NetApp - Data ONTAP Fundamentals 7.3

Course Description
This training programme is designed for anyone who performs basic support and administrative functions on a NetApp storage system running the Data ONTAP operating system.
Course Code : RRS11 Category : Storage
Hardware: FAS270C, Brocade Switches, Sun Servers

Individuals who perform basic support and administrative functions on a NetApp storage system running the Data ONTAP Operating system


  • Introduction to Network Appliance Products
  • Basic knowledge of client/server and networking terminology management including TCP/IP
  • Background in one of the following: UNIX, Windows or SAN system administration

Course Outline

  • Introduction, Overview features and functions of Data ONTAP
  • Basic Administration & Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Networking & NFS Administration
  • CIFS Administration Windows 2000
  • Multiprotocol Administration
  • SAN Administration
  • Installation
  • Snapshots & Quotas Administration
  • NDMP & Vol copy
  • SnapRestore, SnapMirror & Snapvault


  • Describing the primary function of a storage appliance
  • Identify the protocols supported by a storage appliance
  • Describing the WAFL File System
  • Describing the Snapshot feature
  • Describing how NVRAM is implemented
  • Describing how RAID is implemented

Basic Administration

  • Access and execute commands using the console
  • Navigate andexecute commands using FilerView
  • View a storage appliances system configuration
  • Access a storage appliances configuration files from a remote admin host
  • Setup and test the Autosupport service

Managing Disks and Volumes

  • Describing storage appliance RAID group concepts
  • Design a hot spare disk strategy
  • Describing how disks may be mixed and matched
  • Describing RAID configuration options
  • Configure RAID groups
  • Describing disk drive qualification
  • Identify and recover from insertion of an unqualified disk


  • Describing hostname resolution as it applies to storage appliances
  • Describing the limitations of using a filer as a router
  • Manage interface parameters on a storage appliance
  • Describing the physical interfaces used by the filer
  • Create virtual interfaces (VLANs and VIFs) used by the storage appliance

NFS Administration

  • Describing the purpose and format of the /etc/exports file
  • List and define the export specification options
  • Describing the rules for exports
  • Describing the use of the exportfs command to modify exports
  • Describing the use of the export specifications to grant access privileges
  • Describing the syntax for listing options and hosts in the command line
  • Detail the limitations for each option

CIFS Administration Windows 2000

  • List the prerequisites for running CIFS setup
  • Run CIFS setup to configure the storage appliance
  • Describing the relationship between directories on the storage appliance and access to them from user machines
  • Describing the options and required specifications when creating a share
  • Use the CIFS shares command to create shares

Multiprotocol Administration

  • Distinguish a qtree from a volume and list the advantages of using qtrees
  • List the limitations of using qtrees
  • Create qtrees with the qtree command
  • Display qtree information using the qtree status command
  • Set the security style of a qtree

SAN Administration

  • Define SAN
  • Describing and illustrate the supported configurations
  • Distinguish between FCP and iSCSI protocols
  • Define LUN
  • Overview of LUN attributes to specify
  • Prepare the storage appliance
  • Prepare the host
  • Describing how the lun setup program works


  • Identify the location of hardware and software installation information,/li>
  • Identify the contents of the CD-ROM and floppies
  • List steps to prepare for Installation and info needed to complete the install
  • Configure a new storage appliance
  • Describing the different types of installation procedures
  • Upgrade Data ONTAP via CIFS, NFS and the software command
  • Re-purpose a storage appliance


  • Describing how snapshots function recognize and perform snapshot commands
  • Set and modify snapshot options & Create a snapshot schedule

Quotas Administration

  • Describing how quotas are used to restrict and track disk access
  • Determine the function of quotas, Recognize the purpose of the /etc/quotas file
  • Interpret the contents of the /etc/quotas file
  • Define the function and syntax of quota, quota resize, quota report, and quota logmsg commands
  • Turn quotas on for a specific volume & Display a quota report to view current status
  • Identify and define the function of two special entries in the /etc/quotas file


  • Define NDMP & Describing the purpose and function of NDMP
  • Identify the types of tape devices that can be used with NDMP
  • Snapvault
    • Describing SnapVault components and benefits
    • Configure and administer SnapVault
    • Perform advanced SnapVault operations
  • Turn on NDMP services, Check NDMP status & Terminate an NDMP session

Vol Copy

  • Describing the purpose and function of the volume copy feature
  • Recognize benefits of using vol copy
  • Recognize situations where vol copy would be used
  • Recognize correct command syntax
  • Recognize options and arguments used with the command
  • Identify the pre-requisites for performing volume copy operations
  • Use the vol copy command to copy a volume


  • Describing how snapRestore works with snapshot copies
  • Describing what snapRestore reverts
  • Reverts a volume or a file using snapRestore
  • Describing how snapRestore works with snapmirror
  • Describing the effects of snaprestore on backup operations


  • Describing the snapmirror Async,sync and semi-sync modes of operation
  • Describing how volume snapmirror and Qtree SnapMirror replicate data
  • Configure SnapMirror
  • Perform advanced SnapMirror operations
  • Describing SnapMirror performance impact