Accelerated NCDA Data ONTAP 7.x Mode

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
NA-V8NCD,NCDA,ONTAP
Versions: 
7.X

Overview

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 environment
  • Lab 1-3 Install NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 1-4 Allow NetApp System Manager access through Windows firewall
  • Lab 2-1 Identify the exercise environment
  • Lab 2-2 Log in to your assigned storage system
  • Lab 2-3 Log in to NetApp System Manager and add your storage system
  • Lab 3-1 License and configure the NFS service
  • Lab 3-2 Add an administration host using the setup command
  • Lab 4-1 Mount the root volume of the storage system on an administration host
  • Lab 4-2 Export a volume using the command-line interface
  • Lab 4-3 Rename a volume and verify the automatic export
  • Lab 4-4 Export and mount a qtree
  • Lab 4-5 Export to a subnet
  • Lab 4-6 Export to a netgroup
  • Lab 4-7 Export a qtree using NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 4-8 Mount an export from an admin host
  • Lab 5-1 Identify the exercise environment
  • Lab 6-1 Configure a storage system for a Windows Workgroup environment
  • Lab 6-2 Review the results of CIFS setup in a Windows Workgroup environment
  • Lab 7-1 View current shares
  • Lab 7-2 Create a new share using the command-line interface
  • Lab 7-3 Verify share access and display session information
  • Lab 8-1 Add a new local user account and configure user access
  • Lab 8-2 Access a network drive and work with access control
  • Lab 8-3 Create a local group
  • Lab 9-1 Terminate CIFS services using NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 9-2 Configure DNS with NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 9-3 Configure time services with NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 9-4 Reconfigure the CIFS services using NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 9-5 Create a 32-bit aggregate using NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 9-6 Create a volume using NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 9-7 Create shares and manage the permissions of the shares
  • Lab 9-8 Create a domain user
  • Lab 9-9 Create a share with computer management
  • Lab 9-10 Map shares to drive letters
  • Lab 9-11 Display CIFS sessions
  • Lab 10-1 Configure your storage system for multiprotocol access
  • Lab 12-1 Identify the components of your SAN exercise environment
  • Lab 14-1 Configure iSCSI on a storage system
  • Lab 14-2 Configure Windows for MPIO
  • Lab 14-3 Install the NetApp DSM for Windows
  • Lab 14-4 Install the NetApp host utilities for Window
  • Lab 14-5 Configure iSCSI on Windows
  • Lab 14-6 Confirm an iSCSI session on a storage system
  • Lab 14-7 Configure a second iSCSI session on Windows
  • Lab 14-8 Confirm the second iSCSI session on a storage system
  • Lab 14-9 Install host utilities on Red Hat Linux
  • Lab 14-10 Install the iSCSI software initiator for Red Hat Linux
  • Lab 14-11 Configure the iSCSI software initiator on Red Hat Linux
  • Lab 14-12 Confirm an iSCSI session or iSCSI sessions on a storage system
  • Lab 15-1 Create a LUN using commands
  • Lab 15-2 Initialize a LUN with disk management
  • Lab 15-3 Provision a LUN with disk management
  • Lab 15-4 Make the mounting of a LUN persistent
  • Lab 15-5 Create iSCSI-attached LUNS for Red Hat Linux
  • Lab 15-6 Discover iSCSI-accessible LUNs from Red Hat Linux
  • Lab 15-7 Prepare an individual LUN and mount it on Red Hat Linux
  • Lab 16-1 Identify the exercise environment
  • Lab 17-1 Create a Snapshot copy using NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 17-2 Restore a Windows file from a Snapshot copy
  • Lab 17-3 Restore a Unix or Linux file from a Snapshot copy
  • Lab 17-4 Manage Snapshot copies using NetApp System Manager
  • Lab 17-5 Create a FlexClone clone using the command-line interface
  • Lab 18-1 License and configure the SnapRestore software
  • Lab 18-2 Restore a volume using SnapRestore technology
  • Lab 18-3 Restore a file using SnapRestore technology
  • Lab 19-1 Identify primary and secondary systems
  • Lab 19-2 Configure SnapVault on the primary system
  • Lab 19-3 Configure SnapVault on the secondary system
  • Lab 19-4 Initialize the transfer
  • Lab 19-5 Perform a restore
  • Lab 19-6 Restart the backup relationship
  • Lab 20-1 Install Open Systems SnapVault for Windows server
  • Lab 20-2 Configure the SnapVault secondary system
  • Lab 20-3 Configure Windows Server 2008 R2's firewall for Open Systems SnapVault
  • Lab 20-4 Establish the Open Systems SnapVault baseline
  • Lab 20-5 Perform a restore and resume SnapVault operations
  • Lab 21-1 License and configure controller failover
  • Lab 21-2 Perform a controller failover
  • Lab 21-3 Perform a controller giveback
  • Lab 23-1 Identify the source and destination systems
  • Lab 23-2 Set up SnapMirror on the source storage system
  • Lab 23-3 Set up SnapMirror on the destination storage system
  • Lab 23-4 Initiate a baseline transfer and schedule updates
  • Lab 23-5 Break the SnapMirror relationship
  • Lab 23-6 Resynchronizing the relationship
  • Lab 23-7 Reinstate the original SnapMirror relationship
  • Lab 23-8 Configure synchronous SnapMirror

Audience

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

Certifications

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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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite
Onsite5 2500 £2500 2018-12-17
Midlands
Birmingham5 2500 £2500 2019-02-18
London
London5 2500 £2500 2019-02-18