NetApp Certified Storage Associates (NCSA) must provide technical support for NetApp products as part of a systems integration team. They manage and perform (full and snapshot) backups with SnapProtect, which includes using CommCell Console, CommServe, MediaAgent, and iDataAgent. They must also maintain and provide data storage, data streams and deduplication policies for VMware and guest operating systems.
The primary responsibility of NetApp Certified Storage Associates is to provide Tier 3 support for NetApp products. They must also offer email and phone support and escalate issues when necessary. The associate must manage system configurations and solutions. They should be able to monitor the full lifecycles of storage area network (SAN) administration, architecture, and support.
The professional should have proper understanding of storage utilization and capacity planning, and adjusting storage requirements when necessary. They must assist in NetApp data migration tasks from direct attached storage as well as SAN environments.
The NetApp Certified Storage Associates should provide technical support relating to SAN infrastructure modification. They must manage the implementation of updates and documenting them. The associate must have a proper understanding of new technologies and architecting solutions. The day-to-day responsibility includes data storage tasks, such as management, zoning, provisioning, troubleshooting and debugging. The professional must be capable to use management tools to discover, monitor, provision, and report on the storage infrastructure. They should analyze complex problems and developing solutions for them.
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