ONTAP Recipes: Use QoS floors to prioritize business critical NAS applications

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Use QoS to prioritize business critical applications?



This recipe describes how to use the QoS Floor feature to guarantee a Business Critical Application gets its required service of 40,000 IOPS regardless of interference coming from the Test and Dev Applications.


1. In System Manager, select the Business Critical Volume followed by Actions, Storage QoS


2. Set the Minimum Throughput to 40,000IOPS




Check the  performance dashboard to verify that the service level guarantee of 40,000 IOPS is met and latency is reduced.


Note that the test and dev workloads may see impacts meaning fewer IOPS and higher latencies.





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