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NETAPP - Performance Analysis on Data ONTAP

Duration: 3 Days
Course Price: $2,700

Course Overview

The Performance Analysis on Data ONTAP® 7.3 course provides you with the knowledge and skills to perform data collection and analysis on NetApp® storage systems. You will learn how to interpret data and apply performance changes based on their analysis. You will use analysis data for tuning and monitoring performance.

Who should attend

  • This course is intended for administrators and support personnel who administrate NetApp storage systems running Data ONTAP 7.3 and who wish to have a deeper understanding of the system performance.

Course Overview

The Performance Analysis on Data ONTAP® 7.3 course provides you with the knowledge and skills to perform data collection and analysis on NetApp® storage systems. You will learn how to interpret data and apply performance changes based on their analysis. You will use analysis data for tuning and monitoring performance.

Who should attend

  • This course is intended for administrators and support personnel who administrate NetApp storage systems running Data ONTAP 7.3 and who wish to have a deeper understanding of the system performance.

Prerequisites

The following pre-requisites or equivalent knowledge are required for this course:

Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM)

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1 Performance Overview
  • Define performance terminology
  • List three major components of a storage system
  • Use hardware status and configuration commands to determine the hardware on a storage system and its configuration
  • Define baseline performance guidelines and methodology as they relate to NetApp storage systems
Module 2 Performance Monitoring and Analysis Tools
  • Use NetApp tools for performance measurement (data collection, monitoring, and analysis)
  • Identify storage system and host-side monitoring tools
  • Use the perfstat script to collect data and perfviewer to read perfstat output
Module 3 Performance Data Collection Commands
  • Use Data ONTAP tools to identify networking, disk I/O, FC loop saturation, and CPU bottlenecks
    • sysstat
    • statit
    • stats
    • wafl_susp
Module 4 Performance Monitoring and Analysis: Bottlenecks
  • Define a bottleneck
  • Identify typical bottlenecks
  • Use case studies to identify bottleneck areas and implement improvements
Module 5 Performance Acceleration
  • Describe the features and performance capabilities of the Performance Acceleration Module
  • Enable the Performance Acceleration Module software component
  • Perform basic configuration and monitor statistics
  • Compare the different modes of operation
  • Interpret predictive cache statistics to understand usage
  • Use the Performance Acceleration Module in conjunction with FlexShare
Module 6 FlexCache
  • Describe FlexCache software and its benefits
  • Create a FlexCache volume
  • Apply FlexCache volume options
  • Describe how theflexcache_autogrow option works with a FlexCache volume
  • Monitor FlexCache status and statistics
Module 7 Performance Maintenance
  • Discuss how increasing utilization can affect performance
  • Define two types of data layout
  • Use the reallocate command to maintain performance
  • Schedule reallocation jobs to optimize performance
Module 8 High File Count Environments
  • Identify high file count or deep directory structure scenario
  • Select appropriate tools for analysis
  • Identify corrective actions for high file count or deep directory structure scenario
Module 9 Growth Management Concepts and Deployment Techniques
  • Use recommended techniques to optimize Data ONTAP configuration for SAN and NAS (including client-side techniques)
  • Use recommended techniques to optimize Data ONTAP configuration for database performance and network performance (including complementary client-side techniques)
Module 10 Performance Analysis Summary
  • List proactive steps to avoid problems
  • Find resources to learn more about performance tuning
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