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Data ONTAP CIFS 8.2 Administration

Course Details
Code: NA-CIFS-46
Tuition (USD): $1,800.00 • Classroom (2 days)

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
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