This course extends the SMB information that is discussed in the ONTAP Cluster Administration course. Learn how to configure the SMB client for NetApp ONTAP 9.9.1 software. Also learn about advanced ONTAP 9 features that support the SMB protocol. The exercises in this course use ONTAP 9.9.1 software.

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Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 & Microsoft Active Directory is required. The Web Based Training courses below are also necessary. These are free of charge elearning courses provided by NetApp.
  • ONTAP Cluster Administration
  • ONTAP NAS Fundamentals
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Explain the CIFS and SMB protocols
  • List the interfaces that you use to manage NetApp ONTAP software
  • Configure SMB features in ONTAP 9 software
  • Create and manage SMB shares and sessions
  • Configure ONTAP software for multiprotocol data access
  • Comprehend advanced SMB topics, such as Group Policy, automatic home shares, symbolic links (symlinks), and wide links
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Module 1: SMB Overview
  • SMB basics
  • Interfaces for managing ONTAP based systems
Module 2: SMB Setup
  • SMB implementation
  • Addendum: Create a FlexGroup volume
Module 3: SMB shares and sessions
  • Share configuration
  • Continuously available shares
  • Client share access
  • Session management
Module 4: Access Control
  • Permissions
  • Local authorization
  • Additional access-control features
  • Multiprotocol NAS in ONTAP software
  • Addendum: Dynamic Access Control
Module 5: Advanced Topics
  • Home shares
  • Group Policy Objects
  • Symlinks and wide links
  • Addendum: Auditing
  • Addendum: Opportunistic locks
  • BranchCache
  • Addendum: FlexCache volumes
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