Last week, NetApp released its latest version of Data ONTAP, version 8.3. It’s a little something awesome that we make available to help our customers maximize their business outcomes. It includes all kinds of goodness you can learn about here. Well, to support transioning to this new version of Data ONTAP, NetApp is releasing today a new version of the 7-Mode Transition Tool or 7MTT. 7MTT version 2.0 enables simplified transitions from prior versions of Data ONTAP running in 7-Mode to clustered Data ONTAP. There’s a whole lot of goodness in this bad boy. So, I'll just share some of the highlights.
Automated and Comprehensive
Automates migration (data and configuration) from NetApp® Data ONTAP® environment operating in 7-Mode to clustered Data ONTAP environment
Performs comprehensive set of prechecks to verify transition readiness
Preserves deduplication and data compression storage efficiency savings as well as NetApp Snapshot™ copies
Simple to Use and Cost-Effective
Simplifies workflow with an easy-to-use web-based interface (GUI)
Allows migration from 7-Mode 8.1.1+ to clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 in a single step
Does not require a license; no charge
Final resync of data is needed only during storage cutover.
On-demand NetApp SnapMirror® incremental update feature for all volumes reduces cutover time.
Configuration is applied prior to transition, so cutover is tighter.
You can download Windows or Linux versions of the 7MTT 2.0 from the NetApp Support Site.
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