ONTAP SMB Administration (CIFSAD)

ONTAP SMB Administration is a one day course that extends the CIFS information found in the ONTAP Cluster Administration course. You will review and explore SMB 3.x and the features of ONTAP 9 software that support the SMB protocol. Hands-on labs are completed using ONTAP 9 software.

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About this Course

ONTAP SMB Administration is a one day course that extends the CIFS information found in the ONTAP Cluster Administration course. You will review and explore SMB 3.x and the features of ONTAP 9 software that support the SMB protocol. Hands-on labs are completed using ONTAP 9 software.

Audience Profile

  • Engineers
  • Channel Partners
  • NetApp Customers

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the CIFS and SMB protocol
  • Demonstrate the Windows PowerShell CLI
  • Configure SMB features using ONTAP 9 software
  • Create and manage SMB shares and sessions
  • Secure SMB sessions
  • Configure ONTAP for multiprotocol data access
  • Discuss SMB advanced topics, such as opportunistic locks (oplocks), BranchCache, auditing, group policy, automatic home shares, symbolic links (symlinks), and widelinks

Prerequisites

  • ONTAP 9.2 Cluster Administration (ONTAP9ADM)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory

Course Outline

Module 1: SMB Overview

  • Data fabric
  • Data fabric layers
  • CIFS and SMB protocols
  • NT LAN manager
  • Kerberos authentication
  • Active Directory
  • Workgroup environments
  • NetApp PowerShell toolkit

Module 2: SMB Setup

  • SMB implementation
  • Licensing CIFS
  • SVM for SMB access
  • FlexVol volumes
  • DNS entries for the SVM
  • SMB share access

Module 3: SMB Shares and Sessions

  • SMB share
  • Creating a share
  • Client access
  • SMB automatic referrals
  • SMB sessions
  • Session administration
  • SMB encryption
  • Offline folders
  • Offloaded data transfer

Module 4: Access Control

  • Share permission administration
  • Access-based enumeration
  • Dynamic access control
  • File blocking policies
  • Local users
  • Workgroup authentication
  • Multiprotocol access

Module 5: Advanced Topics

  • Microsoft opportunistic Lock (oplock) features
  • Automatic home share
  • Group policy object (GPO)
  • Symlinks
  • Widelinks

Appendix A: BranchCache

  • Versions
  • BranchCache environment configurations
  • ONTAP 9 BranchCache
  • BranchCache installation on Windows Servers
  • BranchCache configuration on Windows clients

Appendix B: Auditing

  • Auditing concepts
  • Terminology
  • ONTAP 9 auditing process
  • Implemtent auditing
  • Output file format

Labs:

  • Install NetApp PowerShell Toolkit and configure for use
  • Create a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) and configure it for SMB access
  • Create an SMB share, connect to the share from your Windows client, and manage SMB sessions
  • Create a domain user, restrict share-level permissions
  • Create a local user group and give share-level permissions
  • Create a multiprotocol configuration and enable a root Linux user to be mapped to the Windows domain administrator
  • Configure home directories and symbolic links on the SVM


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