NetApp OnTAP : 7-mode vs CDOT:

Which OS Is Right for you?

In this article we will take a brief look at what separates the 2 versions of NetApp’s OnTap Operating systems. Let’s start first with the older of the 2, 7 mode:

7-Mode

7-Mode is NetApp’s legacy ONTAP OS. While it is still supported on most filers, it is not supported on newer filers like the 8000 series (or newer) and 2500 series (or newer). 7-mode will eventually be phased out NetApp has stated that the current rev ...

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What happens when a Storage System goes EOL?

As a 3rd party support provider, we get asked this question a lot – “What can Iexpect when my system goes EOL? And how does it differ from EOSL? or EOSL?

These terms are all manufacturer-specifc, meaning what EMC and NetApp call EOL (End-of-life) IBM calls “Withdrawn from marketing”. First, Let’s take a look at what the terms mean, and the difference between them:

 

EOL – End of Life – In a nutshell, this only means that the manufacturer has discontinued the ...

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How to: Collect Logs from NetApp CDOT Array

Collecting logs from your NetApp CDOT Cluster Array provides a vital look in to the health of your CDOT array.

There are several reasons you may want to pull the logs: To determine what recent events occurred in the array in the event of a system error or failure or maybe your support company requested the logs to troubleshoot a problem, among others.

Here is a quick DIY on pulling the logs from your NetApp CDOT cluster: