Course outline

SAN Implementation

Categories: Guaranteed To Run™, NetApp

Duration: 3 Days

In this workshop course, you learn how to connect Windows©_, vSphere, and Linux©_ hosts via Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI protocols to NetApp©_ SANs.

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

  • Define and describe SANs that use FC and iSCSI protocols
  • Configure Windows Server 2008 R2, vSphere 5, Red Hat©_ 5, and Data ONTAP©_ systems for iSCSI connectivity
  • Configure Windows Server 2008 R2, vSphere 5, Red Hat 5, and Data ONTAP systems for FC connectivity
  • Use FC and iSCSI protocols to create and access LUNs from Windows Server 2008 R2, vSphere 5, and Red Hat 5 systems
  • Install and use SnapDrive©_ for Windows and SnapDrive for Linux software to create LUNs and Snapshot LUNs, to restore LUNs from Snapshot copies, and to remove LUNs
  • Size, clone, back up, and recover LUNs on Windows Server 2008 R2, vSphere 5, and Red Hat 5 systems
  • Install and Configure vSphere 5 using the NetApp Virtual Storage Console 4
  • Troubleshoot SAN connectivity and performance issues

below is required before attending this class:

  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM)
  • Accelerated NCDA Boot Camp Data ONTAP 7-Mode (ANCDABC87)
  • SAN Fundamentals on Data ONTAP WBT

Professionals who implement SAN solutions that use NetApp storage systems

Module 1 San Review

  • Describe the differences between network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN)
  • List the methods to implement SAN solutions
  • Define initiator, target and LUN
  • Describe ports, worldwide names, and worldwide port names
  • List the steps to implement a SAN

Module 2 Windows FC Connectivity

  • Describe multiple path implementation with Fiber Channel (FC) connectivity
  • Configure FC ports on Windows©_and NetApp©_FAS systems
  • Use commands and utilities to identify the worldwide node name (WWNN) and worldwide port name (WWPN) on Windows and NetApp systems
  • Use commands and utilities to examine FC switch activity

Module 3 Windows iSCSI Connectivity

  • Describe multiple path implementation with iSCSI connectivity
  • Configure network ports on Windows©_and NetApp©_systems
  • Identify the node name on Windows and NetApp systems
  • Implement and verify multiple path iSCSI connectivity between Windows and NetApp systems

Module 4 Windows LUN Access

  • Discuss LUN Access for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Create a LUN using wizards
  • Explore techniques to configure a LUN for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Explain how SnapDrive for Windows simplifies LUN management

Module 5 vSphere Overview

  • Describe virtualization and how it can be used to promote server efficiency
  • Explain methods of mapping NetApp©_storage to Vmware vSphere datastores
  • List the interfaces to administrate vSphere

Module 6 vSphere FC Connectivity

  • Describe multiple path implementation with Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity for VMware vSphere and NetApp©_systems
  • Configure FC ports on vSphere systems
  • Identify the worldwide node name (WWNN) and worldwide port name (WWPN) on vSphere systems
  • Configure and verify multiple path FC connectivity between vSphere and NetApp systems

Module 7 vSphere iSCSI Connectivity

  • Describe multiple path implementation with iSCSI connectivity for vSphere and NetApp©_systems
  • Configure network ports on vSphere systems
  • Identify the node name on vSphere systems
  • Configure and verify multiple path iSCSI connectivity between vSphere and NetApp systems

Module 8 vSphere LUN Access

  • Describe the steps that you take to allow a VMware vSphere initiator to access a LUN on a storage system as a Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastore
  • Describe the steps that you take to allow a vSphere initiator to create a virtual machine (VM) with a raw device mapping (RDM) disk from a storage system’s LUN

Module 9 NetApp Storage and Red Hat

  • Describe Red Hat©_Enterprise Linux©_
  • Explain why NetApp©_storage is ideal for LUNs that are managed by Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Module 10 Red Hat FC Connectivity

  • Describe multiple path implementation with Fiber Channel (FC) connectivity for Red Hat©_and NetApp©_systems
  • Configure FC ports on Red Hat systems
  • Identify the worldwide node name (WWNN) and worldwide port name (WWPN) on Red Hat systems
  • Set up and verify multiple path FC connectivity between Red Hat and NetApp systems

Module 11 Red Hat iSCSI Connectivity

  • Describe multiple path implementation with iSCSI connectivity for Red Hat©_and NetApp©_systems
  • Configure network ports on Red Hat systems
  • Identify the node name on Red Hat systems
  • Set up and verify multiple path IP connectivity between Red Hat and NetApp systems

Module 12 Red Hat LUN Access

  • Describe the steps to allow a Red Hat©_initiator to access a LUN on a storage system

Module 13 LUN Provisioning

  • Describe how and when a LUN consumes space from its containing volume
  • Discuss backup guarantees through NetApp Snapshot reserve
  • Discuss the overwrite guarantee for space-reserved LUNs
  • Analyze the default LUN configuration and two thin-provisioning configurations

Module 14 SAN Management

  • Perform administrative tasks on FC target ports
  • Perform administrative tasks on LUNs
  • Perform administrative tasks on initiator groups ( igroups)

Module 15 SAN Troubleshooting

  • Explain how to diagnose a problem within a SAN environment
  • Lab 1-1 Identify the hardware that is available in your exercise environment
  • Lab 1-2 Log into the exercise environment
  • Lab 1-3 Identify whether a configuration is supported by the interoperability matrix
  • Lab 2-1 Investigate the initial switch configuration
  • Lab 2-2 Configure FC HBAs on a storage system pair
  • Lab 2-3 Configure HA on your storage system pair
  • Lab 2-4 Configure FC HBAs on each storage controller
  • Lab 2-5 Configure Windows for multipath I/O
  • Lab 2-6 Install NetApp DSM for Windows
  • Lab 2-7 Install the Windows Host Utilities
  • Lab 2-8 Enable FC HBAs ports on Windows 2008 system
  • Lab 2-9 Assign aliases to WWPNs on your storage system
  • Lab 3-1 Configure iSCSI on storage system
  • Lab 3-2 Configure an iSCSI session on a Windows machine
  • Lab 3-3 Confirm the iSCSI session on storage system
  • Lab 3-4 Configure a second iSCSI on a Windows machine
  • Lab 3-5 Confirm the second iSCSI session on storage system
  • Lab 4-1 Create a FC LUN (FCP) with the LUN SETUP command
  • Lab 4-2 Use disk management to initialize a FC LUN 
  • Lab 4-3 Use disk management to provision a FC LUN
  • Lab 4-4 Use separate commands to create an iSCSI LUN
  • Lab 4-5 Use the CLI to initialize and provision an iSCSI LUN
  • Lab 4-6 Make the mounting of an iSCSI LUN persistent
  • Lab 4-7 Set up accounts for SnapDrive 6.4 for Windows
  • Lab 4-8 Install SnapDrive 6.4 for Windows
  • Lab 4-9 Use SnapDrive for Windows to create a LUN
  • Lab 4-10 Use SnapDrive for Windows to create a Snapshot copy and restore from the Snapshot copy
  • Lab 4-11 Configure multiple paths with MPIO
  • Lab 4-12 Working with Dynamic Disks
  • Lab 5-1 Remove Windows LUNS, igroups and volumes
  • Lab 5-2 Login to the vSphere client and explore the default configuration
  • Lab 5-3 Install NetApp virtual storage console
  • Lab 5-4 Log in to the vCenter and configure a datastore
  • Lab 5-5 Explore the virtual storage console
  • Lab 6-1 Configure FC services on storage system
  • Lab 6-2 Configure FC HBAs on ESXI
  • Lab 6-3 Aliasing WWPNs
  • Lab 7-1 Configure iSCSI on Storage System
  • Lab 7-2 Configure the virtual IP infrastructure on ESXI
  • Lab 7-3 Configure iSCSI on ESXI
  • Lab 7-4 Confirm iSCSI sessions on the storage system
  • Lab 8-1 Install NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 8-2 Create a FC LUN for a VMFS datastore using NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 8-3 Create a VMFS datastore
  • Lab 8-4 Create a VM within a VMFS datastore
  • Lab 8-5 Create a VMFS datastore using virtual storage console
  • Lab 8-6 Create a VM within a VMFS datastore
  • Lab 8-7 Create a FC LUN for an RDM datastore using OnCommand System Manager
  • Lab 8-8 Create a VM with a RDM datastore
  • Lab 8-9 Create an iSCSI LUN for an RDM datastore using OnCommand System Manager
  • Lab 8-10 Create a VM with a RDM datastore 
  • Lab 9-1 Remove ESX LUNs, igroup and volumes
  • Lab 10-1 Verify your Linux configuration
  • Lab 10-2 Install Qlogic SANsurfer for your Linux system
  • Lab 10-3 Install the NetApp Linux Host Utilities on your Linux System
  • Lab 10-4 Investigate initial FC Switch configuration and create zoning
  • Lab 10-5 Verify high availability and FC configuration on a high availability storage system
  • Lab 10-6 Verify FC connectivity
  • Lab 10-7 Provide alias for WWPNs
  • Lab 11-1 Configure the iSCSI software initiator on Linux 
  • Lab 11-2 Confirm the iSCSI sessions on the storage system
  • Lab 12-1 Create an FC-attached LUN for Linux
  • Lab 12-2 Discover an FC-attached LUN from Linux
  • Lab 12-3 Enable Linux native multipathing
  • Lab 12-4 Create iSCSI-attached LUNs for Linux
  • Lab 12-5 Discover iSCSI-attached LUNs from Linux
  • Lab 12-6 Prepare an individual LUN and mount it on Linux
  • Lab 12-7 Configure an LVM2 logical volume
  • Lab 13-1 Create an iSCSI-attached LUN on a NetApp high availability storage system
  • Lab 13-2 Configure an iSCSI-attached LUN on Linux
  • Lab 13-3 Create a Snapshot copy of a LUN
  • Lab 13-4 Observe the effects of writing to a LUN
  • Lab 13-5 Observe the effects of deleting from a LUN
  • Lab 13-6 Observe the effects of overwriting to a LUN
  • Lab 13-7 Observe the effects of setting Snapshot automatic deletion policy
  • Lab 14-1 Clone a LUN for Linux
  • Lab 14-2 Remove a LUN with Linux

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