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Using Ansible to Configure NetApp ONTAP Systems

Recently, I had a need to configure some NetApp Select systems.  I worked at NetApp for over five years, so I have configured my share of both ONTAP and SolidFire systems.  After I configured one, I really didn’t want to do it again. I found a great getting started with Ansible series on thePub, and …

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How to Set up NetApp NFS and VMware vSphere Datastores: A Quick Guide

I recently was setting up a lab, and my goal was to get it up and running as quickly as possible to do some testing.  I think we have all been in this boat at one time or another. The setup I was working with was a small nested vSphere environment and the NetApp simulator. …

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Introduction to Veeam Backup from Storage Snapshots with Veeam and NetApp

I’ve been a fan of Veeam for a very long time. Since I do a lot with NetApp storage, I want to specifically talk about one Veeam feature that stands out for me, and that’s Backup from Storage Snapshots. What Backup from Storage Snapshots does is allow me to leverage NetApp Snapshots under the covers …

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My Sessions at #NetAppInsight 2016

This year, I’ll be heading to #NetAppInsight Las Vegas for the first time as a presenter.  NetApp Insight is where the original Vanna White FlexPod pose originated back in 2012, if you’ve been keeping track of those.  Little did I know back then that I would be attending NetApp Insight as a presenter on the Converged …

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