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ONTAP 9.3 Cluster Administration

Course Details
Code: ONTAP-9-3-CA
Tuition (USD): $2,700.00 • Classroom (3 days)
$2,700.00 • Virtual (3 days)

This newly updated to ONTAP v9.3 is a three-day, instructor-led course uses lecture and hands-on exercises to teach basic administration of an ONTAP® cluster. You configure and maintain a cluster. You practice working with ONTAP features. You use the cluster shell and OnCommand® System Manager to manage storage and network resources. ONTAP Cluster Administration is an intermediate course in a comprehensive learning path for customers, partners, and NetApp employees.

Who Can Benefit

  • Network Engineers
  • Channel Partners
  • System Engineers
  • NetApp Customers


  • ONTAP Cluster Fundamentals WBT (OCFWBT)
  • ONTAP Data Management Fundamentals (DMFWBT)
  • ONTAP Flash Fundamentals (FFWBT)
  • ONTAP NAS Fundamentals WBT (ONFWBT)
  • ONTAP SAN Fundamentals WBT (OSFWBT)

Course Details


This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NCDA)

Follow On Courses

  • ONTAP 9.3 Data Protection Administration (DATAPROT9)
  • Data ONTAP SAN Implementation (SANIMP)
  • ONTAP SMB Administration (CIFSAD)
  • ONTAP NFS Administration (NFSAD)

Outline: ONTAP 9.3 Cluster Administration (ONTAP9ADM)

Module 1: ONTAP 9

  • Data Fabric foundation
  • ONTAP deployment options
  • Software Defined storage
  • Cluster components
  • Storage Virtual Machine (SVM)

Module 2: Cluster Setup

  • Supported FAS and all Flash FAS configurations
  • Cluster setup
  • Administration interfaces
  • OnCommand System Manager

Module 3: Cluster Management

  • Manage access control
  • Configure cluster setting
  • Manage cluster-level features
  • Date and time
  • Licenses
  • Policies, jobs and schedules

Module 4: Network Management

  • Network review
  • Network ports
  • IPspaces
  • LIFs
  • Nondisruptive LIF configuration
  • Routing management

Module 5: Physical Storage Management

  • Architecture concepts
  • Storage resources
  • Disks
  • RAID groups
  • Aggregates
  • Disk partitioning
  • Flash pool and Flash cache
  • FabricPool aggregates

Module 6: Logical Storage Management

  • Flexible volumes
  • FlexVol
  • FlexGroup
  • Provisioning storage resources
  • Moving storage resources

Module 7: Managing Data

  • Unified storage
  • NAS protocols
  • NFS
  • SMB
  • SAN protocols
  • iSCSI
  • Managing Snapshot copies
  • Snapshot policy
  • Restoring data from Snapshot copy

Module 8: Storage Efficiency

  • Thin provisioning
  • Deduplication and compression
  • Flash efficiency
  • Inline data compaction
  • FlexClone volumes

Module 9: Cluster Maintenance

  • Active IQ
  • Upgrading the cluster
  • Events and alerts
  • Performance best practices
  • Technical support


  • Exploring ONTAP management UIs
  • Managing ONTAP clusters and administrators
  • Managing physical and logical network resources
  • Managing virtual network resources
  • Managing physical storage
  • Exploring RAID-TEC and creating a flash pool
  • Managing data volumes
  • Configuring NAS protocols in an SVM
  • Configuring iSCSI in an SVM
  • Managing Snapshot copies
  • Managing storage efficiency
  • Managing FlexClone volumes
  • Exploring the event log
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