Supported host operating systems for FLI online


The FLI online workflow can be used for LUNs connected to hosts running one of the following operating systems.

  1. Microsoft (all versions of the servers listed are supported):

    • Windows Server 2008 (includes Windows Server failover clusters)

    • Microsoft Hyper-V server 2008

    • Windows Server 2012 (includes Windows Server 2012 cluster)

    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012

  2. VMware:

    • All ESXi 5.x releases

  3. Linux:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x/6.x

Consider using the FLI offline workflow for host operating systems not on the preceding list.


If the NetApp controller destination is a MetroCluster, do NOT use the online workflow. If a site failover occurred during an active online import, write pass-throughs to the source array could fail which would lead to a verification failure and potential data loss. If the destination is MetroCluster, use the FLI offline process, regardless of the host OS.