Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM)

Welcome to the NetApp® Data ONTAP® 7-Mode Administration course. Data ONTAP 8 is the next generation data storage operating system from NetApp. Data ONTAP 8.2 builds on the stability and reliability of the Data ONTAP 8 operating system and provides new functionality that sets it apart from all of the competition. This five-day instructor-led course enables you to perform basic support and administrative functions on a NetApp storage system running the Data ONTAP system operating in 7-Mode.

Course Outline

Module 1 The NetApp Storage Environment
Identify the key features and functions of NetApp storage systems
Describe the advantages that a NetApp storage system provides
Distinguish between network-attached storage (NAS) and SAN topologies
Describe NetApp Unified Storage Architecture
Access the NetApp Support site to obtain software and hardware documentation

Module 2 WAFL Simplified
Describe how data is written to and read from WAFL (Write Anywhere File Layout) file system on a volume
Explain the WAFL file system concepts, including consistency points (CPs), RAID management, and storage levels
Describe how RAID is used to protect disk data
Explain how the WAFL file system processes write and read requests

Module 3 Basic Administration
Connect remotely to a FAS system by using the console and a remote host
Access NetApp System Manager to administrator a storage system
Execute commands by using the console, a remote host and NetApp System Manager
Use commands to analyze a FAS system
Configure and manage the NetApp AutoSupport tool for a FAS system

Module 4 Physical Storage
Describe Data ONTAP RAID technology
Identify a disk in a disk shelf based on its ID
Execute commands to determine a disk ID
Identify a hot-spark disk in a FAS system
Describe the effects of using multiple disk types
Create a 32-bit aggregate and a 64-bit aggregate
Execute aggregate commands in the Data ONTAP operating system
Calculate usable disk space

Module 5 Logical Storage
Explain the concepts related to volumes in the Data ONTAP operating system
Define and create a flexible volume
Execute vol commands
Define and create qtrees

Module 6 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 7 Networking
Identify the configuration of network settings and components in the Data ONTAP operating system
Explain and configure name resolution services
Configure routing tables in the Data ONTAP operating system
Define and create interface groups
Discuss the operation of virtual LANs (VLANs) and how to route them

Module 8 NFS
Explain NFS implementation in the Data ONTAP operating system
License NFS on a storage system
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

Module 9 CIFS
Describe the CIFS environment
Configure the storage system to participate in the CIFS environment
Share a resource on the storage system
Map a drive from a client to the shared resource on the storage system

Module 10 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 11 SAN
Explain the purpose of a SAN
Identify supported SAN configurations
Distinguish between Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI protocols
Define a LUN and explain LUN attributes
Use the LUN setup command and NetApp System Manager to create iSCSI-attached LUNs
Access and manage a LUN from a Windows host
Define SnapDrive data management software and its feature

Module 12 Snapshot Copies
Describe the function of Snapshot copies
Explain the benefits of Snapshot copies
Identify and execute Snapshot commands
Create and delete Snapshot copies
Configure and modify Snapshot options
Explain the importance of the .snapshot directory
Describe how Snapshot technology allocates disk space for volumes and aggregates
Schedule Snapshot copies
Configure and manage the Snapshot copy reserve

Module 13 Space Management
List the 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
Describe how and when a volume consumes space from the aggregate that contains it
Explain how to guarantee writes for a file
Explain how the Data ONTAP operating system can provide space to a full volume
Identify the deduplication and compression techniques that are available in the Data ONTAP operating system

Module 14 High-Availability
Describe high-availability (HA) solutions
Discuss how HA increases the reliability of storage
Define HA controller configuration
Describe the three modes of HA operation with an HA pair
Analyze how HA affects clients protocols during failover and giveback operations

Module 15 Virtualization Solutions
Describe how to virtualize a storage controller by using MultiStore software
Configure MultiStore software
Assign client protocols on MultiStore software

Module 16 Backup and Recovery Methods
List the methods available to back up and recover data
Use ndmpcopy to process full and incremental data transfers
Discuss dump and restore
Describe, enable, and configure Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) on a storage system

Module 17 Data Collection Tools
Use the sysstat, stats, and statit commands
Describe the factors that affect RAID performance
Execute commands to collect data about write and read throughputs
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 18 Data ONTAP Upgrades
Access the NetApp Support site for the following documents:
Data ONTAP Upgrade Guide
Data ONTAP Release Notes
Use a configuration worksheet to collect data for installation
Describe how to perform Data ONTAP software upgrades and reboots
Use the setup command to configure a storage system

Lab Exercises
Lab 1-1 Identify the exercise environment
Lab 1-2 Explore the NetApp support site
Lab 2-1 Explain how the Data ONTAP operating system writes data
Lab 2-2 Explain how the Data ONTAP operating system reads data
Lab 3-1 Log in to the exercise environment
Lab 3-2 Install System Manager
Lab 3-3 Add a storage system to NetApp System Manager
Lab 3-4 Use the CLI to access a storage system
Lab 3-5 Explore the Help command and privilege levels
Lab 3-6 List the options on a storage system
Lab 3-7 From the CLI, examine the system configuration of a storage system
Lab 3-8 Use NetApp System Manager to configure DNS
Lab 3-9 Use system manager to configure the AutoSupport tool
Lab 4-1 Exploring the current disk configuration
Lab 4-2 Understand the impact of disk scrub on a storage system
Lab 4-3 Run the storage configuration wizard
Lab 4-4 Use NetApp system manager to create a 64-bit aggregate
Lab 4-5 Use the CLI to create a 64-bit aggregate
Lab 4-6 Use the CLI to create a 32-bit aggregate and upgrade to 64-bit
Lab 4-7 Cause a disk to fail
Lab 4-8 Add disks to an aggregate
Lab 5-1 Use system manager to create a volume
Lab 5-2 Resize a volume
Lab 5-3 Delete a volume
Lab 5-4 Create qtrees
Lab 5-5 Delete qtrees
Lab 6-1 Create an administrative user account
Lab 6-2 Use the CLI to configure administrative security
Lab 6-3 Log in with a new user account
Lab 7-1 Use the System Manager to configure network settings
Lab 7-2 Use the CLI to configuration network settings
Lab 7-3 Use the CLI to create a single-mode interface group
Lab 7-4 Use the CLI to create a multimode interface group
Lab 8-1 Use NetApp System Manager to license NFS
Lab 8-2 Use NetApp System Manager to export a volume
Lab 8-3 Use the CLI to export a volume
Lab 8-4 Mount exports from an administration host
Lab 9-1 Use NetApp System Manager to license CIFS service
Lab 9-2 Use NetApp System Manager to configure CIFS service
Lab 9-3 Create a window domain user
Lab 9-4 Use the CLI and NetApp System Manager to view and create shares
Lab 9-5 Create a new share with computer management
Lab 9-6 Map shares to drive letters
Lab 9-7 Modify user permissions
Lab 9-8 Display CIFS sessions
Lab 9-9 Configure SMB 2.0 protocol
Lab 9-10 Terminate CIFS sessions
Lab 10-1 Create and manage quotas
Lab 10-2 Create a quota report
Lab 10-3 Modify the /etc/quotas file and implement quota changes
Lab 10-4 Use the CLI to create qtrees and quotas for the qtrees
Lab 10-5 Create a native file-blocking policy
Lab 11-1 License and start the iSCSI service
Lab 11-2 Configure iSCSI on Windows Server 2008 R2
Lab 11-3 Use NetApp System Manager to create a LUN
Lab 11-4 Use the CLI to create a LUN
Lab 11-5 Access LUNs from Windows Server 2008 R2
Lab 11-6 Nondistributively move a volume that contains a LUN
Lab 12-1 Use NetApp system manager to create a SnapShot copy
Lab 12-2 Restore a windows file from a SnapShot copy
Lab 12-3 Restore a Linux file from a SnapShot copy
Lab 12-4 Use NetApp system manager to manage SnapShot copies
Lab 12-5 Restore a file by using the windows previous version tool
Lab 12-6 License and configure SnapRestore technology
Lab 12-7 Revert a volume using SnapRestore technology to restore a volume
Lab 12-8 Use SnapRestore technology to restore a file
Lab 13-1 Explore volume space consumption
Lab 13-2 Explore file space consumption
Lab 13-3 Configure deduplication
Lab 15-1 Create two MultiStore systems with separate IP aliases
Lab 15-2 Create a CIFS share on a MultiStore system
Lab 15-3 Create an iSCSI LUN on a MultiStore system
Lab 16-1 Copy a volume by using the NDMPCOPY command
Lab 17-1 Identify the commands that you can use to troubleshoot and solve problems
Lab 17-2 Run the statit command on a storage system
Lab 17-3 Run the stats command on a storage system


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.

Students who attend this course should have a background in system administration for UNIX® or Microsoft® Windows® operating systems and/or Data ONTAP 7-Mode Fundamentals (WBT)