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    About this Course

    This newly updated to ONTAP v9.3 is a three-day, instructor-led course uses lecture and hands-on exercises to teach basic administration of an ONTAP® cluster. You configure and maintain a cluster. You practice working with ONTAP features. You use the cluster shell and OnCommand® System Manager to manage storage and network resources. ONTAP Cluster Administration is an intermediate course in a comprehensive learning path for customers, partners, and NetApp employees.

    Audience Profile

    Network Engineers, Channel Partners, System Engineers, NetApp Customers

    At Course Completion


    Lesson 1 : ONTAP 9

    • Data Fabric foundation
    • ONTAP deployment options
    • Software Defined storage
    • Cluster components
    • Storage Virtual Machine (SVM)

    Lesson 2 : Cluster Setup

    • Supported FAS and all Flash FAS configurations
    • Cluster setup
    • Administration interfaces
    • OnCommand System Manager

    Lesson 3 : Cluster Management

    • Manage access control
    • Configure cluster setting
    • Manage cluster-level features
    • Date and time
    • Licenses
    • Policies, jobs and schedules

    Lesson 4 : Network Management

    • Network review
    • Network ports
    • IPspaces
    • LIFs
    • Nondisruptive LIF configuration
    • Routing management

    Lesson 5 : Physical Storage Management

    • Architecture concepts
    • Storage resources
      RAID groups
    • Disk partitioning
    • Flash pool and Flash cache
    • FabricPool aggregates

    Lesson 6 : Logical Storage Management

    • Flexible volumes
    • Provisioning storage resources
    • Moving storage resources

    Lesson 7 : Managing Data

    • Unified storage
    • NAS protocols
    • SAN protocols
    • Managing Snapshot copies
    • Snapshot policy
    • Restoring data from Snapshot copy

    Lesson 8 : Storage Efficiency

    • Thin provisioning
    • Deduplication and compression
    • Flash efficiency
    • Inline data compaction
    • FlexClone volumes

    Lesson 9 : Cluster Maintenance

    • Active IQ
    • Upgrading the cluster
    • Events and alerts
    • Performance best practices
    • Technical support


    ONTAP Cluster Fundamentals WBT (OCFWBT), ONTAP Data Management Fundamentals (DMFWBT), ONTAP Data Network Fundamentals (DNFWBT), ONTAP NAS Fundamentals WBT (ONFWBT), ONTAP SAN Fundamentals WBT (OSFWBT)


    Online Event


    Live Online Training

    Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

    GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F