ONTAP NFS Administration (NFSAD)

This course extends the NFS information that is found in the ONTAP Cluster Administration course. This course reviews NFS and explores in more detail different NFS versions and the features of ONTAP 9 software that support the NFS protocol. The exercises are accomplished using ONTAP 9 software.

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About this Course

This course extends the NFS information that is found in the ONTAP Cluster Administration course. This course reviews NFS and explores in more detail different NFS versions and the features of ONTAP 9 software that support the NFS protocol. The exercises are accomplished using ONTAP 9 software.

Audience Profile

  • NetApp Employees
  • Engineers
  • Channel Partners

At Course Completion

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define and describe NFS protocol versions
  • Configure clustered ONTAP 9 for NFSv3,NFSv4,and NFSv4.1 with parallel NFS (pNFS)
  • Configure Kerberos in a Linux and NetApp ONTAP 9 environment using Windows Active Directory authentication
  • Discuss performance management and troubleshooting for NetApp storage systems and clients

Prerequisites

The following pre-requisites or equivalent knowledge are required for this course:

  • ONTAP Cluster Fundamentals WBT (OCFWBT)
  • ONTAP 9.2 Cluster Administration (ONTAP9ADM)
  • Familiarity with UNIX and Linux operating systems

Course Outline

Module 1: NFS Overview

  • Data fabric layers
  • NFS
  • NFS protocol versions
    • NFSv2 and NFSv3
    • Ancillary protocols
    • NFSv4
  • ONTAP 9 NFS enhancements
  • ONTAP 9 configuration
  • SVM with Infinite Volume

Module 2: NFS Version 3

  • Capabilities
  • Features
  • Client support
  • NFSv3 implementation
  • NFSv3 export policy
  • Export policies and volumes
  • Access cache
  • Mounts
  • User authentication
  • Accounts
  • Auxiliary GIDs
  • ANON setting
  • UNIX permissions

Module 3: NFS Version 4

  • RPCSEC_GSS
  • Key distribution center
  • Kerberos authentication
  • Access control lists
  • ACE permissions

Module 4: NFS Version 4.1

  • Connection
  • Reliable callbacks
  • Sessions
  • Layouts
  • pNFS
  • pNFS vs. referrals
  • ONTAP 9 support
  • NFSv4.1 implementation
  • pNFS status

Module 5: Performance and Basic Troubleshooting

  • Performance management
  • Performance issues
  • Factors that affect NFS performance
  • RAID factors
  • NFS data collection
  • Performance and statistic collector (Perfstat)
  • Recommended statistics
  • The SIO utility
  • Multiprotocol
  • Security style interaction
  • UNIX user access
  • Storage system configuration
  • Linux client troubleshooting
  • NFS troubleshooting
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Check access command

Labs:

  • Adding a cluster
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv3
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv4
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv4.1
  • Configure clustered ONTAP for NFS active directory authentication
  • Configuring Windows for NFS active directory authentication
  • Configuring Linux for NFS active directory authentication


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