How to identify partitions in ONTAP
- ONTAP 9
- Root-data partitioning
With Advance Disk Partitioning (ADP), a physical disk is divided into a small number of partitions at the storage level, and each partition is treated by RAID and HA as a logical disk. Aggregates are provisioned from partitions, instead of from whole disks. The ability to share a disk across nodes and aggregates helps greatly improve the storage efficiency on entry configurations, such as on 12 HDD and 24 HDD NetApp FAS systems, and on All-Flash FAS (AFF) systems.
There are 2 types of disk partitioning:
There are two methods of data partitioning:
- Root-data (RD): Divides a drive into one root partition (P2) and one data partition (P1)
- Root-data-data (RD2): Divides a drive into one root partition (P3) and two data partitions (P1, P2)
This article provides multiple ways to identify paritions, including spares in your system.