ONTAP Performance Analysis (PERFCDOT)

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: How a NetApp Storage System Works

  • NetApp FAS system architecture
  • ONTAP architecture layers
  • Data access
  • NVRAM

Module 2: Performance Analysis Tools

  • Performance terminology
  • Performance guidelines and methodologies
  • Analysis tools and commands
  • Output commands
  • Tools for performance measurement
  • AutoSupport tools
  • Perfstat
  • OnCommand Insight

Module 3: OnCommand Performance Manager

  • Features
  • Dashboard
  • Performance troubleshooting
  • Events
  • User defined thresholds

Module 4: CPU and Memory Performance

  • CPU performance bottlenecks
  • Resolving bottlenecks
  • Memory performance bottlenecks
  • Resolving bottlenecks

Module 5: WAFL Performance

  • WAFL functions
  • Inodes
  • WAFL readahead
  • Resolving WAFL issues
  • Best practices

Module 6: Disk I/O Performance

  • Disk subsystem hardware and software
  • Subsystem bottlenecks
  • Analyzing bottlenecks with Statit
  • Resolving bottlenecks
  • RAID-DP technology

Module 7: Flash Cache and Flash Pool Performance

  • Virtual Storage tier
  • Flash pool
  • Flash cache
  • Automatic workload analyzer
  • Cache performance issues

Module 8: Cluster Interconnect Performance

  • Cluster interconnect uses
  • Switchless and switched configurations
  • Cluster interconnect bottlenecks
  • Bottleneck resolutions

Module 9: Storage QoS

  • Managing system performance with QoS
  • QoS policies
  • Reactive storage QoS
  • Proactive storage QoS
  • Monitoring commands

Module 10: NAS Performance

  • NAS functions
  • Bottlenecks
  • NAS protocol traffic
  • Monitoring NFS usage commands
  • Monitoring SMB usage commands
  • Bottleneck resolutions

Module 11: SAN Performance

  • SAN overview
  • Protocols
  • FCoE
  • iSCSI
  • SAN LIFs
  • SAN performance issues
  • SAN multipathing
  • SAN load balancing
  • I/O misalignment
  • Queue depth

Module 12: Using What You Learned

  • Performance overview
  • Performance tools
  • Windows monitoring and analysis
  • Linux monitoring and analysis
  • VMware monitoring and analysis
  • Slow application performance
  • Using performance manager
  • Best practices

Labs:

  • Identifying cluster components
  • Analyzing performance statistics
  • OnCommand performance manager thresholds, events and alerts
  • Identifying and resolving storage controller performance issues
  • WAFL performance monitoring and analysis
  • Identifying and resolving disk I/O bottlenecks
  • Exploring cache performance
  • Cluster interconnect performance
  • Workload management with storage QoS
  • NAS performance
  • SAN protocol performance