Monitoring the space utilization for FabricPool

You need to know how much data is stored in the performance and cloud tiers for FabricPool. That information helps you determine whether you need to change the tiering policy of a volume, increase the FabricPool licensed usage limit, or increase the storage space of the cloud tier.

Steps

  1. Monitor the space utilization for FabricPool-enabled aggregates by using one of the following commands to display the information:
    If you want to display... Then use this command...
    The used size of the cloud tier in an aggregate storage aggregate show with the -instance parameter
    Details of space utilization within an aggregate, including the object store's referenced capacity storage aggregate show-space with the -instance parameter
    Space utilization of the object stores that are attached to the aggregates, including how much license space is being used storage aggregate object-store show-space
    A list of volumes in an aggregate and the footprints of their data and metadata volume show-footprint
    In addition to using CLI commands, you can use Active IQ Unified Manager (formerly OnCommand Unified Manager), along with FabricPool Advisor, which is supported on ONTAP 9.4 and later clusters, , or ONTAP System Manager to monitor the space utilization.
    Example
    The following example shows ways of displaying space utilization and related information for FabricPool:
    cluster1::> storage aggregate show-space -instance
    
                                      Aggregate: MyFabricPool
                                             ...
                         Aggregate Display Name: MyFabricPool
                                             ...
    Object Store Referenced Capacity Percentage: -
                          Object Store Metadata: -
                  Object Store Metadata Percent: -
                        Total Unreclaimed Space: -
      Object Store Unreclaimed Space Percentage: -
                              Object Store Size: -
    
    
    cluster1::> storage aggregate show -instance
    
                               Aggregate: MyFabricPool
                               ...
                               Composite: true
                               Capacity Tier Used Size: 
                               ...
    
    cluster1::> volume show-footprint
    
    Vserver : vs1
    Volume : rootvol
    
    Feature                          Used       Used%
    -------------------------------- ---------- -----
    Volume Footprint                 KB          %
    Volume Guarantee                 MB          %
    Flexible Volume Metadata         KB          %
    Delayed Frees                    KB          %
    Total Footprint                  MB          %
    
    Vserver : vs1
    Volume : vol
    
    Feature                          Used       Used%
    -------------------------------- ---------- -----
    Volume Footprint                 KB          %
    Footprint in Performance Tier    KB          %
    Footprint in Amazon01            KB          %
    Flexible Volume Metadata         MB          %
    Delayed Frees                    KB          %
    Total Footprint                  MB          % 
    ...
    
  2. Take one of the following actions as needed:
    If you want to... Then...
    Change the tiering policy of a volume Follow the procedure in Managing storage tiering by modifying a volume's tiering policy or tiering minimum cooling period.
    Increase the FabricPool licensed usage limit Contact your NetApp or partner sales representative.

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    Increase the storage space of the cloud tier Contact the provider of the object store that you use for the cloud tier.