8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2014 8:48 PM by ag RSS

WFA License

sundarea NetApp Employee Novice
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Hi,

 

Does licensing is required for WFA.

Will it work with V-series

 

Regards,

Sundar

  • Re: WFA License
    sinhaa NetApp Employee Kart Racer
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    Hi Sundar,

     

    @ Does licensing is required for WFA.

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    WFA2.0 onwards doesn't need any license.

     

    @ Will it work with V-series

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    Well, as of WFA2.1, V-series support is not officially claimed. So this experimentation is entirely left to you. V-series isn't too much different from FAS. So who knows, It might just work.

     

    warm regards,

    sinhaa

    • Re: WFA License
      sundarea NetApp Employee Novice
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      Thanks sinhaa,

      Let me try to create workflows in Vseries.

       

      Regards,

      Sundar

    • Re: WFA License
      hill NetApp Employee Cyclist
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      Hi Sinhaa & Sundar,

       

      I wanted to chime in quickly on this.  Sinhaa's answer is correct.  While there has been no testing on V-series, it will work... and we need to work on the officially supported statements internally.  All of the same core ONTAP goodness (7-mode or clustered Data ONTAP) work the same, so that means our 7-mode and clustered ONTAP workflows and commands will work on the Vseries systems just fine. 

       

      Sundar, please let us know how your testing goes.

       

      Thanks!

       

      Kevin

      • Re: WFA License
        ag NetApp Employee Sprinter
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        Hi kevin,

         

        Me and Sundar tested the "Create Volume" Command on V-Series and it worked fine.

        We are looking forward to create more workflows on V-series.

        Would like suggestions on this.

         

        Thanks,

        Anil

        • Re: WFA License
          hill NetApp Employee Cyclist
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          Hi Anil,

           

          There is really only one major difference between a FAS system and a V-Series system, and that is that the V-Series systems can support non-NetApp storage (based on what's qualified in the Interoperability Matrix).  This might make certain things you do on the back-end (with the disks) slightly different, but from any other actions you would want to perform, it would be exactly the same as a FAS system.  Meaning all workflows currently existing in WFA will work both on FAS and V-series.

           

          Hope this helps,

           

          Kevin

  • Re: WFA License
    ag NetApp Employee Sprinter
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    Hi Kevin,

     

    Thanks for clearing that.

     

    @Sinhaa,

    If all the workflows we have can be used for V-Series, then why do we not officially claim support for V-Series?

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