I’ve used NetApp 7-Mode simulators in the past. However, after attending Cluster Mode 8.2 Administration class, I wanted to have some good Cluster Mode simulators to practice on before I took the test. I’m going to post some recipes for how I “enhanced” my simulators for my study needs. This particular recipe involves removing the default disks that come with the simulator and adding a shelf of 500MB SSD and 3 shelves of 9GB disks. This will provide more disks for aggregates at a larger capacity and allow for configuring FlexCache and Hybrid Volumes.