Storage types supported by SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft Windows and for Microsoft Exchange Server

SnapCenter supports a wide range of storage types on both physical machines and virtual machines. You must verify whether support is available for your storage type before installing the package for your host.

SnapCenter provisioning and data protection support is available on Windows Server. For the latest information about supported versions, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT).

NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool

Machine Storage type Provision using Support notes
Physical server FC-connected LUNs SnapCenter graphical user interface (GUI) or PowerShell cmdlets  
iSCSI-connected LUNs SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets  
VMware VM RDM LUNs connected by an FC or iSCSI HBA PowerShell cmdlets Physical compatibility only
iSCSI LUNs connected directly to the guest system by the iSCSI initiator SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets  
Note: VMDKs are not supported.
Hyper-V VM Virtual FC (vFC) LUNs connected by a virtual Fibre Channel Switch SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets You must use Hyper-V Manager to provision Virtual FC (vFC) LUNs connected by a virtual Fibre Channel Switch.
iSCSI LUNs connected directly to the guest system by the iSCSI initiator SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets  
Note: Hyper-V pass through disks and backing up databases on VHD(x) that are provisioned on NetApp storage are not supported.