NS0-501 SAN Implementation Exam Objectives

SAN Solution Assessment

  • Meet the prerequisites for installation of NetApp system and switches.
  • Collect the information required to configure NetApp systems.
  • List a detailed inventory of SAN components.

SAN Implementation Plan Creation

  • Verify and plan for dual power feeds for all components.
  • Create and interpret cabinet diagrams.
  • Create connectivity diagram.
  • Plan Storage controller configuration.
  • Plan Host configuration.
  • Create snapshot plan.
  • Plan Ethernet switch configuration.
  • Plan zoning configuration.
  • Plan iSCSI configuration.

SAN Implementation

  • Prepare site for installation.
  • Follow the rack diagram, install systems and FC switches.
  • Perform basic power tests for all equipment.
  • Configure NetApp Storage Systems.
  • Configure FC Switches.
  • Configure Ethernet Switches.
  • Configure Hosts.

SAN Implementation Testing

  • Create an acceptance test plan.
  • Test host to storage connectivity (native Vol mgr, file system).
  • Test LUN availability during failover scenarios (multipathing).
  • Test controller failover scenarios (multipath HA).