I recently performed an NetApp FAS storage aggregate expansion. The aggregate to be expanded is configured with Advanced Drive Partitioning (ADP) feature, and each physical disk is sliced into Root-Data-Data partitions.
I recently worked for a task to enable the AD user authentication for NetApp FAS storage system. This is to allow the authorized AD user to access SSH and OnCommand System Manager. The below method is tested on ONTAP 9.3.
This post is to outline the key steps to configure mNode and how to connect SolidFire storage to ActiveIQ site. This post is not intended to cover all the details in the NetApp SolidFire deploy guide, user guide documents or other NetApp official documents.
What is SolidFire mNode?
The NetApp SolidFire management node (mNode) is a virtual machine deployed in customer environment to provide below functions:
SolidFire Element OS software upgrades;
Remote alerting and historical data collection through Active IQ;
Remote support tunneling for NetApp Support hands-on access; and
Ancillary functions for NetApp SolidFire Plug-in for VMware® vCenter™ functionality and syslog aggregation.
I recently participated a technical trouble shooting regarding UCS jumbo frame setting to support NetApp SolidFire iSCSI storage. When the UCS MTU value in QoS setting is changed to 9216, the connection between UCS and NetApp SolidFire is lost. However, the new UCS QoS setting could be supported by the NetApp FAS iSCSI system in the same environment. A diagram as below illustrates the situation.