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Implementing VMware vSphere on ONTAP (IMPVMWAR)

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of ONTAP for vSphere

  • NetApp storage in a virtualized environment
  • NetApp Unified virtual appliance
  • Datastore types that VSC creates

Module 2: Introduction to Virtual Storage Console (VSC)

  • Unified virtual appliance (UVA) installation
  • UVA key features
  • NetApp VSC integration with vCenter
  • ONTAP configuration for VSC operation

Module 3: Provisioning Traditional Datastores by Using VSC

  • Basic IP networking and datastore considerations
  • Creating NFS datastores by using VSC and System Manager
  • Using the NFS datastore wizard
  • VMFS datastores
  • iSCSI VMFS datastores
  • FC VMFS datastores

Module 4: Provisioning VVols Datastores by Using VSC

  • VVols concepts
  • NetApp VASA provider
  • Storage policies and profiles
  • Managing VVols
  • On-Demand moving, copying and restoring of virtual disks

Module 5: Monitoring Performance and Quality of Service (QoS)

  • VSC performance dashboards
  • NetApp QoS features
  • NetApp and VMware QoS use cases

Module 6: Data Protection

  • SnapCenter plug-in for VMware vSphere
  • Veeam and Commvault backup solutions

Labs:

  • Configuring clusters, vCenter and the VSC management interface
  • Configuring virtual storage console
  • Using VSC to Provision traditional SAN and NAS datastores
  • Creating and managing VVols
  • Monitoring the performance of datastores and VMs
  • Implementing configuration scenarios