Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training (NASPAD)

Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training (NASPAD)

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Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training course with Hands-on Labs – NetApp Training Units: 60 NTU

This Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training course is a combination of ONTAP NFS Administration (NFSAD), SMB (CIFS), and performance analysis courses into a single, in-depth one-week course.

The Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training course provides the knowledge and skills that you need to administer SMB version 1.x to 3.x and NFS versions 3, 4, and 4.1 in a clustered Data ONTAP® operating system. You also learn the knowledge and skills that you need to collect and analyze system performance data from NetApp storage systems that are running ONTAP 9.

Duration: 5 days

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Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training (NASPAD) course:

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

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training (NASPAD) course are as follows:

• ONTAP 9.3 Cluster Administration and Data Protection Bundle (CDOTDP9)
• Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2012
• Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory
• Familiarity with UNIX and Linux operating systems

Objectives:

Upon completing this Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Define and describe NFS protocol versions
• Configure clustered ONTAP 9 for NFSv3,NFSv4,and NFSv4.1 with parallel NFS (pNFS)
• Configure Kerberos in a Linux and NetApp ONTAP 9 environment using Windows Active Directory authentication
• Discuss performance management and troubleshooting for NetApp storage systems and clients
• Explain the CIFS and SMB protocol
• Demonstrate the Windows PowerShell CLI
• Configure SMB features using ONTAP 9 software
• Create and manage SMB shares and sessions
• Secure SMB sessions
• Configure ONTAP for multiprotocol data access
• Discuss SMB advanced topics, such as opportunistic locks (oplocks), BranchCache, auditing, group policy, automatic home shares, symbolic links (symlinks), and widelinks
• Understand how a storage system running ONTAP 9 functions
• Identify the commands and tools to use to collect and monitor storage system performance
• Interpret performance data and identify hindrances to storage system performance
• Use system commands and features to enhance storage system performance and efficiency

Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: NFS Overview

Data fabric layers
NFS
NFS protocol versions
NFSv2 and NFSv3
Ancillary protocols
NFSv4
ONTAP 9 NFS enhancements
ONTAP 9 configuration
SVM with Infinite Volume

Module 2: NFS Version 3

Capabilities
Features
Client support
NFSv3 implementation
NFSv3 export policy
Export policies and volumes
Access cache
Mounts
User authentication
Accounts
Auxiliary GIDs
ANON setting
UNIX permissions

Module 3: NFS Version 4

Features
NFSv4 connection
Mount process
Referrals
Delegation and usage
NFSv4 Implementation
Security
RPCSEC_GSS
Key distribution center
Kerberos authentication
Access control lists
ACE permissions
NFSv4 infrastructure
UID and GID
Snapshot directories

Module 4: NFS Version 4.1

Connection
Reliable callbacks
Sessions
Layouts
pNFS
pNFS vs. referrals
ONTAP 9 support
NFSv4.1 implementation
pNFS status

Module 5: Performance and Basic Troubleshooting

Performance management
Performance issues
Factors that affect NFS performance
RAID factors
NFS data collection
Performance and statistic collector (Perfstat)
Recommended statistics
The SIO utility
Multiprotocol
Security style interaction
UNIX user access
Storage system configuration
Linux client troubleshooting
NFS troubleshooting
Network troubleshooting
Check access command

Module 6: SMB Overview

Data fabric
Data fabric layers
CIFS and SMB protocols
NT LAN manager
Kerberos authentication
Active Directory
Workgroup environments
NetApp PowerShell toolkit

Module 7: SMB Setup

SMB implementation
Licensing CIFS
SVM for SMB access
FlexVol volumes
DNS entries for the SVM
SMB share access

Module 8: SMB Shares and Sessions

SMB share
Creating a share
Client access
SMB automatic referrals
SMB sessions
Session administration
SMB encryption
Offline folders
Offloaded data transfer

Module 9: Access Control

Share permission administration
Access-based enumeration
Dynamic access control
File blocking policies
Local users
Workgroup authentication
Multiprotocol access

Module 10: Advanced Topics

Microsoft opportunistic Lock (oplock) features
Automatic home share
Group policy object (GPO)
Symlinks
Widelinks

Module 11: BranchCache

Versions
BranchCache environment configurations
ONTAP 9 BranchCache
BranchCache installation on Windows Servers
BranchCache configuration on Windows clients

Module 12: Auditing

Auditing concepts
Terminology
ONTAP 9 auditing process
Implemtent auditing
Output file format

Module 13: How a NetApp Storage System Works

NetApp FAS system architecture
ONTAP architecture layers
Data access
NVRAM

Module 14: Performance Analysis Tools

Performance terminology
Performance guidelines and methodologies
Analysis tools and commands
Output commands
Tools for performance measurement
AutoSupport tools
Perfstat
OnCommand Insight

Module 15: OnCommand Performance Manager

Features
Dashboard
Performance troubleshooting
Events
User defined thresholds

Module 16: CPU and Memory Performance

CPU performance bottlenecks
Resolving bottlenecks
Memory performance bottlenecks
Resolving bottlenecks

Module 17: WAFL Performance

WAFL functions
Inodes
WAFL readahead
Resolving WAFL issues
Best practices

Module 18: Disk I/O Performance

Disk subsystem hardware and software
Subsystem bottlenecks
Analyzing bottlenecks with Statit
Resolving bottlenecks
RAID-DP technology

Module 19: Flash Cache and Flash Pool Performance

Virtual Storage tier
Flash pool
Flash cache
Automatic workload analyzer
Cache performance issues

Module 20: Cluster Interconnect Performance

Cluster interconnect uses
Switchless and switched configurations
Cluster interconnect bottlenecks
Bottleneck resolutions

Module 21: Storage QoS

Managing system performance with QoS
QoS policies
Reactive storage QoS
Proactive storage QoS
Monitoring commands

Module 22: NAS Performance

NAS functions
Bottlenecks
NAS protocol traffic
Monitoring NFS usage commands
Monitoring SMB usage commands
Bottleneck resolutions

Module 23: SAN Performance

SAN overview
Protocols
FCoE
iSCSI
SAN LIFs
SAN performance issues
SAN multipathing
SAN load balancing
I/O misalignment
Queue depth

Module 24: Using What You Learned

Performance overview
Performance tools
Windows monitoring and analysis
Linux monitoring and analysis
VMware monitoring and analysis
Slow application performance
Using performance manager
Best practices

Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP Training – Labs

Adding a cluster
Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv3
Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv4
Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv4.1
Configure clustered ONTAP for NFS active directory authentication
Configuring Windows for NFS active directory authentication
Configuring Linux for NFS active directory authentication
Installing NetApp PowerShell Toolkit and configure for use
Creating a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) and configure it for SMB access
Creating an SMB share, connect to the share from your Windows client, and manage SMB sessions
Creating a domain user, restrict share-level permissions
Creating a local user group and give share-level permissions
Creating a multiprotocol configuration and enable a root Linux user to be mapped to the Windows domain administrator
Configuring home directories and symbolic links on the SVM
Identifying cluster components
Analyzing performance statistics
OnCommand performance manager thresholds, events and alerts
Identifying and resolving storage controller performance issues
WAFL performance monitoring and analysis
Identifying and resolving disk I/O bottlenecks
Exploring cache performance
Cluster interconnect performance
Workload management with storage QoS
NAS performance
SAN protocol performance

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