Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training (MSSQL)

Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training

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Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training (MSSQL) Hands-on

Learn to implement Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 on clustered Data ONTAP storage. This solution-based Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training (MSSQL) course focuses on Windows Server Failover Clustering, Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, SnapDrive for Windows, and SnapManager for SQL Server. In this Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training (MSSQL) course, you will learn how to size and prepare clustered Data ONTAP storage virtual machines (also known as Vservers), install and configure SnapDrive for Windows, install and initialize SnapManager for SQL Server, move SQL databases to NetApp storage, backup and restore SQL databases, create Availability Groups, and troubleshoot common misconfigurations. By the end of this Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training course, you will be able to confidently implement SQL Server 2012 on clustered Data ONTAP storage.

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Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training course:

● This training is for those who design and deploy NetApp storage systems in a Microsoft SQL Server environment.

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Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training – Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training course are as follows:

● Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on NetApp Storage Systems
● Knowledge of SQL Server backup and restore concepts

Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training – Objectives:

Upon completing this Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

● Describe the features of Windows Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and the clustered Data ONTAP operating system
● Create and manage clustered Data ONTAP storage virtual machines (SVMs), create and manage logical interfaces (LIFs), data LIFs, and FlexVol volumes
● Enable, configure, and manage a Windows Server 2012 failover cluster
● Install and configure SnapDrive for Windows 2012, establish iSCSI sessions, and create LUNs
● Install and configure SnapManager for SQL Server, migrate, back up, restore, and clone SQL Server databases
● Implement the SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature on clustered Data ONTAP

Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1 Features of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on Clustered Data ONTAP

Describe features of Windows Server 2012
Describe features of SQL Server 2012
Describe the features and purposes of implementing SQL Server 2012 on clustered Data ONTAP storage
Describe the “things-to-do” list and management tools to use for implementing SQL Server on the clustered Data ONTAP operating system

Module 2 Sizing and Preparing Clustered Data ONTAP Storage

Size storage requirements based on the fundamentals of SQL Server database infrastructure
List the sizing and layout guidelines for SQL Server databases, transaction logs, and SnapInfo directories
Create NetApp storage virtual machines (SVMs) for primary and secondary storage
Create volumes for the SQL Server databases, transaction logs, and SnapInfo directories

Module 3 Implementing Windows Server Failover Clustering

Create a failover cluster
Manage failover cluster resources

Module 4 Implementing SnapDrive for Windows and SnapManager for SQL Server

Describe NetApp SnapDrive software as a component of the SnapManager for SQL Server (SMSQL) solution
Install SnapDrive for Windows
Install SnapManager for SQL Server
Configure Transport Protocol Settings
Configure iSCSI sessions
Use SnapDrive on a Windows host to create and connect to LUNs on the storage system

Module 5 Implementing Availability Groups with SnapManager for SQL Server

Enable the AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature
Use SnapManager for SQL Server (SMSQL) to move databases
Use SMSQL to back up databases
Use the New Availability Groups Wizard to create availability groups and join secondary replica SQL Server instances

Module 6 Cloning SQL Server Databases with SnapManager for SQL Server

Describe database cloning
Clone backup sets
Clone a production database
Clone a database on a SnapMirror destination volume
Delete a cloned database

Implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on NetApp Storage Systems Training – Lab Exercises

Lab 1-1 Explore Windows Server 2012 and OnCommand System Manager
Lab 1-2 Exploring Windows Server Failover Clustering services
Lab 1-3 Explore SQL Server 2012, AdventureWorks, and the AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature
Lab 1-4 Explore PowerShell and PowerShell scripts
Lab 2-1 Determine the space requirements of the SQL1 System and user databases
Lab 2-2 Calculate space requirements and volume layout
Lab 2-3 Create a data Vserver for cluster1
Lab 2-4 Repeat task 3 to create a data Vserver for cluster2
Lab 2-5 Create FlexVol volumes for primary and secondary database storage
Lab 2-6 Create FlexVol volumes for secondary storage
Lab 2-7 Create a CIFS share
Lab 3-1 Use Server Manager to install Windows Server Failover Clustering
Lab 3-2 Use a PowerShell script to install Windows Server Failover Clustering
Lab 3-3 Use Failover Cluster Manager to create a Failover Cluster
Lab 3-4 Use Failover Cluster Manager to add nodes to a Failover Cluster
Lab 4-1 Create a SnapDrive service account
Lab 4-2 (optional)Verify that Windows Server 2012 System prerequisites were met
Lab 4-3 Install SnapDrive for Windows on the SQL Server host
Lab 4-4 Install SMSQL
Lab 4-5 Set up connectivity between SnapDrive and storage virtual machines
Lab 4-6 Establish iSCSI sessions with iSCSI Software Initiator
Lab 4-7 Establish iSCSI sessions with the SnapDrive iSCSI management tool
Lab 4-8 Use SnapDrive for Windows to create disks on SQL1
Lab 4-9 Use SnapDrive for Windows to create disks on SQL2
Lab 4-10 Use SnapDrive for Windows to create disks on SQL3
Lab 5-1 Enable the AlwaysOne Availability Groups feature
Lab 5-2 Move SQL Server database files to NetApp storage
Lab 5-3 Back up the AdventureWorks database with SMSQL (including troubleshooting)
Lab 5-4 Restore the database (including troubleshooting)
Lab 5-5 Create an AlwaysOn availability group
Lab 6-1 Clone a database from a backup set
Lab 6-2 Clone active production databases

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