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SnapProtect questions

Hi all,

You may have seen the latest announcement for our new product, SnapProtect.  Please ask your questions - we have technical expertise ready to provide answers and point to useful information.  I will post a few questions here as well to break the ice and open up the conversation.  For more information about the product, start with our product pages. http://www.netapp.com/us/products/protection-software/snapprotect.html

Best,

Terri

Thanks so much!
Terri Peluso
Senior Community Program Manager

SnapProtect questions

I've tried to read the documentation and at some point I sort of drowned in the marketing bla-bla.

Basically, this is a re-branding of mostly existing functionality and some things that most of us probably wished for for many years from DFM/OM as Storage (and Backup) administrators. (I don't blame anyone... companies like EMC make tons just changing the names of things and adding some fireworks)

Why the split?

Why is NetApp making more disparate products instead of a real "single pane" management system? 

We've been wishing for end-to-end data management of NetApp NAS/SAN for years, from NFS/CIFS/LUN to secondary (tertiary) mirrors and on to tape, essentially SLA monitoring. What I have seen and tried to use from DFM/OM has been a source of great frustration and a full implementation was so riddled with technical hurdles that it was simply left to decay.  Where is the "single pane" for storage administration? Integration of SAN administration/monitoring?  Integration with backup systems?

Will any of this integrate with DFM/OM?

What we have here is a server backup solution that involves as much NetApp equipment and software as possible.  I don't want to rain on anybody's parade here, but I'd be more excited if this looked like an extension of current management tools (that could possibly sold separately) that was working towards a "single pane" (not that I like that marketing term either... ) solution.

SnapProtect questions

Is Ontap 8.x supported ?

Is indexing of NAS data in vfilers supported ?

Are metroclusters supported ?

Regards,

Niek

SnapProtect questions

If a customer has DFM/OM, is SnapProtect a "free upgrade"?

Thanks,

Peter

mar Former NetApp Employee

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Niek,

Thanks for the questions.

- Currently, ONTAP 8.x is not supported with SnapProtect.

- It is not possible to do NAS indexing of a vFiler volume

- MetroCluster has not completed qualification at this time. Please refer to the Interoperability Matrix on the NetApp support site to find out what's supported today, and check back later for updates.

Ray

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Hi Ray,

Is there a roadmap available for ONTAP 8.x and MetroCluster support ?

Regards,

Niek

SnapProtect questions

Guys,

Let's make it straight here: SnapProtect is just re-badged CommVault Simpana, it's not a secret & can make the whole story easier to digest for many people who are already familiar with this product.

http://www.netapp.com/us/company/news/news-rel-20110531-291587.html

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/31/netapp_oems_simpana_9/

Regards,
Radek

SnapProtect questions

Hi Radek

Thanks for clarifying my suspicion...

Radek Kubka schrieb:

Guys,

Let's make it straight here: SnapProtect is just re-badged CommVault Simpana, it's not a secret & can make the whole story easier to digest for many people who are already familiar with this product.


So, this would also answer my question, assuming this is not a free upgrade for DFM/OM customers.

But, yet again another Backup Strategy from NetApp... would be about time to get this topic adressed finally in the right manner...

1. Backup in DFM

2. Protection Manager is the answer...

3. now SnapProtect is the answer,,

Whats next???

SnapProtect questions

...and don't forget about SnapCreator which is another (very interesting) topic!

SnapProtect questions

put another dollar in...

order all new systems with DFM and Protection manager.

next systems are order'd with complete Snapmanager bundle.

and now we have to pay for SnapProtect ???