Architecting SAN on NetApp Storage

2 days


Learn how to differentiate among the three SAN architectures that are available from NetApp: FAS SANs with the Data ONTAP operating system, E-Series SANs, and V-Series SANs


  • This course is part of the following Certifications:
  • NetApp Certified SAN Implementation Engineer (NCIE-SAN)

Course Outline

Module 1 NetApp SAN Architectures

  • Describe the difference between SAN and NAS
  • Explain the SCSI architecture model
  • List the NetApp SAN platforms
  • Describe the current hardware that is supported in the different types of NetApp SANs

Module 2 NetApp Storage Architectures

  • Describe storage architectures and basic configurations for the Data ONTAP operating system and for SANtricity software
  • List the management tools for Data ONTAP and SANtricity
  • Explain the architectural features of Data ONTAP and SANtricity that contribute to optimized performance for each data workload
  • Describe the NetApp flash portfolio

Module 3 FAS and Data ONTAP SANs

  • Briefly describe the Data ONTAP dataprotection and disaster-recovery software
  • Describe FlexClone LUN technology
  • Describe deduplication and compression technologies
  • Discuss failover and giveback in FAS SAN environment
  • Discuss SAN software and tools

Module 4 FAS SANs Implementation Overview

  • List the steps for implementing a SAN on the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Describe the Data ONTAP simulator (Simulate ONTAP software)

Module 5 E-Series, EF Series, and SANtricity SANs

  • Explain E-Series failover and failback technology
  • Describe SANtricity protection features
  • Discuss SANtricity efficiency and caching features
  • Manage an E-Series array with SANtricity management software

Module 6 E-Series SANs Implementation Overview

  • List the steps for implementing a SAN on SANtricity
  • Install the SANtricity simulator

Module 7 V-Series and Third-Party SANs

  • Provide an overview of NetApp V-Series systems and storage arrays
  • Describe how V-Series provides the advantages of Data ONTAP with third-party SANs
  • Describe the V-Series supported topologies
  • Explain the advantages of using E-Series and V-Series together

Module 8 V-Series SANs Implementation Overview

  • Describe the LUN-to-aggregate mapping strategies
  • Explain the pathing assignments for different types of storage arrays
  • Describe the NetApp recommended best practices for fabric and array maintenance
  • Deploy V-Series systems for a typical storage array and verify the high availability of these systems
  • Diagram the topology of a V-Series system deployment by using standard Data ONTAP commands

Module 9 NetApp SAN Solutions

  • Describe the target workloads for FAS, V-Series, and E-Series platforms
  • List FAS and V-Series use cases
  • Discuss E-Series use cases
  • Help customers decide between FAS, V-Series, and E-Series platforms
  • Explain data migration and tools
  • Describe basic sizing tools

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