Posts Tagged ‘VMware’

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 […]


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 […]


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 process of connecting a vCHS VM to NetApp Private Storage.