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Preface
◆“Audience” on pagexiii
◆“About filer command execution” on pagexiii
SnapDrive licensable modules
Licensing SnapDrive modules
SnapDrive-specific terms and technologies
◆“block pointers” on page4
◆“failover” on page4
◆“filer” on page4
LUN-type virtual disk
Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS)
VLD-type virtual disk
Windows Server cluster
How SnapDrive works
◆“What SnapDrive does” on page8
◆“What SnapDrive does not do” on page8
What SnapDrive does
What SnapDrive does not do
SnapDrive cluster support
How virtual disks work
◆“How the filer interacts with a virtual disk (LUN)” on page12
◆“How Windows hosts interact with a LUN” on page12
◆“Virtual disk capabilities and limitations” on page12
Protocols to access LUNs
Planning disk allocation
◆“Configuring RAID groups” on page14
◆“Hot spare disks” on page14
Configuring RAID groups
Understanding volume size
◆“What a volume stores” on page15
◆“Volume-size rules” on page15
What a volume stores
What fractional reserve is
Icons used in SnapDrive
What to read
Selecting a SnapDrive configuration
◆“Recommendations for choosing a configuration” on page25
Understanding feature availability
iSCSI configurations
◆“Single host direct-attached to a single filer” on page27
FCP configurations
◆“Single host direct-attached to a single filer” on page31
MPIO configurations
◆“Single host direct-attached to single filer” on page34
Preparing hosts
Verifying minimum requirements
Verifying minimum filer requirements
Checking filer licenses
Starting FCP and iSCSI services
SnapDrive-specific limitations
Preparing a volume for SnapDrive
Creating a filer volume
Configuring pass-through authentication for SnapDrive
◆“Reasons for configuring pass-through authentication” on page52
◆“Configuring pass-through authentication” on page52
Preparing the SnapDrive service account
Types of access to establish
SnapDrive user interfaces
Upgrading to SnapDrive 4.0
Upgrading to SnapDrive 4.0 and Windows 2003
Upgrading a server cluster to SnapDrive 4.0
Preparing for the upgrade
Upgrading a single system to SnapDrive 4.0
Installing SnapDrive for the first time
Installing the FCP or iSCSI components
Installing the iSCSI Software Initiator
Upgrading the filer
Installing the new SnapDrive components
Unattended install switch descriptions
Switch Description
Uninstalling old components
◆“Uninstalling the VLD driver” on page85
◆“Uninstalling the FCP driver” on page86
Uninstalling the VLD driver
Uninstalling the FCP driver
Tasks for managing iSCSI sessions
Establishing an iSCSI session to a target
Disconnecting an iSCSI target from a Windows host
Disconnecting a session to an iSCSI target
Examining details of iSCSI sessions
Examining details of iSCSI sessions
About virtual disk management
Creating a virtual disk
◆“Rules for creating a virtual disk” on page101
◆“About volume mount points” on page101
◆“Creating a virtual disk” on page102
Rules for creating a virtual disk
About volume mount points
Volume mount point limitations
Creating a virtual disk
Creating a shared virtual disk on a Windows cluster
Creating a virtual disk as a quorum disk on a new Windows cluster
Creating a virtual disk as a quorum disk on a new Windows 2000 Server cluster
Creating a virtual disk as a quorum disk on a new Windows Server 2003 cluster
Creating a shared non-quorum virtual disk on a Windows cluster
Connecting virtual disks
Connecting a virtual disk
Making drive letter or path modifications to a virtual disk
Disconnecting virtual disks
Disconnecting a virtual disk
◆“Forcing a disconnect” on page131
Forcing a disconnect
Deleting a virtual disk
Deleting folders within volume mount points using the Windows Explorer
Expanding virtual disks
◆“Expanding a virtual disk” on page137
Expanding a virtual disk
◆“Expanding a quorum disk” on page138
Expanding a quorum disk
Managing LUNs not created in SnapDrive
Monitoring fractional space reservations
Administering SnapDrive remotely
Enabling SnapDrive notification
How Snapshot copies work
Example: How Snapshot copies work
Creating snapshots
Scheduling snapshots
Connecting to LUNs in a snapshot
Restoring virtual disks from snapshots
Benefit of using LUN clones
Checking LUN restore status
Deleting snapshots
Overview of archiving and restoring snapshots
Overview of the Volume Shadow Copy Service
Typical VSS backup process
Troubleshooting the NetApp VSS Hardware Provider
Multiple providers installed
Viewing installed VSS providers
Multipathing overview
SnapDrive MPIO features and requirements
MPIO setup
◆“Supported MPIO topologies” on page181
Supported MPIO topologies
MPIO path management
◆“Creating an MPIO path” on page187
Creating an MPIO path
Understanding MPIO path states
Changing MPIO path states
Removing MPIO on a Microsoft cluster
What SAN booting is
SnapMirror overview
◆“Understanding replication” on page196
◆“Requirements for using SnapMirror with SnapDrive” on page196
Understanding replication
SnapMirror replication
Initiating replication
Connecting to a virtual disk on a destination volume
Recovering a cluster from shared virtual disks on a SnapMirror destination
Using sdcli commands
◆“Executing sdcli commands” on page214
SnapDrive configuration commands
SnapDrive license commands
Fractional space reservation monitoring commands
SnapDrive preferred IP address commands
iSCSI connection commands
iSCSI initiator commands
Virtual disk commands
Multipathing commands
Snapshot commands
SnapDrive Requirements and Recommendations
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