ONTAP MetroCluster IP Implementation

Duration : 2 Days (16 Hours)

ONTAP MetroCluster IP Implementation Course Overview:

The ONTAP MetroCluster IP Implementation certification validates expertise in deploying, managing, and troubleshooting ONTAP MetroCluster IP storage infrastructure, emphasizing disaster recovery and continuity. Industries rely on this certification to ensure IT teams have essential skills for high-availability storage and data protection. It signifies proficiency in ONTAP networking, storage provisioning, data replication, and more.

Intended Audience:

• IT professionals adept in system administration for ONTAP deployments
• Network engineers seeking proficiency in data protection and business continuity
• IT managers responsible for disaster recovery planning
• Technical support staff working with ONTAP MetroCluster
• Data center architects designing highly available systems
• Professionals preparing for NetApp certification exams

Learning Objectives of ONTAP MetroCluster IP Implementation:

The ONTAP MetroCluster IP Implementation course aims to:

  1. Enhance knowledge of NetApp MetroCluster IP solutions.
  2. Develop skills in installing, configuring, administering, and supporting MetroCluster IP environments.
  3. Provide insights into disaster recovery scenarios and how to manage them using MetroCluster technology.
  4. Equip students with troubleshooting skills to resolve common MetroCluster IP configuration and performance issues.
  5. Deepen understanding of data replication technologies and NetApp ONTAP software capabilities.

Overall, the course focuses on building technical proficiency for efficient management of MetroCluster IP systems.

Module 1: Introduction to MetroCluster Software

  • Review of NetApp MetroCluster HA and disaster recovery concepts
  • Components of a MetroCluster IP configuration
  • Supported hardware for MetroCluster IP configurations
  • Tools and documentation required for configuring a MetroCluster IP environment

Module 2: MetroCluster IP Racking and Cabling

  • Disk requirements for NetApp MetroCluster IP configurations
  • Racking recommendations for MetroCluster IP configurations
  • Cable diagrams for MetroCluster IP configurations

Module 3: Switch Configuration

  • Locating the NetApp MetroCluster IP reference configuration file (RCF) and firmware files
  • Setting up virtual LANs (VLANs) in MetroCluster IP configurations
  • Upgrading and configuring Cisco IP switches
  • Upgrading and configuring Broadcom IP switches

Module 4: Preparing the Clusters

  • Configuring disk ownership in a MetroCluster IP environment
  • Cluster configuration

Module 5: MetroCluster Configuration

  • Preparing two clusters for NetApp MetroCluster configuration
  • Configuring two clusters to become MetroCluster configurations
  • Verifying a MetroCluster configuration
  • Configuring a storage VM (storage virtual machine, SVM) in a MetroCluster environment
  • SVM configuration in a MetroCluster environment

Module 6: Failure Scenarios

  • Responding to component failures in a MetroCluster environment
  • Performing planned and unplanned switchovers
  • Steps involved in a switchback process
  • Correct LIF (Logical Interface) placement

Module 7: ONTAP Mediator Service

  • Components of ONTAP Mediator
  • Installation of ONTAP Mediator
  • Configuration of ONTAP Mediator
  • Administration of ONTAP Mediator

Module 8: MetroCluster Transition

  • Understanding the transition process from MetroCluster FC to MetroCluster IP
  • Detailed workflow for a MetroCluster transition

This organization helps students navigate through the course content systematically.

ONTAP MetroCluster IP Implementation Course Prerequisites:

• Basic understanding of networking and storage concepts.
• Knowledge of ONTAP 9 software fundamentals.
• Experience with ONTAP MetroCluster Installation and Configuration.
• Basic awareness of clustering, data protection and disaster recovery.
• Familiarity with VMware vSphere basics.
• Experience in managing ONTAP administration, either through prior training or job experience.

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  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
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