Class Details

Price: $1,800

2-day Course includes:

  • Instructional training and class exercises
  • Hands-on labs
  • Required course materials such as pens, notebooks, highlighters, books and other materials
  • Breakfast, which includes a combination of bagels, doughnuts, yogurt, fruit and juices
  • Soda/Coffee/Tea, which are available throughout the day
  • Freshly baked cookies in the afternoon at participating locations


Course Outline

Module 1: ONTAP Integrated Data Protection

  • Data protection overview
  • High availability
  • Backup and archive
  • Disaster recovery
  • Compliance
  • Cloud
  • OnCommand system manager
  • Host-level software
  • Application-level software
  • Data protection tools

Module 2: NetApp Mirroring Fundamentals

  • SnapMirror technology
  • Mirror relationships
  • Relationship types
  • Load sharing
  • SnapMirror and SnapVault configuration
  • SnapMirror policies and configuration
  • Automatic Transfers
  • Intercluster network connectivity
  • TCP connections
  • Two cluster networking
  • Cluster cascade networking
  • Deployment configuration
  • SnapMirror cascade deployments
  • Cluster Fan-out or Fan-in
  • Intercluster SnapMirror Throttle
  • Network compression
  • Peer relationships

Module 3: Implement SnapMirror Relationships

  • FlexVol volumes mirror copy
  • SnapMirror relationships configuration
  • Licensing
  • Language setting
  • Job schedules
  • Monitoring relationships
  • Failover mode
  • Disaster mode
  • Version-independent SnapMirror technology
  • FlexClone technology
  • Tape backup
  • NDMP
  • Volume move

Module 4: Disaster Recovery for Storage Virtual Machines

  • SVM disaster recovery
  • Identity preserve option
  • SVM disaster recovery requirements
  • Selective protection
  • Test and Dev
  • Convert a volume

Module 5: Disk-to-Disk Backup with SnapVault Software

  • SnapVault Solution components
  • Snapshot copy policy
  • SnapVault backups
  • Managing SnapMirror and SnapVault updates
  • SnapVault end-to-end storage efficiency
  • Storage compression
  • Space planning requirements
  • Tiered backup
  • Restoring data

Module 6: SyncMirror and MetroCluster Software

  • Data mirroring
  • Plexes and pools to an aggregate relationship
  • Storage type considerations
  • SyncMirror Plex Failure
  • MetroCluster overview

Module 7: NDMP and Tape Backup

  • NDMP technology
  • Terms and concepts
  • Nodes, connections and variables
  • Managing SVM-Scoped NDMP
  • NDMP backup models
  • User authentication
  • SVM-aware NDMP
  • Management commands


  • Ensure connectivity to your ONTAP cluster
  • Synchronize system time for windows domains
  • Assign a network time protocol (NTP) server for SVL-NAU
  • Verify that required licenses codes are installed
  • Create intercluster subnets and LIFs
  • Prepare the storage environment on RTP-NAU as the secondary target
  • Configure cluster peering
  • Configure SVM peering
  • Configure a SnapMirror relationship
  • Verify data transfer
  • Take the source volume offline
  • Activate the destination volume
  • Reactivate the destination volume
  • Reactivate the original source volume
  • Restore the original SnapMirror relationship
  • Create an unscheduled Snapshot copy
  • Configure storage virtual machine disaster recovery
  • Check for space requirements
  • Create the disaster-recovery SVM
  • Create an SVM peer relationship
  • Create the SVM SnapMirror relationship
  • Failover to the disaster-recovery SVM
  • Reverse the SnapMirror relationship
  • Recover the primary SVM
  • Create the SnapVault relationship
  • Verify data transfer
  • Simulate a disaster and recover data


  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to do the following:
  • Describe NetApp protection technology and the NetApp integrated data protection solutions that are supported in ONTAP 9
  • Design, implement, and manage ONTAP 9 SnapMirror replication
  • Perform storage virtual machine disaster recovery setup and operation
  • Design, implement, and manage ONTAP 9 SnapVault replication
  • Use the OnCommand System Manager to set up and manage backup and restore operation
  • Explain the components and configuration involved with SyncMirror and MetroCluster
  • Describe how SyncMirror software can be used to protect data at the aggregate level
  • Describe how to implement the NDMP protocol in ONTAP 9 software