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NetApp Portfolio - Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations

( Duration: 2 Days )

The NetApp Portfolio - Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations training course is designed for the pre-sales engineer to make an informed decision of which product in the NetApp portfolio best fits the customers needs. The storage architecture of each SAN solution within the NetApp product portfolio will be examined. These products include FAS (Data ONTAP OS), AFF (Data ONTAP OS), E-Series (SANtricity OS), EF-Series (SANtricity OS), and FlashRay (Mars OS). The course will begin with a brief overview of SAN, followed by a comparison of each of the products architecture and implementation steps, and finally how to choose the correct product for a customer’s SAN solution.

By attending NetApp Portfolio - Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations workshop, Participants will learn to:

  • Describe the SAN supported products in the NetApp portfilio: FAS (Data ONTAP OS), AFF (Data ONTAP OS), E-Series (SANtricity OS), EF-Series (SANtricity OS), and FlashRay (Mars OS)
  • Explore the storage architectures for Data ONTAP, SANtricity, Mars operating systems
  • Examine the features and basic configuration of a Data ONTAP SAN Solution
  • Examine the features and basic configuration of a SANtricity SAN Solution
  • Examine the features and basic configuration of a Mars SAN Solution
  • Describe scenarios which are better supported on Data ONTAP, SANtricity, and Mars SAN Solutions

  • Basic knowledge of Data ONTAP OS
  • Basic knowledge of SANtricity OS
  • Basic knowledge of Mars OS

  • Systems Engineer (SE), Customer

COURSE AGENDA

1

NetApp SAN Architectures

  • 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
2

NetApp Storage Architectures

  • 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
3

FAS SANs

  • 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
4

FAS SAN Implementation Overview

  • 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
5

SANtricity SANs

  • 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
6

SANtricity Implementation Overview

  • 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
7

FlashRay with Mars “Preview”

  • 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
8

NetApp SAN Solutions

  • 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

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