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NetApp ONTAP Storage integration with Cisco Intersight

Carol Chan
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ONTAP Storage integration with Cisco Intersight Cisco and NetApp celebrated the 10-year anniversary of FlexPod® in 2020. We’re excited to kick off the next decade of collaboration by announcing the Tech Preview of NetApp® ONTAP® integration with Cisco Intersight. The Tech Preview starts in February 2021 with participation from customers and partners worldwide.

The integration brings the full value and simplicity of Cisco Intersight infrastructure management service to FlexPod and ONTAP data storage environments. Enterprise SAN and NAS workloads can benefit equally from the integrated management solution.

ONTAP Integration with Cisco Intersight The integration architecture enables NetApp customers to use new management capabilities with no compromise in their existing ONTAP operations. IT users will be able to manage heterogeneous infrastructure from a centralized Cisco Intersight portal. At the same time, they can continue to use NetApp Active IQ®Unified Manager for comprehensive analysis, diagnostics, and reporting of ONTAP data storage environments.

Intersight and Active IQ Unified Manager The Tech Preview allows you to gain firsthand knowledge of the Intersight and ONTAP integrated solution. You’ll learn about inventory and monitoring of ONTAP storage, workflow orchestration for SAN and NAS, creating custom workflows, automation, and more. Most important, we want to get your feedback, which will help strengthen the product to meet customer needs.

The Tech Preview focuses on the following factory-integrated workflows:

  • Create/update/remove hypervisor datastore
  • Create/upgrade/remove storage host
  • Create virtual machine (VM) on hypervisor datastore
  • Create storage virtual machine (SVM) and logical interfaces
  • Create/remove export policy


You’ll also be able to experiment with designing custom workflows that are tailored to the needs of your IT operations.

This is only the beginning of the Cisco Intersight and NetApp collaboration. Stay tuned for more integrated solutions in the coming months.

For more information If you’re interested in joining the Tech Preview, please contact Carol Chan cchan@netapp.com and Nitin Garg ngarg@cisco.com.   You can also learn more about the Tech Preview here:

Carol Chan

Carol Chan is a Senior Product Manager for FlexPod. She joined NetApp in 2018 with 20+ years of enterprise experience. Prior to NetApp, Carol has led product management and marketing at multiple high tech companies including Dell EMC, VCE, Equinix, Sun Microsystems and HPE. Carol has a bachelor degree in Computer Science and MBA from Santa Clara University.

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