Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Administering your NetApp FAS2020/FAS2040 Storage System

*Below is a framework for a document that could be provided to support/customer as a brief guide for basic administration of their storage system.

COMPANY_NAME:
Administering NetApp Storage Appliance FILER_NAME
Private and Confidential 

Contents
1. Filer Details
1.1 Filer Basic Details
1.2 Filer Configuration
2. Administering the FAS2020/FAS2040
2.1 Using NetApp FilerView
2.2 Using NetApp OnCommand System Manager (OCSM)
2.3 Using Data ONTAP CLI
3. Configuration with VMware vSphere
3.1 Mounting NFS Volumes
3.2 NetApp Virtual Storage Console 2.1.1 for VMware vSphere

1. Filer Details

1.1 Filer Basic Details
System Name: FILER_NAME
Make and Model: NetApp FAS2020
IP Address: 10.10.10.101
Serial Number: 500000123456
System ID: 0123456789
Login: root
Password: ******** {See secure password document}

1.2 Filer Configuration
Disks:
     Pool0 of
     12 x 15000 RPM, 268.4GB, SAS disks
     In a RAID-DP configuration of 11 disks (2 parity) with 1 spare
Aggregates:
     aggr0 with 2.1 TB total space
NFS Exports:
     /vol/nfsvol01 - All hosts Allow Read Write
     /vol/nfsvol02 - All hosts Allow Read Write
     /vol/vol0 - All hosts All Read Only
     /vol/vol0/home - All hosts Allow Read Write
Volumes:
     nfsvol01 with 1 TB total space and ASIS enabled
     nfsvol02 with 750 GB total space and ASIS enabled

*ASIS = Advanced Single Instance Storage (deduplication)

2. Administering the FAS2020/FAS2040
The FAS2020 can be managed by:
  1. NetApp Filer View
  2. NetApp OnCommand System Manager
  3. (Advanced) Data ONTAP CLI via Telnet or SSH

2.1 Using NetApp FilerView
Go to http://10.10.10.101/na_admin and login as root

Then click on FilerView to access the FilerView GUI for to configure and monitor your filer.

2.2 Using NetApp OnCommand System Manager (OCSM)
OnCommand System Manager can be downloaded from http://support.netapp.com/NOW/cgi-bin/software/ for Windows and Linux platforms. Current latest version as of writing (13th March 2012) is 2.0R1. From the downloaded sysmgr-setup-2.-0R1-win.exe the installation is straightforward.

NetApp OnCommand System Manager has been installed on:

Server Name: NAME_OF_SERVER
IP Address: 10.10.10.10

To access NetApp OnCommand System Manager, either use the shortcut from the desktop:

Or from All Programs > NetApp > OnCommand System Manager > 2.0 > NetApp OnCommand System Manager

This will open up the default internet browser and present the OCSM Home Screen. FILER_NAME has already been added.

Select your filer and click on Login entering credentials as required. From here you can configure and monitor your filer:

2.3 Using Data ONTAP CLI
Use an SSH client (e.g. PuTTY or similar) or Telnet Client (e.g. PuTTY, Windows DOS prompt, …) to access the Data ONTAP CLI.

Commands available from the CLI (obtained by inputting a ? after the prompt):
acpadmin / aggr / arp / autosupport / backup / bmc / cdpd / cf / charmap / cifs / clone / config / date / dcb / df / disk / disk_fw_update / dns / download / du / dump / echo / ems / environment / exportfs / fcadmin / fcnic / fcp / fcstat / file / flexcache / fpolicy / fsecurity / ftp / halt / help / hostname / httpstat / ic / ifconfig / ifgrp / ifstat / igroup / ipsec / ipspace / iscsi / key_manager / keymgr / license / lock / logger / logout / lun / man / maxfiles / mt / nbtstat / ndmpcopy / ndmpd / ndp / netdiag / netstat / nfs / nfsstat / nis / options / orouted / partner / passwd / ping / ping6 / pktt / portset / priority / priv / qtree / quota / radius / rdate / rdfile / reallocate / reboot / restore / revert_to / rlm / route / routed / rshstat / sasadmin / sasstat / savecore / sectrace / secureadmin / setup / sftp / shelfchk / sis / smtape / snap / snaplock / snapmirror / snapvault / snmp / software / source / sp / stats / storage / sysconfig / sysstat / system / timezone / traceroute / traceroute6 / ups / uptime / useradmin / version / vfiler / vlan / vmservices / vol / vscan / wcc / wrfile / ypcat / ypgroup / ypmatch / ypwhich

3. Configuration with VMware vSphere

3.1 Mounting NFS Volumes
The storage is mounted to the ESXi hosts using the vSphere Client GUI and this is done for each host and each NFS volume in turn.

Select host > Configuration Tab > Hardware: Storage > Add Storage…

Choose Storage Type = Network File System > Next

Complete the Properties and Datastore Name field > Next

Finish!

3.2 NetApp Virtual Storage Console 2.1.1 for VMware vSphere
The NetApp Virtual Storage Console can be downloaded from http://support.netapp.com/NOW/cgi-bin/software/ and is installed on the vCenter server. From the downloaded exe the installation is straightforward.

NetApp Virtual Storage Console 2.1.1 has been installed on:

Server Name: NAME_OF_SERVER
IP Address: 10.10.10.10

The VSC places a NetApp tab in the vSphere Client GUI.

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