Supporting IBM N-series

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official IBM Curriculum

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


In this intensive course with hands-on exercises, get an introduction to the N3700 and N5x00 products, including the gateway models, hardware and architecture, positioning, filer sizing, and roadmap. Develop additional technical knowledge, hands-on product experience, and product differentiation. Discuss and experience product functions such as Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) types, flexible and traditional volumes, DataFabric Manager (DFM), Snapshot, clustering, SnapMirror, and SnapRestore.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe Data ONTAP and the basic commands provided
  • Use the Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol to configure the N3700 or N5x00 connected to a Windows Application server
  • Use Network File System (NFS) protocol to configure the N3700 or N5x00 connected to a Linux Advanced server
  • Use Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) protocol to configure the N3700 or N5x00 as an iSCSI target for a Windows iSCSI initiator
  • Perform Snapshot and SnapRestore activities
  • Use SnapMirror to create a disk mirror
  • Perform N3700 or N5x00 initial setup
  • Present the common white board topics required of a systems engineer
  • Deliver the key product demonstrations
  • Articulate product competitive differentiators
  • Navigate the resources available to a systems engineer
  • Understand the functions available in the N5x00 gateway models

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Course Topics (23 topics)

  • Hardware
  • Data ONTAP
  • Aggregate and volumes
  • Protocols
  • Snapshot
  • Clustering
  • MultiStore
  • FlexCache
  • MetroCluster
  • Snap Suite components
  • SnapRestore
  • SnapMirror
  • FlexClone
  • SnapMover
  • SnapLock
  • SnapVault
  • LockVault
  • SnapValidator
  • SnapDrive
  • SnapManager
  • DataFabric Manager
  • Architecting the filer - Sizing
  • N5x00 gateway models


Basic understanding of storage and networking technologies basic knowledge of Windows 2003 and/or Linux Administration.

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