2011-03-16 06:22 AM
As per SMVI(Snap Manager for Virtual Infrastruture) documentation its been confirmed that Vmware & NetApp do not support taking snapshot of Microsoft initaited ISCSI Luns.
I would like to know how to overcome this issue. Is there any alternative way we can take the VM consistant snapshot of Microsoft initaited ISCSI Luns.?
2011-03-17 12:06 AM
Are you trying to use SMVI for this still, or any other way?
You could use Ontap snapshots but they cant guarantee data consistency the way SMVI will. This is because
SMVI get vcenter to quiesce filesystem before taking a snapshot. That will not happen if you take an Ontap
snapshot though. So this is more risky and might not even work. So why bother?