Archive for August, 2008

RAID Groups and Aggregates

In the course of teaching Netapp’s Data ONTAP Fundamentals course I have noticed that one of the areas that student’s sometimes struggle with are RAID groups as they exist in Data ONTAP. To begin with, Netapp uses dedicated parity drives, unlike many other storage vendors. Parity information is constructed for a horizontal stripe of WAFL […]

FAS2000

For a change of pace, I would like some feedback from users of the new FAS2000 series storage controllers. For those who are unfamiliar with the FAS2000 series, this is NetApp’s new low end solution, filling a similar role to the FAS200 “shrunken head” series systems.  These are systems whose electronics are actually housed in […]