Recently in my lab I ran out of diskpace. I was not able to clone VMs, nor power on VMs. In the past when this happened I had to Storage vMotion VMs off the storage, delete the VMFS partition, then delete the volume and create it again, format it as VMFS, and Storage vMotion the … Continue reading Expanding VMFS datastores
Category: NetApp HCI
NetApp HCI and Active Directory
I had a customer ask me about using active directory accounts with NetApp HCI. So here is how to do that. Of course this does imply you need a NetApp HCI infrastructure to work with. Start on the LDAP screen. Which is under the Cluster option. Now when you enable you will see a bunch … Continue reading NetApp HCI and Active Directory
PowerShell and NetApp HCI
I have visited a lot of customers over the years, and I know many of them are using Microsoft PowerShell to simplify their IT administration life. PowerShell makes it easier to automate and perform repetitive tasks, and many people just like using it. In fact, one of the libraries in PowerShell is a VMware scripting … Continue reading PowerShell and NetApp HCI
What is NetApp HCI?
As I am in a new job, a few people have asked me what I do. When I say I am on the SolidFire HCI team at NetApp they are curious, usually about what is HCI. This is how I explain it. In the past, we had new server projects, new storage projects and new … Continue reading What is NetApp HCI?