VMware vSphere on NetApp (VVNA)

Overview

Duration: 5 days

In this course you will learn different methods to implement VMware vSphere 6.7u1 on NetApp ONTAP 9.5. The course provides a quick update on the current ONTAP and VMware versions, introduce the current tools to manage a VMware virtual infrastructure (VSC 7.2.1) and describe and provide practical exercises to provision datastores and storage for guest VMs with various protocols. It also points administrators to methods to back up their virtual infrastructure according to best practices and discusses methods and tools to manage and monitor for health and performance.

Objectives

  • Discuss ONTAP Architecture and current Hardware
  • Describe vSphere Updates in 6.5 & 6.7
  • Discuss and install NetApp Tools and interfaces for VMware vSphere
  • Use Application Granular Data Management (AppDM)
  • Discuss NFS datastore deployment Best Practices
  • Discuss VMFS datastores

       - Discuss iSCSI datastore deployment Best Practices

       - Describe FCP datastore deployment Best Practices

  • Implement Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM)
  • Discuss VVol datastore deployment Best Practices
  • Implement Data Storage strategies for Guest VMs
  • Discuss Security and Performance considerations in a Multi-tenant environment
  • Implement High Availability and Data Protection Strategies in a virtual environment
  • Maximize utilization of your storage assets using built-in efficiency features

Content

Course Outline

Module 1: ONTAP Review and What’s New

  • New supported Hardware
  • Efficiency Enhancements
  • Performance Enhancements
  • Networking Enhancements
  • Data Protection Enhancements
  • Management Tools

Module 2: VMware Review and What’s New

  • New vCSA, HTML5 “complete”
  • ESXi HTML5 host client
  • Virtual HW improvements
  • VMFS improvements
  • VVol improvements

Module 3: NetApp Tools for VMware

  • Native VAAI support in ONTAP
  • Native UNMAP support in ONTAP
  • System Manager AppDM
  • VSC
  • VASA Provider (for VVols)
  • SRA for SRM
  • SnapCenter Plugin
  • OCI
  • RBAC User Creator

Module 4: NAS Datastores, Classic: Networking & NFS

  • Networking Best Practices
  • vSphere Networking
  • NFS datastores, advantages, prerequisites and how to provision them
  • NFS 4.1 cautions

Module 5: SAN Datastores, Classic: VMFS

  • VMFS datastores, capabilities and limitations
  • FC datastores, networking considerations, FCoE
  • iSCSI datastores, networking considerations

Module 6: Datastores, Modern: SPBM & VVols

  • Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM)
  • VASA Provider
  • VVol datastores, capabilities and limitations, management

Module 7: Data Storage for VM Guests

  • (Mis-)Alignment
  • RDMs, advantages and limitations
  • NFS Exports
  • SMB shares
  • FC LUNs (In-Guest)
  • iSCSI LUNs (In-Guest iSCSI)

         - SCSI timeouts

         - BP for MS-Cluster

Module 8: Data Availability, VMware

  • VMware RBAC
  • High Availability
  • Resource Management, DRS
  • VMware HA
  • VMware FT
  • VM Guest Cluster
  • Network Contention, NIOC
  • Datastore Contention, SDRS

Module 9: NetApp Data Availability

  • Security, RBAC, Administration Delegation
  • Networking, QoS, A-QoS
  • Storage: RAID, HA-pairs, MetroCluster (FC, IP, SDS)
  • vSphere Metro Storage Cluster

Labs:

  • Quick Explore of the new System Manager
  • Create/Check Data Aggregates on both vSims
  • Create SVMs
  • Quick connectivity check (vCenter Appliance, ESX hosts)
  • Quick Exploration of the new HTML5 client
  • Check preloaded W2K3 VM
  • Check preloaded Linux VM
  • Set up and test vMotion Network
  • Install RBAC User Creator
  • Set up VSC (& VASA-P & VAAI plugin)
  • Configure Hosts for BP settings
  • Create VMkernel interfaces for NFS
  • Create Subnets
  • Provision NFS datastore through AppDM on AFF
  • Install VAAI NFS plugin on ESX hosts
  • Provision NFS 4.1 datastore
  • Set ESX cluster up for dual subnet iSCSI design
  • Create iSCSI SVM on NetApp AFF
  • Provision iSCSI datastore through VSC
  • Install/set up/verify working VASA provider
  • Create SPBM policies for NFS and iSCSI
  • Provision NFS datastore through VSC with above created SP
  • Provision VVol datastore
  • Create a NFS export and access it from the Linux VM
  • Create a SMB share and access it from the W2K3 VM and from the W2K16 DC
  • Install SnapDrive on W2K3 VM, create a LUN from there
  • Create a RDM device, attach it to W2K3 VM and access it
  • Set up and verify VMware HA
  • Set up and check an SVM DR relationship

Audience

  • Data Center Operations Professionals
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects
  • Cloud Administrators
  • Cloud Engineers
  • Storage Administrators

Prerequisites

  • System administration experience managing either the Linux or Microsoft Windows operating system
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] (VSICM67) or equivalent experience.
  • Completion of the ONTAP Cluster Administration (ONTAP 9.5) (ONTAP9ADM) or equivalent experience.

Certification

This course is not associated with any certification.

Schedule

Course ID:
VVNA


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