Vscan server installation and configuration


You must set up one or more Vscan servers to ensure that files on your system are scanned for viruses. Follow the instructions provided by your vendor to install and configure the antivirus software on the server. Follow the instructions in the readme file provided by NetApp to install and configure the ONTAP Antivirus Connector.


For disaster recovery and MetroCluster configurations, you must set up separate Vscan servers for the local and partner clusters.

Antivirus software requirements

  • For information about antivirus software requirements, see the vendor documentation.

  • For information about the vendors, software, and versions supported by Vscan, see the NetAppInteroperability Matrix.

ONTAP Antivirus Connector requirements

  • You can download the ONTAP Antivirus Connector from the Software Download page on the NetApp Support Site. NetApp Downloads: Software

  • For information about the Windows versions supported by the ONTAP Antivirus Connector, see the NetAppInteroperability Matrix.


    You can install different versions of Windows servers for different Vscan servers in a cluster.

  • .NET 3.0 or later must be installed on the Windows server.

  • SMB 2.0 must be enabled on the Windows server.