Tech Round Up 28th August 2017

Stuff collected in the last month or so. Mostly links (things to read). And some random notes.
With headings: Adobe, Coding, DevOps, Linux, Microsoft, MySQL, NetApp (Assorted), NetApp Cloud Control, NetApp Customer Stories, NetApp Data Fabric, NetApp NVMe, NetApp The Pub/The Brew, PowerShell (and OCI), QNAP, Regex, Veeam, VMware


Adobe Flash is now officially dead!
“Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners – including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla – Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020...”


Step Up Your Coding Game


Docker vs. Kubernetes vs. Apache Mesos: Why What You Think You Know is Probably Wrong


ROFL: Stack Overflow: Helping One Million Developers Exit Vim
Some people swear by VIM, other people swear at it!


Microsoft Hyper-V Bounty Program Terms
Earn up to $250’000 USD finding/discovering vulnerabilities in Hyper-V.

Configuring Windows Performance Monitor to Capture Disk I/O Activity and Potential Disk Issues

Windows 10 Insider build 16251 lets you link an Android phone to your PC

Microsoft removes ReFS file system create option from Windows 10 Pro
“Microsoft will remove support for creating ReFS (Resilient File System) storage devices for all versions of Windows 10 except for Windows 10 Enterprise and the upcoming Windows 10 Pro for Workstations in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.”


A few tools for working with MySQL:

MySQL Workbench


Toad for MySQL

NetApp (Assorted)

Oracle on Docker + ONTAP = Database as-a-Service (DbaaS)

The Integration of SolidFire into VMware vCenter Just Got Even Easier

SnapCenter 3.0 is now FCS (‘First Customer Shipment’ on 27 July 2017)!

NetApp SnapCenter Software Resources

NetApp AltaVault Resources

ONTAP Select Deploy 2.5 has been released bringing ONTAP Select support for KVM & ESX 6.5!

Leading the Future of Flash with NVMe
Your data deserves the best.

Virtual Storage Console, VASA Provider and Storage Replication Adapter 7, now available as single Virtual Appliance

XCP CIFS* v1.0 has been released
“What is XCP? The NetApp XCP Migration Tool is client software to enable fast and reliable any-to-NetApp and NetApp-to-NetApp data migration.”
*Previously XCP was NFS only

NetApp: 2017 Scale-Out File Storage Market Leader

NetApp AFF A200 Review
“Delivering phenomenal performance under a millisecond is one thing, but here’s the important part, NetApp is doing it with data reduction services turned on to get to that 4:1 capacity guarantee. Wherever the credit lies, the end-product is absolutely fantastic.”

Final 7-mode Data ONTAP Release
“Data ONTAP 8.2.5, the last 7-Mode release, is now available. This maintenance release does not include new features, but it does support new protocols (TLS 1.1 and 1.2) that allow customers to meet PCI-DSS compliance. It is important to update 7-Mode systems to 8.2.5 and stop using TLS 1.0 and SSLv3 to mitigate known protocol-level vulnerabilities.”

NetApp Cloud Control

How to Secure Your Microsoft Office 365 Environment

Cloud Control for Microsoft Office 365
Guard your SaaS data with secure backup and restore.

Access Your Free 30-Day Trial Today

Image: NetApp Cloud Control - What is it?

NetApp Customer Stories

Concerto Cloud Services
Helping Customers Navigate a Multi-Cloud World

Image: 96% Data Reduction in AWS with ONTAP Cloud

NetApp Data Fabric

Data Fabric Solution for Cloud Backup Workflow Guide Using ONTAP Commands (using ONTAP and AltaVault)

NetApp Data Fabric Solution for Cloud Backup
End-to-end data protection solution for NAS File Services

NetApp Data Fabric Solution for Cloud Backup Resources

NetApp Bought Iceland's Greenqloud To Fill Data Fabric Need for Cloud Automation, Orchestration

NetApp NVMe

Leading the Future of Flash with NVMe
Your data deserves the best.

New Frontiers in Solid-State Storage

NetApp Vision for NVMe over Fabrics and Storage-Class Memory

NetApp The Pub/The Brew

Simplifying Trident Management with tridentctl

An Introduction to Cheesecake in OpenStack

WORM S3 Buckets with StorageGRID Webscale (Updated July 2017)

There and Back Again: An OpenStack Tale

Provision Storage like a Service Provider with NetApp Service Level Manager

Trident 17.07 is Available Now!

NetApp Docker Volume Plugin 17.07 Updates and Changes

PowerShell (and OCI)

Welcome to the PowerShell Gallery

Note: Specifically, I was interested in installing the NetApp OnCommand Insight PowerShell Modules as below>

Install-Module Oncommand-Insight -scope currentuser
Import-Module OnCommand-Insight
Get-Command -Module OnCommand-Insight

Also info the OCUM cmdlets here:


QNAP keeps quiet on critical flaw that corrupts data
Tut tut!


Regular Expressions 101


How to get a free Veeam NFR key


vSphere 6.5 Update 1 released on 27th July 2017

Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows
Basically, the next vSphere release (rumors are it will be numbered 6.7 and released early 2018) will be the last release to have Windows-based vCenter...

vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Migration Walkthrough

vCenter Migration Utility