Implementation and Configuration of the AltaVault Appliance (ALTAVAULT)


In this 2 day course you will learn how to deploy, configure, manage, backup and restore the AltaVault Appliance. Using encryption you can safely and transmit your data from on-premise to the cloud. Through the use of Amazon Snowball, you will also learn how to seed large amounts of data into an Amazon cloud environment without using the internet.


  • NetApp Partners
  • NetApp Customers
  • Engineers


Familiar with NetApp ONTAP Software and hybrid cloud environments


  • Describe how NetApp AltaVault software fits into the NetApp vision for NetApp’s cloud and Data Fabric strategy
  • Identify supported AltaVault platforms
  • Deploy AltaVault
  • Configure AltaVault
  • Perform cloud migration
  • Recover Data using AltaVault

  OUTLINE: Implementation and Configuration of the AltaVault Appliance (ALTAVAULT)

Module 1: AltaVault Overview

  • AltaVault and Hybrid Cloud
  • Data Fabric
  • AltaVault Configurations
  • Key components needed for backup
  • Security

Module 2: AltaVault Installation

  • AltaVault Virtual Appliance requirements
  • Virtual Appliance platforms
  • Best practices for installation
  • Install the AltaVault Virtual Appliance

Module 3: Configuration Wizard

  • Basic AltaVault configuration
  • Network and timezone settings
  • Cloud settings and encryption key
  • Export AltaVault configuration
  • Import a previously saved configuration

Module 4: Storage Settings

  • Reconfigure cloud settings
  • Configure SMB for Windows
  • Configure NFS for Unix
  • Configure OST for Symantic NetBackup
  • Implement NetApp SnapMirror

Module 5: Networking

  • General host settings
  • Configure data interfaces
  • Create virtual interfaces
  • Implement VLANs

Module 6: System Administration

  • Setting Announcements
  • Configure alarm settings
  • Configure SNMP
  • Send email alerts
  • Configure logging

Module 7: Security

  • Configure general security settings
  • Manage user permissions
  • Configure RADIUS and TACACS+
  • Unlock the secure vault
  • Configure web settings
  • Configure monitoring
  • Set management ACLs
  • Configure SSH access

Module 8: FIPS Compliance

  • Overview
  • AltaVault for FIPS configuration
  • Manage KMIP configuration
  • Disable FIPS
  • Verify FIPS mode
  • Manage FIPS with CLI

Module 9: Management Tasks

  • Stopping and starting AltaVault
  • Schedule jobs
  • Manage licenses
  • Upgrading
  • Shutdown and reboot
  • Current user settings
  • Manage configuration files

Module 10: Report and Logs

  • Navigate report layouts
  • Available reports
  • User and system logs

Module 11: Amazon Snowball

  • Overview of Amazon Snowball
  • Prerequisites
  • Seed data into Amazon cloud using Snowball

Module 12: Data Migration

  • Perform cloud migrations

Module 13: Disaster Recovery

  • Backup and restore configurations
  • Recover data from a different AltaVault

Module 14: Hardware Maintenance

  • Physical Appliance specifications
  • RAID configuration
  • Field replaceable components