Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 Administration and Data Protection (CDOTDP)

This course uses lecture and hands-on exercises to teach basic administration of clustered Data ONTAP®. In this course, you will configure and manage a Data ONTAP cluster. You will practice working with Data ONTAP features and managing your storage systems with the CLI and UI interfaces. This course also discusses network management fundamentals, basic protocols that are used to access your data, and how to protect, manage, and monitor your clustered storage environment. Become proficient with Data ONTAP Snapshot®, SnapRestore®, SnapMirror®, SnapVault®, Open Systems SnapVault, and NDMP technologies used to replicate and restore mission-critical data in the enterprise. Backup and restore operations are taught using the NetApp storage system command line and OnCommand System Manager. The course also provides an overview of the Data ONTAP 8.3 MetroCluster solution. Data ONTAP 7-Mode administrators will benefit from comparisons to earlier Data ONTAP versions to help them master the basics of clustered Data ONTAP.

Course Outline

Module 1: Exploring Data ONTAP Storage Fundamentals
Overview of clustered Data ONTAP and Data ONTAP 8.3 enhancements
Scaling Methods
Administrative User Interfaces
Module 2: Hardware and Initial Setup
FAS Hardware
Setting up the Cluster
Module 3: Initial Storage System Configuration
Role-Based Access Control
Policies and Schedules
Network Time Protocol
The AutoSupport Tool
Module 4: Storage Management
Data ONTAP Storage Architecture
Data ONTAP File System
Virtual Storage Tier
Data ONTAP Physical Storage Configuration
Data ONTAP FlexVol Configuration
Module 5: Network Management
Network Ports
Network Interfaces
Non-disruptive LIF Configuration
Network Management
Network Load Balancing
Module 6: Implementing NAS Protocols
File System Structure
Deploying NFS
Windows File Services
Module 7: Implementing SAN Protocols
Basic SAN Implementation
SAN Configuration and Multi-pathing
LUN Access
Module 8: Snapshot Copies
Defining Snapshot Technology
Managing Snapshot Space Usage
Creating Snapshot Copies
Restoring Data from a Snapshot Copy
Module 9: Managing Storage Space
Thin Provisioning
Deduplication and Compression
FlexClone Volumes
Volume Moves in Clustered Data ONTAP
Growing Aggregates
Automatic Space Management
Module 10: Data Protection
Storage Failover Management
Netapp Data Protection Interfaces
Module 11: Monitoring Your Storage System
Monitor Your Cluster
Event Management
Determine System Health
Display Utilization and Performance Information
Performance and Statistics Collector
Manage Logs and Core Files
Module 12: Upgrading and Transitioning to Clustered Data ONTAP
Non-Disruptive Upgrades
Transition Fundamentals
Module 13: Bonus Material (Optional)
Infinite Volumes
Engaging NetApp Support
OnCommand Insight Walkthrough
Physical Storage Maintenance
Module 14: Data Protection Technologies
Data Protection
NetApp Management Technologies
Additional Storage Technologies
MetroCluster and Data Protection
Module 15: Data Protection with NetApp Snapshot Copies
Data Protection with NetApp Snapshot Copies
Snapshot Copy Design Criteria
Implementing a Snapshot Copy Solution
Monitoring and Managing Snapshot Copies
Restoring Data from Snapshot Copies
Snapshot Copy Advanced Topics
Module 16: NetApp Replication Technologies
Data ONTAP Replication Technology
Design Criteria for SnapVault and SnapMirror Relationships
Policies and Volume Types
Implementing Cluster and SVM Peering
Initial Transfer and Updates
Module 17: Using SnapMirror for Data Protection
SnapMirror Technology
Implementing SnapMirror Relationships
SnapMirror Failover and Resync
SnapMirror Advance Topics
Module 18: SnapVault Backup and Recovery
SnapVault Technology
Implementing SnapVault
Restoring Data SnapVault
SnapVault Advanced Topics
Monitoring and Managing SnapVault and SnapMirror
Module 19: Data Protection using NDMP
NDMP Technology
Design Criteria for NDMP Solutions
Managing Node-Scoped NDMP
Managing SVM-Scoped NDMP
Appendix A Open Systems SnapVault
Open Systems SnapVault Fundamentals
Open Systems SnapVault Features
Open Systems SnapVault Deployment
Best Practices and Troubleshooting
Connect to the ClusterShell
Connect to the command shell and explore the command hierarchy
Review Command options
Compare privilege levels
Use partial commands and complete commands with the tab key
Log in to the Cluster2 with OnCommand System Manager
Explore the resources in the OnCommand System Manager
Explore package licensing
Configure time and time zone
Create a new aggregate
Add disks to the aggregate
Use System Manager to create an aggregate
Create a flexible volume
Use System Manger to create a flexible volume
Explore network resources and create an interface group
Create a VLAN
Create a new IPspace
Create a subnet for the default IPspace
Explore failover groups and policies
Configure an SVM to serve CIFS and NFS
Create a NAS data LIF
Migrate and rehome a NAS data LIF
Create an export policy
Export a volume
Verify and create CIFS shares
Access your CIFS share from a Windows client
Access your data volume from an NFS client
Verify MPIO configuration
Check the iSCSI software initiator name
Use NetApp System Manager to create an SVM for iSCSI
Configure the iSCSI software initiator (in Windows)
Access the iSCSI-attached LUN on the Windows host
Explore Snapshot configuration in System Manager
Navigate the .snapshot directory from an NFS client
Explore thin provisioning and storage efficiency
Perform a volume move
Create and initialize snapmirror replications
Compare data-protection mirror replication times
Add volumes and files to a replicated namespace
Schedule periodic snapmirror replications
Promote a load-sharing mirror
Access system logs with a web browser
Configure AutoSupport messages
Prepare the storage environment on Cluster1 and Cluster2
Create a job schedule
Create a Snapshot policy
Assign a Snapshot policy to a FlexVol volume
Restore volume data from Snapshot copies
Restore previous versions
Configure network connectivity to allow cluster peering
Configure Cluster peering
Create a volume to be used for a SnapMirror source
Create a SnapMirror relationship
Verify data transfer
Simulate a source volume failure
Break the SnapMirror relationship
Perform a SnapMirror reverse resynchronization
Restore the original SnapMirror relationship
Create a new FlexVol volume on a destination SVM
Create a new schedule on Cluster2
Create a SnapShot policy on the source SVM and volume
Create a SnapVault policy on the destination SVM
Create the SnapVault relationship and perform an initial transfer
Confirm the SnapVault data transfer
Perform a manual SnapVault update
Restore SnapVault data

Additional Fast Lane Labs:
Delegation of VServers and creation of VServer management LIFS
Using the command line to configure iSCSI SAN
Backup and Restore of the Cluster Configuration
Creating Intercluster SnapMirror Relationships from the command line
Managing storage efficiencies from the command line


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