NetApp to Recommend Increase to Cluster Port Count

Good post by Brian Mitchell (thank you)

With the recent debut of release candidates for clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.1, NetApp now recommends that customers running FAS6280, 6290, 8040, and 8060 systems use all four onboard ports for the cluster-interconnect. While this is not a requirement, the additional interconnect ports are necessary to reach peak performance for “remote workloads” — that is, when a logical interface (LIF) home port serves data from a node that is different than the node which actually owns the data.

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