ONTAP Performance Analysis Training

ONTAP Performance Analysis Training

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Introduction:

ONTAP Performance Analysis Training (PERFCDOT) with Hands-on Labs (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

NetApp Training Units: 36 NTU

This ONTAP Performance Analysis Training course provides you with the knowledge and skills that you need to collect and analyze system performance data from NetApp storage systems that are running ONTAP 9. You will learn how to interpret data and how to identify and implement changes that improve system efficiency.

You will also learn how to use system commands and features to monitor and enhance storage system performance by using hands-on exercises, case studies and technical discussion.

Duration: 5 days

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  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this ONTAP Performance Analysis Training (PERFCDOT) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the ONTAP Performance Analysis Training (PERFCDOT) course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the ONTAP Performance Analysis Training (PERFCDOT) course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this ONTAP Performance Analysis course:

  • Professionals who manage NetApp storage systems and would like a deeper understanding of Clustered Data ONTAP system performance

ONTAP Performance Analysis Training – Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this ONTAP Performance Analysis Training course are as follows:

  • ONTAP Cluster Fundamentals
  • ONTAP Cluster Administration
  • Hands-on experience with ONTAP software (6 to 12 months)

ONTAP Performance Analysis Training – Objectives:

Upon completing this ONTAP Performance Analysis Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Understand how a storage system running ONTAP 9 functions
  • Identify the commands and tools to use to collect and monitor storage system performance
  • Interpret performance data and identify hindrances to storage system performance
  • Use system commands and features to enhance storage system performance and efficiency

ONTAP Performance Analysis Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: How a NetApp Storage System Works

  • NetApp FAS system architecture
  • ONTAP architecture layers
  • Data access
  • NVRAM

Module 2: Performance Analysis Tools

  • Performance terminology
  • Performance guidelines and methodologies
  • Analysis tools and commands
  • Output commands
  • Tools for performance measurement
  • AutoSupport tools
  • Perfstat
  • OnCommand Insight

Module 3: OnCommand Performance Manager

  • Features
  • Dashboard
  • Performance troubleshooting
  • Events
  • User defined thresholds

Module 4: CPU and Memory Performance

  • CPU performance bottlenecks
  • Resolving bottlenecks
  • Memory performance bottlenecks
  • Resolving bottlenecks

Module 5: WAFL Performance

  • WAFL functions
  • Inodes
  • WAFL readahead
  • Resolving WAFL issues
  • Best practices

Module 6: Disk I/O Performance

  • Disk subsystem hardware and software
  • Subsystem bottlenecks
  • Analyzing bottlenecks with Statit
  • Resolving bottlenecks
  • RAID-DP technology

Module 7: Flash Cache and Flash Pool Performance

  • Virtual Storage tier
  • Flash pool
  • Flash cache
  • Automatic workload analyzer
  • Cache performance issues

Module 8: Cluster Interconnect Performance

  • Cluster interconnect uses
  • Switchless and switched configurations
  • Cluster interconnect bottlenecks
  • Bottleneck resolutions

Module 9: Storage QoS

  • Managing system performance with QoS
  • QoS policies
  • Reactive storage QoS
  • Proactive storage QoS
  • Monitoring commands

Module 10: NAS Performance

  • NAS functions
  • Bottlenecks
  • NAS protocol traffic
  • Monitoring NFS usage commands
  • Monitoring SMB usage commands
  • Bottleneck resolutions

Module 11: SAN Performance

  • SAN overview
  • Protocols
  • FCoE
  • iSCSI
  • SAN LIFs
  • SAN performance issues
  • SAN multipathing
  • SAN load balancing
  • I/O misalignment
  • Queue depth

Module 12: Using What You Learned

  • Performance overview
  • Performance tools
  • Windows monitoring and analysis
  • Linux monitoring and analysis
  • VMware monitoring and analysis
  • Slow application performance
  • Using performance manager
  • Best practices

Labs:

  • Identifying cluster components
  • Analyzing performance statistics
  • OnCommand performance manager thresholds, events and alerts
  • Identifying and resolving storage controller performance issues
  • WAFL performance monitoring and analysis
  • Identifying and resolving disk I/O bottlenecks
  • Exploring cache performance
  • Cluster interconnect performance
  • Workload management with storage QoS
  • NAS performance
  • SAN protocol performance

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