ONTAP Administration: What’s New in ONTAP 9.0 (ADMIN90)


In this course you will learn about the new features that are included in the ONTAP 9 Data Management Software release. Hands-on exercises will be provided that will allow you to configure and familiarize yourself with many of the new features.This course is meant to update those that have taken the current Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 administration courses and show you what ONTAP 9 can do for you.

Note: This course does not cover fundamental or basic administration topics.


  • Network Engineers
  • Managers
  • Sales Engineers
  • Partners


A working knowledge of clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 is required.


By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • List the new features included in the ONTAP 9 release
  • Identify the different ONTAP 9 deployment options
  • Identify feature enhancements to the FAS, All Flash FAS, and OnCommand software
  • Configure SMB workgroup authentication, SnapLock, RAID-TEC, onboard key management, and SnapMirror for Storage Virtual Machine

  OUTLINE: ONTAP Administration: What’s New in ONTAP 9.0 (ADMIN90)

Module 1: ONTAP 9 Software

  • ONTAP 9 overview
  • Hardware platforms
  • Supported platforms
  • Software-defined ONTAP
  • ONTAP Select
    • Single node configuration
    • 4-node configuration
    • Features
    • ONTAP Edge to ONTAP Select evolution
    • High availability
    • Storage design
    • Network communication
    • Data path
  • ONTAP Cloud
    • Advantages
    • Licensing
    • AWS high availability
    • HA architecture

Module 2: Management Software Enhancements

  • OnCommand management portfolio
  • System manager enhancements
  • SnapCenter 2.0
    • Application agents
    • Clone management
    • Plug-ins

Module 3: Unified Storage Enhancements

  • CIFS workgroup support
  • SMB authentication methods
  • Unsupported features
  • CIFS server
  • Storage performance
  • OnCommand performance manager
  • Rehosting a volume

Module 4: All Flash FAS Enhancements

  • Overview
  • Write acknowledgment
  • Read performance
  • Efficiency features
  • Inline data compaction
  • Storage consumption
  • Drive partitioning
  • AFF efficiency calculator
  • SAN-optimized provisioning
  • NAS-optimized provisioning

Module 5: Data Availability and Protection Enhancements

  • SnapLock software
    • WORM volumes
    • Primary storage
    • Compliance clock
    • Enterprise volume
    • File types
    • Replication
    • SnapVault
    • Features
    • Resiliency
    • Triple-parity
    • Usage
    • Active-passive
    • High availability
  • Onboard key manager
  • Data protection enhancements
  • SnapMirror for SVMs
  • SVM DR enhancements


  • Ensure connectivity to your ONTAP clusters
  • Synchronize system time for windows domains
  • Assign an NTP server to the clusters
  • Explore CLI management enhancements
  • Update the login banner
  • Modify the MOTD
  • Navigate OnCommand system manager
  • Update OnCommand system manager administration settings
  • Verify the CIFS server configuration and stop the server
  • Modify the CIFS server configuration from a domain to a workgroup
  • Verify and test a workgroup configuration
  • Create a data aggregate
  • Create a SVM for an SMB workgroup
  • Verify and test a workgroup configuration
  • Create aggregates that are compatible with SnapLock software
  • Create SnapLock volumes
  • Create SnapLock volume shares
  • Manage a SnapLock enterprise volume
  • Manage a SnapLock compliance volume
  • Create an SVM peer relationship
  • Create SnapLock for SnapVault relationship
  • Manage the source and destination volumes
  • Manage SnapLock for SnapVault relationship
  • Create a RAID-TEC aggregate
  • Convert a RAID-DP aggregate to a RAID-TEC aggregate
  • Verify the operability of a degraded RAID-TEC aggregate
  • Examine source SVM configuration
  • Prepare the clusters for a disaster recovery relationship
  • Create a disaster recovery SVM
  • Create an SVM Peer relationship
  • Create an SVM SnapMirror relationship
  • Fail over to the disasterrecovery SVM
  • Reverse the SnapMirror relationship
  • Recover the primary SVM