ONTAP Performance Analysis (PERFCDOT)

ONTAP Performance Analysis (PERFCDOT)

Overview

Duration: 3 days

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills that you need to collect and analyze system performance data from NetApp storage systems that are running clustered Data ONTAP. You learn how to interpret data and how to identify and implement changes that improve system efficiency. You also learn how to use system commands and features to monitor and enhance storage system performance using a combination of hands-on labs. case-studies,and technical discussion.

Objectives

  • 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: How a NetApp Storage System Works

  • NetApp FAS system architecture
  • ONTAP architecture layers
  • Data access
  • NVRAM

Module 2: 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 3: OnCommand Performance Manager

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

Module 4: CPU and Memory Performance

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

Module 5: WAFL Performance

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

Module 6: Disk I/O Performance

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

Module 7: Flash Cache and Flash Pool Performance

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

Module 8: Cluster Interconnect Performance

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

Module 9: Storage QoS

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

Module 10: NAS Performance

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

Module 11: SAN Performance

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

Module 12: 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:

  • 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.

Prerequisites

  • ONTAP Cluster Fundamentals
  • ONTAP Cluster Administration
  • Hands-on experience with ONTAP software (6 to 12 months)
Course ID:
PERFCDOT


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