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CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp (CIFN)

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Course Content

This 2 day course prepares you to operate a NetApp® CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp® CommCell with the following clients: NAS, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange, VMware® vCenter and other virtual server clients. The administrative best practices for trouble-free operation are emphasized throughout the course.

Who should attend

This course is designed for customers, NetApp Professional Services, partners, and Customer Success engineers.


You should be familiar with the CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp Solution

Course Objectives

  • Manage the essential CommCell components: resource pools, storage virtual machine (SVM) peers, and disk libraries
  • Configure CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp software to back up and restore volumes and directories on NAS servers
  • Back up and restore SQL Server databases
  • Back up and restore Microsoft Exchange mailbox servers
  • Back up and restore virtual machines
  • Update the CommCell to the latest CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp service pack
  • Perform CommCell management tasks

Outline: CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp (CIFN)

Module 1: Introduction to CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp

  • Describe the CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp solution
  • Describe CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp for Open Systems

Module 2: NetApp Data Protection

  • Describe data protection
  • Describe the integrated data protection features in ONTAP 9 software
  • Identify the tools and software that are used to manage and monitor the data protection features

Module 3: Getting Started with the CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp Solution

  • Use the Getting Started tab to configure the initial settings of the CommCell Browser
  • Describe setup configurations that impact CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp operations

Module 4: The NDMP Protocol and the CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp Solution

  • Describe the NDMP protocol
  • Node-Scoped NDMP for Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Describe Cluster Aware Backup (CAB) operations
  • Configure the NDMP Services for Cluster Data ONTAP 8.2 and later
  • Configure the NDMP protocol in Data ONTAP systems

Module 5: Protecting Data on NAS File Servers

  • Add Data ONTAP clusters and storage virtual machines (SVMs) to a CommCell
  • Create NAS subclients and storage policies
  • Manage NAS backup and restore operations
  • Create schedule policies for NAS data

Module 6: Protecting Microsoft SQL Server Databases

  • Describe Microsoft SQL Server architecture
  • Backup and restore SQL Server databases
  • Schedule backup operations for SQL Server database and log files

Module 7: Protecting Microsoft Exchange Servers

  • Describe Microsoft Exchange clients
  • Administer CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp backup operations for Exchange mailbox databases
  • Restore Exchange mailbox databases
  • Use snap mining to perform single-mailbox recovery

Module 8: Protecting Virtual Machines

  • Describe the components that protect virtual machines in a CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp solution
  • Define guest machines or virtual machines as subclients
  • Back up and restore guest machines or virtual machines

Module 9: CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp Solution Management Tasks

  • Describe best practices for administering the CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp solution
  • Change access passwords, IP addresses, and host names
  • Upgrade CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp service packs


  • Locate Vserver Associations
  • Locate resource pools
  • Manage disk space of resource pools
  • Delegate volume creation to SVMs
  • Tour the CommCell browser
  • Verify that the CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp license file is valid
  • Setting up the Windows domain administrator and administrators’ group
  • Use the getting started tab to create two disk libraries
  • Modify the CommServerDR storage policy
  • Add the OnCommand Unified Manger server to the CommCell
  • Review the NDMP configurations on cluster1 and cluster2
  • Add storage systems to the CommCell
  • Configure a NAS file server as a CommCell client machine
  • Use the detect tool to add the SVMs of a cluster as separate clients
  • Create a NAS subclient
  • Initiate backup operations
  • Restore individual files from the primary (snap) copy
  • Restore individual files from the mirror copy
  • Create and assign a NAS schedule policy
  • Set the database option to full recovery
  • Create a storage policy that is dedicated to a Microsoft SQL database
  • Create a subclient for a Microsoft SQL database
  • Initiate a local backup of the AdventureWorks database subclient
  • Resolve an SQL database backup issue
  • Initiate a mirror replication of the AdventureWorks database subclient
  • Configure iSCSI connection between SQL Server host and SVMs
  • Restore SQL databases
  • Challenge task
  • Configure required Exchange server settings
  • Create an Exchange database subclient and storage policy
  • Initiate local, mirror, and vault back up operations
  • Restore Exchange databases from a SnapMirror copy
  • Schedule backup operations
  • Add the vCenter Server as a virtualization client
  • Create a subclient with a dedicated storage policy
  • Initiate a backup job
  • Restore a virtual machine
  • Create and run an auxiliary vault copy of the VMware datastore
  • Create schedule policies to back up vCenter servers
  • Change user credentials globally
  • Gather log files with the send log files tool – not specifying a Job ID
  • Initiate and schedule the Job Summary Report
Classroom Training Onsite
Modality: N

Duration 2 days

Online Training Onsite
Modality: V

Duration 2 days


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