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Implementing Microsoft Exchange on NetApp Storage Systems (MSEXC)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline Lab Topology
 

Attend this Fast Lane course and experience a 1:1 student to lab ratio.

Course Content

In this course you will learn how to optimize Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 in a NetApp® storage environment. Through lecture and hands-on labs you will learn architecture planning, data migration, backup and restore, disaster recovery, clustering and troubleshooting. By the end of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of NetApp technology with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

Who should attend

The target audience is customers, systems engineers, and professional services engineers.

Prerequisites

The following pre-requisites or equivalent knowledge are required for this course:

Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM)
Microsoft Course 10135: Configuring, Managing and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of running Exchange 2010 on a NetApp storage system
  • Plan, implement, and manage Exchange 2010 solutions on NetApp storage systems
  • Describe how to back up and restore Exchange data that is stored on NetApp storage systems
  • Summarize the benefits of deploying an Exchange 2010 solution on Data ONTAP operating in Cluster-Mode
  • Prepare Exchange servers and NetApp storage systems for an Exchange 2010 deployment
  • Use SnapManager for Microsoft Exchange (SME) to back up, verify, and restore Exchange data
  • Configure Exchange 2010 disaster recovery by using NetApp SnapMirror software
  • Perform a single mailbox recovery by using NetApp Single Mailbox Recovery (SMBR)
  • Use NetApp SnapVault software to protect Exchange 2010 data
  • Recognize and resolve common configuration issues for Exchange 2010 deployments on NetApp storage systems

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1 Exchange 2010 Architectures and NetApp Storage Concepts
  • Describe the main architecture and components of an Exchange deployment
  • List the key differences that are introduced with Exchange Server 2010
  • Explain the NetApp storage concepts and functionality that are most relevant to Exchange 2010 deployments
  • Utilize your classroom lab equipment to complete student lab exercises
Module 2 Exchange 2010 Solution Design, NetApp Storage Planning and Sizing
  • Explain typical deployment scenarios for Exchange 2010
  • Summarize the main factors to consider when you plan NetApp storage for Exchange deployments
  • Use the Microsoft Exchange storage calculator to help you to plan for an Exchange 2010 deployment on NetApp
Module 3 Preparing for an Exchange 2010 Deployment on NetApp Storage
  • Describe the installation process for Exchange Server 2010
  • Prepare and configure the NetApp storage systems and Exchange servers
  • Install and configure SnapDrive for Windows
  • Install and configure SnapManager for Microsoft Exchange (SME)
  • Plan for an Exchange Server upgrade or migration from an Exchange implementation
Module 4 Exchange 2010 and NetApp Data ONTAP Operating in Cluster-Mode
  • Explain basic terminology for Data ONTAP operating in Cluster-Mode
  • Identify the similarities and differences between Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode and operating in Cluster-Mode
  • List the main benefits of utilizing Data ONTAP operating in Cluster-Mode
Module 5 Backing Up and Restoring Exchange 2010 on NetApp Storage
  • Describe the backup setting options that are available with SnapManager for Microsoft Exchange (SME)
  • Use SME to perform an Exchange 2010 backup
  • Describe the recovery setting options that are available with SME
  • Use SME to perform an Exchange 2010 restore
  • Describe some of the alternate backup solutions that are available for Exchange 2010 deployments on NetApp storage
Module 6 Exchange 2010 and SnapMirror Software
  • Describe SnapMirror functionality within a Microsoft Exchange deployment
  • Use SnapMirror software for disaster recovery of Exchange 2010
  • Explain how the failover and failback processes work with SnapMirror software
Module 7 Exchange 2010 and SnapVault Software
  • Describe SnapVault functionality within a Microsoft Exchange deployment
  • Use SnapVault to archive and restore Exchange 2010 data
Module 8 NetApp Single Mailbox Recovery
  • Explain the features, functionality, and benefits of Single Mailbox Recovery ( SMBR) for an Exchange deployment
  • Use SMBR to perform a single mailbox recovery
Module 9 Troubleshooting Exchange 2010 and Issues with SnapManager for Exchange
  • Troubleshoot common issues for Exchange 2010 deployments on NetApp storage
  • Explain viable solutions for common issues for Exchange 2010 deployments on NetApp storage
Lab Exercises

Lab 1-1 View the Exchange 2010 server implementation
Lab 1-2 View the Exchange 2010 Mailboxes
Lab 1-3 Send an email message
Lab 1-4 Create a two-member DAG
Lab 2-1 Use the IMT
Lab 2-2 Use the Microsoft sizing tool
Lab 2-3 Calculate aggregate, volume and LUN layout
Lab 3-1 Prepare for iSCSI connectivity between SnapDrive and storage systems
Lab 3-2 (Optional) Allow OnCommand System Manager firewall access
Lab 3-3 Install and configure SnapDrive for Windows
Lab 3-4 Install SnapManager for Exchange on MB1
Lab 3-5 Verify settings for primary and secondary aggregates
Lab 3-6 Create volumes on the primary storage system
Lab 3-7 Create Qtrees to contain LUNs
Lab 3-8 Use SnapDrive to create LUNs to contain Microsoft Exchange data
Lab 3-9 Move MB1 Mailbox Server data to NetApp storage
Lab 3-10 Move MB2 Mailbox Server data to NetApp storage (repeat task 6)
Lab 4-1 Start Microsoft LoadGen
Lab 4-2 Perform a VOL move using OnCommand System Manager
Lab 4-3 Perform Rapid Reseed using PowerShell script
Lab 5-1 Configure the Database Availability Group (DAG)
Lab 5-2 Back up the database using SnapManager for Exchange
Lab 5-3 Restore Microsoft Exchange data using SnapManager for Exchange
Lab 6-1 Setting up SnapMirror relationships
Lab 6-2 Update a SnapMirror destination using SnapDrive for Windows
Lab 6-3 Set up SnapMirror automatic updates using SnapManager for Exchange
Lab 7-1 Using SnapManager to create a Protection Manager Datasets
Lab 7-2 Adding login credentials and granting SnapVault host access
Lab 7-3 Adding a resource pool to Protection Manager
Lab 7-4 Scheduling backup operations
Lab 7-5 Using SnapManager to create a Protection Manager Dataset
Lab 8-1 Install Single Mailbox Recovery
Lab 8-2 Delete Exchange mailbox items
Lab 8-3 Connect a drive to a SnapVault backup to access an .edb archive
Lab 8-4 Restore Exchange mailbox items
Lab 8-5 Using the Find tool
Lab 9-1 Review a number of common root causes
Lab 9-2 Locate the SnapManager for Exchange operation reports

Classroom Training

Duration 3 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 2,700
  • NetApp Training Units: 36 NTU
    NTU's may not have the same redemption value if used in a country other than where they were purchased.
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Online Training

Duration 3 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 2,700
  • NetApp Training Units: 36 NTU
    NTU's may not have the same redemption value if used in a country other than where they were purchased.
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