Configuring and Monitoring NetApp E-Series and EF-Series Storage Systems (CMESERIES)

Программа курса

Module 1: E-Series and EF-Series Product Lines

  • Describe the features of the E-Series and EF-Series storage product lines
  • Identify and describe the components of the controllers and disk shelves
  • Interpret the LED indicators

Module 2: Hardware Installation and Cabling

  • List the basic steps for installing storage system hardware
  • Explain the purpose of shelf IDs
  • Describe proper disk-side and host-side cabling techniques
  • Explain procedures for cabling controller and disk shelves
  • Zone a SAN for redundant access to storage system controllers

Module 3: Storage Management Software

  • Install NetApp SANtricity Storage Manager on a Windows or Linux management and data host
  • Identify the components of the SANtricity operating system
  • Use the SANtricity Storage Manager interface to access and control E-Series or EF-Series storage systems

Module 4: Logical Configuration

  • Create logical configurations from physical disks
  • Modify logical configuration settings
  • Map a volume to an individual host or host group
  • Use storage-based partitions to control LUN assignment and volume visibility

Module 5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Storage System

  • Troubleshoot storage system issues
  • Check the system status
  • Use logs and storage system tools to identify system issues
  • Resolve storage system issues

Module 6: Cache

  • Set caching options on the storage system
  • Choose caching options to maximize performance and efficiency
  • Manage the cache battery
  • Configure solid-state drive (SSD) read cache

Module 7: Disaster Recovery with Storage Management Software Features

  • Differentiate among the SANtricity Snapshot, Volume Copy, and Remote Volume Mirroring features
  • List the benefits of the Snapshot feature
  • List the benefits of the Volume Copy feature
  • Describe the functionality of remote mirroring modes
  • Use SANtricity features in backup and disaster recovery scenarios

Module 8: Upgrading Storage System Firmware

  • Identify the internal code that operates and controls the storage system
  • Upgrade code and maintain proper levels of code on the storage system

Module 9: Management Connections

  • Diagnose communication issues that involve the management connection
  • Define SYMbol and explain SYMbol commands
  • Explain operation error conditions for managing storage systems

Module 10: Host-Side and Controller Operation Troubleshooting

  • Describe how controllers process data I/O
  • Explain normal controller startup
  • Distinguish between foreign and native controllers
  • Describe controller states

Module 11: Host-Side Multipath Failover

  • Describe multipath failover drivers
  • Set the appropriate multipath failover driver for your I/O host
  • Determine the status of a multipath failover driver
  • Troubleshoot issues with multipath failover

Module 12: Drive-Side Operation

  • Describe the drive-side I/O communication path
  • Describe disk states and hot-spare functionality
  • Analyze the drive-channel communication architecture
  • Explain operational and error conditions that occur for drive-side cabling
  • Describe predictive failure analysis (PFA)


  • Identify hardware components
  • Identify controller ports
  • Identify E-Series and EF-Series LED indicators
  • Install E-Series and EF-Series shelves
  • Identify cabling best practices
  • Diagram proper zones
  • Describe the behavior of seven-segment LEDs
  • Install SANtricity software
  • Create the storage management domain and explore the enterprise management window
  • Explore the script editor and SMCLI
  • Explore the array management window
  • Configure controller IP addresses for the out-of-band management
  • Create a RAID 5 volume group
  • Create a volume in a volume group
  • Assign a Hot Spare disk
  • Create a disk pool
  • Create a volume in a disk pool
  • Create a thin-provisioned volume in a disk pool
  • Change a volume
  • Change a disk pool
  • Delete a volume
  • Define a host
  • Create a host group and partitions
  • Investigate the AutoSupport feature
  • Configure Alerts
  • Save support data
  • Save and view an event log file
  • Use the recovery guru
  • Use the onboard backup of the configuration database for disaster recovery
  • Examine the storage system configuration and profile
  • Use the CLI to evaluate the storage system
  • Prepare a volume on a Windows server to receive data
  • Prepare a volume on a Linux to receive data
  • Test I/O performance based on cache settings
  • Test I/O performance based on cache block size
  • Recommend volume settings
  • Work with SnapShot images for data backup and recovery
  • Create and access a volume copy
  • Activate asynchronous remote mirroring and create a mirrored pair
  • Access mirrored data on a remote storage system
  • Use the SnapShot feature with mirror volumes
  • Save storage system recovery information
  • Update controller firmware and NVSRAM for a storage system
  • Update disk shelf ESM Firmware
  • Use storage management software to review management connection details
  • Use the storage system profile to review management connection details
  • Create in-band and out-of-band connections
  • Restart the monitoring agent
  • Check the network response
  • Save, remove, and recover connection files
  • Delete and restore the access volume
  • Connect to the controller shell
  • Set a controller in service mode
  • Take a controller offline
  • Reset a controller
  • View cache attributes
  • View battery attributes
  • Examine storage and host multipath configurations
  • Debug a single-fault multipath scenario
  • Debug a double-fault multipath scenario
  • Locate disk properties from the management interface
  • Locate disk and drive channel properties in the storage system profile
  • Recover from a single-dish failure (online volumes)
  • Recover from a multiple-dish failure
  • Check the cable connections report
  • Investigate support data