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NetApp Portfolio: Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations (SANARCH)

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Module 1: NetApp SAN Architectures

Lecture Length: 60 minutes
Exercise Length: 30 minutes
Module Objective #1: Explain the difference between SAN and NAS
Module Objective #2: Describe how SCSI protocols are used within SAN
Module Objective #3: List the SAN supported procucts in the NetApp portfolio

Module Topics:

The NetApp Portfolio

  • Platforms
  • Hardware Universe (HWU)
  • Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT)

NAS and SAN Protocols

  • NAS and SAN
  • Protocols used by NetApp
  • SCSI

SAN Terms

  • Basic terms (Host=Initiator, Storage=Target, LUN)
  • Adapters (Initiator and Target)

FC SAN

  • Nodes (WWNN)
  • Ports (WWPN)

IP SAN

  • Nodes (IQN)
  • Ports (portal groups)

Connectivity

  • Direct
  • Switched
  • Considerations (Ethernet network, fabric)
  • FC Zoning

Multipath I/O

  • ALUA
  • Path Selection
  • Failver considerations

NetApp Hybrid SAN Portfolio

  • FAS with Data ONTAP
  • E-Series with SANtricity
  • Hybrid Flash Technologies

NetApp All-Flash SAN Portfolio

  • AFF with Data ONTAP
  • EF-Series with SANtricity
  • FlashRay with Mars

Exercise – Using the Interoperability Matrix Tool ( IMT)
Knowledge Check 

Module 2: NetApp Storage Architectures

Total Lecture Length: 60 minutes
Total Exercise Length: 10 minutes
Module Objective #1: Describe storage architectures for Data ONTAP, SANtricity, and Mars operating systems
Module Objective #2: Describe the Data ONTAP, SANtricity, and Mars operating system design points that are optimized for differing data workloads
Module Objective #3: List the management and data protection software available for Data ONTAP, SANtricity, and Mars operating systems

Module Topics:

Storage Architecture

  • Data ONTAP
    • Storage Architecture Stack (disks > RAID groups > aggregates > FlexVol volumes > LUNs)
    • Aggregate: pool on RAID
    • Unified Storage Architecture (dynamic)
    • RAID Levels: RAID-DP and RAID-4
  • SANtricity
    • Traditional RAID
      • Storage Architecture Stack (disks > volume groups > volumes/LUNs)
      • Storage Architecture (static)
      • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 10, 5, 6 (also 3)
    • Dynamic Disk Pools
      • Storage Architecture Stack (disks > DDP > volumes/LUNs)
      • DDP: RAID in the pool
      • Storage Architecture (dynamic)
      • DDP key concepts (D-Stripes, D-Pieces, volumes, reconstruction)
    • Traditional RAID vs DDP
  • Mars OS
    • Storage Architecture Stack (disks > extent store > LUNs)
    • Extent store: RAID in the pool
    • Storage Architecture (dynamic)

Performance

  • What is performance?
    • IOPS
    • Throughput
  • Data ONTAP
  • SANtricity
  • Mars

Management Software

  • Data ONTAP: CLI, OnCommand Suite, AutoSupport
  • SANtricity: SMcli, SANtricity Storage Manager, AutoSupport
  • Mars: CLI, FlashRay System Manger

Data Protection

  • What is Data Protection?
  • Data Protection Solutions
  • Protecting SAN data

Exercise – Login to the lab environment
Knowledge Check

Module 3: FAS SANs

Lecture Length: 60 minutes
Exercise Length: 0 minutes
Module Objective #1: Describe the FAS configurations and architecture
Module Objective #2: Discuss failover and giveback in FAS SAN environment
Module Objective #3: Discuss SAN software and tools
Module Objective #4: Describe ONTAP Features
Module Objective #5: Briefly describe data protection and disaster recovery features

Module Topics:

FAS Architecture:

  • Configurations: Single-node, Multi-node, Metrocluster for Clusters
  • WAFL
  • Data Access

FAS failover and giveback

  • Path Failure
  • Node Failure
  • Giveback
  • Path change (LUN Mobility)

SAN software and tools

  • OnCommand Software Suite
  • Host Utilities
  • Data ONTAP DSM
  • SnapDrive and Snap Manager

Data ONTAP Features

  • Thin Provisioning
  • Deduplication
  • Compression
  • LUN Mobility

Data Protection and Disaster Recover software

  • Snapshot Technologies
  • SnapVault
  • SnapMirror
  • FlexClone

Knowledge Check

Module 4: FAS SAN Implementation Overview

Module Length: 45 minutes
Exercise Length: 60 minutes
Module Objective #1: Describe the configuration steps to configure a FAS SAN
Module Objective #2: Install the Data ONTAP simulator

Module Topics:

Describe steps to implement SAN for Data ONTAP (both clustered ONTAP and 7-Mode)

  • Licensing or verifying the protocol
  • Creating or designating a data aggregate
  • Creating or designating a storage virtual machine (SVM)
  • Creating, configuring, or designating ports and logical interfaces (LIFs)
    • Broadcast domain and subnet review
  • Configure the fabric (if applicable)
    • zoning
  • Creating or designating a data volume
  • Creating a LUN
    • Recommended Volume and LUN configurations
  • Creating or designating an initiator group (igroup)
  • Mapping the LUN to an igroup
    • SLM
  • Finding the LUN on the host and preparing the disk

Data ONTAP Simulator

  • Installing
  • Capabilities and Limitations

Exercise (Windows 2012 R2, two-node cluster, iSCSI)
Knowledge Check

Module 5: SANtricity SANs

Module Length: 60 minutes
Exercise Length: 0 minutes
Module Objective #1: Briefly describe the E-Series configurations and architecture
Module Objective #2: Discuss failover and giveback in E-Series SAN environment
Module Objective #3: Discuss SAN software and tools
Module Objective #4: Describe SANtricity Features
Module Objective #5: Briefly describe data protection and disaster recovery software

Module Topics:

E-Series architecture and configurations

  • Simplex and Duplex Configuration
  • Host and drive side
  • Use of disks
  • Volumes and LUNs
  • Host and drive side write and read request
  • Active/Active on host side with LVM
  • Scale capacity

Failover and Failback

  • Multipath Drivers (RDAC/TPGS/ALUA)
  • Explicit and Implicit failover modes
  • Alternate controller detection
  • Failback

SAN software and tools

  • SANtricity Storage Manager and components
    • SANtricity DSM
  • Application Integration
  • Provider, APIs and Utilities
    • Host Utilities

SANtricity Features

  • Thin privisioning
  • SSD Cache

Protection Features

  • Data Assurance
  • Encrypted Drives
  • Snapshot Copy
  • Volume Copy
  • Remote Mirroring

Knowledge Check

Module 6: SANtricity Implementation Overview

Module Length: 45 minutes
Exercise Length: 60 minutes
Module Objective #1: Describe the configuration steps to configure a E-Series SAN
Module Objective #2: Install the SANtricity simulator

Module Topics:

Configuring an Array Overview

  • Licensing premium features (if applicable)
  • Configuring interfaces
    • Onboard and HICs
  • Configure the fabric (if applicable)
    • FC Zoning
  • Creating or designating a disk pool or volume group (VG)
  • Creating a volume
    • Peferred Controller
  • Creating storage partitions
    • Hosts and Host Groups
  • Mapping the volume to a host or host group
  • Discovering the LUN on the attached host

Simulator

  • Installing
  • Capabilities and Limitations

Exercise with SANtricity simulator
Knowledge Check

Module 7: FlashRay with Mars “Preview”

Total Lecture Length: 30 minutes
Total Exercise Length: 0 minutes
Module Objective #1: Briefly describe the FlashRay configurations and architecture
Module Objective #2: Describe Mars Features
Module Objective #3: Describe the configuration steps to configure a FlashRay SAN

Module Topics:

FlashRay architecture and configurations

  • Single node
  • 16-Gb FC
  • Service Disk – PCIe Slot 1

FlashRay Software
Mars Features

  • Thin Provisioning
  • Inline Deduplication
  • Inline Compression

Configuring an Array Overview

  • Configure the fabric (if applicable)
    • FC Zoning
  • Create a LUN
  • Creating or designating an initiator group (igroup)
  • Mapping the LUN to an igroup
  • Discovering the LUN on the attached host

Exercise – case study or simulator if available
Knowledge Check

Module 9: NetApp SAN Solutions

Module Length: 30 minutes
Exercise Length: 60 minutes
Module Objective #1: Describe target workloads for FAS, E-Series, EF-Series and FlashRay SANs
Module Objective #2: Discuss Positioning information for FAS, E-Series, EF-Series and FlashRay SANs
Module Objective #3: Describe basic sizing tools
Module Objective #4: Explain basic data migration and tools available for SAN environments

Module Topics:

The NetApp Portfolio

  • Positioning
    • FAS/Clustered Data ONTAP
    • E-Series/SANtricity
    • Flash Arrays: AFF, EF-Series, FlashRay
  • Differenciating
    • Data ONTAP vs E-Series
    • E-Series vs Flash
  • Use Cases
    • FAS/Data ONTAP
    • E-Series/SANtricity
    • Flash
  • Customer Requirements
  • When To Deploy

Sizing

  • SPM information
  • E-Series Power/Cooling Calculator
  • Flashray?

Data Migration Considerations

  • Terms and workflow
  • Homogeneous (7-mode to cDOT 8.3)
    • 7MTT
  • Heterogenous (3rd-party or E-Series to cDOT 8.3)
    • Appliance-based (FLI and DTA2800)
    • Host-based

Exercise – Case Study
Knowledge Check

Appendix A: V-Series and FlexArray SANs

NOTE: Combines V-Series modules for Architecting SAN
Module Objective #1: Describe the V-Series and FlexArray Virtualization Software solutions
Module Objective #2: List the supported arrays and topologies
Module Objective #3: Describe the NetApp recommended best practices for fabric and array maintenance
Module Objective #4: Discuss deployment strategies for V-Series and FlexArray

Module Topics:

V-Series Overview

  • Unified Multivendor Storage
  • Benefits
  • Supported Arrays

Storage Arrays

  • Components
  • Array Types
  • Topologies

V-Series and E-Series
V-Series Pre-Installation Planning
V-Series Deployment
Knowledge Check

Appendix B: Data Migration for SAN

Module Objective #1: Describe 7-mode to cDOT SAN migrations
Module Objective #2: Describe Foreign LUN Import feature

Module Topics:

  • 7-mode to clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 Data Migration
    • 7MTT 2.0
  • Foreign LUN Import (FLI) in clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
    • Supported arrays
    • Offline migration
    • Online migration (future)

Knowledge Check

 

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