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Data ONTAP CIFS 8.2 Administration

  • Tuition USD $1,800
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3223 Ratings
  • Course Code NA-CIFS-46
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This course demonstrates how to administer CIFS version 1.0, 2.0, and 2.1 in Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode and CIFS version 1.0, 2.0, 2.1, and 3.0 in clustered Data ONTAP.

Skills Gained

  • At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Define and describe CIFS protocol versions
  • Describe configuration in Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
  • Describe configuration in clustered Data ONTAP
  • Use the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit to write PowerShell scripts
  • Configure home directories with the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Work with symbolic links and widelinks
  • Review performance management for CIFS environments
  • Detail troubleshooting techniques for NetApp storage systems and clients who use the CIFS protocol

Who Can Benefit

  • This course is intended for those who provide support and administration for a CIFS environment on NetApp storage systems running the Data ONTAP operating system.


  • The following pre-requisites are required for this course:
  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM) OR
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 Administration (DCADM)

Course Details

Data ONTAP CIFS 8.2 Administration

  • Module 1 CIFS Overview
  • Differentiate between CIFS protocol versions
  • List the CIFS supported environments
  • Explain how CIFS authenticates resources in a workgroup environment and a domain environment
  • Discuss the two implementations of Data ONTAPModule 2 SMB Setup
  • Configure workgroup authentication for a storage system with Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
  • Set up a storage system with clustered Data ONTAP for Windows domain authentication
  • Configure Windows domain authentication for a storage system with Data ONTAP operating in 7-ModeModule 3 Shares and Sessions
  • List the default shares
  • Display all shares that are available on the storage system
  • Configure a client machine to access any share
  • Define sparse files and set their attributes
  • Identify the CIFS sessions that are established by accessing a share on the storage system
  • Add, modify, and delete sharesModule 4 Access Control
  • Use the CLI, OnCommand System Manager, or Microsoft tools to add, delete, and modify the access permissions of shares
  • Use Microsoft tools to add, delete, and modify the access permissions of files and folders
  • Use access-based enumeration
  • Create local users
  • Create local groups
  • Determine and verify user mappings for CIFS users that access NTFS and UNIX volumes or qtrees
  • Configure file policies2NetAppModule 5 Advanced Topics
  • Discuss opportunistic locks (oplocks) implementation within the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Describe metacache support for Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Explain support for BranchCache
  • Configure auditing
  • Set up home directory shares
  • Describe group policy object implementation within the Data ONTAP operating system
  • Configure CIFS security settings
  • Implement symbolic links and widelinksModule 6 PowerShell and the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit
  • Describe Microsoft PowerShell
  • Configure a Microsoft Windows host to work with the Data ONTAP Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Explain how the Data ONTAP SDK can be used to script storage features
  • List the methods of using PowerShell
  • Explain how to create simple scripts
  • Redirect output results to log files
  • Use PowerShell to make Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) callsModule 7 Performance and Basic Troubleshooting
  • Discuss the factors that influence CIFS performance
  • List the tools that are used to capture CIFS performance statistics
  • Recognize areas in which issues might arise
  • Describe basic CIFS troubleshooting between storage systems, a Windows client, the authentication mechanism, and the network
  • Discuss troubleshooting SMB 3.0 locks
  • Lab Exercises
  • Lab 1-1 Identify the exercise environment
  • Lab 1-2 Log in to the exercise environment
  • Lab 1-3 Install NetApp OnCommand System Manager in the exercise environment
  • Lab 1-4 Add a cluster to OnCommand System Manager
  • Lab 1-5 Configure SNMP public community name
  • Lab 2-1 Create an aggregate
  • Lab 2-2 Configure the prerequisites for the CIFS services
  • Lab 2-3 Add the CIFS license to a cluster
  • Lab 2-4 Create a Vserver for CIFS
  • Lab 2-5 Verify the CIFS server configuration
  • Lab 2-6 Configure DNS for a data LIF
  • Lab 3-1 Allocate an aggregate as a resource for a Vserver
  • Lab 3-2 Create the Vserves namespace
  • Lab 3-3 Create CIFS shares for the Vserves volumes
  • Lab 3-4 Mount the Vserves shares
  • Lab 3-5 Verify an SMB session using Computer Management
  • Lab 3-6 Verify an SMB session using Data ONTAP CLI and PowerShell
  • Lab 3-7 Explore the copy-offload feature
  • Lab 3-8 Investigate the auto location feature
  • Lab 4-1 Create a domain group
  • Lab 4-2 Create a domain user
  • Lab 4-3 Explore share-level permissions with domain user authenication
  • Lab 4-4 Configure local users authenication
  • Lab 4-5 Implement a native file blocking policy
  • Lab 4-6 Set up a multiprotocol configuration
  • Lab 4-7 Create an export policy rule
  • Lab 4-8 Configure a Vserver for NFS access
  • Lab 4-9 Use multiple protocols to access a volume
  • Lab 5-1 Configure BranchCache in Data ONTAP
  • Lab 5-2 Configure BranchCache in Windows
  • Lab 5-3 Configure home directories
  • Lab 5-4 Test the home directories with different users
  • Lab 5-5 Implement event auditing
  • Lab 5-6 Use symbolic links
  • Lab 5-7 Implement a widelink on the Vserver
  • Lab 5-8 Implement a widelink on a remote server
  • Lab 6-1 Set up the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit
  • Lab 6-2 Explore the toolkit help
  • Lab 6-3 Use PowerShell to connect to the cluster
  • Lab 6-4 Use PowerShell to create a Vserver
  • Lab 6-5 Use PowerShell to configure a CIFS server
  • Lab 6-6 Use PowerShell to create a share
  • Lab 6-7 Work with PowerShell ISE

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

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If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

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Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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