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Using Fabricpool in same box



If I have a single FAS 2750, having SSD and SAS drives. can I use fabricpool to autotier data between the SSD and SAS drives?

and is it true that I have a 10TB Fabricpool license with the FAS series?


Best Regards,

Jean Youni


Re: Using Fabricpool in same box

Hi there!


Unfortunately we don't provide that functionality at this time - FabricPool needs to tier to a StorageGRID device (and while you could potentially setup StorageGRID to use the SATA storage, it wouldn't be something we'd recommend..)


At this time we include a 10TB FabricPool license with AFF systems and for use on SSD aggregate of FAS systems as detailed at https://kb.netapp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1001245/~/ontap-fabricpool-%28fp%29-licensing-overview- - this offer may be withdrawn at any time, but that seems unlikely to me. When tiering to StorageGRID, an additional license is not needed

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Re: Using Fabricpool in same box

It sounds like what you really want to do is set the SSDs as a FlashPool to accelerate the SAS disks: https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1196912/html/GUID-59468979-C58C-4283-9DC5-427BD0797A08.html


Re: Using Fabricpool in same box

The only reason I didn't add that was that due to SSD capacities now, and the limited number of spinning disks, and the built in flashcache of the FAS2750, it could be an unproductive option that just reduces overall capacity - but it's a fair point.


@JeanYouni - how many disks and how many SSDs and what size are each of them?

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