Mounting ONTAP CIFS/SMB shares with Linux – Guidelines and tips

Every now and then, the question of mounting CIFS/SMB shares in ONTAP using Linux clients comes up. Many people might consider this configuration to be a crime against nature. If you're asking yourself "why would someone want to do this," there are a few reasons. Lock handling - SMB locks use oplocks. NFS locks use … Continue reading Mounting ONTAP CIFS/SMB shares with Linux – Guidelines and tips

Behind the Scenes: Episode 234 – NetApp Keystone

Welcome to the Episode 234, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we discuss NetApp Keystone with Sunitha Rao (Sunitha.rao@netapp.com, @sira_10) and Jean Banko (@bankonAI) and how it is simplifying cloud consumption. Podcast Transcriptions We also are piloting a new transcription service, so if … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 234 – NetApp Keystone

Using Windows Lightweight Directory Services for UNIX Identity Management with ONTAP

Windows Active Directory domains have been the way to leverage UNIX identity management in environments using Windows, given the tight integration with Kerberos, Windows accounts and ease of use. I cover a lot of this in TR-4073 (with a new LDAP-only TR coming out soon). But, it doesn't always fit all use cases. For example, … Continue reading Using Windows Lightweight Directory Services for UNIX Identity Management with ONTAP

Behind the Scenes: Episode 233 – NetApp Acquires Talon Storage Solutions

Welcome to the Episode 233, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we break down NetApp's acquisition of Talon Storage Solutions and how it fits into NetApp's Data Fabric Strategy. We cover why the acquisition was made, what to expect for new and old … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 233 – NetApp Acquires Talon Storage Solutions

Behind the Scenes: Episode 232 – International Women’s Day 2020 at NetApp

Welcome to the Episode 232, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we welcome some of NetApp's best and brightest women to discuss how NetApp celebrated International Women's Day 2020. Joining us on the podcast: Amy Welsh (@amyrwelsh), Director of NetApp Professional Services Rachelle … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 232 – International Women’s Day 2020 at NetApp

Behind the Scenes: Episode 231 – How NetApp Automates Lab on Demand

Welcome to the Episode 231, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, NetApp's Lab on Demand director Toby Creek (@NTAPtoby) joins us to discuss how Lab on Demand has handled increasing scale, public access and automation of lab environment setup. Podcast Transcriptions We also … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 231 – How NetApp Automates Lab on Demand