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NetApp Cloud Insights Preview, Part 1: Installing the Acquisition Unit

For those of you that aren't familiar with NetApp Cloud Insights, it is an infrastructure monitoring tool that is currently available as a Public Preview. It is designed to provide, well, insight into the often diverse sets of storage and networking components in use across your entire environment - everything from on-premises ONTAP deployments to public cloud offerings from Amazon, Microsoft, and others.

Recently, I registered for the preview and just received my email welcoming me into the preview last week. I am planning a series of posts to cover my experiences with Cloud Insights and share the information with other people for whom a vendor-agnostic SaaS monitoring solution might be a good fit.

As a disclaimer: my experiences will be limited to what is in use in my environment, so the coverage of the public cloud features will likely not be covered in great detail - it will primarily be on-premises ONTAP and VMware monitoring data that I'm looking at.

However, there is a…