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Show IO on Netapp

I think I might be hitting the IO limits of what my Netapp can deliver, as I have been adding more servers to my cluster and iowait has gone up on each server. However, how do I quantify this? How ...
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GETATTR issues with linux and netapp

We're having an issue with our linux systems connecting to our netapp via NFS. The read/write IOPS are only around 1000/s but the GETATTR calls are almost 10,000! I found this bug but it says, it was ...
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NFS mount in Windows - can't copy files with 600 permissions

I have a Netapp with some NFS exports for VMware storage. I want to mount the snapshots on a Windows 2012 R2 server in order to copy all of the virtual machine files to tape. I can mount the share ...
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linux + how to know the time details from df command

is it possible to know when partition was mounted from storage volume? for example latly we know about that netapp19:/volume/orsdcp_nfs was mounted on /oraT but how to know when? ( regarding that ...
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NetApp reconfigure aggregate

I have one second-hand NetApp FAS2020, ONTAP 7.3.6, with 12 disks. There is created 1 aggregate (aggr0) and all 12 disks are in this single aggregate (10 data, 1 parity, 1 dparity), no spare disks. ...
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Premature SMB/CIFS Session Close (System error 1312) with Password on SMBv2

In attempting to issue a "net use" to a NetApp share, I'm experiencing a very unique situation. A particular user is required to issue scans across a CIFS, however that user (which has full ...
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List shares and ACL's on NETAPP Vfiler

Does anyone know of a Powershell script that will list all shares and their ACL's on a NETAPP vfiler?
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FCOE on CentOS 6.5. port state offline

I am a network engg, and this is the first time I am trying to get FCOE working. Here is my setup: Centos server --------- transit switch ---- FC gateway ---- FC switch --- Netapp I believe the ...
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Exchange 2010 New database on a SAN - best practice

We currently have a single database (on it's own Netapp Volume and LUN) and a separate Volume and LUN for the transaction logs. So, to map it out as the server sees it: C:\ Server Install D:\ ...
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Do I need btrfs scrub if a lower layer also scrubs?

I have a multi-TB btrfs made up of virtual disk images that live on NetApp NFS filers. The data are redundant at the NetApp level, so the btrfs is RAID-0. In addition to providing redundancy, the ...
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Cannot access network share from only one PC

It's a strange problem. I'm very confused. In my Test Lab, I have configured NetApp virtual storage appliance and configured shares. This NetApp appliance is connected to domain and any domain user ...
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How do I create NFS exports on virtualised NetApp from CLI?

How do I list the NFS exports from clustered NepApp from command line? While I was able to create volumes and to configure an export policy I am unable to find which are the exports that I should be ...
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Now to add ssh publickey to Clustered NetApp for Active Directory user?

I am trying to load my ssh public key on a netapp instace but it seems that it does not allow me to add my key. lcy2-dosvm01::security login publickey> load-from-uri -uri ...
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NETAPP - Enable on-box DNS load balancing in an Active Directory environment

I have a NetApp Data Ontap 8.3 SP1 with 4 LIF. LIF1 - 192.168.0.1 LIF2 - 192.168.0.2 LIF3 - 192.168.0.3 LIF3 - 192.168.0.4 There is a SVM, configured as NAPP0 and joined to an Active Directory ...
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Using NDMP Device as Storage in Symantec Backup Exec 2012

In our backup system, a group of servers are being backed up using Symantec Backup Exec 2012 to HP Disk Cartridges. We use HP Ultrium 5-SCSI as the disk drive, and HP 1x8 G2 Autoloader to load the ...
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How to delete files on NetApp ONTAP 7 by using CLI

As a volume containing a LUN filled up to 100% on a NetApp FAS running ONTAP 7.x, the LUN went offline automatically, stopping the VMs. Now we need to delete snapshots or files on the volume to ...
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iSCSI to NetApp FAS: high latency for write load

Problem A Linux iSCSI initiator is seeing high service times when writing to a NetApp FAS target exposing a bunch of LUNs. Where to look for the cause and how to resolve this? Reproduction I am ...
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NetApp NFS Exports with all_squash

We've got a NetApp filer (v8.1.4) with a UNIX-style qtree sharing a volume to a number of different machines (web content for a cluster of front-end and application servers) over NFS. We're trying to ...
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NetApp Performance Archiver failed to close file

I have a newly configured (not by me) NetApp FAS-2040 running OnTAP 8.0.2. It's spewing a log message every 15 seconds: [perf.archive.file.close.fail:warning]: Performance archiver failed to close ...
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NetApp Backup Strategy - Snapshots to SnapMirrors to Tape?

In a previous question we discussed the pros and cons of relying exclusively on NetApp snapshots for backups. I now find myself in this situation as our aging legacy Symantec BackupExec tape server ...
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List shadowcopy timestamps of netapp

Is there a way (powershell, commandline, api, snmp) to list the snapshot timestamps of a file on a network location. So i'm searching for an automation of what windows is doing, when you click ...
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NetApp API to fetch 'df' output

I'm currently fiddling with a project using the ONTAPI (perf stats monitoring sort of thing). What I'm wanting to do is reproduce the information from 'df' and 'df -s'. Doing well so far, because ...
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NetApp - Snapshot Full

I am seeing a bunch of Snapshot Full warning events being generated recently from various volumes on our filers: A Warning event at 22 Jun 10:03 Alaskan Daylight Time on Snapshot ...
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7-Mode snapmirror status post link change

In a Netapp with a snapmirror relationship to another Netapp in 7-mode, what are my options of checking replication performance through Data Ontap? We upgraded the link and want to know how snapmirror ...
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NetApp - Copy volume data to LUN on same filer

I'm trying to copy a volume /vol/Archive_chi to a LUN (LUN volume = /vol/ArchiveLUN_chi ; LUN = ArchiveLUN ; LUN PATH = /vol/ArchiveLUN_chi/ArchiveLUN). I tried ndmpcopy /vol/Archive_chi ...
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User not functioning after backup and restore of database to another server in SQL Server 2005

We have a database called 'foo' on the first sql server instance called 'SQL01' that is backed up nightly via a snapshot with Snap Manager for SQL Server and then flex cloned and restored to a second ...
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Verify that a NetApp is no longer in use

I'm working on retiring a failing NetApp cluster. It offers iCSCI, NFS, and CIFS volumes to the network. For CIFS, we're fairly under control there. It's a limited set of shares, and there's recent ...
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NetApp cluster fail to start

I have a big problem with my FAS2020 (configured as iScsi storage for 2 esxi 4 server). I couldn't ping the 2 ip address of the FAS so I connect by the serial port with putty for monitoring the boot ...
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ESXI 5.5 NFS to NFS copy is slow

i'm running esxi 5.5u2 standalone with 3 datastores , (local , netapp (nfs) and synology (nfs ) There are two Gigabit network adapters configured. One per vswitch. One for storage and the other for ...
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When it makes sense not to setup quota on NetApp volumes?

As I got a NetApp that was configured by somebody else I observed that all volumes do have quotas on them and due to this it seems that very often we end-up with problems because someone forgets to ...
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NetApp filer - resetting NTFS permissions with fsecurity?

I have a NetApp filer, with a CIFS export. The permissions have been locked down on it, to a point where it's no longer accessible. I need to reset the permissions on this - I've figured out I can ...
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NetApp RAID DP - and disk space of parity drives

I've been reading: http://community.netapp.com/t5/Tech-OnTap-Articles/Back-to-Basics-RAID-DP/ta-p/86123 That basically describes RAID-DP as diagonal parity raid. But there's one thing that's ...
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Open NetApp CIFS Share

I have a CIFS share on a NetApp device. I want this share to be completely open to any user/computer on the same network. I don't want any authentication (domain, workgroup, etc) required; no ...
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load average from netapp filer

i'm currently trying to monitor the 5-min system load average from a netapp filer, via snmp or ontapi apis. currently i'm running a cron job every 5 minutes and calculate the average percent, but i'm ...
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Get NetApp disk shelf serial number using 7-mode CLI

Is it possible to get the serial number of attached disk shelves from the controller CLI? I have 3 DS4246's attached to a FAS8020 7-mode HA pair controller. Maybe I'm staring right at it in the ...
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Netapp RSH Failing

I have two NetApp Filers that are part of a cluster (Version 7.1.3). I'm able to connect to one of the filers via RSH fine, but the second filer is failing with this error: [rshd_0:info]: couldn't ...
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vSphere Datastore for specific datatypes: NFS or iSCSI

I am looking into improving performance in my vSphere environment. We are using a NetApp appliance with all VMs stored in Datastores that are mounted via NFS. It was suggested to me that, for some ...
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Migration to Cisco Nexus 3064-T

In my environment I have 9 ESXi servers (ProLiant DL360 G7 & DL360p Gen8) and NetApp FAS2240 that is used for storage (NFS datastores). Currently, we have 1Gbps network with multiple VLANs ...
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Max SAS throughput of a disk stack?

I've been trying to figure out something. I have a stack of SAS shelves (attached to a NetApp if that's relevant). Each devices within the shelf is 6G SAS. According to the vendor, the sustained ...
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NetApp FAS 2040 LDAP Win2k8R2

I am trying to get my FAS2040 to action user lookups using LDAP, below is the filer configuration options: filer> options ldap ldap.ADdomain dc1.colour.domain.local ldap.base ...
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How can I query the NetAPP ONTAP API without using the SDK?

I have a bunch of NetApp filers, which I've been accessing via ssh with public-private key pairs. I would like to extend what I'm doing - we're repeatedly hitting limitations where e.g. ssh is ...
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NetApp OnTap: Reference by IP or Cluster Name?

I have a new NetApp Ontap cluster, and I'm trying to figure out how to document procedures for using it within my organization. It has a cluster name (netapp-cm, creative, I know), and I've allocated ...
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NetApp filer - lots of 'low water mark' CPs triggering on idle filer

I've 4 NetApp 2240-4 filer heads. They're single chassis 'cluster in a box' so two separate units. Over the last few days, at about the same time - all of them started logging a LOT of Low water ...
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How do I configure a CIFS only NetApp filer for ssh public-private key access?

I've a NetApp filer that's running exclusively CIFS. (/vol/vol0 is CIFS exported) Account logins via ssh are possible as DOMAIN\username, but we're having difficulty with configuring ssh ...
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default NTFS permissions on NetApp CIFS share

Basic premise is that I've created a share and permissioned it up and I can't then change permissions, or even create a folder in it. Volume: /vol/ProjectData Share /vol/ProjectData as ...
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Netapp ONTAP 7.3 - Upgrade gotchas?

So ONTAP 7.3.2 just became GD. Has anyone taken the plunge -- GA or GD alike? What platform are you running? What are your licensed features -- NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, FC, Multistore, API, etc? Any ...
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What is good book for administration & configuration of Storage logical arrays? [closed]

I am looking for a book which can explain pros and cons of different combination of configurations/policies of storage Arrays and may also suggest some best practices for certain scenarios for e.g. ...
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Kerberized root user on RHEL 5/6

I'm currently involved with getting NFSv4 and Kerberos. We've decided to bite the bullet and try and make the transition. Our environment is: Windows AD LDAP auth on Linux against said AD. ...
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Proper Steps to Shutdown NetApp FAS 3020 with Shelves?

I have a netapp with several shelves that is going to have to be moved. Various servers have NFS mounts from it. What is the proper procedure to shut it down and start it up? I would guess shutting ...
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Does a NetApp NAS provide features with VMware compared to a ZFS based NAS?

Are there feature advantages from a VMware point of view to use a NetApp nas instead of a ZFS based NAS running e.g. OmniOS? Another way to formulate the question: Are there features unlocked when ...