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Accelerated NCDA Boot Camp Data ONTAP 7-Mode (ANCDA-D7M)

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Course Overview

Course Duration 5 days
Accelerated NCDA Boot Camp Data ONTAP 7-Mode - Prepare for the NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA) Data ONTAP 7-Mode exams. Through lectures and labs, learn about the features and functions of the NetApp® Data ONTAP® 7-Mode operating system and about network-attached storage (NAS) administration and SAN configuration. This course covers 153 and 163 (Data ONTAP 7.3), 154 (Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode) and 190 (Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode) NCDA exams.

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals who implement SAN solutions that use NetApp storage systems

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Familiarity with Data ONTAP, E-Series and V-Series

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the three types of SANs that NetApp supports: FAS SANs, E-Series SANs, and V-Series SANs
  • Explore the storage architectures for Data ONTAP and SANtricity software
  • Examine the basic configuration of a FAS Data ONTAP SAN
  • Investigate an E-Series array SAN with SANtricity
  • List the supported configurations for a V-Series SAN
  • Describe solution scenarios that are better supported on a FAS SAN, an E-Series SAN, or a V-Series SAN

Course Content

Module 1: NCDA Overview

  • Identify the skills and knowledge that NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA) certification verifies

  • Describe the benefits of certification

  • Explain the key concepts of Data ONTAP operating in 7-mode

Module 2: NFS Overview

  • Define NFS

  • Differentiate between NFS protocol versions

  • Recognize the differences between stateless and stateful protocols

  • Describe how the storage system acts as an NFS file server

  • List the requirements of NFS

Module 3: NFS Setup

  • Configure NFS on a NetApp® storage system

  • Configure a storage system to perform IP to host-name resolution

  • Add Network Information Server (NIS) to manage users, groups, and name-to-IP resolution

  • Configure a storage system to centrally manage users and groups

  • Configure PC-NFS and WebNFS environments to extend the reach of NFS

Module 4: Exports and Mounts

  • Identify exportable resources

  • Export and unexport resources to clients, subnets, and netgroups

  • Manage exports with the exportfs command

  • Create mount points and mount exported resources on a client

  • Monitor the usage of exported resources

  • Explain how to monitor exports with access cache

Module 5: CIFS Overview

  • Describe basic CIFS terminology and CIFS versions

  • Describe the role of the Data ONTAP storage system within Windows environments:

    • Microsoft® Windows® workgroup

    • Non-Windows workgroup

    • Windows domains

  • Describe host name resolution

  • Describe user authentication and authorization

Module 6: CIFS Workgroups

  • License CIFS on a storage system

  • Join a storage system to a Microsoft® Windows® workgroup environment using the CIFS setup command

  • Review the results of CIFS setup

  • Manage newly created configuration files for a CIFS workgroup environment

Module 7: CIFS Shares and Sessions

  • Display the list of shared resources available on the storage system

  • Configure a client machine to access a storage system share

  • Identify users and hosts that are connected to the storage system in CIFS sessions

  • Add, modify, and delete shares

Module 8: CIFS Access Control

  • Create and manage local users for a storage system

  • Create and manage local users for a storage system

  • Create local group and local users for that group

  • Use the CLI (command-line interface), NetApp® System Manager, and Microsoft® tools to add, delete, and modify access permissions for shares

  • Use Microsoft tools to add, delete, and modify access permissions for files and folders

Module 9: CIFS Domains

  • Terminate the CIFS service to prepare for CIFS domain configuration

  • Reconfigure the CIFS service for a Windows® domain

  • Identify the resulting files

  • Create domain users and add the domain users to a local storage system group

  • Configure preferred domain controllers (DCs)

Module 10: NAS Multiprotocol

  • Describe security styles and how they affect file permissions

  • Determine and verify user mappings for CIFS users that access UNIX® volumes and qtrees and mixed volumes and qtrees

  • Determine and verify user mappings for UNIX users that are access New Technology File System (NTFS) volumes and qtrees and mixed volumes and qtrees

  • Describe the WAFL (Write Anywhere File Layout) Credential Cache

Module 11: NAS Troubleshooting

  • Locate options and configuration files that might be misconfigured on the storage system

  • Test for Domain Name System (DNS) resolution on both the storage system and the client

  • Use client-side tools to test the client configuration

  • Use storage system and client tools to isolate network system blockages

  • Recognize typical error messages and list the commands to identify their sources

Module 12: SAN Overview

  • Describe the differences between network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN)

  • List the protocols to implement a SAN environment

  • Define a LUN, initiator, and target

  • Describe ports, worldwide node names (WWNNs), and worldwide port names (WWPNs)

  • Implement a SAN

Module 13: iSCSI Connectivity

  • Describe multiple-path implementation with iSCSI connectivity

  • Configure network ports on Windows® and NetApp® systems

  • Identify the node name (WWNN) on Windows and NetApp systems

  • Configure and verify multiple-path iSCSI connectivity between Windows and NetApp systems

Module 14: FC Connectivity

  • Implement multiple paths with Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity

  • Configure FC ports on Windows® and Data ONTAP systems

  • Describe the commands and utilities to identify worldwide node names (WWNNs) and worldwide port names (WWPNs) on Windows® and Data ONTAP systems

Module 15: LUN Access

  • Describe the steps that are required to enable a Windows® Server initiator to access a LUN on a storage system

Module 16: Availability Features

  • Describe the features that you can use to ensure system availability

  • Explain RAID-DP functionality

  • Define SyncMirror

  • Define the high-availability controller configuration

  • Describe a stretch MetroCluster environment

  • List the basic steps to implement a stretch MetroCluster

  • Describe a fabric-attached MetroCluster environment

  • List the basic steps to implement a fabric-attached MetroCluster

Module 17: Managing Snapshot Copies

  • Describe the functions and benefits of Snapshot and SnapRestore technologies

  • Use the storage system CLI and NetApp System Manager interfaces to manage Snapshot copies

  • Manage and reclaim space used by Snapshot copies

  • Use Snapshot copies to restore lost data

Module 18: SnapMirror Technology

  • Explain the SnapMirror Async, Sync, and Semi-Sync modes of operation

  • Describe how volume SnapMirror and qtree SnapMirror software replicate data

  • Configure SnapMirror software

  • Perform advanced SnapMirror operations

  • Explain SnapMirror performance impact

Module 19: Managing SnapVault Technology

  • Describe SnapVault® components and benefits

  • Configure SnapVault software on primary and secondary systems

  • Administer a SnapVault backup on primary and secondary systems

  • Describe the application-consistent backup operations

  • Restore data from secondary system to primary system

Module 20: Open Systems SnapVault

  • Describe how Open Systems SnapVault® integrates with Data ONTAP® SnapVault

  • Describe Open Systems SnapVault advanced features

  • Configure and administer Open Systems SnapVault

  • Perform Open Systems SnapVault backup and restore operations

  • Troubleshoot and resolve Open Systems SnapVault transfer failures

Module 21: Storage Efficiency

  • Utilize FlexClone technology to create efficient copies of volumes, files, and LUNs

  • Use deduplication and compression to manage data growth

Module 22: Performance and Data Collections Tools

  • Use Data ONTAP operating system commands and tools to capture performance data

  • Describe Data ONTAP tools that can affect performance

  • Use the reallocate command to maintain performance

  • Use recommended techniques to optimize Data ONTAP configuration for SAN and NAS


  • Log in to the exercise environment

  • Perform a health check on the storage systems and the Linux server

  • Install NetApp OnCommand System Manager

  • Add storage systems to System Manager

  • Use OnCommand System Manager to create aggregates

  • Use OnCommand System Manger to create an aggregate with a flash pool

  • Use the CLI to create aggregates

  • Use the CLI to create an aggregate with a flash pool

  • Destroy an aggregate and initialize its disks

  • Create a Flexvol volumes

  • Resize Flexvol volumes

  • Create Qtrees

  • Use the CLI to investigate the status of the NFS protocol

  • Investigate NIS and LDAP

  • Investigate NFS protocols and configuration files

  • Determine if the storage system is accessible from a unix or unix host

  • Enable the NFS protocol

  • Create a netgroup on the storage system

  • Designate a unix host as an administrative host

  • Designate a unix host as an administrative host

  • Change the permissions for the root volume export

  • Mount exported volumes on a unix administration host

  • Use system manager to export a Qtree to a subnet

  • Use a unix admin host to export a Qtree to a netgroup

  • Investigate the status of the CIFS protocol on your storage systems

  • Execute the CIFS setup script

  • Determine the CIFS protocol status

  • Map a drive to the root volume of the storage system

  • View CIFS shares from the CLI, system manager, or computer management

  • Use the CLI to create shares

  • Use system manager to create shares

  • Use Windows Computer Management to create shares

  • View file and folder properties from the windows host

  • Display CIFS session information from the storage system CLI

  • Add a local user account on the storage system

  • Add a local group to a storage system

  • Grant share access to the new group

  • Determine whether CIFS configuration prerequisites are met

  • Set up the prerequisites for CIFS configuration

  • Use system manager to terminate CIFS services

  • Use the CIFS setup wizard to join a storage system to a Windows domain

  • Use the storage system CLI to join a storage system to a Windows domain

  • Create a domain user as a member of the built-in administrators group

  • Use Windows Computer Management to manage storage system shares

  • Display CIFS session

  • Configure multiprotocol access

  • Use the WCC to view the mapping of unix to Windows users

  • Create, share, and export unix, NTFS, and mixed-style Qtrees

  • Access a unix-style volume as a Window server

  • Access NTFS security-style volumes as a unix user

  • Troubleshoot multiprotocol access

  • Send an autosupport message

  • Locate storage system diagnostic log files

  • Recall diagnostic commands to enter on the storage system

  • Capture a packet trace

  • Recall diagnostic commands to enter on a unix host

  • Recall diagnostic commands to enter on a windows host

  • Identify the components of your SAN exercise environment

  • Configure iSCSI on a storage system

  • Configure Windows for MPIO

  • Install NetApp Host Utilities

  • Configure iSCSI on Window

  • Confirm an iSCSI session on a storage system

  • Confirm a second iSCSI session on Windows

  • Create a Flexvol volume to contain LUNs

  • Create a LUN that is mapped to an igroup

  • Initialize a LUN with disk management

  • Provision a LUN with disk management

  • Make the mounting of a LUN persistent

  • Move a volume

  • Course ID: ANCDA-D7M

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