CIFSAD - ONTAP SMB Administration 9.9

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.

Duration: 2.0 days

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Virtual ILT | 17 Apr 2024 - 18 Apr 2024 India
Virtual ILT | 17 Apr 2024 - 18 Apr 2024 Sri Lanka

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  • 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


Module 0: Welcome

  • None

Module 1: SMB overview

  • SMB basics
  • Interfaces for managing ONTAP-based systems

Module 2: SMB setup

  • SMB implementation
  • Addendum: Create a FlexGroup volume

Module 3: SMB shares and sessions

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

Module 4: Access control

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

Module 5: Advanced topics

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


  • Systems administrators, enterprise architects


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



This course is not associated with any certification.

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