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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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: 1GbE Management Switch stencil (V2)

March 15, 2017 update notes for Visio by DPTPB stencil collection.

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