecting SAN data
  • Exercise – Login to the lab environment
  • 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
  • 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

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)
  • Storage Architecture Stack (disks > extent store > LUNs)
  • Extent store: RAID in the pool

What is performance?

  • IOPS
  • Throughput

Module 3: FAS SANs

  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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)

Creating, configuring, or designating ports and logical interfaces (LIFs)

  • Broadcast domain and subnet review

Configure the fabric (if applicable)

  • zoning

Creating a LUN

  • Recommended Volume and LUN configurations

Mapping the LUN to an igroup

  • SLM

Module 5: SANtricity SANs

  • Module Length: 60 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 #4: Describe SANtricity Features
  • Module Objective #5: Briefly describe data protection and disaster recovery software
  • 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
  • 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

SANtricity Storage Manager and components

  • SANtricity DSM

Provider, APIs and Utilities

Module 6: SANtricity Implementation Overview

  • Module Objective #1: Describe the configuration steps to configure a E-Series SAN
  • Module Objective #2: Install the SANtricity simulator
  • 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

  • Exercise with SANtricity simulator

Configuring interfaces

  • Onboard and HICs

Creating a volume

  • Peferred Controller

Creating storage partitions

  • Hosts and Host Groups

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 #3: Describe the configuration steps to configure a FlashRay SAN
  • FlashRay architecture and configurations
  • Single node
  • 16-Gb FC
  • Service Disk – PCIe Slot 1
  • FlashRay Software
  • Inline Deduplication
  • Inline Compression
  • Create a LUN
  • Exercise – case study or simulator if available

Module 9: NetApp SAN Solutions

  • Module Length: 30 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
  • 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

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
  • Flash

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Appendix B: Data Migration for SAN
  • Module Objective #1: Describe 7-mode to cDOT SAN migrations
  • Module Objective #2: Describe Foreign LUN Import feature
  • 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)

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)

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Ile de France
Paris2 1000 £1000 2018-12-06
London
London2 1536 £1536 2018-12-10
Onsite
Onsite2 1000 £1000 2018-12-11
Lisboa
Lisbon2 1000 £1000 2018-12-13
Ile de France
Paris2 1000 £1000 2019-01-17
Midlands
Birmingham2 1000 £1000 2019-02-07
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London2 1000 £1000 2019-02-07