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NetApp Releases Data ONTAP 8.2.1 RC1

December 16th, 2013

NetApp last week released Data ONTAP 8.2.1 Release Candidate (RC) 1, an update to its flagship operating system for FAS/V-Series Storage Systems. The new features of version 8.2.1 focus on three key areas:

Nondisruptive Operations

  • Shelf Removal
  • Storage Refresh Automation
  • MS SQL Server over SMB 3.0 with continuously-available shares
  • Offbox Antivirus

Proven Efficiency

  • Automated Workflow Analyzer (AWA)
  • Data ONTAP Edge for clustered Data ONTAP
  • System Setup

Seamless Scalability

  • LDAP over SSL 
  • Enterprise SMB features 
  • Qtree export policies for NFSv3
  • Increased SnapMirror and SnapVault fan-in
  • In-place 32-bit to 64-bit aggregate upgrade

In addition to these features, the OnCommand Management Suite has been updated to support this release with the following new release candidates:

  • System Manager 3.1
  • Unified Manager 6.1
  • Workflow Automation 2.2
  • Performance Manager 1.0

Data ONTAP 8.2.1 RC1 is now available to download for both 7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP systems from the NetApp Support Site.

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