Behind the Scenes: Episode 250 – NetApp HCI Data Protection Strategies with Cleondris

Welcome to the Episode 250, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, the storage janitor Andy Banta (@andybanta) and NetApp HCI TME Michael White (@mwVme) join us to discuss data protection strategies for NetApp HCI using Cleondris!

Check out Michael White’s blogs here:

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 249 – How NetApp Helps Accelerate the Automotive Industry

Welcome to the Episode 249, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, Mrinal Devadas – NetApp Director Technical Solutions, Automotive (@mrinal_ntap) and Christian Ott – NetApp Senior Manager, Solution Engineering & Architects, Global Industry (@cott_netapp) from NetApp’s automotive team join us to discuss the automotive industry and what NetApp can do to help accelerate their business needs.

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 248 – NABox and NetApp ONTAP Performance Monitoring with NetApp Harvest

Welcome to the Episode 248, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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Recently, I tried to set up NetApp Harvest from scratch, using Grafana and Graphite. By the end of the day, with no working instance, I realized that it just wasn’t going to happen. Then, I remembered NABox and within minutes, I was able to start monitoring NetApp ONTAP performance.

This week, we invite NetApp Technical Account Manager Yann Bizeul (@ybontap), NetApp Performance TME Dan Isaacs (@danisaacs) and Client Solutions Architect at AHEAD, Dan Burkland (@dburkland) to discuss NABox – a self-contained, pre-configured VM instance of NetApp Harvest that lets you start monitoring NetApp ONTAP performance in a matter of minutes!

NABox can be found at: https://nabox.org/

Dan Burkland’s blog posts:

My blog post on converting the NABox OVA for use with Hyper-V:

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 247 – Democratizing AI in Healthcare with NetApp and Intel

Welcome to the Episode 247, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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In a pandemic, quality global healthcare becomes more important than ever. A virus knows no borders, so if you can provide the same quality of technology in Africa as you do in the United States, everyone wins. Leveraging the cloud to provide crucial analytical infrastructure for developing countries makes democratizing healthcare services a possibility, and when you factor in security using blockchain, these countries can also rest assured that the data has integrity.

These technologies also are available to extend over to other important use cases, such as securing free elections.

Dr. Etienne Elie of Intel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/etienne-elie-ph-d-71a38a50/) and NetApp Healthcare Business Development Manager Esteban Rubens (@esteban_aihc) join us to describe how NetApp and Intel can help these worthwhile endeavors.

For more information on NetApp’s Cloud Strategy:

https://cloud.netapp.com/home

For information on NetApp in Healthcare:

https://www.netapp.com/us/solutions/healthcare.aspx

For information about Intel’s AI and Healthcare initiatives:

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 246 – NetApp Active IQ and Iguazio

Welcome to the Episode 246, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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In this podcast episode, we continue the discussion we had about Iguazio in Episode 237 by talking about how NetApp uses Iguazio (@iguazio) for its Active IQ platform.

Technical Director Shankar Pasupathy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shankarpasupathy/) and Iguazio CTO Yaron Haviv (@yaronhaviv) join us to break it all down for us and tell us what NetApp features are used to power the Active IQ platform.

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 245 – Containers, Kubernetes and Automation in Dev and QA at NetApp

Welcome to the Episode 245, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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Automation technology – such as Kubernetes – is the current hot topic in IT circles, but it’s not always clear where it might fit in existing environments.

This podcast covers how NetApp’s own dev and QA teams have made the transition to automating with Kubernetes, as well as information on Golang and NetApp Trident.

Joining us:

  • Jonathan Rippy, Software Engineer, NetApp (@jkrippy)
  • Nick Gerace, Software Engineer, NetApp (@nickagerace)

You can also find Nick and Jonathan in the NetApp Pub Slack channels.

Technical Resources:

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 244 – NetApp REST API Updates

Welcome to the Episode 244, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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In this podcast episode, we cover the newest information about REST APIs in ONTAP 9.7 and what’s in store for ZAPI, PowerShell and other ONTAP interfaces.

For the previous REST API podcast:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 192 -REST APIs in ONTAP 9.6

Joining us:

Technical Resources

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 243 – NetApp Project Astra

Welcome to the Episode 243, 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 have a deep discussion about Project Astra and what it means going forward for NetApp’s Cloudand Kubernetes story – as well as what went into container-izing ONTAP!

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New/Updated NAS Technical Reports! – Spring 2020

With the COVID-19 quarantine, stay at home orders and new 1-year ONTAP release cadence, I’m finding I have a lot more spare time, which translates into time to update old, crusty technical reports!

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Some of the old TRs hadn’t been updated for 3 years or so. Much of the information in those still applied, but overall, the TR either had to be retired or needed an update – if only to refresh the publish date and apply new templates.

So, first, let’s cover the grandfather TRs.

Updated TRs

TR-4073: Secure Unified Authentication

This TR was a monolith that I wrote when I first started as a TME back in 2015-ish. It covers LDAP, Kerberos and NFSv4.x for a unified security approach to NFS. The goal was to combine everything into a centralized document, but what ended up happening was I now had a TR that was 250+ pages long. Not only is that hard to read, but it’s also daunting enough to cause people not to want to read it at all. As a result, I made it a goal to break the TR up into more manageable chunks. Eventually, this TR will be deprecated in favor of newer TRs that are shorter and more specific.

TR-4616: NFS Kerberos in ONTAP

I created the NFS Kerberos TR in 2017 to focus only on Kerberos with NFS. To streamline the document, I narrowed the focus to only a set of configuration options (AD KDCs, RHEL clients, newest ONTAP version), removed extraneous details and moved examples/configuration steps to the end of the document. The end result – a 42 page document with the most important information taking up around 30 pages.

However, there hasn’t been an updated version since then. I’m currently in the process of updating that TR and was waiting on some other TRs to be completed before I finished this one. The new revision will include updated information and the page count will rise to around 60-70 pages.

TR-4067: NFS Best Practice Guide

This TR is another of the original documents I created and hasn’t been updated since 2017. It’s currently getting a major overhaul right now, including re-organizing the order to include the more crucial information at the start of the document and reducing the total page count by roughly 20 pages. Examples and advanced topics were moved to the back of the document and the “meat” of the TR is going to be around 90 pages.

Major changes include:

  • New TR template
  • Performance testing for NFSv3 vs. NFSv4.x
  • New best practice recommendations
  • Security best practices
  • Multiprotocol NAS information
  • Removal of Infinite Volume section
  • NFS credential information

As part of the TR-4073 de-consolidation project, TR-4067 will cover the NFSv4.x aspects.

This TR is nearly done and is undergoing some peer review, so stay tuned!

TR-4523: DNS Load Balancing in ONTAP

This TR was created to cover the DNS load balancing approaches for NAS workloads with ONTAP. It’s pretty short – 35 pages or so – and covers on-box and off-box DNS load balancing.

It was updated in May 2020 and was basically a minor refresh.

New TR

TR-4835: How to Configure LDAP in ONTAP

The final part of the TR-4073 de-consolidation effort was creating an independent LDAP TR. Unlike the NFS Kerberos TR, I wanted this one to cover a wide array of configurations and use cases, so the total length ended up being 135 pages, but the “meat” of the document (the most pertinent information) only takes up around 87 pages.

Sections include, in order:

  • LDAP overview
  • Authentication in ONTAP
  • LDAP Components and Considerations
  • Configuration
  • Common Issues and Troubleshooting
  • Best Practices
  • Appendix/Command Examples

Feedback and comments are welcome!

Behind the Scenes: Episode 242 – NetApp Cloud Insights and Cloud Secure

Welcome to the Episode 242, 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 the new Cloud Insights functionality – Cloud Secure – and how it’s helping businesses combat ransomware attacks with a fully cloud-resident SaaS offering.

NetApp Senior Technical Product Manager for Cloud Insights, Kai Neibergall (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kai-niebergall-a39b9430/), joins us.

For more information on Cloud Insights, see:

https://cloud.netapp.com/cloud-insights

More info on Cloud Secure and ransomware:

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