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ONTAP9ADM - ONTAP Cluster Administration 9.11


Duration: 3.0 days

In this course, you learn the basic administration tasks of a NetApp® ONTAP® 9.11 cluster. You use the cluster shell and NetApp ONTAP System Manager to manage cluster storage and network resources. The course explains the configuration of basic data protection and data efficiency functions and common cluster maintenance tasks.


  • Define NetApp ONTAP cluster components
  • Describe the role of a storage VM (storage virtual machine, also known as SVM) in the NetApp storage architecture
  • Configure an ONTAP cluster
  • Configure and manage storage resources
  • Configure and manage networking resources
  • Create and configure a storage VM
  • Create, manage, and protect NetApp FlexVol® volumes
  • Implement storage efficiency features
  • Manage ONTAP administrator access and user accounts
  • Maintain NetApp storage systems


Module 1: NetApp ONTAP 9 clusters

  • ONTAP deployment options
  • The ONTAP cluster
  • Storage VMs
  • Software-defined storage

Module 2: Cluster setup

  • Supported ONTAP cluster configurations.
  • Setting up a cluster
  • Administration interfaces

Module 3: Cluster management

  • Access control
  • ONTAP licensing
  • Policies and schedules

Module 4: Network management

  • NetApp ONTAP network review
  • Network ports
  • Network traffic segregation
  • LIFs
  • Nondisruptive LIF configuration
  • Network security
  • Routing management

Module 5: Physical storage management

  • Drives, RAID, and aggregates
  • Advanced Disk Partitioning
  • Flash Cache and Flash Pool features
  • Fabric Pool aggregates

Module 6: Logical storage management

  • Flexible volumes
  • Flex Group volumes
  • Flex Cache volumes
  • Moving storage resources

Module 7: Data access

  • Using NAS protocols to access data.
  • Using SAN protocols to access data.
  • Use object protocols to access data.

Module 8: Data protection

  • Manage Snapshot copies.
  • Restore data from a Snapshot copy.
  • Back up and replicate data.
  • Compliance
  • Storage Encryption
  • Ransomware protection

Module 9: Storage efficiency

  • Thin provisioning
  • Deduplication and compression
  • Flash efficiency
  • Logical space reporting
  • Volume and file clones

Module 10: Cluster maintenance

  • Data collection, monitoring, and automation tools
  • Backing up and restoring your configuration
  • Upgrading your cluster
  • Recommended practices for performance.


  • Customers, partners, and employees


  • ONTAP Cluster Fundamentals (Web-based training [WBT])
  • ONTAP NAS Fundamentals (WBT)
  • ONTAP SAN Fundamentals (WBT)


NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NCDA)


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