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Supported host operating systems for FLI online

Contributors netapp-sumathi

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

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

    • Windows Server 2008 and later (includes Windows Server failover clusters)

    • Microsoft Hyper-V server 2008 and later

    • Windows Server 2012 and later (includes Windows Server 2012 cluster)

    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 and later

  2. VMware:

    • All ESXi 5.x and later releases

  3. Linux:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.x and later

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.