ONTAP 9.2RC1 is out

Continuing with their new standard six month release cadence, ONTAP 9.2RC1 was released today and I continue to be impressed with the feature payload NetApp has been delivering with each new release; here are the highlights:

  • FabricPools
    • Automated cloud-tiering of NetApp Snapshots to a target that speaks S3 (AWS or StorageGrid)
  • QoS Floors or minimums
    • Allows you to reserve performance for critical workloads, SAN on AFF only.
  • Efficiencies:
    • Inline dedupe at the aggregate level
      • Previously volume-only
      • Not applicable to post-process dedupe
      • AFF only
    • Advanced Disk Partitioning now available on FAS8xxx and FAS9xxx, for the first 48 drives.
  • NetApp Volume Encryption
    • Now available for FlexGroups

Here’s the list of supported platforms for ONTAP 9.2:

AFF FAS
AFF A700s FAS9000
AFF A700 FAS8200
AFF A300 FAS2650
AFF A200 FAS2620
AFF80x0 FAS80x0
FAS25xx

ONTAP Select, the software-only version of ONTAP gets a few nice improvements as well:

  • FlexGroups
  • 2-Node HA
  • ESX Robo licensing (This is a big deal for me and my customers)

Read the full release notes here.

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