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NFSAD - ONTAP NFS Administration

1 day

Training description

At this training, which is designed for 1 day, students learn how the NFS protocol is integrated in the ONTAP operating system. The training covers the following important topics: differences between the NFSv3, NFSv4 and NFSv4.1 with parallel NFS (pNFS), implementation of NFS in ONTAP. In the training there is a practical part with tasks for students.

Intended Audience

This training will be useful to network engineers, system engineers, administrators, and any technical specialists who work with NetApp storage systems and who are interested in administering the ONTAP cluster.

Expected students’ skills and knowledge

To complete this training, it is recommended to have knowledge and experience with ONTAP equal to the ONTAP Cluster Administration (ONTAP 9.5) (ONTAP9ADM) course and with UNIX/Linux.

Training outline

Chapter 1: NFS Overview.

Chapter 2: NFS Version 3.

  • Capabilities.
  • Features.
  • Client support.
  • NFSv3 implementation.
  • NFSv3 export policy.
  • Export policies and volumes.
  • Access cache.
  • Mounts.
  • User authentication.
  • Accounts.
  • Auxiliary GIDs.
  • ANON setting.
  • UNIX permissions.

Chapter 3: NFS Version 4.

  • Features.
  • NFSv4 connection.
  • Mount process.
  • Referrals.
  • Delegation and usage.
  • NFSv4 Implementation.
  • Security.
  • NFSv4 infrastructure.
  • UID and GID.
  • Snapshot directories.

Chapter 4: NFS Version 4.1.

  • Connection.
  • Reliable callbacks.
  • Sessions.
  • Layouts.
  • pNFS.
  • pNFS vs. referrals.
  • ONTAP 9 support.
  • NFSv4.1 implementation.
  • pNFS status.

Chapter 5: Performance and Basic Troubleshooting.

  • Performance management.
  • Performance issues.
  • Factors that affect NFS performance.
  • RAID factors.
  • NFS data collection.
  • Performance and statistic collector (Perfstat).
  • Recommended statistics.
  • The SIO utility.
  • Multiprotocol.
  • Security style interaction.
  • UNIX user access.
  • Storage system configuration.
  • Linux client troubleshooting.
  • NFS troubleshooting.
  • Network troubleshooting.
  • Check access command.


  • Adding a cluster.
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv3.
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv4.
  • Configuring a storage virtual machine for NFSv4.1.
  • Configure clustered ONTAP for NFS active directory authentication.
  • Configuring Windows for NFS active directory authentication.
  • Configuring Linux for NFS active directory authentication.
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USD 900
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