Powershell: Gather NetApp Snapshot Details

Problem: Gathering snapshot statistics is a tedious task when looking at autosupports and cli output. I needed to gather information about oldest snapshot, average number of snaps per day, total snapshots, and other various information. Solution: A powershell script using the Data ONTAP PS Library. Read more for the script.

SnapManager for Exchange: Backup Tasks

There’s quite a lot of information out there on backup tasks, my biggest frustration is that the wizard is not very standard on creating the backup tasks, it’s much easier if you know what you’re doing to create the tasks manually and leave the backup wizard outta the picture. Here’s the common command line arguments … Continue reading “SnapManager for Exchange: Backup Tasks”

300k IOPS – NetApp Flash Pools

Had some fun today with a new feature in OnTap 8.1.1, Flash Pools. You basically create an aggregate with two different disk types, SSD and SAS or SATA. In doing this you create another pool of flash just for that specific aggregate. Very cool feature that will bring NetApp a long way in the proving … Continue reading “300k IOPS – NetApp Flash Pools”