ONTAP SMB Administration

United Arab Emirates:
USD 1,616.00 excl. VAT

Duration: 2 Days

Who should attend

Systems administrators, enterprise architects

Course Prerequisites

  • ONTAP Cluster Administration
  • ONTAP NAS Fundamentals
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory
Course Content

This course extends the SMB information that is discussed in the ONTAP Cluster Administration course. Learn how to configure the SMB client for NetApp® ONTAP® 9.9.1 software. Also learn about advanced ONTAP 9 features that support the SMB protocol. The exercises in this course use ONTAP 9.9.1 software.


Course Objectives

This course focuses on enabling you to do the following:

  • Explain the CIFS and SMB protocols
  • List the interfaces that you use to manage NetApp ONTAP software
  • Configure SMB features in ONTAP 9 software
  • Create and manage SMB shares and sessions
  • Configure ONTAP software for multiprotocol data access
  • Comprehend advanced SMB topics, such as Group Policy, automatic home shares, symbolic links (symlinks), and wide links

Course Outline




Module 0:


Checking the equipment setup

Module 1:
SMB overview

  • SMB basics
  • Interfaces for managing ONTAP based systems

Exploring the ONTAP System Manager UI

Module 2:
SMB setup

  • SMB implementation
  • Addendum: Create a FlexGroup volume

Creating storage VMs and configuring SMB access

Module 3: SMB shares and sessions

  • Share configuration
  • Continuously available shares
  • Client share access
  • Session management

Configuring SMB share properties and managing sessions

Module 4: Access control

  • Permissions
  • Local authorization
  • Additional access-control features
  • Multiprotocol NAS in ONTAP software
  • Addendum: Dynamic Access Control

Configuring access controls

Module 5: Advanced topics

  • Home shares
  • Group Policy Objects
  • Symlinks and wide links
  • Addendum: Auditing
  • Addendum: Opportunistic locks
  • Addendum: BranchCache
  • Addendum: FlexCache volumes

Configuring home directories and symbolic links


Further information

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