What’s new

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This section lists new features and functionality available for Cisco Intersight with NetApp ONTAP storage.

August 2022

Note An upgrade to NetApp Active IQ Unified Manager 9.11 GA is required to ensure compatibility and full functionality with the latest release. For a list of known issues related to this release, see Known Issues.
  • Updated cluster available capacity calculation to match System Manager

  • Updated cluster General page to hide the performance metrics summary until performance data is populated

  • Fixed cluster General page UI issue that occasionally caused the page to hang

  • Added CIFS shares, CIFS services, Qtrees, and SVM SnapMirror policies to backend inventory.

  • Added Shares and Qtrees to the UI navigation menu under the Logical inventory section

  • Added Shares as a tab from a selected Storage VM

  • Added CIFS Service information on the Storage VM General tab if the Storage VM is CIFS enabled

  • Added a cluster Checks page that allow users to validate the configuration of NetApp storage systems adhere to best practices

July 2022

  • Improved visuals for Cluster Data Reduction ratio now available under the Capacity Widget

  • Added FC Interfaces tab to the Network Interfaces page

  • Creating a new volume using the generic “New Storage Volume” task now sets volume space guarantee to none and snapshot reserve percent to 0%

  • Comment field under the Edit Snapshot Policy task now optional and no longer mandatory

  • Improved UI inventory and orchestration consistency

  • Intersight capacity information under Cluster Capacity now consistent with System Manager

  • Added checkbox under New Storage Virtual Machine task to display all parameters when creating a new management interface to improve usability

  • Moved Protocols below Client Match, now consistent with System Manager

  • Export policy general page now displaying Access Protocol(s)

  • igroup removal now conditionally logged

  • Added “Failover Policy” and "autorevert” parameters for NAS under New Storage NAS Data Interface and New Storage iSCSI Data Interface

  • Rollback for New Storage NAS Smart Volume task now removes export policy if no other volumes are attached

  • Made enhancements for Smart Volume and Smart LUN tasks

April 2022

Note To ensure compatibility and complete functionality with future releases, it is recommended that you upgrade your NetApp Active IQ Unified Manager to version 9.10P1.
  • Added Broadcast Domain to Ethernet Port Detail page

  • Changed the term “Aggregate” to “Tier” for the Aggregate and SVM within the user interface

  • Changed the term "Cluster Status" to "Array Status"

  • MTU filter now works for <,>,=,⇐,>= characters

  • Added Network Interface Page to Cluster Inventory

  • Added AutoSupport to Cluster Inventory

  • Added cdpd.enable option to node

  • Added an object for CDP neighbor

  • Added NetApp workflow storage tasks within Cisco Intersight. See Use case 3 Custom workflows using designer-free form for a complete list of NetApp storage tasks.

January 2022

  • Added event-based Intersight alarms for NetApp Active IQ Unified Manager 9.10 or above.

Note To ensure compatibility and complete functionality with future releases, it is recommended that you upgrade your NetApp Active IQ Unified Manager to version 9.10.
  • Explicitly set each protocol enabled (true or false) for Storage Virtual Machine

  • Mapped clusterHealthStatus state ok-with-suppressed to OK

  • Renamed Health column to Cluster Status column under the Cluster list page

  • Showing storage array “Unreachable” if the cluster is down or otherwise unreachable

  • Renamed Health column to Array Status column under the Cluster General page

  • SVM now has a “Volumes” tab that shows all the volumes for the SVM

  • Volume has a snapshot capacity section

  • Licenses now display correctly

October 2021

  • Updated list of NetApp storage tasks available within Cisco Intersight. See Use case 3 Custom workflows using designer-free form for a complete list of NetApp storage tasks.

  • Added Health column under the Cluster list page.

  • Expanded details now available under the General page for a selected cluster.

  • NTP Server table now accessible through the navigation pane.

  • Added a new Sensors tab containing
    the General page for the Storage Virtual Machine.

  • VLAN and link aggregation group summary now available under the Port General page.

  • Total Data Capacity column added under the Volume Total Capacity table.

  • Latency, IOPS, and Throughput columns added under Average Volume Statistics, Average LUN Statistics, Average Aggregate Statistics, Average Storage VM Statistics, and Average Node Statistics tables

    Note The above performance metrics are only available for storage arrays monitored through NetApp Active IQ Unified Manager 9.9 or above.

Known Issues

  • To ensure Intersight storage inventory data is unaffected during the data collection process, any unsupported ONTAP clusters (i.e., ONTAP 9.7P1) must be removed from the Active IQ Unified Manager (AIQUM).

  • All claimed targets require a minimum AIQUM version of 9.11 for FlexPod Integrated System Interoperability queries to complete successfully.

  • The Storage Inventory Checks page will not populate if the ONTAP cluster is added to AIQ-UM using an FQDN. Users must add ONTAP clusters to AIQ-UM using an IP address.