Have you ever had to perform a large number of vol moves in order to evacuate or decommission an aggregate? This week I had to evacuate about 50+ volumes from an aggregate that is being decommissioned. Instead of typing out the vol move command 50+ times I decided to automate it with NetApp Powershell module.
Ontap 9 is still relatively new, only being released a few weeks ago and with all the hype around the new features and performance gains between previous versions, I really wanted to see this for myself.
Last week Netapp released the latest Unified Manager and Performance manager. The latest release ties the 2 products closer than ever with the new Full Integration option (Single pane of glass), which allows you to view both Unified Manager health information and Performance Manager information within the same window.
In this tutorial we will look at the steps involved in removing an HA nodepair from an existing Clustered Data Ontap system
When converting a system from 7-mode to Clustered Data Ontap, there are a few steps that need to be done. You can find the process in my article:
Netapp Announces General Availability of Data Ontap 8.2.4
Netapp has now released Data Ontap 8.2.4 as GA. This version of Data Ontap is supported on 7-mode as well as C-mode
Netapp Fpolicy Panic
[ad name=”sysadmintutorialsSquare250″]There is a nasty bug within certain versions of Netapp Data Ontap where if you have fpolicy enabled on any vserver within your cluster, the node can crash, including multiple HA pairs at the same time.
How to Disable Netapp Flash Pool Caching Per Volume
The default caching action for volumes on a flash pool aggregate is to cache reads and writes, however you may have a use case to disable caching on a per volume basis.
Netapp Clustered Data Ontap 8.3.1 (GA)
On September 3rd, 2015, Netapp announced the General Availability of Clustered Data Ontap 8.3.1