Duplicated Data from NetApp Vol doesn't show up in vmWare vCenter
Posted on 2010-11-09
I have a NetApp FAS2040 with Base Licensing only. I have luns provisioned. I have deduplication setup on my Volumes where those luns are stored. In NetApp I'm seeing duplication at 70% for those Volumes. I thought I'd see the extra space savings in my LUNS on NetApp and in vCenter too, but I don't. Why is that?
My assumption is that deduplication savings allows me to have a Volume the size of say 500GB, but inside of the volume have a LUN be much larger like 1TB. Then in vCenter i'd see 1TB of space for the LUN, but via deduplication on the NetApp i'd be able to really have less space provisioned for the Volume.
Could someone please enlighten me or point me in the right direction to deduplication information regarding NetApp and vCenter in VMware.