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NCDA training Course Content

The NetApp Storage Environment
  • Identifying key features & functions of NetApp storage systems
  • Describe the advantages that a NetApp storage system provides
  • Distinguish b/w network-attached storage (NAS) & SAN topologies
  • Describe NetApp Unified Storage Architecture
  • Access NetApp Support site to obtain software & hardware documentation
WAFL Simplified
  • Describe how data is written to & read from WAFL (Write Anywhere File Layout) file system on a volume
  • Explaining WAFL file system concepts, including consistency points (CPs), RAID management & storage levels
  • Describe how RAID is used to protect disk data
  • Explaining how the WAFL file system processes write & read requests
Basic Administration
  • Connecting remotely to a FAS system by using the console & a remote host
  • Access Net App System Manager to administrator a storage system
  • Executing commands by using the console, a remote host & Net App System Manager
  • Use commands to analyze a FAS system
  • Configure & manage the Net App Auto Support tool for a FAS system
Physical Storage
  • Describe Data ONTAP RAID technology
  • Identifying a disk in a disk shelf based on its ID
  • Execute commands to determine a disk ID
  • Identify a hot spark disk in a FAS system
  • Describing the effects of using multiple disk types
  • Create a 32-bit aggregate & a 64-bit aggregate
  • Executing  aggregate commands in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Calculate usable disk space
Logical Storage
  • Explaining the concepts related to volumes in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Define & create a flexible volume
  • Execute vol commands
  • Define & create qtrees
Administration Security
  • Restrict administrative access
  • Restrict console & NetApp System Manager access
  • Configure a client machine as an administration host to manage a storage system
  • Identify the configuration of network settings & components in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Explain & configure name resolution services
  • Configure routing tables in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Define & create interface groups
  • Discussing the operation of virtual LANs (VLANs) & how to route them
  • Explain NFS implementation in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • License NFS on a storage system
  • Explain the purpose & format of /etc/ exports
  • List & define the export specification options
  • Describing the use of the exportfs command
  • Mount an export on a UNIX host
  • Describe the CIFS environment
  • Configure the storage system to participate in the CIFS environment
  • Share a resource on the storage system
  • Map a drive from a client to the shared resource on the storage system
NAS Management
  • List some security methods for protecting data
  • Explain and configure a security style setting for a volume & a qtree
  • Describe methods of tracking & restricting storage usage
  • Explain, create & manage quotas
  • Explain & configure the Data ONTAP FPolicy file-screening policy
  • Explain the purpose of a SAN
  • Identify supported SAN configurations
  • Distinguish b/w Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) & iSCSI protocols
  • Define a LUN and explain LUN attributes
  • Use the LUN setup command & NetApp System Manager to create iSCSI-attached
  • Access & manage a LUN from a Windows host
  • Define SnapDrive data management software & its feature
Snapshot Copies
  • Describe the function of Snapshot copies
  • Explain the benefits of Snapshot copies
  • Identify & execute Snapshot commands
  • Create & delete Snapshot copies
  • Configure & modify Snapshot options
  • Explaining the importance of the .snapshot directory
  • Describe how Snapshot technology allocates disk space for volumes & aggregates
  • Schedule Snapshot copies
  • Configure & manage the Snapshot copy reserve
Space Management
  • List the storage efficiency techniques that are available within the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Identifying the factors that impact space consumption in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Describe how & when a volume consumes space from the aggregate that contains it
  • Explaining how to guarantee writes for a file
  • Explaining how the Data ONTAP operating system can provide space to a full volume
  • Identify the deduplication & compression techniques that are available in the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Describe high-availability (HA) solutions
  • Discussing  how HA increases the reliability of storage
  • Define HA controller configuration
  • Describe the three modes of HA operation with an HA pair
  • Analyzing how HA affects clients protocols during failover & giveback operations
Virtualization Solutions
  • Describing how to virtualize a storage controller by using MultiStore software
  • Configure MultiStore software
  • Assigning client protocols on MultiStore software
Backup & Recovery Methods
  • List the methods available to back up & recover data
  • Use ndmpcopy to process full & incremental data transfers
  • Discuss dump & restore
  • Describe, enable & configure Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) on a storage system
Data Collection Tools
  • Use the sysstat, stats & statit commands
  • Describe the factors that affect RAID performance
  • Executing commands to collect data about write & read throughputs
  • Executing commands to verify the operation of hardware, software & network components
  • Identifying commands and options that are used to obtain configuration & status
Data ONTAP Upgrades
  • Accessing the NetApp Support site for the following documents:
  • Data ONTAP Upgrade Guide
  • Data ONTAP Release Notes
  • Using configuration worksheet to collect data for installation
  • Describe how to perform Data ONTAP software upgrades and reboots
  • Using setup command to configure a storage system