NetApp OnCommand Insight Initial Setup

StorageA970f
Storage Architect at US Navy
I was involved in the initial setup. OCI, three and a half years ago was in its infancy, or for us it was. According to the guys who built it, they had a lot of problems at the beginning. There were a lot of templates that we needed within OCI that we didn't get. When we would go into OCI, we weren't seeing a lot of the data that we needed to see. It went on and on and on. They sent the same technician out every time and he just didn't seem to quite grasp what we needed. About a year ago, they sent another technician out. He sat down with us. We drew out everything we wanted. Bada-bing bada-boom, literally within just a few hours he had all the templates impemented. But a lot of it, as he said, was because it's a lot easier now to implement OCI than it was back then. Back then it was a lot more hands-on, command line stuff. Now, it's a drag and drop type of deal. If I want to see the IOPS on a server I can drag it over, drop it, and then it works. Whereas before, you had to build a template out for some of the stuff. Our initial experience with OCI wasn't good. But, we stayed with it. Eventually it became something we use every day. We love it, we absolutely love it. View full review »
HighPerfea5c
High Performance Compute at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
When we first went to Cluster Mode, we had a lot of problems. Setup took a few months. We had people onsite, including one of the top guys from NetApp for a while. Going from 7-Mode to Cluster Mode was rough. However, the last couple of upgrades to Cluster Mode have been fine. The newest release was a lot easier, especially now that they're talking about their upgrades being more frequent. The whole non-disruptive upgrades can be scary because they are not 100 percent guaranteed. While it's always a little scary doing all non-disruptive upgrades, they have worked out well. View full review »
Jonathan Pure
Lead Systems Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think it was pretty straightforward. I think it was very quick to pull in data sources from all the different things that we monitor. I don't remember having any hiccups or trouble getting all the data in and getting it set up. View full review »
Brian Bargo
Storage Engineer at Web.Com
I felt like it was complex. They said it was simple but, they have a guy who will come out and help you through the process. He gave me a slight tutorial. Like I said, the data warehouse side is a lot more complex. So it had more of a learning curve, versus the performance side, which is pretty straightforward once you learn everything. Regarding upgrades, the first one was complex, I think because we didn't have a lot of space on the server. But the backup wasn't working, so they wanted to back it up and then you restore from the backup to the new version. But the last one we did was very easy. So it's getting better. View full review »
StorageA8a75
Storage And Backup Tools Manager at a tech services company
I was involved in the initial setup and it was straightforward. View full review »
LeadSystaf8c
Lead Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We upgraded the OCI and that wasn't complex, it was so simple. View full review »
StorageA7774
Storage Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was not involved in the initial setup. We also have not upgraded yet. View full review »
TeamLead5f45
Team Lead Storage at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was good. View full review »
SystemsA85df
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I wasn't involved in the initial setup. In terms of upgrades, when I was doing it a long time ago, it was straightforward. View full review »
Ken S
Storage Services Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was involved in the initial setup. It was very straightforward. It was very simple, they gave us preparation for the user IDs and the like and we were able to put that in and it came in, right through. It took some time to come up with the data, the initial data and that was it, it was done. View full review »
Jb Mercer
Technical Engineer at FBL Financial Group
I was involved in the initial setup. It was a little complex because we put it in quite some time ago. It's gotten a lot less complex. Overall, this is a complex package, at least in terms of it's capabilities. That is why it's not free. It has a lot of customization that you can do, such as reporting things. View full review »
Integrata623
Integrations Director at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is complex. There is a lot of stuff to set up. I had to teach my guys a lot of things, so there was a lot of learning. Once they got the hang of it, they were good to go and all the training that NetApp and the reseller provided was on point. View full review »
StorageE3ced
Storage Engineer at Cerner
I was not involved. View full review »
SenStor0618
Senior Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
I was involved in the initial setup. It was fairly complex. Due to what this tool is capable of, I think that is expected. View full review »
SanAdmina6ef
San Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was complex, and that's why we brought in Professional Services to get it up and running for us. The product is very involved. There are a number of different modules so it takes a little bit of a learning curve to get up to speed on it. View full review »
Eduardo Stephan
Storage Analyst at BCCSS
It was complex. It's new for us so there are a lot of requirements that we haven't had yet in other products, especially all these servers that we need to set for this application to run. That is not something that we usually do. We need to prepare our environment for this product. View full review »
StorageAfb99
Storage Architect at a energy/utilities company
I was involved in the initial setup. It was pretty straightforward. View full review »
SystemsA3a53
Systems Administrator at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was not involved in the initial setup of this product specifically, but now I'm involved in migrating from our current version to the new release that is available, which will help us to resolve the issues we've experienced. View full review »
Gianfranco Lanza
Responsabile Data Management DC Area Nord Ovest at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Very straightforward. You need only to define how many collectors and enable the needed firewall rules. View full review »
Seniostoe09976
Senior Storage Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
I was involved in the initial setup. I did the proof of concept. It beats HPE products hands down in terms of initial setup. We were able to bring the OnCommand up in three hours, whereas it took 60 hours to bring the HPE solution up. So, it was a pretty hands down win for NetApp. View full review »
Technolof236
Technology Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Fairly straightforward, but after that, it's very complex to use and to learn and understand. View full review »
Raul Sanchez
Storage and Backup Administrator at T-Systems
The older products were medium-complex to set up but the new products are easy to set up. View full review »
Jose Perez
Performance Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I was not part of the initial setup or deployment. View full review »
Carter Beil
Storage Admin at ZF
I wasn't involved in the initial setup. View full review »
Gary Yan
Staff Engineer at Trend Micro Inc.
It was very easy. No problems. View full review »
Venkat Kotyada
Senior Storage Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I was involved in the initial setup. It was straightforward, except for a firewall issue. View full review »
it_user328083
CIP System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was involved in the initial setup and it was straightforward. View full review »

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