ONTAP is keeping the twice-yearly release cadence by providing spring and fall releases to keep up with the need for new and rapidly developing features. In addition, the cloud versions of ONTAP will use different release numbers. ONTAP 9.9 signifies the cloud release of ONTAP and ONTAP 9.9.1 is the on-prem release. You can download … Continue reading ONTAP 9.9.1RC1 is now available!
The concept behind a NetApp FlexGroup volume is that ONTAP presents a single large namespace for NAS data, while ONTAP handles the balance and placement of files and folders to the underlying FlexVol member volumes, rather than a storage administrator needing to manage that. I cover it in more detail in: TR-4571: NetApp FlexGroup Volumes … Continue reading How to Map File and Folder Locations to NetApp ONTAP FlexGroup Member Volumes with XCP
When you're troubleshooting NFS issues, sometimes you have to collect a packet capture to see what's going on. But the issue is, packet captures don't really tell you the file or folder names. I like to use Wireshark for Mac and Windows, and regular old tcpdump for Linux. For ONTAP, you can run packet captures … Continue reading How to identify a file or folder in ONTAP in NFS packet traces
Yesterday, I was speaking with a customer who is a cloud provider. They were discussing how to use NFSv4 with clustered Data ONTAP for one of their customers. As we were talking, I brought up pNFS and its capabilities. They were genuinely excited about what pNFS could do for their particular use case.
Welcome to the Episode 228, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we discuss FlexPod and the new initiative to create validated designs for industry verticals. First up - Healthcare and Epic software with NetApp Sr. Product Manager for Converged Infrastructure, Ketan Mota (email@example.com) … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 228 – FlexPod for Industry Verticals – Healthcare
Welcome to the Episode 227, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, Adam Knight (@damknight) of Pacific Biosciences joins us to discuss how PacBio uses ONTAP for all of its unstructured NAS workload requirements, with a focus on FlexGroup volumes! Also, check out these … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 227 – Pacific Biosciences, ONTAP and Unstructured NAS
ONTAP 9.7 is now available, so that means the TRs need to get a refresh. There are some new features in ONTAP 9.7 for FlexGroup volumes, including: NDMP NFSv4.x (with pNFS) FlexClone VAAI FlexVol to FlexGroup conversion The TRs cover those features, and there are some updates to other areas that might not have been … Continue reading Updated FlexGroup Technical Reports now available for ONTAP 9.7!
Welcome to the Episode 219, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we invite the NetApp FlexGroup Technical Director, Dan Tennant, and FlexGroup developer Jessica Peters, to talk to us about the ins and outs of converting a FlexVol to a FlexGroup in-place, with … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 219 – FlexVol to FlexGroup Conversion
Welcome to the Episode 217, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we talk about the latest release of ONTAP, as well as the new All-SAN array! Featured in this week's podcast: NetApp SVP Octavian Tanase NetApp Director Jeff Baxter NetApp Product Marketing Manager … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 217 – ONTAP 9.7
UPDATED: Added 500 million file test to this to show that file count doesn't matter. 🙂 NetApp announced ONTAP 9.7 at Insight 2019 in Las Vegas, which included a number of new features. But mainly, ONTAP 9.7 focuses on making storage management in ONTAP simpler. One of the new features that will help make things … Continue reading FlexGroup Conversion: Moving from FlexVols to FlexGroups the Easy Way