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Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP (NASPAD)

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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 [/list]

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

Appendix B: Auditing

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

Module 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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

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
  • Install NetApp PowerShell Toolkit and configure for use
  • Create a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) and configure it for SMB access
  • Create an SMB share, connect to the share from your Windows client, and manage SMB sessions
  • Create a domain user, restrict share-level permissions
  • Create a local user group and give share-level permissions
  • Create a multiprotocol configuration and enable a root Linux user to be mapped to the Windows domain administrator
  • Configure home directories and symbolic links on the SVM
  • Identify the exercise environment
  • Log in to the exercise environment
  • Add a cluster to OnCommand System Manager
  • Configure SNMP public community name
  • Identify clustered Data ONTAP components
  • Set the clustered Data ONTAP command line system timeout value (optional)
  • Examine the statistics catalog commands
  • Examine the statistics start and statistics show commands
  • Defining workload characteristics
  • Perform initial health checks on the cluster
  • Baseline performance monitoring from the cluster shell
  • Performance monitoring from the cluster shell
  • Unlock diag userid
  • Using the performance and statistics collector (Perfstat)
  • Reactively limit thoughput to a workload by associating the workload with QoS policy group
  • Proactively monitor workload performance by associating a workload with a QoS policy group
  • Isolate a tenant workload by associating the workload with a QoS policy group
 

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