today I want to show you how to roll out ONTAP Select in version 9.6 RC1 with the help of NetApps ONTAP DeployVM.
In this video, I used an existing VMware environment based on NetApp HCI.
DISCLAIMER: This post represents my personal observations and is not officially by NetApp or other authorized. Subject to misinterpretation or misunderstanding.
While creating the aggregate, when you are adding the storage disks to the aggregate on what basis you selected the disks. I have observed that there were in total of 4 disks. For first aggregate, you selected one disk belongs to Select-1 in pool 1 and for other aggregate you selected another disk belongs to node 2 in pool 1. There were 2 more disks which belongs to each node in another pool (pool 0).
So under Mirror this Aggregate, there is a message “Ensure that the equal number of compatible disks are in the other pool”. Does that mean that the on Select-1, DISK 1 is mirrored with DISK 2? and on Select-2, DISK1 is mirrored to DISK2? and both DiSK 1 on Select-1 and DISK 1 on Select-2 are in synchronous replication?
Please make me understand sir.
As we talked via twitter 😉
I was wondering and couldnt find anything on netapp sites if within the creation of aggregates there alwas must be 1 spare disk.
If i create a cluster with 2TB in a 2 node cluster, ontap select creates 2 1 TB disks per node.
I can only create 1 mirrored aggregate so the other 2 disks aren’t usable also for a next aggregate.
This also happens with a 10TB cluster i can’t use the second 5TB on the node.
Can this be disabled or something like this because in my situation it is on VMFS which is on a disk which is already on an array. so a spare in the ontap select cluster is a bit overdone.