NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA)

NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA)

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NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA) course with Hands-on Labs – NetApp Training Units: 24 NTU

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.

Duration: 2 days

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA) course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA) course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this NetApp MultiStore Administration Training course:

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

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this NetApp MultiStore Administration Training course are as follows:

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


Upon completing this NetApp MultiStore Administration Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Upon completion of this NetApp MultiStore Administration Training 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 Benefits

• By taking this course, the participants will better understand NetApp MultiStore benefits, features and use cases. They will be able to describe the advantages and benefits of MultiStore in enterprise and service provider environments. Students will also understand the advantages of using NetApp MultiStore for data migration and disaster recovery.

• The student will be able to explain the security architecture of MultiStore and how secure separation is achieved between tenants. They will also be able to describe how role based access control can be used to delegate administrative management of vFiler units. Additionally students will also learn about how NetApp technologies such as FlexClones, thin provisioning and Deduplication affect vFiler units.

Course Positioning

• Many IT enterprises and service providers have the need to separate resources by application, tenant or department. Server hardware, networking equipment and storage my all be duplicated within the datacenter to support that separation. Virtualization is revolutionizing the data center at every level. Compute, networking and even storage. At the storage level that virtualization is created with NetApp MultiStore. MultiStore provides:

• Virtualized storage that meets and enhances the need for multiple security domains, departments or tenants
• Secure separation using MultiStore IP spaces with separate routing tables
• Mobility through the use of tools such as vFiler migrate and Data Motion
• A Highly-Available redundant architecture ensuring service levels for mission critical data

NetApp MultiStore Administration Training (NMA) – Course Syllabus:

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

NetApp MultiStore Administration Training – Lab:

Lab 1-1 Explore the lab environment
Lab 2-1 Setup and configure MultiStore
Lab 2-2 Assign Storage and create a vFiler in an existing IPspace
Lab 3-1 vFiler Management
Lab 3-2 vFiler NAS Protocols
Lab 3-3 iSCSI SAN connectivity for vFilers
Lab 3-4 vFiler quotas
Lab 4-1 FlexClones and MultiStore
Lab 5-1 vFiler HA failover and migration
Lab 6-1 SnapMirror within vFiler units
Lab 7-1 Operations Manager and vFilers
Lab 8-1 vFIler Performance and troubleshooting

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