ONTAP 9.8 Cluster Administration

Duration : 5 Days (40 Hours)

ONTAP 9.8 Cluster Administration Course Overview:

The ONTAP 9.8 Cluster Administration certification signifies expertise in managing NetApp data storage systems, encompassing configuration, data protection, and troubleshooting. It demonstrates proficiency in ONTAP 9.8 software within a clustered environment. Industries rely on this certification to validate the skills of storage professionals, ensuring data integrity and resource efficiency. Certified individuals excel in handling complex storage systems, enhancing organizational data management and operational efficiency.

Intended Audience:

  • System administrators and IT professionals responsible for managing ONTAP clusters.
  • Network engineers dealing with ONTAP 9.8 cluster environment.
  • Data Protection officers addressing data storage solutions.
  • Professionals looking to upskill and update their knowledge in network storage solutions.
  • Individuals preparing for NetApp Certified Data Administrator certification exam.
  • Professionals working on NetApp ONTAP solutions involved in data migrations tasks.

Learning Objectives of ONTAP 9.8 Cluster Administration:

The learning objectives of the ONTAP 9.8 Cluster Administration course are to equip learners with the knowledge and skills essential for performing administrator tasks on NetApp ONTAP systems. The course aims to educate learners on core administration tasks, including how to install, configure, and manage ONTAP clusters. Students will learn about managing storage, creating and managing users, and performing system management. They will also gain a deep understanding of the ONTAP 9.8 features and functionalities, including how to troubleshoot common administrative issues. By the end of the course, students should be able to ensure the proper operation and robust functionality of an ONTAP 9.8 cluster.

Module 1: NetApp ONTAP 9 Clusters

  • ONTAP Deployment with Simulator
  • The ONTAP Cluster
  • Storage VMs

Module 2: Cluster Setup

  • Supported ONTAP Cluster Configurations
  • Setting Up a Cluster
  • Administration Interfaces

Module 3: Cluster Management

  • Access Control
  • ONTAP Licensing
  • Policies and Schedules

Module 4: Network Management

  • NetApp ONTAP Network Review
  • Network Ports
  • Network Traffic Segregation
  • LIFs
  • Nondisruptive LIF Configuration
  • Network Security
  • Routing Management

Module 5: Physical Storage Management

  • Drives, RAID and Aggregates
  • Advanced Drive Partitioning
  • Flash Cache and Flash Pool
  • FabricPool Aggregates

Module 6: Logical Storage Management

  • Flexible Volumes
  • FlexGroup Volumes
  • FlexCache Volumes
  • Moving Storage Resources

Module 7: Data Access

  • Using NAS Protocols to Access Data
  • Using SAN Protocols to Access Data
  • Use Object Protocols to Access Data

Module 8: Data Protection

  • Manage Snapshot Copies
  • Restore Data from a Snapshot Copy
  • Backup and Replicate Data Compliance
  • Storage Encryption
  • Ransomware Protection

Module 9: Storage Efficiency

  • Thin Provisioning
  • Deduplication and Compression
  • Flash Efficiency
  • Local Space Reporting
  • Volume and File Clones

Module 10: Cluster Maintenance

  • Data Collection, Monitoring and Automation Tools
  • Backup up and Restoring your Cluster Configuration
  • Upgrading Your Cluster
  • Performance Recommended Practices

ONTAP 9.8 Cluster Administration Course Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ONTAP 9.8 Cluster Administration (ONTAP9ADM)
  • Understanding of Network File System (NFS), Server Message Block (SMB), and Common Internet File System (CIFS)
  • Basic knowledge of The Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Familiarity with ONTAP software administration
  • Prior hands-on experience with NAS and SAN implementation, mechanics, and operation.

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  • Practice Labs.
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  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
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