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Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP (IMPVMVS)

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Module 1 vSphere Storage
  • Explain how VMware vSphere is a virtualization platform
  • Describe the datastore categories and their applications
  • Explain why the Data ONTAP operating system is the ideal storage platform for VMware
  • Set up a two-node storage system that runs Clustered Data ONTAP
Module 2 vSphere FC Connectivity
  • Configure and verify FC connectivity in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Configure and verify FC connectivity in vSphere
  • Configure LUN access in the Data ONTAP operating system
Module 3 vSphere iSCSI Connectivity
  • Discuss what to consider when you configure networks for vSphere
  • Configure and verify iSCSI connectivity in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Configure and verify iSCSI connectivity in vSphere
  • Configure LUN access in the Data ONTAP operating system
Module 4 vSphere NFS Connectivity
  • Configure and verify NFS connectivity in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Configure and verify NFS connectivity in vSphere
Module 5 vSphere Configuration
  • Describe the steps for configuring a datastore
  • Optimize datastore clusters with VMware Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (Storage DRS)
  • Explain how to migrate virtual machines (VMs)
Module 6 vSphere Optimization
  • Clone VMs by using the NetAppVirtual Storage Console (VSC)
  • Describe the reasons why virtualized disks are misaligned and the methods for correcting this problem
  • Discuss optimization techniques for VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastores
  • Discuss optimization techniques for NFS datastores
  • Identify the storage I/O control features in VMware
  • Identify the features of OnCommand Insight Assure
Module 7 vSphere Protection
  • Describe the issues that you might encounter with data protection in a virtualized environment
  • List methods to backup and restore virtual machines and datastores with NetApp storage
  • Identify the features of NetApp backup and restoration in virtualized environments
Lab Exercises

Lab 1-1 Identify the exercise environment
Lab 1-2 Log into the exercise environment
Lab 1-3 Install NetApp OnCommand System Manager
Lab 1-4 Create a cluster
Lab 1-5 Add the cluster to NetApp OnCommand System Manager
Lab 1-6 Join a node to the cluster
Lab 1-7 Install NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC)
Lab 1-8 Log in to the vCenter server using the vSphere Client
Lab 1-9 Use Virtual Storage Console to configure a vSphere server
Lab 1-10 Configure SSH access on the vSphere server
Lab 3-1 Create an aggregate for a vServer
Lab 3-2 Use NetApp OnCommand System Manager to create a vServer for iSCSI
Lab 3-3 Configure the virtual IP infrastructure on ESXi
Lab 3-4 Configure iSCSI on ESXi
Lab 3-5 Confirm iSCSI sessions using the Data ONTAP operating system
Lab 4-1 Configure the NFS service on a vServer
Lab 4-2 Configure failover groups for a vServer
Lab 4-3 Enable a vServer to use the NFS VAAI plug-in
Lab 5-1 Create datastores using the VSC
Lab 5-2 Deploy the NFS VAAI plug-in using the VSC
Lab 5-3 Confirm that an NFS datastore is using the NFS VAAI plug-in
Lab 5-4 Add a VM to the datastore
Lab 5-5 Add an RDM-backed VM to the inventory list
Lab 5-6 Resize a datastore using the VSC
Lab 5-7 Destroy a datastore using the VSC
Lab 5-8 Import a VM into a datastore
Lab 6-1 Migrate a VM using VMware Storage vMotion
Lab 6-2 Clone a datastore with NetApp Flexclone software
Lab 6-3 Align a virtual disk partition using online migration
Lab 6-4 Align a virtual disk partition using offline migration
Lab 6-5 Clone a datastore with NetApp Rapid Cloning technology
Lab 6-6 Verify deduplication on a datastore
Lab 7-1 Use VSC to create a backup job for a datastore
Lab 7-2 Use the VSC to restore a VM
Lab 7-3 Use the VSC CLI to back up and restore a VM
Lab 7-4 Install the Snap Creator Framework
Lab 7-5 Use the Snap Creator Framework to configure vSphere backup policies
Lab 7-6 Use the Snap Creator Framework to back up and recover jobs

 

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