Special Notices

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Overview

This 5 day course comprises the "ONTAP 9.6 Cluster Administration (ONTAP9ADM)" followed by the 2 day "ONTAP 9.6 Data Protection Administration (DATAPROT9)" courses.

The first 3 days uses lecture and hands-on exercises to teach the basic administration tasks of an ONTAP 9.7 cluster. You use the cluster shell and OnCommand System Manager to manage storage and network resources. ONTAP Cluster Administration is an intermediate course in a comprehensive learning path for NetApp customers, partners and employees.

Students spend the final 2 days learning about the different data protection solutions that are integrated into ONTAP software, including the SyncMirror, SnapMirror, storage virtual machine (SVM) disaster recovery, and SnapVault solutions. The course also provides an overview of ONTAP MetroCluster configuration, NDMP, and cloud-based data protection with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and NetApp Data Availability Services. You also learn about the tools for managing ONTAP data protection features. In the hands-on exercises, you use NetApp OnCommand System Manager and the CLI to complete key data protection tasks.

The course also provides an overview of the ONTAP MetroCluster high-availability and disaster recovery software solution.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Manage ONTAP administrators
  • Configure and manage storage resources
  • Configure and manage networking resources
  • Create and configure a storage virtual machine (SVM)
  • Create and manage FlexVol volumes
  • Implement storage efficiency features
  • Create protocol servers within an SVM
  • Configure basic data protection features
  • Perform administrative and preventive maintenance tasks
  • Describe the data protection features in ONTAP software
  • Configure SnapMirror® relationships for data replication
  • Demonstrate storage virtual machine disaster recovery (SVM DR)
  • Explain MetroCluster™ components and configuration
  • Configure the SnapVault® feature for disk-to-disk backup and recovery
  • Describe NDMP-enabled operations to back up NAS data to tape storage
  • Describe the NetApp SnapCenter® software that is used for ONTAP data protection management
  • Explain cloud-based data protection with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP

Outline

ONTAP9ADM:

Module 1: NetApp ONTAP 9 Clusters

  • ONTAP deployment options
  • The cluster
  • SVMs
  • ONTAP select learning resources
  • NetApp cloud volumes learning resources

Module 2: Cluster Setup

  • Supported FAS and AFF configurations
  • Cluster setup
  • Administration interfaces
  • OnCommand System Manager: Guided cluster setup

Module 3: Cluster Management

  • Manage access control
  • Cluster node date and time
  • ONTAP software licenses
  • Manage jobs and schedules

Module 4: Network Management

  • NetApp ONTAP Network Review
  • Network ports
  • Network traffic segregation
  • LIFs
  • Nondisruptive LIF configuration
  • Routing management
  • Failover group commands
  • Routing management commands
  • BGP and VIP LIFs

Module 5: Physical Storage Management

  • Drives, RAID and aggregates
  • Advanced drive portioning
  • Flash cache and flash pool features
  • FabricPool aggregates
  • FabricPool in OnCommand System Manager

Module 6: Logical Storage Management

  • Flexible volumes
  • Provisioning storage resources
  • Moving storage resources
  • FlexGroup and FlexCache volumes
  • Autobalance aggregate

Module 7: Data Access

  • Use NAS protocols to access data
  • Use SAN protocols to access data
  • NVMe and NVMe/FC

Module 8: Data Protection

  • Manage Snapshot copies
  • Restore data from a Snapshot copy
  • Backup and replicate data
  • Compliance
  • Storage encryption
  • Secure purge and secure boot

Module 9: Storage Efficiency

  • Thin provisioning
  • Deduplication and compression
  • Flash efficiency
  • Volume and file clones
  • Inline deduplication status
  • Inline data compaction

Module 10: Cluster Maintenance

  • Data collection, monitoring and automation tools
  • Backing up and restoring your cluster configuration
  • Upgrading your cluster
  • Performance recommended practices
  • Technical support
  • Documentation
  • ONTAP software upgrades

Module 11: Course Review

ONTAP9ADM Labs:

  • Exploring ONTAP Management UIs
  • Managing ONTAP clusters and administrators
  • Managing physical and logical network resources
  • Managing virtual network resources
  • Managing physical storage
  • Exploring RAID-TEC and creating a flash pool
  • Managing data volumes
  • Configuring NAS protocols in an SVM
  • Configuring iSCSI in an SVM
  • Managing Snapshot copies
  • Encrypting a volume
  • Managing storage efficiency
  • Managing FlexClone volumes
  • Bonus Exercise: creating a FlexGroup volume
  • Installing and configuring Config Advisor

ONTAP Data Protection

Module 1: ONTAP Integrated Data Protection

  • Data Fabric and ONTAP Software
  • ONTAP Data Protection Solutions
  • Data Protection Management Solutions

Module 2: SnapMirror Fundamentals

  • SnapMirror Overview
  • Configuring SnapMirror Relationships
  • Additional SnapMirror Configuration Considerations
  • Guidelines for Intercluster Networking
  • Cluster and SVM Peering

Module 3: SnapMirror Operation

  • SnapMirror Asynchronous
  • Using SnapMirror for Disaster Recovery
  • SnapMirror Synchronous
  • SnapMirror and ONTAP Feature Interaction

Module 4: Storage Virtual Machine Disaster Recovery

  • SVM Disaster Recovery (SVM DR) Overview
  • Prepare a SVM for Data Protection
  • Perform a SVM Initial Data Transfer
  • SVM Manual Update

Module 5: MetroCluster

  • MetroCluster Fundamentals
  • MetroCluster Operations

Module 6: SnapVault

  • Implementing a SnapVault Relationship
  • Using SnapVault Software to Restore Data

Module 7: NDMP and Tape Backup

  • NDMP Fundamentals
  • NDMP Management

Module 8: SnapCenter

  • NetApp SnapCenter software
  • Integration with third-party management software

Module 9: Cloud Volumes ONTAP

  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP Environment
  • Data Protection Capabilities of Cloud Volumes ONTAP

Module 10: Course Review

Labs:

  • Configuring a load-sharing mirror relationship
  • Configuring cluster peering and SVM peering
  • Using SnapMirror software to mirror FlexVol volumes
  • Performing SnapMirror disaster recovery
  • Configuring a SnapMirror synchronous relationship
  • Using FlexClone technology to clone a SnapMirror volume
  • Configuring storage virtual machine disaster recovery
  • Configuring the SnapVault relationship
  • Using SnapVault to restore data