Let’s Talk Dirty Shutdowns (NetApp ONTAP Update Problems!)

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Are Dirty Shutdowns causing your NetApp ONTAP Update to Loop? In this post I’ll share what I learned recently about NetApp ONTAP v8.x. Let’s talk “Dirty-Shutdowns!” Beginner Alert: Mark this page because some day you might need it. This is a must know for newbies managing NetApp storage. What are Dirty-Shutdowns? A dirty-shutdown can happen […]

Free DevOps eBook Project

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Deliver GREAT Services! If there’s anything I’ve learned from all the feedback I’ve gotten over the years, it’s Deliver Great Services and people will be happy! So if there’s anything I hope you take away from reading the lessons I’ve shared on VM install, it’s this – Deliver GREAT Services! Fixing the problem. For far […]

Huge Opportunity for Beginners: Online DevOps Training

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Become Indispensable! “If you’re not indispensable (yet) it’s because you haven’t made that choice.” ~ Seth Godin ~ I set out to write another post but then I discovered how much opportunity is out there. It’s pent up! So my message needed to become URGENT… For a while now I’ve written about the importance of […]

Re-Thinking Storage Architecture (Is VSAN A Better Plan For Failures?)

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Bullet Proofing Storage! My body still cringes when I remember the moment I heard the news…”The storage crashed!” It was 4 years ago (2010) when I lived through a large scale outage that was caused by a SAN failure.  Which BTW, according to experts, “Should have never happened”, but it did. For 7 straight days […]

10 DevOps Skills: Finding The Elusive DevOps Engineer

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How To Find The Elusive DevOps Engineer Since 2007 I’ve been involved in IT projects to build private clouds and others for migrating to public clouds. And what stands out from these experiences is this: A different breed of IT person is needed if you plan to advance your business beyond the typical IaaS (infrastructure as […]