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Enabling Flash Cache on Cloud Volumes ONTAP in AWS
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Some EC2 instance types include local NVMe storage, which Cloud Volumes ONTAP uses as Flash Cache. Flash Cache speeds access to data through real-time intelligent caching of recently read user data and NetApp metadata. It is effective for random read-intensive workloads, including databases, email, and file services.
|Cache rewarming after a reboot is not supported with Cloud Volumes ONTAP.|
Select one of the following EC2 instance types, which are available with the Premium and BYOL licenses:
Disable compression on all volumes.
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 Cloud Manager, or you can create a volume and then disable data compression by using the CLI.