Introducing StorageGRID Webscale Metrics API

StorageGRID Webscale provides highly scalable S3-compatible object storage. One system can be composed of hundreds of StorageGRID Webscale nodes deployed across Docker, VMWare, engineered systems (appliances), and even in the cloud. StorageGRID Webscale 11.0 makes managing heterogenous nodes easier by introducing a new metrics database engine that collects system and services level attributes and makes … Read more

WORM S3 Buckets with StorageGRID Webscale (Updated July 2017)

This is an update to a post from November 2016. A while ago, NetApp released version 10.4 of StorageGRID Webscale, our massively-scalable, S3-compliant Object Store. With this release, we enhanced our support for S3 Bucket Policies, which now simplify the creation of Write-Once-Read-Many buckets (WORM). Those WORM buckets allow the creation of new objects, but do not allow overwrites, … Read more

Provision Storage like a Service Provider with NetApp Service Level Manager

As storage administrators, we often have responsibility to deliver the exact resources needed from a performance or capacity perspective for any specific workloads on demand. Do you find yourself saying “I have to deal with too many complexities and spend lot of effort to find out which storage pool has the required capacity and performance … Read more

SolidFire SDKs v1.4 – What’s new?

On May 25 the SolidFire Host Integrations team released version 1.4 of the SDK in three languages. Get more info or download them here: Java SDK Python SDK .NET SDK So – what’s new? This release supports SolidFire Element OS versions 7 through 9.1 Added new parameters to existing calls: AddDrives – forceDuringUpgrade AddNodes – … Read more

Automate Cluster Setup in 12-Steps with ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit 4.1

With the latest release of the ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit, a new set of cluster cmdlets are now available that support cluster setup. The following cmdlets can be used for cluster setup: Add-NcCluster Add-NcClusterNode Get-NcClusterCreateProgress New-NcCluster Let’s walk through the process of using these cmdlets. A FAS2552 two-node switchless cluster will be the example system. The … Read more

Easing development efforts with the SolidFire SDKs

SolidFire recently announced the debut of two SDKs that facilitate integrating products with our storage technology. I’ve been the Senior CloudStack Developer at SolidFire for four years now — focusing exclusively on Apache CloudStack and enabling it to deliver many of the benefits offered by SolidFire. Once the Java and Python versions of the SolidFire … Read more

Using StorageGRID Webscale with AWS S3 CLI

One of the great things about StorageGRID Webscale is that it offers comprehensive S3 support, which is 100% compatible with the AWS S3 SDKs. This makes application code portable, as it does not rely on proprietary object storage APIs. And that applies to the command line too. In this post, I’ll show you how to access StorageGRID’s S3 … Read more

WORM S3 Buckets with StorageGRID Webscale

NetApp recently released version 10.3 of StorageGRID Webscale, our massively-scalable Object Store. One of the release highlights for me was definitely the support of S3 Versioning. This feature allows you to create multiple S3 objects with the same key in one bucket. By using a combination of versioning and S3 Bucket Polices, we can now create Write-Once-Read-Many buckets … Read more

Understanding and Troubleshooting the NetApp Manageability SDK

The NetApp Manageability SDK (NMSDK) is an extremely powerful resource for programmatically interacting with your NetApp ONTAP systems. Included with the NMSDK is the ZExplore Development Interface which will auto-generate the relevant code that you will need to execute. With ZExplore at your disposal, the only steps required to create a new script is: Look … Read more