NetApp ONTAP Cloud in AWS – Full Deployment Guide

Intro Welcome to my quick guide on deploying NetApp’s ONTAP Cloud into AWS (Amazon Web Services). If you’re unfamiliar with the product, ONTAP Cloud is NetApp’s ONTAP software, as see on FAS and AFF equipment for many years, now available in AWS and Azure. By running ONTAP Cloud you can gain the same efficiencies and software features available on a traditional hardware platform in your cloud infrastructure. There are many benefits of presenting storage via ONTAP Cloud, such as using its deduplication abilities to lower costs and SnapMirror to easily replicate data between hyperscalers. Every ONTAP Cloud deployment starts with[…]

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Data Domain: DDOS Replication Version Compatibility Matrix (through DDOS 6.0)

For, I presume silly reasons, EMC hasn’t updated their public facing documentation pertaining to Data Domain’s system-to-system replication compatibility matrix (in relation to the various DDOS releases)(what a mouthful)(phrasing). Their public facing doc, KB459943, only covers up to DDOS 5.5. Here’s the updated chart, straight from EMC, now covering DDOS 5.6, 5.7, and 6.0*. As always, please confirm with EMC and don’t take the below for granted. All this is subject to change, more or less, at random. Oh, and I added colour coding, because why not? * Not sure why the chart EMC provided to me includes DDOS 6.0.[…]

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Licensing an Avamar System

Here’s the procedure to add a license to an Avamar server as of 4/1/2016. This only needs to be ran on the Utility node, is non-disruptive, and takes very little time. The only delay you might run into is reviving the relevant info, and the license itself, from EMC. Generating a License Key Information File Start by opening a SSH session into the utility node as the admin user and run the following commands. cd /tmp ssh-agent bash ssh-add ~admin/.ssh/admin_key Enter the admin_key password if promoted (default is P3t3rPan). gathergsankeydata After you run gathergsankeydata you will be promoted to two[…]

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