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NetApp Operations Manager Efficiency Dashboard

May 30, 2013

Fancy tool to report storage returns from deduplication and thin-provisioning, as well as various breakdowns of storage utilization. Efficiency Dashboard is installed as a script into the DataFabric Manager and can be accessed at this URL: http://um-server-hname:8080/dashboard.html.

Here is an example of the Efficiency Dashboard report (click to enlarge):

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Storage Utilization shows Total/Used capacity. Raw Capacity Breakdown has more detailed utilization figures, such as Fixed Reserve (amount of space reserved for Kernel, WAFL Reserve, Checksums, etc). You can quickly find out from the Unused Reserve Capacity section if you have any volumes or LUNs left thick-provisioned. Storage Efficiency and Efficiency Return Breakdowns have detailed info on various storage efficiency returns, such as deduplication, thin-provisioning, RAID-DP, etc.

If you need to present a colourful report of thin-provisioning and deduplication returns to the customer, then I recommend to try this tool.