SnapProtect – NetApp – Configuration

Set Up the Array Information

Only one array management entry should be specified for each NetApp array. Specify the array name or IP that will be used for sending snapshot management commands. If an array has multiple interfaces, a list of corresponding names is maintained for each array, so that the proper array management entry is always used.

The following section provides step-by-step instructions for setting up the array information.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, click the Storage tab and then click the Array Management icon.
  2. In the Array Management dialog box, click Add.
  1. Select NetApp from the Snap Vendor list.

    Specify the name of the primary file server in the Name field.

    The name of primary file server may be different in the OnCommand Unified Manager, CommServe, MediaAgent and other entities, but it should resolve to the same IP address. However, if you plan to create a Vault/Mirror copy, ensure the IP address of the primary file server resolves to the primary IP of the network interface and not to an alias.

    You can provide the host name, fully qualified domain name or TCP/IP address of the file server.

    Click Change and enter the access information of a user with administrative privileges in the Username and Password fields in Enter User Name and Password dialog box.

    • The user must have privileges to manage array artifacts like snapshots, volumes, LUNs, CIFS shares, NFS exports, and initiator groups.
    • For NetApp C-Mode, the user must have ONTAP and SSH capabilities.

    Select File Server, then click Primary checkbox for the array type.

    Use the Description field to enter a description about the entity. This description can include information about the entity's content, cautionary notes, etc.

  2. Click the Snap Configuration tab and configure the following:

    In the Initiator Group Name box, specify the name of the initiator group to be configured on the client computer and proxy computer to access the array.

    In the Mount Retry Count box, type or select the number of retry attempts for a mount operation.

    In the Mount Retry Interval (in seconds) box, type or select the time interval after which the next mount operation will be attempted.

    Select Skip busy LUN check to enable skipping busy LUN on the array. When enabled snap job will not go into pending if there is a mounted snapshot in the volume.

    Click OK.

  3. Click Add again to enter the information for the secondary array.

    Specify the name of the secondary file server in the Name field.

    The name of secondary file server may be different in the OnCommand Unified Manager, CommServe, MediaAgent and other entities, but it should resolve to the same IP address.

    Select File Server for the array type.

    Use the Description field to enter a description about the entity. This description can include information about the entity's content, cautionary notes, etc.

    Click OK.

  1. To detect and add Storage Virtual Machines, see Configuring Storage Virtual Machines on NetApp Arrays.

    The detect and add option allows you to automatically detect and add Storage Virtual Machines (vFilers or Vservers) on either 7-Mode or Cluster-Mode NetApp arrays. When a Storage Virtual Machine is added through the detect and add option, an array management entry and a deconfigured NAS client are automatically created for the Storage Virtual Machine. The tunneling option is set by default on the array management entry that corresponds to the Storage Virtual Machine. The tunneling option enables snap operations to be triggered on the Storage Virtual Machine via the cluster/physical file server.