Visio by DPTPB: 4-Node NetApp AFF A700 Fabric MetroCluster sample drawing

I’ve haven’t had pleasure to design a solution based on AFF A700 platform yet, maybe one glorious day… Quite often performance / capacity requirements can be fulfilled with lesser platforms like AFF A300 or even AFF A200.

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Gone Golfing – see you in autumn

Woke up today and decided that life is too short and I’d like to spend my summer playing golf rather than working.

I have given two-week notice required by law to my current employer. If you have any outstanding business with me, please reach out within next two weeks. Other than that I’d like to thank all end-customers, resellers and various vendor reps that I’ve had pleasure to work with.

What will you do next?

Don’t know yet. My plan is to take it easy for few months and start serious job hunting around August – September timeframe.

Visio by DPTPB: NetApp FAS/AFF Controller Stencil (V2)

Apr 24, 2017 Visio by DPTPB release update notes

Updated NetApp FAS / AFF DPTPB Visio stencils to follow V2 design where all data is within top-level shape and rear view shapes have connection points for rack placement

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Visio by DPTPB: NetApp AFF A300 Quad-Path SAS cabling sample drawing

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Experimenting with SAS Quad-Path cabling and my new  V2 stencils. AFF A300 with four DS224C shelves

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Visio by DPTPB: Rack Stencil (V2)

April 24, 2017 Visio by DPTPB release update notes

Shape placement and spacing with the original V1 DPTPB rack shapes has been a manual process. Fairly easy to do, but still required some effort. I’ve addressed placement / spacing issues with new dynamic rack shapes with automatic placing for both front and rear view rack shapes.

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Visio by DPTPB: V2 stencils, finally done :)

April 24, 2017 Visio by DPTPB release update notes

Finished with updating remaining DPTPB stencils to follow “V2” design, where all data associated with the shape is now within top-level shape and rear view shapes have connection points to match rear view rack shape. Like with previously updated DPTPB stencils, new “Rack”, “NetApp Controller” and “NetApp Disk Shelf” shapes look pretty much the same as the old ones, but under the covers new shapes are using completely new design.

Fun part of learning new stuff and building new shapes is over, now only the more tedious part of documenting the changes remains 🙂 In this post I will cover the changes on high level, more in-depth info in upcoming posts.

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Visio by DPTPB: Updated NetApp Sample Drawings + Bug Fixes

April 10, 2017 Visio by DPTPB update notes

Executive Summary

  • Minor update to DPTPB stencil collection
  • Updated all NetApp sample drawings to use V2 style switch and cable shapes
  • Additional Rubrik Sample Drawings
  • Few bug fixes

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