Hot off the Presses – SnapDrive 7, SMSQL 7 and SMHV 2 released!

Get'em while their hot! All the latest releases with a special emphasis on Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 support.

 

SnapDrive 7.0 for Windows - http://support.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/snapdrive_win/7.0/

SnapManager 7.0 for SQL Server - http://support.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/snapmanager_sql2k/7.0/

SnapManager 2.0 for Hyper-V - http://support.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/snapmanager_hyperv_win/2.0/

 

SnapDrive 7.0 for Windows

What’s new?

  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
    • SMB 3.0 for Hyper-V (SMHV 2.0) & SQL (SMSQL 7.0) workloads
    • Native SnapVault Integration
    • IPv6
  • vSphere 5.1 and later
    • 5-Node Failover Clustering with FC RDM LUNs
  • Windows Server 2012
    • Virtual Fiber Channel (vFC) support for guest VMs
    • Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA)
  • Performance
    • Clustered Data ONTAP Sub-LUN cloning in restore operations
  • Scalability
    • 16-Node Windows Failover Clustering – SAN
    • 32-Node Windows Failover Clustering – SMB 3.0
  • Powershell Cmdlets for SAN & SMB 3.0 workflows
  • Volume and SMB Share provisioning templates
  • Storage Virtual Machines (SVMs) credential is no longer required, to be entered in SnapDrive, with clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

 

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SnapManager 7.0 for SQL Server

What’s new?

  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
    • Manage SQL Server instances hosted on clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
  • SMB 3.0
    • Hosting databases on SMB 3.0 shares running on clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
    • All SnapManager for SQL Server features are supported with SMB 3.0 shares
  • SnapVault support for clustered ONTAP
    • Direct Integration w/ SnapVault for archiving backups to SnapVault target for long term retention
  • Restores to alternate path
    • SMSQL can now restore a database to a new location (a LUN or SMB share)
  • Support for gMSA (Group Management Service Account) – Windows Server 2012 & SQL Server 2012 only feature
  • Backup report now includes the Cmdlet syntax for database backups initiated from the Backup wizard or Backup & Verify option.
  • Performance Improvements
    • When restoring databases from a LUN that contains multiple SQL databases.

 

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SnapManager 2.0 for Hyper-V

What’s new?

  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
    • Hyper-V data protection when deployed on SMB 3.0 Shares
    • Native SnapVault integration
  • Remote host installation
  • New Manage Storage Connection Settings form
  • “Update all Nodes” option added in the Manage Storage Connection Settings wizard.
  • Ability to restore to an alternate path for disaster recovery
  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V only features
    • Dramatic performance improvements with Hyper-V distributed backup
    • Support for gMSA (Group Management Service Account)
    • Ability to restore a deleted VM from a crash-consistent backup

 

Enhancements

  • SnapInfo Settings now support CSV 2.0 and SMB 3.0 shares
  • “Add Host” functionality has been expanded into a full wizard
  • “Backup Management” wizard and the “Policy Management” wizard have been updated to include the Update to SnapMirror/SnapVault option on the Backup options page.
  • Restore-backup has 3 new parameters for restoring to an alternate location: -VirtualMachinePath, -SnapShotFilePath, and -VHDs

 

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