VMware vSphere on NetApp Training (VVNA)

VMware vSphere on NetApp Training

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Course Overview:

VMware vSphere on NetApp Training (VVNA) Course with Hands-on labs

This hands-on 5-day VMware vSphere on NetApp Training (VVNA) class with hands on labs immerses you into the virtual machine management and storage operations spanning NetApp Data ONTAP, VMware ESXi with vCenter management. You will get a hands-on experience using the vCenter NetApp plug-in, the Virtual Storage Console (VSC), configuring and monitoring the VMware host settings, performing backups, restoration, and virtual machine cloning operations.

Managing a vSphere storage virtualization environment requires knowledge of the features that exist between VMware and NetApp to handle large data workloads. The VMware vSphere on NetApp training (VVNA) provides in-depth use of best practices to improve storage resource utilization, simplify operating system maintenance irrespective of the storage topology, data center operations simplification, and optimal use of your NetApp storage. The VMware vSphere on NetApp Training (VVNA) course covers the management of any cloud infrastructure using Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 and the VMware vSphere 6.0 virtualization and management suite.

VMware vSphere on NetApp Training – Customize It:

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

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this VMware vSphere on NetApp Training course:

● Data Center Operations Professionals
● Cloud Infrastructure Architects
● Cloud Administrators
● Cloud Engineers
● Storage Administrators

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VMware vSphere on NetApp Training – Class Prerequisites:

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

● System administration experience managing either the Linux or Microsoft Windows operating system
● Completion of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0) (VICM) or equivalent experience.
● Completion of the Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM) or Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 Administration (D8CADM) or equivalent experience.

VMware vSphere on NetApp Training – Objectives:

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

● Deploy a virtualized infrastructure using NetApp storage based on the feature integration that exists with VMware vSphere and NetApp ONTAP
● Show a firm and practical knowledge of VMware services, protocols and connectivity options
● Utilize NetApp vCenter plug-ins to ensure proper functionality and performance for virtual machines
● Utilize NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC) to automate the backup, provisioning, machine cloning and host optimization configuration
● Perform host monitoring on ESXi hosts and NetApp storage through a single-pane-of-glass. Optimize virtual machine performance and correct virtual disk misalignment.
● Optimize NetApp Storage system connectivity, performance and reliability using Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), FCoE, iSCSI, and NFS protocols.
● Implement multi-tenancy through the use of vFilers or Vservers
● Configure storage from the vSphere CLI or GUI in either NetApp clustered ONTAP or 7-mode
● Install and configure NetApp vSphere plug-ins and utilize the features
● Perform data storage networking for both iSCSI and NFS datastores
● Manage virtual machine snapshots at both the virtualization and storage layers
● Implement high availability and disaster recovery features

VMware vSphere on NetApp Training – Course Content:

NetApp Introduction

Networked Storage
Unified Storage and NetApp Cloud ONTAP
Clustered Data ONTAP

VMware vSphere Overview

ESXi 6.0
vCenter 6.0
What’s New in vSphere 6.0 Platform
ESXi 5.x/vCenter 5.x/vSphere 5.x

NetApp VMware Integration

Software Defined Datacenter
Virtual Storage Console

NetApp Datastore Networking with IP Storage Protocols

Storage Protocol Selection
IP SAN Architecture
VMFS Datastores

VM Datastore Networking FC/FCoE

Ethernet Best Practices
Common Best Practices
iSCSI Best Practices
5.4 NFS4.1 datatores

VM Data

VMFS Alignment
VSC Non-Disruptive VM Alignment
VMware Converter
User/Application Data
RDMs vs VMFS Disks
Storage Efficiency with Deduplication & Cloning
FT new features


Principles of Multitenancy and Cloud Computing
Management Separation

High Availability

Planned Events
8.2 vMotion
Storage vMotion
Non-disruptive Volume and LIF Migrations
Unplanned Events
VMware HA
VMware FT
NetApp HA

Disaster Recovery and Backup

Planning Service Levels
VMware Snapshots
NetApp Snapshots
SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure
Site Recovery Manager
SnapCreator Framework

Monitoring, Performance and Troubleshooting

Performance Factors
Networking Performance
ESXi Host Performance
VM and Guest OS Considerations
VM to virtualized storage performance

VMware vSphere on NetApp Training – Labs:

Initial Tour of Your Lab Environment
NetApp Clustered Storage Environment
VMware vSphere Environment
NetApp-VMware Integration
NFS Datastores
Storage Capability (SCP)
iSCSI Storage Configuration
VMware iSCSI Configuration
Rapid Cloning
Disk Alignment
Multitenant Admin Access
Quality of Service
Proactive Movement of Volume
High Availability
Proactive Movement of a LIF
Backup with VSC
Restore with VSC
Alerts and Monitoring

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