Accelerated NCDA Data ONTAP 7.x Mode

5 days


Prepare for the NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA) Data ONTAP 7-Mode exams. Through lectures and labs, learn about the features and functions of the NetApp Data ONTAP 7-Mode operating system and about network-attached storage (NAS) administration and SAN configuration. This course covers 153 and 163 (Data ONTAP 7.3), 154 (Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode) and 190 (Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode) NCDA exams. Course Content Module 1 NCDA Overview Identify the skills and knowledge that NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA) certification verifies and the benefits that certification provide Explain key concepts from the Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration course Module 2 NFS Overview Define NFS Differentiate between NFS protocol versions Recognize the differences between stateless and stateful protocols Describe how the storage system acts as an NFS file server List the requirements of NFS Module 3 NFS Setup Configure NFS on a NetApp storage system Add Network Information Server (NIS) to manage users, groups, and name-to-IP resolution Configure a storage system to perform hostname (Domain Name System or DNS) look ups Configure a storage system to access a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server, in order to centrally manage users and groups Configure PC-NFS and WebNFS environments to extend the reach of NFS Module 4 Exports and Mounts Identify exportable resources Export and unexport resources to clients, subnets, and netgroups Manage a storage system with the exportfs command Create mountpoints and mount exported resources on a client Monitor the usage of exported resources Discuss a nondisruptive migration technique Module 5 CIFS Overview Describe basic CIFS features Describe the following network environments: Microsoft Windows workgroup Non-Windows workgroup Windows domains Describe how a storage system authenticates users in each server environment Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each server environment Module 6 CIFS Workgroups License CIFS on a storage system Join a storage system to a Microsoft Windows workgroup environment using the CIFS setup command Review the results of CIFS setup Manage newly created configuration files for a CIFS workgroup environment Module 7 CIFS Shares and Sessions Display all shares that are available on the storage system List the default shares Configure a client machine to access any share Identify the CIFS sessions that have been established by accessing a share on the storage system Add, modify, and delete shares Module 8 CIFS Access Control Create and manage local users for a storage system Identify how to create a local group and make a local user a member of that group Use the command-line interface, NetApp System Manager, and Microsoft tools to add, delete, and modify access permissions for shares Use Microsoft tools to add, delete, and modify access per missions for files and folders Module 9 CIFS Domains Terminate the CIFS service to prepare for CIFS domain configuration Reconfigure the CIFS service for a Windows domain Identify the resulting files Create domain users and add the domain users to a local storage system group Configure preferred domain controllers (DCs) Module 10 NAS Multiprotocol Determine and verify user mappings for CIFS users that are accessing UNIX volumes and qtrees and mixed volumes and qtrees Determine and verify user mappings for UNIX users that are accessing New Technology File System (NTFS) volumes and qtrees and mixed volumes and qtrees Module 11 NAS Troubleshooting Locate options and configuration files that might be misconfigured on the storage system Test for Domain Name System (DNS) resolution on both they storage system and the client Use client-side tools to test the client configuration Use storage system and client tools to isolate network system blockages Recognize typical error messages and list the commands that you can use to identify the sources of the error messages Module 12 SAN Overview Describe the differences between network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) List the methods that you can use to implement a SAN environment Define a LUN, initiator, and target Describe ports, worldwide node names (WWNNs), and worldwide port names (WWPNs) List the basic steps required to implement a SAN Module 13 FC Connectivity Describe how to implement multiple paths with Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity Describe hot to configure FC ports on Windows , Red Hat , and NetApp systems Describe the commands and utilities that you can use to identify worldwide node names (WWNNs) and worldwide port names (WWPNs) on Windows , Red Hat , and NetApp systems Module 14 iSCSI Connectivity Describe multiple path implementation with iSCSI connectivity Configure network ports on Windows , Red Hat , and NetApp systems Identify the worldwide node name (WWNN) on Windows, Red Hat, and NetApp systems Configure and verify multiple-path iSCSI connectivity between Windows, Red Hat, and NetApp systems Module 15 LUN Access Describe the steps that you must complete to allow a Windows Server 2008 R2 initiator to access a LUN on a storage system Describe the steps that you must complete to allow a Red Hat initiator to access a LUN on a storage system Module 16 Availability Overview List the methods that you can use to back up and recover data for data availability Describe the methods that you can use to ensure system availability Module 17 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 and ~snapshot directory Describe how disk space is allocated by a Snapshot copy for volumes and aggregates Schedule Snapshot copies Configure and manage the Snapshot reserve Module 18 SnapRestore Software Explain how SnapRestore technology works with SnapShot copies Describe what SnapRestore software can revert or restore Revert and restore volumes and files using SnapRestore software Explain how SnapRestore software works with SnapMirror software Describe the effects of using SnapRestore software on backup operations Module 19 SnapVault Describe SnapVault components and benefits Configure SnapVault on primary and secondary systems Administer SnapVault on primary and secondary systems Describe the application-consistent backup feature available in Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode Restore data from secondary to primary systems Module 20 Open Systems SnapVault Describe how Open Systems SnapVault integrates with Data ONTAP SnapVault List Open Systems SnapVault advanced features Configure and administer Open Systems SnapVault Perform Open Systems SnapVault backup and restore operations Troubleshoot and resolve Open Systems SnapVault transfer failures Module 21 High-Availability Define the high-availability controller configuration Describe the three modes of high-availability operation with a high-availability pair Analyze the effect on client protocols during failover and giveback operations Module 22 MetroCluster Describe a stretch MetroCluster environment List the basic steps to implement a stretch MetroCluster Describe a fabric-attached MetroCluster environment List the basic steps to implement a fabric-attached MetroCluster Module 23 SnapMirror Explain the SnapMirror Async, Sync, and Semi-Sync modes of operation Describe how volume SnapMirror and qtree SnapMirror replicate data Configure SnapMirror Perform advanced SnapMirror operations Explain SnapMirror performance impact Module 24 Performance Use Data ONTAP tools to identify networking, disk I/O, FC loop saturation, and CPU bottlenecks using sysstat, stats, perfstat Discuss how increasing utilization can affect performance Use the reallocate command to maintain performance Use recommended techniques to optimize Data ONTAP configuration for SAN and NAS Lab Exercises Lab 1-1 Identify the exercise environment Lab 1-2 Log in to the exercise enviro


This course is intended for those who provide basic support for and perform administrative functions of the Data ONTAP operating system.


This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA)

Skills Gained

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

  • Configure and administer client-server relationships in NFS environments
  • Configure, administer, and troubleshoot storage systems in CIFS environments
  • Collect and analyze performance data to assist with troubleshooting storage system hardware, operating systems, network connections, NFS configuration files, and options
  • Define the components of a SAN environment and explain how LUNs relate to the storage system
  • Describe the Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI SAN multipathing options for Windows and Linux-based operating systems
  • List the storage-system and data availability methods
  • Configure and administer SnapRestore , asynchronous and synchronous SnapMirror , MetroClusterT, SnapVault , and Open Systems SnapVault technologies

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Onsite5 2500 £2500 2019-06-15