NetApp Lab 1
This blog is just an evidence log of each task throughout the NetApp course, this is not a how-to guide is anyway.
Task 1: Ensure Connectivity To Your Data ONTAP Cluster
Task 2: Synchronize system time for Windows domains.
Task 3: Ensure that required license codes are installed on storage systems.
Task 4: Add DNS host records for the data ONTAP cluster and Linux Servers.
Task 1: Enter commands on the data ONTAP cluster CLI
Task 2: Manage the data ONTAP cluster with oncommand system manager
To answer the questions asked in step 12.
Identify the four reports that appear in the right pane:
These are Storage, Configuration, High Availability and Diagnostics.
Here we can see the aggregates created.
And here is the data and time configuration.
Here is where the nodes can be found.
How many nodes are joined to the cluster1 cluster? 2
What is the model name of both cluster1-01 and cluster1-02? SIMBOX
What is the system ID of both cluster1-01 and cluster1-02? 1 = 4044744-72-1, 2 = 4044744-72-2
Here we can see the aggregate that belongs to cluster1-01
And these are the disks associated with the cluster.
And also the ports/adapters
Task 3: Configure SNMP for the data ONTAP cluster.
Task 1: Use oncommand system manager to investigate hardware components
In the aggregates menu, we can see three tabs that give us hardware info.
Here we can see the properties of the disks.
Question: Which of the two components under storage is the physical component and which is the logical component?
Physical = Disks
Logical = Aggregates
Which disk states are reported for the disks in cluster1-01
dparity, parity, data, spare
Which of the four types of disks are attached to the cluster nodes?
FCAL and SSD
Which two types of network adapters are on the two tabs in the Ports/Adapters pane?
Ethernet ports and FC/FCoE Adapters.
How many Ethernet ports are available on the cluster1-01 node? 6
How many FC adapters are available on the cluster1-01 node? 5
Which role has been assigned to physical port e0f? Node Management
Task 2: Use CLI Commands to Investigate Hardware Components
Here we can see the health of the current clusters.
Here we can see the serial numbers of the clusters.
And here we can see all the disks in the cluster.
This command allowed me to zero all the spares in the cluster.
Running the following command shows the LIFs and their corresponding IP address.
Excersie 4: Creating and Managing Aggregates
Task 1: Create an Aggregate Using Oncommand System Manager
Task 2: Create an Aggregate Using the CLI
Task 3: Use the CLI to Delete an Aggregate
First, we create the test aggregate.
Then we need to take it offline before we can delete it.
Now we can issue the command to delete it.
Now we need to rezero the spare disks
And then we can see the disks being rezeroed.
Exercise 5: Setting Up a Storage VM
Task1,2,3 and 4: Create a VSERVER
Task 5: Add Host Records in DNS For The SVM
Excercise 6: Creating and Managing Volumes in an SVM
Task 1: Delegate Volume Creation to the SVM Administrator
Task 2: Create Volumes on the SVM
Task 3: Organize Volumes in the SVM Namespace
Here we need to unmount volumes and place them on the correct path.
Excersie 7: Sharing Volumes With Windows Clients
Task 1: Create a CIFS Share for a Volume at the Root of the Namespace.
Task 2: Change the Default Access Control Settings
First, we need to add a new user called administrator to our share and give him full permission, and delete the everyone user.
Now just to confirm Admin is there, we can look on the Shares page.
Task 3: Map a Disk to a Shared Volume
Task 4: Create CIFS Shares for the Volumes in the Namespace
Task 5: Map a Disk to a Shared Volume
Here we add the read-only share and map it, then we try to create a file in it, but we can’t because we have read-only permissions.
Exercise 8: Exporting Volumes to Unix and Linux Clients
Task 1: Confirm that the NFS protocol is enabled on an SVM
Here we can see NFS is enabled.
Task 2: Confirm that the Data LIF Allows the NFS Protocol
Here we can see it does.
Now we need to log into CentOS and ping the LIF
Task 3: Configure Multiprotocol Access for Windows and Unix Users.
Task 4: Add a Rule to the Default Export Policy
First, we mount the share
Now we can access the share.
Task 5: Create Export Policies
Task 6: Assign an Export Policy to a Volume
First, we needed to create the policy and attach it to the Namespace.
Now to mount it on Linux.
And that right there finished this lab!
Now I don’t like this stucture of teaching, why?
Well I can’t break anything or get stuck because I am just following instructions and I do not learn this way. Now don’t get me wrong it still taught me some good infomation, but it does not help when Data ONTAP has changed and this is now outdated and the menus are completely different
All in all the lab taught me how to mount Linux volumes remotely which is good for me, as I use Linux a fair bit for this website and personally.