Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021!

Wishing You a Healthy and Prosperous 2021!

Or ‘Live Long and Prosper’ as Mr Spock would say!

Or ‘Peace and Long Life’ as Mr Spock would say if you said to him ‘Live Long and Prosper’!


It has been a very strange year 2020...

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And that was going to be my end of year 2020 post...

One thing I'll share...

My greatest discovery of 2020!

Check out the works of Alan Watts - some places to start:


Blog Stats in 2020

  •  Cosonok’s IT blog: 248k views (Total Pageviews = 3,423,579)
  • My other IT blog*: 26.7k views (Total Pageviews = 148,211)
  • My car blog: 3.22k views
  • My philosophy blog: 1.78k views

*I do not broadcast my other IT blog (not much anyway). It’s turned into more of a note-y type blog, stuff which in the past I might have added to the ‘Brief Notes’ page (which got too big.) My other IT blog has had a good year, over 120 new posts (compared to just 55 for my main blog.)

How Much Money Have I Made from Blogging All Time?

Something I have never shared is how much money I have made from allowing adverts on my blog (which I think you should allow, as that’s how blogger provides their excellent free service). So, if you are curious how much money you could make from a 3 million + pageviews blog, look below.  

  • Sep 26, 2012: £62.31
  • Dec 28, 2012: £73.93
  • Apr 24, 2013: £78.19
  • Oct 22, 2013: £71.61
  • Jan 22, 2014: £63.14
  • May 28, 2014: £84.39
  • Aug 28, 2014: £60.85
  • Nov 26, 2014: £73.81
  • Feb 23, 2015: £64.06
  • May 27, 2015: £65.55
  • Aug 25, 2015: £63.51
  • Dec 23, 2015: £70.44
  • May 25, 2016: £66.67
  • Nov 21, 2016: £65.98
  • Apr 26, 2017: £64.92
  • Oct 25, 2017: £65.17
  • May 22, 2018: £71.2
  • Jun 25, 2019: £63.36
  • Oct 23, 2020: £60.22
  • TOTAL = £1289.31

2014 and 2015 were very good years. The last 3 years have each seen just one payment.

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Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

NetApp Insight 2020: Cloud Insights Content

 

From the previous post Things To Do If You Have Free Time Over Christmas! I shared the links to the NetApp Insight 2020 content (Content Library or Panopto for NetApp Employees and Partners only).

I have spent a little time over the festive break going over the NetApp Cloud Insights content from NetApp Insight 2020. Below are relevant sessions, further resources, and some bonus items.

 

Cloud Insights NetApp Insight 2020 Content

Note: The timings are in the brackets.

  • MEGA-1676-2 More cloud. Less cost [18:06]
  • BRK-1224-2 ONTAP Management with the Power and Scale of the Cloud [31:51]
  • BRK-1289-2 Monitor Your Hybrid Cloud [43:32]
  • DEM-1315-1 End-to-End Monitoring for NetApp and Multicloud [9:29]
  • DEM-1518-2 Hybrid Cloud Management in NetApp Cloud Insights [11:37] (this demo appears in BRK-1289-2)
  • DEM-1350-2 Awesome Visualizations for NetApp Performance [9:56]
  • SPD-1327-3 Monitor Everything! DIY Agents in Cloud Insights [16:45] (collecting metrics with Telegraf)
  • SPD-1319-3 Integrate Data from ServiceNow into Infrastructure Management [18:50]

 

Cloud Insights with Other Products / Notable Mentions

  • Key-1632 Let's Talk Cloud: How is cloud changing the world? [56:49]
  • MEGA-1679-2 Contain your cabin fever with Kubernetes [19:54]
  • BRK-1229-1 Monitor It All: Spot Cloud Analyzer and Cloud Insights [36:03]
  • BRK-1401-1 Practical Approaches to Implementing Automation in a Hybrid Cloud [1:00:55]
  • BRK-1410-2 How To Build a Cloud-Like as-a-Service IT Model on Premises [40:03]
  • BRK-1378-2 Move to the Cloud and Improve Privacy, Security, and Compliance [42:25]
  • BRK-1328-2 Detect and Stop Ransomware Before It's Too Late [29:37]
  • BRK-1320-3 Find and Fix Your Kubernetes Infrastructure Issues, Fast! [39:55]
  • DEM-1534-1 NetApp AFF A250 Virtual Tour and Demo [7:26]
  • DEM-1517-2 Ransomware Detection in NetApp Cloud Insights [9:03]
  • DEM-1368-2 3D Cloud: Graphic Applications in the Cloud [41:09]
  • SPD-1466-1 Accelerate Your Digital Transformation Journey [18:41]
  • SPD-1427-1 NetApp Private Cloud: Solve for Today, Prepare for Tomorrow [20:42]
  • SPD-1165-1 Build a Better Private Cloud: Performance, Flexibility, TCO [15:58]
  • SPD-1387-2 Virtual Desktop Service: New Functionality Overview [15:30]
  • SPD-1299-2 The Dirty Secrets About Virtual Desktops [16:18]
  • SPD-1362-3 Seven Deadly Sins of EUC/VDI in the Cloud [22:23]

More automation related sessions: 1103 / 1295 / 1316 / 1385 / 1411 

Resources from DEM-1350-2: Awesome Visualizations for NetApp Performance

 

Resources from SPD-1327-3: Monitor Everything! DIY Agents in Cloud Insights

Image: Mapping OCI/CI Web UI to REST API

 

  • OCI: Replace ui/#assets with rest/v1/assets
  • CI: Replace web/# with rest/v1


Useful Additional Information


BONUS: Things You Can Do with Cloud Insights (Dashboards from a Cloud Insights Demo)

Monitoring Value
Monitoring - Assure your services

  • Web App KPIs - Full Stack
  • How does my HCI Environment perform?
  • NetApp HCI Lab Admin - How much headroom do I have?
  • Storage Admin - Which nodes are in high demand?
  • Storage Admin - Which pools are in high demand?
Cost Optimization Value
Cost Optimization - Reduction of Waste

  • Where do I have wasted resources?
  • Virtual Reclamation and Remediation - AWS
  • EBS Volume Performance Optimization
  • On-Prem Storage Optimization
  • Am I Getting The Most From My ONTAP Efficiencies?
Troubleshooting Value
Troubleshooting - Quickly Identifying Where Issues Are

  • What Policy Violations Exist in my Environment?
  • Where Are My Shared Application Resources impacted?
  • When is my NetApp Storage Node Headroom Not Meeting Optimal Utilization?

Dashboards (Full List):  Agent Node Monitoring - Acquisition Units / Application Servers Dashboard / AWS Admin - Where can I reclaim waste?  / AWS Storage Consumers  / Cloud Volumes ONTAP - Node Operational/Optimal Points / Cloud Volumes ONTAP - PrePost Efficiencies / Data Services by Organization / Data Services Dashboard / Infrastructure Usage / Monitoring - Web App KPIs - Full Stack / Monitoring - AWS Admin - Which EC2 are in high demand? / Monitoring - Cloud Volumes Ontap - How is Front End (ONTAP) and Back End (EC2) Performance? / Monitoring - data capacity plus snapshot equals total capacity / Monitoring - How does my HCI Environment perform? / Monitoring - Morning Coffee - Cloud Ops / Monitoring - NetApp HCI Lab Admin - How much headroom do I have? / Monitoring - Overall VM Performance / Monitoring - Storage Admin - Which nodes are in high demand? / Monitoring - Storage Admin - Which pools are in high demand? / Optimize - Am I Getting The Most From My ONTAP Efficiencies? / Optimize - EBS Volume Performance / Optimize - On-Prem Storage Optimization / Optimize - Virtual Reclamation and Remediation - AWS / Optimize - Where do I have wasted resources? (Capacity Focus) / Optimize - Where is CVO Storage Efficiency Helping Me? / Storage Admin - Which pools are in high demand? / Storage Operations Morning Coffee (All Vendors) / Tiering - Efficiencies Achieved per Tier / Tiering - Storage Pool Capacities and OverCommit by Storage and Tier / Tiering - Storage Tier Capacity and Performance / Troubleshooting - What Policy Violations Exist in my Environment? / Troubleshooting - When is my NetApp Storage Node Headroom Not Meeting Optimal Utilization? / Troubleshooting - Where Are My Shared Application Resources Impacted? / VMware Admin - Where are opportunities to right size? / VMware Admin - Where can I potentially reclaim waste?


Useful link for NetApp Employees:
https://netapp.sharepoint.com/sites/CloudDataServices/CloudInsightsProduct/SitePages/Home.aspx
Links to:

  • Cloud Insights Field Enablement
  • Cloud Insights Marketing Documents

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Things To Do If You Have Free Time Over Christmas!

2020 has been a bit of a quiet year on this blog. 2020 has been a very crazy year. I've been lucky to be very busy with work. Just that the work I've been busy with doesn't make good blog content for this blog, or is not easy/possible to blog about. Also my "Tech Roundup's" have fallen by the wayside (they took time to compile and I never got time to go over the links myself.) Because of the 2020 madness, I have nearly 2 weeks off over Christmas (usually I take holiday earlier in the year), and it's a chance to catch up on some of the things I didn't get to do in 2020, whilst at the same time chilling out and having a merry time!

1) NetApp Insight 2020 - Content Library:
https://insightdigital.netapp.com/content-library


Vision Keynotes, Mega Sessions, and more!
300+ sessions and breakouts available in the content library.

2) Catch up with the Tech ONTAP Podcasts:
https://soundcloud.com/techontap_podcast

3) Take some training courses in areas that interest you! From - for example:

https://www.pluralsight.com/
https://www.udemy.com/
https://acloudguru.com/
https://www.netapp.com/support-and-training/netapp-university/
https://labondemand.netapp.com/

If it interests you, try googling "Best Python Game Course" or "Best DevOps Course".

Also - if you have access to them - the NetApp TechMaster content is great too.