ONTAP 9 is on a new cadence model, which brings a new release every 6 months. In May, we saw ONTAP 9.2RC1 release. Today, ONTAP 9.2GA is available here!
I cover the new stuff in a bit more depth in the ONTAP 9.2RC1 blog post, but here’s a short list of the new features in ONTAP 9.2GA:
- Aggregate inline deduplication
- QoS Minimums
- ONTAP Select enhancements (2 node HA, iSCSI LUN support, ESX ROBO license)
- Simplification and usability enhancements
- 800TB aggregates
- ADPv2 for FAS
- NetApp Volume Encryption on FlexGroup volumes
Generally, there are no feature changes between an RC and a GA release, but for 9.2, FabricPools add support for tiering from a SnapMirror destination volume in 9.2GA.
So there you have it! The latest release of ONTAP! Post your thoughts or questions in the comments below!