Tag Archives: NetApp

Nagios / Icinga Monitoring for NetApp Solidfire/ H-Series

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 »

Unboxed: NetApp HCI

Today I want don’t want to hold back some new stuff from you. It’s time for unboxing a brand new NetApp HCI System. When you hear HCI, you think about Hyper Converged Infrastructure. With HCI you converge compute and storage infrastructure into one single chassis. But the biggest disadvantage is the scalability. You cannot independently… Read More »

NetApp FabricPool

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 Metrocluster Monitoring

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 »

NetApp AFF A700s Performance Benchmark and Adaptive QoS

Some days after unboxing one of our NetApp AFF A700s, I’ve done some performance benchmark: To utilize this controller, I needed: 16x VMware VM and 16 different hypervisors, each VM: 2 Cores, 4 GB RAM Windows 7 10 GbE Connection IOmeter with 50 works, each 4k Blocksize, 100% Read, 100% Sequential Without limitation, one A700s… Read More »

Unboxed: NetApp AFF A700s

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

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 »