Author Archives: DerSchmitz

About DerSchmitz

Senior Consultant and Blogger from the beautiful Constance on Lake Constance. When I'm not in the middle of a data center, I advise clients in the IT infrastructure space. This includes storage, server, backup and cloud integration in IT infrastructures. In my free time I take care of my own garden where I grow my own fruit and vegetables.

NetApp Kubernetes Services On-Prem a first look

By | 30. August 2019

Some time ago, NetApp officially launched its Kubernetes Services (NKS). This makes it possible to quickly and easily deploy Kubernetes services to the cloud via a web interface. Don’t worry, this will not be another blog about NetApp’s “normal” Kubernetes services. Other people have already written their fingers sore on that topic. Today I’m going… Read More »

How to add storage capacity to a NetApp ONTAP Select 9.6 cluster

By | 24. June 2019

Hi all, last week I showed you how to install an ONTAP Select Cluster. Today, I want to show you how to add storage capacity to an existing ONTAP Select Cluster. Since NetApp ONTAP Select is Software Defined Storage (SDS), it goes without saying that you must, of course, have somehow installed physical hard drives… Read More »

NetApp presents new entry-level AFF C190.

By | 6. June 2019

NetApp today unveiled its new All Flash FAS C190 short AFF C190. The target group is customers who want to modernize their IT infrastructure with All Flash technology at an affordable price. NetApp states that the system will have the same price per GB as traditional systems with 10K SAS HDDs. However, with the advantage… Read More »

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.

“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 »