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VMware vSphere on NetApp (VVNA)

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Course Overview

NOTE: While VMware vSphere has upgraded to v6.5 and NetApp ONTAP has upgraded to v9.1, little has changed with regards to storage features and how the NetApp® Virtual Storage Console (VSC) uses VMware vSphere API for Storage Awareness (VASA), which is currently available for vSphere 6.0, to enable VMware Virtual Volumes (vVOLs). Topics taught in this class are relevant to all NetApp users of VMware vSphere.

Course Content

Managing a vSphere storage virtualization environment requires knowledge of the features that exist between VMware and NetApp to handle large data workloads. The VMware vSphere on NetApp training provides in-depth use of best practices to improve storage resource utilization, simplify operating system maintenance irrespective of the storage topology, data center operations simplification, and optimal use of your NetApp storage. The course covers the management of any cloud infrastructure using Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 and the VMware vSphere 6.0 virtualization and management suite.

This hands-on 5-day class with hands on labs immerses you into the virtual machine management and storage operations spanning NetApp Data ONTAP, VMware ESXi with vCenter management. You will get a hands-on experience using the vCenter NetApp plug-in, the Virtual Storage Console (VSC), configuring and monitoring the VMware host settings, performing backups, restoration, and virtual machine cloning operations.

Who should attend

  • Data Center Operations Professionals
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects
  • Cloud Administrators
  • Cloud Engineers
  • Storage Administrators

Prerequisites

  • System administration experience managing either the Linux or Microsoft Windows operating system
  • Completion of the !1732 or equivalent experience.
  • Completion of the Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM) or equivalent experience.

Course Objectives

  • Deploy a virtualized infrastructure using NetApp storage based on the feature integration that exists with VMware vSphere and NetApp ONTAP
  • Show a firm and practical knowledge of VMware services, protocols and connectivity options
  • Utilize NetApp vCenter plug-ins to ensure proper functionality and performance for virtual machines
  • Utilize NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC) to automate the backup, provisioning, machine cloning and host optimization configuration
  • Perform host monitoring on ESXi hosts and NetApp storage through a single-pane-of-glass. Optimize virtual machine performance and correct virtual disk misalignment.
  • Optimize NetApp Storage system connectivity, performance and reliability using Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), FCoE, iSCSI, and NFS protocols.
  • Implement multi-tenancy through the use of vFilers or Vservers
  • Configure storage from the vSphere CLI or GUI in either NetApp clustered ONTAP or 7-mode
  • Install and configure NetApp vSphere plug-ins and utilize the features
  • Perform data storage networking for both iSCSI and NFS datastores
  • Manage virtual machine snapshots at both the virtualization and storage layers
  • Implement high availability and disaster recovery features

Outline: VMware vSphere on NetApp (VVNA)

NetApp Introduction

  • Networked Storage
  • Unified Storage and NetApp Cloud ONTAP
  • Clustered Data ONTAP

Lab: Check and Setup cDOT

VMware Overview

  • ESXi 6.0
  • vCenter 6.0
  • What’s New in vSphere 6.0 Platform
  • ESXi 5.x/vCenter 5.x/vSphere 5.x

Lab: VMware, vCenter Networking

NetApp VMware Integration

  • Software Defined Datacenter
  • Virtual Storage Console
  • VAAI
  • VASA

NetApp DS Networking FC

  • Storage Protocol Selection
  • IP SAN Architecture
  • VMFS Datastores
  • iSCSI
  • FC/FCoE

VM Datastore Networking iSCSI and NFS

  • Ethernet Best Practices
  • Common Best Practices
  • iSCSI Best Practices
  • 5.4 NFS4.1 datatores

Lab: iSCSI Configuration
Lab: NFS Storage & NFS VAAI Plugin
Lab: Configuring NFSv4.1 datastores

VM Data

  • VMFS Alignment
  • VSC Non-Disruptive VM Alignment
  • VMware Converter
  • User/Application Data
  • RDMs vs VMFS Disks
  • Storage Efficiency with Deduplication & Cloning
  • FT new features

Lab: Alignment –VSC 6.0 and cDOT 8.3

Multitenancy

  • Principles of Multitenancy and Cloud Computing
  • Availability
  • Security
  • Performance
  • Management Separation

Lab: Snapshots - vSphere 6.0, VSC 6.0 and cDOT 8.3

HA

  • Planned Events
  • 8.2 vMotion
  • Storage vMotion
  • Non-disruptive Volume and LIF Migrations
  • Unplanned Events
  • VMware HA
  • VMware FT
  • NetApp HA
  • MetroCluster

Lab: SnapMirror
Lab: VMware HA

DR and Backup

  • Planning Service Levels
  • VMware Snapshots
  • NetApp Snapshots
  • SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure
  • Site Recovery Manager
  • SnapCreator Framework

Lab: Backup with VSC

Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Performance Factors
  • Networking Performance
  • ESXi Host Performance
  • VM and Guest OS Considerations
  • VM to virtualized storage performance

Lab: Explore and Manage Alerts

Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 5 days

Price
  • Canada: CAD 4,500
  • NetApp Training Units: 60 NTU
    NTU's may not have the same redemption value if used in a country other than where they were purchased.
Dates and Booking
Online Training
Modality: L

Duration 5 days

Price
  • Canada: CAD 4,500
  • NetApp Training Units: 60 NTU
    NTU's may not have the same redemption value if used in a country other than where they were purchased.
Dates and Booking
 
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Oct 15-19, 2018 Online Training 09:00 Canada/Pacific Enroll
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Aug 13-17, 2018 Guaranteed to Run Online Training 09:00 US/Eastern Enroll
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