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Can ONTAP support Cisco HyperFlex System for VAAI?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Clustered Data ONTAP
  • VMware vSphere Storage APIs - Array Integration (VAAI)
  • NetApp NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI
  • Cisco HX220c M5SX/Cisco UCS C220 M6S  HyperFlex System


  • ONTAP can support Cisco HyperFlex System for VAAI.
  • Data ONTAP provides native support for the VAAI operations on SAN storage:
  • Data ONTAP does not provide native support for VAAI operations on NFS storage.
  • To add support for some VAAI operations, install the Netapp NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI on the ESXi host(s).
  • Once the plugin is installed, Data ONTAP can be configured to support the VAAI operations on NFS storage:
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