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NMA - NetApp MultiStore Administration


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.


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


Module 1: Lesson 1: Data ONTAP Review

  • Time and space efficient Snapshots
  • WAFL
  • FlexClone
  • Multipath high availability HA pairs
  • Deduplication
  • Flexible volumes
  • MultiStore
  • 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


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


This course is not associated with any Certification.


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