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ONTAP MetroCluster Installation (MCCIIW)

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Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: MetroCluster Overview

  • Introduction to MetroCluster
  • MetroCluster configuration components
  • Supported hardware
  • MetroCluster Implementation steps
  • Configuration tools

Module 2: MetroCluster Cabling

  • Disk requirements
  • Fabric MetroCluster cabling overview

Module 3: Bridge and Switch Configuration

  • ATTO BibreBridge configuration
  • Brocade FC switch configuration
  • In-order-delivery (IOD)
  • out-of-order delivery (OOD)

Module 4: Cluster Configuration

  • Disk ownership configuration
  • Cluster setup

Module 5: MetroCluster Configuration

  • MetroCluster setup
  • Verification
  • Monitoring
  • SVM configuration
  • Unmirrored aggregate
  • SnapLock aggregates
  • NetApp volume encryption (NVE)

Module 6: Failure Scenarios

  • Recognize and respond to failures
  • Switchover
  • Switchback

Module 7: TieBreaker Configuration

  • TieBreaker software introduction
  • Installation
  • Configuration

Appendix A: Advanced Administration

  • Transitioning
  • Reallocating free space
  • Performance testing
  • Nondisruptive upgrade in a MetroCluster environment
  • Integrating with vSphere 6
  • Comparing features
  • Scaling out
  • Controller upgrades
  • NVRAM allocation

Appendix B: Basic MetroCluster Troubleshooting

Appendix C: Front-End FC Fabrics in a MetroCluster Environment

Appendix D: FlexPod Solution in an All Flash FAS MetroCluster Environment

  • FlexPod solution
  • MetroCluster FlexPod full-stack architecture
  • vMSC validation: failure scenarios and behavior

Appendix E: The ProLion ClusterLion Solution

  • ClusterLion: an alternative to TieBreaker

Appendix F: Brocade Network Advisor


Labs:

  • Identify the exercise environment
  • Identify a supported configuration in the IMT
  • Inspect the environment
  • Log into the exercise environment
  • Power off the controller
  • Cable SAS shelf connections
  • Cable ATTO connections
  • Cable controller FC connections
  • Cable FC-VI connections
  • Cable the switchless cluster interconnect
  • Cable cluster peering connections
  • Cable ISL between Site A FC switches and Site B FC switches
  • Assign shelf IDs
  • Use the UI to verify bridge configuration
 

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