What's new

The 9.6 release of the virtual appliance for Virtual Storage Console (VSC), VASA Provider, and Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) includes several new features and enhancements.

Support for ONTAP 9.6

The 9.6 release of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA supports ONTAP 9.6.

HTML5 plug-in for compatibility with VMware VSphere

With vSphere 6.5, VMware introduced a new HTML5-based client called vSphere Client. The 9.6 release of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA is enhanced to support the HTML5-based framework of vSphere Client. The HTML5 framework provides simplified user experience.

Availability of VVol reports

Starting with the 9.6 release of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA, you can view and export VVol datastore reports. The VVol reports enable you to review and identify potential issues with the VVol datastores and virtual machines in your vCenter Server. The following VVol reports are available:

Simplified provisioning of datastores

The 9.6 release of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA provides an integrated provisioning wizard and a simplified workflow for provisioning traditional and VVol datastores; thereby enabling you to quickly provision datastores.

Support for configuring throughput floors (QoS Min) for storage capability profiles

Starting with the 9.6 release of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA, you can configure QoS Min for storage capability profiles. QoS Min is applicable only for AFF systems.

Support for REST APIs

The 9.6 release of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA supports REST APIs for virtual appliance configuration, datastore provisioning, reports, and more.