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Data ONTAP SMB (CIFS) Administration (CIFS)

Course Description

Duration 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.

Who should attend

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 8.3 Administration (D8CADM)

Course Objectives

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
  • Configure Dynamic Access Control
  • Review performance management for CIFS environments
  • Detail troubleshooting techniques for NetApp storage systems and clients who use the CIFS protocol

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Server Message Block Overview
  • SMB Features
  • SMB Environments
Module 2: SMB Setup
  • SMB Implementation
  • Configuration Results for Data ONTAP 7-Mode
Module 3: Shares and Sessions
  • Share Administration
  • Client Share Access
  • Session Management
  • Working with Shares
Module 4: Access Control
  • Authentication
  • Multiprotocol Administration
Module 5: Advance Topics
  • Oplocks
  • BranchCache
  • Auditing
  • Home Directory Shares
  • Group Policy
  • Symbolic and Wide Links
Module 6: PowerShell and the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit
Module 7: Performance and Basic Troubleshooting
  • Factors that affect CIFS Performance
  • Collecting statistics on Data ONTAP
  • Collecting statistics from the Windows Client
  • Troubleshooting the Windows Client
  • Authentication Scenario
  • Network
  • Persistent Handle State
  • Log on to the OnCommand System Manger
  • Configure time and timezone
  • Create a data aggregate
  • Configure the prerequisites for the CIFS services
  • Add CIFS license to a cluster
  • Create a data SVM for CIFS
  • Verify the CIFS server configuration
  • Configure DNS for a data LIF
  • Allocate an aggregate as a resource for an SVM
  • Create the SVM’s namespace
  • Create CIFS shares for the SVM’s volumes
  • Map the SVM’s shares to a client computer
  • Verify an SMB session by using computer management
  • Verify an SMB session by using Data ONTAP CLI and PowerShell
  • Explore the copy offload feature
  • Investigate the automatic location feature
  • Create a domain group
  • Create a domain user
  • Explore share-level permissions with domain user authentication
  • Configure local users authentication
  • Implement a native file blocking policy
  • Set up a multiprotocol configuration
  • Create an export policy rule
  • Configure an SVM for NFS access
  • Use multiple protocols to access a volume
  • Configure BranchCache in Data ONTAP
  • Configure BranchCache in Windows
  • Configure home directories
  • Test the home directories with different users
  • Implement event auditing
  • Use symbolic links
  • Implement a widelink on the SVM
  • Implement a widelink on a remote server
  • Set up the Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit
  • Explore the toolkit help
  • Use PowerShell to connect to the cluster
  • Use PowerShell to create a share
  • Work with PowerShell ISE

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