Element Software Administration (SFSA)

Element Software Administration (SFSA)

Overview

Duration: 2 days

This two-day, instructor-led course uses lecture and hands-on exercises to teach basic administration of a NetApp Element software cluster in a SolidFire system. You configure and maintain a cluster. You practice working with Element software features, using the Element CLI and web UI to manage storage and network resources.

Objectives

This course focuses on enabling you to do the following:
  • Identify the basic hardware components of an Element cluster
  • Complete the configuration steps for a new Element cluster
  • Perform basic system administration tasks from the Element UI
  • Identify the Element data replication features for backup and recovery
  • Monitor the health and performance of an Element cluster
  • Use the Element API to perform basic system administration tasks

Course Outline

Module 1: System Overview and Configuration

  • SolidFire hardware

  • NetApp HCI hardware

  • SolidFire Networking

  • Storage Architecture

  • Cluster Setup

Module 2: System Management

  • Web-based element UI

  • NetApp SolidFire VCP

  • Element API

Module 3: Access Control

  • Accounts

  • Quality of service

  • Volumes

  • Modifying and deleting volumes

  • Volume access and authentication

Module 4: Host Access

  • Microsoft windows

  • Windows best practices

  • VMware vSphere

  • VMware vSphere best practices

Module 5: Data Protection

  • Snapshots

  • Cloning

  • Pairing

  • SnapMirror

Module 6: Monitoring, Reporting and Active IQ

  • Event log and alerts

  • Support bundles

  • Active IQ

  • Software upgrades

Appendix A: Windows Best Practices

Appendix B: VMware vSphere Best Practices

Appendix C: Linux

Labs:

  • Creating the cluster

  • Using the Element UI to manage storage systems

  • Creating cluster administrator and tenant accounts

  • Creating and managing volumes

  • Creating volume access groups

  • Connecting host initiators with Element UI

  • Connecting host initiators with the Element API

  • Using the vCenter plug-in to manage SolidFire storage

  • Configuring data protection

  • Configuring Element data protection with ONTAP

  • Monitor system faults

  • Quality of service (optional)

  • Using the Element API and Python SDK on a Windows system tooptimize cluster performance

Element Fundamentals (Web-based training [WBT])
Course ID:
SFSA


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