Tech Roundup - 14th April 2019

Stuff collated/new since Tech Roundup - 26th February 2019! With headings:
ActiveIQ, Cloud Data Services, FlexPod, Data Storage Industry, Microsoft, Nabox, NetApp,, NetApp Security, NetApp TRs, SolarWinds, TechONTAP Podcast, Veeam

ActiveIQ (NetApp)

NetApp Active IQ: Solving Today’s Problems and Uncovering Tomorrow’s Opportunities

Automate and Integrate Your Data with NetApp Active IQ APIs

The Power of Cloud in Accelerating Active IQ API Development

Active IQ Mobile App for iOS:

Active IQ Mobile App for Android:

Cloud Data Services - Video Clips (NetApp)

How to Create a Kubernetes Cluster with NetApp Kubernetes Service (3 min)

How NetApp Cloud Insights Gives You Visibility Into Your Complete Infrastructure (5 min)

Moving Your Data With Cloud Sync in Cloud Volumes for AWS (2 min)

Cloud Volumes Service for AWS (8 min)


FlexPod Datacenter for MEDITECH Deployment Guide (Healthcare Industry Solution)

FlexPod Datacenter for AI/ML with Cisco UCS C480 ML for Deep Learning Design Guide

Image: FlexPod Datacenter for AI/ML with Cisco UCS C480 ML for Deep Learning

Data Storage Industry - Analysis/Commentary/News

Data Strategy Not Working? Grab a Cloud or Two or Three

Data strategists: NetApp on its evolution as a data leader

The Japanese Calendar’s Y2K Moment

Video: NetApp’s Chris Lamborn Talks About Evolution of Cloud Computing

Data management giant Rubrik leaked a massive database of client data


Larger, more powerful Managed Disks for Azure Virtual Machines
“Microsoft released support for large disks, bringing 32TB and 64TB disks to Azure VMs.”


NAbox is a packaged solution that provides NetApp metrics collection, archiving and graphing in the same virtual appliance.
It is designed to be easy to deploy and operate through a web interface.
It is based on the following products:
- Harvest (dashboards and data collection)
- Graphite (metrics database)
- Grafana (Web-UI for dashboards)


VIDEO: Installation and Setup for NetApp Service Level Manager v1.2

StorageGRID Version 11.2
- Single sign-on (SSO) with SAML
- Cloud Storage Pools
- NAS Bridge v2.2 no longer to require FPVR
- S3 REST API enhancements (like POST object restore, GET bucket v2, better HEAD)
- UI improvements including:
-- Supports identity federation with Oracle Directory Server as an identity provider
- And more:
-- AutoSupport via HTTP and HTTPS
-- New management REST API v3

ONTAP Deploy 2.11 / ONTAP Select 9.5P1 (9.5.2112 Documentation)
“… not only do we now have the functionality of converting an Evaluation cluster to production cluster but the 2TB limit for the eval installation has been lifted!”
The maximum storage allocated by each node is the same as a production license (400TB!)

VIDEO: Using Service Levels to Meet Business Needs and Lower Costs in NetApp Cloud Volumes Service

VIDEO: Workload Optimization and Conformance Monitoring in NetApp Service Level Manager v1.2 RC1

7 Reasons why NetApp is Best for Flash

VIDEO: Welcome to the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool

Want it? Got It. Azure NetApp Files Now with SMB Support!

OneCollect 1.7
- ONTAP PerfArchive Collection Support
- Link to View OneCollect jobs in Active IQ
- CLI data collection enhancements, including nSANity-like commands
- Watchdog enhancement to timeout hung commands

VIDEO: NetApp Active IQ OneCollect

Config Advisor 5.6
- Additional ONTAP checks
- Link to View Config Advisor jobs in Active IQ
- Added the “Upload to AutoSupport” tab to manually upload jobs to send them to NetApp for analysis

XAI Podcast 001 - The Art Of Data Science For AI With Deepth Dinesan

Easily Manage Your Data Across a Multicloud Environment with Active IQ and Cloud Volumes ONTAP

HCI Stack Releases and Versions
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VIDEO: Linux Databases for Azure NetApp Files

VIDEO: Linux Unstructured for Azure NetApp Files (thePub)

Installing Trident for Kubernetes from a Private Registry

Soup-to-Nuts Ansible Module Testing

Deploying StorageGRID in a Kubernetes Cluster

NetApp Encrypted Credentials with Ansible Tower

Trident Adds Cloud Volumes Service for AWS to its Repertoire

Using Ansible Roles to Drive a Full DevOps Workspace Create and Refresh

Backup & Restore Trident etcd using etcdctl with ONTAP

Simplicity at its finest, Roles for Ansible ONTAP use

Tenant Data Isolation with Trident

Creating Vservers is Even Easier with Roles

NetApp Security

Achieve a Data-Centric Approach to Zero Trust with NetApp ONTAP

Is it possible to tune the NetApp Volume Encryption conversion process?

TR-4560i: NetApp Volume Encryption Performance Considerations

Technical FAQ: NetApp Volume Encryption

NetApp TRs

New/apparent since the last Tech Roundup! Also see here: NetApp TRs 4500 to 4999

TR-4768: NetApp HCI for Oracle

TR-4767: NetApp AFF A800 Performance with  Oracle RAC Database

TR-4766: NetApp E-Series and NVMe over Fabrics Support: Nonvolatile Memory Express over InfiniBand and RoCE on E-Series Systems

TR-4764: Nonvolatile Memory Express over InfiniBand and RoCE on E-Series Systems

TR-4763: Best Practices for Networking and Network Maintenance on NetApp SolidFire Storage Systems

TR-4757: SAP Applications on Microsoft Azure: Using NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP

TR-4755: BeeGFS with NetApp E-Series: Solution Deployment

TR-4753: FlexPod Datacenter for MEDITECH Deployment Guide: Healthcare Industry Solution

TR-4713: NetApp and PetaGene

TR-4712: NetApp SANtricity Management Security: Feature Details and Configuration Guide

TR-4705: NetApp MetroCluster: Solution Architecture and Design

TR-4689: MetroCluster IP: Solution Architecture and Design


Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory
“Quickly See What Permissions a User Has and Why”

Zero to Hero - 12 Essential Tips for the Accidental DBA

Database Performance Analyzer


Tech ONTAP Podcast (+ Why is the Internet Broken)

New since the last Tech Roundup!

New White Paper! Media and Entertainment Workloads using NetApp ONTAP! #NAB2019

Episode 179: StorageGRID Webscale 11.2

Episode 180 - Cloud Volumes ONTAP Overview

Episode 181 - ONTAP Networking Deep Dive and Tips

Episode 182: NetApp on NetApp - FlexGroups and Active IQ

Episode 183: NetApp Kubernetes Service

Episode 184 – Don't Panic! It’s Only Cloud!

Episode 185 – Oracle on MAX Data


Veeam Availability Solution for Cisco UCS

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365: What’s new in version 3

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 3.0 Release Notes

NEW Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition