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Filers ONTAP! (An Owners Manual for your Filer)

September 15th, 2008

You long-time and short-time admins out there, you ever ask the question "Wow, I wish I had an owners manual for my filer".   I hear it time and time again about the sheer volume of information available to support the filer, but nothing short, simple and sweet to cover it.

Well, look no further than the excellent collateral Rusty Walther and John Laino’s organization brought us!

Available now! with minimal effort on your part (NOW Login Required) You can download an Owners Manual for your filer!

Available in:

  • English A4
  • English 8.5×11
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

This particular guide is intended to cover Support Best Practices.  This is first in a line of many tools which enable you to do more with your own environment and unique needs while taking advantage of the benefits of the many within our install base.

So, be sure to check this out if you have a filer (or work with filers) and keep an eye on Rusty Walther’s  blog (and guest blogger John Laino) for additional information like this in the future!

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ONTAP 7.3: SNMPv3 Supported, DFM 3.7: SNMPv3 Supported!

August 16th, 2008

So, I mentioned before that SNMPv3 is supported.  But what does this really mean, and how does this help me?

Here in the release notes we cite "SNMPv3 supported"

  • Support for snmpbulkwalk providing all leaves in an SNMP tree with a single query
  • Support for snmpbulkget collecting all leaves in an SNMP tree with a single query
  • Counter64-Based MIBs, resulting in error reduction!
  • And Auth no privacy with MD5!

Configuring DFM has never been so easily as documented in the Operations Guide.

The best part being, you can do an all-inclusive or individual selection of who you’ll be monitoring via SNMPv3.  (In my environment for testing, I have some filers not running 7.3, so I have those configured via SNMPv2 and the rest of my 7.3’s with SNMPv3) Works like a champ!

There are a number of reasons to upgrade to 7.3, and for those security conscious folks, this is just another one!

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Registration opens for NetApp Accelerate (User Conference)

August 14th, 2008

Wow, it’s almost here! This should be cool.

NetApp Accelerate is happening February 23 – 26, 2009, at Moscone West in San Francisco, California. Participating in this educational forum will give you the tricks and techniques you can put to use immediately to address your data management concerns and challenges. Join us and learn how to make the most of your storage and data management infrastructure using the power and innovation of NetApp solutions.

The breakout sessions should be amazing!

Backup and Recovery
Compliance and Security
Data Center Infrastructure
    Ethernet and Fibre Channel SAN
    File Services
    Storage Systems and Data ONTAP
Engineering Applications and High Performance Computing (HPC)
Enterprise Applications
Server and Desktop Virtualization

I plan to be there if I can attend (present). :)

(edit) Oh yea – and Bare Naked Ladies will be playing at Accelerate!

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NetApp releases Data ONTAP 7.3 GA!!!

July 30th, 2008

Yep, that’s right, you heard it!
7.3 is finally released! no more release candidate, etc!

What does this mean, in the grand scheme of things?
NFSv4 support which will rock the house in a number of fashions.
SNMPv3 support for my more “secure” zones, to be managed by Operations Manager 3.7
Faster, more efficient operation for a number of things in the system!
It’ll run faster, hooray!

I know there a boatload of changes, too many to even cover – so for reference I’ll link myself back to the release notes!

Data ONTAP 7.3 Release Notes

This is definitely good times, I’ll be upgrading my home filer (FAS940), and my lab early tomorrow morning!

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ONTAP released and DR Adapter for VSRM!

July 10th, 2008

So, I know I rarely mention anything NetApp specific (I’m too busy discussing other things, sure!)

But I thought I would make a specific mention of this!
Data ONTAP is released! This is great news for a number of reasons!

But in other news, the NetApp Disaster Recovery Adapter for VMware Site Recovery Manager for Windows is released – Which is totally cool!

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