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 […]

NetApp Storage QoS using SRM Script Callouts

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 […]