2010-10-22 03:57 AM
The former is just another 'native' NetApp drive which you slot into a NetApp shelf & manage as usual (with all the caveats), whilst the latter requires V-Series gateway (http://communities.netapp.com/message/13765#13765)
2010-10-22 04:05 AM
Maybe I asked the question wrong.
But can a NetApp SSD solution compete with a RamSan SSD solution, if yes what are the SSD specific advantage of the NetApp solution, if you benchmark it against a RamSan SSD solution.
2010-10-22 05:41 AM
It is for at very demanding web services.
I would ask if FlexCache (PAMII) coul be dedicated to only one Volume.
On FAS3140 with 2x2-512GB PAMII cards. Could they be configured to a dedicated state, where the web service LUN would be, and the data would be only on the PAMII and never touch disk drives. Then the customer wouldn’t need the RAMSAN-620-1TB or the SSD drives ?
This way we would get the customer to use NetApp storage all the way.
2010-10-22 06:02 AM
I will take a second look at the TR.
Is it possible to use only one of the FAS3140HA controllers, since it is a web service the customer do not have any raid demand.
If it possible I would put 2 x 512GB cards in one controller, and make it dedicated.
But everything else on the FAS3140 Is HA enable.
Would the FAS-HA solution support this “PAM-II drive” in only one controller or will it be unsupported.