NetApp - Technical Reports NetApp Technical Report Full Library View the entire NetApp Technical Report Library Thu, 20 Dec 2012 07:28:19 PST IT as a Service Storage Provisioning Using NetApp Workflow Automation and HP Operations Orchestration NetApp Workflow Automation (WFA) provides a mechanism for standardizing IT administration activities related to NetApp shared storage and publishing them as Web services consumable by enterprise orchestration tools. This report illustrates to IT decision makers the simplicity and low risk inherent in integrating WFA with HP Operations Orchestration (HP OO). It also provides IT administrators and operational staff with guidelines for performing integration tasks, including the integration of storage provisioning workflows and their consumption by HP OO workflows. The architecture outlined here enables clean separation between different administrative roles in a data center and promotes cost efficiency while adapting the IT infrastructure to future needs. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:40:00 PST SnapManager 3.2 for Oracle Best Practices Backup, recovery, and cloning are all complicated tasks that are synonymous with Oracle® database management. NetApp® SnapManager® for Oracle simplifies and automates these complex operations by leveraging NetApp Snapshot™, SnapRestore®, and FlexClone® technologies to provide fast, space-efficient, disk-based backups; rapid, granular restore and recovery; and quick, space-efficient cloning of Oracle databases. This document details the best practices for deploying and using SnapManager 3.0 for Oracle. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 01:08:00 PST Installing SQL Server 2012 on SMB Shares on NetApp Storage With Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012, Microsoft introduces full support for the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. This means you can install SQL Server 2012 with both system and user databases on SMB file shares. This allows you to build end-to-end network-attached storage (NAS) solutions where SQL Server can leverage the data management capabilities of NAS, such as volume autogrow and the ability to shrink NAS volumes. This document describes how to install SQL Server 2012 on an SMB/Common Internet File System (CIFS) share. It also details the requirements for both the Microsoft Windows Server® host and the NetApp® Data ONTAP® controller. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 03:10:00 PDT Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, KVM, and NetApp Storage: Best Practices Guide for Clustered Data ONTAP This technical report provides the current best practices for deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 6 and clustered NetApp® Data ONTAP® 8.1. It is recommended that the reader browse through the document to get an understanding of each chapter and then reference this document as needed for specific requirements. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 01:00:00 PDT Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Performance: Protocol Comparison Using Clustered Data ONTAP 8.1.1 This technical report compares the performance of the Oracle® 11g R2 Real Application Cluster (RAC) using an OLTP workload running in NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP® 8.1.1 and 7-Mode environments over Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), software iSCSI, and Oracle Direct NFS (DNFS). This report demonstrates the readiness of clustered Data ONTAP environments using these protocols to provide a high-performance environment for Oracle Databases. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 01:08:00 PDT ExpressPod Infrastructure Solution Implementation Guide Sun, 28 Oct 2012 12:27:00 PDT NetApp for Oracle Database The NetApp for Oracle® Database NVA enables companies to optimize and protect their Oracle Database infrastructures by providing advanced storage and data management capabilities. The NetApp industry-leading storage solutions provide the features, scalability, flexibility, and availability necessary for a dynamic organization. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:27:00 PDT VMware vSphere on FlexPod: Validated with Data ONTAP Operating in Cluster-Mode and 7-Mode Industry trends indicate a vast data center transformation toward shared infrastructure and cloud computing. Enterprise customers are moving away from silos of IT operation toward more cost-effective virtualized environments, leading eventually to cloud computing to increase agility and reduce costs. This transformation appears daunting and complex because companies must address resistance to change in both their organizational and their technical IT models. To accelerate this process and simplify the evolution to a shared cloud infrastructure, Cisco and NetApp have developed a solution called VMware vSphere® on FlexPod®: Validated with Data ONTAP® Operating in Cluster-Mode and 7-Mode. Cisco and NetApp have thoroughly tested and verified the FlexPod solution architecture and its many use cases while creating a portfolio of detailed documentation, information, and references to assist customers in transforming their data centers to this shared infrastructure model. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:27:00 PDT FlexPod Technical Specifications FlexPod is a predesigned, best practice data center architecture that is built on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), the Cisco Nexus family of switches, and NetApp fabric-attached storage (FAS) or V-Series systems. FlexPod is a suitable platform for running a variety of virtualization hypervisors as well as bare metal operating systems and enterprise workloads. FlexPod delivers not only a baseline configuration, but also the flexibility to be sized and optimized to accommodate many different use cases and requirements. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 03:10:00 PDT Microsoft SQL Server and SnapManager for SQL on NetApp Storage Best Practices Guide This best practice guide is designed to give storage administrators and database administrators the keys to successfully deploy Microsoft® SQL Server® on NetApp® storage. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 01:08:00 PDT Accelerate SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups Deployment on NetApp Storage The higher demand for data availability has driven Microsoft to create solution features such as AlwaysOn Availability Groups. The business demand for high uptime requires that solution builders and administrators remove unplanned data outages. A solid data protection strategy makes sure of accessibility and availability of that data whenever and wherever it is needed to keep business running with as little interruption as possible. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 02:50:00 PDT Best Practices for Domino on NetApp IBM Lotus Domino provides enterprise-grade e-mail, collaboration capabilities, a custom application platform, Web-serving capabilities, and an integrated database system. Domino can be set up and configured in a multitude of ways, and it is not likely that this guide will fit every production scenario. This document is limited in scope to the best practices that pertain to the storage layout of the Domino environment, and there are many additional Domino-server specific best practices. This technical report is not intended to be a definitive implementation or solution guide. Expertise might be required to solve specific deployments. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:13:00 PDT Automating Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Deployment and Storage Provisioning Automation and virtualization of SQL Server on NetApp storage provide significant reductions in cost and increased business agility. This report is designed to help reduce customer and partner deployment times by providing specific guidance for provisioning virtualized SQL Server instances on NetApp storage.
This paper is recommended for the following audiences:<br/>
- SQL Server database administrators<br/>
- Private cloud architects<br/>
- NetApp field personnel and partners
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 02:50:00 PDT
Quota Use Guide for NetApp Storage Systems This guide provides practical guidelines for implementing quotas on NetApp® storage. Two methods are described for quota implementation. The first method employs native Data ONTAP® quotas. The advantage of native quota management is the ability to manage quotas across a multiprotocol environment. Usage can be tracked irrespective of whether a UNIX® user or a Windows® user manipulates data. The goal of this guide is to provide adequate underlying information on how quotas work in a typical environment to enable storage administrators to confidently set up quotas in their own environment. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 03:13:00 PDT Using Integrated Snapshot Copy Backup Feature of IBM DB2 9.5 with NetApp Storage System This technical report describes how to meet challenges posed by shrinking backup and recovery windows using the integrated storage Snapshot™ features of DB2 9.5. Regardless of the size of the database or the level of activity on the storage system, a Snapshot copy is created within a few seconds. The database restore is based on NetApp SnapRestore®, and it dramatically improves the system availability by providing the ability to recover within minutes, instead of hours or days. Snapshot copy backup and restore are made possible by the integrated DB2 Advanced Copy Service, which allows creating Snapshot copies on the underlying storage. The Tivoli Storage Manager takes this functionality to the next level and offers database clone or instantaneous copy of the database and tape backup with a few simple and easy steps. Sat, 01 Sep 2012 10:11:00 PDT NetApp High-Performance Computing Solution for Lustre: Solution Guide The NetApp High-Performance Computing Solution for Lustre provides high-capacity and high-performance E-Series storage platforms that enable the Lustre file system to support very large scalability and extremely high I/O throughput in modeling and simulation environments. The scalable and highly reliable design provides the ability to meet current and future requirements for performance and growth. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:00:00 PDT Siemens PLM Teamcenter: Deployment and Implementation Guide on Data ONTAP Operating in Cluster-Mode This technical report describes in detail how to deploy and implement Siemens® PLM® Teamcenter® on NetApp® Data ONTAP® software operating in Cluster-Mode. It provides information on best practices, the performance of Teamcenter across NetApp storage protocols, deployment options, and the benefits and storage efficiencies that Cluster-Mode offers in a Teamcenter environment. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 03:10:00 PDT VMware vSphere 5 on NetApp Data ONTAP 8.1 Operating in Cluster-Mode NetApp® technology enables data centers to extend their virtual infrastructures to include the benefits of advanced storage virtualization. NetApp leads the storage industry with a single information platform that is hardware agnostic, is able to aggregate disparate forms of hardware together, and can virtualize access to that storage—in effect, a storage hypervisor. NetApp Data ONTAP® 8.1 operating in Cluster-Mode technology is the storage hypervisor: a platform of storage efficiency, VMware integrations, and solutions. This document aligns the server hypervisor with the storage hypervisor by prescribing the best practices for deploying VMware® vSphere® 5 on Cluster-Mode. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 03:10:00 PDT SnapVault Best Practices Guide This document is intended to serve as a deployment guide for architecting and deploying SnapVault® in a customer environment. As always, please refer to the latest technical publications on the NOW™ (NetApp on the Web) site for specific updates on processes, Data ONTAP® command syntax, and the latest requirements, issues, and limitations. This document is intended for field personnel who require assistance in architecting and deploying a SnapVault solution. For further information on Open Systems SnapVault, please refer to the OSSV Best Practices Guide (TR 3466).
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 03:37:00 PDT
Automating Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Installation and Storage Provisioning—the Scripted Solution Automating and virtualizing Exchange on NetApp® storage delivers significant benefits, Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:00:00 PDT Data ONTAP Security Guidance This paper focuses on the administrative data path to the Data ONTAP® 8.1.1 7-Mode operating system. In it we discuss the access methods, identification, and authentication of the local accounts and audit logging. This report contains recommendations and best practices for the security-minded storage administrator. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:27:00 PDT NetApp Media Content Management Solution The NetApp Media Content Management (MCM) solution provides a highly scalable digital repository enabling media operations to consolidate collaborative production and multiformat distribution workflows for greater efficiency. This solution combines:<br />
- Industry-leading bandwidth per rack to reduce file-transfer bottlenecks<br />
- Dense capacity to minimize space, power, and cooling requirements<br />
- Single namespace for multipetabyte repositories<br />
- Wide breadth of production client support<br />
This solution is designed to meet the needs of companies that produce or deliver television, movie, interactive game, music, photography, or social media content. It offers facilities a centralized media repository that is massively scalable, for both capacity and bandwidth, to enable the ingest, management, production, processing, archiving, and delivery stages of their media workflows. This solution enables shared data access and increased efficiency to large-scale collaborative workflows and high-volume delivery operations.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:24:00 PDT
OnCommand Plug-In 3.1 for Windows: Best Practices Guide The NetApp® OnCommand® Plug-In 3.1 for Microsoft® (OCPM) is an enterprise-class storage monitoring application that provides integration with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012. It enables system administrators to monitor, manage, and report NetApp storage. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 08:20:00 PDT NetApp Thin-Provisioned LUNs on RHEL 6.2 Deployment Guide This report discusses the importance of space reclamation and deployment of NetApp thin LUNs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (RHEL 6.2). Sun, 15 Jul 2012 02:31:00 PDT Citrix XenServer and NetApp Storage Best Practice This guide supplements your NetApp storage and XenServer documentation. This chapter includes the following information:
<li>An overview of Citrix XenServer and NetApp storage</li>
<li>NetApp and XenServer storage requirements</li>
<li>StorageLink requirements</li>
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 01:00:00 PDT
Performance Advisor Features and Diagnosis:OnCommand UM 5.0/ 5.1(7-Mode) This Technical Report details more into Performance Advisor Features and Diagnosis capabilities using OnCommand Unified Manager 5.0/5.1 operating in 7-Mode as there are no changes to performance Advisor functionality in OC UM 5.1 (7-Mode).
Performance Advisor provides an easy-to-use interface and the ability to set performance thresholds and alerts on the key performance metrics. This guide documents regular and routine storage performance monitoring and troubleshooting methodologies using Performance Advisor that can be used to track performance changes in a storage system and to take corrective actions before they affect end users.
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 02:50:00 PDT