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Does NetApp Support Microsoft Branchcache?

Does NetApp Support Microsoft Branchcache?  If so how do you get the shares on your san to be added into the share and storage management on a windows 2008 server?  Is there an application that needs installed or even exists to make all this possible?

Mike

Re: Does NetApp Support Microsoft Branchcache?

I just read in the 8.1.1 release notes that this was added in SMB 2.1 support.  https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_get_file/ECMP1140403 (release notes)

Data ONTAP File Access and Protocols Management Guide for 7-Mode.  https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_get_file/ECMP1120826 (user guide with more detail)

Retrieval of content hashes used by BranchCache

BranchCache-enabled storage systems use content hashes to provide clients with information

about cached content.

Commands

• cifs branchcache hash stat

• cifs branchcache set key

Options

• cifs.smb2_1.branch_cache.enable

• cifs.smb2_1.branch_cache.hash_time_out

Re: Does NetApp Support Microsoft Branchcache?

8.1.1 release notes mention branchcache support. It is also described in documentation.

Re: Does NetApp Support Microsoft Branchcache?

Hah, missed that on the release note.  Great news.  Anyone tried it with remote offices yet?

Re: Does NetApp Support Microsoft Branchcache?

Haven't tried it. Will be interested to see performance and how it compares to wan optimization appliances.