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FAS 2020A, ONTAP 8.0.1 and VMware VAAI support


Hi all,

in VMware SAN Compatibility Guide there is VAAI support for FAS2000 series. But only for ONTAP 8.0.1:

"Data ONTAP 8.0.1 supports only the FAS2040 model within the FAS2000 Series."

Does someone know if VAAI resp. ONTAP 8.0.1 will be supported for FAS2020A?

Thank you very much in advance.




I think VAAI will remain an ONTAP 8 feature only.

So no luck on FAS2020.


VAAI is currently only support in 8.0.1 and last I had heard it wasn't planned to be added into the 7.x codeline. So the FAS2020 doesn't support VAAI currently and I don't believe it will in the future. You would have to replace the controllers with FAS2040 controllers if you wanted that support today.

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