How to install a NetApp ONTAP Select 9.6

By | 21. May 2019

Hello together,today I want to show you how to roll out ONTAP Select in version 9.6 RC1 with the help of NetApps ONTAP DeployVM. In this video, I used an existing VMware environment based on NetApp HCI. Enjoy watching: DISCLAIMER: This post represents my personal observations and is not officially by NetApp or other authorized.… Read More »

How to add a new Storage Node to a NetApp HCI

By | 24. April 2019

Today, I want to briefly show you how quickly you can add a new Storage Node to a NetApp HCI or Solidfire Cluster. My previous cluster currently has four medium storage nodes and will not provide enough capacity in a few months if further linear growth continues. So I’ll add another medium of storage node… Read More »

NetApp SVM-DR switching In case of Disaster or Maintenance

By | 16. April 2019

Hello together, in my last Post I described how to set up a NetApp SVM-DR SnapMirror. Today I would like to show you how the switchover works in the event of a disaster or even during planned maintenance. The Initial Situation In this scenario, I present a volume called “MYTEST” from the AFF A220 To… Read More »

Create a NetApp SVM-DR Mirror

By | 13. April 2019

Hello Together, today I want to show you how to set up a NetApp SVM-DR-SM. Before we start What is a SVM-DR-SM? SVM-DR-SM stands for “Storage Virtual Machine Disater Recovery SnapMirror” (I think we better stick to the short cut.) The Scenario is as follows: I run two Data Centers approx. 1.5 Kilometres apart. DataCenter1… Read More »

How to create a NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP instance in AWS

By | 10. December 2018

Hi Together, this time not a long text but my first YouTube video. All credentials shown in the video are, of course, removed and the instances deleted 😉 Greetings Der Schmitz DISCLAIMER: This post represents my personal observations and is not officially authorized by NetApp or others. misinterpretations or misunderstandings reserved. Advertisements

“Madness?” THIS IS NetApp MAX Data!!!

By | 22. November 2018

If you have seen the movie 300, you may have recognized the title and image of this post. A messenger of the god king Xerxes is to offer the Spartan king Leonidas a peaceful offer, in order to avoid unnecessary armed conflicts. In truth, the offer glosses over only the final subjugation of Sparta and… Read More »

NetApp Insight 2018 News: What’s new in ONTAP 9.5

By | 24. October 2018

NetApp remains loyal to its release cycle for new ONTAP versions and today released the first details of the new ONTAP 9.5 at the insight in Las Vegas. The new features at a glance: Metro cluster over IP for AFF A300 and FAS8200 systems Until now, the Metro cluster over IP was only available in… Read More »

NetApp Insight 2018 News: NetApp announces new HCI nodes and switches.

By | 24. October 2018

After NetApp started with his new HCI last year, they have now announced new hardware for the HCI system. New NetApp HCI COMPUTE nodes: As the first HCI nodes were based on the Intel Haswell architecture, the new nodes will now have the Intel Skylake architecture. You can now configure the compute nodes more granularly.… Read More »

NetApp Insight 2018 News: VEEAM integrates NetApp HCI & Solidfire Snapshots

By | 24. October 2018

On October 23. VEEAM announced that VEEAM backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4 will implement seamless integration with Netapps HCI and Solidfire systems snapshot capabilities. This implementation will enable you to create virtually performance-neutral backups of your virtual machines. As with the implementation in ONTAP systems, VEEAM triggers a snapshot on the VM and on the… Read More »

What are dev-ops and what do you feed them with?

By | 19. October 2018

Warning: Never feed a dev-op after midnight! We almost all remember what happened to the little cuddly animals that were fed after midnight. They transformed to Gremlins! The little monsters that have done great havoc and damage. What are dev-ops? In almost every event and every presentation in the IT environment we will torpedoed with… Read More »