The customer wants to know when Windows Server 2012 R2 will be officially supported by NetApp Inc. The question that he states is “ Specific Products I want to know when 2012 R2 support will be enabled - against OnTap 8.2 and 8.1.3 (we have both) NetApp FC Host Utilities (latest version) for Windows, NetApp Host Agent for Windows, NetApp MPIO DSM for Windows, NetApp SnapDrive for Windows, NetApp SMI-S Agent for Windows. (I am already a member of the beta program for this product for 2012 R2 support)”. Are you able to assist with this?
For your information. The NetApp ONTAP DSM for Windows MPIO v4.1 has been released yesterday!
I have just version 4.1 on two Hyper-V Server (Windows Server 2012 R2) and it works flawlessly. No noticable performance improvement though.
But I am not sure yet wether ALUA should be enabled on our 7-mode. Is ALUA supported and required on ONTAP 8.1 7-mode? The release says it does, but I thought I read somewhere that our setup does not support ALUA or that is does not need to be enabled.