IntelliSnap Backup - Support

Table of Contents

Initial IntelliSnap Setup

Initial deployment and successful run of IntelliSnap backup may take around 4 weeks due to the various environment dependencies. The following parameters are known to affect the deployment and initial run and hence need a thorough evaluation:

  • Firmware versions on the array
  • Device types
  • Mode of access
  • Security configuration
  • Operating Systems interacting with the storage array
  • Application layout on the storage array LUNs

License Requirements

You can choose to use one of the following licensing mechanisms:

  • Traditional License, based upon products and features in your CommCell.
  • Capacity License, based on the amount of data you want to protect.

For comprehensive information on licensing, see License Administration.

Traditional License

The following license types are available for IntelliSnap.

Feature License Type License Consumption
IntelliSnap Operations Hardware Snapshot Enabler 1 license per Client
NetApp SnapVault and SnapMirror NetApp Snap Management 1 license per CommCell

Capacity License

If you plan to use capacity licenses, the following licenses must be obtained for IntelliSnap and the NetApp SnapVault/SnapMirror features.

License Type License Consumption
Data Protection Snapshot 1 license per CommCell for n Terabytes (TB) of protected data
Data Protection Replication 1 license per CommCell for n Terabytes (TB) of protected data

Supported Storage Arrays

The IntelliSnap backup is designed to work in conjunction with the following storage arrays, which provide snapshot functionality for data protection operations:

Supported Hardware Arrays

Vendor Snapshot Version or Firmware Required Licensing Required Software Protocol Notes/Caveats

Dell Compellent

Snapshot

Firmware version 5.5.14 and above for 5.x and 6.2.2 and above for 6.x.

 
Snapshot Replay licensing None

Fibre Channel

iSCSI

Supported on Windows, Linux VMware and HyperV.

Live and replicated volumes are not supported.

Dell EqualLogic

Snapshot

Clone

4.2.0 Included None iSCSI On Red Hat Linux and CentOS computers using version 5.5 (32-bit and 64bit)

No UNIX

Boot from SAN volumes is not supported

EMC VNX / CLARiiON

SnapView Snap

SnapView Clone

CX500 / CX700

CX3-10 thru CX3-80

CX4-120 thru CX4-960

SnapView Snapshot/Clone

 

Solutions Enabler 7.2 or higher on client and proxy

Navisphere Host Agent on Client and Proxy

Fibre Channel

FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet)*

 

Client Components (SYMCLI) are required only during the initial one-time configuration. Base Components (with SYMAPI) are necessary and required for all snap operations.

EMC VNX

SnapView Snap

SnapView Clone

VNX Snapshots

VNX 5100, 5300, 5500, 5700, 7500

VNX OE for Block Version 05.32 or higher is required for VNX Snapshots

 

SnapView Snapshot/Clone

 

Solutions Enabler 7.2 or higher on Client and Proxy

Navisphere CLI on Client and Proxy (only required for VNX snapshots)

Navisphere/Unisphere Host Agent on Client and Proxy

Fibre Channel

iSCSI

VMware with NFS datastores are supported.

ISCSI PowerPath LUNs are not supported.

Client Components (SYMCLI) are required only during the initial one-time configuration. Base Components (with SYMAPI) are necessary and required for all snap operations.

For configuring a VNX array, refer to the step-by-step instructions provided for EMC Clariion.

EMC VNX / Celerra

SnapSure Snap DART 5.5 or Newer SnapSure Snap License

Solutions Enabler Licensing

Solutions Enabler 6.5.1 or higher on Client and Proxy

Navisphere CLI on Client and Proxy

NFS Supported on VMware 4.x.

No HyperV

EMC Isilon

Snapshot

Support for OneFS 6.5 and OneFS 7.0

 

SnapshotIQ License

 
  iSCSI

 

 

EMC Symmetrix

TimeFinder Snap, Clone, and Mirror DMX3 or Newer TimeFinder Snap, Mirror, Clone Licenses

Solutions Enabler Licensing

Solutions Enabler 6.4 or higher on Client and Proxy

Fibre Channel

FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet)*

Remote SymApi Server is not supported.

Client Components (SYMCLI) are required only during the initial one-time configuration. Base Components (with SYMAPI) are necessary and required for all snap operations.

EMC VMAX

TimeFinder Snap, Mirror and Clone VMAX TimeFinder Snap, Mirror, Clone Licenses

Solutions Enabler Licensing

Solutions Enabler 7.2 or higher on Client and Proxy

Fibre Channel

FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet)*

No HyperV

Remote SymApi Server is not supported.

Client Components (SYMCLI) are required only during the initial one-time configuration. Base Components (with SYMAPI) are necessary and required for all snap operations.

Fujitsu ETERNUS DX

SnapOPC Snap

EC Clone

SnapOPC+ Snap

Fujitsu ETERNUS V10L54-0000 or higher

ETERNUS DX S2 series - 80, 90, 410, 440, 8100, 8700

Local Copy

Thin Provisioning

None iSCSI

Fibre Channel

For Unix Agents, SnapOPC+ is through Field Certification.
HDS AMS Copy-on-Write

Shadow Image

 

AMS 100, 200 & 500

AMS 100, 2100, 2300, & 2500

Licenses for Copy-on-Write (COW) snapshot and Shadow Image Device Manager 7.1.1 (or higher) Agent installed on Client and Proxy

Device Manager Server 7.1.1 (or higher) installed on any computer

RAID Manager (01-25-03/05 or higher) installed on Client and Proxy

Fibre Channel

FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet)*

No HyperV

HDP Volumes not supported for COW.

The Virtual Machine HotAdd feature is not supported.

 

HDS HUS

Copy-on-Write

Shadow Image

HUS 100 series Licenses for Copy-on-Write (COW) snapshot and Shadow Image Device Manager 7.2.1 (or higher) Agent installed on Client and Proxy

Device Manager Server 7.2.1 (or higher) installed on any computer

RAID Manager (01-26-03/02 or higher) installed on Client

Fibre Channel

FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet)*

No HyperV

The Virtual Server iDataAgent must be installed on a physical server and not on a virtual machine.

The Virtual Machine HotAdd feature is not supported.

HDS USP/VSP

Copy-on-Write

Shadow Image

HDS USP, USPv, VSP Licenses for Copy-on-Write (COW) snapshot and Shadow Image Device Manager 7.1.1 (or higher) Agent installed on Client and Proxy

Device Manager Server 7.1.1 (or higher) installed on any computer

RAID Manager (01-25-03/05 or higher) installed on Client and Proxy

Fibre Channel

FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet)*

No HyperV

COW support for USP volumes.

COW and SI support for VSP volumes. Dynamic Provisioned volumes (DP-VOL) are also supported.

The Virtual Machine HotAdd feature is not supported.  

HDS VSP/HUS-VM using CCI Engine

Shadow Image

Thin Image

HDS HUS-VM, VSP Licenses for Thin-Image (TI) snapshot and Shadow Image RAID Manager (01-29-03/05 or higher) installed on Client and Proxy

Fibre Channel

SI & TI support for VSP & HUS-VM volumes.

Dynamic Provisioned volumes (DP-VOL)  are also supported.

HP EVA

EVA Business Copy Snapshot and Clone EVA HP Business Copy EVA feature HP SMI-S EVA on Server

Command View Version 9.1 , 9.3

Fibre Channel

iSCSI

No HyperV 

HP (HDS OEM) XP, P9500 Arrays

Copy-on-Write

Shadow Image

XP 12000 – 24000

P9500

Licenses for Copy-on-Write (COW) snapshot and Shadow Image HP StorageWorks Command View Advanced Edition Agent (Device Manager 7.1.1 or higher) installed on client and proxy computers

HP StorageWorks Command View Advanced Edition Server (Device Manager 7.1.1 or higher) installed on any computer.

HP StorageWorks RAID Manager installed on client and proxy computers.

Fibre Channel

FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet)*

No HyperV The Virtual Machine HotAdd feature is not supported.

HP 3PAR

Snapshot and Clone F-Class and V-Class

It  supports 2.3.1 (MU4) or higher.

It does not support 3.1.1.342 , 3.1.1 MU1 + Patch 10,  and 3.1.1 (MU2)

Virtual Copy

Thin Provisioning (4096G) license is required when Thin Provisioning is enabled for cloning

3PAR SMI-S on Server

Fibre Channel

iSCSI

It supports Hyper-V snap protection.

3.1.2(MU1) does not support Simpana clone operations.

IBM N-Series NetApp Snapshot ONTAP 7.3.5 or higher

ONTAP 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1.0, and 8.2

7-mode supported

C-mode supported for ONTAP 8.2P3

FlexClone

SnapRestore

SnapVault/Mirror for replication

OnCommand Unified Manager - A server running NetApp OnCommand Unified Manager server software 4.0.2 or later, or OnCommand Unified Manager5.x is required.

Operations Manager, Provisioning Manager, and Protection Manager licenses are required for the OnCommand Unified Manager.

OnCommand Unified Manager 6.0 - In order to support the NetApp cluster mode, install OnCommand Unified Manager6.0.

SnapMirror - NetApp replication technology used for disaster recovery.

SnapVault - NetApp replication technology used for backup and recovery.

Fibre Channel

iSCSI

NFS

Supported on HP-UX running on Intel Itanium processors using Fiber Channel.

IBM SVC

Flash Copy

Space-efficient Flash Copy

SVC / V7000 6.1.0.7 or higher FlashCopy IBM SMI-S on Server

Fibre Channel

iSCSI

No HyperV

Revert operation for space-efficient Flash Copy is not supported.

IBM XIV

Snap ANY XIV Array Included IBM XCLI 2.3 or higher on Client and proxy

Fibre Channel

iSCSI

No HyperV

NetApp E-Series (LSI arrays)

Snapshot

VolumeCopy

Dell MD Series – 3000(i), 3200(i), 3220(i)

IBM DS - 3200, 3300, 3400 - 3512, 3524, 3950, 4100, 4200, 4300, 4400, 4500 - 4700, 4800, 5020, 5100, 5300

SGI IS – 220, 350, 400, 4xxx, 5xxx

SGI TP – 9300(s), 9400(s), 9500(s)

Sun - 25xx, 61xx, 65xx, 6780, 9176, FLX210, FLX240, FLX280

Snapshot

VolumeCopy

LSI SMI-S on Server and server 10.10.6054 or higher

Fibre Channel

iSCSI

LSI Volume Copy is not supported for Hyper-V.

NetApp

Snapshot ONTAP 7.3.5 or higher

ONTAP 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1.0, and 8.2

7-mode supported

C-mode supported for ONTAP 8.2P3

FlexClone

SnapRestore

SnapVault/Mirror for replication

OnCommand Unified Manager - A server running NetApp OnCommand Unified Manager server software 4.0.2 or later, or OnCommand Unified Manager5.x is required.

Operations Manager, Provisioning Manager, and Protection Manager licenses are required for the OnCommand Unified Manager.

OnCommand Unified Manager 6.0 - In order to support the NetApp cluster mode, install OnCommand Unified Manager6.0.

SnapMirror - NetApp replication technology used for disaster recovery.

SnapVault - NetApp replication technology used for backup and recovery.

Fibre Channel

iSCSI

NFS

 

Supported on HP-UX running on Intel Itanium processors using Fiber Channel.

Nimble

Snapshot 1.2.2.0-17686

1.3.0.0-22989

2.0.5.0-53011

Included None iSCSI Supported on x64-bit Windows, Vmware and Hyper-V.

 

Supported Hardware Arrays for Replicated Environments

Vendor Snapshot Version or Firmware Required Licensing Required Software Protocol Notes/Caveats
IBM N-Series SnapVault SnapMirror ONTAP 7.3.5 or higher

ONTAP 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1.0, and 8.2 (7-mode supported)

ONTAP 8.2 or higher (Cluster mode supported)

SnapVault/SnapMirror Primary and Secondary

FlexClone

SnapRestore

OnCommand Unified Manager version 4.0.2 (Apr 2011) or OnCommand Unified Manager 5.0 with ONTAP 8.1.0

Provisioning Manager, Protection Manager, & Operation Manager Licenses

OnCommand Unified Manager 6.0 for ONTAP 8.2 or higher (Cluster mode)

Fibre Channel

iSCSI

NFS

CIFS

Supported on HP-UX running on Intel Itanium processors using Fiber Channel.

vFilers as a destination supported for Netapp 7-mode.

vFilers as NFS/CIFS share sources will have no indexing due to lacking SnapDiff support.

NetApp with SnapVault SnapMirror

SnapVault SnapMirror ONTAP 7.3.5 or higher

ONTAP 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1.0, and 8.2 (7-mode supported)

ONTAP 8.2 or higher (Cluster mode supported)

 

SnapVault/SnapMirror Primary and Secondary

FlexClone

SnapRestore

OnCommand Unified Manager version 4.0.2 (Apr 2011) or OnCommand Unified Manager 5.0 with ONTAP 8.1.0

Provisioning Manager, Protection Manager, & Operation Manager Licenses

OnCommand Unified Manager 6.0 for ONTAP 8.2 or higher (Cluster mode)

Fibre Channel

iSCSI

NFS

CIFS

Supported on HP-UX running on Intel Itanium processors using Fiber Channel.

vFilers as a destination supported for Netapp 7-mode.

vFilers as NFS/CIFS share sources will have no indexing due to lacking SnapDiff support.

*Supported through Field Certification. Contact your Software Provider or Professional Services to see if the specific FCoE can be supported.

Supported Software Snapshot Engines

Vendor Snapshot Version or Firmware Required Licensing Required Software Notes/Caveats

Data Replicator

Not applicable Not applicable Local native snapshot license (Volume manager snapshot license or QSnap license)

Hardware Snap Engine or native snap or QSnap license

ContinuousDataReplicator  
Oracle Solaris Solaris ZFS Solaris (Global zone only) Local native snapshot license Solaris OS has ZFS snap capability Set the EnableNativeSnapEngine global parameter to 1 using the SetKeyIntoGlobalParam qscript.

Example:

qoperation execscript -sn SetKeyIntoGlobalParamTbl.sql -si EnableNativeSnapEngine -si y -si 1

LUNs should be from the same storage array. LUNs from different storage arrays of the same model/vendor or different models/vendors are not supported.

Dynamic Disks on Window Operating Systems are not supported.

When performing IntelliSnap backup for a Windows MSCS Cluster, a separate proxy server (external to the cluster nodes) must be used for mount, backup and restore operations as disk signature conflicts may occur if these operations are performed from one of the servers in the cluster.

The use of iSCSI is not supported when performing IntelliSnap operations on computers running Solaris.The exception is EMC VNX where iSCSI is supported for Solaris.

Boot from SAN volumes is not supported.

IntelliSnap backups of Raw Device Map (RDM) disks are supported for any Windows-based agents configured in a virtual machine in physical compatibility mode, provided that

  • iSCSI initiator is configured on the client computer to mount the Snapshot or
  • Physical proxy server is configured to mount Snapshot over Fibre Channel

This capability is not supported for HDS storage arrays.

The IntelliSnap feature is not supported for VMware datastores created using local disks. The datastores should be created from RDM LUNs.

NAS attached tape libraries are not supported for IntelliSnap operations.

For information on the supported snapshot engines, see Hardware Snapshot Engine Compatibility Matrix.

Backup Types

The following table lists the Agents supporting the IntelliSnap backup and provides information about the various options supported by each of these Agents.

Agents Full Backup Incremental Backup Differential Backup Notes

Virtual Server (VMware)

  Before performing revert operations, ensure that all the disks reside on the NFS data store. If the data does not reside on the NFS data store, you cannot perform revert operations.

Backup of VM Templates is not supported.

Virtual Server instances configured with ESX server are not supported. Instances should be configured using Virtual Center.

Exchange Database

IntelliSnap backups are not supported on Exchange 2007 CCR Passive nodes.

DDR snapshots are not supported on Exchange 2010 DAG clients.

SRM is not supported.

Lotus Notes Database      

MySQL

  Incremental backups are traditional MySQL log backups. Transactional Log backups always use the traditional backup method. Log backups are stored in the Primary (classic) copy.

Oracle

  Incremental backups are applicable for Backup copies.

ORACLE RAC

  Incremental backups are applicable for Backup copies.

Microsoft SQL Server

  Transactional Log backups always use the traditional backup method. Log backups are stored in the Primary (classic) copy.

NAS

 

Virtual Server (Hyper-V)

     

SAP Oracle

     

DB2

    Backup of partial databases is not supported.

Log files always use the traditional backup method.

DB2 MultiNode

    Backup of partial databases is not supported.

Log files always use the traditional backup method.

Unix File System

On Demand Backup Set is not supported for IntelliSnap Backup.

Raw partitions in Unix are supported.

Mirrored storage configurations (i.e., physical LUNs from separate filers) are supported for mirrored LVs on Linux LVM, mirrored solaris ZFS zpools and mirrored VxVM volumes.

On HP-UX, non-LVM volumes are not supported for IntelliSnap Backup.

Windows File System

On Demand Backup Set is not supported for IntelliSnap Backup.

Platforms

The following table lists the platforms supported for IntelliSnap backup. The latest updates should be installed on all the platforms.

For AIX and Solaris Sparc, IntelliSnap backups are supported for clients using the 32-bit packages of Simpana only.

For Solaris x86, IntelliSnap backups are supported for clients using 64-bit packages of Simpana (64-bit packages of Simpana are installed by default).

IntelliSnap with Veritas Volume Manager requires ALUA compliant LUNs (primary and secondary). For non-compliant ALUA LUNs, a workaround is explained in this Symantec KB article.

Operating System Cluster Support File Systems Databases Applications

Windows 2003 and Higher

MSCS NTFS SQL version 2005 and later

Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 – including DAG

Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2

DB2 version 9 or higher

 

VMWare ESX

  iSCSI/FC/NFS datastores ESX vSphere 4.x & vSphere 5.0  

AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1 (LPARS Supported, Virtual SCSI devices not supported)

Veritas Cluster, HACMP JFS, JFS2, VxFS, VxCFS, IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS)* 3.5.0.7 or higher Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2

DB2 version 9 or higher

Oracle RAC version 10g R2 or higher

DB2 DPF version 9 or higher

SAP Brtools 7.0 & 7.1 on Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2

HP-UX 11 v2/v3 (PA-RISC and Itanium)

Service Guard, Veritas Cluster HFS, VxFS, VxCFS Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2

DB2 version 9 or higher

Oracle RAC version 10g R2 or higher

DB2 DPF version 9 or higher

SAP Brtools 7.0 & 7.1 on Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.x and 6.x

  ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, VxFS, VxCFS, OCFS2 Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

DB2 version 9 or higher

Oracle RAC version 10g R2 or higher

DB2 DPF version 9 or higher

SAP Brtools 7.0, 7.1 & 7.2 on Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

Red Hat Linux 4.x and 5.x

Linux Cluster, Veritas Cluster ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, VxFS, OCFS2, VxCFS, IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS)* 3.5.0.7 or higher Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

DB2 version 9 or higher

Oracle RAC version 10g R2 or higher

DB2 DPF version 9 or higher

SAP Brtools 7.0 & 7.1 on Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

CentOS Linux 4.x and 5.x

Linux Cluster ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, OCFS2 Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

DB2 version 9 or higher

Oracle RAC version 10g R2 or higher

DB2 DPF version 9 or higher

SAP Brtools 7.0 & 7.1 on Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2,Oracle 12c

Red Hat Linux 6.x

Linux Cluster, Veritas Cluster ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, VxFS, VxCFS, OCFS2, IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS)* 3.5.0.7 or higher Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2; Oracle 12c

DB2 version 9 or higher

Oracle RAC version 10g R2 or higher

DB2 DPF version 9 or higher

SAP Brtools 7.0, 7.1 & 7.2 on Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

CentOS Linux 6.x

Linux Cluster ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, OCFS2 Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

DB2 version 9 or higher

Oracle RAC version 10g R2 or higher

DB2 DPF version 9 or higher

SAP Brtools 7.0, 7.1 & 7.2 on Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

Solaris 10 SPARC (Solaris Zones Supported)

Sun Cluster, Veritas Cluster UFS, VxFS, VxCFS, ZFS Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

DB2 version 9 or higher

Oracle RAC version 10g R2 or higher

DB2 DPF version 9 or higher

SAP Brtools 7.0, 7.1 & 7.2 on Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

Solaris 11 SPARC (Solaris Zones Supported)

Sun Cluster, Veritas Cluster UFS, VxFS, VxCFS, ZFS Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

DB2 version 9 or higher

Oracle RAC version 10g R2 or higher

DB2 DPF version 9 or higher

SAP Brtools 7.0, 7.1 & 7.2 on Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

Solaris 11 Express

  UFS, ZFS    

Solaris 11 x64

  UFS, VxFS, VxCFS, ZFS Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

Oracle RAC version 10g R2 or higher

SAP Brtools 7.0, 7.1 & 7.2 on Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 12c

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.2 and 11

Veritas Cluster ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, VxFS, VxCFS, IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS)* 3.5.0.7 or higher Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c

DB2 version 9 or higher

Oracle RAC version 10g R2 or higher

DB2 DPF version 9 or higher

SAP Brtools 7.0 & 7.1 on Oracle 10g R2, Oracle 11g R1 & R2, Oracle 12c
  • *All the disks should support snap and must be available on the client where the IntelliSnap job will be initiated.
  • Mount, backup copy and backup operations are supported using proxy GPFS cluster only; this is due to GPFS's limitation which doesn’t allow NSD clone mount on the same GPFS cluster.
  • You need to set the path to the GPFS binaries in the PATH environment variable for the root user. To do this, you can either modify the root user's .profile file and add the following line, or execute the command every time before you start the Simpana services.

    export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lpp/mmfs/bin

Note that this list does not provide a comprehensive list of supported platforms for each agent. See System Requirements for information on the platforms supported by the individual Agents.

Supported Volume Managers

  • VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) 5.0 for AIX, Linux, Solaris SPARC and Solaris x64
  • VERITAS CFS (VxCFS) version 5.1 or higher
  • Solaris ZFS Mirror
  • Solaris Volume Manager
  • ASM Volume Manager

When using the Solaris Volume Manager, ensure that a complete disk is used for a metaset. Non-metaset volumes are not supported. Also, ensure that the metaset is owned by single host and the ownership of the metaset is attained before performing the IntelliSnap backup operations.

Supported Configurations:

  • One Physical Volume containing one Logical Volume
  • One Physical Volume containing one or more Logical Volumes
  • Multiple Physical Volumes containing one Logical Volume
  • Multiple Physical Volumes containing one or more Logical Volume

The following diagram summarizes the Volume Manager support for IntelliSnap backup.

Multipath I/O Support

  • For EMC VNX/CLARiiON, IntelliSnap backup is supported on the following Multipath I/O software. This support is provided using the SNAP_WITH_MULTIPATH_SOFTWARE additional setting.
    • EMC Powerpath on AIX, Linux and Solaris.
  • For Dell EqualLogic, install Dell EqualLogic Host Integration Tools package to support Multipath I/O.
  • HP PVlinks, Solaris MPxIO, Linux Device Mapper and AIX MPIO are supported in HPUX, Solaris, Linux and AIX respectively.
  • VXVM DMP is supported in AIX, Solaris and HPUX.
  • HDLM is not a supported MPIO solution with IntelliSnap.