NetApps Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Windows and Linux & Storage terminology
  • Introduction to windows and Linux platform
  • File system types, shares, permissions overview
  • Relationship between different OS's, Storage.
  • Introduction to NAS & SAN, Differences, advantages and Disadvantages.
Module 2: The NetApp Storage Environment
  • Introduction to Netapp Storage systems
  • Key features and functions of NetApp storage systems
  • Advantages that a NetApp storage system provides
  • Difference between network -attached storage (NAS) and SAN topologies
  • Netapp Storage architecture and timeline
  • Different software's/products from Netapp and their purpose
  • Access the Net Support site to obtain software and hardware documentation

Module 3: WAFL Overview

  • Introduction to WAFL File system.
  • overview of WAFL file system and how it read/write data
  • Explain the WAFL file system concepts, including consistency points (CPs), RAID
  • management, and storage levels
  • Describe how RAID is used to protect disk data

Module 4: Basic Hardware Overview & Administration
  • Netapp Hardware overview and parts, architecture
  • Connecting to Netapp filer by using console/remote host
  • Access Netapp system manager to administer filer
  • Execute commands by using the console, a remote host and NetApp System Manager
  • Different types of command that useful.
  • Configure and manage the NetApp Auto Support feature/options.
  • Different filer level options to configure

Module 5: Physical Storage
  • RAID Technology
  • Different types of Disks that supported by Netapp, overview
  • Hardware overview in detail
  • Commands related to disks, spare pool, assignment of disks, identifying disks,
  • Overview of hierarchy of storage Aggregate, volumes, Qtrees etc.

Module 6: Logical Storage
  • How storage allocation works/what we allocate from storage boxes.
  • Concept of Volumes, Qtrees, LUNs
  • Creation, changing status, offline, destroy volumes
  • Different commands at volume level, qtree, LUN level

Module 7: Administration Security
  • Restrict administrative access
  • Restrict console and NetApp System Manager access
  • Configure a client machine as an administration host to manage a storage system 

Module 8: Networking
  • Configuration of network settings and components in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Explain and configure services like DNS, NIS, WINS, etc.
  • Configure routing tables in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Discussion on important configuration files of storage.
  • Define and create interface groups
  • Discuss the operation of virtual LANs (VLANs) and how to route them

Module 9: NFS

  • NFS introduction, Overview, working procedure
  • NFS implementation in Netapp
  • Explain the purpose and format of /etc/ exports
  • List and define the export specification options
  • Describe the use of the exportfs command
  • Mount an export on a UNIX host
  • Troubleshooting problems/issues.

Module 10: CIFS
  • Introduction and Overview of CIFS protocol, usage, importance in NAS environment.
  • Configure the storage system to participate in the CIFS environment
  • Creating CIFS shares and sharing to client/end user
  • Permissions overview and how it works
  • Different CIFS options to configure based on requirement
  • Different ways of mapping and using share at end user side.
  • Different CIFS configuration files
  • how access from AD works

Module 11: Both CIFS & NFS share configuration
  • Why we need a share to be available in both Windows & Linux
  • configuring filer to make use of shares in both environment
  • Mapping of windows and Linux users
  • overview of configuration files like usermap, passwd and NIS
  • NIS Configuration, Overview of maps
  • mapping between windows and Linux account with different options.
  • Different CIFS options to configure

Module 12: NAS Management
List some security methods for protecting data
Explain and configure a security style setting for a volume and a qtree
Describe methods of tracking and restricting storage usage
Explain, create, and manage quotas
Explain and configure the Data ONTAP FPolicy file-screening policy

Module 13: SAN

Explain the purpose of a SAN
SAN Configuration
Different protocols used and differentiate them
Define a LUN and explain LUN attributes.
Creating different types of LUNs with different options and mapping to client (different OSs)
troubleshooting SAN connectivity (iSCSI, FC)
Accessing and managing a LUN from a windows hosts
Multipath concept from client and Netapp end

Module 14: Snapshot Copies

Describe the function of Snapshot copies
Benefits of snapshot copies
Snapshot commands
Create and delete Snapshot copies
Configure and modify Snapshot options
Describe how Snapshot technology allocates disk space for volumes and aggregates.
Schedule Snapshot copies
Creating clones with snapshots and split clone volumes

Module 15: Space Managment

Storage efficiency techniques that are available within the Data ONTAP operating system
Identify the factors that impact space consumption in the Data ONTAP operating system
Concept of Thin & Thick provision
Different types of Allocations and capacity management.
Identify the De-duplication and compression techniques that are available in the Data
ONTAP operating system

Module 16: High-Availability & Cluster

Describe high-availability (HA) solutions
Discuss how HA increases the reliability of storage
Define HA controller configuration
Concept of Failover and Giveback
Analyze how HA affects clients protocols during failover and giveback operations
Module 17: Snapmirror, Snapvault Overview

Replication overview
Snapmirror, Snapvault overview and working procedure
Difference between Snapmirror and Snapvault
Configuring Snapmirror/Snapvault
creating SM/SV relationships
Difference between VSM and QSM
Troubleshooting and re-directing, updating, re-sync overview
Restoring volumes/snapshot

Module 18: Data Collection Tools

Use the sysstat, stats, and statit commands
Overview of tracert, perfstat, nSanity collection
Execute commands to verify the operation of hardware, software, and network components
Identify commands and options that are used to obtain configuration and status

Module 19: Snapdrive
Overview of Snapdrive Product
Creating LUNs, Managing LUNs, Sessions, connecting LUNs
creating different mount points
Services related to snapdrive

Module 20: Snapmanager for SQL

Overview of backup process for Databases
Overview of Snapmanager Product from Netapp for SQL, Oracle, SAP, Exchange
Discussion on working procedure of Snapmanager product
Configuring Snapmanager for SQL and scheduling jobs
Backup process and Restoration Process
Module 21: Snapcreator Overview

ModuleServices related to Snapmanager and troubleshooting backup failures

Module 22: Upgrades

How to upgrade Data ONTAP version on filer
How to upgrade firmware
How to upgrade Snapmanger, Snapdrive

Module 23: Alert Monitoring
pulling reports, checking and acknowledging alerts
Overview of DFM
Configuring Alerts in DFM

Module 24: Performance Issues & Troubleshooting

Module 25: Cluster Mode Basics

Module 26: Filer Setup and CIFS setup

Discussing how to setup a new filer
Different configuration files and their importance.

Module 27: Real time alloc tions
how allocations in real time
how Change management works
Different types of allocations for SQL, Oracle, Apps, LUNs etc..

Module 28: Brocade and Cisco Zoning concepts

Module 29: Real time Discussions.