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.”

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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 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 231: How NetApp Automates Lab on Demand – Podcast Transcript

Just use the search field to look for words you want to read more about. (For example, search for “storage”)

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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:

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

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 223 – NetApp Hands on Labs

Welcome to the Episode 223, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast,  Toby Creek joins us to discuss the new public offering of NetApp’s Hands on Labs. Now anyone can access labs at https://labondemand.netapp.com/!

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 223: NetApp Hands on Labs – Transcription

Just use the search field to look for words you want to read more about. (For example, search for “storage”)

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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:

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

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:

New! NetApp FlexGroup Lab on Demand

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Interested in trying out NetApp FlexGroup volumes yourself? Well, we have a new Lab on Demand available that guides you through the setup and configuration of NetApp FlexGroup volumes, as well as managing and monitoring the feature.

If you have a NetApp login and are a partner or internal employee, you can check it out here:

https://labondemand.netapp.com/catalog (log in and then search for/click on the NetApp FlexGroup Volumes in ONTAP v1.0 lab)

If you’re a customer, ping your account team for access, or check out the Lab on Demand at Insight!

While you’re there, be sure to check out other Labs on Demand!

What is Lab on Demand?

Lab on Demand is a fully automated virtualized sandbox of a multitude of NetApp technologies. You can do pretty much anything in these labs, including:

  • Setting up SnapMirror and SnapVault relationships
  • Managing Multiprotocol NAS environments using LDAP
  • Configuring and using SnapCenter
  • Using Docker and Kubernetes with NetApp
  • Testing VMware SRM Backup and Recover

And much more!

Be sure to send lab feedback to flexgroups-info@netapp.com or post to the comments here!