This newly updated to ONTAP v9.3 is a three-day, instructor-led course that uses lecture and hands-on exercises to teach basic administration of an ONTAP® cluster. You configure and maintain a cluster.

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About this course

You practice working with ONTAP features. You use the cluster shell and OnCommand® System Manager to manage storage and network resources. ONTAP Cluster Administration is an intermediate course in a comprehensive learning path for customers, partners, and NetApp employees.

Target Audience

Network Engineers, Channel Partners, System Engineers, NetApp Customers


ONTAP Cluster Fundamentals WBT (OCFWBT), ONTAP Data Management Fundamentals (DMFWBT), ONTAP Data Network Fundamentals (DNFWBT), ONTAP NAS Fundamentals WBT (ONFWBT), ONTAP SAN Fundamentals WBT (OSFWBT)

Course Outline

Lesson 1: ONTAP 9

  • Data Fabric foundation 
  • ONTAP deployment options 
  • Software Defined storage
  •  Cluster components
  •  Storage Virtual Machine (SVM)

Lesson 2: Cluster Setup

  • Supported FAS and all Flash FAS configurations 
  • Cluster setup 
  • Administration interfaces 
  • OnCommand System Manager

Lesson 3: Cluster Management

  • Manage access control 
  • Configure cluster setting
  •  Manage cluster-level features
  •  Date and time
  •  Licenses
  •  Policies, jobs, and schedules

Lesson 4: Network Management

  • Network review 
  • Network ports
  •  IPspaces 
  • LIFs 
  • Nondisruptive LIF configuration
  •  Routing management

Lesson 5: Physical Storage Management

  • Architecture concepts
  •  Storage resources Disks
  •  RAID groups 
  • Aggregates
  •  Disk partitioning
  •  Flash pool and Flash cache 
  • FabricPool aggregates

Lesson 6: Logical Storage Management

  • Flexible volumes
  •  FlexVol
  •  FlexGroup
  •  Provisioning storage resources
  •  Moving storage resources

Lesson 7: Managing Data

  • Unified storage 
  • NAS protocols 
  • NFS 
  • SMB
  •  SAN protocols
  •  iSCSI 
  • Managing Snapshot copies 
  • Snapshot policy
  •  Restoring data from Snapshot copy

Lesson 8: Storage Efficiency

  • Thin provisioning
  •  Deduplication and compression
  •  Flash efficiency
  •  Inline data compaction 
  • FlexClone volumes

Lesson 9: Cluster Maintenance

  • Active IQ
  •  Upgrading the cluster
  •  Events and alerts
  •  Performance best practices
  •  Technical support

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