Data Backup and Recovery Discussions

Creating LUNs in SnapCenter vs. SnapDrive


I am just creating my first LUN via SnapCenter and am documenting the procedure. I noticed two differences with the LUN creation process in SnapDrive:


  1. If you create an iGroup automatically during the LUN creation wizard, it assigns a type of mixed even if you are creating an iSCSI connected LUN (SnapDrive automatically assigns the iSCSI type). The iGroup naming convention is also totally different. Strangely, it starts with SDW which I assume stands for SnapDrive for Windows.
  2. If you don't check the Use thin provisioning check box for a LUN in a thin provisioned volume, the LUN isn't thin provisioned (SnapDrive automatically thin provisioned the LUN if the volume was thin provisioned, regardless of the check box being set or not; see article:

Especially regarding #1, I prefer to have igroups created automatically like I did when using SnapDrive, but I want it to create an iGroup of iSCSI type and use a more reasonable naming convention. Can anyone from NetApp comment and let me know if this is possible? Thank you in advance.