Tag Archives: NetApp A-Team

Deploy NetApp StorageGRID VMware

By | April 14, 2021

In a previous post on StorageGRID I discuss what Object Storage is and its use cases. In todays post, I will demonstrate how to deploy the virtual NetApp StorageGrid appliance in my VMware HomeLab using my Intel NUCs. If you have been following my blog posts, I have been demonstrating how I make use of… Read More »

Configure Site Recovery Manager 8.3 Appliance

By | December 29, 2020

In my previous blog post, I demonstrated how to deploy VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). Today I am continuing with the configuration of the SRM Virtual Appliance. After powering on the VM, using the remote console, validate the appliance has booted and has the appropriate IP address. Next, you will need to open a NEW… Read More »

Deploy VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3

By | December 28, 2020

In a previous post, I demonstrated how to deploy VMware vSphere Replication. Click here ‘How to Deploy vSphere Replication 8.3‘ While VMware vSphere Replication is a great product and can replicate your VMs to another location, the recovery / restoring of your VMs is a manual process. You can imagine how tedious this could be… Read More »

NetApp StorageGrid

By | December 9, 2020

A topic that keeps coming up in conversations is NetApp StorageGrid and how it fits in the data fabric. During the next few blog posts, I will be going over what is NetApp StorageGrid, how to Deploy StorageGrid, how to connect a NetApp FabricPool to a StorageGrid, how to upgrade the firmware on StorageGrid, how… Read More »

NetAPP Active Directory Authentication

By | October 28, 2020

Security has always been a concern, regardless of whether your NetApp storage array is locked in a data center or not. A good practice is to enable Active Directory Authentication and disable the local admin account. As I continue to build out my lab, that now consists of several Intel NUCs with NetApp ONTAP Select (OTS), vCenter… Read More »

Deploy NetApp ONTAP Select (OTS) on an Intel NUC

By | July 23, 2020

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am re-deploying my entire home lab and wanted to document the entire process. I have been using these Intel NUCs for the past several years to help build out my home lab and highly recommend you do the same. Not only are they useful for building out… Read More »

How to deploy NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC)

By | July 18, 2020

Make sure to read my previous post on NetApp Virtual Storage Console product suite, where I go over features and benefits. Login to NetApp support website and download the supported version according to the IMT. From each vCenter, deploy the NetApp VSC OVA Click the Upload Files Button and attach the NetApp VSC OVA, Click… Read More »

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 »