NetApp Simulator 9 Free eBook – Build a Free NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab!

NetApp Simulator 9 Free eBook – How to Build Your Own NetApp Lab running ONTAP 9

Download your NetApp simulator complete lab build Free eBook here.

I’ve produced a ‘How to Build a NetApp ONTAP Lab… For Free’ eBook which I’d like to share with you. In it I provide complete step-by-step instructions, with screenshots, about how to build a fully ready and complete NetApp simulator lab from scratch, using NetApp’s latest operating system ONTAP 9.


Step by step instructions on how to build a complete NetApp lab, all on your laptop for free.

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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.

The lab features two NetApp simulator ONTAP 9 clusters, Windows and Linux clients and separate IP subnets to make it as close to a real world environment as possible.

You’ll have the entire lab up and running in an hour, and you won’t need to figure anything out along the way because I show you everything.

You can build the lab at no cost, all you need is a PC to run it on. I hope you can make use of it to expand your storage knowledge and further your career.

The lab build outlined in the book is the same one I use for the hands-on demonstrations in my videos. You can use the instructions in the free eBook to build your own lab and follow along with me as you watch.

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.

All you need to do to get the eBook is sign up to my mailing list which I’ll use to keep you in the loop with information I think you’ll find valuable. I’ll just send occasional updates and I promise no spam ever, only information which I’d like to receive myself.

If you know anybody else who would like the NetApp simulator lab eBook, please spread the love and send them over here to rather than sharing it directly yourself. Thanks!

  • Introduction
  • Lab Topology Diagram
  • Lab Topology Notes
  • IP Addressing Tables
  • Lab Notes
  • VMware Workstation Player Install
  • VyOS Router Build
  • NetApp Simulator Build
  • Windows Server Build
  • Linux Build
  • SuperPutty Install

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Comments (4)

  • Shaunte | August 6, 2016 |

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  • Pete Springfield | December 2, 2016 |

    I’ve used your guide to great effect to create a lab environment. In the past I have created very simple virtual network environments using VMware Fusion to host older version of the NetApp simulator and Windows hosts.

    You guide provides an extremely useful cookbook to help me develop more sophisticated lab environments. Thanks for your efforts and generosity in publishing this.

    Kindest Regards,
    Pete Springfield