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Architecting SAN on NetApp Storage

  • Tuition USD $1,800
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4731 Ratings
  • Course Code NA-SANARCH
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Learn how to differentiate among the three SAN architectures that are available from NetApp: FAS SANs with the Data ONTAP operating system, E-Series SANs, and V-Series SANs.

Skills Gained

  • By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the three types of SANs that NetApp supports: FAS SANs, E-Series SANs, and V-Series SANs
  • Explore the storage architectures for Data ONTAP and SANtricity software
  • Examine the basic configuration of a FAS Data ONTAP SAN
  • Investigate an E-Series array SAN with SANtricity
  • List the supported configurations for a V-Series SAN
  • Describe solution scenarios that are better supported on a FAS SAN, an E-Series SAN, or a V-Series SAN

Who Can Benefit

  • Familiarity with Data ONTAP, E-Series and V-Series


  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM)
  • OR
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 Administration (DCADM)

Course Details

Architecting SAN on NetApp Storage

  • Module 1 NetApp SAN Architectures
  • Describe the difference between SAN and NAS
  • Explain the SCSI architecture model
  • List the NetApp SAN platforms
  • Describe the current hardware that is supported in the different types of NetApp SANs
  • Module 2 NetApp Storage Architectures
  • Describe storage architectures and basic configurations for the Data ONTAP operating system and for SANtricity software
  • List the management tools for Data ONTAP and SANtricity
  • Explain the architectural features of Data ONTAP and SANtricity that contribute to optimized performance for each data workload
  • Describe the NetApp flash portfolio
  • Module 3 FAS and Data ONTAP SANs
  • Briefly describe the Data ONTAP dataprotection and disaster-recovery software
  • Describe FlexClone LUN technology
  • Describe deduplication and compression technologies
  • Discuss failover and giveback in FAS SAN environment
  • Discuss SAN software and tools
  • Module 4 FAS SANs Implementation Overview
  • List the steps for implementing a SAN on the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Describe the Data ONTAP simulator (Simulate ONTAP software)
  • Module 5 E-Series, EF Series, and SANtricity SANs
  • Explain E-Series failover and failback technology
  • Describe SANtricity protection features
  • Discuss SANtricity efficiency and caching features
  • Manage an E-Series array with SANtricity management software
  • Module 6 E-Series SANs Implementation Overview
  • List the steps for implementing a SAN on SANtricity
  • Install the SANtricity simulator
  • Module 7 V-Series and Third-Party SANs
  • Provide an overview of NetApp V-Series systems and storage arrays
  • Describe how V-Series provides the advantages of Data ONTAP with third-party SANs
  • Describe the V-Series supported topologies
  • Explain the advantages of using E-Series and V-Series together
  • Module 8 V-Series SANs Implementation Overview
  • Describe the LUN-to-aggregate mapping strategies
  • Explain the pathing assignments for different types of storage arrays
  • Describe the NetApp recommended best practices for fabric and array maintenance
  • Deploy V-Series systems for a typical storage array and verify the high availability of these systems
  • Diagram the topology of a V-Series system deployment by using standard Data ONTAP commands
  • Module 9 NetApp SAN Solutions
  • Describe the target workloads for FAS, V-Series, and E-Series platforms
  • List FAS and V-Series use cases
  • Discuss E-Series use cases
  • Help customers decide between FAS, V-Series, and E-Series platforms
  • Explain data migration and tools
  • Describe basic sizing tools
  • Lab Exercises
  • Lab 2-1 Identify the exercise environment
  • Lab 2-2 Log in to the exercise environment
  • Lab 4-1 Use netApp OnCommand System Manager to create a SVM for iSCSI
  • Lab 4-2 Configure iSCSI sessions on Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Lab 4-3 Create an iSCSI-attached LUN for Windows
  • Lab 4-4 Use an iSCSI-attached LUN in Windows
  • Lab 6-1 Launch the SANtricity simulator
  • Lab 6-2 Navigate the Enterprise Management and Array Management Windows
  • Lab 6-3 Create a RAID 6 Volume Group
  • Lab 6-4 Create a volume in a Volume Group
  • Lab 6-5 Assign a Hot Spare Disk
  • Lab 6-6 Create a Disk Pool
  • Lab 6-7 Create a volume on a Disk Pool
  • Lab 6-8 Change volume settings
  • Lab 6-9 Delete a volume
  • Lab 6-10 Define a host
  • Lab 8-1 Verify controller support with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
  • Lab 8-2 Discover supported connectivity configuration with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
  • Lab 8-3 Prepare documentation with the Interoperability Matrix Tool
  • Lab 9-1 Design a NetApp solution for the info-r-us scenario
  • Lab 9-2 Design an alternate NetApp solution for the info-r-us scenario

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

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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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