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IMPVMVS – Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP
3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Data Protection/Administration

Course Details

The Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP (IMPVMVS) is a three-day instructor-led course where you will learn how to protect the virtual infrastructure in SAN and NAS environments as well learning how to manage storage at the virtual-machine level.

 

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Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the VMware vSphere 6.0 virtualization solution
  • Articulate the NetApp value proposition for integrating clustered Data ONTAP with vSphere 6.0
  • Configure physical and virtual infrastructures
  • Use the clustered Data ONTAP operating system to provision virtual infrastructure
  • Create, migrate, and clone virtual machines
  • Describe the Virtual Volumes datastore-management process
  • Protect virtual infrastructure
  • Monitor and optimize virtual infrastructure
  • Describe best practice for connectivity, provisioning, data layout, and multipathing
  • Describe how deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning provide storage savings in a virtual environment

Outline

Module 1: Overview of VMware vSphere

  • VMware Hypervisor architecture
  • Datastores
  • vSphere components
  • NetApp virtualization components
  • Data storage virtual machines
  • Data LIFs

Module 2: Introduction to the Virtual Storage Console Plug-In

  • vCenter Installation components and options
  • vCenter server deployment architecture 6.0
  • Virtual Storage Console (VSC) overview
  • VSC installation
  • VMware vSphere APE for Storage Awareness (VASA) overview
  • VASA installation guidelines

Module 3: NAS (NFS) Considerations

  • VMware vSphere networking concepts
  • Clustered Data ONTAP networking
  • Networking best practices and recommendations
  • NAS (NFS) datastores
  • Export policies and best practices
  • NAS LIF best practices
  • VAAI Plug-in
  • NFSv3 and NFSv4 differences

Module 4: SAN Considerations

  • SAN storage virtualization – FC and iSCSI
  • vSphere SAN network modelling
  • ESX network design for IP storage
  • Clustered Data ONTAP SAN implementation
  • Configure FC in vSphere
  • VM Kernel pluggable storage architecture
  • Configure iSCSI in vSphere
  • iSCSI implementation
  • SAN datastores
  • Clustered Data ONTAP LUN implementation

Module 5: Configuration of vCenter and VSC

  • VSC role-based access-control
  • VSC datastore-provisioning functionality
  • Migrating virtual machines
  • vCenter converter
  • Cloning virtual machines
  • Datastores cloning
  • Virtualized environment alignment issues

Module 6: Configuration of vSphere Virtual Volumes Datastores

  • Virtual volumes framework
  • VVol advantages and concepts
  • Protocol endpoints
  • VASA provider overview and implementation
  • Virtual machine storage policies
  • VVol management
  • Data ONTAP 8.3 on-demand functionality

Module 7: Advanced Storage Technologies

  • VMFS datastore optimization: deduplication and thin-provisioning
  • VMFS optimization best practice
  • NFS datastore optimization and best practices
  • VM optimization
  • Storage QoS
  • Storage I/O control
  • VMware storage distributed resource scheduler

Module 8: vSphere Data Protection

  • Virtual machine backup and restore
  • SnapMirror disaster recovery for virtual machines
  • VMware vCenter Site recovery manager
  • SnapCenter integration
  • Snap creator framework
  • MetroCluster

Module 9: Virtualization management in cloud environments

  • NetApp Alta Vault cloud-integrated storage
  • OnCommand WFA 3.0
  • OnCommand Shift overview
  • OnCommand Shift deployment

Labs:

  • Create a vSphere datacenter
  • Add ESXi hosts to the datacenter
  • Install VSC on a Windows Server
  • Deploy the NetApp VASA Provider in an ESXi host
  • Register the NetApp VASA Provider with VSC
  • Set virtual machine (VM) start-up and shutdown options for the NetApp VASA Provider
  • Create a virtual machine (VM) kernel port group in vSphere for IP storage access
  • Configure a storage virtual machine (SVM) to support ESXi host datastores
  • Configure the iSCSI service on a storage virtual machine (SVM)
  • Create two virtual machines (VM) kernel port groups in vSphere, for iSCSI storage access
  • Configure iSCSI on an ESXi host
  • Use the NetApp Virtual Storage Console software client plug-in (VSC) to provision storage for a SAN Datastore
  • Add a virtual machine (VM) to a datastore
  • Use VSC to resize a datastore
  • Import a VM into a datastore
  • Create Storage Capability Profiles (SCPs)
  • Use the datastore provisioning wizard to create a NAS-backed Virtual Volumes datastore
  • Use the datastore provisioning wizard to create a SAN-backed Virtual Volumes datastore
  • Verify deduplication on a datastore
  • Isolate a virtual machine (VM) workload (LUN) by associating the workload with a Storage QoS policy group
  • Isolate a virtual machine (VM) workload (.vmdk file) by associating the workload with a Storage QoS policy group
  • Use VSC to create a backup job for a datastore
  • Use VSC to restore a VM
  • Delete a backup
  • Configure OnCommand Shift server
  • Migrate a VM from vSphere to Hyper-V
  • Migrate a VM from Hyper-V to vSphere
  • (Optional) Install and configure OnCommand Shift

Target Audience

  • NetApp Employees
  • Channel Partners
  • Customers

Prerequisites

Before attending this VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP course, you must have the following training or equivalent knowledge: