Archive for the ‘clustered Data ONTAP’ Category

I’m excited to present the first episode of the Tech ONTAP Podcast, hosted by Glenn Sizemore, Andrew Sullivan, and myself, Pete Flecha. If those names sound familiar, you may know us from our former podcast, the NetApp Communities Podcast. Although the name has changed, our mission is still the same: each week we will discuss […]


Most of the questions I receive regarding the NetApp SRA are in some way related to the discovery of devices.  In SRA 2.1 for clustered Data ONTAP, there are many different configurations a user could have for their protected/recovery site export policies. This post aims to explain expected behavior for some of the more advanced configurations. […]


For those of you who attended my Insight sessions, as promised, the 5.0P1 patch releases for VSC and VASA Provider for clustered Data ONTAP are now available.  This patch fixes a number of issues found in VSC 5.0. (release notes) To download, go to the NetApp Support Site Software Download page: From the Software Download […]


Coming off of my 3rd consecutive NetApp Insight I have to say NetApp Insight 2014 set the bar extremely high.  Maybe it’s because I was newer to NetApp, but previous years paled in comparison. I’m not sure if it was the timely announcements of NetApp Cloud ONTAP, clustered Data ONTAP 8.3, the acquisition of Riverbed’s SteelStore product, or […]


One of the differences between 7-Mode versus clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT) as it pertains to VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is the array-based  replication (ABR) using NetApp SnapMirror®.  Before I dive into the different SRM fail-over scenarios and try to make sense of the what SnapMirror® snapshots are present, I think a  good place to […]


I have long been a fan of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM), especially when using NetApp storage.  NetApp clustered Data ONTAP however really raised the bar when it comes to managing your DR environment on a multiprotocol unified scale-out architecture.  This week I published a new technical report to the NetApp Tech Library that […]


The day has finally come where I spend more time in the clustered Data ONTAP® CLI than I do in 7 Mode.  So why brain??  tell me why can’t you retain the cDOT commands? Until then, I am parking a few very helpful links (NOW account required) The C47 Portal https://forums.netapp.com/community/support/cfor7 This page is your (my) guide […]