Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series Storage Systems

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...

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$3,600 USD GSA  $3,445.84
Duration 4 days
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual
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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
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