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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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There’s quite a lot of information out there on backup tasks, my biggest frustration is that the wizard is not very standard on creating the backup tasks, it’s much easier if you know what you’re doing to create the tasks manually and leave the backup wizard outta the picture. Here’s the common command line arguments […]

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I’ve always wondered where the autosupports were held on the NetApp, specifically to see if my autosupports are being processed on new client sites. I’m not sure about other releases but on 8.x releases (they’re most likely in the same location) they’re stored here: \\{netapp}\etc$\log\autosupport NetApp has released some commands in the 8.1.x code line release to […]

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Quick post, sometimes VMware doesn’t detect that you have SSD locally and you you need to force it to enable SSD. I’ll expand on this more and update this post with some screenshots later.

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Had some fun today with a new feature in OnTap 8.1.1, Flash Pools. You basically create an aggregate with two different disk types, SSD and SAS or SATA. In doing this you create another pool of flash just for that specific aggregate. Very cool feature that will bring NetApp a long way in the proving […]

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NetApp silently released their DS4486 shelf at the beginning of June. This shelf marks the first of the 4th generation shelves carrying a whopping 48 disks in a 4U chassis. This new shelf only supports 3TB disks, but with this type of density you’ll be able to pack quite a punch in a single rack. […]

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Ran into an issue the other day on where we had to change the default http port on OnCommand Core 5.0 package from NetApp. Basically when changing the port the system prompts you to do a: If you only do this then the images still point to the old http port. What actually needs to […]

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Just came across some interesting information that I didn’t realize before, but here’s some information on why disk shelves from NetApp are named the way they are. DS{U}{# Disks}{SAS Speed} For example, the DS4243: DS – Disk Shelf, 4 – 4U, 24 – the number of disks, 3 – 3Gb/s SAS interface and the DS2246 […]

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Look forward to new and exciting blog posts as I take my adventures into specializing in NetApp. I’ll most likely be more active with tips and tricks that will be tailored around new experiences. Stay tuned! Keep in mind that this is my personal blog. The views and opinions expressed on this site do not […]

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I’m excited about a new job opportunity. I’ve been offered a position, as soon as it’s concrete I’ll post up what I’ll be doing for the foreseeable future. It’s with a great company and will offer me a lot of time doing what I love doing, NetApp storage engineering. I can’t wait to start, from the people […]

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