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Data ONTAP 8.0.1 Simulator available for download from NOW

miroslav

Hi folks,

 

I'm happy to announce that we have posted the simulator for Data ONTAP 8.0.1:

 

   http://now.netapp.com/NOW/download/tools/simulator/ontap/8.0/

 

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:

 

  1. the  Data ONTAP version string inside the simulators says "Data ONTAP  8.0.1RC3X16" instead of just "Data ONTAP 8.0.1". The code is identical  to the generally available release of Data ONTAP; the RC3X16 build is  the build that GA is based on.
  2. In order to create a  Cluster-Mode cluster, you'll need to extract the contents of the zip  file twice. Rename the first one something like "DOT801-Cm1", and the  extract it again and rename it "DOT801-Cm2". Then run setup and init  within each node, run cluster create in Cm1, and run cluster join in  Cm2. For more information, please see the Cluster-Mode documentation available on the NOW site.

 

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,

Miroslav

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mohsinshavez

Hi All,

 

When i open the link provided to download the zip file I am receiving an unauthorized access error.

 

Can someone please help me out???


@miroslav wrote:

Hi folks,

 

I'm happy to announce that we have posted the simulator for Data ONTAP 8.0.1:

 

   http://now.netapp.com/NOW/download/tools/simulator/ontap/8.0/

 

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:

 

  1. the  Data ONTAP version string inside the simulators says "Data ONTAP  8.0.1RC3X16" instead of just "Data ONTAP 8.0.1". The code is identical  to the generally available release of Data ONTAP; the RC3X16 build is  the build that GA is based on.
  2. In order to create a  Cluster-Mode cluster, you'll need to extract the contents of the zip  file twice. Rename the first one something like "DOT801-Cm1", and the  extract it again and rename it "DOT801-Cm2". Then run setup and init  within each node, run cluster create in Cm1, and run cluster join in  Cm2. For more information, please see the Cluster-Mode documentation available on the NOW site.

 

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,

Miroslav


 

allison

@mohsinshavez You need to be a validated support site user in order to download software from the support site. Right now, it doesn't look like you have that access. If you hve a valid support contract and think you should have access to this software, please file a support site ticket.

sakthisaravananp

unable to download the 8C

allison

The Simulators are only available to verified customers. If you believe you should have access to downloading, please submit a support ticket with your login information. http://mysupport.netapp.com/eservice/assistant

-Cybonix-

Hello Alison,

 

I have done so today.  Now I am wondering how long does it take for an update to one's account? 

 

Thank You.

AlexDawson

Hi -Cybonix-, Access upgrade is manual and usually occurs within 24 hours. If you cannot download the simulator after that time, please contact your NetApp account rep to have the issue followed up.

 

The current URL to download the simulator is at http://mysupport.netapp.com/cgi-bin/simulator

SROUMALDARO

HI Miroslav,

I installed the simulator , 8.1 , in Vmworkstation , it is looping , it keeps on rebooting , it is not coming back up , any tips ? Let me know.

Saleem

I have a laptop , do I have to connect an external drives ?

Saleem Roumaldaro

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The NetApp simulator needs to have disks assigned to it, before it can boot DoT.  These disks are virtual and part of the simulator and not VMware VMDK or physical disks on your machine.  Press Ctrl-D to access NetApp maintenance mode and assign the disks to the filer.

I will give it a try and let you know , again , I thank you for everything.

Sincerely,

Saleem Roumaldaro

Service Consultant | Softchoice Corporation

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sredmonarris

So why is the DOT 8.x Simulator not available for a Linux install like previous versions? Is one on the way?

steven_doan

I have been able to successfully install the 8.0.1 simulator on ESXi 4.1, but have encountered an issue with the VMware Tools being out of date and have not discovered how I can update them.

Any suggestions?

ahorja_msufcu_org

Miroslav thanks for your help, I’m all set now.

I was able to set-up the 2 node cluster in about half hour. I used the web interface to set-up the cluster (looks easier for me).

The simulator can run on ESX, but the original VM will have to be converted. I copied the files on a network share and used VMware converter for import them to ESX cluster.

do you have instructions on how to setup 2 node cluster sim on esx?

storage_ergo

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.

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.

I have the same problem, and I can't for the life of me understand why NetApp has this structure.  My very first taste of the NetApp world, and I am not liking it one bit!

Hi ahorja.msufcu.org,

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.

BrendonHiggins

Any top tips for what to "play with" in cluster mode.  It has been a while since I have thought about it?

Bren

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