Data Center and Virtualization Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration

Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration


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Welcome to the NetApp® Data ONTAP® 7-Mode Administration course. Data ONTAP 8 is the next generation data storage operating system from NetApp. Data ONTAP 8.2 builds on the stability and reliability of the Data ONTAP 8 operating system and provides new functionality that sets it apart from all of the competition. This five-day instructor-led course enables you to perform basic support and administrative functions on a NetApp storage system running the Data ONTAP system operating in 7-Mode.

Who should attend

This course is intended for NetApp customers, partners and employees who provide basic support and perform administrative functions of the Data ONTAP 8.2 operating system.


Course Objectives

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify the various components of a NetApp storage environment
  • Install and perform the setup configuration of Data ONTAP
  • Perform basic administration on a storage system
  • Explain and configure physical and logical storage
  • Identify and configure client protocols
  • State virtualization techniques available in Data ONTAP
  • Describe Snapshot copies and space consumption in Data ONTAP
  • Discuss backup methods available in Data ONTAP

Follow On Courses

  • Accelerated NCDA Boot Camp Data ONTAP 7-Mode (ANCDABC87)

Topics Covered

Module: 1 The NetApp Storage Environment

  • Identify the key features and functions of NetApp storage systems
  • Describe the advantages that a NetApp storage system provides
  • Distinguish between network-attached storage (NAS) and SAN topologies
  • Describe NetApp Unified Storage Architecture
  • Access the NetApp Support site to obtain software and hardware documentation

Module: 2 WAFL Simplified

  • Describe how data is written to and read from WAFL (Write Anywhere File Layout) file system on a volume
  • Explain the WAFL file system concepts, including consistency points (CPs), RAID management, and storage levels
  • Describe how RAID is used to protect disk data
  • Explain how the WAFL file system processes write and read requests

Module: 3 Basic Administration

  • Connect remotely to a FAS system by using the console and a remote host
  • Access NetApp System Manager to administrator a storage system
  • Execute commands by using the console, a remote host and NetApp System Manager
  • Use commands to analyze a FAS system
  • Configure and manage the NetApp AutoSupport tool for a FAS system

Module: 4 Physical Storage

  • Describe Data ONTAP RAID technology
  • Identify a disk in a disk shelf based on its ID
  • Execute commands to determine a disk ID
  • Identify a hot-spark disk in a FAS system
  • Describe the effects of using multiple disk types
  • Create a 32-bit aggregate and a 64-bit aggregate
  • Execute aggregate commands in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Calculate usable disk space

Module: 5 Logical Storage

  • Explain the concepts related to volumes in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Define and create a flexible volume
  • Execute vol commands
  • Define and create qtrees

Module: 6 Administration Security

  • Restrict administrative access
  • Restrict console and NetApp System Manager access
  • Configure a client machine as an administration host to manage a storage system

Module: 7 Networking

  • Identify the configuration of network settings and components in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Explain and configure name resolution services
  • Configure routing tables in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Define and create interface groups
  • Discuss the operation of virtual LANs (VLANs) and how to route them

Module: 8 NFS

  • Explain NFS implementation in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • License NFS on a storage system
  • Explain the purpose and format of /etc/ exports
  • List and define the export specification options
  • Describe the use of the exportfs command
  • Mount an export on a UNIX host

Module: 9 CIFS

  • Describe the CIFS environment
  • Configure the storage system to participate in the CIFS environment
  • Share a resource on the storage system
  • Map a drive from a client to the shared resource on the storage system

Module: 10 NAS Management

  • List some security methods for protecting data
  • Explain and configure a security style setting for a volume and a qtree
  • Describe methods of tracking and restricting storage usage
  • Explain, create, and manage quotas
  • Explain and configure the Data ONTAP FPolicy file-screening policy

Module: 11 SAN

  • Explain the purpose of a SAN
  • Identify supported SAN configurations
  • Distinguish between Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI protocols
  • Define a LUN and explain LUN attributes
  • Use the LUN setup command and NetApp System Manager to create iSCSI-attached LUNs
  • Access and manage a LUN from a Windows host
  • Define SnapDrive data management software and its feature

Module: 12 Snapshot Copies

  • Describe the function of Snapshot copies
  • Explain the benefits of Snapshot copies
  • Identify and execute Snapshot commands
  • Create and delete Snapshot copies
  • Configure and modify Snapshot options
  • Explain the importance of the .snapshot directory
  • Describe how Snapshot technology allocates disk space for volumes and aggregates
  • Schedule Snapshot copies
  • Configure and manage the Snapshot copy reserve

Module: 13 Space Management

  • List the storage efficiency techniques that are available within the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Identify the factors that impact space consumption in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Describe how and when a volume consumes space from the aggregate that contains it
  • Explain how to guarantee writes for a file
  • Explain how the Data ONTAP operating system can provide space to a full volume
  • Identify the deduplication and compression techniques that are available in the Data ONTAP operating system

Module: 14 High-Availability

  • Describe high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Discuss how HA increases the reliability of storage
  • Define HA controller configuration
  • Describe the three modes of HA operation with an HA pair
  • Analyze how HA affects clients protocols during failover and giveback operations

Module: 15 Virtualization Solutions

  • Describe how to virtualize a storage controller by using MultiStore software
  • Configure MultiStore software
  • Assign client protocols on MultiStore software

Module: 16 Backup and Recovery Methods

  • List the methods available to back up and recover data
  • Use ndmpcopy to process full and incremental data transfers
  • Discuss dump and restore
  • Describe, enable, and configure Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) on a storage system

Module: 17 Data Collection Tools

  • Use the sysstat, stats, and statit commands
  • Describe the factors that affect RAID performance
  • Execute commands to collect data about write and read throughputs
  • Execute commands to verify the operation of hardware, software, and network components
  • Identify commands and options that are used to obtain configuration and status

Module: 18 Data ONTAP Upgrades

  • Access the NetApp Support site for the following documents:

    • Data ONTAP Upgrade Guide
    • Data ONTAP Release Notes
  • Use a configuration worksheet to collect data for installation
  • Describe how to perform Data ONTAP software upgrades and reboots
  • Use the setup command to configure a storage system

Lab Exercises

  • Lab1-1 Identify the exercise environment
  • Lab1-2 Explore the NetApp support site
  • Lab2-1 Explain how the Data ONTAP operating system writes data
  • Lab2-2 Explain how the Data ONTAP operating system reads data
  • Lab3-1 Log in to the exercise environment
  • Lab3-2 Install System Manager
  • Lab3-3 Add a storage system to NetApp System Manager
  • Lab3-4 Use the CLI to access a storage system
  • Lab3-5 Explore the Help command and privilege levels
  • Lab3-6 List the options on a storage system
  • Lab3-7 From the CLI, examine the system configuration of a storage system
  • Lab3-8 Use NetApp System Manager to configure DNS
  • Lab3-9 Use system manager to configure the AutoSupport tool
  • Lab4-1 Exploring the current disk configuration
  • Lab4-2 Understand the impact of disk scrub on a storage system
  • Lab4-3 Run the storage configuration wizard
  • Lab4-4 Use NetApp system manager to create a 64-bit aggregate
  • Lab4-5 Use the CLI to create a 64-bit aggregate
  • Lab4-6 Use the CLI to create a 32-bit aggregate and upgrade to 64-bit
  • Lab4-7 Cause a disk to fail
  • Lab4-8 Add disks to an aggregate
  • Lab5-1 Use system manager to create a volume
  • Lab5-2 Resize a volume
  • Lab5-3 Delete a volume
  • Lab5-4 Create qtrees
  • Lab5-5 Delete qtrees
  • Lab6-1 Create an administrative user account
  • Lab6-2 Use the CLI to configure administrative security
  • Lab6-3 Log in with a new user account
  • Lab7-1 Use the System Manager to configure network settings
  • Lab7-2 Use the CLI to configuration network settings
  • Lab7-3 Use the CLI to create a single-mode interface group
  • Lab7-4 Use the CLI to create a multimode interface group
  • Lab8-1 Use NetApp System Manager to license NFS
  • Lab8-2 Use NetApp System Manager to export a volume
  • Lab8-3 Use the CLI to export a volume
  • Lab8-4 Mount exports from an administration host
  • Lab9-1 Use NetApp System Manager to license CIFS service
  • Lab9-2 Use NetApp System Manager to configure CIFS service
  • Lab9-3 Create a window domain user
  • Lab9-4 Use the CLI and NetApp System Manager to view and create shares
  • Lab9-5 Create a new share with computer management
  • Lab9-6 Map shares to drive letters
  • Lab9-7 Modify user permissions
  • Lab9-8 Display CIFS sessions
  • Lab9-9 Configure SMB 2.0 protocol
  • Lab9-10 Terminate CIFS sessions
  • Lab10-1 Create and manage quotas
  • Lab10-2 Create a quota report
  • Lab10-3 Modify the /etc/quotas file and implement quota changes
  • Lab10-4 Use the CLI to create qtrees and quotas for the qtrees
  • Lab10-5 Create a native file-blocking policy
  • Lab11-1 License and start the iSCSI service
  • Lab11-2 Configure iSCSI on Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Lab11-3 Use NetApp System Manager to create a LUN
  • Lab11-4 Use the CLI to create a LUN
  • Lab11-5 Access LUNs from Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Lab11-6 Nondistributively move a volume that contains a LUN
  • Lab12-1 Use NetApp system manager to create a SnapShot copy
  • Lab12-2 Restore a windows file from a SnapShot copy
  • Lab12-3 Restore a Linux file from a SnapShot copy
  • Lab12-4 Use NetApp system manager to manage SnapShot copies
  • Lab12-5 Restore a file by using the windows previous version tool
  • Lab12-6 License and configure SnapRestore technology
  • Lab12-7 Revert a volume using SnapRestore technology to restore a volume
  • Lab12-8 Use SnapRestore technology to restore a file
  • Lab13-1 Explore volume space consumption
  • Lab13-2 Explore file space consumption
  • Lab13-3 Configure deduplication
  • Lab15-1 Create two MultiStore systems with separate IP aliases
  • Lab15-2 Create a CIFS share on a MultiStore system
  • Lab15-3 Create an iSCSI LUN on a MultiStore system
  • Lab16-1 Copy a volume by using the NDMPCOPY command
  • Lab17-1 Identify the commands that you can use to troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Lab17-2 Run the statit command on a storage system
  • Lab17-3 Run the stats command on a storage system


Students who attend this course should have a background in system administration for UNIX® or Microsoft® Windows® operating systems and/or Data ONTAP 7-Mode Fundamentals (WBT)


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