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ONTAP Performance Analysis

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills that you need to collect and analyze system performance data from NetApp storage systems that are running ONTAP 9.6. You learn how to interpret data and how to identify and implement changes that improve system efficiency. You also learn how to use system commands and features to monitor and enhance storage system performance by using hands-on exercises, case studies, and technical discussion.


Professionals who manage NetApp storage systems and would like a deeper understanding of Clustered Data ONTAP system performance

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Learning Objectives

This course focuses on enabling you to do the following:
• Understand how a storage system running ONTAP 9.6 functions
• Identify the commands and tools to use to collect and monitor storage system performance
• Interpret performance data and identify hindrances to storage system performance
• Use system commands and features to enhance storage system performance and efficiency


  • ONTAP Cluster Fundamentals
  • ONTAP Cluster Administration
  • Hands-on experience with ONTAP software (6 to 12 months)

Course Content

Module 1: How a NetApp Storage System Works

NetApp FAS system architecture

ONTAP architecture layers

Data access


Module 2: Performance Analysis Tools

Performance terminology

Performance guidelines and methodologies

Analysis tools and commands

Output commands

Tools for performance measurement

AutoSupport tools


OnCommand Insight

Module 3: OnCommand Performance Manager



Performance troubleshooting


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


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


NAS protocol traffic

Monitoring NFS usage commands

Monitoring SMB usage commands

Bottleneck resolutions

Module 11: SAN Performance

SAN overview





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


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

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