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This is my best attempt to keep up with the keynote as it happens, Pardon any missed content.
Roger Anderson joins us on stage after a nice media presentation, “who said data wasn’t exciting”
He talks about the value to both Customers and partners, and that they have made this event something special.
And welcomes us to #netappinsight 2016.
The conversation turns to the event, and how it is a netapp milestone, and now with feedback, less general sessions, more breakout sessions and labs than every before.
Roger Introduced George Kurian. He Talks about Digital Transformation, and that Data is the currency of the digital economy.
He goes on to talk about Netapp’s Success in Data Management in the last 20 years.
He brings up Simplify, And Modernize IT in Infrastracture , Scale and Accelerating Business Performance. Examples are SSD, Scale out, and Solidfire.
He talks about Data Silos , and how they Hinder the Data Center, and how the competition focuses on technology that hinders transformation. Netapp’s Data Fabric Enables IT’s Digital Transformation.
He goes into Transforming Netapp to serve you in the New Era of IT. by Serving more device customers with expanding technology innovation.
Next George is Addressing how customers want to buy and consume solutions by embracing the partner ecosystems.
He indicates that Netapp is the fastest Growing San vendor.
He talks about More and More Customers and Services Providers use Cloud because of Netapp Cloud Strategies.
He Introduces the 2016 Innovation Award Finalists. Mercy Technology services took the stage and talked about the success they have had with Netapp and SSD.
He leaves us with one thought. Challenge us to to make us better. And Welcome to Netapp Insight.
George introduces Joel Reich. Joel talks about yesterday’s Data Management, and how it has changed in the last 50 years.
He talks about Data, and the Power of it. Data is the new oil. The Netapp Data Fabric, is the new bank.
The solution to catching in on your new data, is data fabric.
Joe introduces the new all flash FAS AFF A700, and AFF A300. New Hybrid Models FAS9000, FAS8200, FAS 2600.
Joe Shows off the Netapp Flash Platform, with EF, AFF, And Solidfire. Next they plan a video on Solidfire.
Joe talks about Oncommand Insight and the power of Analytics.
Next they close with a demo of Snap Center, Snap Mirror, with AltaVault to the cloud. Next they backup to Storage Grid, and then Azure. Then they show how they can use Data Fabric to restore files from Amazon to your Data Center.
Next they talk about Data in Space, and NASA, and the JPL Data Center. They talk about how they use data transformation from file to object and back, with security. They use Cloud Sync, and do a demo. This allows File to Object, and back Object to file.
Cloud Sync is onthe Amazon Market Place.
Now Henri Richard takes the stage.
He talks about Partnerships, and Introduces Samsung. Samsung talks about trends and the 2.2 connections for each human on the planet. He is talking about the massive amount of data these devices are making.
Samsung talking about 3d NAN, 16TB SSD, and the newly announced 32TB SSD’s. They talk about Z-NAD Z-SSD.
Netapp AFF8020, and Multi-Stream , Custom Firmware for Improved NAND, Endurance.
He closes talking about the History of Samsung and Netapp Innovation.
Next up is Cisco. They play a video featuring Flexpod. Cisco Takes the stage, and they talk about the partnership, and flexpod. How they have 7300 flexpod customers, 1100 partners, and more.
Next they discuss the Digital Transformation, and the driving changes in IT. They detail how Application Architectures , Operational Models, and Consumption models need to change , and we are living those shifts today.
Next Cisco talks about the Data Center Strategy, and how they have making strides with a Programable infrastructure , policy driven platform. They talk about Solidfire and Flexpod, and overall customer simplicity.
Next up is Fujitsu. They talk about the Human centric innovation.
The planned follow up to the Ubiquiti UniFi AP deployment/RaspberryPi controller post about running an ELK stack on the controller is on hold; there are no preexisting binaries for the ARM platform and a successful compile from source has eluded me so far. So instead we’re going to walk through setting up an L2TP/IPSEC VPN up on Ubiquiti’s EdgeRouter line of routers. Ubiquiti has a good guide here that will get you 90% of the way there, but is missing a few key pieces of info.
I recently got fed up with the mediocre coverage and speeds of my home wireless network even after throwing DD-WRT on the pair of APs (Netgear and Linksys .11n) to eek out all the performance I could. So I decided to take the plunge and go up market a bit with a couple APs from Ubiquiti Networks.
I went with a pair of UAP (.11n) and UA-AC-LR (.11ac) units for a mix of coverage in light usage areas and better performance in high usage areas, along with a RaspberryPi 2 to act as the controller. Since the UniFi APs are becoming more popular among home users, and I can’t be the only one wary of putting management functions in the cloud, I decided to document the setup process. (more…)
Today I was asked to gather a list of all VMs within a given cluster and report on their disk usage (all the VMs are thick provisioned) and currently do not have a tool to perform a seemly simple task. After some searching I have found many versions of this script around the internet but none that quite suited me needs. I have modified about 50% of the original script to suit my needs and added these features.
Prompts for vCenter hostname or IP
Requires user to select a cluster
Queries vCenter for list of cluster names (for use above)
Limits results to specified cluster
Prompts for output filename
Default saves to current user’s Documents folder
Prints location of filename
Auto launches file once complete
I should also mention that I am not a script writer. My abilities exist in finding, understanding (most of the time), and modifying existing Powershell scripts. I will be unable to assist with drastic modifications to any script.
Requirements: VMware PowerCLI, vCenter Credentials with appropriate permissions
How to run: Save below script to .ps1 format and run from PowerCLI. No need to modify anything to make compatible with your environment.