When is the ordinal or generic (_recent) snapshot naming ability going to be added to snapcenter plug in for VMWare? Unfortunately i still do NDMP backups to tape and need a consistent name on the snapshot. It would be nice if NetApp built this functionality into SnapCenter considering SMVI is no longer an option for customers running the latest versions of vSphere and Data OnTap.
I represnt the Product Management team and have a query on this particular ask.
Since customers anyway need this functionality (locating the latest snapshot via _recent tag) to script dumping the snapshot to NDMP or tapes, will customers be ok using just the REST API to locate the latest snapshot?
You would like to see the latest snapshot with _recent tag in the SCV GUI itself, something what VSC 6.x used to provide?
Basically, the ask is how many customers would be ok scripting this Vs actually looking for a configurable option in SCV GUI?
@bhirsch, we are currently planning to support _recent naming in SCV plug-in for SnapCenter 4.2 release planned for Jan'19 release. The idea is to get this live before VSC 6.2.x goes End of Version Support in Mar'19.