2011-01-21 02:21 PM - last edited on 2014-09-29 11:31 AM by alissa
I'm happy to announce that we have posted the simulator for Data ONTAP 8.0.1:
There are two zip files (one for 7-Mode and another for Cluster-Mode). We've also updated the licenses file to include licenses for deduplication and compression.
Couple of things to note:
As always, this Community is the best place for questions and discussions related to the simulator. For more general questions about how to manage Data ONTAP appliances, there may be other forums which are more appropriate.
Thanks and take care,
2011-01-21 04:54 PM
Good question. Here's my suggestion of the Top 10 things to try:
Most of these are relatively basic, but if you're new to Cluster-Mode it will be a great way to get more familiar. The documentation should help. I'm not sure if there's another Community for Cluster-Mode questions, but that would be a good place to follow up if you get stuck somewhere.
Take care and hope that helps,
2011-01-21 05:21 PM
I had really good luck with the 8.0 cmode sim and will download 8.0.1 this weekend. One thing on the cluster network I found with VMware Fusion is that you have to specify -mtu 1500 for the cluster network lif. The default 9000 didn't work on my MacBook Pro, but when I set it to 1500 the second sim joined the cluster with no issues.
2011-01-21 06:18 PM
Great point! I think it's possible to reconfigure the virtual networks to support jumboframes (at least in Windows), but by default the MTU should be set to 1500. It shouldn't matter for the simulator since we're not going to be breaking any speed records and the latency on the host-only virtual network should be very low.
2011-01-21 06:34 PM
Just to follow up, I noticed that there's a Cluster-Mode group on the Communities:
That might be a great place to get any help on C-Mode questions.
2011-01-22 03:29 AM
Great feedback. Have a new PC so just setting up vmworkstation (free for VCP, result) and will work my way through your list. Will upload my method to my blog if people want to follow.
Update - Blog
2011-01-22 09:13 AM
Can this be installed on ESXI 4.1? I added it to my datastore , but I can't seem to add it to my inventory.
EDIT:Nevermind, lets just call it user error.
2011-01-22 03:43 PM
Unfortunately, I just created my account and I have guest only rights. I'm not able to download the simulator.
I’m learning the documentation, but cannot practice to much, what a shame.
2011-01-24 10:22 AM
Data ONTAP 8.0.1 (and earlier) contain some 3rd-party IP that contractually obliges us to limit distribution to existing customers and partners. So for now we need users to verify that they are existing customers or partners by authenticating via their NOW account to download the simulators. We're looking to change those limitations in future versions of Data ONTAP, but for the time being you need to have a NOW account associated with a current customer or partner.