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Introduction to IBM System Storage N series Data ONTAP 8.0

An IBM Redpaper publication

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Published on 30 June 2010, updated 11 July 2010

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IBM Form #: REDP-4671-00

Authors: Alex Osuna and Roland Tretau

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    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


    What if my system does not support Data ONTAP 8?

    Changes and new features

    New terminology

    Interface groups



    New functionality of 7-mode


    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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