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Release Notes

ONTAP Release Notes
Provides up-to-date information about the ONTAP 9 release.
7-Mode Transition Tool Release Notes
Provides an overview of the 7-Mode Transition Tool, and describes the new features, enhancements, and known issues related to copy-free transition and copy-based transition in this release.

Express Guides

Cluster Expansion Express Guide
Describes how to quickly expand a cluster by adding an HA pair to an existing cluster that has two or more nodes.
Cluster and SVM Peering Express Guide
Describes how to quickly configure cluster peer relationships between clusters and SVM peer relationships between SVMs, which are required for moving data between clusters and between SVMs.
EMS Configuration Express Guide
Describes how to quickly configure ONTAP to send high-severity EMS (Event Management System) event notifications directly to an email address, a syslog server, or an SNMP traphost so that you are immediately notified of system issues that require prompt attention.
FC Configuration for ESXi using VSC Express Guide
Describes how to quickly set up the FC service, provision a LUN, and connect it to an ESXi host using VSC for VMware vSphere.
FC Configuration for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Express Guide
Describes how to quickly create a LUN and connect it to a host running Red Hat Linux using FC.
FC Configuration for Windows Express Guide
Describes how to quickly create a LUN and connect it to a host running Windows Server 2008 or Window Server 2012 using FC.
iSCSI Configuration for ESXi using VSC Express Guide
Describes how to quickly set up the iSCSI service, provision a LUN, and connect it to an ESXi host using VSC for VMware vSphere.
iSCSI Configuration for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Express Guide
Describes how to quickly create a LUN and connect it to a host running Red Hat Enterprise Linux using iSCSI.
iSCSI Configuration for Windows Express Guide
Describes how to quickly create a LUN and connect it to a host running Windows Server 2008 or Window Server 2012 using iSCSI.
NDMP Configuration Express Guide
Describes how to quickly configure a cluster to use NDMP to back up data directly to tape using a third-party backup application.
NFS Configuration for ESXi using VSC Express Guide
Describes how to quickly configure NFS client access for ESXi hosts using VSC for VMware vSphere, and how to use VAAI for rapid provisioning and cloning while improving host performance.
NFS Configuration Express Guide
Describes how to quickly configure NFSv3 client access to files contained in a new volume in either a new or an existing SVM.
Performance Monitoring Express Guide
Describes how to quickly install and configure OnCommand Unified Manager and OnCommand Performance Manager, how to set up regular performance monitoring, and how to identify performance issues.
SMB/CIFS Configuration Express Guide
Describes how to quickly configure SMB/CIFS client access to files contained in a new volume in either a new SVM or an existing SVM.
SMB/CIFS and NFS Multiprotocol Configuration Express Guide
Describes how to quickly configure shared SMB/CIFS and NFSv3 client access to the same files contained in a new volume in either a new SVM or an existing SVM.
SNMP Configuration Express Guide
Describes how to quickly configure SNMP in a cluster.
Upgrade Express Guide
Describes how to nondisruptively perform an automated upgrade to the latest version of ONTAP software and firmware.
Volume Backup Using SnapVault Express Guide
Describes how to quickly configure SnapVault backup relationships between volumes that are located in different ONTAP clusters.
Volume Disaster Recovery Express Guide
Describes how to quickly activate a destination volume from a different cluster after a disaster, and how to restore the SnapMirror relationship to its original state by reactivating the source volume after its recovery.
Volume Disaster Recovery Preparation Express Guide
Describes how to quickly configure a destination volume on a different cluster in preparation for disaster recovery.
Volume Move Express Guide
Describes how to nondisruptively move a volume from one node to another node in a cluster.
Volume Restore Using SnapVault Express Guide
Describes how to quickly restore a volume from a SnapVault backup.

Power Guides

Administrator Authentication and RBAC Power Guide
Describes how to enable login accounts for cluster and SVM administrators, and how to use role-based access control (RBAC) to define the capabilities of administrators.
Archive and Compliance Using SnapLock Technology Power Guide
Describes how to archive and protect data for compliance purposes by using the SnapLock technology.
Cluster and SVM Peering Power Guide
Describes how to create peer relationships between source and destination clusters and between source and destination SVMs. You must create peer relationships between these entities before you can replicate Snapshot copies using SnapMirror.
Data Protection Power Guide
Describes how to prevent data loss using Snapshot copies and SnapMirror replication to a remote system.
Disks and Aggregates Power Guide
Describes how to create and expand aggregates, taking into consideration performance and storage needs, disk drive types, partitioning, disk layout, and RAID group considerations. Replaces the Physical Storage Management Guide.
FlexCache Volumes for Faster Data Access Power Guide
Describes how to create and manage FlexCache volumes in the same cluster or different cluster as the origin volume for accelerating data access.
NetApp Encryption Power Guide
Describes how to use NetApp software- and hardware-based encryption technologies to ensure that data at rest cannot be read if the storage medium is repurposed, returned, misplaced, or stolen.
NFS Configuration Power Guide
Describes how to use CLI commands to configure advanced NFS client access to files contained in a new volume or qtree.
Performance Management Power Guide
Describes how to quickly set up performance monitoring and perform monitoring and troubleshooting tasks.
Replication between NetApp Element Software and ONTAP
Describes how to replicate data between Element software and ONTAP by using SnapMirror technology.
Scalability and Performance Using FlexGroup Volumes Power Guide
Describes how to set up, manage, and protect FlexGroup volumes for scalability and performance.
SMB/CIFS Configuration Power Guide
Describes how to use CLI commands for advanced CIFS server configuration and SMB/CIFS client access to files contained in volumes and qtrees.

Reference Guides

7-Mode Data Transition Using SnapMirror Technology
Describes the transition of data from 7-Mode systems to ONTAP by using SnapMirror commands.
Antivirus Configuration Guide
Describes how to configure and manage the antivirus functionality on ONTAP systems.
Cluster Management Using OnCommand System Manager
Describes how to configure, manage, and monitor storage objects and storage systems by using OnCommand System Manager.
Cluster Management Workflows for OnCommand System Manager
Provides workflows that help you perform tasks in OnCommand System Manager, such as configuring network interfaces, configuring service processors, provisioning cache through Flash Pool aggregates, and setting up BranchCache.
Command Map for 7-Mode Administrators
Maps 7-Mode commands to their equivalents in ONTAP.
Commands: Manual Page Reference
Describes syntax and usage of supported ONTAP commands.
Copy-Based Transition Guide
Describes how to assess 7-Mode controllers, hosts, and applications for transition and perform a copy-based migration of data and configuration from 7-Mode systems to ONTAP by using the 7-Mode Transition Tool.
Copy-Free Transition Guide
Describes how to transition from a 7-Mode HA pair to an ONTAP cluster using the 7-Mode Transition Tool, without having to copy data from disks; the existing disk shelves are connected to the new cluster.
Data Protection Tape Backup and Recovery Guide
Describes how to back up and recover data using tape backup and recovery features in clusters, using NDMP, SMTape, and dump technologies.
Fabric-attached MetroCluster Installation and Configuration Guide
Describes how to install and configure the MetroCluster hardware and software components in a fabric configuration.
FC SAN Optimized AFF Setup Guide
Describes how to quickly set up an FC SAN optimized AFF system and how to complete the configuration for production use.
FlexArray Virtualization Implementation Guide for NetApp E-Series Storage
Describes how to use E-Series storage arrays as back-end storage for clusters.
FlexArray Virtualization Implementation Guide for Third-Party Storage
Describes how to use a third-party storage array as back-end storage for clusters.
FlexArray Virtualization Installation Requirements and Reference
Describes how to set up clusters to work with storage arrays.
High-Availability Configuration Guide
Describes how to install and manage high-availability clustered configurations, including storage failover and takeover/giveback.
Host and Storage Information Collection Guide
Describes how to collect information about ONTAP and 7-Mode systems, switches, hosts, and host applications, and generate an inventory report that you can use with the 7-Mode Transition Tool for assessing whether the systems are ready for transition.
Infinite Volumes Management Guide
Describes how to set up, manage, and protect Infinite Volumes, including configuration of client access, space management technologies, mirror copies, and tape backup.
Installation and Setup Guide
Describes how to install and set up the 7-Mode Transition Tool for copy-free transition or copy-based transition.
Logical Storage Management Guide
Describes how to manage logical storage resources in clusters, including FlexVol volumes, FlexClone volumes, files and LUNs, and FlexCache volumes, using deduplication, compression, qtrees, and quotas.
MetroCluster IP Installation and Configuration Guide
Describes how to install and configure the MetroCluster hardware and software components in an IP configuration.
MetroCluster Management and Disaster Recovery Guide
Describes how to perform MetroCluster switchover and switchback operations, both in planned maintenance operations or in the event of a disaster.
MetroCluster Service and Expansion Guide
Provides service and expansion procedures for cluster MetroCluster systems, including expansion to a four or eight node configuration, firmware upgrade and hardware replacement procedures for disk shelves, FC switches, FC-to-SAS bridges, and SAS cables.
Network Management Guide
Describes how to configure and manage physical and virtual network ports (VLANs and interface groups), LIFs using IPv4 and IPv6, routing, and host-resolution services in clusters; optimize network traffic by load balancing; and monitor the cluster by using SNMP.
NFS Reference
Describes how to manage file access to clusters using the NFS protocol, including authentication, authorization, and security.
ONTAP Concepts
Explains the features and benefits of NetApp storage technology, including ONTAP cluster architecture, file access and host provisioning, and data protection.
SAN Administration Guide
Describes how to configure and manage the iSCSI, FCoE, and FC protocols, including configuration of LUNs, igroups, and targets.
SAN Configuration Guide
Describes supported FC, iSCSI, and FCoE topologies for connecting host computers to nodes, and lists supported limits for SAN components.
SAN Host Transition and Remediation Guide
Describes the pre-transition and post-transition procedures for VMware ESXi, Red Hat Linux, and Windows hosts when transitioning data and configurations to ONTAP using the 7-Mode Transition Tool.
SAN Migration Using Foreign LUN Import
Describes how to import LUNs from non-NetApp storage systems into NetApp storage systems.
SMB/CIFS Reference
Describes how to configure CIFS servers and manage file access using the SMB protocol, including security, file policy management, and CIFS client- and server-based services.
SMB/CIFS and NFS Auditing and Security Tracing Guide
Describes how to configure and manage event and activity tracking for SMB/CIFS and NFS servers using native ONTAP auditing and external FPolicy servers, and how to screen client requests for access permissions.
SMB/CIFS Configuration Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V and SQL Server
Describes how to configure ONTAP for nondisruptive operations of Microsoft Hyper-V and SQL Server over SMB shares.
Replication between NetApp Element Software and ONTAP
Describes how to replicate data between Element software and ONTAP by using SnapMirror technology.
Software Setup Guide
Describes how to set up and configure ONTAP.
Stretch MetroCluster Installation and Configuration Guide
Describes how to install and configure the MetroCluster hardware and software components in a stretch configuration.
System Administration Reference
Describes general system administration of a cluster, including the CLI interface, cluster access, and node management.
Tiebreaker Software Installation and Configuration Guide
Provides procedures for downloading, installing, and using the MetroCluster Tiebreaker software.
Upgrade and Revert/Downgrade Guide
Describes how to upgrade clusters to the latest version of ONTAP software and firmware, and how to revert software to an earlier release family or downgrade it within the same release family.