ONTAP Performance Analysis

Duration : 3 Days (24 Hours)

ONTAP Performance Analysis Course Overview:

The ONTAP Performance Analysis Certification is a professional credential that confirms an individual’s expertise in assessing, troubleshooting, and optimizing the performance of NetApp’s ONTAP software. It covers areas such as performance architecture, performance measurement tools, and tuning strategies. Industries rely on this certification to ensure that their IT professionals are skilled in maximizing productivity and efficiency through the effective use of ONTAP software. It guarantees the team’s ability to address performance issues, improve capacity planning, and efficiently allocate resources. This certification is particularly valuable for industries that heavily rely on data storage and management, allowing them to make the most of NetApp technologies.

Intended Audience:

  • IT professionals working with ONTAP software.
  • System administrators managing data storage systems.
  • Network engineers interested in performance optimization.
  • Database administrators seeking to improve system efficiency.
  • ONTAP software users aiming to understand its performance metrics.
  • IT consultants providing ONTAP support services.
  • Professionals preparing for NetApp certification exams.

Learning Objectives of ONTAP Performance Analysis:

The ONTAP Performance Analysis course aims to equip learners with the skills needed to effectively monitor, interpret, and troubleshoot the performance of an ONTAP cluster. The course objectives include:

  • Understanding the architecture of ONTAP and its underlying hardware components.
  • Mastery of diagnostic tools for performance analysis.
  • Learning best practices for optimizing performance.
  • Interpreting performance metrics for informed decision-making.

Additionally, the course familiarizes learners with various workloads and use cases, enabling them to anticipate and address performance issues effectively, ultimately enhancing their ability to maintain optimal system performance.

Module 1: Performance Analysis Fundamentals

  • Basic Concepts of Performance
  • Performance Monitoring Methodology

Module 2: Performance Analysis Tools

  • Performance Terminology
  • Using Active IQ Unified Manager

Module 3: Storage System Architecture and Data Flow

  • FAS and AFF Architecture
  • Data Flow
  • NVRAM Functionality

Module 4: WAFL

  • WAFL Functions
  • WAFL Readahead
  • Resolving WAFL Issues

Module 5: CPU and Memory

  • Identifying CPU Performance Bottlenecks
  • Resolving CPU Performance Bottlenecks
  • Identifying Memory Performance Bottlenecks
  • Resolving Memory Performance Bottlenecks

Module 6: Disk Subsystem

  • Disk Subsystem Hardware
  • Analyzing and Isolating Disk Subsystem Bottlenecks
  • Analyzing Disk Subsystem Bottlenecks with Statit
  • Resolving Disk Subsystem Bottlenecks

Module 7: Cache Subsystem

  • Cache Subsystem Overview
  • Flash Cache Feature
  • Flash Pool Feature
  • Flash Cache Policies and Flash Pool Policies
  • Storage Pool
  • Cache Sizing

Module 8: Storage Quality of Service

  • Managing System Performance with QoS

Module 9: NAS Subsystem

  • NAS Functions
  • Identifying NAS Bottlenecks
  • Resolving NAS Bottlenecks

Module 10: SAN Subsystem

  • SAN Overview
  • SAN Multipathing
  • SAN Load Balancing
  • SAN I/O Misalignment
  • Queue Depth


  • 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

ONTAP Performance Analysis Course Prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with ONTAP software operations
  • Basic understanding of NAS and SAN protocols
  • Knowledge of command-line interfaces
  • General skills in networking and systems administration
  • Previous experience with performance management in a data storage environment
  • Prior technical coursework or certifications.

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  • Interaction and collaboration
  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
  • Personal attention


  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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