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ONTAP Performance Analysis

Skills Gained Describe how to use NetApp tools for performance measurement Describe the layers within the ONTAP architecture Diagram the flow of read and write requests through the network and data...

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$3,033 USD
Course Code NA-PERFCDOT
Duration 3 days
Available Formats Classroom

Skills Gained

  • Describe how to use NetApp tools for performance measurement
  • Describe the layers within the ONTAP architecture
  • Diagram the flow of read and write requests through the network and data layers of ONTAP software
  • Discuss how storage quality of service (QoS) operates in an ONTAP cluster
  • Explain how to monitor and manage workload performance
  • Use the performance analysis tools to identify NAS and SAN performance obstacles

Who Can Benefit

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

Prerequisites

  • ONTAP Cluster Fundamentals WBT
  • ONTAP Cluster Administration and Data Protection Bundle (CDOTDP9)
  • Hands-on experience with ONTAP software (6 to 12 months)

Course Details

ONTAP Performance Analysis

Module 1: How a NetApp Storage System Works

  • Module 1: Performance Analysis Fundamentals
  • Basic Concepts of Performance
  • Performance Monitoring Methodology
  • Module 2: Performance Analysis Tools
  • Performance terminology
  • Using Active IQ Unified Manager
  • Module 3: Storage System Architecture and Data Flow
  • FAS and AFF Architecture
  • Data Flow
  • NVRAM Functionality
  • Module 4: WAFL
  • WAFL Functions
  • WAFL Readahead
  • Resolving WAFL issues
  • Module 5: CPU and Memory
  • Identifying CPU Performance Bottlenecks
  • Resolving CPU Performance Bottlenecks
  • Identifying Memory Performance Bottlenecks
  • Resolving Memory Performance Bottlenecks
  • Module 6: Disk Subsystem
  • Disk Subsystem Hardware
  • Analyzing and Isolating Disk Subsystem Bottlenecks
  • Analyzing Disk Subsystem Bottlenecks with Statit
  • Resolving Disk Subsystem Bottlenecks
  • Module 7: Cache Subsystem
  • Cache Subsystem Overview
  • Flash Cache Feature
  • Flash Pool Feature
  • Flash Cache Policies and Flash Pool Policies
  • Storage Pool
  • Cache Sizing
  • Module 8: Storage Quality of Service
  • Managing System Performance with QoS
  • Module 9: NAS Subsystem
  • NAS functions
  • Identifying NAS Bottlenecks
  • Resolving NAS Bottlenecks
  • Module 10: SAN Subsystem
  • SAN Overview
  • SAN Multipathing
  • SAN load balancing
  • SAN I/O Misalignment
  • Queue depth
  • 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

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