NetApp have finally released the latest and greatest version of their SnapManager for VI product.
An essential addition to any infrastructure running both VMware & NetApp it allows guaranteed crash consistent versions of Virtual Machines to be replicated to secondary sights.
New functionality and enhancements include:
Singe file restore (SFR)
A single wizard for creating manual and scheduled backup [...]
NetApp have released the eagerly anticipated Virtual Storage Console:
It does a lot of useful things for a 1.0 release, but probably the most important are the remediation options for the following:
Storage adapter timeouts
Guest OS disk timeout values
Correct misaligned disk partitions
It is available for vSphere ESX & ESXi right now from the [...]
Scott Lowe has written an article that discusses the pros & cons of FlexClone & A-SIS when used in conjunction with a VMware environment.
If you are just getting to grips with these technolgies (like me) it is a very useful starting point to understand how the two technologies may work with VMware.
I was investigating it [...]
Nick Triantos has posted another brilliant post over at his Storage Nuts & Bolts blog about VMware Site Recovery Manager and the adapter that NetApp have created to plug into SRM.
The article talks about what is supported in the SRA (Site Recovery Adapter) including:
SnapMirror integration with SRM
Support for Sync, Async & Semi Sync
Dissimilar H/W configuration [...]
Following on from an earlier post NetApp have released an updated best practices guide for the Open Systems SnapVault.
A 24 page beauty that will get you heading in the right direction with this new development.
Download the pdf here.
NetApp are trying to make sure that they are riding the top of the wave that is being created by SRM. To this end they have started releaseing some technical documents around SRM in NetApp environments.
You can read the first Technical Report here. Running at 42 pages it is pretty in-depth.