Introduction to IBM System Storage N series Data ONTAP 8.0

An IBM Redpaper publication

Abstract

This IBM® Redpaper™ document provides an introduction to Data ONTAP® 8.0 7-mode. It describes the enhanced functionality in the latest release and gives step-by-step guidance for new installation and to upgrade from Data ONTAP 7G.

IBM System Storage® N series systems employ Data ONTAP, a highly scalable and flexible operating system for network storage appliances used in heterogeneous host environments. Data ONTAP can reduce storage management complexity in your enterprise, delivering flexible management and supporting high availability and business continuance.

Table of contents

A brief history of Data ONTAP
Components
What if my system does not support Data ONTAP 8?
Changes and new features
New terminology
Interface groups
AutoSupport
Comparison
New functionality of 7-mode
SAN
64-bit aggregates
Access options
Named snapshot feature for SnapVault
Boot menu
Upgrade to DOT8 7-mode
Netboot process for clean install

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Publish Date
30 June 2010

Last Update
11 July 2010


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IBM Form Number
REDP-4671-00

Number of pages
34