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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.

Note This feature is not supported on E-Series systems.

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 data reduction ratio, the logical space used, the physical space used, and the total data saved for storage systems running ONTAP 9.1 and later. The data reduction ratio and savings can be seen with and without Snapshot copies for AFF systems, non-AFF systems, or both. The total data savings across customer storage can be seen per efficiency feature such as volume deduplication, volume compression, compaction, FlexClone volumes, and Snapshot copies. You can view the top 5 storage systems with the best efficiency ratio. You can also view the SAN and NAS efficiency without Snapshot copies at a node level for ONTAP systems including AFF A-Series, AFF C190, All SAN Array, and FAS500 running ONTAP 9.10 and later.

  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.

      For ONTAP systems, information about RAW capacity is available in ClusterViewer.

    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.

For more information about capacity and storage efficiency, see Frequently asked questions about Digital Advisor.