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Hybrid Aggregate recommendation - for DS460C with 960GB SSD and 4TB SATA

Bhanoji7
Could the experts on this forum advise me the best practice for the Hybrid aggregate with 4TB sata and 960GB SAS on DS460C shelf. how many SSDs are recommended for 50x4TB SATA disks. Best Regards, Bhanoji
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Re: Hybrid Aggregate recommendation - for DS460C with 960GB SSD and 4TB SATA

GidonMarcus

Hi

 

You can check here how much of your workload is cacheable and what's the optimal cache size for your existing workload

https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.dot-cm-psmg%2FGUID-2C3EC0DF-FEFE-4871-A161-4A3BAC87DB69.html&cp=2_7_4_1

 

And you can run it again after adding the SSD's to see if you should add more.

https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.dot-cm-psmg%2FGUID-2A40109E-EE1A-43CB-B392-D7E4B2FF10EC.html&cp=2_7_4_4

 

is not a big fan of hybrid systems (didn't tested NetApp one) i think you better start without. see if there any problems, what the out put of the above command  (perhaps you don't need it and flashcache doing it's job) and of course see if the clients are happy and if you see latency anywhere , if there's no issues i would use the SSD not as a tier - but as a separate aggregate to accommodate workloads that really benefit from SSD (for example SQL tempDB). but that just an opinion - without knowing your workloads......

 

Gidi

 

Gidi Marcus (Linkedin) - Storage and Microsoft technologies consultant - Hydro IT LTD - UK

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Re: Hybrid Aggregate recommendation - for DS460C with 960GB SSD and 4TB SATA

Bhanoji7

Thanks Gid. that was helpful. 

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