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Course Description

This course extends the CIFS information found in the ONTAP Administration course. This course will review SMB while exploring in more detail SMB 3.x. The lab exercises will be accomplished using ONTAP 9.

Course Duration

1 day

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Duration: 1 day
NetApp Training Units: 12
Price: $ 900.00
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 ONTAP 9 Administration


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

 Explain the CIFS and SMB protocol

 Discuss NTLM and Kerberos authentication

 Demonstrate the PowerShell command-line interfaces

 Configure SMB 3.x in ONTAP 9

 Create and manage shares with ONTAP

 Create and manage shares with OnCommand System Manager, PowerShell and ONTAP CLI

 Configure a storage for multiprotocol user name mapping

 Discuss CIFS advance topics such as oplocks, BranchCache, auditing and group policy

Course Outline

Module 1: CIFS Overview

Module Objectives:

  • Define the CIFS and SMB protocol
  • Discuss NTLM and Kerberos authentication
  • Explain Active Directory and Workgroup environments
  • Describe PowerShell
  • Describe Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit

Module 2: SMB Setup

Module Objectives:

  • Set up a storage system with ONTAP 9 for domain authentication

Module 3: Shares and Sessions

Module Objectives:

  • List the default shares
  • Display all shares that are available on the storage system
  • Configure a client machine to access a share
  • Identify the CIFS sessions
  • Add, modify, and delete shares

Module 4: Access Control

Module Objectives

  • Configure share permissions
  • Describe how to map UNIX users to Windows users
  • Configure multiprotocol in ONTAP 9
  • Describe authentication and authorization for CIFS
  • Describe file blocking policies

Module 5: CIFS Advanced Topics

Module Objectives

  • Describe group policy objects in Data ONTAP 9
  • Setup preferred Domain Controllers
  • Discuss NetBIOS aliases
  • Configure workgroup membership
  • Explain CIFS oplocks
  • Discuss BranchCache support in Data ONTAP