Supported and unsupported features for FlexCache volumes

Contributors

You must be aware of the features that are supported by FlexCache volumes and their origin volumes.

Feature Supported at the origin volume? Supported at the FlexCache volume?

Antivirus

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.7

Not applicable

Auditing

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.7

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.7

Cloud Volumes ONTAP

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.6

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.6

Compaction

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.6

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.7

Compression

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.6

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.6

Deduplication

Yes

Yes

Inline deduplication is supported on FlexCache volumes starting with ONTAP 9.6. Cross-volume deduplication is supported on FlexCache volumes starting with ONTAP 9.7.

FabricPool

Yes

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.7

FlexCache DR

Yes

Yes

Supported starting in ONTAP 9.9.1, with NFSv3 protocol, only. FlexCache volumes must be in separate SVMs or in separate clusters.

FlexGroup volume

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.7

Yes

FlexVol volume

Yes

No

FPolicy

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.7

Yes

Supported for NFS beginning with ONTAP 9.7

MetroCluster configuration

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.7

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.7

NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE)

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.6

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.6

NFSv3

Yes

Yes

NFSv4

Yes

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1

QoS

Yes

Yes

Note

File-level QoS is not supported for FlexCache volumes.

Qtrees

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.6

No

Quotas

Yes

No

Note

Starting with ONTAP 9.6, remote quota (rquota) is supported at FlexCache volumes.

SMB

Yes

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.8.

SnapLock volumes

No

No

SnapMirror Asynchronous relationships

Yes

No

  • The primary volume or secondary volume in a SnapMirror relationship cannot be a FlexCache volume.

  • Only the primary volume of a SnapMirror relationship can be a FlexCache origin volume.

    Starting with ONTAP 9.8, a SnapMirror secondary volume can be a FlexCache origin volume.

  • You can have a FlexCache volume from an origin primary volume in SnapMirror relationship, but not from a secondary volume.

SnapMirror Synchronous relationships

No

No

SnapRestore

Yes

No

Snapshot copies

Yes

No

SVM DR configuration

Yes

Supported starting with ONTAP 9.5. The primary SVM of an SVM DR relationship can have the origin volume; however, if the SVM DR relationship is broken, the FlexCache relationship must be re-created with a new origin volume.

No

You can have FlexCache volumes in primary SVMs, but not in secondary SVMs. Any FlexCache volume in the primary SVM is not replicated as part of the SVM DR relationship.

Storage-level Access Guard (SLAG)

No

No

Thin provisioning

Yes

Yes

Supported beginning with ONTAP 9.7

Volume cloning

Yes

Cloning of an origin volume and the files in the origin volume is supported starting with ONTAP 9.6.

No

Volume move

Yes

Yes (only for volume constituents)

Moving volume constituents of a FlexCache volume is supported from ONTAP 9.6 onwards.

Volume rehost

No

No