Making the best out of this current Covid19 pandemic – Being a Virtual Subject Matter Expert (SME)

By | April 9, 2020

It has been shown that taking and passing certifications can lead to promotions and salary increases. As the old adage states, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. During this pandemic, with everyone working from home, it’s a great opportunity to study  and take an exam. With the available NetApp simulators, NetApp Lab On Demand  and VUE… Read More »

How to Expand your NetAPP HCI Cluster – Compute Nodes

By | March 1, 2020

In my last post I demonstrated how easy it was to a deploy NetApp HCI solution. In preparation for this blog post, I chose to only select 2 Compute Nodes during the NetApp Deployment Engine (NDE); allowing me to demonstrate how easy it is to add additional compute nodes to an existing deployment.  One of… Read More »

How to Deploy NetApp HCI using NetApp Deployment Engine (NDE)

By | January 31, 2020

What is NetApp HCI? NetApp HCI is an enterprise-scale hyper converged infrastructure that delivers predictable performance on a highly flexible, efficient architecture that is simple to deploy and manage. Make sure to visit NetApp University and check out the NetApp HCI Fundamentals course. Its very informative and will give you a deeper understanding of the underlying… Read More »

NetApp HCI Return to Factory Image (RTFI)

By | January 25, 2020

I have personally deployed several different hyper converged solutions in the past, I am excited to finally get my hands on a  NetApp HCI Cluster. The luxury of having  hardware available in our lab gives me the opportunity to create / simulate several deployment scenarios, customer proof  of concepts, perform firmware updates and give training. … Read More »

NetApp INSIGHT 2019

By | November 5, 2019

NetApp Insight 2019: What’s Next for Data Fabric? All eyes were on NetApp in Las Vegas with its annual Insight conference, providing the perfect opportunity for customers, partners and employees to have an vision into upcoming new products and engage in personal deeper conversations regarding technologies. If you have been to NetApp Insight in the… Read More »

How to Change the IP address of Ontap Select Deploy

By | August 29, 2019

After upgrading my home lab infrastructure, I decided to change my IP schema from a 192.168.X.X to a 10.0.X.X My hope was to avoid potential overlapping IP conflicts, when creating private VPN tunnels between sites; for SnapMirror projects. More on that later…. After successfully changing the IP addresses on my Ontap Select Cluster and the… Read More »