Build Your Own NetApp Storage Lab, For Free!

How to build a complete NetApp ONTAP lab for free on your laptop.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (1,001 ratings)
21,917 students
Build Your Own NetApp Storage Lab, For Free!
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (1,001 ratings)
21,917 students
Practice configuring and testing almost all NetApp features using your own free lab.

Requirements

  • A basic knowledge of computer networks.
  • No previous NetApp experience is necessary.
Description

This course walks you through how to build a fully ready and complete NetApp simulator lab from scratch, using NetApp’s latest operating system ONTAP 9.

The lab features two NetApp simulator clusters with Windows and Linux clients in separate IP subnets to make it as close to a real world environment as possible... and best of all you can build and run the lab completely for free, all you need is a PC to run it on.

We cover step by step where to find all the software for free, how to build the NetApp simulators, the Windows and Linux clients, the VMware setup and how to configure the networking.

Almost all NetApp features can be practised and tested using the lab. You can use it as a study tool or for testing features before deploying them in your production environment.

The lab build outlined in the book is the same one I use for the hands-on demonstrations in my NetApp training videos. You can use the instructions in this course to build your own lab and follow along with me.

I hope you can make use of this course to expand your storage knowledge and further your career.

Who this course is for:
  • IT professionals or enthusiasts who want hands-on practice with NetApp storage systems.
Course content
3 sections • 15 lectures • 4h 17m total length
  • Introduction and Lab Topology
    05:35
  • The Udemy Interface
    02:51
  • VMware and Network Configuration
    11:41
  • VyOS Router Install and Configuration
    18:29
  • NetApp Simulator - Cluster 1 Node 1
    27:08
  • NetApp Simulator - Cluster 1 Node 2
    20:02
  • NetApp Simulator - Cluster 2 Node 1
    13:20
  • NetApp ONTAP Simulator Upgrade
    24:33
  • Windows Host and Domain Controller Install and Configuration
    26:51
  • Linux Host Install and Configuration
    14:05
  • VMware ESXi1 and VCSA Installation and Configuration
    47:29
  • VMware ESXi2 Installation and Configuration
    21:54
  • CentOS 'API' Host Installation and Configuration
    12:23
  • SuperPutty Install and Configuration
    10:21
  • Bonus - More Resources!
    00:24

Instructor
Building your Cloud and Data Center career
Neil Anderson
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 41,504 Reviews
  • 195,749 Students
  • 9 Courses

Hi, I'm Neil Anderson, and my mission is to build the best Cloud and Data Center systems engineers possible.

I dropped out of school with no qualifications or future plans at the age of 15. When I got a little bit older and wiser I realised I should make a career for myself so I pulled myself up by learning about IT technologies through books and online resources. It’s my passion now to help you do the same.

You know how some instructors seem to get a kick out of making things complicated to make themselves look smarter than you? I love to make things as easy to understand as possible and seeing you get that lightbulb moment.

I'm proud of my 'Top Responder' tag on Udemy and unless I'm on an international flight I'll personally answer your questions within 24 hours. I genuinely care about giving you the best experience possible, both in the quality of my training and in ongoing support. 

Nothing makes me feel better than hearing back from students who I've helped move on to the next level in their career. It gives me huge satisfaction to know I've played a part in you achieving your goals.


My experience:

For the last 9 years my main focus has been delivery of technical training and development of course content for large enterprise and service provider customers such as NetApp, Cisco, Verizon and IBM. I train the engineers who design and implement the largest Cloud and Data Center deployments throughout the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world.

I also provide consultancy to clients and mentoring for the systems engineers in the company I work for.

Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems and network engineering and IT management roles.

If you have any questions about Cloud, NetApp, Cisco or VMware technologies, ping me a message and I'd love to help you out. 


Specialities:

NetApp Storage
Cisco CCIE #17108
Cloud Computing
Data Center
VMware Virtualization
CISSP Security
PRINCE2 Project Management
ITIL Certified