Bye for now….

If you are a listener of the Tech ONTAP Podcast, this will come as no surprise to you, but Friday 11-20-2015 was my last day at NetApp and Monday I start my new position at VMware (more on that later).   Professionally speaking, without question this has been the most difficult decision I have ever […]

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 […]

MetroCluster Plug-in 1.0 for vSphere

NetApp just released a new VMware plug-in for disaster recovery for it’s MetroCluster customers. The MetroCluster Plug-in 1.0 for vSphere plug-in evacuates all virtual machines to another site and facilitates failover/giveback operations of the storage systems. It is viewable as the “MetroCluster” tab under the “Hosts and Clusters” view within vCenter. Additionally, it allows administrators to […]

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 […]