Storage types supported by SnapCenter Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows and for Microsoft SQL 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  
SMB3 (CIFS) shares residing on a storage virtual machine (SVM) SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets Support for provisioning only. You cannot use SnapCenter to back up any data or shares using the SMB protocol.
VMware VM RDM LUNs connected by an FC or iSCSI HBA PowerShell cmdlets  
iSCSI LUNs connected directly to the guest system by the iSCSI initiator SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets  
Virtual Machine File Sytems (VMFS) on VMFS or NFS datastores VMware vSphere or VSC cloning utility  
A guest system connected to SMB3 shares residing on an SVM SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets Support for provisioning only. You cannot use SnapCenter to back up any data or shares using the SMB protocol.
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  
A guest system connected to SMB3 shares residing on an SVM SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets Support for provisioning only. You cannot use SnapCenter to back up any data or shares using the SMB protocol.
Note: Hyper-V pass through disks and backing up databases on VHD(x) that are provisioned on NetApp storage are not supported.