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ONTAP Performance Analysis (PERFCDOT)

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Performance Analysis Fundamentals

  • Basic Concepts of Performance
  • Performance Monitoring Methodology

Module 2: Performance Analysis Tools

  • Performance terminology
  • Using Active IQ Unified Manager

Module 3: Storage System Architecture and Data Flow

  • FAS and AFF Architecture
  • Data Flow
  • NVRAM Functionality

Module 4: WAFL

  • WAFL Functions
  • WAFL Readahead
  • Resolving WAFL issues

Module 5: CPU and Memory

  • Identifying CPU Performance Bottlenecks
  • Resolving CPU Performance Bottlenecks
  • Identifying Memory Performance Bottlenecks
  • Resolving Memory Performance Bottlenecks

Module 6: Disk Subsystem

  • Disk Subsystem Hardware
  • Analyzing and Isolating Disk Subsystem Bottlenecks
  • Analyzing Disk Subsystem Bottlenecks with Statit
  • Resolving Disk Subsystem Bottlenecks

Module 7: Cache Subsystem

  • Cache Subsystem Overview
  • Flash Cache Feature
  • Flash Pool Feature
  • Flash Cache Policies and Flash Pool Policies
  • Storage Pool
  • Cache Sizing

Module 8: Storage Quality of Service

  • Managing System Performance with QoS

Module 9: NAS Subsystem

  • NAS functions
  • Identifying NAS Bottlenecks
  • Resolving NAS Bottlenecks

Module 10: SAN Subsystem

  • SAN Overview
  • SAN Multipathing
  • SAN load balancing
  • SAN I/O Misalignment
  • Queue depth

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