Clustered Data ONTAP for 7-Mode Administrators

This page lists resources for storage administrators who know 7-Mode but are not yet familiar with clustered Data ONTAP, and for those who need to manage a brand new NetApp cluster. The resources include express guides, tutorials, videos, documents, technical reports, and NetApp University courses.

Overview:
Getting Started Introduction

 

Topics:
CIFS Data Protection

Managing and Monitoring Storage

NFS Performance Transition
SAN Storage Efficiency Simulator
Multi-protocol Non-disruptive Operations  

 

Getting Started Top
Steps Document title Document title Document title
Step 1 Intro to clustered Data ONTAP® for the 7-Mode Administrator (NetAppU Brainshark)    
Step 2 Intro to Express Guides (VOD) Intro to clustered Data ONTAP® Command Line (VOD) Clustered Data ONTAP® Fundamentals (NetAppU Course)
Step 3 Vsim Tutorial Express Guides Clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2: Command Map for 7-Mode Administrators

 

Introduction: Information about clustered Data ONTAP Top

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NetApp University

Intro to clustered Data ONTAP® for 7-Mode Admins This course prepares Data ONTAP® 7G and Data ONTAP® 7-Mode administrators for Data ONTAP operating in clustered Data ONTAP®.
Clustered Data ONTAP® Fundamentals This web-based course describes the benefits of the clustered Data ONTAP operating system. This course enables you to explain the architecture and functionality of a Data ONTAP cluster and to perform basic administration tasks, including installation, configuration, and management. This information provides a solid foundation for anyone who plans to work with clustered Data ONTAP.
Intro to clustered Data ONTAP® Command Line Ross Ackerman, Staff Engineer at NetApp, introduces the clustered Data ONTAP® command line interface and some of its key features and concepts.
Clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2 New Features

Data ONTAP 8 is the next-generation data storage operating system from NetApp®. It combines stability with cutting-edge scalable clustering. In this web-based course, you will explore the improvements and enhancements in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.

Clustered Data ONTAP Administration

In this course, you will learn the evolution of Data ONTAP clustering, utilize new features such as flash pool and infinite volumes, understand the benefits of scalability, be able to explain the architecture and functionality of a Data ONTAP cluster, and be able to configure and manage, a Data ONTAP cluster.

Data ONTAP 8 Cabling

By the end of this course you should be able to: Describe NetApp storage configuration building blocks, perform single node cabling, attach data cabling, cable high availability configuration, perform cluster cabling.

Performance Analysis Fundamentals on Data ONTAP

.This course provides you with the knowledge and skills that you need to collect and analyze system performance data from NetApp storage systems that are running Data ONTAP®. You learn how to interpret data and how to identify and implement changes that improve system efficiency. You also learn how to use system commands and features to monitor and enhance storage system performance.

Express Guides

Complete list of clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2 Express Guides

Express Guides describe how to complete key tasks quickly using NetApp best practices.

NAS Express Setup Guide for 32xx systems; Data ONTAP® 8.2

This guide describes how to complete the initial mounting, cabling, and typical configuration of a NAS configuration using clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 software and 32xx controllers. Procedures are based on the OnCommand System Manager GUI.

NAS Express Setup Guide for 62xx Systems; Data ONTAP® 8.2

Describes how to quickly rack, cable, initially configure, and test a Data ONTAP 8.2 cluster for NAS environments on 62xx systems so that the cluster is ready for provisioning.

SAN Express Setup Guide for 32xx systems; Data ONTAP® 8.2

This guide describes how to complete the initial mounting, cabling, and typical configuration of a SAN configuration using clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 software and 32xx controllers. Procedures are based on the OnCommand System Manager GUI.

SAN Express Setup Guide for 62xx Systems; Data ONTAP® 8.2

This guide describes how to complete the initial mounting, cabling, and typical configuration of a SAN configuration using clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 software and 62xx controllers. Procedures are based on the OnCommand System Manager GUI.

Certification NetApp Certified SAN Implementation Engineer, Specialist

NetApp certification lets you shine as a highly skilled NetApp professional, and shows that you have the skills necessary to manage and deploy NetApp technologies. Our certification program offers storage professionals a strong foundation and a comprehensive range of specializations to choose from.

NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator, Professional

NetApp certification lets you shine as a highly skilled NetApp professional, and shows that you have the skills necessary to manage and deploy NetApp technologies. Our certification program offers storage professionals a strong foundation and a comprehensive range of specializations to choose from.

Knowledge Base Articles General clustered Data ONTAP troubleshooting workflows

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Technical Reports TR-3982 clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2: An Introduction This technical report provides an introduction to the architecture and key customer benefits of clustered Data ONTAP® 8.1 and 8.1.1.
TR-3966 Data Compression and Deduplication Deployment and Implementation Guide Clustered Data ONTAP

This technical report focuses on clustered Data ONTAP deduplication and NetApp® data compression. This report describes in detail how to implement and use both technologies and provides information on best practices, operational considerations, and troubleshooting.

TR-4037 Introduction to NetApp Infinite Volume

This document provides an overview of NetApp Infinite Volume®, a new innovation in scalable NetApp storage systems introduced in the clustered Data ONTAP® 8.1.1 architecture. Scalability allows customers to nondisruptively grow their storage as needed in order to address enormous business growth. This document also discusses the advantages of Infinite Volume and its features and provides a high-level overview of its architecture.

TR-4178 Infinite Volume Deployment and Implementation Guide

This technical report focuses on NetApp Infinite Volume implementations starting in clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2. This report describes in detail how to implement and use Infinite Volume and provides information on best practices, operational considerations, and troubleshooting.

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clustered Data ONTAP Support site documentation

All of the documentation for clustered Data ONTAP 8.1.1 can be found here. Documents include the Express Setup Guides for the FAS3200 / FAS6200 systems, Data Protection Tape Backup and Recovery Guide, File Access and Protocols Management Guide, as well as many others. These documents will be useful for continued day-to-day operations of clustered Data ONTAP.

Clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2: Command Map for 7-Mode Administrators

This document provides the clustered Data ONTAP command equivalents of the 7-Mode commands that you know. Use this document as a cheat sheet to make your 7-Mode command line knowledge work in clustered Data ONTAP.

  

CIFS: Key information about CIFSTop

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NetApp University

CIFS Administration on Data ONTAP

Data ONTAP CIFS Administration course extends the CIFS information found in the Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration and Data ONTAP Cluster-Mode Administration. This course will review CIFS (SBM 1.0) while exploring in more detail SMB 2.0 and SMB 2.1.

Express Guides

CIFS/SMB Express Guide, Data ONTAP 8.1 ®

 

Mode differences in CIFS setupSetting up CIFS:
  • Creating a Vserver
  • Optionally creating an export policy
  • Creating a volume
  • Creating a share and controlling access

Next steps: Multiprotocol access and optional configuration

CIFS/SMB Server Configuration Express Guide; Data ONTAP® 8.2

This guide describes how to quickly set up the SMB/CIFS service on a Vserver, in preparation for configuring SMB client access to files contained on the Vserver.

SMB File Access Express Guide; Data ONTAP® 8.2

This guide describes how to quickly configure SMB access to files contained in NTFS security-style volumes in clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.

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Technical Reports

TR-3967 Deployment and Best Practices Guide for clustered Data ONTAP 8.1 Windows File Services

File services are an essential part of every customer’s storage environment. NetApp® storage systems deliver highly reliable file services that use the Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol.This document describes the CIFS infrastructure in NetApp Data ONTAP® operating in clustered Data ONTAP and introduces best practices and diagnostic processes during feature setup.

 

Data Protection: Key information about data protection. Top

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Express Guides 8.1

Data Protection Express Guide, Data ONTAP 8.1
  • How Data Protection differs in clustered Data ONTAP
  • Creating intracluster data protection mirrors
    • Creating read-only CIFS shares for data protection mirrors
    • Creating read-only NFS mounts for data protection mirrors
  • Creating intercluster mirrors for disaster recovery
  • Modifying Snapshot schedules
  • Modifying SnapMirror schedules
  • Creating FlexClone volumes, LUNs, and files
  • Enabling or disabling NDMP for tape backup
Cluster Peering Express Guide, Data ONTAP 8.1
  • Determining whether to use shared or dedicated ports
  • Connecting clusters in a peer relationship
    • Configuring intercluster LIFs to use dedicated intercluster ports
    • Configuring intercluster LIFs to share data ports
    • Creating a cluster peer relationship
Vserver Root Volume Protection Express Guide, Data ONTAP 8.1
  • Creating a set of load-sharing mirrors
  • Accessing the source volume of a load-sharing mirror set

Express Guides 8.2

Cluster and Vserver Peering Express Guide; Data ONTAP 8.2

Use this guide to:

  • Create peer relationships between two clusters and between two Vservers.
SnapVault Express Guide; Data ONTAP 8.2

This guide describes how to configure SnapVault relationships in clustered Data ONTAP and how to restore a volume from a backup. You should use this guide if you want to configure SnapVault relationships and do not want a lot of conceptual background for the tasks.

Vserver Root Volume Protection Express Guide; Data ONTAP 8.2

Describes how to quickly create load-sharing mirrors on every node of a Data ONTAP 8.2 cluster to protect the Vserver root volume, which is a NetApp best practice for NAS-enabled Vservers. Also describes how to quickly recover from volume failures or losses by promoting the Vserver root volume from a load-sharing mirror

SnapMirror® Intercluster Configuration Express Guide; Data ONTAP 8.2

Describes how to quickly configure SnapMirror relationships between volumes that are located in different Data ONTAP 8.2 clusters.

SnapMirror® Intercluster Failover and Resync Express Guide; Data ONTAP 8.2

Describes how to quickly configure and monitor the SnapMirror relationships between volumes in different Data ONTAP clusters.

Knowledge Base Articles

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DPG troubleshooting workflows, clustered Data ONTAP

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Technical Reports

TR-4015 SnapMirror Configuration and Best Practices Guide for clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

This document describes information and best practices related to configuring replication in NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP 8.1.

TR-3999 SnapMirror Startup Guide for clustered Data ONTAP 8.1

This document is a quick start guide to configure intercluster replication between different clusters of NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP 8.1. Intracluster replication, such as intracluster data protection relationships and load-sharing mirrors, are not discussed in this document.

TR-3298 RAID-DP: NetApp Implementation of Double-Parity RAID for Data Protection

This document provides an in-dept overview of the NetAPP RAID-DP® implementation for double parity-based data protection. Several aspects of RAID-DP are covered, including how it works, resiliency versus other RAID technologies, performance, and capacity utilization.

 

Managing and Monitoring Storage: Key information about managing and monitoring storage. Top

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Express Guides

Managing and Monitoring Storage Express Guide, Data ONTAP 8.1

Managing and Monitoring Storage Express Guide

  • Moving volumes
  • Moving LIFs
  • Setting up quotas
  • Creating critical user accounts
  • Configuring storage system monitoring (event messages and SNMP monitoring)

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Technical Reports

 

TR-3964 clustered Data ONTAP Security Guidance

This document is a brief summary of the security features and settings within clustered Data ONTAP 8.1.

TR-3975 DataMotion for Volumes Overview clustered Data ONTAP 8.1

This paper discusses the importance of being able to move data without incurring an outage to the customer’s client/host applications using NetApp DataMotion for Volumes.

 

Multi-protocol: Key information on multi-protocol. Top

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Express Guides

Multi-protocol Express Guide, Data ONTAP 8.1 ® File sharing between NFS and CIFS
Creating and managing user accounts in both NFS and CIFS
Multiprotocol Server Configuration Express Guide; Data ONTAP® 8.2

This guide describes how to quickly set up the SMB/CIFS and NFS services on a Vserver in Data ONTAP 8.2, in preparation for configuring SMB and NFSv3 client access to files contained on the Vserver.

Multiprotocol File Access Express Guide; Data ONTAP® 8.2

This guide describes how to quickly configure SMB and NFSv3 access to the same UNIX or NTFS security-style volume in clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.

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Technical Reports

TR-3490 NetApp Storage System Multiprotocol User Guide

NetApp® storage systems are designed to provide access to stored data in both UNIX® and Common Internet File System protocol (CIFS) networking environments. This access is transparent to the client because of native multiprotocol support, providing a bridge between UNIX file security style and Windows® file security style by mapping the UNIX identities and Windows identities. This report provides a summary of how the security styles and user mapping work together to provide seamless access to data.

 

NFS: Key information about NFS. Top

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NetApp University

NFS Administration on Data ONTAP

Data ONTAP NFS Administration course extends the NFS information found in the Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration and Data ONTAP Cluster-Mode Administration. This course will review NFS v3 while exploring in more detail NFS v4 and Cluster-Mode’s v4.1 and its parallel NFS (pNFS) features.

Express Guides

NFSv3 Express Guide, Data ONTAP 8.1 ®
  • How NFS setup differs in clustered Data ONTAP
  • Creating a Vserver
  • Creating an export policy
  • Creating a volume and applying the export policy
NFSv3 Server Configuration Express Guide; Data ONTAP® 8.2

This guide describes how to quickly set up the NFS service on a Vserver, in preparation for configuring NFSv3 client access to files contained on the Vserver.

NFSv3 File Access Express Guide; Data ONTAP® 8.2

This guide describes how to quickly configure NFSv3 access to files contained in UNIX security-style volumes in clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.

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Technical Reports TR-3580 NFSv4 Enhancements and Best Practices Guide: Data ONTAP Implementation

Network File System version 4 (NFSv4) is the latest version of NFS with new features such as statefulness, improved security and strong authentication, improved performance, file caching, integrated locking, access control lists (ACL's), and better support for Windows® file sharing semantics. Data ONTAP® 7.3.5 and 8.1 (7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP) support NFSv4. Switching from NFSv3 to NFSv4 or implementation of NFSv4 in new environments requires proper planning and adherence to best practices. This document describes the best practices that should be followed while implementing NFSv4 components of AIX, Linux®, or Solaris clients attached to NetApp® storage systems.

TR-4063 Parallel Network File System Configuration and Best Practices for clustered Data ONTAP 8.1

NFS Version 4 (NFSv4) addresses some of the limitations found in NFSv3 through compound operations and the use of delegations for improved client-side caching. However, the single-server bottleneck remains. The latest update to the NFS protocol, NFS Version 4.1, includes a specification for parallel NFS (pNFS), which has been designed to eliminate the single-server bottleneck.

TR-4067 clustered Data ONTAP NFS Operational Guide

This report serves as an NFSv3/v4 operational guide and overview of NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP 8.2. It details steps in the configuration of an NFS server, NFSv4 features, and the differences between clustered Data ONTAP and 7-Mode.

TR-4073 Secure Unified Authentication with NetApp Storage Systems

This document explains how to configure NetApp® ONTAP® operating system for use with UNIX®-based Kerberos version 5 (krb5) servers for NFS storage authentication and Windows Server® Active Directory® (AD) as the KDC and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) identity provider. This document intends to help customers successfully integrate their NetApp storage systems with Kerberos version 5 to achieve secure NFS storage authentication. It briefly describes the basic terminology and concepts used in Kerberos version 5 authentication systems. This document does not include MIT Kerberos setup and configuration.

 

Non-disruptive Operations: Key information about non-disruptive operations. Top

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Guides

Upgrade and Revert/Downgrade Guide, Clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2

This document is the non-disruptive ONTAP upgrade/downgrade guide for clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2

High-Availability Configuration Guide, Clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2

This document is the the High Availability configuration guide for clustered Data ONTAP® 8.2

Tech OnTap Information

Non-disruptive Operations with Clustered Data ONTAP®

This TechTarget article gives an overview of non-disruptive operations in clustered Data ONTAP, use cases and the technologies which enable these capabilities.

  

Performance: Key information about Performance. Top

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Technical Reports

 

TR-4211 NetApp Storage Performance Primer for clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

This paper describes the basic performance concepts as they relate to NetApp® storage systems and the clustered Data ONTAP operating system. It also describes how operations are processed by the system, how different features in clustered Data ONTAP can affect performance, and how to observe the performance of a cluster.

TR-4109: Oracle Database 11g r2 Performance on 8.1.1 cDOT

This technical report compares the performance of the Oracle® 11g R2 Real Application Cluster (RAC) using an OLTP workload running in NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP 8.1.1 and 7-Mode environments over Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), software iSCSI, and Oracle Direct NFS (DNFS).

TR-4175: Windows Server 2012 HyperV Performance

NetApp tested the performance of a virtual server workload over 10Gb SMB 3, 10Gb iSCSI, and 8Gb FC. The results of these tests including throughput and latency are detailed in this report.

TR-4070: NetApp Flash Pool Design and Implementation Guide This Technical Report covers the design considerations and best-practice recommendations for NetApp Flash Pool
TR-3832: Flash Cache Best Practices Guide

Flash Cache is a hardware and software solution that allows you to enhance a NetApp® storage controller’s performance characteristics. This guide covers the essential information needed to make well-informed implementation decisions.

TR-3966: Compression and Deduplication This technical report focuses on clustered Data ONTAP implementations of NetApp® deduplication and NetApp data compression
TR-4160: Secure Multi-Tenancy in clustered Data ONTAP

This report discusses the implementation of secure multi-tenancy using Storage Virtual Machines in NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP , covering design considerations and best practices.

TR-4067: Clustered Data ONTAP NFS Implementation Guide

This report serves as an NFSv3 and NFSv4 operational guide and an overview of the NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 operating system with a focus on NFSv4.

TR-3801: Introduction to Predictive Cache Statistics

 

Predictive Cache Statistics (PCS) offer the ability to emulate large read cache sizes and to measure their effect on system performance.

TR-4335: VMware Horizon View w/ Persistent Desktops on All-Flash FAS

 

NetApp team stress-tested VMware Horizon View user and administrator workloads on a NetApp all-flash FAS system for a persistent desktop use case to demonstrate how the NetApp all-flash FAS solution eliminates the most common barriers to virtual desktop adoption.

TR-4322: NetApp All-Flash FAS for Databases, Performance Testing Summary on the FAS8000 Series

 

A performance testing summary for NetApp and partner systems engineers who are interested in assessing database performance with all-flash FAS8000 systems. It explores how NetApp all-flash fabric-attached (AFF) storage can help overcome the performance challenges of Oracle Database workloads. This document focuses on the NetApp FAS8060 and FAS8080 systems.

TR-4307: NetApp All-Flash FAS Solution for VMware Horizon View

 

NetApp tested VMware Horizon View user and administrator workloads to demonstrate how the NetApp all-flash FAS solution eliminates the most common barriers to virtual desktop adoption. Testing covered common administrative tasks on 2,000 desktops, or on 4,000 desktops when tests were performed in a failed-over state.

 

SAN: Key Information about SAN Top

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iSCSI Express Guides

iSCSI Setup Express Guide For 7-Mode Administrators Learning
  • Provisioning storage
    • Creating Aggregates
    • Creating Vserver
    • Delegating volume creation in a Vserver
    • Adding iSCSI license key
  • Configuring hosts
    • Enabling Multi-path I/O
    • Recording iSCSI initiator node name
  • Creating and managing user accounts in both NFS and CIFS
iSCSI Configuration and Provisioning for Windows, Data ONTAP 8.2

Describes how to quickly create a LUN in a Data ONTAP 8.2 cluster and connect it to a host running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Window Server 2012 using iSCSI.

iSCSI Configuration and Provisioning for ESX Express Guide; Data ONTAP 8.2

This guide describes how to quickly create a LUN in a Data ONTAP 8.2 cluster and connect it to a host running VMware ESX 4.x or ESX 5.x using iSCSI.

FC Express Guides FC Configuration and Provisioning for Windows Express Guide; Data ONTAP 8.2

This guide describes how to quickly create a LUN in a Data ONTAP 8.2 cluster and connect it to a host running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Window Server 2012 using FC.

FC Configuration and Provisioning for ESX Express Guide; Data ONTAP 8.2

This guide describes how to quickly set up the FC service on a Vserver, provision a LUN, and make the LUN available as a datastore using an FC HBA on an ESX host computer. You should use this guide if you want a standard configuration following best practices.

Technical Reports

TR-4080 Best Practices for Scalable SAN in clustered Data ONTAP 8.2®

NetApp clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 is the second clustered Data ONTAP release to support SAN protocols after their introduction in 8.1. This paper presents and overview of the differences between 7-Mode and clustered SAN implementations from the point of view of SAN-attached hosts. It also describes the best practices for leveraging the high-availability and data mobility features of clustered Data ONTAP.

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Simulator: Tutorial and Simulator. Top

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Vsim Tutorial

The Vsim tutorial will walk you through the process of installing and configuring your own Vsim. Use the Vsim to learn, test, and try things out!

Download Simulator from the NetApp Support Site

Download Simulator from the NetApp Support Site
Simulate ONTAP 8 is a virtual simulator of the Data ONTAP® 8 software. You can run the virtual simulator on a Windows® or Mac® system. Simulate ONTAP 8 runs in a VMware virtual machine. This link will take you to the download site.

   

Storage Efficiency: Key information about storage efficiency. Top

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Express Guides

Storage Efficiency Express Guide, Data ONTAP 8.1
  • How storage efficiency differs in clustered Data ONTAP
  • Using storage efficiency policies to control compression and deduplication schedules
    • Assigning storage efficiency policies to volumes
    • Enabling and disabling storage efficiency policies
  • Assigning a storage efficiency policy at volume creation
  • Monitoring storage efficiency status

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Technical Reports

 

TR-3966 Compression and Deduplication for clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

This technical report focuses on the Data ONTAP 8.1 and later implementations of NetApp ; deduplication and NetApp data compression. This report describes how to implement and use both technologies and provides information on best practices, operational considerations, and troubleshooting.

TR-3437: Storage Subsystem Resiliency Guide

This document provides technical recommendations and best practices as they relate to data availability and resiliency in the NetApp storage subsystem. The topics addressed in this document are important to understand when planning and architecting a NetApp storage environment that will meet customer needs and expectations.

  

Transition: is a copy-based process of migrating Data OTNAP® 7G and 7-Mode FlexVol® ;volumes and configuration to new hardware that is running clustered Data ONTAP® ;8.2., with minimum client disruption.; The 7-Mode Transition Tool enables you to transition 7-Mode volumes and configurations to clustered Data ONTAP. Top

 

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NetApp University

NetApp Transition Fundamentals

This course explains the tools used for performing transitions form Data ONTAP 7-Mode to clustered Data ONTAP at a high-level, focusing on the pros and cons of when to use each method.

Planning and Implementing Transition using the 7-Mode Transition Tool

This course explains how to use the new 7-Mode Transition Tool in a simple transition from Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode to clustered Data ONTAP.

Resources

Data and Configuration Transition Guide Describes how to collect information about the current environment, including both the current storage environment as well as the hosts and applications. Details on how to assess the current features and functionality that are used and identify any differences in the clustered Data ONTAP version selected.
Transition Fundamentals The transition fundamentals framework addresses the fundamental knowledge that is needed to complete successful transitions to clustered Data ONTAP from 7-Mode.
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7-Mode Transition Tool

Transition is a copy-based process of migrating Data ONTAP® 7G and 7-Mode FlexVol® volumes and configuration to new hardware that is running clustered Data ONTAP 8.2, with minimum client disruption. The 7-Mode Transition Tool enables you to transition 7-Mode stand-alone volumes, volume SnapMirror® relationships, and configurations to clustered Data ONTAP.

Release Notes: 7-Mode Transition Tool

New and changed features in 7-Mode Transition Tool.

KB Articles

How to convert a Data ONTAP node from one operating Mode to the other

This article describes the procedure that should be followed to convert the operation of a storage controller from 7-Mode to Cluster-Mode or from Cluster-Mode to 7-Mode.