MCCIPIW - ONTAP MetroCluster IP Implementation

In this course, you learn how to cable and set up a MetroCluster environment. You will complete participatory exercises to practice the configuration and verification steps. You also learn how to identify component failures and practice recovery steps.

Duration: 2.0 days

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Virtual ILT | 21 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023 India
Virtual ILT | 21 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023 Sri Lanka

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This course focuses on enabling you to do the following:

  • Describe the major architectural components of a NetApp MetroCluster environment.
  • Identify how to cable nodes and back-end IP switches.
  • Set up back-end IP switches.
  • Configure the clusters at both local and remote sites in a MetroCluster environment.
  • Set up a MetroCluster configuration and serve data to clients.
  • Detect and recover from failures in a MetroCluster environment.
  • Install and configure NetApp ONTAP Mediator service.


Module 1: Introduction to MetroCluster software

  • Review the basic concepts of NetApp MetroCluster high-availability (HA) and disaster recovery software.
  • Discuss the components of a MetroCluster IP configuration.
  • Review the hardware that MetroCluster IP configurations support.
  • Describe the tools and documentation that you need to configure a MetroCluster IP environment.

Module 2: MetroCluster IP racking and cabling

  • Explain the disk requirements for NetApp MetroCluster IP configurations.
  • Explain the racking recommendations for MetroCluster IP configurations.
  • Describe the cable diagrams for MetroCluster IP configurations.

Module 3: Switch configuration

  • Locate the NetApp MetroCluster IP reference configuration file (RCF) and firmware files.
  • Explain how to set up virtual LANs (VLANs) in MetroCluster IP configurations.
  • Explain how to upgrade and configure Cisco IP switches.
  • Explain how to upgrade and configure Broadcom IP switches.

Module 4: Preparing the clusters.

  • Configure disk ownership in a MetroCluster IP environment.
  • Configure a cluster.

Module 5: MetroCluster configuration

  • Prepare two clusters for NetApp MetroCluster configuration.
  • Configure two clusters to become MetroCluster configurations.
  • Verify a MetroCluster configuration.
  • Configure a storage VM (storage virtual machine, also known as SVM) in a MetroCluster environment.
  • SVM configuration in a MetroCluster environment

Module 6: Failure scenarios

  • Show how to respond to component failures in a MetroCluster environment.
  • Perform planned and unplanned switchovers.
  • Complete the steps in a switchback.
  • Explain correct LIF placement.

Module 7: ONTAP Mediator service

  • Explain the components of the ONTAP Mediator
  • Install ONTAP Mediator
  • Configure ONTAP Mediator
  • Administer ONTAP Mediator

Module 8: MetroCluster transition

  • Understand the transition process from MetroCluster FC to MetroCluster IP
  • Review the detailed workflow used for a MetroCluster transition.


NetApp employees, partner professional service implementation engineers, and customers.



  • Completion of the “ONTAP PS Professional Compliance Program” or an equivalent program
  • ONTAP Cluster Administration


  • MetroCluster in ONTAP Overview for Support Partners
  • ONTAP MetroCluster Troubleshooting Essentials


This course is not associated with any Certification.

Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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