Storage types supported by SnapCenter Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows

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SnapCenter supports a wide range of storage types on both physical machines and virtual machines. You must verify whether support is available for your storage type before installing the package for your host.

SnapCenter provisioning and data protection support is available on Windows Server. For the latest information about supported versions, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool.

Machine Storage type Provision using Support notes

Physical server

FC-connected LUNs

SnapCenter graphical user interface (GUI) or PowerShell cmdlets

Physical server

iSCSI-connected LUNs

SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets

Physical server

SMB3 (CIFS) shares residing on a storage virtual machine (SVM)

SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets

Support for provisioning only.

You cannot use SnapCenter to back up any data or shares using the SMB protocol.

VMware VM

RDM LUNs connected by an FC or iSCSI HBA

PowerShell cmdlets

VMware VM

iSCSI LUNs connected directly to the guest system by the iSCSI initiator

SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets

VMware VM

Virtual Machine File Systems (VMFS) or NFS datastores

VMware vSphere

VMware VM

A guest system connected to SMB3 shares residing on an SVM

SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets

Support for provisioning only.

You cannot use SnapCenter to back up any data or shares using the SMB protocol.

Hyper-V VM

Virtual FC (vFC) LUNs connected by a virtual Fibre Channel Switch

SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets

You must use Hyper-V Manager to provision Virtual FC (vFC) LUNs connected by a virtual Fibre Channel Switch.

Note Hyper-V pass through disks and backing up databases on VHD(x) that are provisioned on NetApp storage are not supported.

Hyper-V VM

iSCSI LUNs connected directly to the guest system by the iSCSI initiator

SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets

Note Hyper-V pass through disks and backing up databases on VHD(x) that are provisioned on NetApp storage are not supported.

Hyper-V VM

A guest system connected to SMB3 shares residing on an SVM

SnapCenter GUI or PowerShell cmdlets

Support for provisioning only.

You cannot use SnapCenter to back up any data or shares using the SMB protocol.

Note Hyper-V pass through disks and backing up databases on VHD(x) that are provisioned on NetApp storage are not supported.