Category Archive: Clustered Data ONTAP

Jun 04

NetApp Dynamic Storage Types Package

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I am pleased to announce the NetApp Dynamic Storage Types Package. The NetApp Dynamic Storage Types Package will allow setting NetApp storage as an output for vRealize Orchestration (vRO) workflows and in turn as an output for vRealize Automation life cycle management.  This is done by taking advantage of the native dynamic plugin capability in vRO 5.5.2 …

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Jul 22

Version 2.2 of the OnCommand Workflow Automation package for VMware vCenter Orchestrator Released

NetApp has just released version 2.2 of the WFA package for VMware vCO.  The primary improvement of this package is that it now allows the use of WFA 2.2 natively. This was done by adding a job status of “PLANNING”, which is a new job status in WFA 2.2  The package also now supports VMware’s …

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Jun 17

Two New Co-Branded Technical Reports

I’m pleased to announce two new jointly branded NetApp and VMware technical reports:  TR-4308: Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware and TR-4306: Building Automation and Orchestration for Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware. TR-4308 describes the joint NetApp and VMware solution to implement a software-defined storage environment.  This environment is a critical component toward achieving …

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May 15

Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware – Part 4: Advanced Workflow Design with Wrapper Workflows in vCO and WFA

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Its taken me a while to get this post out. I have been swamped with multiple projects in the realm of automation and orchestration for Software-Defined Storage. With that said, lets get into how to create wrapped vCO workflows to call OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) workflows. First, we should have a discussion on workflows by …

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Mar 11

Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware – Part 2: Setup vCO to Call WFA Workflows

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In this part of my series we’ll be discussing setting up vCO to call WFA workflows. I will not be discussing installing vCO, as I am using vCAC 6 and it has a built-in vCO 5.5 environment already. You’ll need to have WFA 2.1 setup as well as vCAC 6 setup and configured. Let’s dive …

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Mar 10

Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware – Part 1: Setup WFA

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Over the past months I’ve given multiple presentations on software-defined storage and how NetApp plays in this space.  I have also been part of a project to integrate NetApp storage into VMware’s Software-defined Data Center model.  NetApp, of course, would be the Software-defined Storage goodness of VMware’s SDDC.  NetApp WFA integrates with vCAC and vCO …

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