ONTAP MetroCluster Installation (MCCIIW)

Overview

Duration: 2 days

MetroCluster software is a unique high-availability and disaster-recovery solution. In this course, you learn how to cable and set up a MetroCluster environment. Using active, participatory exercises, you practice the configuration and verification steps. You also learn how to identify component failures and practice recovery steps

Objectives

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

  • Describe the major architectural components of a MetroCluster environment
  • Cable nodes, back-end FC switches and FibreBridge devices
  • Set up bridges and back-end FC switches
  • Configure the clusters at both sites in a MetroCluster environment
  • Set up a MetroCluster configuration and serve data to clients
  • Detect and recover from failures in a MetroCluster environment
  • Install and configure Tiebreaker software

Content

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of MetroCluster

  • Introduction to MetroCluster software
  • Supported configurations
  • Implementation steps
  • Configuration tools and documentation

Module 2: MetroCluster Cabling

  • Disk requirements
  • Cabling overview
  • Controller cabling
  • Switch cabling

Module 3: Bridge and Switch Configuration

  • ATTO FibreBridge configuration
  • Brocade FC switch configuration
  • IOD and OOD delivery

Module 4: Cluster Configuration

  • Disk assignment
  • Cluster setup

Module 5: MetroCluster Configuration

  • Setup
  • Verification
  • Monitoring
  • SVM configuration

Module 6: Failure Scenarios

  • Switchover
  • Switchback
  • Failure scenarios
  • LIF placement

Module 7: TieBreaker Configuration

  • Introduction to TieBreaker
  • Installation
  • Configuration

Appendix A: Advanced Administration

  • Transitioning
  • Reallocating free space
  • Performance testing
  • NDU 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 in an AFF MetroCluster Environment

  • FlexPod solution
  • MetroCluster FlexPod architecture
  • vMSC Validation: failure scenarios and behavior

Appendix E: The ProLion ClusterLion Solution

  • ClusterLion: alternative to TieBreaker

Appendix F: Brocade Network Advisor

 

Labs:

  • MetroCluster cabling
  • Bridge and switch verification and configuration
  • Cluster configuration
  • MetroCluster configuration and verification
  • Failover scenarios
  • TieBreaker configuration

Audience

NetApp employees, partner professional service implementation engineers and customers

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • ONTAP Cluster Administration (ONTAP 9.5) (ONTAP9ADM) and ONTAP Data Protection Administration (ONTAP 9.5) (DATAPROT9) OR
  • ONTAP Cluster Administration and Data Protection Bundle (ONTAP 9.5) (CDOTDP9)
  • Basic SAN knowledge
  • Completion of ONTAP PS Professional Compliance Program or an equivalent program

Certification

Schedule

Course ID:
MCCIIW


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