2012-06-20 07:31 PM
The page where you go to download the simulator says
Data ONTAP Simulator Requirements
When I click the page it says:
Simulate ONTAP 8 requirements
Does this run on Linux or Windows?
I am new to Ontap so what am I missing here? I am reading up on SRM so I am trying to get Ontap running so I can get used to the interface as I am new to Netapp.
2012-06-21 12:41 AM
Hi, And welcome to NetApp world !
To run a simulator in 7.xx version of DOT, you must have an Linux OS to install it
To run a simulator in 8.xx version of DOT, it's little more simple, you just need a VMware, and the Simulator provided is a VM.
2012-06-21 10:45 AM
FYI on the SIM running on vSphere... it kept crashing on me due to running out space (even though I never allocated all space), other have experienced the same issue. On Workstation/Fusion, I have experienced 0 crashes, probably the only way to run it and it be stable. But YMMV.
BTW, here's a great way to maximize the SIM so you can do more with it in the lab: http://www.wooditwork.com/2012/01/04/installing-maximising-the-netapp-ontap-8-1-simulator/#more-2771