Virtually Speaking is a new podcast where we dive into all things related to Storage and Availability in the Software Defined Data Center.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This video demonstrates the benefits of applying a QoS policy using NetApp clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 and SRM’s Script callout functionality. Click here to see the actual PowerShell script example.
Every year my team brings various lab environments to VMworld demonstrating the benefits of using VMware products on NetApp storage. This year for my lab I decided to show the benefits of using VMware Site Recovery Manager on NetApp’s Clustered Data ONTAP. In addition to showing the flagship NetApp capabilities like array based replication using […]