We will help you understand the transition fundamentals framework, which is a logical flow of transition tasks and activities that can be used within your existing transition processes or workflows.
The identification phase focuses on business decisions. In the identification phase, you identify storage containers to transition and the order in which to transition them. For this, you must know which applications and workloads are deployed in your 7-Mode environment. You then consider how to group systems, applications, and workloads. Groups can be moved together, and you prioritize the movement of groups based on business requirements.
The design phase focuses on the planning activities that are related to the transition. During the design phase, you create an architecture plan for the destination ONTAP 9 system. The architecture is based on the capabilities that the cluster will need in order to support the migrated workloads and the potential future needs of the storage system. You also analyze the 7-Mode environment and plan for migration.
The implementation phase focuses on the deployment and configuration of the destination ONTAP 9 cluster and the migration of workloads and data. Implementation activities also involve updates to the operating environment. Along with pilot testing of applications, processes, and people, this will help make sure that the NetApp® ONTAP 9 environment and all technologies that depend on it work as expected, leading to a successful rollout of the new solution.