NetApp Test Drive

Choose from these easy, no-cost ways to evaluate the features and functionality of NetApp products.

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Test Drive a NetApp Product*

Getting Started with NetApp Cloud Manager

Simplify and centralize management and monitoring of your hybrid cloud environment with cost-effective delivery of traditional iSCSI, NFS, and SMB applications to the cloud.

  • Deploy a single and HA-protected Cloud Volumes ONTAP instances in either Azure, GCP or AWS
  • Discover an on-premises ONTAP cluster
  • Create a replication relationship for the hybrid cloud

Date Published: January 5, 2021

Estimated Time: 30 minutes

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Private Cloud Storage Flexibility with Element

This lab presents concepts of scale-out without limitations, guaranteed workload performance, and automation of storage infrastructure that apply to storage systems that run Element Software.

  • Use GUI based tools to determine and execute scale-out capacity and accelerate service delivery.
  • Deliver predictable performance with guaranteed workload QoS for a mixed workload deployment to run your on-premises private cloud like a public cloud provider.
  • Learn and practice REST-based API for automation of the storage infrastructure.

Date Published: October 27, 2020

Estimated Time: 55 minutes

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Building an AI Data Pipeline with NetApp and NVIDIA

This lab highlights how the components of the NetApp AI Control Plane are used in conjunction with NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) tools to incorporate data management tasks into training and inferencing workflows.

  • Use NVIDIA NeMo, a toolkit to develop conversational AI models
  • Train and fine-tune a Natural Language Processing application with GFC
  • Learn the integration points of using Jupyter Notebooks, NVIDIA AI/ML hardware and ONTAP storage

Date Published: September 29, 2020

Estimated Time: 40 minutes

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Enterprise Object Storage in the Data Fabric with StorageGRID

This lab highlights how you can use StorageGRID to gain the benefits of centralized efficient storage management, low latencies where necessary, and high availability of client data access.

  • Create a Hybrid Data Fabric for Object Storage with StorageGRID
  • Manage Nodes, Users and Alerts within StorageGRID
  • Create and Test High Availability Groups in StorageGRID

Date Published: April 30, 2020

Estimated Time: 45 minutes

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Cluster Setup for ONTAP 9.7 and System Manager

In ONTAP 9.7, System Manager defaults to a new simplified user interface that has been re-designed to make it significantly easier for IT generalists to deploy and manage ONTAP clusters without having to become ONTAP experts. This lab demonstrates how easy it is to create and manage ONTAP clusters, storage VMs, volumes, shares, and LUNs using System Manager. 

  • Discover how System Manager Cluster Setup makes it simple to rapidly deploy a new cluster
  • Quickly create a cluster's first storage VM, Volume, and LUN
  • Learn how System Manager makes day-to-day cluster management easy for IT Generalists

Date Published: March 17, 2020 (Updated)

Estimated Time: 40 minutes

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Storage Tiering with FabricPool: Moving Cold Data from ONTAP to StorageGRID

Enable automated tiering using object storage to store inactive (cold) data in the private cloud to free up fast and expensive SSD storage for more active (hot) data.

  • Determine inactive data through reporting
  • Set up FabricPool to work with StorageGRID
  • Create a policy to move data based on thresholds

Date Published: October 24, 2019  (Updated)

Estimated Time: 40 Minutes

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Enterprise Application Protection in the Data Fabric with ONTAP

Understanding how database backup and space-efficient replication are simplified with ONTAP technology.

  • Demonstrate storage-efficiency management
  • Configure space efficient Snapshots
  • Create a data protection policy

Date Published: October 24, 2019  (Updated)

Estimated Time: 40 Minutes

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Understanding Trident: The Benefits of Persistent Storage on NetApp

Quickly and easily self-provision persistent storage through Trident using the native Kubernetes command line.

  • Create a Persistent Volume (PV)
  • Create a Snapshot and Clone a PV
  • Resize a Persistent Volume Claim (PVC)

Date Published: October 24, 2019  (Updated)

Estimated Time: 40 Minutes

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Note: The evaluation experience is in English only.