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ONTAP Cluster Administration and Data Protection Bundle (ONTAP 9.5) (CDOTDP9)

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Cluster Admin Outline: Module 1: ONTAP Overview

  • Data Fabric
  • ONTAP software
  • Fabric layers
  • The cluster
  • Nodes
  • High-availability pairs
  • Networks
  • Ports and logical interfaces
  • ONTAP storage architecture
  • Physical storage
  • SVM
    • Components
    • Types
    • Benefits
    • Root volume
    • FlexVol volumes
  • Data LIFs
  • Simply Anywhere
  • ONTAP Select
  • ONTAP cloud

Module 2: Cluster Setup

  • Terminology review
  • FAS configurations
  • Supported cluster configurations
    • Single-node
    • Two-node
    • Multimode
    • MetroCluster
  • Cluster setup steps
  • Disk-shelf
  • Power on
  • Firmware
  • Boot menu
  • Connections
  • Node installing and initialization
  • Boot sequence
  • Creating a cluster
  • Cluster administrators
  • Clustershell
  • OnCommand system manager 9.0

Module 3: Management

  • Managing clusters
  • Administrators
  • Access
  • RBAC
  • Active directory authentication
  • Administrative security
  • Date and time
  • Licensing
  • Policy-based storage services
  • Policy-based management
  • Jobs and schedules

Module 4: Network management

  • Network types
  • Physical ports
  • Modifying network port attributes
  • Ifgroups
  • VLANS
  • IPspace review
  • Broadcast domains
  • Subnets
  • Network interfaces
  • Logical interfaces
  • Data LIFs
  • Nondisruptive LIF features
  • Failover groups vs. failover policies
  • Routing management
  • Host-name resolution

Module 5: Physical Storage

  • Storage architecture
  • Disks and aggregates
  • Spare disks
  • RAID groups
  • ONTAP RAID technologies
  • Virtual storage tier
  • Flash cache 2 feature
  • Flash pool aggregates
  • SSD tier
  • SSD partitioning
  • Root-Data advanced drive partitioning

Module 6: Logical Storage

  • Flexible volumes
  • Files and LUNs
  • Volumes in aggregates
  • Properties
  • SVM flexible volume
  • Snapshot copy technology
  • Copy design
  • Snapshot policy
  • Typical workflow
  • Recovering data
  • UNIX client
  • Moving volumes

Module 7: Storage Efficiency

  • Thick and Thin provisioning
  • Deduplication
  • Data compression
  • Inline data compaction
  • Storage consumption
  • FlexClone volume clones
  • Split a cloned volume

Module 8: NAS Protocols

  • Unified storage
  • Terminology
  • NAS file system
  • NFS implementation
  • Junctions
  • NAS namespace architecture
  • NFS
  • NFSv3 implementation steps
  • Exporting
  • Client specification
  • Export policies and rules
  • Mounts
  • Block protocol
  • SMB implementation steps
  • Creating shares
  • Share permissions
  • Windows file permissions
  • SMB authentication methods
  • MMC support
  • Network load balancing

Module 9: SAN Protocols

  • SAN
  • SCSI concepts
  • Scalable SAN support
  • iSCSI architecture
  • iSCSI nodes
  • implementation
  • ONTAP portal groups
  • Creating a LUN
  • Creating an igroup
  • Windows LUN implementation

Module 10: Cluster Maintenance

  • Upgrade advisor
  • Rolling upgrade
  • OnCommand system manager
  • Alerts
  • Autosupport tool
  • EMS
  • Event-Log filtering
  • OnCommand portfolio
  • System manager dashboard
  • OnCommand unified manager
  • Performance considerations
  • Analyzing I/O
  • ONTAP 9 OnCommand performance manager
  • QoS scaling
  • Disk type performance
  • Optimal operating point
  • Maximize performance
  • System logs

Module 11: Data Protection Features

  • Data currency
  • Data consistency
  • Challenges
  • HA solutions
  • Disaster recovery solutions
  • Compliance solutions
  • Cloud solutions
  • Managing and monitoring
  • Partner management software
  • Tools

Labs:

  • Verify connectivity to an ONTAP cluster
  • Verify that required license codes are installed
  • Explore the clustershell CLI
  • Navigate command directories
  • Adjust preferences by using the SET command
  • Practice tab completion
  • Use the command history
  • Navigate OnCommand system manager
  • Create a login banner and MOTD
  • Explore licensing
  • Configure cluster time and assign an NTP server
  • Create custom administrators and verify access levels
  • Authenticate a cluster administrator by using active directory
  • Create an interface group
  • Create a VLAN
  • Create a new IPspace, broadcast domain and subnet
  • Create a subnet for the default IPspace
  • Explore failover groups
  • Create data LIFs
  • Create an aggregate
  • Expand an aggregate
  • Verify the operability of a degraded RAID-TEC aggregate
  • Convert an aggregate to a flash pool
  • Create flexible volumes
  • Manage snapshot copies
  • Restore a file from a snapshot copy
  • Expand a volume and perform a volume move
  • Explore thin provisioning
  • Enable storage efficiency
  • Create and split a FlexClone volume
  • Migrate and rehome a NAS data LIF
  • Configure an SVM to host NFS and SMB protocols
  • Verify and create SMB shares
  • Access SMB shares from a windows client
  • Access the NFS export from a Linux client
  • Verify MPIO configuration
  • Check the iSCSI software initiator name
  • Use OnCommand system manager to configure an SVM for iSCSI
  • Configure the iSCSI software initiator on the windows host
  • Access the iSCSI-attached LUN from the windows host
  • Explore the event log
  • Collect statistics for the headroom feature
  • Create a workload on an SVM by using iometer
  • Configure storage QoS for an SVM
  • Explore headroom statistics for CPU

Data Protection Outline: Module 1: ONTAP Integrated Data Protection

  • Data protection overview
    • Currency
    • Types
    • Consistency
    • Challenges
  • High availability
    • NVRAM
    • RAID DP or RAID-TEC technology
  • Backup and archive
    • Snapshot copy
    • SnapRestore
    • SnapVault
    • Dump or SMTape
  • Disaster recovery
  • SnapMirror
    • FlexClone
    • Load-sharing mirrors
    • SyncMirror
    • MetroCluster
  • Compliance
    • NetApp Storage Encryption (NSE)
    • SnapLock
  • Cloud
    • Private storage
    • Snap-to-Cloud
    • AltaVault
  • OnCommand system manager
  • Host-level software
  • Application-level software
  • Data Protection tools

Module 2: NetApp Mirroring Fundamentals

  • SnapMirror technology
  • Mirror relationships
  • Relationship types
  • Load sharing
  • SnapMirror and SnapVault configuration
  • SnapMirror policies and configuration
  • Automatic transfers
  • Intercluster network connectivity
  • TCP connections
  • Two cluster networking
  • Cluster cascade networking
  • Deployment configuration
  • SnapMirror cascade deployments
  • Cluster Fan-out or Fan-in
  • Intercluster SnapMirror Throttle
  • Network compression
  • Peer relationships

Module 3: Implement SnapMirror Relationships

  • FlexVol volumes mirror copy
  • SnapMirror relationships configuratiom
  • Licensing
  • Language setting
  • Job schedules
  • Monitoring relationships
  • Failover mode
  • Disaster mode
  • Version-independent SnapMirror technology
  • FlexClone technology
  • Tape backup
  • NDMP
  • Volume move

Module 4: Disaster Recovery for Storage Virtual Machines

  • SVM disaster recovery
  • Identity preserve option
  • SVM disaster recovery requirements
  • Selective protection
  • Test and Dev
  • Convert a volume

Module 5: Disk-to-Disk Backup with SnapVault Software

  • SnapVault Soltuion components
  • Snapshot copy policy
  • SnapVault backups
  • Managing SnapMirror and SnapVault updates
  • SnapVault end-to-end storage efficiency
  • Storage compression
  • Space planning requirements
  • Tiered backup
  • Restoring data

Module 6: SyncMirror and MetroCluster Software

  • Data mirroring
  • Plexes and pools to an aggregate relationship
  • Storage type considerations
  • SyncMirror Plex failure
  • MetroCluster overview
  • Nondisruptive operations
  • Local HA failover
  • Protecting data
  • Unmirrored aggregates
  • Node-level QoS
  • Active-active configuration
  • Planned switchover
  • Tiebreaker software

Module 7: NDMP and Tape Backup

  • NDMP technology
  • Terms and concepts
  • Nodes, connections and variables
  • Managing SVM-Scoped NDMP
  • NDMP backup models
  • User authentication
  • SVM-aware NDMP
  • Management commands

Labs:

  • Ensure connectivity to your ONTAP cluster
  • Synchronize system time for windows domains
  • Assign a network time protocol (NTP) server for SVL-NAU and RTP-NAU
  • Verify that required license codes are installed
  • Create intercluster subnets and LIFs
  • Prepare the storage environment on RTP-NAU as the secondary target
  • Configure cluster peering
  • Configure SVM peering
  • Configure a SnapMirror relationship
  • Verify data transfer
  • Take the source volume offline
  • Activate the destination volume
  • Reactivate the original source volume
  • Restore the original SnapMirror relationship
  • Create an unscheduled Snapshot copy
  • Configure storage virtual machine disaster recovery
  • Check for space requirements
  • Create the disaster-recovery SVM
  • Create an SVM peer relationship
  • Create the SVM SnapMirror relationship
  • Failover to the disaster-recovery SVM
  • Reverse the SnapMirror relationship
  • Recover the primary SVM
  • Create the SnapVault relationship
  • Verify data transfer
  • Simulate a disaster and recover data
 

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