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NetApp AFF Storage Efficiency Field Tips

This is a post to provide some field tips for user who would like to maximum the storage utilization of NetApp AFF storage. All the recommendation is based the field experience and for reference only.

There are a few aspects to consider about the storage efficient in NetApp AFF storage

  • In-line Deduplication
  • Background Deduplication
  • Aggregate Planning
  • Thin Disk
  • Snapshot
  • Space Reclamation

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VMware vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode with Cisco HyperFlex

When configuring HyperFlex cluster, each HyperFlex cluster is required to register to a VMware vCenter server. For customer with multiple HyperFlex clusters and vCenter servers, VMware enhanced linked mode could be considered to reduce the management effort.

This post is to high light a few points when configuring Cisco HyperFlex with VMware vCenter enhanced linked mode.

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Change Service Profile Template from initial to updating in Cisco UCS

In Cisco UCS system, one of the important configuration is service profile template type, choosing from “initial template” or “updating template”. Updating service profile template provide the ability to update the binded service profile when template itself is updated.

In some user cases, the service profile template is created as an “initial template” initially. But the user want to change it from “initial” to “updating” at a later stage. Unfortunately, there is no direct conversion option in UCS, this post is to provide an alternative way to achieve this.

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