ONTAP Data Protection Administration

Duration : 2 Days (16 Hours)

ONTAP Data Protection Administration Course Overview:

The ONTAP Data Protection Administration certification validates a professional’s competence in managing NetApp’s data protection solutions, including ONTAP Snapshot, SnapMirror, SnapVault, SVM disaster recovery, and MetroCluster. Certified individuals possess the expertise to deploy and oversee ONTAP data protection technology, which is crucial for maintaining data availability, integrity, and confidentiality in businesses. This certification holds global recognition and is highly esteemed in various industries such as healthcare, finance, IT services, and manufacturing. Organizations rely on certified professionals to efficiently handle their data, mitigate the risks of data loss or downtime, and ensure seamless business continuity.

Intended Audience:

  • IT professionals responsible for managing data protection solutions.
  • System administrators involved in deploying ONTAP data protection.
  • Disaster recovery planners and strategists.
  • IT security personnel looking to enhance data safety.
  • Engineers responsible for managing ONTAP clusters.
  • Network administrators with responsibilities over storage solutions.
  • Data center management professionals.
  • IT consultants providing advice on data protection strategies.

Learning Objectives of ONTAP Data Protection Administration:

The learning objectives for the ONTAP Data Protection Administration course are comprehensive and focus on developing participants’ skills in data protection and management. By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the core functionalities and techniques of data protection in ONTAP.
  2. Gain proficiency in using ONTAP data protection software.
  3. Implement data protection solutions such as SnapMirror, SnapVault, and SVM disaster recovery.
  4. Perform backup and recovery tasks efficiently.
  5. Manage storage and data efficiencies effectively.
  6. Handle performance management and optimization.
  7. Troubleshoot common data protection issues.
  8. Configure and manage data replication for redundancy and disaster recovery.
  9. Utilize ONTAP tools for administering and monitoring data protection.
  10. Grasp advanced concepts such as data retention, restoration, and cloning.

These objectives equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively protect and manage data in ONTAP environments.

Module 1: ONTAP Integrated Data Protection

  • Data Fabric and ONTAP Software
  • ONTAP Data Protection Solutions
  • Data Protection Management Solutions

Module 2: SnapMirror Fundamentals

  • SnapMirror Overview
  • Configuring SnapMirror Relationships
  • Additional SnapMirror Configuration Considerations
  • Guidelines for Intercluster Networking
  • Cluster and SVM Peering

Module 3: SnapMirror Operation

  • SnapMirror Asynchronous
  • Using SnapMirror for Disaster Recovery
  • SnapMirror Synchronous
  • SnapMirror and ONTAP Feature Interaction

Module 4: Storage Virtual Machine Disaster Recovery

  • SVM Disaster Recovery (SVM DR) Overview
  • Prepare an SVM for Data Protection
  • Perform an SVM Initial Data Transfer
  • SVM Manual Update

Module 5: MetroCluster

  • MetroCluster Fundamentals
  • MetroCluster Operations

Module 6: SnapVault

  • Implementing a SnapVault Relationship
  • Using SnapVault Software to Restore Data

Module 7: NDMP and Tape Backup

  • NDMP Fundamentals
  • NDMP Management

Module 8: SnapCenter

  • NetApp SnapCenter software
  • Integration with third-party management software

Module 9: Cloud Volumes ONTAP

  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP Environment
  • Data Protection Capabilities of Cloud Volumes ONTAP

Module 10: Course Review

ONTAP Data Protection Labs:

  • Configuring a load-sharing mirror relationship
  • Configuring cluster peering and SVM peering
  • Using SnapMirror software to mirror FlexVol volumes
  • Performing SnapMirror disaster recovery
  • Configuring a SnapMirror synchronous relationship
  • Using FlexClone technology to clone a SnapMirror volume
  • Configuring storage virtual machine disaster recovery
  • Configuring the SnapVault relationship
  • Using SnapVault to restore data

This organization of modules and labs provides a structured approach to learning ONTAP data protection concepts and practical skills.

ONTAP Data Protection Administration Course Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of the ONTAP operating system.
  • Familiarity with basic data backup procedures.
  • Understanding of SAN, NAS, and virtualization technologies.
  • Experience in administering and managing NetApp storage systems.
  • Successful completion of the ONTAP Fundamentals course.
  • Basic networking knowledge and skills.

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  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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