NetApp Capabilities for Azure AVS

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Learn more about the capabilities that NetApp brings to the Azure VMware Solution (AVS) - from NetApp as a guest connected storage device or a native datastore to migrating workflows, extending/bursting to the cloud, backup/restore and disaster recovery.

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Configuring AVS in Azure

As with on-premises, planning a cloud based virtualization environment is critical for a successful production-ready environment for creating VMs and migration.

As with on-premises, planning Azure VMware Solution is critical for a successful production-ready environment for creating VMs and migration.

This section describes how to set up and manage Azure VMware Solution and use it in combination with the available options for connecting NetApp storage.

Note In-guest storage is the only supported method of connecting Azure NetApp Files and Cloud Volumes ONTAP to Azure VMware Solution.

The setup process can be broken down into the following steps:

NetApp Storage Options for AVS

NetApp storage can be utilized in several ways - either as guess connected or as a native datastore - within Azure AVS.

Please visit Supported NetApp Storage Options for more information.

Azure supports NetApp storage in the following configurations:

Guest Connected Storage

Native Datastore

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