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Interview Question for Netapp Engineer


dear all .


can any one share with us a sample interview netapp question for installing and Configuring Storage .


also for Netapp technologies interview question 




Mjaber -


I could share a number of them.


Here's one ...


What's Best Practice for flow control on interfaces ?

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,

Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.
Independent NetApp Consultant
Senior NetApp Instructor, IT Learning Solutions
(P.S. I appreciate 'kudos' on any helpful posts.)





My two favorites -


The pretender weed out question:  How much space does a snapshot of a volume take?


If you are planning block protocols (FC, iSCSI):  What is fractional reserve?



Hope this helps you.


Bob Greenwald

Lead Storage Engineer

Huron Legal | Huron Consulting Group




Interesting discussion!  Thanks for starting it.



Mjaber -


I was hanging out here on the NetApp Community and wasn't finding any good questions to answer, so started to browse through my old posts.

This one stood out for me due to the Kudos I got on my short answer.

The short answer I had orriginaly posted was one I had been given on a recent NetApp interview from a client.


Thought it was worth some time to make a follow up response to your question and try to bring the thread back to life.


I'll start with some general NetApp questions and then probably make some follow up posts with more advanced topics.

My plan is to write questions on various topics like 7-Mode, Cluster Mode, DR, history, simulators, OCI, APIs, WFA, networking, etc. over time.


Please understand that I teach NetApp currently for a living as well as consult for clients.

This is the reason I hang out on the Community web site.

It's my job to answer ANY question a student may ask in class.

I have a passion for NetApp that drives these questions I'm asking and have the answers for.


I hope that readers will take this up as a fun challenge ?

Respond to this post, or create a new thread with any one of these 'interview' questions.

I'll be happy to write posts with the answers !

Many of these questions already have answers written here on the Community web site ...




General Questions:


Who is Dave Hitz ? Tom Mendoza ? James Lau ? Tom Georgens ? Dan Warmenhoven ? Brian Pawlowski ?

What is a NetApp ?

What does ONTAP stand for ?

When was NetApp founded ?

What's the first NetApp model # you used ?

What's the latest NetApp model # you used ?

What is an aggregate ?

What you should you consider when creating an aggregate ?

What is NVRAM ?

What is a Consistancy Point ?

What is WAFL ?

What is an inode ?

What is an xinode ?

What is the default inode allocation for a volume ?

What is a Snapshot Copy ?

Why is a Snapshot not a Copy ?

What are the the ways to use an aggregate snapshot ?

What is SnapRestore ?

What are the ways SnapRestore Can be used ?

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,

Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.
Independent NetApp Consultant
Senior NetApp Instructor, Fast Lane US
(P.S. I appreciate 'kudos' on any helpful posts.)


Nice general topics. Can you please provide the link for rest of the questions