Data Center and Virtualization NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 Administration and Data Protection (NA-CDOTDP)

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 Administration and Data Protection (NA-CDOTDP)


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 5
  • Language: English

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This course uses lecture and hands-on exercises to teach basic administration of clustered Data ONTAP. In this course, you will configure and manage a Data ONTAP cluster. You will practice working with Data ONTAP features and managing your storage systems with the CLI and UI interfaces. This course also discusses network management fundamentals, basic protocols that are used to access your data, and how to protect, manage, and monitor your clustered storage environment. Become proficient with Data ONTAP Snapshot, SnapRestore, SnapMirror, SnapVault, Open Systems SnapVault, and NDMP technologies used to replicate and restore mission-critical data in the enterprise. Backup and restore operations are taught using the NetApp storage system command line and OnCommand System Manager. The course also provides an overview of the Data ONTAP 8.3 MetroCluster solution. Data ONTAP 7-Mode administrators will benefit from comparisons to earlier Data ONTAP versions to help them master the basics of clustered Data ONTAP.


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Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the components of a Data ONTAP storage environment
  • Install and set up a Data ONTAP cluster
  • Perform basic administration on a storage system
  • Configure physical and logical storage
  • Configure client protocols for a simple environment
  • Describe Snapshot copies and space consumption in Data ONTAP
  • Discuss backup methods that are available in Data ONTAP
  • Describe the process of upgrading Data ONTAP
  • Describe NetApp protection technology and the NetApp integrated data-protection solutions that are supported in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
  • Design, implement and manage Snapshot copies
  • Design, implement and manage Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 SnapMirror replication
  • Design, implement and manage Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 SnapVault replication
  • Use OnCommand System Manager to set up and manage backup and restore operations
  • Understand how to implement the NDMP protocol in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3

Topics Covered

Module 1: Exploring Data ONTAP Storage Fundamentals
  • Overview of clustered Data ONTAP and Data ONTAP 8.3 enhancements
  • Scaling Methods
  • Administrative User Interfaces

Module 2: Hardware and Initial Setup
  • FAS Hardware
  • Setting up the Cluster
  • Module 3: Initial Storage System Configuration
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Licensing
  • Policies and Schedules
  • Network Time Protocol
  • The AutoSupport Tool

Module 4: Storage Management
  • Data ONTAP Storage Architecture
  • Data ONTAP File System
  • Virtual Storage Tier
  • Data ONTAP Physical Storage Configuration
  • Data ONTAP FlexVol Configuration

Module 5: Network Management
  • Network Ports
  • IPSpaces
  • Network Interfaces
  • Non-disruptive LIF Configuration
  • Network Management
  • Network Load Balancing

Module 6: Implementing NAS Protocols
  • File System Structure
  • Deploying NFS
  • Windows File Services

Module 7: Implementing SAN Protocols
  • Basic SAN Implementation
  • SAN Configuration and Multi-pathing
  • LUN Access

Module 8: Snapshot Copies
  • Defining Snapshot Technology
  • Managing Snapshot Space Usage
  • Creating Snapshot Copies
  • Restoring Data from a Snapshot Copy

Module 9: Managing Storage Space
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Deduplication and Compression
  • FlexClone Volumes
  • Quotas
  • Volume Moves in Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Growing Aggregates
  • Automatic Space Management

Module 10: Data Protection
  • Storage Failover Management
  • SnapMirror
  • SnapVault
  • MetroCluster
  • Netapp Data Protection Interfaces

Module 11: Monitoring Your Storage System
  • Monitor Your Cluster
  • Event Management
  • Determine System Health
  • Display Utilization and Performance Information
  • Performance and Statistics Collector
  • Manage Logs and Core Files

Module 12: Upgrading and Transitioning to Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Non-Disruptive Upgrades
  • Transition Fundamentals

Module 13: Bonus Material (Optional)
  • Infinite Volumes
  • Engaging NetApp Support
  • OnCommand Insight Walkthrough
  • Physical Storage Maintenance
  • Architecture

Module 14: Data Protection Technologies
  • Data Protection
  • NetApp Management Technologies
  • Additional Storage Technologies
  • MetroCluster and Data Protection

Module 15: Data Protection with NetApp Snapshot Copies
  • Data Protection with NetApp Snapshot Copies
  • Snapshot Copy Design Criteria
  • Implementing a Snapshot Copy Solution
  • Monitoring and Managing Snapshot Copies
  • Restoring Data from Snapshot Copies
  • Snapshot Copy Advanced Topics

Module 16: NetApp Replication Technologies
  • Data ONTAP Replication Technology
  • Design Criteria for SnapVault and SnapMirror Relationships
  • Policies and Volume Types
  • Implementing Cluster and SVM Peering
  • Initial Transfer and Updates

Module 17: Using SnapMirror for Data Protection
  • SnapMirror Technology
  • Implementing SnapMirror Relationships
  • SnapMirror Failover and Resync
  • SnapMirror Advance Topics

Module 18: SnapVault Backup and Recovery
  • SnapVault Technology
  • Implementing SnapVault
  • Restoring Data SnapVault
  • SnapVault Advanced Topics
  • Monitoring and Managing SnapVault and SnapMirror

Module 19: Data Protection using NDMP
  • NDMP Technology
  • Design Criteria for NDMP Solutions
  • Managing Node-Scoped NDMP
  • Managing SVM-Scoped NDMP

Appendix A
  • Open Systems SnapVault
  • Open Systems SnapVault Fundamentals
  • Open Systems SnapVault Features
  • Open Systems SnapVault Deployment
  • Best Practices and Troubleshooting

  • Connect to the ClusterShell
  • Connect to the command shell and explore the command hierarchy
  • Review Command options
  • Compare privilege levels
  • Use partial commands and complete commands with the tab key
  • Log in to the Cluster2 with OnCommand System Manager
  • Explore the resources in the OnCommand System Manager
  • Explore package licensing
  • Configure time and time zone
  • Create a new aggregate
  • Add disks to the aggregate
  • Use System Manager to create an aggregate
  • Create a flexible volume
  • Use System Manger to create a flexible volume
  • Explore network resources and create an interface group
  • Create a VLAN
  • Create a new IPspace
  • Create a subnet for the default IPspace
  • Explore failover groups and policies
  • Configure an SVM to serve CIFS and NFS
  • Create a NAS data LIF
  • Migrate and rehome a NAS data LIF
  • Create an export policy
  • Export a volume
  • Verify and create CIFS shares
  • Access your CIFS share from a Windows client
  • Access your data volume from an NFS client
  • Verify MPIO configuration
  • Check the iSCSI software initiator name
  • Use NetApp System Manager to create an SVM for iSCSI
  • Configure the iSCSI software initiator (in Windows)
  • Access the iSCSI-attached LUN on the Windows host
  • Explore Snapshot configuration in System Manager
  • Navigate the .snapshot directory from an NFS client
  • Explore thin provisioning and storage efficiency
  • Perform a volume move
  • Create and initialize snapmirror replications
  • Compare data-protection mirror replication times
  • Add volumes and files to a replicated namespace
  • Schedule periodic snapmirror replications
  • Promote a load-sharing mirror
  • Access system logs with a web browser
  • Configure AutoSupport messages
  • Prepare the storage environment on Cluster1 and Cluster2
  • Create a job schedule
  • Create a Snapshot policy
  • Assign a Snapshot policy to a FlexVol volume
  • Restore volume data from Snapshot copies
  • Restore previous versions
  • Configure network connectivity to allow cluster peering
  • Configure Cluster peering
  • Create a volume to be used for a SnapMirror source
  • Create a SnapMirror relationship
  • Verify data transfer
  • Simulate a source volume failure
  • Break the SnapMirror relationship
  • Perform a SnapMirror reverse resynchronization
  • Restore the original SnapMirror relationship
  • Create a new FlexVol volume on a destination SVM
  • Create a new schedule on Cluster2
  • Create a SnapShot policy on the source SVM and volume
  • Create a SnapVault policy on the destination SVM
  • Create the SnapVault relationship and perform an initial transfer
  • Confirm the SnapVault data transfer
  • Perform a manual SnapVault update
  • Restore SnapVault data
  • Delegation of VServers and creation of VServer management LIFS
  • Using the command line to configure iSCSI SAN
  • Backup and Restore of the Cluster Configuration
  • Creating Intercluster SnapMirror Relationships from the command line
  • Managing storage efficiencies from the command line



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