ONTAP Administration: What’s New in ONTAP 9.1 (ADMIN91)


In this course you will learn about the new features that are included in the ONTAP 9.1 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 the ONTAP Administration: What’s New in ONTAP 9 course.


  • Network Engineers
  • Managers
  • Sales Engineers
  • Partners


A working knowledge of ONTAP 9 is required.


  • List the new features included in the ONTAP 9.1 release
  • Identify the different ONTAP 9.1 deployment options
  • Identify feature enhancements to the FAS, All Flash FAS, and OnCommand software
  • Configure encrypted volumes using NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE) and massively scalable containers using FlexGroup volumes

  OUTLINE: ONTAP Administration: What’s New in ONTAP 9.1 (ADMIN91)

Module 1: ONTAP 9.1 New Features

  • Highlights
  • Additional enhancements
  • ONTAP Select
  • ONTAP cloud for AWS and Azure
  • OnCommand enhancements
  • System Manager Dashboard
  • Cluster Setup

Module 2: Hardware Refresh

  • New FAS Platforms
  • New All Flash FAS platforms
  • Connectivity enhancements
  • New storage shelf portfolio

Module 3: Storage Encryption

  • Encryption technologies
  • Volume encryption
  • Creating an encrypted volume

Module 4: FlexGroup Volumes

  • Overview
  • Scale-out NAS
  • FlexVol volumes vs. FlexGroup volumes
  • FlexGroup volume file creation
  • Storage Failovers (SFO)
  • Managing FlexGroup volumes


  • Ensure connectivity to your virtual environment
  • Synchronize system time for windows domains
  • Assign an NTP server to the cluster
  • Creating a FlexGroup volume
  • Access a FlexGroup volume
  • Manage a FlexGroup volume
  • Examine FlexGroup volume performance statistics
  • Compare FlexGroup volume and FlexVol volume performance