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

In this course, you learn how to configure a new E-Series storage system and establish connectivity with a SAN. You use the SANtricity storage management software and command line interface to manage the E-Series controllers. You will also be using prominent premium features to restore data. Additionally, you will learn how to support and monitor E-Series storage systems by performing various troubleshooting tasks, such as evaluating support data, and using the built-in tools to identify storage system errors. Your learning is reinforced through simulations, guided labs, and review questions.

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About this Course

In this course, you learn how to configure a new E-Series storage system and establish connectivity with a SAN. You use the SANtricity storage management software and command line interface to manage the E-Series controllers. You will also be using prominent premium features to restore data. Additionally, you will learn how to support and monitor E-Series storage systems by performing various troubleshooting tasks, such as evaluating support data, and using the built-in tools to identify storage system errors. Your learning is reinforced through simulations, guided labs, and review questions.

Audience Profile

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

At Course Completion

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

  • Identify E-Series product hardware
  • Cable and connect E-Series systems to a fabric
  • Install the SANtricity client on a storage management station
  • Configure an E-Series storage system
  • Create usable storage space on an E- Series storage system
  • Suggest storage configurations to customers based on basic needs
  • Use prominent premium features to restore lost data
  • Check E-Series storage system status
  • Upgrade and maintain SANtricity and E-Series code levels
  • Demonstrate AutoSupport feature
  • View and use support data that provides information about E-Series storage systems
  • Diagnose management connection issues
  • Resolve storage system host-side issues
  • Resolve drive failures
  • Use SANtricity tools to aid in servicing an E-Series storage system

Prerequisites

Basic Windows or Linux administrative experience


Course Outline

Module 1 E-Series Product Line

  • Describe the features of the E-Series storage product line
  • Identify and describe the components of the controller and disk shelves
  • Interpret the LED indicators

Module 2 Hardware Installation and Cabling

  • List the basic steps for installing storage array hardware
  • Explain the reason for shelf IDs
  • Describe proper disk-side and host-side cabling techniques
  • Explain procedures for cabling controller and disk shelves
  • Zone a SAN for redundant access to storage system controllers

Module 3 Storage Management Software

  • Install SANtricity storage management software on a Windows or Linux management and data host
  • Identify the components of SANtricity storage management software
  • Operate the storage management interface to access and control an E-Series storage system

Module 4 Logical Configuration

  • Create logical configurations from physical disks
  • Modify logical configuration settings
  • Map a volume to an individual host or host group
  • Control LUN assignment and volume visibility by means of storage-based partitions

Module 5 Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Storage System

  • Troubleshoot storage system issues
  • Check the system status
  • Use logs and storage system tools to determine system issues
  • Resolve storage system issues

Module 6 Cache

  • Set caching options on the storage system
  • Choose caching options to maximize performance and efficiency
  • Manage the cache battery
  • Configure solid-state drive (SSD) Read Cache

Module 7 Disaster Recovery with Storage Management Software Features

  • Differentiate among the Snapshot, SANtricity (Legacy) Snapshot, Volume Copy, and Remote Mirroring features
  • List the benefits of the Snapshot feature
  • List the benefits of the Volume Copy feature
  • Describe the functionality of the available remote mirroring modes
  • Use features in backup and disaster recovery Scenarios

Module 8 Upgrading Storage System Firmware

  • Identify internal code that operates and controls the storage system
  • Upgrade and maintain proper levels of code on the storage system

Module 9 Management Connections

  • Diagnose management connection communication issues
  • Define SYMbol and explain SYMbol commands
  • Explain operation error conditions for managing storage systems

Module 10 Host-Side and Controller Operation Troubleshooting

  • Describe how controllers handle data I/O
  • Explain normal controller startup
  • Distinguish between foreign and native controllers
  • Describe controller states

Module 11 Host-Side Multipath Failover

  • Describe multipath failover drivers
  • Set the appropriate multipath failover driver for your I/O host
  • Determine the status of a multipath failover driver
  • Troubleshoot issues with multipath failover

Module 12 Drive-Side Operation

  • Describe the drive-side I/O communication path
  • Describe disk states and hot spare functionality
  • Analyze the drive-channel communication architecture
  • Explain operational and error conditions with drive-side cabling
  • Describe Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA)

Lab Exercise


Lab 1-1 Identify hardware components
Lab 1-2 Identify controller ports
Lab 1-3 Identify E-Series LED indicators
Lab 2-1 E-Series shelf installation
Lab 2-2 Identify cabling best practices
Lab 2-3 Diagram proper zones
Lab 2-4 Investigate the 7-segment display
Lab 3-1 Install SANtricity software
Lab 3-2 Create the storage management domain and explore the enterprise management window
Lab 3-3 Explore the script editor and SMcli
Lab 3-4 Explore the array management window
Lab 3-5 Configure controller ip addresses for out-of-band management
Lab 3-6 Explore the SANtricity simulator
Lab 4-1 Create a RAID 5 volume group
Lab 4-2 Create a volume in a volume group
Lab 4-3 Assign a hot spare disk
Lab 4-4 Create a disk pool
Lab 4-5 Create a volume on a disk pool
Lab 4-6 Create a thin provisioned volume on a disk pool
Lab 4-7 Make changes to a volume
Lab 4-8 Make changes to a disk pool
Lab 4-9 Delete a volume
Lab 4-10 Define a host
Lab 4-11 Create a host group and partitions
Lab 5-1 Investigate the AutoSupport feature
Lab 5-2 Configure alerts
Lab 5-3 Save support data
Lab 5-4 Save and view an event log file
Lab 5-5 Use the Recovery Guru
Lab 5-6 Use the On-Board Backup (OBB) of the configuration database for disaster recovery
Lab 5-7 Examine the storage system configuration and profile
Lab 5-8 Use the CLI to evaluate the storage system
Lab 6-1 Prepare a volume on windows server to receive data and prepare a volume on Linuz to receive data
Lab 6-2 Test I/O performance based on cache settings
Lab 6-3 Test I/O performance based on cache block settings
Lab 6-4 Recommend volume settings
Lab 7-1 Work with Snapshot Images for data backup and recovery
Lab 7-2 Create and access a volume copy
Lab 7-3 Activate asynchronous remote mirroring and create a mirrored pair
Lab 7-4 Access mirrored data on a remote storage system
Lab 7-5 Use the Snapshot feature with mirror volumes
Lab 7-6 Save storage system recovery information
Lab 8-1 Update storage system controller firmware
Lab 8-2 Update disk shelf EDM Firmware
Lab 9-1 Use storage management software to determine management connection details
Lab 9-2 Use the storage system profile to determine management connection details
Lab 9-3 Create in-band and out-of-band connections
Lab 9-4 Restart the monitoring agent
Lab 9-5 Check the network response
Lab 9-6 Save, remove, and recover connection files
Lab 9-7 Delete and restore the access volume
Lab 9-8 Connect to the controller shell
Lab 10-1 Set a controller in service mode
Lab 10-2 Set a controller in offline mode
Lab 10-3 Reset a controller
Lab 10-4 View a cache attributes
Lab 10-5 View battery attributes
Lab 11-1 Examine storage and host multipath configurations
Lab 11-2 Debug a single-fault multipath scenario
Lab 11-3 Debug a double-fault multipath scenario
Lab 12-1 Locate disk properties
Lab 12-2 Locate disk and drive channel properties in the storage system profile
Lab 12-3 Recover a single-disk failure (online volumes)
Lab 12-4 Recover a multiple-disk failure
Lab 12-5 Check the cable connections report
Lab 12-6 Investigate support data



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