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How to ask for help with a Technical issue

  1. Do your own homework first.
  2. Write to the group the same way as if you open a support case with a vendor.
  3. Write a draft in a word document first before posting your question to the group.
  4. Read it and make sure another person who will be reading it will have everything to help you.
  5. For non-native (English) speakers: Make sure your English is good enough, use Grammarly
  6. Remember: Shit in – Shit out. So write your question thoroughly & qualitatively. And believe me you want a quality answer when you work with a storage system.

Make sure you provided necessary information:

  • Apply structured data collection to assure that submitted case is complete
  • Your ideas what the issue might be
  • Share steps you have taken already to solve the issue
  • Articles you were reading and point to the useful paragraphs that did or didn’t help
  • Names of your products
  • Version of software you are using
  • Capture output & errors on Pastebin.com
    • Post some Screenshots
    • Logs

If you don’t want to invest your time in writing your question thoroughly, qualitatively and help others understand it, why someone would want to help you?

Spelling with Grammarly & English Language

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Dos and Don’ts in the Hands-On NetApp Group

These are the rules for the Hands-on NetApp telegram group. This group is for NetApp engineers & admins only. This chat does not represent official NetApp company.

To keep the community helpful and friendly, all members must follow these rules:

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  • * Technical discussions only!
  • * No piracy:
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    • Prohibited to share exam dumps, etc. After all in the chat we have many NetApp IDW, SME people & instructors who actually wrote those NCDA, NCIE etc. exams, so don’t expect us to share them
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    • Write a direct message privately to admins instead
  • * Public discussion of moderator(s) is(are) right / wrong automatically deprives you of the right to appeal
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  • * This is not the place for people from other vendors or those who are not familiar with NetApp technology
  • ~ English only please
  • ~ Google it first, seriously!
  • ~ Do your own home work first!
  • ~ The group is not the place for “FUD”, Flooding, News discussion, “Holly wars”
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  • ~ Make sure people understand what you are asking. Make some effort, write your question thoroughly & qualitatively think πŸ€”πŸ’¬. Read How to Write a Technical Question?
  • ~ Too many messages or posting each word in a separate messag. Try not to type a few words in each message, producing many separate and small messages. Each message = a notification to other people in this group. We don’t want to bother people too much with πŸ””. Otherwise, they will stop monitoring them all together. Here is what to do: if you haven’t typed yet, think πŸ€”πŸ’­ first and type all at once into a single post. If you already send the message, then edit it by pressing on the message and wait for the context menu to appear, then press EDIT and add your text.

P.S.

I want to design this chat so that if someone types something, it’s relevant, engaging, meaningful, and understandable. If it’s a question, it should be a quality question, and you put some time and effort into writing it. This chat is not going to be flooded with some reactive meaningless πŸ’¬. If someone gets a πŸ””, they would know it’s important, relevant, and valuable, don’t bother with millions of πŸ”” with garbage information.

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What you might miss about NetApp from Aug-Nov 2019, including Insight in Las Vegas? Part 13

How to measure storage performance

SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association), hardcore 4h!

Technical Support

  • Flat and predictable support pricing
  • OneCollect available in a container and now sends info to Active IQ
  • You can buy managed services so Firmware upgrades on your storage will be managed for you

How to collect logs before open a support ticket

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Array

NetApp is in top right corner.

Will NetApp adopt QLC flash in 2020?

https://blocksandfiles.com/2019/10/30/netapp-will-adopt-qlc-flash-in-2020/

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Disclaimer

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What you might miss about NetApp from Aug-Nov 2019, including Insight in Las Vegas? Part 12

NetApp Kubernetes Services (NKS)

At start NKS was available in public clouds, then NetApp added NKS to on-prem NetApp HCI. And on VMworld 2019 in Las Vegas, before Insight 2019 NetApp announced NKS on VMware (no NetApp HCI platform needed).

Containers

Kubernetes Volume Snapshots & FlexClones with Trident for Cloud & On-Prem.

In August, NetApp took its Managed Kubernetes Service to the next level with a new partnership with VMware, allowing users to manage workloads and infrastructure across public and private environments in a single pane of glass.

NetApp Trident

Ansible

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What you might miss about NetApp from Aug-Nov 2019, including Insight in Las Vegas? Part 11

New Solutions

  • Healthcare and Automotive AI solutions validated ONTAP AI
  • Design and recipe using NKS with rapid deployment for CI/CD pipeline use case and both public and private clouds
  • End-to-end DevOps CI/CD on NetApp HCI
  • FlexPod validated as a deployment target for NetApp Kubernetes Service
  • SAP HANA validated on FlexPod (Memory-Accelerated FlexPod) including Optane memory and SnapCenter data protection
  • Citrix XenDesktop 7 designs for knowledge workers and GPU assisted VDI for power users
  • Entry-level FlexPod with NetApp C190 and Cisco UCS C220 for enterprise robustness to medium size business
  • FlexPod with FabricPool
  • FlexPod ransomware prevention and mitigation
    • Pre-emptive hardening
    • Recovery and remediation
  • Data Protection and Security Assessment
    • Identify and mitigate risks from security gaps, ransomware
    • Leverages OCI, Cloud Secure/Cloud Insights
  • And many more

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What you might miss about NetApp from Aug-Nov 2019, including Insight in Las Vegas? Part 10

SaaS Backup

SaaS backup for Salesforce

Now available in Salesforce marketplace

Cloud Volumes

  • Azure NetApp Files certified for AzureGov region and FedRAMP
  • SAP HANA now certified on ANF
  • Kerberos and ACL for Azure NetApp Files (ANF) and Cloud Volumes Service (CVS) with NFS v4.1
  • Cloud Manager supports NKS & Cloud Compliance
  • Cloud Manager to Deploy Trident and Cloud Volumes ONTAP
  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO) in GCP
  • Cloud Volumes Services in GCP
  • Azure VMware Solution with Azure NetApp Files (ANF)
  • VMware Cloud on AWS with CVS & CVO

Cloud Volumes On-Premises

  • Cloud Volumes Service On-Premises
  • Cloud Volumes on HCI

Cloud Compliance

Cloud Compliance is a file classification tool for industry compliance, privacy regulations across clouds. License is free, you are paying only for running VM in your cloud provider.

  • File classification & privacy risk tool for Cloud Volumes
  • License is free, you pay to your Cloud Provider for running additional VM
  • PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, etc
  • Credit Cards, IBAN, Emails, SSN, TIM, EIN, etc

Cloud Insights

It is a monitoring tool for cloud & on-prem infrastructure, containers & different vendors, and is free with basic edition to all NetApp customers. Cloud insights available as SaaS service, no installation & configuration needed. So here is what’s new:

  • REST APIs
  • Kubernetes Technology
  • Cloud Secure now is part of Cloud Insights
  • Active IQ integration

Cloud Secure

Thanks to self-learning AI identifies baseline file access and actively blocks & notifies unusual activities with your files against insider threats and external breaches. Cloud Secure monitor, secure, optimize across hybrid multi-cloud

  • It is a feature of Cloud Insights Premium edition
  • Monitor file activities at CVO & on-prem ONTAP for unusual activities

NetApp Kubernetes Services (NKS)

At start NKS was available in public clouds, then NetApp added NKS to on-prem NetApp HCI. And on VMworld 2019 in Las Vegas, before Insight 2019 NetApp announced NKS on VMware (no NetApp HCI platform needed).

HCI

New in NetApp HCI:

Two performance tests for HCI:

  1. IOmark-VM-HC: 5 storage & 18 compute nodes using data stores & VVols
  2. IOmark-VDI-HC: 5 storage nodes & 12 compute nodes with only data stores

Total 1,440 VMs with 3,200 VDI desktops.

Notice how asymmetrical number of storage nodes compared to compute nodes are, and in β€œReal” HCI architectures with local disk drives you have to have more equipment, while with NetApp HCI you can choose how much storage and how much compute resources you need and scale them separately. Dedup & compression were enabled in the tests.

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What you might miss about NetApp from Aug-Nov 2019, including Insight in Las Vegas? Part 9

NAbox

With Grafana you can visualize performance, space & other metrics from ONTAP & Unified Manager stored in Graphite. Download v2.5.1 (2019-09-08).

Harvest 1.6:

NetApp Harvest collects data from ONTAP & Unified Manager and sends it over to Graphite. Harvest is part of NABox.

  • Harvest Extension Manager
    • Extension for NFS connections
    • Extension for SnapMirror replications
    • Extension templates for Perl, Python, Bash
  • FlexGroup capacity metrics
  • AutoSupport logging with Harvest statistics
  • Non-critical bug fixed in plugin cdot-iscsi-lif
  • Harvest 1.6

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All announcements from Aug-Nov 2019

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What you might miss about NetApp from Aug-Nov 2019, including Insight in Las Vegas? Part 8

Lab on demand

New labs for NetApp partners: NKS on NetApp HCI, MAX Data, VSC 9.6 with vSphere 6.7, Active IQ Unified Manager 9.6

Lab on demand for Customers

Even if you are not NetApp customer yet, you can test NetApp products:

  • Storage Tiering with FabricPool
  • Enterprise Application Protection in the Data Fabric with ONTAP
  • Understanding Trident
  • Others

https://www.netapp.com/us/try-and-buy/test-drive/index.aspx

Alternatively you can download ONTAP Select Evaluation Deployment

There are more labs for current NetApp customers

Hands-on lab is in beta testing at the moment:

  • Data Protection
  • Enterprise Database Backups
  • FabricPool
  • ONTAP NAS Technologies
  • ONTAP SAN Technologies
  • Trident plugin for containers & Kubernetes

https://mysupport-beta.netapp.com/ui/#/tools

Alternatively customers can download ONTAP Simulator.

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All announcements from Aug-Nov 2019

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What you might miss about NetApp from Aug-Nov 2019, including Insight in Las Vegas? Part 7

Keystone

NetApp Launches On-Prem Data Center Storage as a Service:

  • Cloud-like pay-as-you-go Storage
  • Share risks with the Customer
  • Guarantees
  • Performance
  • Availability & Efficiency
  • With real Balance sheet

Complete Digital Advisors as part of Support Edge:

  • AI powered Insights & Smart Health Checks
  • Personalized Support as part of Support Edge
  • Predictable Support Pricing

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All announcements from Aug-Nov 2019

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What you might miss about NetApp from Aug-Nov 2019, including Insight in Las Vegas? Part 6

StorageGRID v11.3

Cloud Storage Pools, combined with the StorageGRID industry-leading data placement policy engine (ILM policies), enable your business to automatically and intelligently move only the data that needs to move to one or more clouds. Cloud Storage Pools can be based on buckets, applications, or tenants or at the individual object level (based on metadata key and/or value pairs).

https://blog.netapp.com/introducing-azure-blob-support-tier-to-more-clouds-with-storagegrid/

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All announcements from Aug-Nov 2019

Am I missing something?

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If you spotted an error, please let me know personally πŸ˜‰

Disclaimer

Opinions & observations are my own, and not official NetApp information. This post contains future looking statements and may contain errors. If you have spotted an error, please let me know.