NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA)

NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA)


NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA) Course Onsite or Virtual

This highly focused 2-day NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA) course provides a detailed understanding of how to implement and administer NetApp MultiStore. NetApp MultiStore allows for the partitioning of a physical NetApp storage controller into multiple logical storage controllers. The virtual storage controllers (vFilers) may be used in enterprise or service provider environments to provide secure separation of tenant/department resources and management may be delegated on a per vFiler basis. Each vFiler unit may be authorized to serve over protocols such as CIFS, NFS and iSCSI and data protection and disaster recovery may also be implemented on a per vFiler basis. Upon completion of the NetApp MultiStore Administration Training course, the student will understand secure implementation, configuration and management of vFiler units.

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience/Target Group

This course is intended for storage administrators, implementers and engineers.

NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA)Related Courses:

Duration: 2 days

Class Prerequisites:

Course attendees should possess an intermediate knowledge of NetApp storage and Data ONTAP.

Skills Gained:

Upon completion of this course, the student will understand product placement for NetApp MultiStore. Additionally, the student will understand the process for secure implementation of MultiStore and how various NetApp technologies integrate with MultiStore to enhance data management. Practical lab exercises augment and reinforce the courseware to provide a unified curriculum.

Course Content:

Module 1 Lesson 1 Data ONTAP Review

Time and space efficient Snapshots
Multipath high availability HA pairs
Flexible volumes
Unified Storage: SAN and NAS protocol support

Module 1 Lesson 2 MultiStore Overview

Describe NetApp MultiStore capabilities and features
Understand MultiStore use cases
Describe the requirements for using MultiStore
Describe MultiStore security with IPspaces

Module 2 Lesson 1 vFiler Setup and Configuration

Describe the various methods for creating vFiler units
Describe the vFiler setup and configuration process
Describe how vFiler units are administered
Describe differences between managing the host controller and vFiler units

Module 2 Lesson 2 Configuring NetApp MultiStore Security

Describe Role-Based Access Control with MultiStore
Discuss the process for securing a storage system
Describe storage system networking and its integration with MultiStore
Discuss MultiStore integration with IPspaces

Module 3 Lesson 1 vFiler Management

Describe the process for managing storage within a vFiler
Describe the process for adding and removing vFiler resources
Describe the process for destroying a vFiler

Module 3 Lesson 2 vFiler NAS Protocol Administration

Describe the process for managing CIFS with MultiStore
Describe the process for managing NFS with MultiStore

Module 3 Lesson 3 vFiler SAN Protocol Administration

Define SAN protocols and their functionality
Describe iSCSI and Fibre Channel support on vFilers
Explain iSCSI configuration options with MultiStore

Module 3 Lesson 4 NetApp MultiStore vFiler Unit Quota Management

Describe how quotas work
Describe how quotas work with MultiStore
Explain how to create quotas for MultiStore
Explain how to manage vFiler quotas

Module 4 Lesson 1 Storage Efficiencies and MultiStore: Thin Provisioning

Describe thin provisioning
Describe thin provisioning use cases
Describe the impact of thin provisioning on vFiler units

Module 4 Lesson 2 Storage Efficiencies and MultiStore: FlexClones

Describe FlexClone volumes and LUN clones
Explain how FlexClone files and FlexClone LUNs work
MultiStore integration with FlexClone files and LUNs

Module 4 Lesson 3 Storage Efficiencies and MultiStore: Deduplication of Data

Explain deduplication
Describe how to deduplicate user data within a vFiler

Module 5 Lesson 1 High Availability Solutions for MultiStore

Describe NetApp high availability options and how these options apply to MultiStore
Describe MetroCluster vFiler and how it applies to MultiStore

Module 5 Lesson 2 vFiler Migration

Describe vFiler migration tools: vFiler migrate, SnapMover and DataMotion
Describe differences between vFiler Migrate, SnapMover, and Data Motion

Module 6 Lesson 1 NDMP

Describe NDMP
Describe vFiler NDMP support

Module 6 Lesson2 MultiStore Backup and Disaster Recovery

Explain SnapMirror integration with MultiStore
Explain the difference between SnapMirror and SnapVault
Describe SnapVault
Describe SnapVault interaction with MultiStore
Describe MultiStore disaster recovery processes
Describe how to create a disaster recovery vFiler unit

Module 7 Lesson 1 Overview of Operations Manager Integration with MultiStore

Describe features and benefits of Operations Manager and the advantages for MultiStore administrators
Describe the process for creating vFiler units using Provisioning Manager
Describe vFiler administration tasks with Provisioning Manager
Describe Protection Manager benefits and features

Module 8 Lesson 1 Workload Prioritization and Storage Efficiency

Describe how FlexShare impacts vfiler units
Explain the benefits of flash cache

Module 8 Lesson 2 Troubleshooting MultiStore

Troubleshoot common vFiler issues
Troubleshoot vFiler connectivity
Troubleshoot vFiler protocol access

Module 8 Lesson 3 MultiStore Data Collection

Describe system monitoring best practices
Describe commands used in vFiler system monitoring
Describe commands that gather vFiler and host monitoring data cumulatively


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