SAN host requirements

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If your SnapCenter host is part of a FC/iSCSI environment, you might need to install additional software on the system to enable access to ONTAP storage.

SnapCenter does not include Host Utilities or a DSM. If your SnapCenter host is part of a SAN environment, you might need to install and configure the following software:

  • Host Utilities

    The Host Utilities support FC and iSCSI, and it enables you to use MPIO on your Windows Servers. For information, see Host Utilities documentation.

  • Microsoft DSM for Windows MPIO

    This software works with Windows MPIO drivers to manage multiple paths between NetApp and Windows host computers.

    A DSM is required for high availability configurations.

    If you were using ONTAP DSM, you should migrate to Microsoft DSM. For more information, see How to migrate from ONTAP DSM to Microsoft DSM.