Directives from a Director (MSP)


PowerShell – NetApp Gather Volume Information

This is a simple script to gather volume information including dedupe schedule and autogrow settings. I’m going to combine this with my snapshot script in the future to make a recommended dedupe schedule based on the average snapshot times.

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OnCommand Core: Delete all Information Events

Found a solution on the NetApp communities for deleting the Informational events that plague OnCommand Core.

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Powershell: Gather NetApp Snapshot Details

Problem: Gathering snapshot statistics is a tedious task when looking at autosupports and cli output. I needed to gather information about oldest snapshot, average number of snaps per day, total snapshots, and other various information. Solution: A powershell script using the Data ONTAP PS Library. Read more for the script.

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PowerShell: Find Installed NetApp Products

A slightly modified version of a scriptingGuy post to find NetApp software installed from a csv file (export from active directory)


vol maxfiles

I was asked the other day what happens with maxfiles. Maxfiles has to do with inodes on the NetApp. This can get full due to many small files in a volume and you can still have plenty of space but not have enough inodes. Basically, increasing the maxfiles cannot be reversed, however when you grow […]


NetApp: cli vol create – match SM2.2 vols

This is to match what System Manger 2.2 creates as a vol type but via CLI, some of us still batch out our commands in notepad so here yah go:


Update Disk Label

Ever had a system where you were running 7.3.x and got a new disk shelf intended for a 8.x release and the disks show as broken?


Unown Disks – Remove Disk Ownership

A quick command that I always forget to remember when you want to unown disks from a NetApp where nether filer owns the disks. This can happen when you move a shelf from one controller pair to another.


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