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NASPAD – Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP

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Duration
5 Days
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This Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP (NASPAD) course combines ONTAP SMB Administration (CIFSAD), ONTAP NFS Administration (NFSAD) and Performance Analysis on Clustered Data ONTAP (PERFCDOT) topics into a single, in-depth one-week course. It provides the knowledge and skills that you need to administer SMB version 1.x to 3.x and NFS versions 3, 4, and 4.1 in an ONTAP Data Management operating system. In this course, you will learn the skills you need to collect and analyze performance data from NetApp storage systems.   See other courses available

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

  • Define and describe NFS protocol versions
  • Configure clustered ONTAP 9 for NFSv3, NFSv4 and NFSv4.1 with parallel NFS (pNFS)
  • Configure Kerberos in a Linux and NetApp ONTAP 9 environment using Windows Active Directory authentication
  • Discuss performance management and troubleshooting for NetApp storage systems and clients
  • Explain the CIFS and SMB protocol
  • Demonstrate the Windows PowerShell CLI
  • Configure SMB features using ONTAP 9 software
  • Create and manage SMB shares and sessions
  • Secure SMB sessions
  • Configure ONTAP for multiprotocol data access
  • Discuss SMB advanced topics, such as opportunistic locks (oplocks), BranchCache, auditing, group policy, automatic home shares, symbolic links (symlinks), and wide links
  • Describe how data flows through the network and protocol layers of clustered Data ONTAP
  • Define performance-related terms and describe basic methodologies
  • Identify the methods that can be used to monitor and analyze storage system performance
  • Explain how methods and tools can be used to collect performance data
  • Use command output to analyze system performance
  • Use command output from case studies to identify performance bottlenecks
  • Implement configuration for recommended practices for resiliency and performance
  • Locate resources and information that help you maximize system performance

Module 1: NFS Overview

  • Data fabric layers
  • NFS
  • NFS protocol versions
    • NFSv2 and NFSv3
    • Ancillary protocols
    • NFSv4
  • ONTAP 9 NFS enhancements
  • ONTAP 9 configuration
  • SVM with Infinite Volume

Module 2: NFS Version 3

  • Capabilities
  • Features
  • Client support
  • NFSv3 implementation
  • NFSv3 export policy
  • Export policies and volumes
  • Access cache
  • Mounts
  • User authentication
  • Accounts
  • Auxiliary GIDs
  • ANON setting
  • UNIX permissions

Module 3: NFS Version 4

  • Features
  • NFSv4 connection
  • Mount process
  • Referrals
  • Delegation and usage
  • NFSv4 Implementation
  • Security
    • RPCSEC_GSS
    • Key distribution center
    • Kerberos authentication
    • Access control lists
    • ACE permissions
  • NFSv4 infrastructure
  • UID and GID
  • Snapshot directories

Module 4: NFS Version 4.1

  • Connection
  • Reliable callbacks
  • Sessions
  • Layouts
  • pNFS
  • pNFS vs. referrals
  • ONTAP 9 support
  • NFSv4.1 implementation
  • pNFS status

Module 5: Performance and Basic Troubleshooting

  • Performance management
  • Performance issues
  • Factors that affect NFS performance
  • RAID factors
  • NFS data collection
  • Performance and statistic collector (Perfstat)
  • Recommended statistics
  • The SIO utility
  • Multiprotocol
  • Security style interaction
  • UNIX user access
  • Storage system configuration
  • Linux client troubleshooting
  • NFS troubleshooting
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Check access command

Module 6: SMB Overview

  • Data fabric
  • Data fabric layers
  • CIFS and SMB protocols
  • NT LAN manager
  • Kerberos authentication
  • Active Directory
  • Workgroup environments
  • NetApp PowerShell toolkit

Module 7: SMB Setup

  • SMB implementation
  • Licensing CIFS
  • SVM for SMB access
  • FlexVol volumes
  • DNS entries for the SVM
  • SMB share access

Module 8: SMB Shares and Sessions

  • SMB share
  • Creating a share
  • Client access
  • SMB automatic referrals
  • SMB sessions
  • Session administration
  • SMB encryption
  • Offline folders
  • Offloaded data transfer

Module 9: Access Control

  • Share permission administration
  • Access-based enumeration
  • Dynamic access control
  • File blocking policies
  • Local users
  • Workgroup authentication
  • Multiprotocol access

Module 10: Advanced Topics

  • Microsoft opportunistic Lock (oplock) features
  • Automatic home share
  • Group policy object (GPO)
  • Symlinks
  • Widelinks

Module 11: BranchCache

  • Versions
  • BranchCache environment configurations
  • ONTAP 9 BranchCache
  • BranchCache installation on Windows Servers
  • BranchCache configuration on Windows clients

Appendix B: Auditing

  • Auditing concepts
  • Terminology
  • ONTAP 9 auditing process
  • Implemtent auditing
  • Output file format

Module 11: How a NetApp Storage System Works

  • Storage system architecture
  • Clustered Data ONTAP data access
  • Write data access
  • NVRAM and CPs
  • RAID
    • Value
    • Storage resiliency features

Module 12: Performance Overview

  • Basic terminology
  • Workload characteristics
  • Little’s law
  • Storage system components
    • Controller
    • Disk shelf
    • Client
  • Performance guidelines
  • Monitoring methodology
  • Troubleshooting pitfalls

Module 13: Clustered Storage System Workloads and Bottlenecks

  • Counters
  • Statistics
    • Catalog
    • Start
    • Show
    • Show-periodic
  • Workload characteristics measurements
  • Analyzing characteristics data
  • Bottlenecks

Module 14: Cluster Performance Monitoring and Analysis

  • Health check commands
  • Storage failover health
  • Baseline monitoring commands
  • Baseline perfromance monitoring
  • Analyzing storage system bottlenecks
  • Analyzing key storage controller resources
  • Aggregate free space
  • CPU and memory headroom
  • Performance and statistics collector
  • Perfstat download
  • AutoSupport support tool
  • Workload generators
  • Simulated I/O tool

Module 15: OnCommand Management Tools

  • Performance tools categories
  • OnCommand Insight perform
    • Best practices
    • Metrics
    • Arrays
    • Analyzing tools
  • OnCommand Balance
    • Features
    • Dashboard
    • Alerts

Module 16: Storage QoS

  • Definition
  • Workloads
  • Storage objects
  • Policy groups
  • When to use
  • Reactive workload throttling
  • Tenant isolation
  • Monitoring commands
  • Design considerations

Module 17: Summary

Supplemental Modules

Module 18: More command Line Monitoring

  • CPU troubleshooting
    • CPU utilization
    • Processor domains
    • Bottleneck types
    • Measure utilization
  • Using QoS to monitor cluster performance
    • QoS rules
    • Statistics commands
  • Flash Pool Monitoring
  • Flash Pool workload prioritization
    • CLI read and write policies
    • GUI read and write policies
  • Flash cache monitoring
  • Flash cache prioritization
  • San queue depth
    • Calculating depth
    • Configuration – Microsoft SQL, Oracle, MS Exchange, VMware
    • Monitoring depth

Module 19: OnCommand System Manager, OnCommand Unified Manager, OnCommand Performance Manager, Harvest

  • OnCommand System Manager
    • OCSM 9.1 cluster dashboard
    • SVM dashboard
    • OCSM 9.x predictable performance
      • Performance monitoring
  • Unified Manager 7.1 integration with performance manager 7.1
    • Simplified operations management
    • Unified Manager 7.0 new features
    • Unified Manager 7.1 new features
  • Performance Manager (OPM)
    • OPM 7.0 – Overview of features
    • Performance capacity metric
      • Latency vs. utilization
      • Capacity used and optimal point
      • Use cases
    • OPM 7.0 failover planning for ONTAP 9
    • Events and thresholds
    • OPM 7.1 features
      • FlexGroup in ONTAP 9.1
  • NetApp harvest
    • Overview
    • Appliance configuration
    • Appliance dashboards

Module 20: Basic Monitoring and Preventative Maintenance

  • Alert configuration
  • Monitoring tasks
  • Performance workflow
  • Network testing
    • Latency
    • NFS read/write size
    • iSCSI TCP read/write size
    • CIFS multiplex settings
    • FC adapter port speed
  • Disk response times
  • Cluster object statistics

Module 21: ONTAP Cloud for AWS – Performance Factors

  • ONTAP Cloud performance issues
  • Compute and network factor
  • Cloud Sizing exercise
  • AWS EBS volumes
    • “Disk” factor

Labs

  • Adding a cluster
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv3
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv4
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv4.1
  • Configure clustered ONTAP for NFS active directory authentication
  • Configuring Windows for NFS active directory authentication
  • Configuring Linux for NFS active directory authentication
  • Install NetApp PowerShell Toolkit and configure for use
  • Create a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) and configure it for SMB access
  • Create an SMB share, connect to the share from your Windows client, and manage SMB sessions
  • Create a domain user, restrict share-level permissions
  • Create a local user group and give share-level permissions
  • Create a multiprotocol configuration and enable a root Linux user to be mapped to the Windows domain administrator
  • Configure home directories and symbolic links on the SVM
  • Identify the exercise environment
  • Log in to the exercise environment
  • Add a cluster to OnCommand System Manager
  • Configure SNMP public community name
  • Identify clustered Data ONTAP components
  • Set the clustered Data ONTAP command line system timeout value (optional)
  • Examine the statistics catalog commands
  • Examine the statistics start and statistics show commands
  • Defining workload characteristics
  • Perform initial health checks on the cluster
  • Baseline performance monitoring from the cluster shell
  • Performance monitoring from the cluster shell
  • Unlock diag userid
  • Using the performance and statistics collector (Perfstat)
  • Reactively limit thoughput to a workload by associating the workload with QoS policy group
  • Proactively monitor workload performance by associating a workload with a QoS policy group
  • Isolate a tenant workload by associating the workload with a QoS policy group

Professionals who manage NetApp storage systems and need a deeper understanding of protocols and performance in a clustered Data ONTAP environment.

The courses below are recommended before attending the Manage NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP class:

This Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP (NASPAD) course combines ONTAP SMB Administration (CIFSAD), ONTAP NFS Administration (NFSAD) and Performance Analysis on Clustered Data ONTAP (PERFCDOT) topics into a single, in-depth one-week course. It provides the knowledge and skills that you need to administer SMB version 1.x to 3.x and NFS versions 3, 4, and 4.1 in an ONTAP Data Management operating system. In this course, you will learn the skills you need to collect and analyze performance data from NetApp storage systems.   See other courses available

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

  • Define and describe NFS protocol versions
  • Configure clustered ONTAP 9 for NFSv3, NFSv4 and NFSv4.1 with parallel NFS (pNFS)
  • Configure Kerberos in a Linux and NetApp ONTAP 9 environment using Windows Active Directory authentication
  • Discuss performance management and troubleshooting for NetApp storage systems and clients
  • Explain the CIFS and SMB protocol
  • Demonstrate the Windows PowerShell CLI
  • Configure SMB features using ONTAP 9 software
  • Create and manage SMB shares and sessions
  • Secure SMB sessions
  • Configure ONTAP for multiprotocol data access
  • Discuss SMB advanced topics, such as opportunistic locks (oplocks), BranchCache, auditing, group policy, automatic home shares, symbolic links (symlinks), and wide links
  • Describe how data flows through the network and protocol layers of clustered Data ONTAP
  • Define performance-related terms and describe basic methodologies
  • Identify the methods that can be used to monitor and analyze storage system performance
  • Explain how methods and tools can be used to collect performance data
  • Use command output to analyze system performance
  • Use command output from case studies to identify performance bottlenecks
  • Implement configuration for recommended practices for resiliency and performance
  • Locate resources and information that help you maximize system performance

Module 1: NFS Overview

  • Data fabric layers
  • NFS
  • NFS protocol versions
    • NFSv2 and NFSv3
    • Ancillary protocols
    • NFSv4
  • ONTAP 9 NFS enhancements
  • ONTAP 9 configuration
  • SVM with Infinite Volume

Module 2: NFS Version 3

  • Capabilities
  • Features
  • Client support
  • NFSv3 implementation
  • NFSv3 export policy
  • Export policies and volumes
  • Access cache
  • Mounts
  • User authentication
  • Accounts
  • Auxiliary GIDs
  • ANON setting
  • UNIX permissions

Module 3: NFS Version 4

  • Features
  • NFSv4 connection
  • Mount process
  • Referrals
  • Delegation and usage
  • NFSv4 Implementation
  • Security
    • RPCSEC_GSS
    • Key distribution center
    • Kerberos authentication
    • Access control lists
    • ACE permissions
  • NFSv4 infrastructure
  • UID and GID
  • Snapshot directories

Module 4: NFS Version 4.1

  • Connection
  • Reliable callbacks
  • Sessions
  • Layouts
  • pNFS
  • pNFS vs. referrals
  • ONTAP 9 support
  • NFSv4.1 implementation
  • pNFS status

Module 5: Performance and Basic Troubleshooting

  • Performance management
  • Performance issues
  • Factors that affect NFS performance
  • RAID factors
  • NFS data collection
  • Performance and statistic collector (Perfstat)
  • Recommended statistics
  • The SIO utility
  • Multiprotocol
  • Security style interaction
  • UNIX user access
  • Storage system configuration
  • Linux client troubleshooting
  • NFS troubleshooting
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Check access command

Module 6: SMB Overview

  • Data fabric
  • Data fabric layers
  • CIFS and SMB protocols
  • NT LAN manager
  • Kerberos authentication
  • Active Directory
  • Workgroup environments
  • NetApp PowerShell toolkit

Module 7: SMB Setup

  • SMB implementation
  • Licensing CIFS
  • SVM for SMB access
  • FlexVol volumes
  • DNS entries for the SVM
  • SMB share access

Module 8: SMB Shares and Sessions

  • SMB share
  • Creating a share
  • Client access
  • SMB automatic referrals
  • SMB sessions
  • Session administration
  • SMB encryption
  • Offline folders
  • Offloaded data transfer

Module 9: Access Control

  • Share permission administration
  • Access-based enumeration
  • Dynamic access control
  • File blocking policies
  • Local users
  • Workgroup authentication
  • Multiprotocol access

Module 10: Advanced Topics

  • Microsoft opportunistic Lock (oplock) features
  • Automatic home share
  • Group policy object (GPO)
  • Symlinks
  • Widelinks

Module 11: BranchCache

  • Versions
  • BranchCache environment configurations
  • ONTAP 9 BranchCache
  • BranchCache installation on Windows Servers
  • BranchCache configuration on Windows clients

Appendix B: Auditing

  • Auditing concepts
  • Terminology
  • ONTAP 9 auditing process
  • Implemtent auditing
  • Output file format

Module 11: How a NetApp Storage System Works

  • Storage system architecture
  • Clustered Data ONTAP data access
  • Write data access
  • NVRAM and CPs
  • RAID
    • Value
    • Storage resiliency features

Module 12: Performance Overview

  • Basic terminology
  • Workload characteristics
  • Little’s law
  • Storage system components
    • Controller
    • Disk shelf
    • Client
  • Performance guidelines
  • Monitoring methodology
  • Troubleshooting pitfalls

Module 13: Clustered Storage System Workloads and Bottlenecks

  • Counters
  • Statistics
    • Catalog
    • Start
    • Show
    • Show-periodic
  • Workload characteristics measurements
  • Analyzing characteristics data
  • Bottlenecks

Module 14: Cluster Performance Monitoring and Analysis

  • Health check commands
  • Storage failover health
  • Baseline monitoring commands
  • Baseline perfromance monitoring
  • Analyzing storage system bottlenecks
  • Analyzing key storage controller resources
  • Aggregate free space
  • CPU and memory headroom
  • Performance and statistics collector
  • Perfstat download
  • AutoSupport support tool
  • Workload generators
  • Simulated I/O tool

Module 15: OnCommand Management Tools

  • Performance tools categories
  • OnCommand Insight perform
    • Best practices
    • Metrics
    • Arrays
    • Analyzing tools
  • OnCommand Balance
    • Features
    • Dashboard
    • Alerts

Module 16: Storage QoS

  • Definition
  • Workloads
  • Storage objects
  • Policy groups
  • When to use
  • Reactive workload throttling
  • Tenant isolation
  • Monitoring commands
  • Design considerations

Module 17: Summary

Supplemental Modules

Module 18: More command Line Monitoring

  • CPU troubleshooting
    • CPU utilization
    • Processor domains
    • Bottleneck types
    • Measure utilization
  • Using QoS to monitor cluster performance
    • QoS rules
    • Statistics commands
  • Flash Pool Monitoring
  • Flash Pool workload prioritization
    • CLI read and write policies
    • GUI read and write policies
  • Flash cache monitoring
  • Flash cache prioritization
  • San queue depth
    • Calculating depth
    • Configuration – Microsoft SQL, Oracle, MS Exchange, VMware
    • Monitoring depth

Module 19: OnCommand System Manager, OnCommand Unified Manager, OnCommand Performance Manager, Harvest

  • OnCommand System Manager
    • OCSM 9.1 cluster dashboard
    • SVM dashboard
    • OCSM 9.x predictable performance
      • Performance monitoring
  • Unified Manager 7.1 integration with performance manager 7.1
    • Simplified operations management
    • Unified Manager 7.0 new features
    • Unified Manager 7.1 new features
  • Performance Manager (OPM)
    • OPM 7.0 – Overview of features
    • Performance capacity metric
      • Latency vs. utilization
      • Capacity used and optimal point
      • Use cases
    • OPM 7.0 failover planning for ONTAP 9
    • Events and thresholds
    • OPM 7.1 features
      • FlexGroup in ONTAP 9.1
  • NetApp harvest
    • Overview
    • Appliance configuration
    • Appliance dashboards

Module 20: Basic Monitoring and Preventative Maintenance

  • Alert configuration
  • Monitoring tasks
  • Performance workflow
  • Network testing
    • Latency
    • NFS read/write size
    • iSCSI TCP read/write size
    • CIFS multiplex settings
    • FC adapter port speed
  • Disk response times
  • Cluster object statistics

Module 21: ONTAP Cloud for AWS – Performance Factors

  • ONTAP Cloud performance issues
  • Compute and network factor
  • Cloud Sizing exercise
  • AWS EBS volumes
    • “Disk” factor

Labs

  • Adding a cluster
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv3
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv4
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv4.1
  • Configure clustered ONTAP for NFS active directory authentication
  • Configuring Windows for NFS active directory authentication
  • Configuring Linux for NFS active directory authentication
  • Install NetApp PowerShell Toolkit and configure for use
  • Create a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) and configure it for SMB access
  • Create an SMB share, connect to the share from your Windows client, and manage SMB sessions
  • Create a domain user, restrict share-level permissions
  • Create a local user group and give share-level permissions
  • Create a multiprotocol configuration and enable a root Linux user to be mapped to the Windows domain administrator
  • Configure home directories and symbolic links on the SVM
  • Identify the exercise environment
  • Log in to the exercise environment
  • Add a cluster to OnCommand System Manager
  • Configure SNMP public community name
  • Identify clustered Data ONTAP components
  • Set the clustered Data ONTAP command line system timeout value (optional)
  • Examine the statistics catalog commands
  • Examine the statistics start and statistics show commands
  • Defining workload characteristics
  • Perform initial health checks on the cluster
  • Baseline performance monitoring from the cluster shell
  • Performance monitoring from the cluster shell
  • Unlock diag userid
  • Using the performance and statistics collector (Perfstat)
  • Reactively limit thoughput to a workload by associating the workload with QoS policy group
  • Proactively monitor workload performance by associating a workload with a QoS policy group
  • Isolate a tenant workload by associating the workload with a QoS policy group

Professionals who manage NetApp storage systems and need a deeper understanding of protocols and performance in a clustered Data ONTAP environment.

The courses below are recommended before attending the Manage NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP class:

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