Tech Roundup – 11th August 2019

Stuff collated/new since Tech Roundup – 23 June 2019 with headings:
FlexPod, Kubernetes, Microsoft, NetApp, NetApp Cloud, NetApp E-Series, NetApp HCI,, NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast, NetApp TRs, Python, Security, Storage Industry News, Ubuntu, Veeam, Miscellaneous


Introducing Memory-Accelerated Data for FlexPod
- Optimized integration of Cisco UCS B200 M5 with Intel Optane DCPMM into the FlexPod design
- MAX Data on FlexPod is capable of 5 times more I/O operations with 25 times less latency

Image: AFF A300 v AFF A300 + MAX Data on FlexPod B200 M5


Kubernetes Cheat Sheet

Image: Kubernetes Cheat Sheet 1/2

Image: Kubernetes Cheat Sheet 2/2

Also, from Linux Academy see:

AWS Developer Tools Overview and CodeCommit Cheat Sheet

Ansible Roles Explained | Cheat Sheet

Your AWS Terminology Cheat Sheet


Azure migration center

About the Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner for VMware to Azure

Microsoft’s new Windows Terminal now available to download for Windows 10
This change is by design and is intended to help reduce the overall disk footprint size of Windows. To recover a system with a corrupt registry hive, Microsoft recommends that you use a system restore point.

The new Windows Terminal

Windows Terminal (Preview)

The system registry is no longer backed up to the RegBack folder starting in Windows 10 version 1803

Microsoft Teams usage passes Slack in new survey
IT pros expect its presence to double by 2020

NetApp (General)

NetApp NVMe for your database

AFF A320: NVMe Building Block for the Modern SAN

MAX Data
Turbo-charge your applications
Rocket Fuel for Your Enterprise Apps

How to add storage capacity to a NetApp ONTAP Select 9.6 cluster

Protecting Your Data: Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) with NetApp ONTAP

Updated MetroCluster resources page

NetApp SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere 4.2 (NetApp Data Broker 1.0):

NetApp Data Broker 1.0

NetApp Data Broker 1.0: Release Notes

NetApp Data Broker 1.0: Deployment Guide for SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere

NetApp Data Broker 1.0: Data Protection Guide for VMs, Datastores, and VMDKs using the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere

NetApp Data Broker 1.0 Documentation

NetApp SnapCenter 4.2:

Key Value Proposition of SnapCenter 4.2 – Simplicity:
- Simplified Installation
- Simplified Operations
- Continued quality enhancements

New Features in Version 4.2:
- SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere is part of NetApp Data Broker
- Simplified Storage management (Cluster Management LIF support)
- Simplified Host Management
- Enhanced Dashboard and Monitoring
- Simplified RBAC
- SnapCenter Custom plugin Integration with Linux File system
- Configuration Checker Integration

SnapCenter 4.2 Documentation

NetApp Cloud

Deploy SQL Server Over SMB with Azure NetApp Files

Azure Migration: The Keys to a Successful Enterprise Migration to Azure

Get the Most Out of Your Oracle Databases in Cloud Volumes Service for AWS

Cloud OnAir: New high-performance storage with NetApp and Google Cloud

What's New in the Beta Release of Cloud Volumes Service for GCP?

Cloud Volumes for GCP Technical Architecture and Automated Access

Global User Accessible API with Cloud Volumes for GCP

Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud – bringing high-performance file storage as a service to you

Lift and DON’T shift
Free up high-performance AFF storage space by automatically tiering infrequently used data to the cloud.

Any Cloud. One Experience.

The Route to Data is Now a Multi-Lane Super-Highway with ONTAP

Manage Your Data on the World's Biggest Clouds (NetApp Cloud Volumes Service (CVS))

A CEO Speaks: Why Azure NetApp Files Delivers Better Cloud Transformation

Cloud File Sharing: Backup and Archiving

Monitoring the Costs of Underutilized EBS Volumes

Get a First Look at Cloud Volumes ONTAP for Google Cloud (Webinar)

A Tour of NetApp Cloud Insights

Microsoft Announces Azure NetApp Files is Available

NetApp E-Series

Introducing Power New Analytics and Orchestration for E-Series:

Solution Brief: NetApp E-Series + Grafana: Performance Monitoring


NetApp E-Series Performance Analyzer

Grafana Handout

Solution Brief: Improve IT Automation with NetApp E-Series & Ansible

Ansible Gateway: nar_santricity_host

TR-4574: Deploying NetApp E-Series with Ansible

NetApp HCI

Disaggregated HCI Becomes a Thing
“IDC has announced a new ‘disaggregated’ subcategory of the HCI market in its most recent Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker.  IDC is expanding the definition of HCI to include a disaggregated category with products that allow customers to scale in a non-linear fashion”

NetApp HCI Reference Architecture with Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 4

Image: NetApp HCI Reference Architecture with Veeam B&R

Element 11.3 and HCI 1.6 available on NSS (11 July):

- For Element 11.3 upgrades, use the mNode 11.1 with the latest HealthTools from NSS.
- mNode 11.3 and management services require Element 11.3 on the storage cluster (refer to the Management Node User Guide).
- NetApp HCI 1.6 Compute node image will now update the firmware and Bootstrap OS leaving ESXi and configuration data intact. Use Factory Reset option from the Compute TUI for reimaging. 

Download Links:

Element Plug-in for vCenter Server 4.3:
Element 11.3 Postman collection on GitHub:

Documentation Links:

HCI Documentation Center:
SolidFire Documentation Center:
Management Node User Guide (also available from the Doc center links above):
Firmware and driver versions for NetApp HCI and NetApp Element software:
Detailed procedure with screenshots to update NetApp HCI compute node firmware and driver:
In-place upgrade procedure for existing management node 11.0 or 11.1 to management node 11.3 (without requiring a new VM deployment):

From June to now:

Dealing with the Unexpected

Trident 19.07 is now GA

Running a Playbook Against Multiple ONTAP Clusters

Using On-Demand Snapshots with CSI Trident

All New CSI Trident!

Welcome to Trident 19.07 Alpha!

Extending Kubernetes to Manage Trident’s State

Simple Made Simpler – Ansible Roles for ONTAP Select

NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast

From Episode 196 to now:

Episode 203: Intel and NetApp - Edge to Core to Cloud to VMworld 2019

Episode 202: TCP Performance Enhancements in ONTAP 9.6 - CUBIC TCP

Episode 201: NVIDIA, NetApp and AI

Episode 200 - Cloud, Mentorship and Comics with Kaslin Fields

VMworld 2019 Tech ONTAP Podcast Playlist

Episode 198: NetApp A-Team ETL 2019

Episode 197: NetApp Accelerates Genomics

Episode 196: Intel, NetApp and High-Performance Computing

NetApp TRs + NVAs + Solution Briefs + White Papers

New NetApp TRs since Tech Roundup – 23 June 2019:

TR-4793: NetApp ONTAP AI and OmniSci GPU-Accelerated Analytics Platform: ONTAP in an OmniSci Environment    

TR-4790: FlexPod Solution Delivery Guide                                                                    

TR-4789: VMware Configuration Guide for E-Series SANtricity iSCSI Integration with ESXi 6.X: Solution Design

TR-4788: Architecting I/O-Intensive MongoDB Databases on NetApp                                             

TR-4785: AI Deployment with NetApp E-Series and BeeGFS                                                      

TR-4760: NetApp for Oracle Database 18c: Solution Delivery Guide                                            

TR-4758: Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on NetApp ONTAP: Solution Delivery Guide                                 


NetApp HCI for Multicloud Data Protection with Cloud Volumes ONTAP

Solution Briefs:

SB-3997: AI on E-Series and BeeGFS

SB-3996: NetApp E-Series + Grafana: Performance Monitoring

SB-3995: Improve IT Automation with NetApp E-Series & Ansible

SB-3994: NetApp SANtricity Cloud Connector

SB 3831: NetApp SaaS Backup for Salesforce

White Papers:

NetApp HCI for DevOps with NetApp Kubernetes Service


Recommended Python course:
Pre-requisites: Python 3 and a decent editor.


Using Windows FSRM to build a Killswitch for Ransomware
“I wanted to share a solution that uses resources already built into Windows”

Florida city gives in to $600,000 bitcoin ransomware demand

Storage Industry News

The Digitization of the World: From Edge to Core

Image: Tape is making a comeback!

The LTO Program Announces Fujifilm and Sony Are Now Both Licensees of Generation 8 Technology
“LTO Seeing Continued Relevance for Archive and Offline Long-Term storage”

Boeing’s 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers


Statement on 32-bit i386 packages for Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 LTS
“Thanks to the huge amount of feedback this weekend from gamers, Ubuntu Studio, and the WINE community, we will change our plan and build selected 32-bit i386 packages for Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 LTS.”


IT Guide to Build Converged and Hyper-Converged Infrastructures (White Paper)

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE

Hyper-V Virtual lab Tips and Tricks

A few articles that allow you to fully unleash the power of Hyper-V:

What’s new in Hyper-V 2016

How to configure Hyper-V virtual switch

Resource Metering in Hyper-V

Setting up Hyper-V Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2012 R2

12 things you should know about Hyper-V snapshots


NetApp ActiveIQ PAS:

You can deploy PAS on premises:

There are a few KBs out there on Do a keyword search for PAS (login first).

There’s also a 3rd party site, and if you have questions you can post to the AIQ PAS Yammer or e-mail the NG on the download site.