2014-10-30 06:40 PM
We have traditionally seen Flash Pool usable capacity numbers increase with Data ONTAP releases. Within the next few weeks you will see 8.3 listed on the hardware universe site and all available numbers will be listed there. hwu.netapp.com
2014-12-11 06:12 AM
With the introduction of MCC (aka MC8.3) we can read in last "Technical FAQ MetroCluster Data ONTAP Version 8.3.0" Version 1.1.3
available here on FieldPortal: https://fieldportal.netapp.com/DirectLink.aspx?documentID=140091&contentID=275044
Under "How many shelves are supported in a FibreBridge attached stack with MetroCluster?"
We can read that whenever you have from 1 upto 24 SSD in a stack, we can have up to 7 shelves per stack.
Flash Pool Technical FAQ (May 2014 , version 4.5)
Available here https://fieldportal.netapp.com/DirectLink.aspx?documentID=75803&contentID=84931
limit is still "A maximum of four (4) shelves containing SSDs can be configured in a single
SAS stack for all systems that support Flash Pool. These stack shelf limits apply regardless of how many
SSDs are configured in each shelf."
Is there any plan upgrading the "Flash Pool Technical FAQ" with new value of 7?
I searched HWU but don't found any relevant information.
2015-06-08 05:15 AM
I noticed that the Field portal has an updated version of the flaskpool FAQ:
See "Table 8) Maximum number of HDDs and SSDs in a mixed SAS stack"