Netapp SM-BC support with intellsinap

  • 25 April 2023
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Hi all,

we are implementing a new netapp infrastructure. This infrastructure will be composed by 2 clusters with SM-BC -- Snapmirror Business Continuity

We will use it to present luns on vmware

I don’t find any information about the compatibility with intellisnap.

Any Idea ?

Thanks a lot

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Good afternoon.   For clarity, is this an active-active configuration and do the nodes share the same hostname?

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it’s 2 different clusters with 1 dedicated hostname per cluster


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Hi @arnaud 

Since this is using SM, I believe you would be protecting only primary side.

The configuration would differ if you would like to NAS IntelliSnap(Backing up NetApp volumes), VM IntelliSnap(DataStores/VM’s) or App-Aware IntelliSnap(VM Applications).

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yes, in case of failover on the second cluster, i can’t reuse the same relationship

i have to recreate a new one with the new path

then to summarize, i will be able to use intellisnap on the primary side but in case of failure, i have to recreate a new subclient


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For protecting NAS volumes, ONTAP and CV version compatibility should be enough.

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ok thanks

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are there any plans to implement native smbc support?

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Not supported as of now @UCNAndreas