I have a 3node Hyper-V cluster environment with a FAS3210. The cluster is configured to use Cluster Shared Volumes.
Our SQL server and all the Sharepoint servers are virtual. We purchased the full Windows bundle. I am trying to get Snapmanager to work. Now, here is the tricky part:
When installing the Snapmanager suite, I get an error saying that it cannot detect any Netapp LUN's in my VM. In essence it is true, because the VM is using VHD disks, located within the CSV.
I have snapdrive installed on all the physical nodes.
We are using FCP for connectivity. My question is this:
Do I have to have a LUN as a direct attached disk for Snapmanager to see it as a Netapp LUN? I tried using a passthrough disk, but that does not work either. I cannot create a direct ISCSI connection from the VM to the storage, because we are using FCP?
In order for a LUN to be presented to SnapManager for SharePoint or SnapManager for SQL Server you need to use SnapDrive for Windows (SDW) to connect to your FAS3210 where you have Aggr/Vol/LUNs defined. SDW will work over FCP or iSCSI. In SDW you will go through the process of connecting to a controller, etc through a Wizard interface. Once you complete that then whatever VM you are on will present a LUN to the Windows Host. When you go into Windows Disk Management you will see the LUNs show up.
Hopefully this issue has been resolved but I wanted to provide a bit of detail to the group.
I created pass-through disks on the Cluster, and initiated a cluster refresh. After the refresh completed, I could see the disks in the VM. I then continued the install as normal, and everything works.