Back in October, ONTAP 9.1 RC1 was released. Tons of new features were added, which I covered in ONTAP 9.1 RC1 is now available!
Some of the major features included:
- Tons of brand new platforms
- NetApp FlexGroup (Generally available!) with Unified Manager and Performance Manager support! (9.1 RC2 brought SMB support) Check out the official NetApp blog on FlexGroup volumes here: https://newsroom.netapp.com/blogs/netapp-flexgroup-volumes-an-evolution-of-nas/
- NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE)
- SnapMirror to AltaVault/cloud
- 12 node SAN clusters
- Native Foreign LUN Import with AFF support (no PVR needed!)
- System Manager improvements (FlexGroup GUI, storage efficiency reporting, new cluster setup workflow)
- SAP HANA support for AFF templates
- Azure support for ONTAP cloud
- Trusted Platform Module
- 32GB FC
- SMB 3.1.1 AES-128-GCM encryption (~1.7 times faster than CCM in ONTAP 9.0!)
- 40GB Ethernet
Now, ONTAP 9.1 is officially GA. For information on what GA means:
You can find it here:
Also, check out the documentation center:
If you’re interested in building your own ONTAP 9.x simulator, check out:
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Can you elaborate on the Trusted Platform Module? When and how is it used?
Excellent news. Just awaiting the ONTAP 9.x FlexPod CVD to come now 😀
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