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NetApp Certified SAN Implementation Engineer Certification

Course Description

Prepare for the NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer (NCIE) SAN exam NSO-502 for ONTAP 7-mode, or prepare for the NSO-504 exam for Clustered-ONTAP, with Unitek Education's NetApp Certified SAN Implementation Engineer Certification (NCIESANCERT) course. In this hands-on course, students will master SAN by exploring the intricacies of Fibre Channel (FC), FC over Ethernet (FCoE), and iSCI, through both labs and lectures. Leave the course able to scale SAN with Data ONTAP 8.1 Cluster-Mode SAN.

FREE TEST VOUCHER - Purchase the NetApp Certified SAN Implementation Engineer Certification package and receive a free test voucher for the exam. Before attending any course, entire package payment must be made. All courses included in the package must be attended within one year from receipt of payment. Student must attend both courses to receive exam voucher.

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NETAPP-NCIESANCERT-NetApp Certified SAN Implementation Engineer Certification
Duration: 5 days
NetApp Training Units: 60
Price: $ 4500.00
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Audience

This training is for those who want to become NetApp Certified SAN Implementation Engineers.

Prerequisites

In order to apply for NCIE certification, you must first complete the requirements for the NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA), which requires either the Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administrator exam (NS0-155) OR the Clustered Data ONTAP Administrator exam (NS0-156).

Objectives

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

  • Pass the NSO-502 NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer – SAN, 7-Mode
  • Pass the NSO-504 NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer – SAN, Cluster-Mode

The SAN Implementation Engineer Certification course is a combination of the following two courses:

Course Outline

NetApp-SIW - Data ONTAP SAN Implementation

Module 1: SAN Concepts

  • NetApp SAN
  • SAN Protocols
  • SAN Terminology
  • Implementing SAN
  • Designing and Planning a SAN Solution

Module 2: IP SAN Architecture

  • IP SAN Architecture
  • iSCSI Protocol
  • Implementing IP SAN on Data ONTAP
  • Scaling IP SAN In clustered Data ONTAP

Module 3: Windows IP Connectivity

  • Windows iSCSI Configuration
  • Windows iSCSI Implementation

Module 4: Windows LUN

  • LUN Access Overview
  • Windows Setup
  • Volume Management
  • SnapDrive for Windows

Module 5: Linux IP Connectivity

  • Linux iSCSI Configuration

Module 6: Linux LUN

  • LUN Access Review
  • Linux Setup
  • Volume Management

Module 7: FC SAN Architecture

  • FC SAN Architecture
  • FC SAN Connections
  • FC Protocol

Module 8: FC SAN Fabrics

  • Fabric Design
  • FC Initialization
  • Switch Concepts
  • FC Zoning
  • Scaling FC SAN in clustered Data ONTAP

Module 9: Windows FC Connectivity

  • Windows FC Connectivity
  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode CF Modes
  • Windows Configuration
  • Discovery and Provisioning

Module 10: Unified Connect

  • Unified Connect
  • FCoE-Enabling Technologies
  • End-to-End FCoE Configuration
  • FC-to-FCoE Connectivity

Module 11: Linux FC

  • Linux FC Configuration
  • SnapDrive for Unix

Module 12: LUN Provisioning

  • LUN Provisioning
  • LUN Overwrite Reservations
  • SAN Provisioning Options
  • HOST-Side Space Management
  • Keeping LUNs Online

Module 13: Host Considerations

  • Common Disk Structures
  • Multipathing
  • Clustered Data ONTAP Path Changes
  • Selective LUN Mapping in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
  • Queue Depth

Module 14: SAN Management

  • Port and Logical Interface Management
  • LUN Management
  • LUN Mobility
  • Copy Offload
  • LUN Cloning
  • Protecting a LUN
  • Removing a LUN

Module 15: SAN Troubleshooting

  • SAN Troubleshooting
  • Data ONTAP Troubleshooting
  • NetApp Data Center Tools

Appendix A: Windows Miscellaneous

  • Windows CLI
  • Windows Dynamic Disks

Appendix B: Brocade Configuration

  • Switch Configuration
  • Diagnostics
  • Zone Configuration

Lab Exercises

  • Verify the cluster from the CLI
  • Verify the cluster from OnCommand System Manager
  • Use the NetApp OnCommand System Manager to create a data aggregate
  • Use the NetApp OnCommand System Manager to create a subnet for an SVM
  • Use the NetApp OnCommand System Manager to create an SVM for iSCSI
  • Set up Multipath I/O on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Install the host utilities kit on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Configure iSCSI sessions on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Confirm iSCSI sessions on the data ONTAP operating system
  • Create a local administrative account for NetApp software
  • Install NetApp SnapDrive for Windows on Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Create a Window iSCSI disk with SnapDrive for Windows
  • Verify the Linux configuration
  • Install the NetApp Linux host utilities on your Linux system
  • Configure the iSCSI software initiator for Linux
  • Confirm the iSCSI connections
  • Enable the Linux native multipathing
  • Create iSCSI-attached LUNs for Linux
  • Discover iSCSI-attached LUNs for Linux
  • Prepare an individual LUN and mount it on Linux
  • Configure an LVM2 logical volume
  • Review key FC concepts
  • Investigate the initial switch configuration
  • Configure FC HBAs on a storage system
  • Configure an SVM for FC connectivity
  • Install QLogic FC tool on Windows 2012 R2 system
  • Enable FC HBA ports on a Windows 2012 R2 system
  • Assign aliases to WWPNs on a storage system
  • Provide LUN access by using the CLI
  • Create a Windows volume by using FC-attached NetApp LUNs
  • Create a VLAN on the switch
  • Configure a target FCoE port on the switch
  • Configure an initiator FC port on the switch
  • Set up one-to-one zone mapping between the initiator and target port
  • Install SnapDrive for Linux
  • Create a LUN by using SnapDrive for Linux
  • Use SnapDrive for Unix to recover data
  • Create an FC-attached LUN with system manager
  • Create a Snapshot copy of a LUN
  • Observe the effects of writing to a LUN
  • Observe the effects of deleting data from a LUN
  • Observe the effects of overwriting to a LUN
  • Observe the effects of setting a Snapshot automatic deletion policy
  • Review the key host considerations
  • Examine FC HBA port configuration
  • Expand and shrink a LUN
  • Clone a LUN for Windows
  • Copy and move a LUN
  • Remove a LUN from Windows
  • Reset the storage HBAS to initiator mode
  • Download nSANity
  • Examine nSANity commands
  • Collect system data
  • Viewing nSANity files

NetApp Portfolio: Exploring SAN Architectures and Configurations (SANARCH)

Module 1: NetApp SAN Architectures

Lecture Length: 60 minutes

Exercise Length: 30 minutes

Module Objective #1: Explain the difference between SAN and NAS

Module Objective #2: Describe how SCSI protocols are used within SAN

Module Objective #3: List the SAN supported procucts in the NetApp portfolio

Module Topics:

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

Exercise – Using the Interoperability Matrix Tool ( IMT)

Knowledge Check


Module 2: NetApp Storage Architectures

Total Lecture Length: 60 minutes

Total Exercise Length: 10 minutes

Module Objective #1: Describe storage architectures for Data ONTAP, SANtricity, and Mars operating systems

Module Objective #2: Describe the Data ONTAP, SANtricity, and Mars operating system design points that are optimized for differing data workloads

Module Objective #3: List the management and data protection software available for Data ONTAP, SANtricity, and Mars operating systems

Module Topics:

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

Exercise – Login to the lab environment

Knowledge Check


Module 3: FAS SANs

Lecture Length: 60 minutes

Exercise Length: 0 minutes

Module Objective #1: Describe the FAS configurations and architecture

Module Objective #2: Discuss failover and giveback in FAS SAN environment

Module Objective #3: Discuss SAN software and tools

Module Objective #4: Describe ONTAP Features

Module Objective #5: Briefly describe data protection and disaster recovery features

Module Topics:

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

Module 4: FAS SAN Implementation Overview

Module Length: 45 minutes

Exercise Length: 60 minutes

Module Objective #1: Describe the configuration steps to configure a FAS SAN

Module Objective #2: Install the Data ONTAP simulator

Module Topics:

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

Exercise (Windows 2012 R2, two-node cluster, iSCSI)

Knowledge Check


Module 5: SANtricity SANs

Module Length: 60 minutes

Exercise Length: 0 minutes

Module Objective #1: Briefly describe the E-Series configurations and architecture

Module Objective #2: Discuss failover and giveback in E-Series SAN environment

Module Objective #3: Discuss SAN software and tools

Module Objective #4: Describe SANtricity Features

Module Objective #5: Briefly describe data protection and disaster recovery software

Module Topics:

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

    Knowledge Check


    Module 6: SANtricity Implementation Overview

    Module Length: 45 minutes

    Exercise Length: 60 minutes

    Module Objective #1: Describe the configuration steps to configure a E-Series SAN

    Module Objective #2: Install the SANtricity simulator

    Module Topics:

    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

    Exercise with SANtricity simulator

    Knowledge Check


    Module 7: FlashRay with Mars “Preview”

    Total Lecture Length: 30 minutes

    Total Exercise Length: 0 minutes

    Module Objective #1: Briefly describe the FlashRay configurations and architecture

    Module Objective #2: Describe Mars Features

    Module Objective #3: Describe the configuration steps to configure a FlashRay SAN

    Module Topics:

    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

    Exercise – case study or simulator if available

    Knowledge Check


    Module 8: NetApp SAN Solutions

    Module Length: 30 minutes

    Exercise Length: 60 minutes

    Module Objective #1: Describe target workloads for FAS, E-Series, EF-Series and FlashRay SANs

    Module Objective #2: Discuss Positioning information for FAS, E-Series, EF-Series and FlashRay SANs

    Module Objective #3: Describe basic sizing tools

    Module Objective #4: Explain basic data migration and tools available for SAN environments

    Module Topics:

    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

    Exercise – Case Study

    Knowledge Check


    Appendix A: V-Series and FlexArray SANs

    NOTE: Combines V-Series modules for Architecting SAN

    Module Objective #1: Describe the V-Series and FlexArray Virtualization Software solutions

    Module Objective #2: List the supported arrays and topologies

    Module Objective #3: Describe the NetApp recommended best practices for fabric and array maintenance

    Module Objective #4: Discuss deployment strategies for V-Series and FlexArray

    Module Topics:

    V-Series Overview

    • Unified Multivendor Storage
    • Benefits
    • Supported Arrays

    Storage Arrays

    • Components
    • Array Types
    • Topologies

    V-Series and E-Series

    V-Series Pre-Installation Planning

    V-Series Deployment

    Knowledge Check


    Appendix B: Data Migration for SAN

    Module Objective #1: Describe 7-mode to cDOT SAN migrations

    Module Objective #2: Describe Foreign LUN Import feature

    Module Topics:

    • 7-mode to clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 Data Migration
      • 7MTT 2.0
    • Foreign LUN Import (FLI) in clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
      • Supported arrays
      • Offline migration
      • Online migration (future)

    Knowledge Check