NetApp® ONTAP® Select is NetApp’s solution for the software-defined storage (SDS) market. ONTAP Select brings enterprise-class storage management features to the software-defined data center. ONTAP Select extends the Data Fabric solution to the commodity server offerings likely already existing in the customer’s data center.
This document describes the best practices that should be followed when building an ONTAP Select cluster, especially in a KVM hypervisor environment, from hardware selection to deployment and configuration. Additionally, it aims to answer the following questions:
How is ONTAP Select different from the engineered FAS storage platforms?
Why were certain design choices made when creating the ONTAP Select architecture?
What are the performance implications of the various configuration options?