Supported host operating systems for FLI online

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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.

Note

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.