How to Build a NetApp ONTAP Lab... For Free!

Build a complete NetApp lab on your laptop
This course has achieved a stellar 4.8 out of 5 average rating from nearly 1000 public reviews.
Build Your Own NetApp ONTAP Storage Lab course reviews
Dawit Taye
“The instructions are very detailed, the explanations are operational and overall this free course is a fantastic gift for anyone who wants to learn about Netapp’s technology.”

- Dawit Taye

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 VMware, 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.
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What will you be able to do after taking this course?

You can take ‘How to Build a NetApp Lab… For Free’ from home or anywhere in the world.
Student can study from home or anywhere
You have permanent lifetime access to all the course material so you can go at your own pace and do the lessons on your schedule. You can work through the entire program from start to finish, or pick and choose individual tutorials and configuration demos as and when you need them.
Neil Anderson

Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Neil Anderson. My main focus since 2007 has been development and delivery of technical training 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 Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.
Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems engineering roles. I love sharing my knowledge and can’t wait to help you take your career to the next level.
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Course Curriculum

Lab Overview
VMware and Network Configuration
VyOS Router Install and Configuration
NetApp Simulator – Cluster 1 Node 1
NetApp Simulator – Cluster 1 Node 2
NetApp Simulator – Cluster 2 Node 1
NetApp ONTAP Simulator Upgrade
Windows Host and Domain Controller Install and Configuration
Linux Host Install and Configuration
VMware ESXi1 and VCSA Installation and Configuration
VMware ESXi2 Installation and Configuration
CentOS ‘API’ Host Installation and Configuration
SuperPutty Install and Configuration
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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s self-paced training — you can watch the videos whenever and wherever is best for you.
The course is an hour long, students typically complete it in one sitting.
Your enrollment never expires. You have permanent and unlimited access across all devices you own.
Yes, you can install the Teachable app on your tablet or mobile (or using an emulator on your PC) to download the videos and quizzes and watch them offline. All of the study notes are provided as downloadable PDFs.
Yes, you will receive a verifiable course certificate upon course completion.
Yes, I’m always happy to help. You can email me at
I’d love to be able to provide consultancy for individual production environments but I’m unable to take on new clients right now sorry.
I go above and beyond to make sure you are more than happy with every course. If however you are unsatisfied with any purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
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