Tag Archives: NetApp

Nagios / Icinga Monitoring for NetApp Solidfire/ H-Series

By | 2019-11-20

For NetApp Solidfire aka H-Series (ElementOS) there’s a Techical-Report, how to get your capacity and performance data into nice Grafana dashboards. That’s pretty cool, but Grafana itself cannot do any alarming. We are still using Nagios or Iciniga for our monitoring and alarming, so we needed a solution how to include the Solidfire storages into… Read More »

NetApp FabricPool

By | 2019-04-08

Today in the talk: NetApp FabricPool. Or: “Bridging (All-Flash) FAS systems with the hybrid cloud(s)”. Introduction With NetApp FabricPool you can attach a S3 storage (NetApp StorageGRID, Amazon S3 or any other compatible) to an All-Flash FAS system and make it’s aggregates hybrid thereby. It could be used to move your cold data (i.e. snapshot… Read More »

NetApp StorageGRID Webscale: Automated Deployment

By | 2018-10-02

A few months after our first NetApp StorageGRID Webscale PoC we came back for another PoC. This time: Virtual Appliances on VMware vSphere. A perfect solution for small environments and if you already have a virtual environment. After modifying some scripts, the deployment was really easy and fast: a 5-Node cluster including Gateway- and Admin-Node in… Read More »

NetApp Metrocluster Monitoring

By | 2018-06-06

I’ve written some new Monitoring Checks for NetApp Metrocluster (MCC) which can be used in addition to my normal NetApp cDOT Checks. Both can be found in my GitHub Repository: Metrocluster Aggr Status: Checks, wheather the aggregate mirroring status, disk pool allocation and the disk ownership is OK. Metrocluster State: Checks the following options: local-configuration-state: should… Read More »

Unboxed: NetApp AFF A700s

By | 2018-04-17

Since I’ve installed our fourth NetApp AFF A700s controller today, I think it’s time for a “Unboxed” blog post. First a few numbers and informations. What is a AFF A700s controller? For short: it’s a smaller and limited version of the big AFF A700 controller. It uses the same CPU, RAM and half of the… Read More »

NetApp United 2018 Team Member

By | 2018-03-21

Yesterday I received a very surprising E-Mail from NetApp: I’m in the NetApp United 2018 Team. I’m proud to be elected in this global team. Congratulations to all new members and all members who are in the team again 🙂 Now I’m looking forward to new connections and great networking with the big NetApp familiy.… Read More »