A couple of weekends ago my family decided to go camping. We packed up the car with the cooler, the tent, chairs, stove, food. It was stuffed to the brim. We drove up into the mountains and after much deliberation we found the perfect spot. We unpacked and set up the tent, eager to get everything ready before dark. That’s when we realized that we hadn’t packed our sleeping bags. We couldn’t believe it. In spite of all that careful preparation and planning, we had forgotten an essential item. We debated turning around and going home, but decided we had enough layers of clothing to stay warm and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
If only I had a tool that made sure I had packed everything before I left home. Preparation is everything, and that also goes for making sure your infrastructure is prepared for the high-performance compute and storage infrastructure that is NetApp® HCI.
|||What’s validated? |
|vCenter ||vCenter Version Compatibility|
|Customer’s Network||NTP Server |
|IP Address Availability and Gateway on Management Network|
|Switch Configuration (Mellanox and Cisco) ||Spanning Tree Edge Ports|
|VLANs for Management, vMotion, and iSCSI|
Sandy is a Product Marketing Manager at NetApp. She fell in love with high tech living in the Silicon Valley. After a stint in NetApp’s legal department, and a brief time in Taiwan, she found her way back home to Colorado for an MBA. When she’s not in the office Sandy is in the kitchen experimenting with ingredients she’s discovered on her latest travels, running up the closest mountain or planning her next adventure.