2015-04-29 03:04 AM
I'm having a 3250 array with ONTAP 8.2.P3. I wanted to upgrade to ONTAP version 8.2.1. I can understand few bugs must be fixed in 8.2.1 against 8.2.P3.Request you to write to me what major benefits i'm going to get/see after the upgrade.
2015-04-29 07:51 AM
Since 8.2.1 is a maintenance release, "major" features aren't usually added to Data ONTAP maintenance releases. "Major" features are usually added to the Data ONTAP major releases (i.e. 8.1, 8.2, 8.3). Further details on the Data ONTAP Release Model can be found here: http://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/products/ontap_releasemodel/PostJul2010.shtml
From the release notes, Data ONTAP 8.2.1 added:
Those are what I would consider the highlights, but there are other updates for MetroCluster & v-Series as well. If those apply to your environment, then review of the Release Notes would be in order (https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_get_file/ECMP1368838)
Hope this helps!