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SnapProtect Solution Administration (SPSA)

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  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
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Course Overview

Course Duration: 2 Days

This course prepares you to operate a NetApp® SnapProtect® CommCell with the following clients: NAS, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange, VMware® vCenter and other virtual server clients. The administrative best practices for trouble-free operation are emphasized throughout the course.

Who Should Attend

  • This course is designed for customers, NetApp Professional Services, partners, and Customer Success engineers.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Technical Overview of the SnapProtect Management Solution

  • Architecting the SnapProtect Management Solution

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Manage the essential CommCell components: resource pools, storage virtual machine (SVM) peers, and disk libraries

  • Configure SnapProtect software to back up and restore volumes and directories on NAS servers

  • Back up and restore SQL Server databases

  • Back up and restore Microsoft Exchange mailbox servers

  • Back up and restore virtual machines

  • Update the CommCell to the latest SnapProtect service pack

  • Perform CommCell management tasks

Course Content

Module 1: Getting Started with the SnapProtect Solution

  • Describe the SnapProtect solution

  • Describe SnapProtect for Open Systems

  • Use the Getting Started tab to configure the initial settings of the CommCell Browser

  • Describe setup configurations that impact SnapProtect operations

Module 2: The NDMP Protocol and the SnapProtect Solution

  • Describe the NDMP protocol

  • Describe Cluster Aware Backup (CAB) operations

  • Configure the NDMP protocol in Data ONTAP systems

Module 3: Protecting Data on NAS File Servers

  • Add Data ONTAP clusters and storage virtual machines (SVMs) to a CommCell

  • Create NAS subclients and storage policies

  • Manage NAS backup and restore operations

  • Create schedule policies for NAS data

Module 4: Protecting Microsoft SQL Server Databases

  • Describe Microsoft SQL Server architecture

  • Backup and restore SQL Server databases

  • Schedule backup operations for SQL Server database and log files

Module 5: Protecting Microsoft Exchange Servers

  • Describe Microsoft Exchange clients

  • Administer SnapProtect backup operations for Exchange mailbox databases

  • Restore Exchange mailbox databases

  • Use snap mining to perform single-mailbox recovery

Module 6: Protecting Virtual Machines

  • Describe the components that protect virtual machines in a SnapProtect solution

  • Define guest machines or virtual machines as subclients

  • Back up and restore guest machines or virtual machines

Module 7: SnapProtect Solution Management Tasks

  • Describe best practices for administering the SnapProtect solution

  • Change access passwords, IP addresses, and host names

  • Upgrade SnapProtect service packs

Lab 1-1 Locate Vserver Associations
Lab 1-2 Locate resource pools
Lab 1-3 Manage disk space of resource pools
Lab 1-4 Delegate volume creation to SVMs
Lab 1-5 Tour the CommCell browser
Lab 1-6 Verify that the SnapProtect license file is valid
Lab 1-7 Setting up the Windows domain administrator and administrators’ group
Lab 1-8 Use the getting started tab to create two disk libraries
Lab 1-9 Modify the CommServerDR storage policy
Lab 1-10 Add the OnCommand Unified Manger server to the CommCell
Lab 2-1 Review the NDMP configurations on cluster1 and cluster2
Lab 3-1 Add storage systems to the CommCell
Lab 3-2 Configure a NAS file server as a CommCell client machine
Lab 3-3 Use
thedetect tool to add the SVMs of a cluster as separate clients
Lab 3-4 Create a NAS
Lab 3-5 Initiate backup operations
Lab 3-6 Restore individual files from the primary (snap) copy
Lab 3-7 Restore individual files from the mirror copy
Lab 3-8 Create and assign a NAS schedule policy
Lab 4-1 Set the database option to full recovery
Lab 4-2 Create a storage policy that is dedicated to a Microsoft SQL database
Lab 4-3 Create
asubclient for a Microsoft SQL database
Lab 4-4 Initiate a local backup of the AdventureWorks
Lab 4-5 Resolve an SQL database backup issue
Lab 4-6 Initiate a mirror replication of the AdventureWorks
Lab 4-7 Configure iSCSI connection between SQL Server host and SVMs
Lab 4-8 Restore SQL databases
Lab 4-9 Challenge task
Lab 5-1 Configure required Exchange server settings
Lab 5-2 Create an Exchange
databasesubclient and storage policy
Lab 5-3 Initiate local, mirror, and vault back up operations
Lab 5-4 Restore Exchange databases from a SnapMirror copy
Lab 5-5 Schedule backup operations
Lab 6-1 Add the vCenter Server as a virtualization client
Lab 6-2 Create
asubclient with a dedicated storage policy
Lab 6-3 Initiate a backup job
Lab 6-4 Restore a virtual machine
Lab 6-5 Create and run an auxiliary vault copy of the VMware datastore
Lab 6-6 Create schedule policies to back up vCenter servers
Lab 7-1 Change user credentials globally
Lab 7-2 Gather log files with the send log files tool – not specifying a Job ID
Lab 7-3 Initiate and schedule the Job Summary Report

Course ID: SPSA

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