Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP Training (IMPVMVS)

Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP Training

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Course Overview:

Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP Training – Hands-on

Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP Training (IMPVMVS) is a 3 day instructor led course where you will learn how to protect the virtual infrastructure in SAN and NAS environments as well learning how to manage storage at the virtual-machine level.

Updated features:

● VMware vSphere 6
● Virtual Storage console,
● Virtual Volumes (VVOLs)
● Knowledge Byte demo videos

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● If you are familiar with some aspects of this Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP 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 Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP Training course:

● NetApp employees, channel partners, and customers

Related Courses:

Implementing Microsoft Hyper-V on Data ONTAP Training (IMPMSHV)
VMware vSphere on NetApp Training (VVNA)

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP Training course are as follows:

● ONTAP 9.3 Cluster Administration (ONTAP9ADM)
● ONTAP 9.3 Data Protection Administration (DATAPROT9)
● Data ONTAP SAN Implementation (SANIMP)
● VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0) (VICM)

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

● Describe the VMware vSphere 6.0 virtualization solution
● Articulate the NetApp value proposition for integrating clustered Data ONTAP with vSphere 6.0
● Configure physical and virtual infrastructures
● Use the clustered Data ONTAP operating system to provision virtual infrastructure
● Create, migrate, and clone virtual machines
● Describe the Virtual Volumes datastore-management process
● Protect virtual infrastructure
● Monitor and optimize virtual infrastructure
● Describe best practice for connectivity, provisioning, data layout, and multipathing
● Describe how deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning provide storage savings in a virtual environment

Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Overview of VMware vSphere

VMware Hypervisor architecture
Datastores
vSphere components
NetApp virtualization components
Data storage virtual machines
Data LIFs

Module 2: Introduction to the Virtual Storage Console Plug-In

vCenter Installation components and options
vCenter server deployment architecture 6.0
Virtual Storage Console (VSC) overview
VSC installation
VMware vSphere APE for Storage Awareness (VASA) overview
VASA installation guidelines

Module 3: NAS (NFS) Considerations

VMware vSphere networking concepts
Clustered Data ONTAP networking
Networking best practices and recommendations
NAS (NFS) datastores
Export policies and best practices
NAS LIF best practices
VAAI Plug-in
NFSv3 and NFSv4 differences

Module 4: SAN Considerations

SAN storage virtualization – FC and iSCSI
vSphere SAN network modeling
ESX network design for IP storage
Clustered Data ONTAP SAN implementation
Configure FC in vSphere
VM Kernel pluggable storage architecture
Configure iSCSI in vSphere
iSCSI implementation
SAN datastores
Clustered Data ONTAP LUN implementation

Module 5: Configuration of vCenter and VSC

VSC role-based access-control
VSC datastore-provisioning functionality
Migrating virtual machines
vCenter converter
Cloning virtual machines
Datastores cloning
Virtualized environment alignment issues

Module 6: Configuation of vSphere Virtual Volumes Datastores

Virtual volumes framework
VVol advantages and concepts
Protocol endpoints
VASA provider overview and implementation
Virtual machine storage policies
VVol management
Data ONTAP 8.3 on-demand functionality

Module 7: Advanced Storage Technologies

VMFS datastore optimization: deduplication and thin-provisioning
VMFS optimization best practice
NFS datastore optimization and best practices
VM optimization
Storage QoS
Storage I/O control
VMware storage distributed resource scheduler

Module 8: vSphere Data Protection

Virtual machine backup and restore
SnapMirror disaster recovery for virtual machines
VMware vCenter site recovery manager
SnapCenter integration
Snap creator framework
MetroCluster

Module 9: Virtualization management in cloud environments

NetApp Alta Vault cloud integrated storage
OnCommand WFA 3.0
OnCommand Shift overview
OnCommand Shift deployment

Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP Training – Labs:

Create a vSphere datacenter
Add ESXi hosts to the datacenter
Install VSC on a Windows Server
Deploy the NetApp VASA Provider in an ESXi host
Register the NetApp VASA Provider with VSC
Set virtual machine (VM) start-up and shutdown options for the NetApp VASA Provider
Create a virtual machine (VM) kernel port group in vSphere for IP storage access
Configure a storage virtual machine (SVM) to support ESXi host datastores
Configure the iSCSI service on a storage virtual machine (SVM)
Create two virtual machine (VM) kernel port groups in vSphere, for iSCSI storage access
Configure iSCSI on an ESXi host
Use the NetApp Virtual Storage Console software client plug-in (VSC) to provision storage for a SAN Datastore
Add a virtual machine (VM) to a datastore
Use VSC to resize a datastore
Import a VM into a datastore
Create Storage Capability Profiles (SCPs)
Use the datastore provisioning wizard to create a NAS-backed Virtual Volumes datastore
Use the datastore provisioning wizard to create a SAN-backed Virtual Volumes datastore
Verify deduplication on a datastore
Isolate a virtual machine (VM) workload (LUN) by associating the workload with a Storage QoS policy group
Isolate a virtual machine (VM) workload (.vmdk file) by associating the workload with a Storage QoS policy group
Use VSC to create a backup job for a datastore
Use VSC to restore a VM
Delete a backup
Configure OnCommand Shift server
Migrate a VM from vSphere to Hyper-V
Migrate a VM from Hyper-V to vSphere
(Optional) Install and configure OnCommand Shift

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