Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems (CMESERIES)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Content

In this course, you learn how to recommend configurations based on a pre-deployment assessment for a new NetApp E-Series or EF-Series storage system. In the deployment phase, you use both the NetApp SANtricity® storage management (v11.30) and system management software to create the configuration, perform administrative tasks and employ data protection features. During post-deployment, you use SANtricity system management software to collect storage system information for trend analysis, troubleshooting, performance monitoring and tuning.

Who should attend

This course is designed for Professional Services workers who are NetApp employees, NetApp partners, or NetApp customers.


Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and use administrative and support tools for E-Series storage systems
  • Install SANtricity Storage Manager software on host platform
  • Recommend and create logical configurations on E-Series storage system
  • Manage volume group and dynamic disk pools using SANtricity System Manager
  • Perform routine E-Series administrative tasks using SANtricity System Manager
  • Configure and administer E-Series features such SANtricity Snapshot image, volume copy and mirroring technologies
  • Collect E-Series storage system information such as the event log, profile and support bundle

Outline: Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems (CMESERIES)

Module 1: Introduction to E-Series and EF-Series Storage

  • E-Series and EF-Series storage products
  • Data-protection features
  • NetApp SANtricity Storage Manager functionality
  • Available plug-ins, APIs and providers

Module 2: E-Series and EF-Series Functionality

  • Configuration and theory of operation concepts
  • Controller cache and battery functionality
  • Data Assurance (DA) feature functionality
  • Media scan functionality
  • Drive security feature implementation
  • Path-management concepts

Module 3: configuration Concepts and Initial Setup

  • Storage system configuration tools and resources
  • NetApp SANtricity simulator functionality and usage
  • Host-side configuration concepts
  • Disk-side configuration concepts
  • General disk pool and volume group configuration concepts
  • Storage system initial setup steps

Module 4: Volume Group Administration

  • Volume group concepts
  • Create volume groups and volumes
  • General volume group system administration tasks
  • Manage volume group disks

Module 5: Dynamic Disk Pool Administration

  • Disk pool concepts
  • Create disk pools and volumes
  • Disk pool system administration tasks
  • Manage disk pool disks

Module 6: SSD Cache Administration

  • SSD Cache concepts
  • Create a solid-state drive (SSD) cache
  • Assign and unassign an SSD cache
  • SSD cache administration

Module 7: Snapshot Administration

  • SANtricity Snapshot features
  • SANtricity Snapshot image administrative tasks
  • Initiate the Snapshot process
  • Snapshot volume administration
  • Snapshot consistency group administration

Module 8: Volume Copy Administration

  • Volume copy function
  • Volume copy administration
  • Volume copy work flow steps

Module 9: Mirroring Administration

  • Mirroring technology
  • Use cases
  • Synchronous mirroring features
  • Synchronous mirroring administration
  • Asynchronous mirroring features
  • Asynchronous mirroring administration
  • SANtricity feature considerations

Module 10: Data Collection and Monitoring

  • Data collection and monitoring resources
  • Storage array component information
  • AutoSupport feature configuration
  • Storage array operability and state files
  • Performance metrics for different objects

Module 11: General Administrative Tasks

  • General tasks
  • Alerts management
  • Storage array, controller and drive tasks
  • Managing upgrades


  • Installing SANtricity storage manager software
  • Adding a storage array to the EMW management domain
  • Exploring system manager
  • Exploring E-Series and EF-Series information resources
  • Install the SANtricity simulator
  • Using the Setup Wizard to configure the storage array
  • Creating volume group configurations
  • Managing volumes in volume groups
  • Managing hot spares
  • Creating volume groups from the command line
  • Deleting a volume group configuration
  • Creating disk pool configurations
  • Managing volumes in disk pools
  • Managing failed drives
  • Using the command line to create disk pools
  • Creating and SSD cache drive
  • Creating and preparing disk pool volumes for I/O
  • Creating a Snapshot environment
  • Rolling back a file system
  • Creating a Snapshot volume
  • Mounting and accessing a Snapshot volume
  • Perform an online volume copy operation
  • Perform an offline volume copy operation
  • Creating a mirroring environment
  • Creating a synchronous mirror relationship
  • Creating an asynchronous mirror relationship
  • Data collection
  • Taking a controller offline for servicing
  • Upgrading a storage array
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 4 days

  • Canada: CAD 5,040
  • NetApp Training Units: 48 NTU
    NTU's may not have the same redemption value if used in a country other than where they were purchased.
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Online Training
Modality: L

Duration 4 days

  • Canada: CAD 5,040
  • NetApp Training Units: 48 NTU
    NTU's may not have the same redemption value if used in a country other than where they were purchased.
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