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A New Podcast

19Jan16

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

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Bye for now….

22Nov15

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


There only a few days left to vote, so… Please take a moment and vote for session 1328   VMworld session 1328 is open to public voting.  I think this could be a really interesting panel discussion and I would encourage you to sign in and vote.  VMware has invited EMC’s Matt Liebowitz (author of […]