As per Ontap 9.7 Release Notes, LUN size >16TB is supported. However, when I tried creating LUN of size >16TB, it's still limiting the size to 16TB itself. Is there a different procedure to create >16TB LUN?
If Ontap 9.7 supports it, can anyone provide details on how do we create it?
I thought so. Beginning with ONTAP 9.5, you can grow your LUN up to 16 TB regardless of its original size. In ONTAP 9.4 and earlier, you can only grow your LUN to approximately 10 times its original size, but not greater than 16 TB. At present, maximum LUN size remain 16 TB. (In NetApp, LUNs are stored inside a special "file" which in-turn is stored inside the WAFL filesystem, and so are subject to this limit]
Yes, it has been already brought to the NetApp A/c Management. 16TB LUN was big enough few years back but these days, with growing VM size requirements, it's hard with 16TB datastore limitation. I hope to see this limit removed sooner.