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NetApp Test Drive

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

Test Drive a NetApp Product

Connecting a Distributed Workforce with NetApp Global File Cache

Global File Cache (GFC) can be added to Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO), Cloud Volumes Service (CVS) or Azure NetApp Files (ANF) to consolidate SMB file storage and data from all remote/branch offices into the public cloud (Azure, GCP, AWS). This lab introduces how GFC might fit into a business’s workflows and IT infrastructure to consolidate to the cloud.

  • Test the Global File Cache User Experience.
  • Administer Branch Storage with GFC.
  • Remote Collaboration Walk-through.

Date Published: September 9, 2020
Estimated Time: 30 minutes

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

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
Estimated Time: 40 minutes

Configuring HCI with the NetApp Deployment Engine

Use the NetApp Deployment Engine (NDE) to configure NetApp HCI. This lab starts with unconfigured nodes (2 compute, 4 storage) and will use the NDE to deploy a new vSphere 6.7 vCenter on the HCI system along with the NetApp Management Node.

  • Launch the NetApp Deployment Engine for NetApp HCI
  • Deploy VMware vSphere and Networking settings using the menu drive user interface
  • Review resulting HCI Configuration

Date Published: July 6, 2020 (Updated)
Estimated Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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
Estimated Time: 40 Minutes

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
Estimated Time: 40 Minutes

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
Estimated Time: 40 Minutes