Setting up a fabric pool in ONTAP 9.4

By | 12. July 2018

Hi everyone, today I would like to show you the establishment of a fabric pool in NetApp ´ s ONTAP 9.4. Before we start a couple of introductory words about fabric pools. Fabric pools are aggregates (logical disk groups) that are so to say cloud hybrid. A fabric pool always consists of a local SSD… Read More »

NetApp ONTAP 9.4, the new AFF A220A and the new FAS 2700 series

By | 12. July 2018

Hi together, NetApp announced yesterday its new storage operating system ONTAP 9.4 and will probably publish it in the next few days. The latest features I would like to present to you: Rapid disk zeroing as an installation engineer, you know that. When you zero systems, you sometimes wait several days until all the disks… Read More »

Field Report: NetApp SVM-DR, CommVault, AltaVault and “The Cloud”

By | 15. February 2018

Hi everyone, today I want to tell you about a project that will cover a large part of the NetApp portfolio. From local snapshots to SVM-DR, to CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp, to NetApp AltaVault and backup to the cloud. But lets start… First, the customer had a FAS 2552  connected to 7 ESX hosts via… Read More »

Report from the field: NetApp AFF A200 with ONTAP 9.3 efficiency

By | 31. January 2018

Hi everyone, today I have a report from the field. In a customer project, an old HP P2000 was replaced by a NetApp AFF A200. Initial situation The P2000 had eight datastores, each with CA. 2 TB provisioned to an ESXi cluster. In sum there was 11.6 TB provisioned capacity and 10.7 TB real used capacity… Read More »

NetApp HCI: The first installation. The force awakens (and it glows)

By | 15. December 2017

Finally it’s time. I have the first NetAppHCI system for testing and playing.  The most important first… Yes the NetAppHCI logo lights up as soon as the chassis is powered;) For my test environment, I have four small compute nodes and four small storage nodes. This means that the storage nodes are equipped with 6x… Read More »

Performance NetApp AFF A200A

By | 10. August 2017

Hi all, after StorageReview.com write an article on the NetApp AFF200A yesterday, and providing it with the the seal of “Editor’s choice 2017”, I would like to provide you with a small glimpse of the AFF A200A in practice on this site. The measurements in such tests as conducted at StorageReview.com, are of course taking… Read More »

NetApp ONTAP 9.2 new features

By | 30. June 2017

On the 29.06.2017, NetApp ONTAP OS version 9.2 as GA (General Availibility) has published its storage. The release Canidate (RC) was available for some time, but many of you shy at the label “Release Canidate” also to engage them. NetApp as a reminder, versions are available also on his RC full production support. But now… Read More »

Active protection and free Ransomware check for NetApp FAS systems

By | 15. June 2017

For some time, we´ve been penetrated by Crypto Trojans. Locky or WannaCry have proved the world that simple antivirus cant protect you from all. Most companies quickly notice a large infestation of file services. You will notice encrypted files in nested folders is rarely used to make matters worse less quickly. Which Admin clicks through… Read More »