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

In this course, you learn how to configure a new E-Series storage system and establish connectivity with a SAN. You use the SANtricity storage management software and command line interface to manage the E-Series controllers. You will also be using prominent premium features to restore data. Additionally, you will learn how to support and monitor E-Series storage systems by performing various troubleshooting tasks, such as evaluating support data, and using the built-in tools to identify storage system errors. Your learning is reinforced through simulations, guided labs, and review questions.


Course Outline

Module 1 E-Series Product Line
Describe the features of the E-Series storage product line
Identify and describe the components of the controller and disk shelves
Interpret the LED indicators

Module 2 Hardware Installation and Cabling
List the basic steps for installing storage array hardware
Explain the reason for shelf IDs
Describe proper disk-side and host-side cabling techniques
Explain procedures for cabling controller and disk shelves
Zone a SAN for redundant access to storage system controllers

Module 3 Storage Management Software
Install SANtricity storage management software on a Windows or Linux management and data host
Identify the components of SANtricity storage management software
Operate the storage management interface to access and control an E-Series storage system

Module 4 Logical Configuration
Create logical configurations from physical disks
Modify logical configuration settings
Map a volume to an individual host or host group
Control LUN assignment and volume visibility by means of storage-based partitions

Module 5 Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Storage System
Troubleshoot storage system issues
Check the system status
Use logs and storage system tools to determine system issues
Resolve storage system issues

Module 6 Cache
Set caching options on the storage system
Choose caching options to maximize performance and efficiency
Manage the cache battery
Configure solid-state drive (SSD) Read Cache

Module 7 Disaster Recovery with Storage Management Software Features
Differentiate among the Snapshot, SANtricity (Legacy) Snapshot, Volume Copy, and Remote Mirroring features
List the benefits of the Snapshot feature
List the benefits of the Volume Copy feature
Describe the functionality of the available remote mirroring modes
Use features in backup and disaster recovery Scenarios

Module 8 Upgrading Storage System Firmware
Identify internal code that operates and controls the storage system
Upgrade and maintain proper levels of code on the storage system

Module 9 Management Connections
Diagnose management connection communication issues
Define SYMbol and explain SYMbol commands
Explain operation error conditions for managing storage systems

Module 10 Host-Side and Controller Operation Troubleshooting
Describe how controllers handle data I/O
Explain normal controller startup
Distinguish between foreign and native controllers
Describe controller states

Module 11 Host-Side Multipath Failover
Describe multipath failover drivers
Set the appropriate multipath failover driver for your I/O host
Determine the status of a multipath failover driver
Troubleshoot issues with multipath failover

Module 12 Drive-Side Operation
Describe the drive-side I/O communication path
Describe disk states and hot spare functionality
Analyze the drive-channel communication architecture
Explain operational and error conditions with drive-side cabling
Describe Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA)

Lab Exercise
Lab 1-1 Identify hardware components
Lab 1-2 Identify controller ports
Lab 1-3 Identify E-Series LED indicators
Lab 2-1 E-Series shelf installation
Lab 2-2 Identify cabling best practices
Lab 2-3 Diagram proper zones
Lab 2-4 Investigate the 7-segment display
Lab 3-1 Install SANtricity software
Lab 3-2 Create the storage management domain and explore the enterprise management window
Lab 3-3 Explore the script editor and SMcli
Lab 3-4 Explore the array management window
Lab 3-5 Configure controller ip addresses for out-of-band management
Lab 3-6 Explore the SANtricity simulator
Lab 4-1 Create a RAID 5 volume group
Lab 4-2 Create a volume in a volume group
Lab 4-3 Assign a hot spare disk
Lab 4-4 Create a disk pool
Lab 4-5 Create a volume on a disk pool
Lab 4-6 Create a thin provisioned volume on a disk pool
Lab 4-7 Make changes to a volume
Lab 4-8 Make changes to a disk pool
Lab 4-9 Delete a volume
Lab 4-10 Define a host
Lab 4-11 Create a host group and partitions
Lab 5-1 Investigate the AutoSupport feature
Lab 5-2 Configure alerts
Lab 5-3 Save support data
Lab 5-4 Save and view an event log file
Lab 5-5 Use the Recovery Guru
Lab 5-6 Use the On-Board Backup (OBB) of the configuration database for disaster recovery
Lab 5-7 Examine the storage system configuration and profile
Lab 5-8 Use the CLI to evaluate the storage system
Lab 6-1 Prepare a volume on windows server to receive data and prepare a volume on Linuz to receive data
Lab 6-2 Test I/O performance based on cache settings
Lab 6-3 Test I/O performance based on cache block settings
Lab 6-4 Recommend volume settings
Lab 7-1 Work with Snapshot Images for data backup and recovery
Lab 7-2 Create and access a volume copy
Lab 7-3 Activate asynchronous remote mirroring and create a mirrored pair
Lab 7-4 Access mirrored data on a remote storage system
Lab 7-5 Use the Snapshot feature with mirror volumes
Lab 7-6 Save storage system recovery information
Lab 8-1 Update storage system controller firmware
Lab 8-2 Update disk shelf EDM Firmware
Lab 9-1 Use storage management software to determine management connection details
Lab 9-2 Use the storage system profile to determine management connection details
Lab 9-3 Create in-band and out-of-band connections
Lab 9-4 Restart the monitoring agent
Lab 9-5 Check the network response
Lab 9-6 Save, remove, and recover connection files
Lab 9-7 Delete and restore the access volume
Lab 9-8 Connect to the controller shell
Lab 10-1 Set a controller in service mode
Lab 10-2 Set a controller in offline mode
Lab 10-3 Reset a controller
Lab 10-4 View a cache attributes
Lab 10-5 View battery attributes
Lab 11-1 Examine storage and host multipath configurations
Lab 11-2 Debug a single-fault multipath scenario
Lab 11-3 Debug a double-fault multipath scenario
Lab 12-1 Locate disk properties
Lab 12-2 Locate disk and drive channel properties in the storage system profile
Lab 12-3 Recover a single-disk failure (online volumes)
Lab 12-4 Recover a multiple-disk failure
Lab 12-5 Check the cable connections report
Lab 12-6 Investigate support data


This course is designed for Professional Services workers who are NetApp employees, NetApp partners, or NetApp customers.

Prerequisites: Basic Windows or Linux administrative experience

Available Course Dates

10/24/2017 9:30 am - 10/27/2017 6:30 pm
12/18/2017 9:30 am - 12/21/2017 6:30 pm
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