There is a problem that impacts our mutual customers running VMware ESXi 5 with NFS connectivity. While details are not finalized it appears the engineering teams at VMware and NetApp have identified an issue with the NFS client in ESXi 5 stack and the NFS service in Data ONTAP that results in the two behaving badly with high I/O load, when SIOC is not in use. This … [Read more...] about Heads up! Avoiding VMware vSphere ESXi 5 NFS Disconnect Issues
It seems many are having tremendous success with their evaluation of the NetApp Virtual Storage Appliance, Data ONTAP Edge. Two quick examples include Josh Odgers who authored a fantastic post detailing the provisioning and cloning capabilities of the NetApp VSC plug-in for vCenter and Mike Ellis who quickly spun up the VSA and began tweeting 98% storage savings when … [Read more...] about Data ONTAP Edge Question: Run the VSA on Laptops?
This session was one of the two ‘community’ sessions I submitted for VMworld. I refer to these sessions as community because they are meant to speak to a subject in a vendor neutral perspective. I’d like to thank Chad Sakac; over the past 4 or 5 years he and I have jointly presented at VMworld events and the feedback from these sessions has been outstanding. As I shared in … [Read more...] about VMworld 2012: STO2980 vSphere Storage Best Practices
The giveaway of Data ONTAP Edge, the NetApp Virtual Storage Appliance, was a huge hit at VMworld. Due to the tremendous feedback NetApp has decided to make the evaluation edition available to the public. This is a great opportunity for those who are unfamiliar with the capabilities of Data ONTAP to experience it first hand. By downloading and registering for licenses … [Read more...] about Data ONTAP Edge VSA is Available to Download
I have late breaking news, NetApp will be giving away 5,500 of the just released Virtual Storage Arrays to attendees of VMworld! Data ONTAP Edge is our VSA platform, which transforms the local storage of a server into a shared storage array. Data ONTAP Edge provides that the power and capabilities of physical NetApp FAS arrays, delivers as a Virtual Machine. Data ONTAP Edge is … [Read more...] about Attending VMworld? Grab Data ONTAP Edge VSA for Free from NetApp!