Has anyone with a FAS arrary upgraded to ONTAP 9 and tested compaction yet? I am curious to see how a non FLASH FAS handles compaction. We currently have a FAS 8040 with a flash pool and are wondering if upgrading to ONTAP 9 is worth it.
Refer http://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.dot-cm-vsmg%2FGUID-D790CE90-D79E-4887-BEA0-C3BCC0516349.html for more information on compaction.
Thanks for the documentation reference. I still would like to know if there is anyone out there using compaction on a FAS system. I have a FAS 8040 system and am interested in trying out ONTAP 9.
I would be interested to know this too (8040 with flashpools)
All it seems to say in the documentation is that you can enable it and it will consume extra CPU on HDD systems.