Fine grain temperatures

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Fine grain temperatures

Before the solid state disk (SSD) enhancements, the SmartTier feature computed temperature values on a day granularity. Day granularity is the I/O activity per day over at least one day. As such, the <PERIOD> element had to be in days for the <IOTEMP> and <ACCESSTEMP> criteria. With SSDs, relocation decisions might need to happen within the day itself, based on I/O activity that Veritas File System (VxFS) measured over a shorter duration. As such, you can now specify "hours" for the Units attribute value for the <IOTEMP> and <ACCESSTEMP> criteria.

See Specifying the I/O temperature relocation criterion.

The following placement policy snippet gives an example of specifying 4 hours as the period of time:

   <RELOCATE>
      ...
      <WHEN>
         <IOTEMP Type="nwbytes">
            <MIN Flags="gteq"> 2 </MIN>
               <PERIOD Units="hours"> 4 </PERIOD>
         </IOTEMP>
      </WHEN>
   </RELOCATE>

See Using SmartTier with solid state disks

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