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NVE on NFS vols as vmware datastores

We plan to ugprade to Ontap 9.3 on our 8020 controllers so we can enable NVE on CIFS nad NFS volumes. 

 

From what I can tell, it is possible to enable NVE on NFS datastores. Does anyone do it? Did you encrypt existing vols or created new vols? Was there any performance degradation?

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Re: NVE on NFS vols as vmware datastores

You can enable NVE on any volume on ONTAP encluding ones that are used as VMware Datastores.  

 

I have done both for customers,   new and convert.  Starting on 9.3 you can now convert inplace, which I find easier to do. 

  https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.pow-nve%2FGUID-EAD13D8E-0219-45B6-A2C6-B25B76C9CA1A.html 

 

VERY Minimal performace impact (it's not zero, so i'll say minimal)   I have not one customer notice it on their boxes.   

 

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Re: NVE on NFS vols as vmware datastores

awesome, thanks!

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