Archive for the Tag VSphere
There is a demo on January 14 that will go over the basics of N series and Data ONTAP, and more. Here is the description along with the link to sign up.
WHEN: Thursday, January 14th, 10-11:30am CST.
PRESENTED BY: Gary Sewell
The topics that will be discussed during this N series presentation are:
1. Simplifying Data Management
2. Storage Efficiency
3. Protecting mission critical business applications (Oracle, Exchange, SQL, VMware & SAP) better than our competitors
4. Most importantly, see how we recover these applications in a matter of minutes!
Posted by richswain in Oct 06, 2009, under News
Right now people are debating the merits of using fibre channel, iscsi or NFS for the virtual infrastructure media. With Nseries, you can do all three all from the same hardware with out adding on another product. While this question usually comes down to a cost issue, I am seeing more and more clients going to a NFS infrastructure for simplicity.
Site Recovery Manager has made admin’s lives easier by automating some of the things they would have to do during a DR test or recovery. If you have VMWare in your data center and you haven’t looked SRM yet, you need to.
Here is a great write up on how to setup a N series simulator and run some tests on the SRM functionality over NFS. Big thanks to Cormac Hogan for putting this together.
Posted by richswain in Sep 28, 2009, under Tips and Tweaks
Now that VMWorld ’09 is over, there are tons of people talking, blogging, tweeting about everything VM. If you are looking at upgrading to vSphere, or just starting out there are some things you will want to know how to configure. As with any storage, there are different ways to install and configure and N series is no different.
I found this great Best Practice document from Netapp that goes through everything from how to setup the swap space to multipathing. If you are looking at going to the new VM platform, you need to read this document and take notes.