I am Scott Peiffer, Sr. Director from the ONTAP System Manager Product Management & Technical Marketing team. Thank you to our many passionate customers and partners for sharing your feedback on System Manager 9.8. This post is to provide you with background on the changes being made to ONTAP, information on how to learn more about these changes, and guidance on how best to provide feedback to NetApp. ONTAP System Manager simplification is to directly address your changing needs as you work to support larger data sets, with new applications while expanding into hybrid multi-cloud environments. The simplification effort has been data driven. Significant time was spent on determining and setting smart defaults based on NetApp best practices, automating, and simplifying many of the everyday tasks, and then prioritized workflows that were most frequently used. Since ONTAP provides AIQ with metrics on feature usage, we were able to understand what features our customer use most and what is infrequently used. The feedback that has been received is being considered and prioritized. To be transparent, there are other items which will not be addressed as they are considered complex, infrequent, or unneeded based on our desire to provide our customers with self-managing storage. We also hear analysts, for example Gartner stating by 2023, 60% of organizations will use infrastructure automation tools as part of their DevOps toolchains, and improve application deployment efficiency by 25%. (source: Market Guide for Infrastructure Automation Tools, May 2020). API driven integrations will be essential to our customers success. Anecdotally, we have heard in our virtual EBCs that many of our globals and large enterprise customers are managing their infrastructure with tools such as Service Now and Remedy, and even homegrown tools that consolidate service management across various vendors in their data center, all based on API services. There are a number of such tools that operate in infrastructure and application context that we are looking to support... To aid you in this transition we have published an extensive set of documents here: https://community.netapp.com/t5/Tech-ONTAP-Blogs/Where-can-I-learn-more-about-System-Manager-9-8/ba-p/162249 Please continue to share your feedback though your NetApp account teams! This is how we can best aggregate feedback, address your needs and respond. Help us along this journey with your improvement suggestions. Sincerely, Ravi Chhabria (VP Engineering) Scott Peiffer (Sr. Director ONTAP System Manager Product Management & Technical Marketing)
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Hi Folks, Is there any specific user guide to configure NDMP with veritas netbackup 8.3. I have already gone through all sort of documentation on netapp. Can some one answer my below questions. We have AFF400 for which i have LACP 2 ports (e0f/e0h as a0b) which are of 10Gb each and created separate broadcast domain. Does LACP works on the NDMP backup with veritas? 1. I have currently tapes drives configured with Hitachi NAS now, can we use the same tape drives to configure NDMP on netapp. Will there be any issues or errors with current tape drives which is working fine on HNAS? If so how exactly the zoning should be done ( Tape Drives and Netapp ports zoning since i use LACP can i add both the ports on each node and make one zone per node). Is this the correct way ? 2. Is it mandatory to create intercluster LIF's? 3. LIF assigned should be in the same IP range as the backup network? 4. Any requirement that we should use Accelerator for NDMP from Netbackup ? PS:-- For NetApp filers, Accelerator for NDMP supports only the DUMP format. Consult your NetApp documentation for specific details about its DUMP format. prod prod-01_mgmt1 up/up 10.10.50.100/24 prod-01 e0M true prod-02_mgmt1 up/up 10.10.50.102/24 prod-02 e0M true cluster_mgmt up/up 10.10.50.103/24 prod-01 e0M true vserver1 datalif10 up/up 10.10.100.20/24 prod-01 a0a true vserver2 datalif20 up/up 10.5.197.61/24 prod-02 a0a true Appreciate your help.
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Original cluster nodes are version 9.7p10 and I just added 2x nodes running 9.7p6 (went from 2x node switched cluster to 4x node cluster). I'm going to go through the cluster upgrade process to bring the new nodes up from p6 to p10, but will the nodes already running p10 undergo TO/GB just like the nodes being upgraded from p6 to p10? Or will ontap skip the upgrade process on the nodes already running p10? Thanks so much!
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We are relatively new to netapp on tap and have been trying to configure LDAP (FreeIPA LDAP) on the ONTAP 9.8 simulator to allow LDAP users to login to the admin ssh. So far we have followed this documentation to create the client config and associate it with the cluster server, adding the addition auth methods to the ns-switch configuration, and adding the user to the security login configuration with the ldap application and nsswitch auth method. https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.pow-adm-auth-rbac%2FGUID-21B12DB3-AE7D-447C-A9AC-77D7D260685A.html&lang=en However we still are unable to authenticate with an ldap user to a ssh session to the management port. This is what the event log shows: 4/10/2021 00:42:43 node-01 NOTICE sshd.auth.loginDenied: message="Failed keyboard-interactive / pam for testuser1 from 172.16.239.1 port 53673 ssh2 "
4/10/2021 00:38:28 node-01 DEBUG secd.unexpectedFailure: vserver (Cluster) Unexpected failure. Error: Ldap Get full user info procedure failed
**[ 0] FAILURE: 'Ldap' configuration not available Client Configuration, check, nsswitch and security login: node::vserver services name-service ldap> show
node::vserver services name-service ldap client> show
Client LDAP Active Directory Minimum
Vserver Configuration Servers Domain Schema Bind Level
------- ------------- --------------- ----------------- ----------- ----------
node node 172.16.239.12 - RFC-2307 simple
node::vserver services name-service ldap> check -vserver node
Client Configuration Name: node
LDAP Status: up
LDAP Status Details: Successfully connected to LDAP server "172.16.239.12".
LDAP DN Status Details: All the configured DNs are available.
node::security login> show
User/Group Authentication Acct Authentication
Name Application Method Role Name Locked Method
-------------- ----------- ------------- ---------------- ------ --------------
admin console password admin no none
admin http password admin no none
admin ontapi password admin no none
password admin no none
admin ssh password admin no none
autosupport console password autosupport no none
testuser1 ssh nsswitch admin - none
node::vserver services name-service ns-switch> show
Vserver Database Order
--------------- ------------ ---------
node hosts files,
node group files
node passwd files,
svm0 hosts files,
svm0 group files
svm0 passwd files
svm0 netgroup files
svm0 namemap files
8 entries were displayed. running the access-check it certainly appears that it can query for the user and get the correct response (verified with ldapsearch on the ldap server). node::vserver services*> access-check authentication show-ontap-admin-unix-creds -vserver node -unix-user-name testuser1
User Id: 1896000001
Group Id: 1896000001
Login Shell: /bin/sh We are wondering if the default schema RFC 2307 supports the FreeIPA centos 8 identity manager default configuration, or if we need to specify specific LDAP attributes for it to use during authentication... Any help or suggestions are appreciated
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Hi guys, I have a Dell NetWorker client and we need to create a backup repository on NetApp. Are there NetApp best practices for working with NetWorker? We need to be more efficient in dedup and compress on NetApp. Thanks!
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