Types of systems that can use array LUNs in a MetroCluster configuration

Support for which systems can use array LUNs in a MetroCluster configuration differs according to Data ONTAP release.

Data ONTAP release Systems that can use array LUNs in a MetroCluster configuration
Prior to 8.2 V-Series systems only, and those systems can use only array LUNs
8.2 V-Series systems only, and those systems can use array LUNs, disks, or both
8.2.1 and later
  • V-Series systems, which can use array LUNs, disks, or both
  • FAS systems that can be licensed to use array LUNs

    These systems can use disks also (or instead) if desired.

Note: V-Series (V) systems and new FAS platforms released in Data ONTAP 8.2.1 and later can use array LUNs if the proper license is installed. In the documentation, these systems are collectively referred to as Data ONTAP systems.