ONTAP Performance Analysis

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills that you need to collect and analyze system performance data from NetApp storage systems that are running ONTAP 9. You will learn how to...

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$2,700 USD
Course Code NA-PERFCDOT
Duration 3 days
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual
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This course provides you with the knowledge and skills that you need to collect and analyze system performance data from NetApp storage systems that are running ONTAP 9. You will learn how to interpret data and how to identify and implement changes that improve system efficiency. You will also learn how to use system commands and features to monitor and enhance storage system performance by using hands-on exercises, case studies and technical discussion.

Skills Gained

  • Understand how a storage system running ONTAP 9 functions
  • Identify the commands and tools to use to collect and monitor storage system performance
  • Interpret performance data and identify hindrances to storage system performance
  • Use system commands and features to enhance storage system performance and efficiency

Who Can Benefit

  • Professionals who manage NetApp storage systems and would like a deeper understanding of Clustered Data ONTAP system performance

Prerequisites

  • ONTAP Cluster Fundamentals
  • ONTAP Cluster Administration
  • Hands-on experience with ONTAP software (6 to 12 months)

Course Details

Outline: ONTAP Performance Analysis

Module 1: How a NetApp Storage System Works

  • NetApp FAS system architecture
  • ONTAP architecture layers
  • Data access
  • NVRAM

Module 2: Performance Analysis Tools

  • Performance terminology
  • Performance guidelines and methodologies
  • Analysis tools and commands
  • Output commands
  • Tools for performance measurement
  • AutoSupport tools
  • Perfstat
  • OnCommand Insight

Module 3: OnCommand Performance Manager

  • Features
  • Dashboard
  • Performance troubleshooting
  • Events
  • User defined thresholds

Module 4: CPU and Memory Performance

  • CPU performance bottlenecks
  • Resolving bottlenecks
  • Memory performance bottlenecks
  • Resolving bottlenecks

Module 5: WAFL Performance

  • WAFL functions
  • Inodes
  • WAFL readahead
  • Resolving WAFL issues
  • Best practices

Module 6: Disk I/O Performance

  • Disk subsystem hardware and software
  • Subsystem bottlenecks
  • Analyzing bottlenecks with Statit
  • Resolving bottlenecks
  • RAID-DP technology

Module 7: Flash Cache and Flash Pool Performance

  • Virtual Storage tier
  • Flash pool
  • Flash cache
  • Automatic workload analyzer
  • Cache performance issues

Module 8: Cluster Interconnect Performance

  • Cluster interconnect uses
  • Switchless and switched configurations
  • Cluster interconnect bottlenecks
  • Bottleneck resolutions

Module 9: Storage QoS

  • Managing system performance with QoS
  • QoS policies
  • Reactive storage QoS
  • Proactive storage QoS
  • Monitoring commands

Module 10: NAS Performance

  • NAS functions
  • Bottlenecks
  • NAS protocol traffic
  • Monitoring NFS usage commands
  • Monitoring SMB usage commands
  • Bottleneck resolutions

Module 11: SAN Performance

  • SAN overview
  • Protocols
  • FCoE
  • iSCSI
  • SAN LIFs
  • SAN performance issues
  • SAN multipathing
  • SAN load balancing
  • I/O misalignment
  • Queue depth

Module 12: Using What You Learned

  • Performance overview
  • Performance tools
  • Windows monitoring and analysis
  • Linux monitoring and analysis
  • VMware monitoring and analysis
  • Slow application performance
  • Using performance manager
  • Best practices

Labs

  • Identifying cluster components
  • Analyzing performance statistics
  • OnCommand performance manager thresholds, events and alerts
  • Identifying and resolving storage controller performance issues
  • WAFL performance monitoring and analysis
  • Identifying and resolving disk I/O bottlenecks
  • Exploring cache performance
  • Cluster interconnect performance
  • Workload management with storage QoS
  • NAS performance
  • SAN protocol performance
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