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NetApp Cluster Mode and 7-Mode

1VINAYKUMAR

Hi Guys,

Please let me know the main difference between NetApp Cluster Mode and 7-Mode. your immediate reply is highly appreciated.

Thanks

VK

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radek_kubka

Hi,

On a very high-level:

- 7-Mode - either single controller, or two controllers clustered for HA; think of it as "traditional" ONTAP with all bells & whistles (dedupe, compression, cloning, etc.

- Cluster-Mode - either single controller *pair*, or multiple pairs connected (clustered) via back-end 10GbE network; it originates from ONTAP GX & basically the key thing is, you can have a single storage system with more than two controllers; there are some features specific for C-Mode (single namespace, Infinite Volumes, etc.), but some other features are still missed comparing to 7-Mode (e.g. SnapVault)

Regards,
Radek

Bipin

Link provided is not wroking. Do you have the new link to answer Cmode Vs 7 Mode?

kumaraysun

Hi,

Please check this link , it lists the difference between the two

https://communities.netapp.com/people/AGUMADAVALLI/blog/2012/08/06/things-to-know-about-81-cluster-mode

Kumaresan

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