NetApp Self-paced Lab 2:

Exercise 9: Configuring Storage for SAN Clients

Task 1: Allow iSCSI on the SVML

Here we will log into the Netapp consol on the desktop. We will be logging into Cluster1 and going to the SVML tab and selecting iSCSI as shown below. 1; Start.PNG

Task 2: Create an iSCSI Data lif

Next step is to create a network interface LIF for the iSCSI policy we have just created. This will have the SAN iSCSI protocol and the e0c Port with the suggested Network address given to us from the lab documents. After this, we need to make sure it is enabled. As you can see from below, it is.

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Task 3: Start the iSCSI Service on the SVML

In this, we need to go into the iSCSI protocol and turn it on by starting it, as shown below.

4; Isucsi Turned on and Working.PNG

Task 4:  Create a Volume to Contain an LUN

For this, we need to create a SAN Volume as shown below. After this is created we need to edit the volume and change the Security Style from UNIX to NTFS

5; Crreation of the Volume.PNG

Task 5: Configure Snapdrive for Windows Transport Protocol Settings.

From this, we need to go into our snap drive and add another transport protocol with the suggested information, as shown below.

6; cheeking the Transport Protocol settings.PNG

Task 6: Establish an iSCSI Session with the Snapdrive iSCSI Management Tool

Still inside of the snap drive, we need to go into the iSCSI management and click on “establish a session” by going through the wizard and doing the options suggested from the Lab documents.  Once this is done we need to make sure it’s there under the iSCSI management tab as shown below.

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Task 7: Use Snapdrive to Create a LUN on the iSCSI Target.

In the same snap console, we will create a disk by right-clicking on the disks option and clicking “create disk”. We will go through the wizard and put in the suggested options as shown in the lab documents. This Lun will be dedicated to one system and won’t be shared. We will accept the IQN for the Microsoft iSCSI initiator and we will assign an Automatic Initiator Group. After it has been created, we are going to check that the info for it is correct as shown below.

8; Making sure its all there.PNG

Exercise 10: Managing Snapshot Copies

Task 1: Use the CLI to create a Snapshot Copy

In this, we are going to putty into the Cluster and use the code shown below to create a snapshot copy and then we will then check that it is there. 9; Creating a snapshot.PNG

Task 2: Use ONCOMMAND System Manager to create a Snapshot Copy

Then we are going to get into theNetappp console and create the same thing through the GUI interface. We need to go into Volumes and then select a volume and then click on “snapshot copies” and then create. This will then show up in the snapshot copies Tab, as shown below.

10; Mysnapshots.PNG

and then we will delete them afterward.

Task 3:  Configure Snapshot Copies

After this, we are going to configure the snapshot copies. In this, we can choose to do this hourly, daily or weekly.  After this, we are going to go into shares and click on the Eng_projects and go into the Options tab when left clicked. For this, we are going to go into the tab and select the show snapshots. 

Task 4: Use Copy and Paste to Restore Data from Snapshot Copies

Here we will go into the Developer folder in Human resources. Once in here, we will delete a singular folder and then right click select the properties menu for the mapped drive and revert to a previous version. We can go into this and copy over the folder we have just deleted into the current version so we are dragging a copy of the folder we deleted from a previous version. 11; After deletetion.PNG

Task 5: In ONCOMMAND System Manager, Use Snaprestore to Restore a Volume

Once back into the Netapp interface we will then go into Volumes, click on Vol1 and then click on the Snapshot copies tab and click restore. The option below is the option we are going to use. We just need to click restore from here.

11; a BEfore 11.PNG

Task 6: Create a Flexclone Volume Clone

While in the Netapp console we will create a Clone of the volume Vol1,

; 12 A felixvoleme.PNG

and then we will create a new volume.

12; Create volume.PNG

Then we need to mount it as shown below.

13 Clone is mounted.PNG

Exercise 11: Improving Storage Efficiency

Task 1: Configure Storage Efficiency Policies

In this, we will go back into the Netapp console and we will log into Cluster1 ,  we will then add an Efficiency Policy. This is done with credentials given to us in the Netapp lab documents. Once this is done we will make sure it enabled, as shown below.  This will be down twice, one for daily, and one for weekly.15; Added Daily deduplication policey.PNG

Task 2: Create Duplicate Data on a Volume

For this we are going to go into the SVML share and create two course files folders, Once this is done we will go into course files2 and copy the files in this folder into the course files folder we have just created.16; COurse Things being transferred over.PNG

Task 3: Enable Storage Efficiency on a Volume

Here we will go back into the Netapp console and go into volumes and Select Eng_projects  then click edit enable scheduled Deduplication and then put as daily like shown below. After this is done we will then make sure it is enabled.

17; Storage effacilty.PNG

Task 4: Run a Deduplication Operation

For this, we will then select “eng_projects” and then click the Storage efficiency tab at the left hand of the page, as shown below. Then click start on the pop-up box and it will scan the whole volume.  Once this is done we will the refreash the page and then click on the stroage effeincey tab and see the data from the scan.

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Exercise 12: Moving Volumes from one Aggregate to Another.

Task 1: Assign Multiple Aggregates to an SVML

We will navigate to the Vservers tab under cluster1 and then go into the resource allocation tab as shown below. In this, we will select both aggr1 and Aggr2 to be deduplicated.20; Deligate Arrgigation.PNG

Task 2: Move a Volume

Still, in the Netapp console, we will navigate to “Aggregates” and then click on Volumes at the bottom of the page. Then we will click on the move volume button moving through the wizard selecting the suggested options as done via the lab documents. After this, we are going to make sure that Project-y is moved into Aggr2 as shown below.

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