Behind the Scenes – Episode 266: NetApp ONTAP System Manager 9.8

Welcome to the Episode 266, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, Mr. Manageability Chris Gebhardt (@chrisgeb) and TME Yizhao Zhuang (yizhao.zhuang@netapp.com) join us to discuss all the latest changes in ONTAP 9.8 for NetApp System Manager.

Check out these Insight Session for more System Manager info:

(Search in the content library at insightdigital.netapp.com)

  • BRK-1054-3 – Day 0 to Hero: Complete NetApp ONTAP Build with Ansible
  • BRK-1055-3 – Replacing WFA with Ansible
  • BRK-1058-2 – Networking Fundamentals of NetApp ONTAP 9 
  • BRK-1158-2 – Simplify Storage Operation & Automation Using Manageability Suite 
  • BRK1279-2 – Automate your ONTAP management with ONTAP REST APIs like a pro
  • BRK-1294-2 – Storage Lifecycles, Leave it to Unified Manager!
  • SPD-1395-2 – Simplified and Insightful ONTAP System Manager
  • SPD1276-1 – How to Get Started with Automation using ONTAP REST APIs
  • DEM-1454-2 – NetApp ONTAP System Manager Demo
  • DEM-1581-1 – ONTAP Upgrades Made Easy

Podcast Transcriptions

If you want an AI transcribed copy of the episode, check it out here (just set expectations accordingly):

Episode 266: NetApp ONTAP System Manager 9.8 – Transcript

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Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

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

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Virtual NetApp Insight Has Begun!

In case you aren’t aware, most (if not all) tech conferences have gone 100% virtual this year in light of the COVID pandemic. That includes NetApp Insight. You can check out the Insight preview podcast episode here:

Episode 260: NetApp Insight 2020 Preview

Being that everyone is new to this, there will be some hiccups – both from the event side, as well as the attendees.

So, I will try to keep a list of tips here and add to it as I learn of issues/resolutions. If you have tips or questions, hit me up in the comments.

First, a plug for my sessions (naturally you’ll need to register and sign in):

BRK-1417-2: Achieving Effective NAS Deployments

This technical session will cover the latest NetApp ONTAP features designed to enhance your NAS (SMB, CIFS, and NFS) deployments. This session will cover NetApp FlexGroup and FlexCache volumes, FabricPool and multiprotocol NAS. Discover best practices, troubleshooting tips, and more!

BRK-1440-1: Do More With the Latest Release of ONTAP

A new year brings us a new ONTAP release and, with it, a plethora of new features. Join us and learn all about the advancements in the next major release of ONTAP and how it’s empowering a multitude of things: Tier-1 SAN applications, unstructured NAS workloads, cloud enablement, and increased security.

DEM-1541-1: NetApp FlexGroup Volumes – Do More With Less

FlexGroup volumes are designed with simplicity in mind. Within a few clicks, you can present a single namespace to thousands of clients in a matter of minutes. NetApp ONTAP handles the load balancing of the data across multiple nodes in the cluster with minimal admin intervention required.

Live Q&A Sessions/VIP meetings

While all of the Insight sessions are recorded and have ways to like and comment/ask questions in a chat, it’s not the same as real time Q&A.

If you crave an interactive discussion, there are two options.

Option #1: Schedule a VIP session

This option allows you to speak to the subject matter experts at NetApp for an hour and get some personal information on your deployment.

You can schedule VIP sessions here:

https://insightdigital.netapp.com/sponsor/50

Option #2: Live Q&A

Some of the NetApp Insight Breakout Sessions have live Q&A scheduled, including a few instances of my ONTAP session BRK-1440-1.

To find those, rather than using the content library, use the Full Schedule link and then either filter by BRK sessions or search by name of session.

If you notice when you click on one of the sessions, it doesn’t start playing a video. Instead, it does this:

So, find the session you want to have live Q&A with and add it to your agenda!

Insight Digital Site Issues

Ok, now, here’s the first issue I ran into.

Weird sign in issue – Google Chrome

When I navigate to sign in to the Insight site using Google Chrome, I see this:

When I use Firefox, I see this:

So, your choices are to use a different browser or clear the cookies. You can do it specifically for the website:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647

Can’t find a session?

I had this issue personally – I was looking for my NAS session and couldn’t find it in the schedule. There’s a good reason for that – it’s not there.

Only sessions that have a live Q&A or other live action involved is listed there. If you want to find recorded sessions, use the hamburger menu and find the “Content Library” instead.

That will let you find the session you want.

Behind the Scenes – Episode 265: NetApp SnapMirror Cloud featuring ProLion

Welcome to the Episode 265, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, NetApp TME Charlotte Brooks (@shallot_b) joins ProLion’s CEO Robert Graf (robert.graf@prolion.com) to discuss the new ONTAP feature SnapMirror Cloud and how it integrates with ProLion’s backup features.

For more information:

https://blog.netapp.com/new-backup-architecture-snapdiff-v3

https://blog.prolion.com/product-news/how-prolion-and-netapp-are-working-together-to-modernise-backup-architecture/

Behind the Scenes – Episode 264: NetApp ONTAP SnapDiff

Podcast Transcriptions

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Episode 265: NetApp SnapMirror Cloud featuring ProLion – Transcript

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Be sure to give us feedback on the transcription in the comments here or via podcast@netapp.com! If you have requests for other previous episode transcriptions, let me know!

Tech ONTAP Community

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Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

You can also find the Tech ONTAP Podcast on:

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 264: NetApp ONTAP SnapDiff

Welcome to the Episode 264, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, NetApp Technical Directory Ling Zheng (ling.zheng@netapp.com) and TME Charlotte Brooks (@shallot_b) join me to talk about SnapDiff, as well as the latest version and what it helps ONTAP accomplish in the cloud.

Podcast Transcriptions

If you want an AI transcribed copy of the episode, check it out here (just set expectations accordingly):

Episode 264: NetApp ONTAP SnapDiff – Transcript

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Tech ONTAP Community

We also now have a presence on the NetApp Communities page. You can subscribe there to get emails when we have new episodes.

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Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

You can also find the Tech ONTAP Podcast on:

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 263: Virtualization in ONTAP – Fall 2020 Update

Welcome to the Episode 263, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, NetApp ONTAP Virtualization PM Karl Konnerth (@konnerth) and Virtualization TME Chance Bingen (@CB8MyDataCenter) join me to discuss the latest updates to ONTAP for VMware virtualization integration, as well as what sessions they recommend for NetApp Insight 2020.

For the VMware in ONTAP Best Practices TR, see here:

TR-4597: VMware vSphere with ONTAP

Check out the virtualization sessions here:

NetApp Insight 2020 Session Catalog

Podcast Transcriptions

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Episode 263: Virtualization in ONTAP – Fall 2020 Update – Transcript

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Be sure to give us feedback on the transcription in the comments here or via podcast@netapp.com! If you have requests for other previous episode transcriptions, let me know!

Tech ONTAP Community

We also now have a presence on the NetApp Communities page. You can subscribe there to get emails when we have new episodes.

Tech ONTAP Podcast Community

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Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

You can also find the Tech ONTAP Podcast on:

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 262: See Spot Run (Your NetApp Cloud Infrastructure)

Welcome to the Episode 262, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, Tomer Hadassi of newly acquired Spot joins us to discuss what Spot can do to save your organization money on their cloud implementations.

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For more information on Spot:

NetApp to Acquire Spot

The Next Spot

Podcast Transcriptions

We also are piloting a new transcription service, so if you want a written copy of the episode, check it out here (just set expectations accordingly):

Episode 262: See Spot Run (Your NetApp Cloud Infrastructure) – Transcript

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Be sure to give us feedback on the transcription in the comments here or via podcast@netapp.com! If you have requests for other previous episode transcriptions, let me know!

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

You can also find the Tech ONTAP Podcast on:

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: