I recently tweeted out about the awesome boot menu option that NetApp has introduced in Ontap 9.x that saves a tonne of time called – Configure Advanced Drive Partitioning. In this post I will show you what steps to go through when using option 9 – Configure Advanced Drive Partitioning
One of the buzz words around Netapp Ontap 9 is the new feature of data compaction. Working along side other storage efficiency mechanisms such as dedupe and compression, data compaction is able to further reduce your data foot print.
Ontap 9 is still relatively new, only being released a few weeks ago and with all the hype around the new features and performance gains between previous versions, I really wanted to see this for myself.
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