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NETAPP - SnapProtect Solution Administration

Duration: 3 Days
Course Price: $2,700

Course Overview

This training course prepares you to operate a NetApp® SnapProtect® CommCell with the following clients: NAS, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange, VMware® vCenter and other virtual server clients. The administrative best practices for trouble-free operation are emphasized throughout the course.

Who should attend

This training course is designed for customers, NetApp Professional Services, partners, and Customer Success engineers.

Course Objectives

By the end of this training course, you should be able to:

  • Manage the essential CommCell components: resource pools, storage virtual machine (SVM) peers, and disk libraries
  • Configure SnapProtect software to back up and restore volumes and directories on NAS servers
  • Back up and restore SQL Server databases
  • Back up and restore Microsoft Exchange mailbox servers
  • Back up and restore virtual machines
  • Update the CommCell to the latest SnapProtect service pack
  • Perform CommCell management tasks

Course Overview

This training course prepares you to operate a NetApp® SnapProtect® CommCell with the following clients: NAS, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange, VMware® vCenter and other virtual server clients. The administrative best practices for trouble-free operation are emphasized throughout the course.

Who should attend

This training course is designed for customers, NetApp Professional Services, partners, and Customer Success engineers.

Course Objectives

By the end of this training course, you should be able to:

  • Manage the essential CommCell components: resource pools, storage virtual machine (SVM) peers, and disk libraries
  • Configure SnapProtect software to back up and restore volumes and directories on NAS servers
  • Back up and restore SQL Server databases
  • Back up and restore Microsoft Exchange mailbox servers
  • Back up and restore virtual machines
  • Update the CommCell to the latest SnapProtect service pack
  • Perform CommCell management tasks
  • Technical Overview of the SnapProtect Management Solution WBT
  • Architecting the SnapProtect Management Solution WBT

Module 1: Getting Started with the SnapProtect Solution

  • Describe the SnapProtect solution
  • Describe SnapProtect for Open Systems
  • Use the Getting Started tab to configure the initial settings of the CommCell Browser
  • Describe setup configurations that impact SnapProtect operations

Module 2: The NDMP Protocol and the SnapProtect Solution

  • Describe the NDMP protocol
  • Describe Cluster Aware Backup (CAB) operations
  • Configure the NDMP protocol in Data ONTAP systems

Module 3: Protecting Data on NAS File Servers

  • Add Data ONTAP clusters and storage virtual machines (SVMs) to a CommCell
  • Create NAS subclients and storage policies
  • Manage NAS backup and restore operations
  • Create schedule policies for NAS data

Module 4: Protecting Microsoft SQL Server Databases

  • Describe Microsoft SQL Server architecture
  • Backup and restore SQL Server databases
  • Schedule backup operations for SQL Server database and log files

Module 5: Protecting Microsoft Exchange Servers

  • Describe Microsoft Exchange clients
  • Administer SnapProtect backup operations for Exchange mailbox databases
  • Restore Exchange mailbox databases
  • Use snap mining to perform single-mailbox recovery

Module 6: Protecting Virtual Machines

  • Describe the components that protect virtual machines in a SnapProtect solution
  • Define guest machines or virtual machines as subclients
  • Back up and restore guest machines or virtual machines

Module 7: SnapProtect Solution Management Tasks

  • Describe best practices for administering the SnapProtect solution
  • Change access passwords, IP addresses, and host names
  • Upgrade SnapProtect service packs

Lab 1-1 Locate Vserver Associations
Lab 1-2 Locate resource pools
Lab 1-3 Manage disk space of resource pools
Lab 1-4 Delegate volume creation to SVMs
Lab 1-5 Tour the CommCell browser
Lab 1-6 Verify that the SnapProtect license file is valid
Lab 1-7 Setting up the Windows domain administrator and administrators’ group
Lab 1-8 Use the getting started tab to create two disk libraries
Lab 1-9 Modify the CommServerDR storage policy
Lab 1-10 Add the OnCommand Unified Manger server to the CommCell
Lab 2-1 Review the NDMP configurations on cluster1 and cluster2
Lab 3-1 Add storage systems to the CommCell
Lab 3-2 Configure a NAS file server as a CommCell client machine
Lab 3-3 Use the detect tool to add the SVMs of a cluster as separate clients
Lab 3-4 Create a NAS subclient
Lab 3-5 Initiate backup operations
Lab 3-6 Restore individual files from the primary (snap) copy
Lab 3-7 Restore individual files from the mirror copy
Lab 3-8 Create and assign a NAS schedule policy
Lab 4-1 Set the database option to full recovery
Lab 4-2 Create a storage policy that is dedicated to a Microsoft SQL database
Lab 4-3 Create a subclient for a Microsoft SQL database
Lab 4-4 Initiate a local backup of the AdventureWorks database subclient
Lab 4-5 Resolve an SQL database backup issue
Lab 4-6 Initiate a mirror replication of the AdventureWorks database subclient
Lab 4-7 Configure iSCSI connection between SQL Server host and SVMs
Lab 4-8 Restore SQL databases
Lab 4-9 Challenge task
Lab 5-1 Configure required Exchange server settings
Lab 5-2 Create an Exchange database subclient and storage policy
Lab 5-3 Initiate local, mirror, and vault back up operations
Lab 5-4 Restore Exchange databases from a SnapMirror copy
Lab 5-5 Schedule backup operations
Lab 6-1 Add the vCenter Server as a virtualization client
Lab 6-2 Create a subclient with a dedicated storage policy
Lab 6-3 Initiate a backup job
Lab 6-4 Restore a virtual machine
Lab 6-5 Create and run an auxiliary vault copy of the VMware datastore
Lab 6-6 Create schedule policies to back up vCenter servers
Lab 7-1 Change user credentials globally
Lab 7-2 Gather log files with the send log files tool – not specifying a Job ID
Lab 7-3 Initiate and schedule the Job Summary Report

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