NetApp MultiStore Administration (NMA)

NetApp MultiStore Administration (NMA)


Duration: 2 Days
This highly focused 2-day 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 course, the student will understand secure implementation, configuration and management of vFiler units.


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.

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


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


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


Lesson 2: vFiler NAS Protocol Administration

Describe the process for managing CIFS with MultiStore

Describe the process for managing NFS with MultiStore


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


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


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


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


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


Lesson 2: 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


Lesson 2: Troubleshooting MultiStore

Troubleshoot common vFiler issues

Troubleshoot vFiler connectivity

Troubleshoot vFiler protocol access


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


Lab Exercises:

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

This course is not associated with any certification.
Course attendees should possess an intermediate knowledge of NetApp storage and Data ONTAP.
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