A New Podcast

Virtually Speaking is a new podcast where we dive into all things related to Storage and Availability in the Software Defined Data Center.

Insight US 2014 Recap

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 […]

Restricting access to Snapshot copies

Error: When testing your Site Recovery Manager recovery plans it is possible to have a successful test recovery with a warning about snapshots like below: Warning: Failed to update embedded paths in virtual machine file /vmfs/volumes/1234/.snapshot/filer/MyVM.vmx.  Unable to access the file Cause: This is because SRM is not able to write to the snapshot directory […]

It’s as if NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP was made for SRM!

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 […]