I have a new netapp 2554 in 7-mode. NFS, FC, SnapRestore, FlexClone was necessary. Whether before implementation I thought not to transfer to me to cDOT? Whether costs? And whether there are step by step instructions as to make it?
my name is Chriz Ott, I'm working with NetApp as a Principal Architect for Transition.
I absolutely agree with Eugene, cDOT is the way to go.
I checked your Licenses and it seems cDOT licenses have already been created. What is missing is your "base-license". Please consult your NetApp sales team to creat one for you, it sould not take longer than a few days and should be at no cost.
In the meantime I recommend you familiarizing with the Express Guides:
When you do transition this sytem to cDOT, be sure to use version 8.3 or later. ONTAP 8.3 had some storage efficiency enhancements for the 2500 series that can increase your usable storage by 50% compared to version 8.2.
Yes, 8.3 has Advanced Drive Partitioning or ADP is perhaps one of the most significant features of Clustered DataONTAP 8.3 (perhaps Flash performance might be as well). Why? Because it will dramatically affect the usable space for entry level and extreme performance systems.
Where it comes with Disk Slicing, Can compare the storage efficiency as below with Disk Slicing (DS) and without.