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Flash Pool in ONTAP 8.3

Does anyone know if the flashpool size has been increased in ONTAP 8.3?

Re: Flash Pool in ONTAP 8.3

We have traditionally seen Flash Pool usable capacity numbers increase with Data ONTAP releases. Within the next few weeks you will see 8.3 listed on the hardware universe site and all available numbers will be listed there.  hwu.netapp.com

 

J

Re: Flash Pool in ONTAP 8.3

I'll add that I'm confident you will be very pleased with the Flash Pool cache sizes supported with Data ONTAP 8.3.

 

Skip Shapiro

Re: Flash Pool in ONTAP 8.3

Hi,

With the  introduction of MCC (aka MC8.3) we can read in last "Technical FAQ MetroCluster Data ONTAP Version 8.3.0" Version 1.1.3

available here on FieldPortal: https://fieldportal.netapp.com/DirectLink.aspx?documentID=140091&contentID=275044
Under "How many shelves are supported in a FibreBridge attached stack with MetroCluster?"
We can read that whenever you have from 1 upto 24 SSD in a stack, we can have up to 7 shelves per stack.

 

On the:

Flash Pool Technical FAQ (May 2014 , version 4.5)
Available here https://fieldportal.netapp.com/DirectLink.aspx?documentID=75803&contentID=84931

limit is still "A maximum of four (4) shelves containing SSDs can be configured in a single
SAS stack for all systems that support Flash Pool. These stack shelf limits apply regardless of how many
SSDs are configured in each shelf."

 

Is there any plan upgrading the "Flash Pool Technical FAQ" with new value of 7?

I searched HWU but don't found any relevant information.

 

Regards

Bernard

 

Re: Flash Pool in ONTAP 8.3

You can check new Flash Pool limits on Hardware Universe, http://hwu.netapp.com

 

E.g. for all FAS25xx systems it is 16TB (quite generous in my view)

 

Regards,

Radek

Re: Flash Pool in ONTAP 8.3 (Flashpool FAQ has been updated)

Hi,

 

I noticed that the Field portal has an updated version of the flaskpool FAQ:

https://fieldportal.netapp.com/DirectLink.aspx?documentID=75803&contentID=84931

 

See "Table 8) Maximum number of HDDs and SSDs in a mixed SAS stack"

 

Regards

Bernard