Basic NetApp Configuration and Administration (BNCA)

For students that are new to enterprise storage concepts and NetApp, BNCA is a good place to begin. This 2-day course introduces students introductory concepts found in both Data ONTAP 7-mode and Clustered Data ONTAP. Some of the concepts covered through instructor led discussions and hands-on labs are how to create aggregates, virtual interfaces, snapshots, volumes, qtrees, and storage virtual machines.

Course Objectives
Explain features of the Data ONTAP operating system
Use the CLI and OnCommand System Manager to identify storage components
Configure storage systems and storage virtual machines (SVMs) for NAS and SAN client access
Create FlexVol volumes, qtrees, and LUNs
Manage Snapshot copies and FlexClone software
Manage volume move and storage efficiency

 

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with Data ONTAP
List basic storage concepts such as aggregates, RAID groups, volumes, qtrees, and LUNs
Describe Data ONTAP features such as Snapshot copies, unified storage, and storage efficiency
Describe the similarities and differences between the 7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP operating systems
Use the CLI and GUI for administrative purposes

Module 2: Hardware Basics
Describe the NetApp storage system hardware platforms and the types of disks that they support
Describe the hardware components of NetApp storage controllers
Use OnCommand System Manager or the CLI to identify hardware components in Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode and the clustered Data ONTAP operating system

Module 3: Creating and Managing Aggregates
Describe aggregates and RAID groups
Create aggregates in Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
Create aggregates in the clustered Data ONTAP operating system
Manage aggregates

Module 4: Managing NAS Client Access
Configure NAS client access in Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
Configure data storage virtual machines (SVMs*) for NAS client access in clustered Data ONTAP
Create FlexVol volumes and qtrees

Module 5: Managing SAN Client Connections
Describe SAN protocol implementation in Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode and the clustered Data ONTAP operating system
Use OnCommand System Manager to create iSCSI-attached LUNs
Use NetApp SnapDrive for Windows to create and format iSCSI-attached LUNs
Access and manage a LUN from a Windows host

Module 6: Managing Volumes
Explain the relationship between space guarantees, volumes, and aggregates
Define thin provisioning and explain how it is used
Define deduplication and describe the benefits that it provides
Use OnCommand System Manager to set quotas

Module 7: Managing Snapshot Copies
Define the function of Snapshot copies
Create and delete a Snapshot copy
Create Snapshot policies in the clustered Data ONTAP operating system
Restore a volume from a Snapshot copy
Create FlexClone volume clones that are backed by Snapshot copies

Module 8: Steps to Certification
Recall the steps to NetApp Certification

Labs
Enter Commands in the Data ONTAP CLI
Add a 7-Mode storage system to System Manager
Add a cluster to System Manager
Configure the SNMP public community name for clustered Data ONTAP
Use System Manager to investigate hardware components
Use CLI commands to investigate hardware components
Create an aggregate on a 7-Mode storage system
Creating an aggregate in clustered Data ONTAP
Configure the prerequisites for client access
Configure CIFS setup for a 7-Mode storage system
Enable the NFS protocol
Configure multiprotocol access on a 7-Mode storage system
Create a volume in Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
Create qtrees on a 7-Mode storage system
Create shares for CIFS clients on a 7-Mode storage system
Export volumes and qtrees in Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
Client-side task – map a drive to a 7-Mode from a Windows client
Client-side task – mount volumes on a storage system from a Linux client
Create a Vserver
Configure data LIFs and CIFS setup
Set up the Vserver management LIF
Add host records in DNS for the SVM
Enable the NFS protocol for a Data ONTAP cluster
Set up name mapping for multiprotocol access
Create volumes on the Vserver
Create qtrees
Mount volumes and qtrees into the Vserver namespace
Create CIFS shares
Change volume security styles
Manage export policies
Client-side task – map a drive to a share from a Windows client
Client-side task – mount from a Linux client
Enable iSCSI in Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
Create volumes and qtrees that is suitable as containers for LUNs
Configure SnapDrive Transport Protocol Settings
Use the SnapDrive Management tool to establish iSCSI sessions
Use SnapDrive to create a LUN on a Data ONTAP storage system
Add the iSCSI protocol to be allowed on the SVM
Create an iSCSI data LIF
Start the iSCSI service on the Vserver
Create volumes and qtrees that are suitable as containers for LUNs
Configure SnapDrive for Windows Transport protocol settings
Establish an iSCSI session with the SnapDrive iSCSI management tool
Use SnapDrive to create a LUN on a clustered Data ONTAP SVM
Enable storage efficiency for a FlexVol volume in 7-Mode Data ONTAP
Run a deduplication operation in 7-Mode Data ONTAP
Configure storage efficiency policies in clustered Data ONTAP
Enable storage efficiency on Flexvol volumes in clustered Data ONTAP
Run a deduplication operation in clustered Data ONTAP manually
Assign multiple aggregates to a Vserver
Move FlexVol volumes
Create Snapshot copies of a volume on the Data ONTAP storage system CLI
Create Snapshot copies of a volume on the clustered Data ONTAP CLI
Create Snapshot copies using OnCommand System Manager
Schedule Snapshot copies in 7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP
Restore a volume from a Snapshot copy in 7-Mode Data ONTAP
Restore a volume from a Snapshot copy in clustered Data ONTAP
Create a FlexClone volume clone on a 7-Mode storage system
Create a FlexClone volume clone on a clustered Data ONTAP SVM

Audience



NetApp Customers, IT Generalists, Academic Alliance Students.

Prerequisites
Storage Fundamentals WBT
Introduction to NetApp Products WBT