Storage Efficiency Article in Tech OnTap

Well, my article in NetApp’s Tech OnTap was published this morning.  It was pretty exciting being asked by the #1 Employer in the United States to write an article for their monthly technical magazine.  In this topic I discuss how utilizing NetApp technologies saves my employer time and money. It is a little refreshing for potential customers to hear about success stories from other actual users, rather than sales pitches from account executives.  I invite you to go read my article for yourself, and while your at it – read the entire issue.


Created on January 26, 2009 by Rick Scherer

Posted under Good Reading, NetApp.

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SSH from an ESX host into NetApp OnTAP

Scott Lowe covered this over two years ago but I thought I’d revisit just in case there is someone out there looking to SSH from their ESX hosts directly into the NetApp OnTAP operating system.

By default, ESX only supports AES encryption, OnTAP requires 3DES encryption. This means we’ll need to make a modification to the SSH configuration on ESX to have it support 3DES.  If your asking why would I want this, sometimes it comes in real handy to run OnTAP commands direct from your ESX command-line.  For example, if you want to see how much space an aggregate has left you can simply type; ssh fas1 df -Ag aggr0 — or if you want to grow the size of your LUN; ssh fas1 lun resize /vol/vol#/qtree/lun# 500g — Anyways, the possibilities are endless.

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Created on January 16, 2009 by Rick Scherer

Posted under ESX 3.5 Tips, ESXi 3.5 Tips, NetApp.

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NetApp Customer Success Story

I was recently interviewed by NetApp for a Customer Success Story, it was in regards to server virtualization and utilizing NetApp storage.  This success story was recently released by NetApp and can be found online by clicking here.


Created on November 25, 2008 by Rick Scherer

Posted under Good Reading, NetApp, VMware.

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