SnapProtect - NetApp - Prerequisites

Array Licenses

Verify that the following licenses are installed:

  • SnapRestore license for revert operations (LUNs and NFS shares)
  • FlexClone license for mount operations on NAS, NFS, and CIFS data. For NFS and CIFS, the mount operation is done as part of backup and restore jobs.
  • FCP, iSCSI, CIFS, NFS licenses for features such as Fibre Channel Protocol, iSCSI protocol, CIFS file sharing, and NFS File Sharing. Use the appropriate license for the specific data types
  • HTTP/HTTPS licenses on the NetApp file server to allow communication
  • If you use SnapVault or SnapMirror, install the additional licenses:
    • SnapMirror Primary and Secondary Licenses for disaster recovery operations
    • SnapVault Primary and Secondary Licenses for backup and recovery operations
  • For OnCommand Unified Manager, install the following licenses:
    • Operations Manager
    • Provisioning Manager
    • Protection Manager

Configure the iSCSI Initiator on the client and proxy computers to access the storage device. For Virtual Server Agent, configure the iSCSI Initiator if the agent is configured on a separate physical server and uses iSCSI data stores. There is no need to configure the iSCSI Initiator if the agent uses NFS data stores.

Port Requirements

Use  the following ports for communication with the NetApp file server and OnCommand Unified Manager.

  • For NetApp file server and OnCommand Unified Manager 6.x:
    • HTTP: 80
    • HTTPS: 443
  • For OnCommand Unified Manager 5.x:
    • HTTP: 8088
    • HTTPS: 8488

Array Software

The following are required for making backup copies:

  • To create SnapVault and SnapMirror copies of 7-Mode snapshots, OnCommand Unified Manager server running OnCommand Unified Manager 5.0, 5.1, or 5.2 is required.

    OnCommand Unified Manager 5.1 or 5.2 is required for ONTAP 8.1.

    To create SnapVault and SnapMirror copies of clustered Data ONTAP snapshot copies, use OnCommand Unified Manager 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3P1, 6.4P1, or 7.0. Refer to NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT) to verify the latest support for your product configuration.

Additional Requirements for VMware

When performing SnapProtect operations on VMware using NFS file-based protocol, ensure the following:

The VMkernel IP address of all ESX servers that are used for mount operations should be added to the root Access of the NFS share on the source storage device.

Set Up the SnapVault or Mirror

Perform the following steps before using SnapVault and SnapMirror:

  1. On your source file server, use the license command to check that the sv_ontap_pri and sv_ontap_sec licenses are available for the primary and secondary file servers respectively.
  2. Enable SnapVault on the primary and secondary file servers as shown below:

    options snapvault.enable on

  3. On the primary file server, set the access permissions for the secondary file servers to transfer data from the primary as shown in the example below:

    options snapvault.access host=secondary_filer1, secondary_filer2

  4. On the secondary file server, set the access permissions for the primary file servers to restore data from the secondary as shown in the example below:

    options snapvault.access host=primary_filer1, primary_filer2