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NetApp MultiStore Administration

This highly focused 2-day course provides a detailed understanding of how to implement and administer NetApp MultiStore. NetApp MultiStore allows for the partitioning of a physical NetApp storage...

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$1,800 USD
Course Code NA-NMA
Duration 2 days
Available Formats Classroom

This highly focused 2-day course provides a detailed understanding of how to implement and administer NetApp MultiStore. NetApp MultiStore allows for the partitioning of a physical NetApp storage controller into multiple logical storage controllers. The virtual storage controllers (vFilers) may be used in enterprise or service provider environments to provide secure separation of tenant/department resources and management may be delegated on a per vFiler basis. Each vFiler unit may be authorized to serve over protocols such as CIFS, NFS and iSCSI and data protection and disaster recovery may also be implemented on a per vFiler basis. Upon completion of the course, the student will understand secure implementation, configuration and management of vFiler units.

Skills Gained

  • Upon completion of this course, the student will understand product placement for NetApp MultiStore. Additionally, the student will understand the process for secure implementation of MultiStore and how various NetApp technologies integrate with MultiStore to enhance data management. Practical lab exercises augment and reinforce the courseware to provide a unified curriculum.

Who Can Benefit

  • This course is intended for storage administrators, implementers and engineers.


  • Course attendees should possess an intermediate knowledge of NetApp storage and Data ONTAP.

Course Details

NetApp MultiStore Administration

  • Module 1 Lesson 1 Data ONTAP ReviewTime and space efficient Snapshots
  • WAFL
  • FlexClone
  • Multipath high availability HA pairs
  • Deduplication
  • Flexible volumes
  • MultiStore
  • Unified Storage: SAN and NAS protocol supportModule 1 Lesson 2 MultiStore OverviewDescribe NetApp MultiStore capabilities and features
  • Understand MultiStore use cases
  • Describe the requirements for using MultiStore
  • Describe MultiStore security with IPspacesModule 2 Lesson 1 vFiler Setup and ConfigurationDescribe the various methods for creating vFiler units
  • Describe the vFiler setup and configuration process
  • Describe how vFiler units are administered
  • Describe differences between managing the host controller and vFiler unitsModule 2 Lesson 2 Configuring NetApp MultiStore SecurityDescribe Role-Based Access Control with MultiStore
  • Discuss the process for securing a storage system
  • Describe storage system networking and its integration with MultiStore
  • Discuss MultiStore integration with IPspacesModule 3 Lesson 1 vFiler ManagementDescribe the process for managing storage within a vFiler
  • Describe the process for adding and removing vFiler resources
  • Describe the process for destroying a vFilerModule 3 Lesson 2 vFiler NAS Protocol AdministrationDescribe the process for managing CIFS with MultiStore
  • Describe the process for managing NFS with MultiStoreModule 3 Lesson 3 vFiler SAN Protocol AdministrationDefine SAN protocols and their functionality
  • Describe iSCSI and Fibre Channel support on vFilers
  • Explain iSCSI configuration options with MultiStoreModule 3 Lesson 4 NetApp MultiStore vFiler Unit Quota ManagementDescribe how quotas work
  • Describe how quotas work with MultiStore
  • Explain how to create quotas for MultiStore
  • Explain how to manage vFiler quotasModule 4 Lesson 1 Storage Efficiencies and MultiStore: Thin ProvisioningDescribe thin provisioning
  • Describe thin provisioning use cases
  • Describe the impact of thin provisioning on vFiler unitsModule 4 Lesson 2 Storage Efficiencies and MultiStore: FlexClonesDescribe FlexClone volumes and LUN clones
  • Explain how FlexClone files and FlexClone LUNs work
  • MultiStore integration with FlexClone files and LUNsModule 4 Lesson 3 Storage Efficiencies and MultiStore: Deduplication of DataExplain deduplication
  • Describe how to deduplicate user data within a vFilerModule 5 Lesson 1 High Availability Solutions for MultiStoreDescribe NetApp high availability options and how these options apply to MultiStore
  • Describe MetroCluster vFiler and how it applies to MultiStoreModule 5 Lesson 2 vFiler MigrationDescribe vFiler migration tools: vFiler migrate, SnapMover and DataMotion
  • Describe differences between vFiler Migrate, SnapMover, and Data MotionModule 6 Lesson 1 NDMP Describe NDMP
  • Describe vFiler NDMP supportModule 6 Lesson2 MultiStore Backup and Disaster RecoveryExplain SnapMirror integration with MultiStore
  • Explain the difference between SnapMirror and SnapVault
  • Describe SnapVault
  • Describe SnapVault interaction with MultiStore
  • Describe MultiStore disaster recovery processes
  • Describe how to create a disaster recovery vFiler unitModule 7 Lesson 1 Overview of Operations Manager Integration with MultiStoreDescribe features and benefits of Operations Manager and the advantages for MultiStore administrators
  • Describe the process for creating vFiler units using Provisioning Manager
  • Describe vFiler administration tasks with Provisioning Manager
  • Describe Protection Manager benefits and featuresModule 8 Lesson 1 Workload Prioritization and Storage EfficiencyDescribe how FlexShare impacts vfiler units
  • Explain the benefits of flash cacheModule 8 Lesson 2 Troubleshooting MultiStoreTroubleshoot common vFiler issues
  • Troubleshoot vFiler connectivity
  • Troubleshoot vFiler protocol accessModule 8 Lesson 3 MultiStore Data CollectionDescribe system monitoring best practices
  • Describe commands used in vFiler system monitoring
  • Describe commands that gather vFiler and host monitoring data cumulativelyLab Exercises
  • Lab 1-1 Explore the lab environment
  • Lab 2-1 Setup and configure MultiStore
  • Lab 2-2 Assign Storage and create a vFiler in an existing IPspace
  • Lab 3-1 vFiler Management
  • Lab 3-2 vFiler NAS Protocols
  • Lab 3-3 iSCSI SAN connectivity for vFilers
  • Lab 3-4 vFiler quotas
  • Lab 4-1 FlexClones and MultiStore
  • Lab 5-1 vFiler HA failover and migration
  • Lab 6-1 SnapMirror within vFiler units
  • Lab 7-1 Operations Manager and vFilers
  • Lab 8-1 vFIler Performance and troubleshooting