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Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series Storage Systems

  • Tuition USD $3,600
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3223 Ratings
  • Course Code NA-CMESERIES
  • Duration 4 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

In this course, you learn how to configure a new E-Series storage system and establish connectivity with a SAN. You use the SANtricity storage management software and command line interface to manage the E-Series controllers. You will also be using prominent premium features to restore data. Additionally, you will learn how to support and monitor E-Series storage systems by performing various troubleshooting tasks, such as evaluating support data, and using the built-in tools to identify storage system errors. Your learning is reinforced through simulations, guided labs, and review questions.

Skills Gained

  • By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify E-Series product hardware
  • Cable and connect E-Series systems to a fabric
  • Install the SANtricity client on a storage management station
  • Configure an E-Series storage system
  • Create usable storage space on an E- Series storage system
  • Suggest storage configurations to customers based on basic needs
  • Use prominent premium features to restore lost data
  • Check E-Series storage system status
  • Upgrade and maintain SANtricity and E-Series code levels
  • Demonstrate AutoSupport feature
  • View and use support data that provides information about E-Series storage systems
  • Diagnose management connection issues
  • Resolve storage system host-side issues
  • Resolve drive failures
  • Use SANtricity tools to aid in servicing an E-Series storage system
  • Big Data Administration
  • If you are a storage administrator for a Big Data environment then you may want to consider the following Cloudera courses:
  • Cloudera Administrator Training for Apache Hadoop (CATAH)
  • Cloudera Training for Apache HBase (CAHB)

Who Can Benefit

  • This course is designed for Professional Services workers who are NetApp employees, NetApp partners, or NetApp customers.


  • Basic Windows or Linux administrative experience

Course Details

Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series Storage Systems

  • Module 1 E-Series Product Line
  • Describe the features of the E-Series storage product line
  • Identify and describe the components of the controller and disk shelves
  • Interpret the LED indicators
  • Module 2 Hardware Installation and Cabling
  • List the basic steps for installing storage array hardware
  • Explain the reason for shelf IDs
  • Describe proper disk-side and host-side cabling techniques
  • Explain procedures for cabling controller and disk shelves
  • Zone a SAN for redundant access to storage system controllers
  • Module 3 Storage Management Software
  • Install SANtricity storage management software on a Windows or Linux management and data host
  • Identify the components of SANtricity storage management software
  • Operate the storage management interface to access and control an E-Series storage system
  • Module 4 Logical Configuration
  • Create logical configurations from physical disks
  • Modify logical configuration settings
  • Map a volume to an individual host or host group
  • Control LUN assignment and volume visibility by means of storage-based partitions
  • Module 5 Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Storage System
  • Troubleshoot storage system issues
  • Check the system status
  • Use logs and storage system tools to determine system issues
  • Resolve storage system issues
  • Module 6 Cache
  • Set caching options on the storage system
  • Choose caching options to maximize performance and efficiency
  • Manage the cache battery
  • Configure solid-state drive (SSD) Read Cache
  • Module 7 Disaster Recovery with Storage Management Software Features
  • Differentiate among the Snapshot, SANtricity (Legacy) Snapshot, Volume Copy, and Remote Mirroring features
  • List the benefits of the Snapshot feature
  • List the benefits of the Volume Copy feature
  • Describe the functionality of the available remote mirroring modes
  • Use features in backup and disaster recovery Scenarios
  • Module 8 Upgrading Storage System Firmware
  • Identify internal code that operates and controls the storage system
  • Upgrade and maintain proper levels of code on the storage system
  • Module 9 Management Connections
  • Diagnose management connection communication issues
  • Define SYMbol and explain SYMbol commands
  • Explain operation error conditions for managing storage systems
  • Module 10 Host-Side and Controller Operation Troubleshooting
  • Describe how controllers handle data I/O
  • Explain normal controller startup
  • Distinguish between foreign and native controllers
  • Describe controller states
  • Module 11 Host-Side Multipath Failover
  • Describe multipath failover drivers
  • Set the appropriate multipath failover driver for your I/O host
  • Determine the status of a multipath failover driver
  • Troubleshoot issues with multipath failover
  • Module 12 Drive-Side Operation
  • Describe the drive-side I/O communication path
  • Describe disk states and hot spare functionality
  • Analyze the drive-channel communication architecture
  • Explain operational and error conditions with drive-side cabling
  • Describe Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA)
  • Lab Exercise
  • Lab 1-1 Identify hardware components
  • Lab 1-2 Identify controller ports
  • Lab 1-3 Identify E-Series LED indicators
  • Lab 2-1 E-Series shelf installation
  • Lab 2-2 Identify cabling best practices
  • Lab 2-3 Diagram proper zones
  • Lab 2-4 Investigate the 7-segment display
  • Lab 3-1 Install SANtricity software
  • Lab 3-2 Create the storage management domain and explore the enterprise management window
  • Lab 3-3 Explore the script editor and SMcli
  • Lab 3-4 Explore the array management window
  • Lab 3-5 Configure controller ip addresses for out-of-band management
  • Lab 3-6 Explore the SANtricity simulator
  • Lab 4-1 Create a RAID 5 volume group
  • Lab 4-2 Create a volume in a volume group
  • Lab 4-3 Assign a hot spare disk
  • Lab 4-4 Create a disk pool
  • Lab 4-5 Create a volume on a disk pool
  • Lab 4-6 Create a thin provisioned volume on a disk pool
  • Lab 4-7 Make changes to a volume
  • Lab 4-8 Make changes to a disk pool
  • Lab 4-9 Delete a volume
  • Lab 4-10 Define a host
  • Lab 4-11 Create a host group and partitions
  • Lab 5-1 Investigate the AutoSupport feature
  • Lab 5-2 Configure alerts
  • Lab 5-3 Save support data
  • Lab 5-4 Save and view an event log file
  • Lab 5-5 Use the Recovery Guru
  • Lab 5-6 Use the On-Board Backup (OBB) of the configuration database for disaster recovery
  • Lab 5-7 Examine the storage system configuration and profile
  • Lab 5-8 Use the CLI to evaluate the storage system
  • Lab 6-1 Prepare a volume on windows server to receive data and prepare a volume on Linuz to receive data
  • Lab 6-2 Test I/O performance based on cache settings
  • Lab 6-3 Test I/O performance based on cache block settings
  • Lab 6-4 Recommend volume settings
  • Lab 7-1 Work with Snapshot Images for data backup and recovery
  • Lab 7-2 Create and access a volume copy
  • Lab 7-3 Activate asynchronous remote mirroring and create a mirrored pair
  • Lab 7-4 Access mirrored data on a remote storage system
  • Lab 7-5 Use the Snapshot feature with mirror volumes
  • Lab 7-6 Save storage system recovery information
  • Lab 8-1 Update storage system controller firmware
  • Lab 8-2 Update disk shelf EDM Firmware
  • Lab 9-1 Use storage management software to determine management connection details
  • Lab 9-2 Use the storage system profile to determine management connection details
  • Lab 9-3 Create in-band and out-of-band connections
  • Lab 9-4 Restart the monitoring agent
  • Lab 9-5 Check the network response
  • Lab 9-6 Save, remove, and recover connection files
  • Lab 9-7 Delete and restore the access volume
  • Lab 9-8 Connect to the controller shell
  • Lab 10-1 Set a controller in service mode
  • Lab 10-2 Set a controller in offline mode
  • Lab 10-3 Reset a controller
  • Lab 10-4 View a cache attributes
  • Lab 10-5 View battery attributes
  • Lab 11-1 Examine storage and host multipath configurations
  • Lab 11-2 Debug a single-fault multipath scenario
  • Lab 11-3 Debug a double-fault multipath scenario
  • Lab 12-1 Locate disk properties
  • Lab 12-2 Locate disk and drive channel properties in the storage system profile
  • Lab 12-3 Recover a single-disk failure (online volumes)
  • Lab 12-4 Recover a multiple-disk failure
  • Lab 12-5 Check the cable connections report
  • Lab 12-6 Investigate support data

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.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

The course content and the delivery by the Instructor was good. I had a good learning experience with ExitCertified. Definitely recommend it to others.

The class should probably be spread out over more sessions. Too much information for 3 days.

Course material and instructor was excellent, one of the labs didnt work very well.

Instructor was great. Knew the material and had good real world examples and comparisons during the class.

Great class, labs, and content. Very thorough and labs actually work with the lab guide. :)

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