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Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP (NASPAD)

Managing NAS and Performance on Clustered Data ONTAP (NASPAD)

Overview

Duration: 5 Days

This course is a combination of ONTAP NFS Administration (NFSAD), SMB (CIFS), and performance analysis courses 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 a clustered Data ONTAPĀ® operating system. You also learn the knowledge and skills that you need to collect and analyze system performance data from NetApp storage systems that are running ONTAP 9..

Objectives

  • 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 widelinks
  • Understand how a storage system running ONTAP 9 functions
  • Identify the commands and tools to use to collect and monitor storage system performance
  • Interpret performance data and identify hindrances to storage system performance
  • Use system commands and features to enhance storage system performance and efficiency

Course Outline

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

 

Module 12: Auditing

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

 

Module 13: How a NetApp Storage System Works

  • NetApp FAS system architecture
  • ONTAP architecture layers
  • Data access
  • NVRAM
  • Module 14: Performance Analysis Tools
  • Performance terminology
  • Performance guidelines and methodologies
  • Analysis tools and commands
  • Output commands
  • Tools for performance measurement
  • AutoSupport tools
  • Perfstat
  • OnCommand Insight

Module 15: OnCommand Performance Manager

  • Features
  • Dashboard
  • Performance troubleshooting
  • Events
  • User defined thresholds

 

Module 16: CPU and Memory Performance

  • CPU performance bottlenecks
  • Resolving bottlenecks
  • Memory performance bottlenecks
  • Resolving bottlenecks

 

Module 17: WAFL Performance

  • WAFL functions
  • Inodes
  • WAFL readahead
  • Resolving WAFL issues
  • Best practices

 

Module 18: Disk I/O Performance

  • Disk subsystem hardware and software
  • Subsystem bottlenecks
  • Analyzing bottlenecks with Statit
  • Resolving bottlenecks
  • RAID-DP technology

 

Module 19: Flash Cache and Flash Pool Performance

  • Virtual Storage tier
  • Flash pool
  • Flash cache
  • Automatic workload analyzer
  • Cache performance issues

 

Module 20: Cluster Interconnect Performance

  • Cluster interconnect uses
  • Switchless and switched configurations
  • Cluster interconnect bottlenecks
  • Bottleneck resolutions

 

Module 21: Storage QoS

  • Managing system performance with QoS
  • QoS policies
  • Reactive storage QoS
  • Proactive storage QoS
  • Monitoring commands

 

Module 22: NAS Performance

  • NAS functions
  • Bottlenecks
  • NAS protocol traffic
  • Monitoring NFS usage commands
  • Monitoring SMB usage commands
  • Bottleneck resolutions

 

Module 23: SAN Performance

  • SAN overview
  • Protocols
  • FCoE
  • iSCSI
  • SAN LIFs
  • SAN performance issues
  • SAN multipathing
  • SAN load balancing
  • I/O misalignment
  • Queue depth

 

Module 24: Using What You Learned

  • Performance overview
  • Performance tools
  • Windows monitoring and analysis
  • Linux monitoring and analysis
  • VMware monitoring and analysis
  • Slow application performance
  • Using performance manager
  • Best practices

 

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
  • Installing NetApp PowerShell Toolkit and configure for use
  • Creating a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) and configure it for SMB access
  • Creating an SMB share, connect to the share from your Windows client, and manage SMB sessions
  • Creating a domain user, restrict share-level permissions
  • Creating a local user group and give share-level permissions
  • Creating a multiprotocol configuration and enable a root Linux user to be mapped to the Windows domain administrator
  • Configuring home directories and symbolic links on the SVM
  • Identifying cluster components
  • Analyzing performance statistics
  • OnCommand performance manager thresholds, events and alerts
  • Identifying and resolving storage controller performance issues
  • WAFL performance monitoring and analysis
  • Identifying and resolving disk I/O bottlenecks
  • Exploring cache performance
  • Cluster interconnect performance
  • Workload management with storage QoS
  • NAS performance
  • SAN protocol performance
This course is not associated with any certification.
  • ONTAP 9.3 Cluster Administration and Data Protection Bundle (CDOTDP9)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Familiarity with UNIX and Linux operating systems
Course ID:
NASPAD


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