Understanding volume migration on OpenStack: Intercluster volume migration

Welcome to the final part in this three-part series on Cinder volume migration. So far, we have explored the basics of migrating volumes and the migration of a volume between backends that reside on the same cluster. In this post, we extend the concept of moving volumes to backends that are on different clusters. If … Read more

Understanding volume migration on OpenStack: Intracluster volume migration

In part two of this series, we will look at an example scenario, where a volume is migrated between backends that lie on the same cluster. In case you haven’t been through part 1 already, you should definitely do so and obtain a general overview of Cinder volume migration. This post examines the configurations necessary … Read more

Getting Started with NetApp and Ansible: Install Ansible

Automation and Configuration Management are indispensable to an efficient DevOps driven environment. NetApp has supported Ansible modules for ONTAP and Element software.  So, let’s get right to it and see how all this works. Part 1. Install Ansible If you don’t have Ansible already installed, getting it is very easy.  There are multiple ways to get … Read more

Element SW Shines in Second Major Ansible Module Release

Thank you to everyone who’s provided feedback and comments on the Ansible ONTAP modules we released this past May. Your input has helped us with everything from bugs and fixes to ideas for new enhancements and new functionality. We have been listening to your feedback and our new releases incorporate many of your suggestions along … Read more

NetApp, Cisco and Red Hat announce OpenStack on FlexPod SolidFire!

I am happy to share with you the publishing of the second document of the FlexPod SolidFire with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 – Cisco Validated Design (CVD) solution. Paired with its partner Design Guide, this CVD enables an enterprise-grade OpenStack deployment, in an accelerated fashion, with little risk. Deployment Guide (NEW) – is a … 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

How to Deploy Containerized MongoDB on Kubernetes, with NetApp

In this post we will show how to deploy a containerized MongoDB replica-set using StatefulSets on Kubernetes with NetApp Trident and underlying SolidFire or ONTAP storage. It is important to understand the concept of StatefulSets before we go further, if you do not yet know about StatefulSets you can go through this StatefulSet tutorial. MongoDB is no … Read more

Using Connect-SFCluster in SolidFire PowerShell Module

SolidFire’s architecture and API provides a wide range of capabilities. However, implementation of some features, and the collection of some information, requires connecting to both SolidFire Nodes and Clusters. The Connect-SFCluster cmdlet provides the necessary parameters and capabilities to service a wide range of needs. In this post we’ll discuss the Connect-SFCluster cmdlet and the … Read more