■ OS Environment : Netapp OnTAP 8.1
■ Software/Application : Netapp DFM sends alert that inode is full.
■ Environment : Applicable to all customer who uses netapp filers
■ Investigation : Huge number of small files are put on volumes
■ Workaround Solution :
Check how is the usage of inodes : filer> df -i
Check currently maximum setup : filer> maxfiles Calculate maximum number of inodes it can hold [4KB size of each inode] Find maximum size of volume : filer> df -h If maximum size is XY GB, then maximum supported inodes : = (XY*1024*1024)/4 Set new inode value : filer>maxfiles
■ Permanent solution : Same as workaround solution.
■ Root Cause Analysis : No required, is known.