Architecting SAN on NetApp Storage (SANARCH)

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.


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

Lab Exercises
Lab 2-1 Identify the exercise environment
Lab 2-2 Log in to the exercise environment
Lab 4-1 Use netApp OnCommand System Manager to create a SVM for iSCSI
Lab 4-2 Configure iSCSI sessions on Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Lab 4-3 Create an iSCSI-attached LUN for Windows
Lab 4-4 Use an iSCSI-attached LUN in Windows
Lab 6-1 Launch the SANtricity simulator
Lab 6-2 Navigate the Enterprise Management and Array Management Windows
Lab 6-3 Create a RAID 6 Volume Group
Lab 6-4 Create a volume in a Volume Group
Lab 6-5 Assign a Hot Spare Disk
Lab 6-6 Create a Disk Pool
Lab 6-7 Create a volume on a Disk Pool
Lab 6-8 Change volume settings
Lab 6-9 Delete a volume
Lab 6-10 Define a host
Lab 8-1 Verify controller support with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
Lab 8-2 Discover supported connectivity configuration with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
Lab 8-3 Prepare documentation with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
Lab 9-1 Design a NetApp solution for the info-r-us scenario
Lab 9-2 Design an alternate NetApp solution for the info-r-us scenario


Familiarity with Data ONTAP, E-Series and V-Series.

Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM) OR
Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 Administration (DCADM)