Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP (NASPAD)

This course combines CIFS, NFS, and performance analysis topics into a single, in-depth one-week course. It provides the knowledge and skills that you need to administer CIFS version 1.x to 2.x and NFS versions 3, 4, and 4.1 in a clustered Data ONTAP® operating system. You also learn the skills you need to collect and analyze performance data from NetApp® storage systems.

Course Outline

Module 1 How a NetApp Storage System Works
Describe the layers within the Data ONTAP architecture
List the advantages that are provided by the ability of WAFL to optimize writes
Explain the purpose of NVRAM
Diagram the flow of read and write requests through the network and protocol layers of Data ONTAP
Describe the benefits that RAID provides
Module 2 Performance Overview
Define performance-related terms, such as “baseline,” “bottleneck,” “Little’s law,” and “latency”
Describe baseline performance guidelines and methodologies as they relate to NetApp storage systems
Module 3 Clustered Storage System Workloads and Bottlenecks
Gather information about the workload of an existing storage system
Identify the storage system components that can affect performance—become bottlenecks
Module 4 Cluster Performance Monitoring and Analysis
Describe the performance analysis tools and commands that are commonly used for cluster health checks
Identify the key performance commands and describe the command output that they produce
Explain how to use NetApp tools for performance measurement
Describe the benefits of using the AutoSupport support tool for performance analysis
Module 5 OnCommand Management Tools
List the three categories of performance tools
Explain the features and functions of Insight Perform
Explain the features and functions of OnCommand Balance
Use OnCommand management tools to view performance data
Module 6 Storage QoS
Discuss how the Storage Quality of Service (QoS) feature works in a clustered Data ONTAP environment
Identify the commands that are used to manage policy groups
Monitor workload performance
Module 7 NFS Overview
Define NFS List use cases for NFS Differentiate between NFS protocol versions Discuss the two implementations of Data ONTAPNetApp
Module 8 NFS Version 3
Discuss NFS version 3 (NFSv3) features
Describe Data ONTAP support for NFSv3
Explain use cases for NFSv3
Configure Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode to use the NFSv3 protocol
Configure clustered Data ONTAP to use the NFSv3 protocol
Describe NFSv3 security
Module 9 NFS Version 4
Discuss NFS version 4 (NFSv4) features
Describe Data ONTAP support for NFSv4
Explain use cases for NFSv4
Configure Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode to use the NFSv4 protocol
Configure clustered Data ONTAP to use the NFSv4 protocol
Describe NFSv4 security2NetApp
Module 10 NFS Version 4.1
Discuss NFS version 4.1 (NFSv4.1) and parallel NFS (pNFS) features
Describe Data ONTAP support for NFSv4.1 and pNFS
Explain use cases for NFSv4.1 and pNFS
Configure clustered Data ONTAP to use the NFSv4.1 protocol
Configure a Linux host to use the NFSv4.1 protocol
Module 11 Performance and Basic Troubleshooting
Discuss the factors that influence NFS performance
List the tools that are used to capture NFS performance statistics
Recognize areas in which issues might arise
Explain the interactions between CIFS and NFS name mapping
Describe basic NFS troubleshooting between storage systems, the Linux client, and the network
Discuss troubleshooting NFS locks and leases
Module 12 CIFS Overview
Differentiate between CIFS protocol versions
List the CIFS supported environments
Explain how CIFS authenticates resources in a workgroup environment and a domain environment
Discuss the two implementations of Data ONTAP
Module 13 SMB Setup
Configure workgroup authentication for a storage system with Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
Set up a storage system with clustered Data ONTAP for Windows domain authentication
Configure Windows domain authentication for a storage system with Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
Module 14 Shares and Sessions
List the default shares
Display all shares that are available on the storage system
Configure a client machine to access any share
Define sparse files and set their attributes
Identify the CIFS sessions that are established by accessing a share on the storage system
Add, modify, and delete shares
Module 15 Access Control
Use the CLI, OnCommand System Manager, or Microsoft tools to add, delete, and modify the access permissions of shares
Use Microsoft tools to add, delete, and modify the access permissions of files and folders
Use access-based enumeration
Create local users
Create local groups
Determine and verify user mappings for CIFS users that access NTFS and UNIX volumes or qtrees
Configure file policies2NetApp
Module 16 Advanced Topics
Discuss opportunistic locks (oplocks) implementation within the Data ONTAP operating system
Describe metacache support for Clustered Data ONTAP
Explain support for BranchCache
Configure auditing
Set up home directory shares
Describe group policy object implementation within the Data ONTAP operating system
Configure CIFS security settings
Implement symbolic links and widelinks
Module 17 PowerShell and the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit
Describe Microsoft PowerShell
Configure a Microsoft Windows host to work with the Data ONTAP Software Development Kit (SDK)
Explain how the Data ONTAP SDK can be used to script storage features
List the methods of using PowerShell
Explain how to create simple scripts
Redirect output results to log files
Use PowerShell to make Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) calls
Module 18 Performance and Basic Troubleshooting
Discuss the factors that influence CIFS performance
List the tools that are used to capture CIFS performance statistics
Recognize areas in which issues might arise
Describe basic CIFS troubleshooting between storage systems, a Windows client, the authentication mechanism, and the network
Discuss troubleshooting SMB 3.0 locks
Lab Exercises
Lab 2-1 Identify the exercise environment
Lab 2-2 Log in to the exercise environment
Lab 2-3 Add a cluster to OnCommand System Manager
Lab 2-4 Configure SNMP public community name
Lab 2-5 Identify clustered Data ONTAP components
Lab 2-6 Set the clustered Data ONTAP command line system timeout value (optional)
Lab 3-1 Examine the statistics catalog commands
Lab 3-2 Examine the statistics start and statistics show commands
Lab 3-3 Defining workload characteristics
Lab 4-1 Perform initial health checks on the cluster
Lab 4-2 Baseline performance monitoring from the cluster shell
Lab 4-3 Performance monitoring from the cluster shell
Lab 4-4 Unlock diag userid
Lab 4-5 Using the performance and statistics collector (Perfstat)
Lab 6-1 Reactively limit thoughput to a workload by associating the workload with QoS policy group
Lab 6-2 Proactively monitor workload performance by associating a workload with a QoS policy group
Lab 6-3 Isolate a tenant workload by associating the workload with a QoS policy group
Lab 7-1 Identify the exercise environment
Lab 7-2 Log in to the exercise environment
Lab 7-3 Install OnCommand System Manager in the exercise environment
Lab 7-4 Add a cluster to OnCommand System Manager
Lab 7-5 Configure SNMP public community name
Lab 8-1 Create a data aggregate
Lab 8-2 Add the NFS license to a cluster
Lab 8-3 Create a Vserver
Lab 8-4 Create a UNIX group and user
Lab 8-5 Define a new export policy and rule
Lab 8-6 Allocate an aggregate as a resource for a Vserver
Lab 8-7 Create the Vserver's namespace
Lab 8-8 Mount the Vserver's namespace
Lab 8-9 Explore file permissions
Lab 9-1 Configure a Vserver with a new storage and LIF
Lab 9-2 Enable NFSv4 features on a Vserver and client
Lab 9-3 Explore an NFSv4 export on a client
Lab 9-4 Explore NFSv4 ACLs
Lab 10-1 Configure a Vserver for NFSv4.1
Lab 10-2 Explore an NFSv4.1 export on a client
Lab 10-3 Analyze the effects of a volume move operation on pNFS
Lab 12-1 Identify the exercise environment
Lab 12-2 Log in to the exercise environment
Lab 12-3 Install NetApp OnCommand System Manager in the exercise environment
Lab 12-4 Add a cluster to OnCommand System Manager
Lab 12-5 Configure SNMP public community name
Lab 13-1 Create an aggregate
Lab 13-2 Configure the prerequisites for the CIFS services
Lab 13-3 Add the CIFS license to a cluster
Lab 13-4 Create a Vserver for CIFS
Lab 13-5 Verify the CIFS server configuration
Lab 13-6 Configure DNS for a data LIF
Lab 14-1 Allocate an aggregate as a resource for a Vserver
Lab 14-2 Create the Vserver’s namespace
Lab 14-3 Create CIFS shares for the Vserver’s volumes
Lab 14-4 Mount the Vserver’s shares
Lab 14-5 Verify an SMB session using Computer Management
Lab 14-6 Verify an SMB session using Data ONTAP CLI and PowerShell
Lab 14-7 Explore the copy-offload feature
Lab 14-8 Investigate the auto location feature
Lab 15-1 Create a domain group
Lab 15-2 Create a domain user
Lab 15-3 Explore share-level permissions with domain user authenication
Lab 15-4 Configure local users authenication
Lab 15-5 Implement a native file blocking policy
Lab 15-6 Set up a multiprotocol configuration
Lab 15-7 Create an export policy rule
Lab 15-8 Configure a Vserver for NFS access
Lab 15-9 Use multiple protocols to access a volume
Lab 16-1 Configure BranchCache in Data ONTAP
Lab 16-2 Configure BranchCache in Windows
Lab 16-3 Configure home directories
Lab 16-4 Test the home directories with different users
Lab 16-5 Implement event auditing
Lab 16-6 Use symbolic links
Lab 16-7 Implement a widelink on the Vserver
Lab 17-8 Implement a widelink on a remote server
Lab 17-1 Set up the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit
Lab 17-2 Explore the toolkit help
Lab 17-3 Use PowerShell to connect to the cluster
Lab 17-4 Use PowerShell to create a Vserver
Lab 17-5 Use PowerShell to configure a CIFS server
Lab 17-6 Use PowerShell to create a share
Lab 17-7 Work with PowerShell ISE

Audience

Professionals who manage NetApp storage systems and need a deeper understanding of protocols and performance in a clustered Data ONTAP environment.

Available Course Dates

11/13/2017 9:30 am - 11/17/2017 6:00 pm
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