Data ONTAP NFS 8.3 Administration (NFS)


1 Day


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Course Content

This course covers how to administer NFS version 3 (NFSv3) and NFS version 4 (NFSv4) in Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode and NFSv3, NFSv4, and NFS version 4.1 (NFSv4.1) in clustered Data ONTAP.

Who should attend

Professionals who implement NFS solutions that use NetApp storage systems


The following pre-requisites or equivalent knowledge are required for this course:

  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (D7ADM) OR
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 Administration and Data Protection (CDOTDP)

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Configure Data ONTAP 8.2 operating in 7-Mode for NFSv3 and NFSv4
  • Configure clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 for NFSv3, NFSv4, and NFSv4.1, including parallel NFS (pNFS)
  • Review performance management and troubleshooting for NetApp storage systems and clients

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: NFS Overview

Module 2: NFS Versions 3

  • Features
  • Use Cases
  • Export Policies
  • Implementation
  • Client Access

Module 3: NFS Version 4

  • Features
  • Referrals
  • Delegation
  • Kerberos
  • Implementation
  • Access Control

Module 4: NFS Version 4.1

  • NFS 4.1 Overview
  • pNFS

Module 5: Performance and Basic Troubleshooting

  • Factors that affect performance
  • Collecting statistics on the Linux Client
  • Multiprotocol
  • Locks and Leases
  • Network

Appendix A: Oracle dNFS and NetApp Storage

Appendix B: NetApp File Migration


  • Log on to a cluster by using System Manager
  • Create a data aggregate
  • Verify the NFS license on a cluster
  • Create an SVM
  • Create a UNIX group and user
  • Define a new export policy and rule
  • Allocate an aggregate as a resource for an SVM
  • Create the SVM namespace
  • Mount the SVM namespace
  • Describe the effects of file permissions
  • Configure an SVM with a new storage volume and LIF
  • Enable NFS v4 features on an SVM and client
  • Describe an NFS v4 export on a client
  • Create NFS v4 ACLS
  • Configure an SVM for NFS v4.1
  • Describe an NFS v4.1 export on a client
  • Analyze the effects of a volume move operation on PNFS