2017-01-27 06:02 AM
I am getting familiar with Vvols, but had a question for deduplication functionality using a virtual volume.
Since Netapp dedups at the volume level. I was wondering if the deduplication happens at the big volume container level instead of at the virtual volume level with VMs. I'm guessing this is how it functions; I just want to confirm this for my clarification. I have not been able to find this being answered in a place yet.
2017-01-27 10:03 AM
Assuming you mean ONTAP, deduplication still applies at the FlexVol level, not the VVOL level. SolidFire has global deduplication.