Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training (CMESERIES)

Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training

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Course Overview:

Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training (CMESERIES) Course Hand-on

The Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training course is a 4 day, instructor led course where you will learn how to install, configure and use the SANtricity® storage management (v11.25) software. You will also learn how to support and monitor E-Series and EF-Series storage systems by performing various troubleshooting tasks, such as evaluating support data and using the built-in tools to identify storage system errors.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training course:

This Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training (CMESERIES)course is designed for Professional Services workers who are NetApp employees, NetApp partners, or NetApp customers.

Related Courses:

Data ONTAP SAN Implementation Training (SANIMP)
NetApp Portfolio: Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations Training (SANARCH)

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training course are as follows:

• Basic Windows or Linux administrative experience

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Identify E-Series and EF-Series product hardware
• Cable and connect E-Series or EF-Series systems to a fabric
• Install the SANtricity client on a storage management station
• Configure an E-Series or EF-Series storage system
• Create usable storage space on an E-Series or EF-Series storage system
• Evaluate customers’ needs and suggest storage configurations that meet those needs
• Use SANtricity features to restore lost data
• Check E-Series or EF-Series storage system status
• Upgrade and maintain SANtricity and E-Series or EF-Series code levels
• Use the AutoSupport feature
• View and use support data that provides information about E-Series or EF-Series storage systems
• Diagnose management connection issues
• Resolve storage system host-side issues
• Resolve drive failures
• Use SANtricity tools to service E-Series or EF-Series storage systems

Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Storage-Management Software

SANtricity Storage Manager setup instructions
Configuration workflow
Installation options and packages
Management client
Event monitor
Management agent
Utilities
Managing E-Series and EF-Series storage systems
SANtricity Storage Manager
Ethernet connection (out-of-band) management
Ethernet management connections
Host I/O connection
Access volume
SYMbol protocol
SANtricity plug-ins, APIs and providers
Configuring management connectivity
IP addresses
Adding storage array
Using the SANtricity UI
Navigating
SMclient UI
Enterprise management window
Array management window
Adding storage systems
Using the CLI
Script editor
SMcli program
SMcli interactive mode

Module 2: Multipath Failover

Functions
HBA settings
I_T nexus
SCSI I_T_L communication nexus
Redundant paths
Zoning
Failover and failback
Multipath driver failover mechanisms
ALUA functionality
Target Port group support
Load balancing

Module 3: Logical Configuration

Configuration process
Application characteristics
Disk pools or traditional RAID volumes
Volume groups and disk pools
Disk considerations
Volume groups
SANtricity RAID levels
SANtricity Performance
Creating a volume group
IOPS segment-size guidelines
Data assurance feature
Hot spare disks
Dynamic disk pool
Disk failure
Thin volumes
Host mapping
I/O processes
Host groups
Storage partitions
LUN masking
Disk encryption

Module 4: Storage Cache

Purpose
E-Series cache settings
Cache flushing
Power failure response
Battery backup unit
SANtricity SSD read cache
Best practices

Module 5: Data Protection with SANtricity features

Data protection key considerations
E-Series data protection
Snapshot
Considerations
Group repository
Data recovery
Zero downtime backup
SANtricity volume copy
Restrictions
Considerations
SANtricity mirroring
Types
Connections
Features
Synchronous mirroring
Asynchronous mirroring

Module 6: Monitoring the Storage System

SANtricity monitoring tools
Storage system status
Event monitor
Alert configuration
SNMP traps
Event log
AutoSupport feature
Recovery Guru
Support data
Media scan
Performance monitor

Module 7: Upgrading Storage-System Software

Firmware
NVSRAM
Firmware inventory
Package files
Storage management client upgrade
ESM firmware
Host protocol

Module 8: Troubleshooting Storage Issues

Troubleshooting methodology
Host and switches
Data gathering
Host and fabric switch logs
I/O communication path
I/O host connections
Unresponsive storage
Controller IPs
Partially down status
Configurations conflicts
Ethernet management connectivity
Simplex and duplex configurations
Cache errors
Drive-side components
SAS ports
Rapid reconstruction
Disk failure

Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems Training – Labs:

Installing SANtricity storage manager software
Adding a storage array to the EMW management domain
Exploring system manager
Exploring E-Series and EF-Series information resources
Install the SANtricity simulator
Using the Setup Wizard to configure the storage array
Creating volume group configurations
Managing volumes in volume groups
Managing hot spares
Creating volume groups from the command line
Deleting a volume group configuration
Creating disk pool configurations
Managing volumes in disk pools
Managing failed drives
Using the command line to create disk pools
Creating and SSD cache drive
Creating and preparing disk pool volumes for I/O
Creating a Snapshot environment
Rolling back a file system
Creating a Snapshot volume
Mounting and accessing a Snapshot volume
Perform an online volume copy operation
Perform an offline volume copy operation
Creating a mirroring environment
Creating a synchronous mirror relationship
Creating an asynchronous mirror relationship
Data collection
Taking a controller offline for servicing
Upgrading a storage array

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