Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode RC released

The following models of storage systems are supported:
60xx

31xx (3160

is not supported in RC1)

3070
3040
SA600
SA300
SA310

Exciting. I’m thinking about installing this on a FAS-3070 next week. Hopefully have some screenshots. Since it’s generally available on the NOW site you should be able to find it.

My favorite feature so far:

In Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode and later releases, Data ONTAP supports a new type of aggregate, the 64-bit aggregate. 64-bit aggregates have a larger maximum size than aggregates created with earlier versions of Data ONTAP. In addition, volumes contained by 64-bit aggregates have a larger maximum size than volumes contained by aggregates created with earlier versions of Data ONTAP.

The maximum size of a 64-bit aggregate and the volumes it contains depends on the model of your storage system. To determine the maximum 64-bit aggregate size for your storage system model, see the System Configuration Guide. The maximum size of a volume contained by a 64-bit aggregate corresponds to the maximum size of its containing aggregate.

The maximum size for legacy aggregates, now called 32-bit aggregates, remains 16 TB.

Supported Systems:

The following models of storage systems are supported:

60xx
31xx (3160 is not supported in RC1)
3070
3040
SA600
SA300
SA310

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