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 169 – Quarterly Security Update: Winter 2018

Welcome to the Episode 169, 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 continue our Quarterly Security Update series on the podcast with Security PM Andrae Middleton (andrae@netapp.com) and Security TMEs Matt Trudewind (@ntapmatt) and Dan Tulledge (@Dan_Tulledge). Join us as we bring the latest information about security in NetApp products, as well as discuss security trends, breaches and other news. 

Be sure to also check out netapp.com/security, as well as the following Technical Reports: 

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:

New ONTAP Release = Updated Technical reports!

ONTAP 9.5 is finally available, which means technical reports are in the process of being updated. For me, that means FlexGroup volumes!

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You can find the latest updates to the FlexGroup volume documentation here:

https://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4571.pdf

https://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4557.pdf

https://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4571-a.pdf

https://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4678.pdf

Keep an eye out for a new high file count Technical Report as well, currently in progress.

Behind the Scenes: Episode 168 – NetApp Insight 2018 Barcelona Recap

Welcome to the Episode 168, 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 recap NetApp Insight 2018 in Barcelona, with a variety of special guests. The NetApp A-Team wraps it all up and gives their perspective on the event. 

Here’s a few shots of us recording at Insight:

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:

Barcelona – Seeing the sights

No road trip like I pull off before Las Vegas, but I did manage to see some sights a couple days prior to Insight Barcelona. I also ate a LOT of jamon.

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Here are a few shots from that trip. Full album is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 167 – VMware Private Cloud on NetApp HCI

Welcome to the Episode 167, 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 find out what a great fit VMware Private Cloud is on NetApp HCI with the Storage Janitor, Andy Banta (@andybanta) and HCI Solution Engineer Sean Howard (@showardnetapp), as well as what they’ll be up to at NetApp Insight in Barcelona.

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 166 – SnapMirror Synchronous

Welcome to the Episode 166, 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 chat all about SnapMirror Synchronous, including technical details, what to expect for the initial use cases and where it fits into your business needs.

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Join us as we welcome Data Protection VP Harish Arora (@IMHarishArora), Technical Director Balaji Ramani (balaji.ramani@netapp.com), Principal Enginner Akhil Kaushik (akhil.kaushik@netapp.comand Product Manager Chris Winter (chris.winter@netapp.com) to discuss! 

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:

ONTAP 9.5RC1 is available!

ONTAP 9.5RC1 is Available! Check it out here!

Why Is The Internet Broken?

There are a few things in life that are certain… death, taxes and a new ONTAP release every 6 months!

ONTAP 9.5 was just officially announced at Insight 2018, and this blog will give you the technical breakdown of all the new goodness. We’ll have a new podcast up soon to cover it as well.

If you want to download and install it, you can find it here:

https://mysupport.netapp.com/products/ontap9/9.5RC1/index.html

Also, check out the following podcast episodes for more information:

I also created a shorter, more digestible feature recap here:

If you’re going to be at Insight (Las Vegas or Barcelona), or if you want to review sessions after the event, you…

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 165 – Accelerate your NAS Data with FlexCache

Welcome to the Episode 165, 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 new iteration of ONTAP’s NAS acceleration feature, FlexCache! Join us as we discuss with NetApp’s Technical Director Pranoop Erasani (pranoop@netapp.com), FlexCache PM Shriya Paramkusam (shriya@netapp.com) and FlexCache TME Chris Hurley (@averageguyx).

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 164 – NEW with ONTAP 9.5 : NetApp Data Availability Services for the Hybrid Cloud

Welcome to the Episode 164, 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 Yossi Weihs (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yossiw/) and Charlotte Brooks (@Shallot_B) in to discuss the new cloud resident backup orchestrator, brand new in ONTAP 9.5 – NetApp Data Availability Services!

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 163 – ONTAP 9.5

Welcome to the Episode 163, 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 cover the latest ONTAP release and the vision for ONTAP in general with “the ONTAP guy,” Octavian Tanase. We also dive a bit deeper into the features with Jon Jacob and Skip Shapiro!

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 162 – NetApp Insight 2018 Las Vegas Recap

Welcome to the Episode 162, 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 recap NetApp Insight 2018 in Las Vegas, with a variety of special guests, including some familiar voices, as well as some new friends. The NetApp A-Team wraps it all up and gives their perspective on the event.

Here’s a few shots of us recording at Insight:

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:

Road Trip!

Every year before Insight, I’ve made it a tradition to take a side trip to a national park to decompress before the event. Last year, I went to Zion National Park.

This year, I headed out to Yosemite on an epic road trip down to Vegas, passing through Sequoia National Forest and Death Valley.

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I broke the drive up into multiple segments. Even then, it was a *long* drive, with trek from Sequoia to Death Valley taking around 5 hours.

I have a photography hobby, so I got lots of shots along the way. I captured some video while driving, but my SD card ended up corrupting when the battery kept dying, so TBD if I can salvage those files. (I shoulda put them on a NetApp! :P)

You can find the entire album on Google here:

California to Las Vegas 2018

Here are a few of the highlights: