SANADM: ONTAP SAN Administration v9.8

SANADM: ONTAP SAN Administration v9.8

SANADM: ONTAP SAN Administration v9.8


Duration: 2.0 days

In this certification & training course, you learn about configuring ONTAP 9 Data Management Software for a SAN environment. The course provides information about block-level protocols, including FC, FCoE, and iSCSI on Microsoft Windows Server, Linux, and VMware ESXi host operating systems. The course also discusses best practices for managing SAN storage provisioning, protocols, hosts, availability, and data protection. An introduction to NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is provided. The course focuses on ONTAP 9.0 functionality and includes lecture and a hands-on exercise environment.


This course focuses on enabling you to do the following:

  • Discuss SAN architecture
  • Describe SAN configuration and LUN provisioning
  • Discuss iSCSI features and recommendations
  • Discuss FC and FCoE features and recommendations
  • Discuss ONTAP availability strategies and data protection for LUNs
  • Describe SAN performance considerations and SAN-specific manageability features
  • Describe NVMe architecture and explain NVMe integration into ONTAP software
  • Describe Foreign LUN Import


Module 1: SAN Fundamentals Review

Module Objectives:

  • Discuss SAN architecture
  • Explain ONTAP SAN implementation methodology

ONTAP SAN Fundamentals Review:

  1. SAN terms (host, node, port, protocols)
  2. ONTAP terms (SVM, aggr, volume, LUN, and LIF)
  • SAN scalability and maximums
    1. SAN Config Guide
    2. HWU
    3. TR-4080
    4. Node count
    5. Max SVMs, Volumes, LUNs, LIFs/port
  • Learning Activity: Discover and inventory SAN environment (new)
  • Knowledge check
  • Module Summary

Module 2: Resource Provisioning

Module Objectives:

  • Describe SAN configurations
  • Explain LUN provisioning

Module Topics:

  • Prescribed SAN Configurations
    1. AFF SAN Optimized Configurations
    2. Application Aware Data Management (Appams)
  • LUN Provisioning
    1. LUN Types (thin vs thick)
    2. Volume options (snapshot autodelete, vol autosize, method)
    3. Space Reservation and guarantee
    4. Strategies to keep LUNs online
    5. Provisioning LUNs from CLI
    6. Provisioning LUNs from System Manager
  • Learning Activity: Create thin and thick provisioned LUNs
  • Learning Activity: Create a non-space reserved LUN, Fill it up and force it to go offline, recover it KB 10103315
  • Learning Activity: Create a space reserved LUN and fill it up, observe sizes.
  • Knowledge check
  • Module Summary

Module 3: ONTAP SVM Administration

Module Objectives:

  • Discuss SAN recommended guidelines
  • Describe ONTAP block protocol features in ONTAP

Module Objectives:

  • Discuss SAN recommended guidelines
  • Describe ONTAP block protocol features in ONTAP

Module Topics:

  • SAN connectivity
  • Block protocol features
  • SVM management
  • Learning Activity: Create and map LUNs and Namespaces
  • Knowledge check
  • Module Summary
  • NVMe setup and configuration
  • Learning Activity: Create an NVMe SVM and Namespace?
  • Knowledge check
  • Module Summary

Module 4: ONTAP Availability and Data Protection

Module Objectives:

  • Discuss ONTAP availability strategies
  • Describe data protection for LUNs

Module Topics:

  • HA and host multipathing
    1. failover
    2. ALUA
    3. SLM
    4. Direct and indirect I/O
  • Data Protection
    1. consistency
    2. snapshots
    3. consistency groups
    4. clones
  • Fast Failover
  • Learning Activity: Display LUN paths, set up SnapMirror relationship?
  • SnapCenter
  • Knowledge check
  • Module Summary

Module 5: Managing ONTAP SAN Environments

Module Objectives:

  • Discuss SAN-specific manageability features
  • Describe SAN performance considerations
  • Explain Volume and LUN sizing

Module Topics:

  • LUN Mobility (vol move, LUN move, LUN copy, SLM)
  • Copy Offload
  • Performance (QOS, balanced placement, performance capacity)
  • Learning Activity: Perform a LUN move
  • Learning Activity: Resize a LUN
  • LUN copy/promotion
  • OnDemand engine
  • Knowledge check
  • Module Summary

Appendix A: SAN Migration Using Foreign LUN Import (FLI)

Module Objectives:

  • Describe Foreign LUN Import
  • Explain FLI use cases

Module Topics:

  • Foreign LUN Import overview
  • FLI use cases
  • <Learning Activity: description>
  • Knowledge check
  • Module Summary


SAN storage administrators


Learners should have a working knowledge of ONTAP 9 and storage area networking. Completion of ONTAP Fundamentals, ONTAP SAN Fundamentals, and ONTAP Administration courses, or equivalent, is required


NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer SAN Specialist (NS0-515)

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