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NetApp OnCommand Insight Operation and Best Practices (OCIOBP)

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Student Testimonials

"Ken Foster is deeply knowledgeable on OnCommand Insight and brings his real world experience to the training, making it immediately relevant. He's also an extremely good communicator who anticipates possible misunderstandings and makes everything clear and straightforward."
- Robert Smith, Enterprise Systems Engineer, NetApp

Course Content

OnCommand Insight Operation and Best Practices is a 3 day instructor let class where you will learn how OnCommand Insight v7.1 software enables you to manage and improve an organization's IT infrastructure and service management processes. This hands-on course explains the features and functions of the Insight suite of products and how Insight products work together as a solution. You learn how Insight helps you use service policies to manage storage, plan for change, and use resources and capacity more effectively by completing extensive exercises to manage Insight. You also review and use data warehouse performance reporting features.

Who should attend

Customers, Professional Services employees, and Professional Services partners

Prerequisites

Learner should complete the Getting Started series videos:

Course Objectives

After completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the four OnCommand Insight products and explain how they interact
  • Describe the three deployment phases of Insight
  • Describe inventory, paths, policies, thresholds, violations, and vulnerabilities
  • Use Insight to manage multiprotocol storage systems that use such protocols as FC, iSCSI, NFS, and CIFS
  • Address violations and troubleshoot performance issues
  • Configure business entities, applications, and annotations
  • Use business entities, applications, and annotations for business-level reporting
  • Identify the data marts and data models that are in a data warehouse
  • Describe how data is loaded into the data marts and data models
  • Create standard and custom Insight reports

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: OnCommand Insight Overview

  • Describe the NetApp OnCommand Insight product suite
  • Describe Insight and data warehouse (DWH) architecture
  • Explain the functions and licensing of the four products in Insight
  • List Insight server and data warehouse server requirements
  • Describe the three phases of an Insight implementation
  • Perform post-installation validation
  • Locate logs and define the services that are installed on the Insight server and DWH server

Module 2: OnCommand Insight Web UI and Administration

  • Demonstrate the functionality of the Insight web UI
  • Demonstrate the functionality of the Assets Dashboard, storage and virtual machine asset landing pages
  • Access the Java UI
  • Use the widget library to create custom dashboards
  • Use the Insight scrub utilities
  • Configure an Insight server and administer licenses, users, notifications, backups, and ASUP

Module 3: OnCommand Insight Java UI

  • Log into and use the Java UI
  • Demonstrate the features, functionality, and navigation of the Java UI

Module 4: OnCommand Insight Discover

  • Explain how OnCommand Insight uses data sources
  • Perform pre-installation procedures that enable you to configure data sources
  • Define the requirements for arrays and VMware configuration
  • Install data sources
  • Describe the autoresolution process
  • Describe the differences between the IP identify table, the FC indentify table, and the Generic Devices table
  • Manually define and remove devices

Module 5: OnCommand Insight Assure

  • Describe the features and functions of OnCommand Insight Assure
  • Set up and manage global and granular policies, thresholds, and alerts
  • Set up SAN policies and define the priority for alerts
  • Monitor Changes in an Insight environment
  • Analyze and manage threshold alerts, violations, and vulnerabilities

Module 6: OnCommand Insight Perform

  • Use the features and functions of OnCommand Insight Perform
  • View performance data in the Insight web UI and the Java client
  • Use Perform to obtain, analyze, and report performance information for virtual machines (VMs), fabrics, arrays, and virtual storage

Module 7: OnCommand Insight Plan

  • Describe the capacity dashboards and reporting information that OnCommand Insight Plan provides
  • Define annotations and describe why they are important
  • Explain storage and volume tiers and rules

Module 8: OnCommand Insight Data Warehouse Overview and Administration

  • Use data warehouse features and capabilities
  • Describe the architecture of a data warehouse
  • Describe how data is loaded into the data marts and models in a data warehouse
  • Describe the onCommand Insight reporting engine
  • Navigate the data warehouse and use its key dashboards
  • Use the data warehouse administration portal to access and manage a data warehouse

Module 9: OnCommand Insight Reporting Portal

  • List the three levels of reporting needs
  • List the built-in report types
  • List the five key elements for business-level reporting
  • Configure business entities and applications
  • Use tools for the data warehouse database, documentation, and report generation
  • Use Workspace Advanced to create custom reports
  • List the components and qualifications for Report Studio and other SQL tools

Module 10: OnCommand Insight Daily Operations and Best Practices Guide

  • Follow best practices for gathering pre-installation information
  • Follow daily best practices for administration of the Insight server and data warehouse
  • Follow best practices for data source management
  • Identify user needs for general and custom reporting
  • Identify sources for the metadata of business entities, applications, and annotations

Labs:

  • Use Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect to the desktop of the Insight server
  • Check logs to confirm that Insight was installed successfully
  • Log into the Insight server administration portal
  • Install an Insight License
  • Review user management, SNMP, email, and ASUP configurations
  • Access the Help menu options
  • Launch the legacy Insight administration portal
  • Launch the java UI
  • Enable the Insight Java UI navigation pane
  • Add and manage storage and VMware data sources
  • Work with data sources
  • Access the Assets Dashboard and device landing pages
  • Use the Insight Java UI navigation tools and panes
  • Restore a demonstration database to use with the remaining exercises in the course
  • Validate, restore, and access the Assets Dashboard and device landing pages
  • Review the Insight paths pane
  • Analyze a path violation
  • Use Insight to review the virtual machine (VM) environment
  • Apply policies to monitor configurations and performance
  • Troubleshoot congestion, contention, and bottlenecks
  • Identify heavily used storage pools, volumes, and disks
  • Identify heavily used SAN ports
  • Optimize your storage and tier strategy
  • Create a Silver tier and apply rules for Symmetrix storage pools
  • Add costs to tiers
  • Add annotations
  • Access the data warehouse administration portal and use it to configure the data warehouse
  • Log into the reporting portal and verify that the extract, transform, and load (ETL) process to the data warehouse is complete
  • Use the data warehouse administration portal to back up a data warehouse database
  • Reset and restore the data warehouse
  • Use the Insight data warehouse dashboards, reports, and features
  • Add applications and business entities in the Insight server
  • Use IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced to create a custom report
  • Use Workspace Advanced to create a custom report with trend and forecast charts
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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