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The new config compare feature enables you to detect configuration deviations in near real time. Config Compare allows you to compare the system or cluster configuration, on-demand with popular config template identified using community wisdom or by a system running AutoSupport. It provides the recommended values for each ONTAP attribute. Config Compare helps in proactively identifying the changes on the system. More community wisdom-based templates and additional options are being added in future release.

Config Compare has the following features:

  1. Provides attribute description and NetApp recommended values

  2. Config Compare Dashboard

    • Automatically compares your system’s weekly AutoSupport data with popular configuration template.

    • List the top 5 systems that have recent configuration changes.

  3. On-Demand Config Compare

    • Instantly compares the AutoSupport data of your system or systems of the entire cluster with popular config template identified through community wisdom.

    • Instantly compares the AutoSupport data of your system or systems of the entire cluster with this or another system’s weekly AutoSupport data.

Existing Golden Templates and the Subscriptions configured are no longer be supported. We will add these features to the future release with advanced options.

If you require new options or attributes to be added for comparison, send an email to ng-activeiq-feedback.

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Config Compare Dashboard

Config Compare Dashboard compares all systems that are running ONTAP 9.1 and later with popular config template developed using community wisdom. It displays the number of systems with deviations, without deviations, and systems that do have recent weekly AutoSupport data to compare.

It also displays the top 5 systems that have recent configuration changes. You can view the deviations by clicking View Details.

On-Demand Config Compare

To compare systems or clusters with popular config template:

  1. Under Compare, enter system hostname or serial number and select the system.

  2. Select a weekly AutoSupport date to compare from the AutoSupport drop down list.

  3. Select Include Telemetry from all nodes in the cluster from same day when available to compare all the nodes of a selected cluster.

  4. Under To, from Configuration drop down, select “Popular Configuration” Template.

  5. Click Compare Now.

  6. View the deviation results and take appropriate actions to fix the issue or review with NetApp Technical Support Personnel.

  7. The result will be lost when you navigate from deviation results page. Please download the deviation report to keep the record for comparison.

On-Demand Config Compare with System AutoSupport:

To compare systems or clusters with popular config template:

  1. Under Compare, enter system hostname or serial number and select the system.

  2. Select a weekly AutoSupport date to compare from the AutoSupport drop down list.

  3. Select Include Telemetry from all nodes in the cluster from same day when available to compare all the nodes of a selected cluster.

  4. Under To, select System AutoSupport

  5. Enter system name or serial number and then select the AutoSupport date that should be compared with.

  6. Click Compare Now

  7. The result will be lost when you navigate from deviation results page. Please download the deviation report to keep the record for comparison.

Deviation Result:

When Include telemetry from all nodes in the cluster from same day when available is selected, it compares all the AutoSupport data of the system that belong to the cluster with either the popular config template or system Autosupport that is selected. The results can be viewed in Deviation Results as shown below.

Monitor the status and once it is completed, view the deviation results or download the report. Reports will be automatically purged after 2 days from the generated date.

In Config Compare page, click View sections used for comparison to view all the sections and attributes that are used for comparing with either popular config template or system AutoSupport that is selected.

If you require new options or attributes to be added for comparison, send an email to ng-activeiq-feedback.