If You notice more and more ‘buzz’ about cloud, and you wish to learn what Google can offer in this area, there isn’t any better time to start than now. Especially if you can do it for free, right? But why do you want to jump into that rabbit hole? Well, it seems that “Cloud” isn’t just a fad, temporary fashion. It seems that Cloud – and Public Cloud Providers are here to stay for good. And GCP (Google Cloud Platform) has a nice offer to try it out for free. The offer available right now: free tier + $300 for people who meet the requirements of their promotion, check out the screen-cast:
In Clustered Data ONTAP 8.x and ONTAP 9 there are multiple log files. If you plan to review logs, the good place to start is EMS log file. The Event Management System (EMS) collects events that are noticed by ONTAP. It also provides filtering mechanism for easy review. EMS events can be viewed from the clustershell – You can review node’s log by executing command
cluster1::> event log show
This command will print all events from the newest ones to the oldest from the current period (last 4000 events). You can also specify a date range or time for the events, for example to print all events from last 10 minutes:
In my last screencast I make a quick introduction to ONTAP 9’s Graphical User Interface – OnCommand System Manager. System Manager is developed and updated for a long time, since ONTAP 8.3 it is already included in standard ONTAP build as a webservice that can be accessed via most modern internet browsers via cluster management IP address. However, with ONTAP 9 NetApp has re-design the GUI, completely modifying the Navigation Pane. Watch the screencast (7:30 mins) to see the GUI in a nutshell.
To access a Graphical User Interface for Your ONTAP cluster, You can either access:
In this screencast I’m going through available menus and options and also briefly show You how easy it is to create a brand new volume, check or edit the namespace and share it via CIFS. To validate the work, I also accessed the share via Windows Explorer and created a test-file to provide I have a read-write access to that particular share. Of course, there are quite a few things to consider in Your every-day production environment when it comes to creating new shares. For one I do not mention anything about share permissions, or even a security style of my volume. However, this was just a brief introduction of how easy it is to start. You can also check my post about NetApp cDOT – Namespace, junction path if you are not sure what namespace is.
In Your everyday activities, operations such as aggregate creation, or SVM creation will most likely not be Your everyday tasks. In most cases, You will probably focus more on SVM management, or event/incident monitoring and troubleshooting. That’s why I have focused a little bit more on the Storage Virtual Machine management. In case of any questions please feel free to leave a comment here or on Youtube, I will try to answer as soon as possible.