ONTAP 9 – Introduction to CLI (screencast)

Few days ago I’ve recorded a short screencast – Introduction to Command Line Interface for ONTAP 9 (or clustered Data ONTAP 8.x since on this level there is no difference). It’s just over 6-minute video designed rather for beginners.

If you liked the content and you wish to learn a little bit more, you can check out those posts:

All comments, questions, suggestions are as always very welcome.

NetApp cDOT – Restore SVM root volume

In my previous entry I have briefly describe how you can protect SVM root volume by using load-sharing mirrors. (The post can be found here: NetApp cDOT – SVM root volume protection). If you haven’t read it, and you are not sure what are the consequences of root volume not being accessible, I would encourage to give the article a try. Long story short, each SVM (Storage Virtual Machine, a.k.a vserver), has it’s own namespace. Root volume is a root (/) path of SVM. If SVM root volume becomes unavailable all NAS (CIFS/NFS) clients will lose access to all shares from that particular SVM. If you want to read a little bit more into namespace concept, check out my other entry: NetApp cDOT – Namespace, junction path.

Remember: when a SVM root volume became unavailable, it will be disruptive for all NAS clients! Never “experiment” on production environment.

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NetApp cDOT – SVM root volume protection

In this entry I would like briefly  describe how to protect the SVM (vserver) root volume by creating load-sharing mirrors on every node of a cluster. If you are unfamiliar with SVMs, check out my article NetApp cDOT – what is SVM or vserver ?. Every vserver has it’s root volume, which is an entry point fo a namespace provided by that SVM (You can read more about namespaces in NetApp cDOT – Namespace, junction path entry). Continue reading