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Known limitations in Azure

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The following known limitations are specific to Cloud Volumes ONTAP in Microsoft Azure. Be sure to also review Limitations in all cloud providers.

Flash Cache limitations

The Standard_L8s_v2 VM type includes local NVMe storage, which Cloud Volumes ONTAP uses as Flash Cache. Note the following limitations for Flash Cache:

  • Compression must be disabled on all volumes to take advantage of the Flash Cache performance improvements.

    You can choose no storage efficiency when creating a volume from BlueXP, or you can create a volume and then disable data compression by using the CLI.

  • Cache rewarming after a reboot is not supported with Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

HA limitations

The following limitations affect Cloud Volumes ONTAP HA pairs in Microsoft Azure: