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NetApp OnCommand Insight Operation and Best Practices (OCIOBP)

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Module 1 Insight Review
  • Describe the OnCommand Insight product suite
  • Explain the functions of the four products in Insight and how the products are licensed
  • Describe the data warehouse
  • Describe the three phases of an Insight deployment
  • List Insight server and data warehouse server requirements

Module 2 Insight Server Configuration
  • Perform post-installation validation, setup, and configuration tasks
  • Locate logs
  • Define the services that are installed on the Insight server and on the data warehouse server
  • Configure backups and restores
  • Log in to an Insight client
  • Describe Insight client navigation, functionality, help, and search features
  • Describe the Insight upgrade process

Module 3 Insight Discover (Inventory)
  • Explain basic data source concepts and why they are important to OnCommand Insight
  • Define standard configuration procedures for adding data sources
  • Describe the steps for installing data sources from NetApp, as well as from Cisco and VMware
  • Define VMware plugin and configuration requirements
  • Describe the auto-resolution process
  • Describe and differentiate between the IP Identify table, FC Identify table, and Generic Devices table
  • Describe how to manually define and remove devices

Module 4 Insight Assure
  • Define the features and functions of Insight Assure
  • Setup and manage global and granular policy, thresholds and performance alerts
  • Set up SAN policies and define the priority for alerts
  • Monitor changes in an Insight environment
  • Analyze and manage threshold alerts, violations and vulnerabilities using Violations Browser and SAN Path Violation Analysis

Module 5 Insight Perform
  • Explain the features and functions of Insight Perform
  • Describe the different ways to view performance data
  • Describe how to use OnCommand Insight Perform to obtain performance information for virtual machines (VMs), fabrics, arrays, and virtual storage
  • Use Insight Perform to analyze performance problems in VM, SAN, and storage environments

Module 6 Insight Plan
  • Describe the capacity dashboards and reporting information that Insight Plan provides
  • Define annotations and describe why they are important to OnCommand Insight Plan
  • Explain storage and volume tiers and rules

Module 7 Insight Data Warehouse Overview and Administration
  • Define data warehouse features and capabilities
  • Describe the architecture of a data warehouse
  • Define the data marts and models in a data warehouse and how data is loaded into them
  • Describe the OnCommand Insight reporting engine
  • Describe how to navigate the data warehouse, and highlight key dashboards that are included with it
  • Use the data warehouse administration portal to access and manage a data warehouse

Module 8 Insight Data Warehouse Reporting Portal
  • Define the three levels of reporting needs
  • Define the built-in report types
  • Define the five key elements that you need for business-level reporting
  • Configure business entities and applications
  • Describe the data warehouse database, documentation, and report-generation tools
  • Demonstrate how to use Business Insight Advantage to create custom reports
  • List the underlying database components and the qualifications that you need to use Report Studio and other SQL tools

Module 9 Daily Operation and Best Practices Guide
  • Describe the best practices that you should follow when gathering pre-installation information
  • Discuss daily best practices for administration of the Insight server and data warehouse
  • Discuss recommended data source management
  • Discuss how to identify user needs for general and custom reporting
  • Discuss sources for business entity, application and annotations metadata

Lab Guide
Lab 2-1 Check logs to confirm the successful installation of Insight
Lab 2-2 Log into the Insight server portal
Lab 2-3 Import a license file
Lab 2-4 Review user management SNMP, email, and AutoSupport
Lab 2-5 Log in to the Insight client
Lab 3-1 Add three data sources
Lab 3-2 Restore a database
Lab 3-3 Use Insight navigational tools and panes
Lab 4-1 Review the paths pane
Lab 4-2 Analyze a path violation
Lab 4-3 Use Insight to review the VM environment
Lab 4-4 Apply policies to monitor configurations and performance
Lab 5-1 Navigate Storage Performance Panes
Lab 5-2 Navigate SAN Performance Panes
Lab 5-3 Troubleshoot a problem with VM and Datastore Performance
Lab 5-4 Track Application and Host Performance
Lab 6-1 Create Silver tier and apply rules for storage pools on EMC Symmetrix storage with disks speed 7200 RPM and disk size of 931 GB
Lab 6-2 Adding cost to the tiers in the OnCommand Insight server for business level reporting in the data warehouse
Lab 6-3 Adding annotation in the OnCommand Insight server for business level reporting in the data warehouse
Lab 7-1 Access and use the data warehouse administration portal
Lab 7-2 Verify the connection and the successful completion of the ETL process
Lab 7-3 Backup a data warehouse database
Lab 7-4 Reset and restore the data warehouse database
Lab 8-1 Use data warehouse navigation, dashboards, and built-in reports
Lab 8-2 Adding application and business entities in the OnCommand Insight server for business level reporting in the data warehouse
Lab 8-3 Use Business Insight Advanced to create a custom report
Lab 8-4 Create a custom report with conditional formatting and drill-down links
Lab 8-5 Create a custom report with trend and forecast charts