Saturday, 16 February 2013

Lab Series 01: Part 5 – NetApp Data ONTAP 8.1.2 Clustered ONTAP Simulator Build Recipe 02

*for NACSIM111 & NACSIM112 – the “local” cluster

Following on from Part 4, now we set up our second Clustered ONTAP Simulator lab. The build recipe here is pretty much identical to http://cosonok.blogspot.com/2013/02/lab-series-01-part-4-netapp-data-ontap.html the only amendments are the following variables:

Table: DOT 8.1.2-C-SIM Local Cluster Configuration Variables
Note: I’m using the same cluster network as before!

Renaming VM Serial Port Named Pipes:
Rename the Serial Port for NACSIM111 to nacsim111-cons
Rename the Serial Port 2 for NACSIM111 to nacsim111-rgb
Rename the Serial Port for NACSIM112 to nacsim112-cons
Rename the Serial Port 2 for NACSIM112 to nacsim112-rgb

Suggested serial numbers:
NACSIM111: 1234563111
NACSIM112: 1234563112

Substitute the variables above where required when following through http://cosonok.blogspot.com/2013/02/lab-series-01-part-4-netapp-data-ontap.html to set up the lab.

In real-world scenarios, having local clusters and then SnapMirroring to remote clusters is more likely. Stretched networks are notoriously difficult to set up efficiently depending on the distance involved – with latency issues, broadcast traffic, limited bandwidth, jitter, network hops, network resilience … all these issues coming into play.

Also, there is the option to create a Peer Relationship from one Cluster to another, something I’ll be looking at in later labs.

Image: Cluster > Configuration > Peers > Create

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