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NetApp® Unified Storage Capacity Management Using Open Interfaces

NetApp unified storage systems support multiprotocol data access and can be configured as Fibre Channel and iSCSI SAN and NAS devices simultaneously. NetApp storage systems support different type of storage objects like aggregates, volumes, LUNs, qtrees etc. and provides open interfaces like Data ONTAP APIs, SNMP, SMI-S agent for monitoring and managing various components of the NetApp storage system. This document provides the details of how to use NetApp open interfaces for unified storage capacity management and how to simplify capacity management of NetApp storage systems when multiple protocols are supported and multiple objects are being managed.


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