ONTAP SAN Administration (SANADM)


Course Content

In this course, you learn about configuring ONTAP 9 Data Management Software for a SAN environment. The course provides information about block-level protocols, including FC, FCoE, and iSCSI on Microsoft Windows Server, Linux, and VMware ESXi host operating systems. The course also discusses best practices for managing SAN storage provisioning, protocols, hosts, availability, and data protection. An introduction to NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is provided. The course focuses on ONTAP 9.0 functionality and includes lecture and a hands-on exercise environment.

Who should attend

SAN Storage Administrators using NetApp ONTAP Storage Systems


Course Objectives

This course focuses on enabling you to do the following:

  • Discuss SAN architecture
  • Describe SAN configuration and LUN provisioning
  • Discuss iSCSI features and recommendations
  • Discuss FC and FCoE features and recommendations
  • Discuss ONTAP availability strategies and data protection for LUNs
  • Describe SAN performance considerations and SAN-specific manageability features
  • Describe NVMe architecture and explain NVMe integration into ONTAP software
  • Describe Foreign LUN Import

Outline: ONTAP SAN Administration (SANADM)

Module 1: ONTAP SAN Fundamentals

  • SAN architecture
  • Implementing iSCSI, FC and FCoE SAN in ONATP
  • Interoperability matrix tool
  • SAN scalability and maximums

Module 2: ONTAP SAN Resource Provisioning

  • IP SAN configurations
  • FC SAN configurations
  • LUN provisioning

Module 3: SAN Host Integration

  • Host utilities
    • AIX
    • ESX
    • HPE UX
    • Linux
    • MS Windows
  • Zoning considerations
  • Cisco switches
  • Brocade switches

Module 4: ONTAP iSCSI Administration

  • iSCSI SVM creation workflow
  • iSCSI, FC and FCoE recommended guidelines
  • iSCSI features

Module 5: ONTAP FC and FCoE Administration

  • FC and FCoE LUN creation overview
  • FCoE overview
  • FCoE configuration

Module 6: SAN Availability and Data Protection

  • High Availability and Host Multipathing
  • LUN and volume configuration options
  • Data protection in SAN environments
  • Fast failover

Module 7: Management of ONTAP SAN Environments

  • LUN mobility
  • Copy offloading
  • SAN performance recommendations
    • Quality of service(QoS)
    • Balanced placement
    • Performance capacity

Module 8: NVMe-oF for High Performance and Scalable Network Storage

  • NVMe
  • NVMe over Frabrics (NVMe-oF)
  • NVMe integration into ONTAP
  • NVMe setup and configuration

Module 9: SAN Migration with Foreign LUN Import

  • Foreign LUN import overview
  • Import process
  • Requirements
  • Preparation
  • Tools and utilities


  • Configuring initial setting: subnet, aggregates and SVMs
  • Creating LUNs
  • Integrating hosts
  • Connecting iSCSI LUNs
  • Managing FC and FCoE configurations
  • Reviewing multipathing information
  • Moving LUNs and volumes

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

2 days

  • Online Training: CAD 2,670
  • Online Training: US$ 2,022
  • NetApp Training Units: 24 NTU
    NTUs may not have the same redemption value if used in a country other than where they were purchased.
Classroom Training

2 days

  • Canada: CAD 2,670
  • NetApp Training Units: 24 NTU
    NTUs may not have the same redemption value if used in a country other than where they were purchased.

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Online Training 09:00 US/Central Enroll


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