NA-CIFS: Data ONTAP CIFS Administration

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The Data ONTAP CIFS 8.2 Administration (NA-CIFS) course provides training on 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.


Upon completion of this course, students are 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

Course Outline

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 ONTAP

Module 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-Mode

Module 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 shares

Module 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 policies2NetApp

Module 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 widelinks

Module 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) calls

Module 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

Hands On Labs

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 Vserver’s namespace
Lab 3-3 Create CIFS shares for the Vserver’s volumes Lab 3-4 Mount the Vserver’s 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

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.

Prior to taking this course, it is recommended that students have undergone one of the following two programs

  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration; OR
  • Clustered Data ONAP 8.2 Administration

Currently, there are no certifications related to this course.