ONTAP Data Management Software


With NetApp ONTAP Data Management Software customers create storage infrastructure that spans flash, disk, and cloud. They flexibly deploy storage on their choice of architectures: hardware storage systems, software-defined storage (SDS), and the cloud, while unifying data management across all of them. But, as customers scale their infrastructure, storage can often be seen as the bottleneck when there is no insight into how applications are consuming resources—be it storage, compute, or network.

By integrating Turbonomic with storage solutions, the platform is able to understand exactly how mission-critical workloads are consuming storage, as well as compute and network. NetApp storage controllers are Storage Virtual Machines that manage storage arrays — Vfilers for 7-Mode and Vservers for C-Mode. Turbonomic connects to these storage controllers to make storage resource decisions for NetApp in 7-Mode and Cluster-Mode (C-Mode).

With it’s complete understanding of the application stack—from the logical to the physical—Turbonomic is able to generate the right resourcing actions to ensure that mission-critical workloads get exactly the storage resources they need to perform. Every resource decision is made with an understanding of the full picture, not just one resource or layer of the application stack.

Data Discovered


  • Volume
  • Aggregate
  • Controller / Filer


  • Storage Amount
  • Storage Provisioned
  • Storage Access Operations Per Second (IOPS)
  • Latency

Actions Generated

  • Move volume (action can be automated with C-Mode)
  • Move volume (action is recommend-only with 7-Mode)
  • Provision volume (recommend only)
  • Resize up volume (recommend only)
  • Resize up Aggregate (recommend only)
  • Move Aggregate (C-Mode only) (recommend only)
  • Provision Aggregate (C-Mode only) (recommend only)
  • Provision Controller / Filer (recommend only)

*Note that for NetApp in C-Mode, Turbonomic can automate moving a datastore to a disk array on the same storage controller, as well as moving to a disk array on a different storage controller.