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vCenter Management
VMware vSphere on NetApp (VVNA)
5 Day(s)
Course OverviewThis course covers the planning, installation, configuration, and administration of VMware ESXi 5 with vCenter Server 5 management interface in a NetApp storage environment. Comparison of NFS and VMFS datastore pros and cons are explained with configuration of related network settings. The NetApp plug-in, Virtual Storage Console for vCenter 4/5 with 1) Monitoring and Host Configuration capability, 2) Backup and Restore capability and 3) Provisioning and Cloning capability is covered extensively with hands-on labs. Demonstration and configuration of SnapMirror and VMware HA/DRS for High Availability and SnapVault , OSSV and SnapProtect for Backup and Restore in VMware environments are fully explained and demonstrated. The class provides practical scenarios and explanation of NetApp/VMware best practices, performance tuning and troubleshooting ESXi 5 Clusters on NetApp Data ONTAP 8.1 7-mode. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to confidently configure VMware ESXi 5.0 on NetApp Data ONTAP 8.1 7-mode architecture and its components and explain the key benefits of NetApp’s vCenter-integrated Virtual Storage Console as an end-to-end solution ObjectivesBy the end of this course you should be able to: • Give you a better understanding of how to deploy a virtualized infrastructure within a NetApp environment• Provide 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• Demonstrate NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC) for vCenter 4/5 to automate backup, provisioning, cloning and host optimization settings• Monitor ESXi hosts and NetApp storage through a single-pane-of-glass, with automated correction of virtual disk misalignment and virtual machine performance optimization through built-in NetApp utilities• Optimize connectivity to NetApp Storage Systems and MultiStore vFilers using FCP, FCoE, iSCSI, and NFS protocols via CLI and NetApp System Manager 2.0 GUIAudience• Persons interested in understanding NetApp Storage System technologies including MultiStore vFilers and their integration with VMware’s ESXi 4/5 vCenter Server environments• Those responsible for maintaining a constant virtualization infrastructure connected to NetApp storage with Data ONTAP 8.1 7-mode, who are trying to optimize host, network and storage performance• Storage administrators with working virtualization environments or who are in the process of planning a VMware 5 virtual configuration• Virtualization administrators wanting to learn NetApp plug-ins for vCenter to simplify ESXi 4/5 host connectivity, provisioning and cloning, and backup and restore through ease-of-use NetApp wizards• Organizations considering implementation of Virtual Desktop looking for rapid deployment, more efficient storage technologies and resolution of end-user boot stormsPrerequisites• Knowledge on NetApp Storage Systems, VMware Virtualization, Linux and Windows Servers• Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM) • VMware vSphere 4 or 5 Install, Configuration and Manage (or equivalent recommended)
Price: $5,175
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VMware vSphere on NetApp (VVNA)


Module 1:NetApp Vmware Review
  • Explain NetApp Storage
  • Explain VMware Storage
  • Explain NetApp Networking
  • Explaing VMware Networking
Module 2: Network Files System(NFS)
  • Describe NFS protocol configuration as part of NetApp’s Unified Storage Architecture
  • VMware NFS configuration – ESXi host connectivity to NetApp storage
  • NFS Protocol – Versions and benefits
  • NetApp NFS implementation with VMware – Dynamic expansion
  • NFS Multipathing – NetApp networking options
Module 3: Storage Area Networks(SAN)
  • Describe NetApp SAN protocol configuration and integration with VMware VMFS Datastores
  • Describe Datastores/LUN attributes
  • Explain NetApp lun setup wizard
  • Describe ESXi rescan discovery and configuration of ESXi Datastores
  • Describe iSCSI configuration on NetApp and ESXi
  • Describe ESXi iSCSI software initiators configuration
  • Describe iSCSI LUNs and initiator groups
  • Understand SAN Multipathing
  • Describe FC/FCoE configuration on NetApp and ESXi
  • Explain switch zoning and LUN masking
Module 4: Storage Efficiency andMulti-Tenancy
  • Define Thin Provisioning and Space Reservations
  • Explain Dynamic Space Management
  • Understand Deduplication
  • Understand Compression
  • Understand NetApp Virtual Storage Tiering
  • Describe NetApp Secure Multi-Tenancy with FlexPod
  • Understand NetApp MultiStore
  • Understand DataMotion of vFiler units and FlexVols
Module 5: Snapshots
  • Describe the function of VM Snapshot copies
  • Explain the benefits of VM Snapshot copies
  • Create, revert and delete VM Snapshot copies
  • Explain the Delta file
  • Explain VM Snapshot Performance challenges
  • Explain what Inodes are
  • Explain the use of Snapshot copies
  • Create and manage Snapshot copies
  • Configure and modify Snapshot options
  • Recover data with the use of Snapshot technology
  • View Snapshots from a Windows client
Module 6: Virtual Storage Console
  • Understand Virtual Storage Consule 2.1.2
  • Understand monitoring and host configuration
  • Understand provisioning and cloning
  • Understand backup and restore
Module 7: NetApp High Availability
  • Understand NetApp Tiers of Data Protection and DR
  • Understand NetApp MetroCluster
  • Understand NetApp SnapMirror
  • Understand VMware HA/DRS
  • Understand VMware Site Recovery Manager
Module 8: Backup with SnapVault
  • Describe SnapVault components and benefits
  • Describe Open System SnapVault (OSSV)
  • Describe SnapProtect
Module 9: VMware on NetApp BestPractices
  • Describe the best practices used to configure storage of a NetApp storage system in a server or cluster environment
  • Describe the considerations needed to configure VMware in a NetApp environment
  • Describe the network considerations and best practices for IP network design and SAN storage
Module 10: Performance andTroubleshooting (NFS)
  • Evaluate NetApp storage
  • Evaluate NetApp deduplication
  • Evaluate hardware networking
  • Evaluate ESXi 5
  • Evaluate VM and Guest OS
  • Evaluate vCenter infrastructure
  • Evaluate VMware troubleshooting