Analyze capacity and storage efficiency savings

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You can view the capacity details and the storage efficiency savings of your system and take appropriate actions. The capacity and storage efficiency information can be viewed either at a cluster level or a node level.

The capacity dashboard displays the capacity details and the capacity forecast of your system. Capacity forecast uses historical capacity information to identify the utilization of each system. Based on the historical data (a year’s data, if available) of utilized and allocated capacity, the algorithm considers the current utilization of each system and generates a forecast for the system’s utilization over the next 1 through 6 months.

The storage efficiency dashboard displays the storage efficiency ratio, the logical space used, the physical space used, and the total data saved for storage systems running ONTAP 9.1 and later. The efficiency ratio and savings can be seen with and without Snapshot backups for AFF systems, non-AFF systems, or both. The total savings across customer storage can be seen per efficiency feature such as volume deduplication, volume compression, compaction, FlexClone volumes, and Snapshot backups. You can also view the top 5 storage systems with the best efficiency ratio.

Steps
  1. From the left pane, click Capacity and Efficiency.

    By default, the Capacity tab is selected.

  2. View the capacity details at the cluster and node level.

    1. View the capacity forecast at the node level.

      Based on the capacity forecast, you can add capacity to your system.

    2. Click Add Capacity to send a notification to NetApp or your partner to add capacity.

  3. View the storage efficiency and the data savings of your storage system.

    1. If the storage efficiency ratio of your storage system is higher than the average storage efficiency ratio, click Share Your Success Story to let us know the best practices followed.

    2. If the storage efficiency ratio of your storage system is less than the average storage efficiency ratio, click Contact Us to let us know the configurations of your storage system.