Accelerated NCDA Boot Camp Data ONTAP 7-Mode (ANCDABC87)

This is a 5-day bootcamp that expands upon what students learned in the D7ADM course in order to prepare for the NCDA 7-mode certification exam. This is an accelerated course with extended hours so come prepared work hard and become a knowledgeable user of Data ONTAP 7-mode.

Course Outline

Module 1: NCDA Overview
Identify the skills and knowledge that NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA) certification verifies
Describe the benefits of certification
Explain the key concepts of Data ONTAP operating in 7-mode

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
Configure a storage system to perform IP to host-name resolution
Add Network Information Server (NIS) to manage users, groups, and name-to-IP resolution
Configure a storage system 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 exports with the exportfs command
Create mount points and mount exported resources on a client
Monitor the usage of exported resources
Explain how to monitor exports with access cache

Module 5: CIFS Overview
Describe basic CIFS terminology and CIFS versions
Describe the role of the Data ONTAP storage system within Windows environments:
Microsoft® Windows® workgroup
Non-Windows workgroup
Windows domains
Describe host name resolution
Describe user authentication and authorization

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 the list of shared resources available on the storage system
Configure a client machine to access a storage system share
Identify users and hosts that are connected to the storage system in CIFS sessions
Add, modify, and delete shares

Module 8: CIFS Access Control
Create and manage local users for a storage system
Create and manage local users for a storage system
Create local group and local users for that group
Use the CLI (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 permissions 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
Describe security styles and how they affect file permissions
Determine and verify user mappings for CIFS users that access UNIX® volumes and qtrees and mixed volumes and qtrees
Determine and verify user mappings for UNIX users that are access New Technology File System (NTFS) volumes and qtrees and mixed volumes and qtrees
Describe the WAFL (Write Anywhere File Layout) Credential Cache

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 the 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 to identify their sources

Module 12: SAN Overview
Describe the differences between network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN)
List the protocols to implement a SAN environment
Define a LUN, initiator, and target
Describe ports, worldwide node names (WWNNs), and worldwide port names (WWPNs)
Implement a SAN

Module 13: iSCSI Connectivity
Describe multiple-path implementation with iSCSI connectivity
Configure network ports on Windows® and NetApp® systems
Identify the node name (WWNN) on Windows and NetApp systems
Configure and verify multiple-path iSCSI connectivity between Windows and NetApp systems

Module 14: FC Connectivity
Implement multiple paths with Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity
Configure FC ports on Windows® and Data ONTAP systems
Describe the commands and utilities to identify worldwide node names (WWNNs) and worldwide port names (WWPNs) on Windows® and Data ONTAP systems

Module 15: LUN Access
Describe the steps that are required to enable a Windows® Server initiator to access a LUN on a storage system

Module 16: Availability Features
Describe the features that you can use to ensure system availability
Explain RAID-DP functionality
Define SyncMirror
Define the high-availability controller configuration
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 17: Managing Snapshot Copies
Describe the functions and benefits of Snapshot and SnapRestore technologies
Use the storage system CLI and NetApp System Manager interfaces to manage Snapshot copies
Manage and reclaim space used by Snapshot copies
Use Snapshot copies to restore lost data

Module 18: SnapMirror Technology
Explain the SnapMirror Async, Sync, and Semi-Sync modes of operation
Describe how volume SnapMirror and qtree SnapMirror software replicate data
Configure SnapMirror software
Perform advanced SnapMirror operations
Explain SnapMirror performance impact

Module 19: Managing SnapVault Technology
Describe SnapVault® components and benefits
Configure SnapVault software on primary and secondary systems
Administer a SnapVault backup on primary and secondary systems
Describe the application-consistent backup operations
Restore data from secondary system to primary system

Module 20: Open Systems SnapVault
Describe how Open Systems SnapVault® integrates with Data ONTAP® SnapVault
Describe 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: Storage Efficiency
Utilize FlexClone technology to create efficient copies of volumes, files, and LUNs
Use deduplication and compression to manage data growth

Module 22: Performance and Data Collections Tools
Use Data ONTAP operating system commands and tools to capture performance data
Describe Data ONTAP tools that can affect performance
Use the reallocate command to maintain performance
Use recommended techniques to optimize Data ONTAP configuration for SAN and NAS

Log in to the exercise environment
Perform a health check on the storage systems and the Linux server
Install NetApp OnCommand System Manager
Add storage systems to System Manager
Use OnCommand System Manager to create aggregates
Use OnCommand System Manger to create an aggregate with a flash pool
Use the CLI to create aggregates
Use the CLI to create an aggregate with a flash pool
Destroy an aggregate and initialize its disks
Create a Flexvol volumes
Resize Flexvol volumes
Create Qtrees
Use the CLI to investigate the status of the NFS protocol
Investigate NIS and LDAP
Investigate NFS protocols and configuration files
Determine if the storage system is accessible from a unix or unix host
Enable the NFS protocol
Create a netgroup on the storage system
Designate a unix host as an administrative host
Designate a unix host as an administrative host
Change the permissions for the root volume export
Mount exported volumes on a unix administration host
Use system manager to export a Qtree to a subnet
Use a unix admin host to export a Qtree to a netgroup
Investigate the status of the CIFS protocol on your storage systems
Execute the CIFS setup script
Determine the CIFS protocol status
Map a drive to the root volume of the storage system
View CIFS shares from the CLI, system manager, or computer management
Use the CLI to create shares
Use system manager to create shares
Use Windows Computer Management to create shares
View file and folder properties from the windows host
Display CIFS session information from the storage system CLI
Add a local user account on the storage system
Add a local group to a storage system
Grant share access to the new group
Determine whether CIFS configuration prerequisites are met
Set up the prerequisites for CIFS configuration
Use system manager to terminate CIFS services
Use the CIFS setup wizard to join a storage system to a Windows domain
Use the storage system CLI to join a storage system to a Windows domain
Create a domain user as a member of the built-in administrators group
Use Windows Computer Management to manage storage system shares
Display CIFS session
Configure multiprotocol access
Use the WCC to view the mapping of unix to Windows users
Create, share, and export unix, NTFS, and mixed-style Qtrees
Access a unix-style volume as a Window server
Access NTFS security-style volumes as a unix user
Troubleshoot multiprotocol access
Send an autosupport message
Locate storage system diagnostic log files
Recall diagnostic commands to enter on the storage system
Capture a packet trace
Recall diagnostic commands to enter on a unix host
Recall diagnostic commands to enter on a windows host
Identify the components of your SAN exercise environment
Configure iSCSI on a storage system
Configure Windows for MPIO
Install NetApp Host Utilities
Configure iSCSI on Window
Confirm an iSCSI session on a storage system
Confirm a second iSCSI session on Windows
Create a Flexvol volume to contain LUNs
Create a LUN that is mapped to an igroup
Initialize a LUN with disk management
Provision a LUN with disk management
Make the mounting of a LUN persistent
Move a volume
Manage Snapshot copies on the storage system CLI and System Manager
Ensure that Snapshot directories are visible to CIFS and NFS users
Restore a windows file from a Snapshot copy
Create a data-loss test scenario
Use SnapRestore technology to restore a volume
Use SnapRestore technology to restore a file
Identify the source and destination systems
Set up SnapMirror on the source storage system
Set up SnapMirror on the destination storage system
Initiate a baseline transfer and schedule updates
Update the SnapMirror relationship
Break the SnapMirror relationship
Resynchronize the relationship from the source storage system
Reinstate the original SnapMirror relationship
Configure synchronous SnapMirror mode
Identify primary and secondary systems
Configure SnapVault software on the primary system
Configure SnapVault software on the secondary system
Initialize the transfer
Perform a restore
Restart the backup relationship
Install Open Systems SnapVault for Windows server
Configure the SnapVault secondary system
Configure Windows Server 2012 firewall settings
Establish the Open Systems SnapVault baseline
Perform a restore and resume SnapVault operations
Enable, schedule, and run volume deduplication operations
Create a FlexClone volume clone
Create a FlexClone LUN clone and work with fractional reserve
Locate statistics on flash pool performance
Set processing priorities with the FlexShare tool
Use the sysstat command to collect performance statistics
Use the stats command to collect performance statistics


This course is intended for NetApp customers, partners and employees who provide basic support and perform administrative functions of the Data ONTAP 8.2 operating system running in 7-mode and those seeking NCDA certification.

Three years of experience in a storage related function, such as storage administrator or field engineer
Six months experience with NetApp storage solutions
Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM)