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Hi all, I have a link here which is very useful in step by step in wiping Netapp Disk.. I may have to prove to my security team that the netapp have been completely wipe.
How do I go about it ?
Disks: 42 (Spare: 3)
You titled the post with VNX, why ?
Initializing disks won't wipe them.
You'd want to do a 'disk sanitize' to wipe them clean ...
I hope this response has been helpful to you.
At your service,
Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.
Independent NetApp Consultant, K&H Research http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff
Senior NetApp Instructor, IT Learning Solutions http://sg.itls.asia/netapp
(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)
Thanks Eugene, sorry I'm handling two storage types in my environment and got the title mixed up..
for disk sanitize, I would have to follow the steps below. Just a question as my storage are no longer under warranty, how do I get the disk sanitization license ?
You're very welcome.
I understand title mix up.
Tried to answer to your first post.
Yes, disk sanitize would require a license.
If you're no longer under support, you may still be able to get out of it.
There's two options:
Convince the local NetApp sales rep you'll buy some new NetApp. They could get you a temp license key.
You'd need to also convince your security guys that you're buying the support and license keys for the future.
Option two is to go out and buy a disk shredder. Shredded disks tell no stories.
These are real cool devices. They're like paper shredders, but they chop up disk drives.