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ONTAP SELECT PREREQUISITES FOR A DEMO

Hi all,

 

we're planning to setup a limited version of Ontap Select single node for demo and study purpose.

I've read that minimum disk to have in the ESXi host is 8 and that there are 2 TB plus 266 GB needed.
I don't have free servers with all that resources.

 

Is that a must have or can I setup Select also on a 4-5 disks ESXi host with less space on the Raid5 volume prepared?

 

Regards,

Re: ONTAP SELECT PREREQUISITES FOR A DEMO

You can install a single node Select cluster on less than 8 disks as long as the minimum datastore size is met.  The 8-24 disk requirement is for production systems and is generally intended for I/O performance (on spinning disks) and disk/data protection (RAID5). If you're just setting up an eval/research system to check things out it'll work just fine.

 

Suggest you download the latest version (9.1GA) - the minimum datastore size for a single node evaluation install has been reduced (Single node > 1.3TB) and the webGUI is much better.  

 

     http://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/ontap_select/9.1/

 

A final option is to download the single node export under Downloads->Product Evaluation.  It ia an export of a prebuilt single node instance.  This will allow you to avoid using the DeployVM entirely if you want.

 

     http://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/eval_ontapselect/9.1RC1D1/

 

From the opening screen of the latest Deploy VM (2.2.1):

 

  • Vmware vSphere Enterprise or Enterprise+ license
  • ESXi versions: 5.5 Update 3a or 6.0 GA
  • Datastore
    • Type: VMFS5, internal DAS
    • Size
      • Single node > 1.3TB
      • Multi node > 2.3TB

 

Good Luck! 

Re: ONTAP SELECT PREREQUISITES FOR A DEMO

Very good advices.
Thank you very much