2012-04-23 07:03 AM
Q - Do many clients upgrade using a just-released GA version (8.1) on a production system? Or is it prudent to wait awhile for feedback/comments/reports/patched version? Our filers use 7.3.3 and until last week, we were planning on going to 8.03P7
2012-04-23 07:24 AM
I second the notion to wait until at least 8.1.1 (by the summer, perhaps?).
I'm in a situation where 8.1 would really be helpful on a CIFS array (some massive volumes over 16 TB that cannot be deduped until 8.1 implementation) but due to other issues that weren't resolved by GA (specifically FlashCache for 3210's as we have three of those in the same environment) we may be forced to wait until 8.1.1 when (hopefully) the 3210 / FlashCache issue is resolved.