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Virtualized ONTAB 8.1 on ESXI maximum total space


Hi everyone,

I am pretty new in NetApp world anyway I start to like it. I have ONTAB Release 8.1.1X34 7-Mode on ESXI 5.1 and I wanna to teach manage it. I found in document that>

You can configure up to a maximum of 220 GB total space for each Simulate ONTAP node. http://support.netapp.com/NOW/knowledge/docs/simulate_ontap/Simulate_ONTAP_8.1.2.pdf

But have no idea how to do it. In vmware was setup >

Hard disk 1     1GB

Hard disk 2     1,5GB

Hard disk 3     5GB

Hard disk 4     250GB

Reality in netapp looks like that I have 28 1GB disks. So I created one aggrerator with all disk export to nfs and I am a little up to 20GB DataStore. I understand that this is only for teching but where is the magic how to increase disks size to mentioned 220GB.

Some tips links or tutorials will be welcome.

Thanks Martin



Well found article https://communities.netapp.com/docs/DOC-17354 which allow increase to 56 simulated disks. Anyway disk are still only 1GB big. So if someone have some tips how to achieve promised 220Gb will be great info here.

Thanks Martin


hi martin

from the same post https://communities.netapp.com/docs/DOC-17354  

please see this line.

> Note that Data ONTAP 8.1.1 supports simulated disks up to 9GB (type 36 and 37),

use the same command as given in the above post

       % vsim_makedisks -h
% sudo vsim_makedisks -n 14 -t 23 -a 2
% sudo vsim_makedisks -n 14 -t 23 -a 3
% ls ,disks/

replace -t 23 (1GB ) to -t 36 or 37 (9GB) and try

hope this helps



Thank you, you're absolutelu right.

My notes from my first netApp fight:

> priv set advanced

*> useradmin diaguser unlock

> useradmin diaguser password      

    Please enter a new password: <password>

    Please enter it again: <password>

*> systemshell

   login: diag

   password: <password>

% setenv PATH "${PATH}:/usr/sbin"

% echo $PATH

% cd /sim/dev

% ls ,disks/

% vsim_makedisks -h

sudo vsim_makedisks -n 14 -t 37 -a 2

sudo vsim_makedisks -n 14 -t 37 -a 3

% ls ,disks/

% exit

*> useradmin diaguser lock

*> priv set admin

> disk show -n

> disk assign all

> disk show -v

> reboot

> disk assign all

Now I am able to use full lab netapp enviroment. Thank you again.



nice to hear its working for you. glad to help


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