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Does SnapDrive work with XenServer VMs?

Hi anyone!

I'm looking for possibility to reclaim space from LUN's that hosts XenServer machines. Is there any possibility to get it?

I was reading about SnapDriver but as far as I know it works with VMware VMs only.

Can you support me with it?

Re: Does SnapDrive work with XenServer VMs?

Hi,

You should be able to install Snapdrive on a guest VM running on XenServer, e.g. a W2K3 R2 VM running on a XenServer Host.

If the correct version of Snapdrive is installed on this VM you can use the space reclaimer, with snapdrive to reclaim space from LUN's attached to the VM.

Is this what you are trying to achieve ?

Thanks

Re: Does SnapDrive work with XenServer VMs?

Actually, yes but in the list of SnapDrive requirements is (SanDrive 6.3 for Windows Installation and Administration Guide) written:

"SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure server is installed in the same location as vCenter"

So, the problem is it concerns VMware probably. Isn't it?

Re: Does SnapDrive work with XenServer VMs?

SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure (SMVI) needs to be installed on the samer server as VMWare vCenter Server.

Yes this relates directly to VMWare and ESX server only.

I dont believe SMVI supports XenServer, unless another communities member can tell me otherwise!

This however would not stop you installing SnapDrive on a guest VM, as mentioned before.

Re: Does SnapDrive work with XenServer VMs?

And just to add, there is SMHV - Snapmanager for Hyper-V, so I'm sure SMVI doesnt support XenServer.

Re: Does SnapDrive work with XenServer VMs?

Yes, I'am able to install SnapDrive on XenServer hosted VM. The question is can I reclaim space on that VM?

Re: Does SnapDrive work with XenServer VMs?

Yes - you can reclaim space, from SnapDrive LUN's, attached to a VM (on a XenServer host) if you are using the correct version of the software.

No - you can not use snapdrive to reclaim space from LUN's connected to VMWare or XenServer hosts.

Re: Does SnapDrive work with XenServer VMs?

That is good.

I don't want to reclaim space from XenServer LUN.

I want to reclaim space from LUNs which hosts XenServer VMs.

Can you precise some things please?

Is correct version of software mean DataONTAP 7.3.4?

Is there a difference between LUN and SnapDrive LUN?

Thank you for help.

Re: Does SnapDrive work with XenServer VMs?

Is correct version of software mean DataONTAP 7.3.4?

Sorry, what I was referring to is the version of the NetApp SnapDrive software, installed on your VM's, not DataONTAP.

I believe the space reclaimer feature was introduced in version 6.0 of SnapDrive, but cant remember exactly.

there are some FAQ's here which are pretty good:

https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=3011267

Is there a difference between LUN and SnapDrive LUN?

No - they are the same. You can use Snapdrive to manage the LUN's.

Hope this helps.

Re: Does SnapDrive work with XenServer VMs?

All right, I will try to follow with SnapDSrive:-)

Thank you Martin and all the best!