NetApp Storage Administration Syllabus

Introduction to storage fundamentals

  • RAID Concepts - RAID4 and RAID_DP
  • WAFL FileSystem
  • Snapshot

Data ONTAP Overview

  • Storage System Architectures
  • Unified Storage
  • Network Appliance Hardware
    • Netapp FAS
    • NearStore
    • Near-Line Storage
    • V-Series Systems
  • Network Appliance Software
  • FAS2000 Series
  • FAS6000 Series
  • Disk Shelves
  • NAS vs. SAN Topology
  • Supported Protocols
    • NFS
    • CIFS
    • HTTP
    • FTP
    • WebDAV
    • FCP or iSCSI
  • Tier Storage Architecture
  • Data ONTAP
    • Network Interface
    • Protocol Stack
    • WAFL
    • RAID Layer
    • Storage
    • NVRAM
  • NOW (Support.netapp.com)
  • Simulator Installation

Installation and Configuration

  • Product Documentation
  • Additional Information
  • Software
  • System Configuration Guide
  • Parts Finder
  • Configuration Work Sheet
  • Network Interface configuration
  • Console Access
  • Boot Sequence
  • Accessing the Flash Boot Commands
  • Secret Boot Commands
  • Normal Boot Sequence
  • The setup script
  • Checking Software and License Status using CLI
  • The /etc/syslog.conf File
  • Options to Upgrade
  • The software install command
  • Download and Boot
  • LAB

Basic Administration

  • Filerview
  • Operations Manager
  • Alternative GUI's
  • CLI
    • Console
    • Telnet
    • RLM
    • BMC
    • FilerView CLI
    • RSH
    • SSH
  • The Secureadmin Command
  • Administrative Commands
  • Basic Administrative Commands
  • Advanced Administrative Commands
  • Command Line Syntax
  • Viewing Manual Pages
  • Command Reference on FilerView
  • Console Commands
  • Options Commands vs. Configuration Files
  • Options Commands
  • Registry Database
  • Editing Boot Configuration Files
  • Editing Configuration from a Host
  • Admin Hosts
  • Console Editing
  • System Configuration Using FilerView
  • What is Autosupport?
  • LAB

Administering Security

  • RBAC
  • Predefined Capabilities
  • Roles
  • Predefined Administrative Roles
  • Groups
  • Predefined Groups
  • Local Users
  • Security Options
  • Restricting Access
  • Admin Hosts
  • LAB

Networking

  • InterfaceConfiguration.
  • Configuration Parameters
  • Manage Interface FielrView
  • Maintaining Host Information
  • Specifying a Search Order for Resolution
  • /etc/hosts
  • DNS
  • NIS
  • Routing
    • Modifying the Routing Table
    • What is Interface Grouper (VIF)
    • Single Mode Trunk
    • Multi-Mode Trunk
    • Load Balancing
    • Creating VIFs
    • VLANs

Physical Storage Management

  • Supported Disk Topologies
  • Disk Qualification
  • Disk Firmware Updates
  • Disk Ownership
  • Disk ID
  • Disk Numbering: Loop_id
  • Fibre Channel Loop IDs
  • The fcstat device_map Command
  • Disk Speed Matching
  • Mixing and Matching Disks
  • Spare Disks
  • Disk Sizing
  • Right Sizing
  • FC vs. ATA
  • Usable Disk Space
  • Disk Space Allocation for Traditional Volumes
    • Aggregares
    • Traditional Volumes
    • Snapshot reserve
  • Disk Space Allocation for Flexible Volumes
    • Aggregates
    • Flexible Volumes
    • Snapshot Reserve
  • RAID Groups
  • RAID 4 Technology
  • RAID-DP Technology
  • RAID Group Size
  • Disk Striping
  • Data Reliability
  • Disk Scrub
  • RAID Group Options
  • Disk Commands
  • Disk Failures
  • Replacing Disks
  • Degraded Mode
  • Replacing Failed Disks
  • FAS3000 Active-Active Configuration
  • Multipath I/O
  • Aggregates
    • Aggregate Names
    • Language
    • Commands
  • LAB

Logical Storage Management

  • Volumes
  • Root Volumes
  • Traditional Volumes
  • The vol Command
  • Creating a FlexVol
  • General Volume Operations
  • Destroying Volumes
  • Qtrees
    • Creation
    • Limitations
    • Qtree Advantages
    • Qtree for Backup
    • CIFS Oplocks
    • Security Styles
    • NTFS
    • UNIX
    • Mixed
    • MultiProtocol Security Administration Security Styles
    • Creating Qtrees Using FilerView
    • Commands
  • Multiprotocols
  • The /etc/usermap.cfg File
  • Format for File Entry
  • Guidelines for Using Asterisks
  • NFS Clients to NTFS
  • CIFS Client to UNIX Permissions
  • Mapping
  • Functions of Quotas
  • Quota Commands
  • /etc/quotas
  • LAB

Snapshot Copies

  • Overview
  • WAFL Files and Inodes
  • How Snapshot Works
  • Snapshot Copies
  • Snapshot Commands
  • Snapshot Options
  • The .snapshot Directories
  • Snapshot Directories
  • Viewing Snapshot Copies from a Windows Client
  • Restoring a File
  • Snaprestore
  • The snap sched Command
  • The snap list
  • LAB

Network File System

  • NFS
  • Exported Resource Overview
  • NFS Configuration
  • Configure NFS
  • Rules
  • /etc/exports
  • Manage Exports
  • LAB\

Common Internet File System User Authentication

  • Joining a Storage System into a Windows Domain
  • Providing Access to Shares
  • LAB

Storage Area Networks What is SAN?

  • SAN Protocols
  • Components of SAN
  • How are FC SANs Implemented?
  • How are iSCSI SANs Implemented?
  • Initiator/Target Relationship
  • What is a LUN?
  • Configuring the initiator
  • Installing Microsoft Initiator
  • Methods of LUN Creation
  • Accessing a LUN
  • SnapDrive for Windows
  • LAB

Writes and Reads Data ONTAP Operating System

  • Write Request Processing
  • Consistency Point Initiated
  • WAFL
  • RAID Layer
  • Storage Layer
  • NVRAM
  • Read Cache
  • Read Request from Cache
  • Read Request from Disk
  • LAB

Performance Troubleshooting

  • Checking the System
  • Verifying Fibre Channel Shelf Connections
  • Syslog Messages
  • Commands for Researching Write Performance
  • Checking CPU Status Using the sysstat Command
  • Gathering Data About Write Performance
  • Disk Fragmentation
  • Relationship Between Volumes and RAID Groups
  • Determining RAID Groups Size and Composition
  • Mixed Disks
  • Recommendations for Adding Disks to Existing RAID Groups
  • Monitoring Connectivity Issues: MAC Level
  • Measuring NFS Performance
  • Measuring CIFS Performance
  • Running the statit command
  • Multiprocessor Statistics
  • CSMP Domain
  • WAFL Rates
  • Network Interface Statistics
  • Disk Statistics
  • Aggregates, Spares and Disk Statistics
  • LAB

Advanced Topics

Online Backup and Recovery

  • Introduction to data protection
  • Snapshot Management
  • Data recovery using SnapRestore
  • Data protection using SnapMirror
  • Data Protection using SnapVault
  • Space savings with deduplication
  • Data replication using volume copy
  • Data Mirroring using Sync Mirror
  • Database protection using NVFAIL
  • Virus protection using CIFS

Active\Active Configuration

  • Active/Active configuration
  • configuration active\active
  • Management of takeover and giveback
  • Management of Disk shelves
  • Nondisruptive hardware changes
  • Controller failover and single point of failure

Ontap Upgrade

  • Ontap Upgrade Planning
  • Ontap Upgrade Implementation
  • Disk FW update
  • Disk Shelf FW update
  • RLM FW update
  • BIOS update
  • Disruptive Upgrade
  • Non Disruptive Upgrade

Space Management

  • Space Guarantee
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Space Reservation
  • Fractional Reserve
  • Automatic Space Reserve

Real time storage tasks

  • Data migration using snapmirror
  • Migrating snapmirror destination and source volumes
  • Snapmirror DR
  • Data Compression
  • Deduplication
  • NDMP copy

V-Filer Administration

  • Creation and setting up V-Filers
  • Adding and removing resources
  • Executing commands on v-filers
  • Starting and Stoping v-filers
  • DR using v-filers

Troubleshooting

Duration

70 Hrs

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