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Broadcast domain or User-defined failover groups


With cDOT 8.3, there is a new feature called broadcast domain.

When a broadcast domain is created, a failover group of the same name is created automatically.


For example, with a two nodes cluster with each two 10g ports.

I want LIF failover only on 10g ports.

What is the NetApp best practice ?

- Create a broadcast domain with 10g ports

- Create a user-defined failover groups with 10g ports


What is the benefit of a broadcast domain versus a user-defined failover group ?



think of it as a Layer 2 LAN inside a IPspace. the failover groups will be assosiated with a broadcast domain

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