ONTAP SMB Administration (CIFSAD) Course Overview

ONTAP SMB Administration (CIFSAD) is a course designed to help administrators and IT professionals understand the basics of configuring and managing a SMB (Server Message Block) environment. The course covers topics such as SMB Services, authentication methods, resource sharing, authentication protocols, disk and data management, and implementation. It also provides an introduction to basic areas such as Windows Active Directory and NT file system.
This course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain a good understanding of NetApp ONTAP or have an in-depth understanding of the configuration and management of SMB environments. The course provides a comprehensive set of lectures, labs, and practice material to ensure that students learn the topics covered in the course and gain the necessary skills to significantly increase their efficiency when configuring and managing SMB environments.

This is a Rare Course and it can be take up to 3 weeks to arrange the training.


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You will learn:

Module 1: CIFS Overview
  • Define the CIFS and SMB protocol
  • Discuss NTLM and Kerberos authentication
  • Explain Active Directory and Workgroup environments
  • Describe PowerShell
  • Describe Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit
  • Set up a storage system with ONTAP 9 for domain authentication
  • List the default shares
  • Display all shares that are available on the storage system
  • Configure a client machine to access a share
  • Identify the CIFS sessions
  • Add, modify, and delete shares
  • Module Objectives
  • Configure share permissions
  • Describe how to map UNIX users to Windows users
  • Configure multiprotocol in ONTAP 9
  • Describe authentication and authorization for CIFS
  • Describe file blocking policies
  • Module Objectives
  • Describe group policy objects in Data ONTAP 9
  • Setup preferred Domain Controllers
  • Discuss NetBIOS aliases
  • Configure workgroup membership
  • Explain CIFS oplocks
  • Discuss BranchCache support in Data ONTAP
Live Online Training (Duration : 8 Hours) Fee On Request
We Offer :
  • 1-on-1 Public - Select your own start date. Other students can be merged.
  • 1-on-1 Private - Select your own start date. You will be the only student in the class.

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Course Prerequisites

Although there are no specific prerequisites for the ONTAP SMB Administration (CIFSAD) Training, it is recommended that attendees should have basic knowledge of the following topics:
-NetApp storage systems
-Common storage protocols (CIFS and NFS)
- Microsoft Windows Networking
-NetApp Unified Manager
-NetApp OnCommand System Manager
-NetApp OnCommand Insight
-NetApp OnCommand Anonymous
-NetApp OnCommand Performance Manager (OPM)
-NetApp Replication Manager
-NetApp Active IQ Security Advisor
-NetApp E-Series storage systems
- Data ONTAP 8.1 and higher
- Basic troubleshooting skills and analytical thinking
-Network topologies and routing concepts
-Basic UNIX commands

Target Audience

The ONTAP SMB Administration (CIFSAD) training is geared towards individuals and teams with a technical proficiency to maintain and administer a functioning SMB environment
The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of networking and storage concepts to ensure successful implementation, management and maintenance of a Windows-based SMB environment with NetApp ONTAP storage solutions
This training is also beneficial for IT professionals who are responsible for administering enterprise or geographically distributed Services for UNIX (SFU), Antara or Windows Server environments, and would like to become more proficient and improve their knowledge base
The course is ideal for system engineers, administrators, IT managers and technical support personnel

Learning Objectives of ONTAP SMB Administration (CIFSAD)

ONTAP SMB Administration (CIFSAD) Training Objectives:
1. Explain how Windows clients interact with the storage system through CIFS, NFS, and FTP.
2. Create and configure SMB shares using the ONTAP GUI and CLI.
3. Manage user access to SMB shares using access control lists and masks.
4. Manage user authentication using local security authority.
5. Utilize features such as SMB signing, encryption, shadow copies, and offline files.
6. Monitor and troubleshoot Windows clients interacting with storage system.
7. Implement SMB protocols such as SMB 2, SMB 3 and SMB multichannel for efficient data transfer.
8. Improve performance by leveraging ONTAP caching, load balancing, and other performance optimization tools.
9. Deploy ONTAP Snapshot copies for data protection on Windows clients.
10. Utilize Windows command line tools for managing and troubleshooting CIFS/SMB operations.


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