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Global File Cache: What is the edge/core ratio?

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Applies to

  • Global File Cache (GFC) Edge
  • Global File Cache (GFC) Core


Our guidelines recommend up to 10 edge instances per GFC core instance, with a maximum of 20 edges per GFC core instance. This is dependent to a significant degree upon the type and mean file size of the most common workload. In some cases, with more common workloads you can add more than Edge instances per Core, but in these cases, you should contact NetApp Support to correctly size the number of Edge and Core instances depending on the types and sizes of the file sets.

Note: You can leverage multiple GFC Edge and Core instances simultaneously to scale out your infrastructure depending on the requirements. Multiple Core instances for a single set of user data is not supported when deployed using Cloud Manager at this time.

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