Data ONTAP features
Data ONTAP provides features for network file service, multiprotocol file and block sharing, data storage management, data organization management, data access management, data migration management, data protection system management, and AutoSupport.
- Network file service
Data ONTAP enables users on client workstations (or hosts) to create, delete, modify, and access files or blocks stored on the storage system.
- Multiprotocol file and block sharing
Several protocols allow you to access data on the storage system.
- Data storage management
Data ONTAP stores data on disks in disk shelves connected to storage systems. Disks are organized into redundant array of independent disks (RAID) groups. RAID groups are organized into plexes, and plexes are organized into aggregates.
- Data organization management
Data ONTAP organizes the data in user and system files and directories, in file systems called volumes, optionally in qtrees, and optionally in Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs) in SAN environments. Aggregates provide the physical storage to contain volumes.
- Data access management
Data ONTAP enables you to manage access to data.
- Data migration management
Data ONTAP enables you to manages data migration.
- Data protection
Storage systems provide a wide range of data protection features such as aggr copy, MetroCluster, NDMP, NVFAIL, SnapLock, SnapMirror, SnapRestore, Snapshot, SnapVault, SyncMirro, Tape backup and restore, Virus scan support, and vol copy.
- System management
Data ONTAP provides a full suite of system management commands that allows you to monitor storage system activities and performance.
AutoSupport automatically sends AutoSupport Mail notifications about storage system problems to technical support and designated recipients.