SMB configuration for Microsoft Hyper-V and SQL Server overview

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ONTAP features allow you to enable nondisruptive operations for two Microsoft applications over the SMB protocol: Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL Server.

You should use these procedures 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

Related information

For additional information about ONTAP technology and interaction with external services, see these Technical Reports (TRs): NetApp Technical Report 4172: Microsoft Hyper-V over SMB 3.0 with ONTAP Best Practices NetApp Technical Report 4369: Best Practices for Microsoft SQL Server and SnapManager 7.2 for SQL Server with Clustered Data ONTAP