SMB configuration for Microsoft Hyper-V and SQL Server overview


This content describes ONTAP features that allow you to enable nondisruptive operations for two Microsoft applications over the SMB protocol: Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL Server. It includes a conceptual overview, planning guidance, and detailed implementation instructions.

You should use this content if you want to implement SMB nondisruptive operations under the following circumstances:

  • Basic SMB protocol file access has been configured.

  • You want to enable SMB 3.0 or later file shares residing in SVMs to store the following objects:

    • Hyper-V virtual machine files

    • SQL Server system databases