Why Is the Internet Broken: Greatest Hits

When I started this site back in October of 2014, it was mainly to drive traffic to my NetApp Insight sessions -and it worked.

(By the way… stay tuned for a blog on this year’s new Insight sessions by yours truly. Now with more lab!)

As I continued writing, my goal was to keep creating content – don’t be the guy who just shows up during conference season.

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So far, so good.

But since I create so much content, it gets hard to find for new visitors to this site, The WordPress archives/table of contents is lacking. So, what I’ve done is create my own table of contents of the top 5 most visited posts.

Top 5 Blogs (by number of visits)

TECH::Using NFS with Docker – Where does it fit in?

SMB1 Vulnerabilities: How do they affect NetApp’s Data ONTAP?

TECH::Become a clustered Data ONTAP CLI Ninja

ONTAP 9.1 is now generally available (GA)!

NetApp FlexGroup: An evolution of NAS

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I also used to write for datacenterdude.com on occasion.

To read those, go to this link:

My DataCenterDude stuff

How else do I find stuff?

You can also search on the site or click through the archives, if you choose. Or, subscribe to the RSS feed. If you have questions or want to see something changed or added to the site, follow me on Twitter @NFSDudeAbides or comment on one of the posts here!

You can also email me at whyistheinternetbroken@gmail.com.

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 160 – Converged Systems Advisor 3.0 for FlexPod

Welcome to the Episode 160, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, Sr. Product Manager Wyatt Bennett joins us to talk about the latest release of Converged Systems Advisor and how it can improve your overall converged infrastructure experience.

You can find CSA 3.0 here:

https://csa.netapp.com

There’s also a CSA datasheet you can reference.

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Where can you find me at #NetAppInsight 2018?

NetApp Insight 2018 in Las Vegas is just a few weeks away and I’m currently in “get ready” mode. Between building sessions, updating docs for the upcoming ONTAP release and putting together podcast promos and episodes, I’ve been a busy little gopher.

For the general NetApp Insight preview, check it out here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 158 – NetApp Insight 2018 Preview

Speaking of gophers, we’re unveiling a new shirt and sticker design this year, with a variation of the gopher, which I built on gopherize.me!

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The week before Insight, I’ll also be doing my annual “get in touch with nature before dealing with Las Vegas” side quest. The last 2 years, I did Zion and covered it here:

This year, I plan on driving from Sunnyvale through Yosemite, Sequoia and Death Valley over the course of a few days. Road trip!

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I’ll be in Las Vegas on Sunday for a bootcamp on ONTAP AI, which I will be picking up on a more regular basis after Insight, which ties in nicely to my core competencies of NAS and FlexGroup volumes!

Insight 2018 – The Main Event

Starting Monday, I’ll be all over the place – booth, customer meetings and sessions. At this point, I only know what my session schedule looks like, so feel free to register for a spot in one of them!

Here are the sessions I’ll be presenting…

1214-2 – What’s On Tap in the Next Major Release of NetApp ONTAP

The next major release of NetApp ONTAP is upon us, and it is chock-full of data management goodness. Come and learn about the latest features in the new release, as well as what features came in the spring release, and how those features are enabling storage administrators to harness the power of their ONTAP systems.

Dates/times offered:

  • Monday Oct 22, 10AM PST (currently full – waitlist!)
  • Monday Oct 22, 3PM PST – Japanese translated session (119 seats remain!)
  • Tuesday Oct 23, 3:15PM PST (23 seats remain!)

1255-2 – FlexGroup: The Foundation of the Next-Generation NetApp Scale-Out NAS

Workloads are growing–both in capacity and performance needs. As data becomes the primary factor driving enterprise businesses, storage administrators need a simple and efficient way to store a lot of it in a single place. This session covers NetApp FlexGroup volumes and how their use expands beyond the high-file-count, large-capacity use cases and into others such as home directories, backup and archive, big data, and media/entertainment. Come learn how FlexGroup, the NetApp scale-out NAS solution, accelerates your enterprise file service performance, simplifies this traditional on-premises workload, and shifts it into the cloud-enabled paradigm.

Dates/times offered:

  • Monday Oct 22, 4:30PM PST (47 seats remain!)
  • Wednesday Oct 24, 2PM PST (75 seats remain!)

You can also find a bunch of other sessions in the Insight Event Catalog! If you’re a customer, you can also schedule 1:1 meetings through our EBC. Contact your sales rep for details. You can also tweet me @NFSDudeAbides or email me at whyistheinternetbroken@gmail.com if you just want to sync up or get free stickers!

See you at NetApp Insight 2018!

Behind the Scenes: Episode 159 – NetApp at AnsibleFest

Welcome to the Episode 159, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, NetApp TME David Blackwell and Sr. Product and Program Manage Lawrence Bunka join us to discuss what NetApp will be up to at AnsibleFest.

Also, be sure to check out this Ansible session at NetApp Insight 2018! 

  • 1128-3 – Day 0/1 Configuration Management Using Ansible for NetApp ONTAP  

You can also sign up to join the NetApp Pub Slack channel at netapp.io! 

You can find David Blackwell’s NetApp Ansible container here:

https://hub.docker.com/r/schmots1/netapp-ansible/  

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/506757057%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-BYliS&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 158 – NetApp Insight 2018 Preview

Welcome to the Episode 158, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, we break down NetApp Insight 2018 with a plethora of special guests. Listen as we discuss what sessions you should check out, what’s going on at Insight Central and what’s new about this year’s show.

We spoke with:

  • NetApp CMO Jean English (@JeanEnglishNC) 
  • Global Marketing Director Katie Angeledis (@katie_angelides) 
  • Marketing VP James Whitemore (@Jwhitemore) 
  • Systems Engineer Programs Manager Jim Coleman (jim.coleman@netapp.com) 
  • Insight Program Manager Rana Farhat (rana.farhat@netapp.com) 
  • Event Program Manager Melissa Hara (@Melissa_NTAP) 
  • Sr. Influence Program Manager and A-Team lead Sam Moulton (@SamMoulton) 
  • NetApp A-Team members Glenn Dekheyser of Red8 (@gdekheyser), Scott Gelb of EVT Corp (@scottygelb) and Paul Stringfellow of Gardner Systems (@techstringy)

Register for NetApp Insight or build your schedule here: 

http://www.netapp-insight.com/  

The NetApp A-Team Birds of a Feather sessions are:  

  • 3107-2 – BOF: Ask the A-Team – Diversifying your Data with the Data Fabric 
  • 3108-2 – BOF: Ask the A-Team – How NetApp is Redefining the Next Generation Data Centre

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 157 – Performance Analysis Using OnCommand Unified Manager

Welcome to the Episode 157, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, we welcome Mr. Performance himself, Tony Gaddis (gaddis@netapp.com) to give us a tutorial on easily finding performance issues using OnCommand Unified Manager, as well as some common “rules of thumb” when it comes to how much latency and node utilization is too much.

Also, check out Tony’s NetApp Insight 2018 session in Las Vegas and Barcelona:

1181-1 – ONTAP Storage Performance Design Considerations for Emerging Technologies

Podcast listener Mick Landry was kind enough to document the “rules of thumb” that I forgot to add to the blog in the comments. Here they are:

  1. Performance utilization on a node > 85% points to latency issue on the node (broad latency for volumes on the node)
  2. Performance capacity used on a node > 100% points one or more volumes on the node that have latency due to CPU resources running out.
    • This is not an indicator of CPU headroom.
    • 100% is “optimal” – below is wiggle room.
  3. Spinning disk
    • Aggregate performance utilization – not capacity.
    • > 50% relates to disk latency impact will increase.
    • When queueing starts will double or triple latency on slow platters.
    • Performance utilization of the disk drive.
  4. Fragmented free space on spinning disk
    • Increases CP processing time
    • 85% utilization of capacity of aggregate, this will become a problem.
    • > 90% will impact heavy workloads
  5. Node utilization from an HA point of view
    • Keep the sum on the node utilizations less than 100% and will be okay.
    • For “user hours”, on “revenue generating systems”
  6. Disk
    • Spinning disk utilization < 50%
  7. Aggregate latency expectations
    • SATA latency < 12ms
    • SAS latency < 8ms
    • SSD latency < 2ms

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 156 – SnapCenter 4.1

Welcome to the Episode 156, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, the SnapCenter Wonder Twins  – TMEs Steven Cortez (@mscproductions) and Jeanine Walter (@j9Walter) join us to give the lowdown on what’s new in the latest SnapCenter release. 

You can find SnapCenter 4.1 here: 

https://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/snapcenter/4.1/  

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 155 – Trident 18.07 and… Goodbye, Sully?

Welcome to the Episode 155, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, we make Sully do work on his last day at NetApp, as we discuss what’s new in NetApp Trident 18.07. We also have some special guests – Jonathan Rippy (@jkrippy) and Garrett Mueller (@innergy) – stop by to wish Sully well as he heads off to RedHat. We’ll miss you, Sully!

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 154 – Max DATA

Welcome to the Episode 154, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, we talk about the latest and greatest NetApp product, MAXData! Join the MAXData evangelists as they give the rundown on what it is, where you’d use it and how screaming fast it is. Featured in this episode:

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 153 – VVols and VMware Best Practices in ONTAP

Welcome to the Episode 153, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, ONTAP Virtualization TME Karl Konnerth (@konnerth) joins us to give us the latest in VMware best practices for ONTAP, as well as a primer on VVols and what the latest functionality is in vSphere 7.2! 

For more information, read Karl’s recent blog about VVols & ONTAP or check out the updated technical report

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 152 – VMworld 2018 Preview + NetApp HCI Update

Welcome to the Episode 152, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, VMworld 2018 is fast approaching! Join me and a group of NetApp’s finest virtualization experts to discuss what’s in store for NetApp at VMworld 2018, as well as what we can expect for NetApp HCI (https://www.netapp.com/us/products/converged-systems/hyper-converged-infrastructure.aspx).

On this episode:

  • Doug Chamberlain (@dacmba), Senior Product Marketing Manager
  • Keith Norbie (@keithnorbie), Senior Business Development Manager
  • Gabriel Chapman (@Bacon_Is_King), Senior Manager, NetApp HCI
  • Karl Konnerth (@konnerth), ONTAP Virtualization TME

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here: