Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP

**For more in-depth instruction on implementing and managing a VMware vSphere environment on NetApp, see our VMware vSphere on NetApp (VVNA) course.** Learn how to implement VMware vSphere...

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$1,800 USD
Course Code NA-IMPVMVS
Duration 2 days
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**For more in-depth instruction on implementing and managing a VMware vSphere environment on NetApp, see our VMware vSphere on NetApp (VVNA) course.** Learn how to implement VMware vSphere virtualization solutions on NetApp Data ONTAP 7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP. In this course, you learn how to deploy VMware virtual infrastructure on NetApp storage. The exercises use clustered Data ONTAP.

Skills Gained

  • By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe VMware vSphere 5.1 virtualization solutions
  • Configure physical and virtual infrastructures
  • Provision the virtual infrastructure with Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode and Data ONTAP operating in Cluster-Mode storage
  • Create, migrate, and clone virtual machines (VMs)
  • Protect the virtual infrastructure
  • Monitor and optimize the virtual infrastructure
  • Articulate the NetApp value proposition when integrating Data ONTAP with vSphere 5.x
  • List and describe the best practices for connectivity, provisioning, data layout, and multipathing
  • Describe the storage savings in a virtual environment that result from deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning
  • Identify some troubleshooting scenarios in a virtualized environment and articulate the solutions for resolving the issues

Who Can Benefit

  • NetApp employees, channel partners, and customers

Prerequisites

  • NetApp core technical training or equivalent knowledge
  • NetApp SAN core technical training or equivalent knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of VMware virtualization

Course Details

Implementing VMware vSphere on Data ONTAP

  • Module 1 vSphere StorageExplain how VMware vSphere is a virtualization platform
  • Describe the datastore categories and their applications
  • Explain why the Data ONTAP operating system is the ideal storage platform for VMware
  • Set up a two-node storage system that runs Clustered Data ONTAPModule 2 vSphere FC ConnectivityConfigure and verify FC connectivity in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Configure and verify FC connectivity in vSphere
  • Configure LUN access in the Data ONTAP operating systemModule 3 vSphere iSCSI ConnectivityDiscuss what to consider when you configure networks for vSphere
  • Configure and verify iSCSI connectivity in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Configure and verify iSCSI connectivity in vSphere
  • Configure LUN access in the Data ONTAP operating systemModule 4 vSphere NFS ConnectivityConfigure and verify NFS connectivity in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Configure and verify NFS connectivity in vSphereModule 5 vSphere ConfigurationDescribe the steps for configuring a datastore
  • Optimize datastore clusters with VMware Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (Storage DRS)
  • Explain how to migrate virtual machines (VMs)Module 6 vSphere OptimizationClone VMs by using the NetAppVirtual Storage Console (VSC)
  • Describe the reasons why virtualized disks are misaligned and the methods for correcting this problem
  • Discuss optimization techniques for VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastores
  • Discuss optimization techniques for NFS datastores
  • Identify the storage I/O control features in VMware
  • Identify the features of OnCommand Insight AssureModule 7 vSphere ProtectionDescribe the issues that you might encounter with data protection in a virtualized environment
  • List methods to backup and restore virtual machines and datastores with NetApp storage
  • Identify the features of NetApp backup and restoration in virtualized environments
  • Lab Exercises
  • Lab 1-1 Identify the exercise environment
  • Lab 1-2 Log into the exercise environment
  • Lab 1-3 Install NetApp OnCommand System Manager
  • Lab 1-4 Create a cluster
  • Lab 1-5 Add the cluster to NetApp OnCommand System Manager
  • Lab 1-6 Join a node to the cluster
  • Lab 1-7 Install NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC)
  • Lab 1-8 Log in to the vCenter server using the vSphere Client
  • Lab 1-9 Use Virtual Storage Console to configure a vSphere server
  • Lab 1-10 Configure SSH access on the vSphere server
  • Lab 3-1 Create an aggregate for a vServer
  • Lab 3-2 Use NetApp OnCommand System Manager to create a vServer for iSCSI
  • Lab 3-3 Configure the virtual IP infrastructure on ESXi
  • Lab 3-4 Configure iSCSI on ESXi
  • Lab 3-5 Confirm iSCSI sessions using the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Lab 4-1 Configure the NFS service on a vServer
  • Lab 4-2 Configure failover groups for a vServer
  • Lab 4-3 Enable a vServer to use the NFS VAAI plug-in
  • Lab 5-1 Create datastores using the VSC
  • Lab 5-2 Deploy the NFS VAAI plug-in using the VSC
  • Lab 5-3 Confirm that an NFS datastore is using the NFS VAAI plug-in
  • Lab 5-4 Add a VM to the datastore
  • Lab 5-5 Add an RDM-backed VM to the inventory list
  • Lab 5-6 Resize a datastore using the VSC
  • Lab 5-7 Destroy a datastore using the VSC
  • Lab 5-8 Import a VM into a datastore
  • Lab 6-1 Migrate a VM using VMware Storage vMotion
  • Lab 6-2 Clone a datastore with NetApp Flexclone software
  • Lab 6-3 Align a virtual disk partition using online migration
  • Lab 6-4 Align a virtual disk partition using offline migration
  • Lab 6-5 Clone a datastore with NetApp Rapid Cloning technology
  • Lab 6-6 Verify deduplication on a datastore
  • Lab 7-1 Use VSC to create a backup job for a datastore
  • Lab 7-2 Use the VSC to restore a VM
  • Lab 7-3 Use the VSC CLI to back up and restore a VM
  • Lab 7-4 Install the Snap Creator Framework
  • Lab 7-5 Use the Snap Creator Framework to configure vSphere backup policies
  • Lab 7-6 Use the Snap Creator Framework to back up and recover jobs
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