Currently, SRM does not poll for snapshot info on volumes in a Netapp SVM. I would like to request that this be added to SRM. Currently, we use OnCommand to monitor the % usage of our volumes - including the amount of space that snapshots are taking up. As my coworker described to me, snapshots can take up significantly more space on a volume than expected under several types of unique circumstances (most revolving around abnormally high writes to a database, I believe). This means that reporting on the % free or % used on a volume, based on total capacity and total data usage, is an inaccurate report on the true usage of a volume. This, in turn, makes reports created based on these numbers inaccurate and makes SRM an ineffective product for our environment. Conversely, If anyone is intimately familiar with the usage of snapshots in NetApp Ontap 8.3.x cluster mode, and understands it differently than I just described, I would be very appreciative of an explanation as to the 'why' so that maybe we can start using SRM with reports on volume capacity/usage a bit more effectively.
Can polling for Snaps be included in a SRM release in the near future?
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