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How to identify and resolve top workloads

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Bully workloads - frontend CIFS/FCP/iSCSI/NFS workloads which have more IOPs and throughput, and dominate CPU or disk resources
  • Victim workloads - frontend workloads which have higher latency due to a consumed delay center by a bully workload
  • Disk bottleneck - contention at the disk layer for qos statistics volume latency show


  • This article describes how to track down bully workloads causing contention on storage.
  • This article helps provide resolution tips
    • There may be other techniques, although NetApp cannot advise on the best or recommended methods for identifying and troubleshooting outside of the storage.


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