Deciding whether to use the Concepts Guide

This guide describes the concepts that inform ONTAP data management software, including cluster storage, high-availability, virtualization, data protection, storage efficiency, and security. You should use this guide if you want to understand the full range of ONTAP features and benefits before you configure your storage solution.

If you want to create a basic storage configuration using best practices, you should choose the appropriate document from NetApp's library of express guides and power guides:

If you need reference and configuration information about the ONTAP capabilities described in this guide, you should choose among the following documentation: