In this article I’m going to walk you through the steps I used to upgrade my NetApp Simulator from ONTAP 9.6 to the new ONTAP 9.7 RC1
Today has been the release of NetApp Ontap 9.6 RC2 and what better way to get familiar with it than to run it up in the lab as a simulator.
Since my last twitter post on Netapp Ontap 9.3, a few people have asked me how I’m running the latest version on the simulator without the Ontap 9.3 simulator being out. It’s actually quite simple and I’ll walk you through the steps below.
This video tutorial walks you through creating SSD’s, larger SAS disks and multiple shelves for your Netapp Simulator. Out of the box the Netapp simulator only allows for 20GB total size for the aggregate.
Netapp Simulator – How to create SSD’s and larger disks
In this video tutorial I walk you through step-by-step how to add SSD’s and larger disks to your Netapp Simulator. Originally the Netapp Simulator has a maximum usable size of 20GB in 1 aggregate, however after following this tutorial you will have over 110GB usable and that is just with adding the disks from Shelf 1.
New Cisco UCS Simulator Tutorial
A lot of people have asked me how to do certain tasks within Cisco UCS, however they tell me they don’t have a lab system to test on. What you may of already known or not is that Cisco provide a Cisco UCS Simulator for you to configure and test with.
Cisco UCS Manager Simulator
This tutorial will walk you through the few steps required to setup the Cisco UCS Manager Simulator. To download the Cisco UCS Manager Simulator you will require a Cisco login. I’m using version 2.2.1b in this tutorial.