I have read a the Netapp documentation and searched many forums for answers to the following questions. I just want to confirm the answers or know if anyone has succeeded in 'getting around' what is r
ecommended. All of the questions are in relation to the root volumes for our Netapp AFF-A220, 42 ssd disks (894GB), Ontap 9.7. I am looking to maximize available disk space but do not want to potentia
lly cripple our device by 'cutting corners'.
-It is my understanding that each node requires it's own root volume in order to function properly as that is where the OS for the node is. Just confirming this is the case.
-By default, our device came with each node having a 10 disk root vol raid-dp aggr. This seemed like a huge waste of space so I moved the root vols for each of our nodes to 3 disk aggrs. Is there a pr
oblem with me doing this? Also, the old root vol documentation allowed for a 2 disk RAID4 aggr. Is this still a viable solution in Ontap 9?
-Netapp does not recommend combining data with root vol aggr. I have seen that the issue is that fixing this aggr will result in downtime and inaccessible data. How likely is there to be a problem tha
t would trigger such an event? Is it worth the risk to maximize available disk space?