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VMware vSphere on NetApp (VVNA)

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NetApp Introduction

  • Networked Storage
  • Unified Storage and NetApp Cloud ONTAP
  • Clustered Data ONTAP

Lab: Check and Setup cDOT

VMware Overview

  • ESXi 6.0
  • vCenter 6.0
  • What’s New in vSphere 6.0 Platform
  • ESXi 5.x/vCenter 5.x/vSphere 5.x

Lab: VMware, vCenter Networking

NetApp VMware Integration

  • Software Defined Datacenter
  • Virtual Storage Console
  • VAAI
  • VASA

NetApp DS Networking FC

  • Storage Protocol Selection
  • IP SAN Architecture
  • VMFS Datastores
  • iSCSI
  • FC/FCoE

VM Datastore Networking iSCSI and NFS

  • Ethernet Best Practices
  • Common Best Practices
  • iSCSI Best Practices
  • 5.4 NFS4.1 datatores

Lab: iSCSI Configuration
Lab: NFS Storage & NFS VAAI Plugin
Lab: Configuring NFSv4.1 datastores

VM Data

  • VMFS Alignment
  • VSC Non-Disruptive VM Alignment
  • VMware Converter
  • User/Application Data
  • RDMs vs VMFS Disks
  • Storage Efficiency with Deduplication & Cloning
  • FT new features

Lab: Alignment –VSC 6.0 and cDOT 8.3

Multitenancy

  • Principles of Multitenancy and Cloud Computing
  • Availability
  • Security
  • Performance
  • Management Separation

Lab: Snapshots - vSphere 6.0, VSC 6.0 and cDOT 8.3

HA

  • Planned Events
  • 8.2 vMotion
  • Storage vMotion
  • Non-disruptive Volume and LIF Migrations
  • Unplanned Events
  • VMware HA
  • VMware FT
  • NetApp HA
  • MetroCluster

Lab: SnapMirror
Lab: VMware HA

DR and Backup

  • Planning Service Levels
  • VMware Snapshots
  • NetApp Snapshots
  • SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure
  • Site Recovery Manager
  • SnapCreator Framework

Lab: Backup with VSC

Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Performance Factors
  • Networking Performance
  • ESXi Host Performance
  • VM and Guest OS Considerations
  • VM to virtualized storage performance

Lab: Explore and Manage Alerts