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Performance Analysis on Data ONTAP

  • Tuition USD $2,700
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 879 Ratings
  • Course Code NA-PAD-46
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

The Performance Analysis on Data ONTA 7.3 course provides you with the knowledge and skills to perform data collection and analysis on NetAp storage systems. You will learn how to interpret data and apply performance changes based on their analysis. You will use analysis data for tuning and monitoring performance.

Skills Gained

  • By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Recognize performance terminology and basic methodology
  • Use known methods and tools to collect performance data
  • Describe the Data ONTAP architecture and the benefits of features such as NVRAM and the WAF (Write Anywhere File Layout) file system
  • Use knowledge about how data flows through the network and protocol layers of Data ONTAP to monitor and analyze storage system performance
  • Examine command output from case studies to identify performance bottlenecks
  • Perform basic software configuration and recognize diagnostic operations for the Performance Acceleration Module and FlexScale
  • Use FlexCach to improve NFSv2 and NFSv3 read performance
  • Use the reallocate command to measure volume or file layout and optimize the layout when appropriate
  • Implement configuration for best practices for resiliency and performance
  • Identify where to find further information

Who Can Benefit

  • This course is intended for administrators and support personnel who administrate NetApp storage systems running Data ONTAP 7.3 and who wish to have a deeper understanding of the system performance.


  • The following pre-requisites or equivalent knowledge are required for this course:
  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM)

Course Details

Performance Analysis on Data ONTAP

  • Module 1 Performance OverviewDefine performance terminology
  • List three major components of a storage system
  • Use hardware status and configuration commands to determine the hardware on a storage system and its configuration
  • Define baseline performance guidelines and methodology as they relate to NetApp storage systemsModule 2 Performance Monitoring and Analysis ToolsUse NetApp tools for performance measurement (data collection, monitoring, and analysis)
  • Identify storage system and host-side monitoring tools
  • Use the perfstat script to collect data and perfviewer to read perfstat outputModule 3 Performance Data Collection CommandsUse Data ONTAP tools to identify networking, disk I/O, FC loop saturation, and CPU bottlenecks
  • sysstat
  • statit
  • stats
  • wafl_susp Module 4 Performance Monitoring and Analysis: BottlenecksDefine a bottleneck
  • Identify typical bottlenecks
  • Use case studies to identify bottleneck areas and implement improvementsModule 5 Performance AccelerationDescribe the features and performance capabilities of the Performance Acceleration Module
  • Enable the Performance Acceleration Module software component
  • Perform basic configuration and monitor statistics
  • Compare the different modes of operation
  • Interpret predictive cache statistics to understand usage
  • Use the Performance Acceleration Module in conjunction with FlexShare Module 6 FlexCacheDescribe FlexCache software and its benefits
  • Create a FlexCache volume
  • Apply FlexCache volume options
  • Describe how theflexcache_autogrow option works with a FlexCache volume
  • Monitor FlexCache status and statisticsModule 7 Performance MaintenanceDiscuss how increasing utilization can affect performance
  • Define two types of data layout
  • Use the reallocate command to maintain performance
  • Schedule reallocation jobs to optimize performanceModule 8 High File Count EnvironmentsIdentify high file count or deep directory structure scenario
  • Select appropriate tools for analysis
  • Identify corrective actions for high file count or deep directory structure scenarioModule 9 Growth Management Concepts and Deployment TechniquesUse recommended techniques to optimize Data ONTAP configuration for SAN and NAS (including client-side techniques)
  • Use recommended techniques to optimize Data ONTAP configuration for database performance and network performance (including complementary client-side techniques)Module 10 Performance Analysis SummaryList proactive steps to avoid problems
  • Find resources to learn more about performance tuning

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When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

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