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Picture this, you are a NetApp storage administrator and you have been using NetApp storage running Data ONTAP 7G or Data ONTAP 8 operating in 7-Mode. Now, you want the benefits of added scalability and nondisruptive operations to be a part of your infrastructure. You look to Data ONTAP 8 storage clustering for the solution. Clustered Data ONTAP (aka Data ONTAP operating in Cluster-Mode) offers all of the goodness of your current NetApp storage, plus the power of unified scale-out storage functionality, such as SAN and NAS protocol access, and no-nonsense data up time, even during typical planned updates and tech refreshes. You’re all in.  And you want it now.

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Well, get ready to launch. And the tools to help you come up to speed are available in a new online portal. The Cluster-Mode for the 7-Mode Admin Portal is available today.  This NetApp Support Community is designed for customers, partners, and NetApp storage administrators who are already familiar with Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode but not yet familiar with clustered Data ONTAP. You might even learn a few things if you haven’t yet deployed clustered ONTAP.

 

In this new community, you can find:

 

Getting started information: This is your guide through clustered Data ONTAP concepts. It includes introductory videos, NetApp University classes and a few key documents.

 

Resources: After you understand clustered Data ONTAP basics, you can use these more detailed resources to get yourself up and running:

  • Videos - How-to and introductory information
  • Express Setup Guides - Step-by-step, task-oriented guides for configuring and customizing your system
  • Technical Reports – Selected tech reports that give you a technical overview and cover the most relevant advanced topics
  • NetApp University Courses - Introductory and in-depth courses on installing, configuring, and managing clustered Data ONTAP
  • Command Line Map - Command-for-command comparison of 7-Mode to Cluster-Mode

 

You can find the portal here:  https://forums.netapp.com/community/support/cfor7

 

So, jump on board and become an expert!

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