Snap Creator installation and configuration requirements

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Before you install the Snap Creator Framework, you should be aware of certain installation and configuration requirements for licenses, software, and hardware.

License requirements

Although Snap Creator does not require a license, the following licenses might be required, depending on the actions you want to perform while using Snap Creator:

  • FlexClone (for volume cloning)

  • Active IQ Unified Manager Core Package (for NetApp Management Console data protection capability and Operations Manager console)

  • Open Systems SnapVault (for OSSV actions)

  • SnapDrive (for SnapDrive actions)

  • SnapMirror (for SnapMirror actions)

  • SnapRestore (for restoring)

  • SnapVault (for SnapVault actions)

See the Interoperability Matrix, which is online at mysupport.netapp.com/matrix, for details regarding the supported software.

Software information

The following software might be needed depending on your environment:

  • Java (required)

    Note Snap Creator Framework 4.3.3 only supports OpenJDK and Oracle Java 1.8 Update 72 and later.
  • Data ONTAP (required)

  • Microsoft .NET Framework

  • Operating system:

    Note Only U.S.-based operating systems are currently supported.
    • UNIX platforms:

      Note Snap Creator supports only Bash Shell for all UNIX platforms.
      • AIX

      • HP-UX

      • Linux

      • Solaris

    • Microsoft Windows

  • Web browsers:

    • Internet Explorer

    • Firefox

See the Interoperability Matrix, which is online at mysupport.netapp.com/matrix, for details regarding the supported software.

Hardware requirements

The Snap Creator hardware requirements are as follows:

  • Snap Creator Server requirements:

    Hardware component Minimum Recommended

    Processor

    1 core

    4 cores, 2 GHz or faster

    Memory (for Snap Creator plus the operating system)

    2 GB RAM

    4 GB RAM

    Disk space

    5 GB

    50 GB or greater (based on the number of logs to be stored)

  • Snap Creator Agent requirements:

    Requires a minimum of 256 MB memory when either no plug-in is deployed or when prepackaged plug-ins are used.

    Prepackaged plug-ins should not need any additional memory requirements. Other plug-ins might have additional requirements.