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How ONTAP implements SMB crediting

Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.4 and later
  • SMB2 and later


  • In ONTAP 9.4, throttling of SMB credits was implemented via a maximum credits configuration
  • Prior to 9.4, SMB clients were granted as many credits as they requested
  • By default, ONTAP 9.4 grants 128 credits per connection

Additional Information

For assistance in changing the default number of granted credits or disabling SMB crediting, contact NetApp Technical Support and reference this article.