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ONTAP MetroCluster Installation (MCCIIW)


Course Overview

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Course Content

MetroCluster software is a unique high-availability and disaster-recovery solution. In this course, you learn how to cable and set up a MetroCluster environment. Using active, participatory exercises, you practice the configuration and verification steps. You also learn how to identify component failures and practice recovery steps

Who should attend

NetApp employees, partner professional service implementation engineers and customers

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the major architectural components of a MetroCluster environment
  • Cable nodes, back-end FC switches and FibreBridge devices
  • Set up bridges and back-end FC switches
  • Configure the clusters at both sites in a MetroCluster environment
  • Set up a MetroCluster configuration and serve data to clients
  • Detect and recover from failures in a MetroCluster environment
  • Install and configure Tiebreaker software

Outline: ONTAP MetroCluster Installation (MCCIIW)

Module 1: Overview of MetroCluster

  • Introduction to MetroCluster software
  • Supported configurations
  • Implementation steps
  • Configuration tools and documentation

Module 2: MetroCluster Cabling

  • Disk requirements
  • Cabling overview
  • Controller cabling
  • Switch cabling

Module 3: Bridge and Switch Configuration

  • ATTO FibreBridge configuration
  • Brocade FC switch configuration
  • IOD and OOD delivery

Module 4: Cluster Configuration

  • Disk assignment
  • Cluster setup

Module 5: MetroCluster Configuration

  • Setup
  • Verification
  • Monitoring
  • SVM configuration

Module 6: Failure Scenarios

  • Switchover
  • Switchback
  • Failure scenarios
  • LIF placement

Module 7: TieBreaker Configuration

  • Introduction to TieBreaker
  • Installation
  • Configuration

Appendix A: Advanced Administration

  • Transitioning
  • Reallocating free space
  • Performance testing
  • NDU in a MetroCluster environment
  • Integrating with vSphere 6
  • Comparing features
  • Scaling out
  • Controller upgrades
  • NVRAM allocation

Appendix B: Basic MetroCluster Troubleshooting

Appendix C: Front-End FC Fabrics in a MetroCluster Environment

Appendix D: FlexPod in an AFF MetroCluster Envronment

  • FlexPod solution
  • MetroCluster FlexPod architecture
  • vMSC Validation: failure scenarios and behavior

Appendix E: The ProLion ClusterLion Solution

  • ClusterLion: alternative to TieBreaker

Appendix F: Brocade Network Advisor


  • MetroCluster cabling
  • Bridge and switch verification and configuration
  • Cluster configuration
  • MetroCluster configuration and verification
  • Failover scenarios
  • TieBreaker configuration
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

  • United States: US$ 1,800
  • NetApp Training Units: 24 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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