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Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP (NASPAD)

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  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
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  • Content
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Course Overview

Course Duration 5 days.

This course combines the CIFS, NFS, and performance analysis topics into a one-week course that discusses these topics in-depth. 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 that you use to collect and analyze system performance data from NetApp® storage systems.

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals who manage NetApp storage systems and would like a deeper understanding of clustered Data ONTAP system performance

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

  • Clustered Data ONTAP Fundamentals

  • Clustered Data ONTAP Administration

  • Hands-on experience with Data ONTAP (three to six months)

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe CIFS and NFS protocols

  • Describe configuration in the clustered Data ONTAP operating system

  • Use the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit to write PowerShell scripts

  • Use Data ONTAP operating system to configure home directories

  • Review performance management for CIFS and NFS environments

  • Explain troubleshooting techniques for NetApp storage systems and for clients who use the CIFS and NFS protocols

  • Use command output to analyze system performance

  • Use command output from case studies to identify performance bottlenecks

  • Implement configuration for recommended practices for resiliency and performance

  • Locate resources and information that help you maximize system performance

Course Content

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 usersauthenication
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

Course ID: NASPAD


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