Every year, NetApp holds a technical conference for storage and data management professionals called NetApp Insight. For the past 2 years, I’ve presented at these conferences for my technical field (NFS/multiprotocol). This year, I will be presenting again in Las Vegas and Berlin!
(If you register by July 31, you get a “super saver” discount.)
What sessions am I doing?
This year, I’ll be focusing solely on multiprotocol in clustered Data ONTAP in an attempt to help people better understand the myriad questions surrounding the use SMB and NFS on the same unified data storage. I’ll be doing a session on general multiprotocol best practices and operation called:
1884 – Unlocking the Mysteries of Multiprotocol NAS in Data ONTAP
Having trouble understanding multiprotocol? Can’t figure out the difference between authentication and authorization? Do you think a name mapping rule is something doctors provide to new parents at the hospital? Wondering what a “CIFS/SMB” and “NFS” is anyway? This session can help! We cover all things NAS in clustered Data ONTAP, from the basics to the best practices, and try to help make multiprotocol a little clearer for storage administrators.
For a deeper understanding of the inner workings of authentication in clustered Data ONTAP (which is integral to multiprotocol), I’ll be doing a session called:
1881 – Authentication in Clustered Data ONTAP: SecD Deep Dive
Authentication in clustered Data ONTAP uses the security daemon (SecD) for connectivity to external dependencies for NAS protocols such as Active Directory, LDAP, NIS and DNS. This session will cover how SecD works in clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 and beyond, as well as how to troubleshoot issues and what kind of statistics are available for SecD and external name services.
In addition, I will be offering a Hands On Lab for Multiprotocol, where you can play with LDAP and NFS/SMB access on clustered Data ONTAP in real time!
Schedules will be available soon, so sign up early to ensure you get a spot in one of my sessions and the lab!
Check back here periodically for any updates and links to the sessions.