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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.

The type of file server, whether physical or virtual, is automatically detected when you add the NetApp array entry or the NAS client.

Detecting and Adding Storage Virtual Machines on NetApp Arrays

This option allows you to detect and add the Storage Virtual Machines on a physical NetApp file server, either 7-Mode or Cluster-Mode. The Storage Virtual Machines are automatically added as arrays with tunneling enabled.

Prerequisites

  • A NAS client with a corresponding array entry must already be present for the cluster/physical file server.
  • Ensure that the NAS client is configured as a cluster/physical file server before you detect and add. For instructions on configuring the NAS client as a cluster/physical file server, see Configuring a NetApp Client as a Cluster/Physical File Server.
  • The CommServe must be able to communicate with the array.

To detect and add Storage Virtual Machines:

  1. Expand Client Computers, right click the <Physical File Server/Cluster Client> , and then select Properties.

    The Client Computer Properties dialog box appears.

  2. Select the Storage Virtual Machine tab, and then click Detect.

    A list of Storage Virtual Machines appears below.

  3. Select each of the virtual servers that you want to include in the cluster, and then click Add.

    A message appears that says the Storage Virtual Machine was added successfully.

  4. Click OK.

    The virtual servers that you selected appear in the list at the top of the dialog box. An entry for each Storage Virtual Machine is created in Array Management. Tunneling is enabled by default.

  5. Click OK to close the Client Computer Properties dialog box.

    The virtual servers that you selected for the cluster appear as deconfigured NAS clients in the CommCell Browser.

  6. Configure the Storage Virtual Machines. For instructions, see Configuring Storage Virtual Machines as a NAS Client.

Configuring Storage Virtual Machines as a NAS Client

Once a NetApp file server is configured, you must configure the Storage Virtual Machines that are included in the cluster/physical file server.

To reconfigure Storage Virtual Machines:

  1. Expand Client Computers, right click the Storage Virtual Machine Client.
  2. Point to All Tasks, and then click Reconfigure.

    A message appears that says the client has been reconfigured.

  3. Click OK.

    The Storage Virtual Machine appears enabled in the CommCell Browser.

  4. Configure the NDMP settings for the agent. For instructions, see Modifying User Accounts for a File Server.

Configuring a NetApp Client as a Cluster or a Physical File Server

If you added the NetApp array in version 9 and you want to configure it as a cluster/physical file server, you must enable Cluster-Mode. After you configure the cluster/physical file server, you can then detect and add Storage Virtual Machines.

To configure a NetApp client:

  1. Expand Client Computers, right click the <Client> that you want to enable as a cluster, and then select Properties.

    The Client Computer Properties dialog box appears.

  2. Click Client Type.

    The Storage Virtual Machine tab appears.

  3. Click OK to save your settings and close the dialog box.

Associating a Storage Virtual Machine with a Cluster or a Physical File Server

If a Storage Virtual Machine is not added through the detect and add option, then you must associate it with a cluster/physical file server to enable tunneling.

To associate a Storage Virtual Machine with a cluster/physical file server:

  1. Expand Client Computers, right click the <Client> for which you want to enable tunneling, and then select Properties.

    The Client Computer Properties dialog box appears.

  2. Click Client Type, and then click Storage Virtual Machine.
  3. Click OK to save your settings and close the dialog box.

Last modified: 8/14/2018 3:42:47 PM