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OnCommand Compatibility with Windows 8

I am curious about the schedule for providing OnCommand System Manager compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. I may well have missed something obvious, so please accept my apologies if this has been answered already.

Thank you,

donaldc

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Re: OnCommand Compatibility with Windows 8

Hi Donald,

     Not that I know of. BTW when is Windows 8 scheduled for release ? May come in System Manager release aligned with it.

Regards

adai

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Re: OnCommand Compatibility with Windows 8

Hi Adai,

Thank you for your response. RTM for Windows 8 was 1st August, but general availability will be from 26th October.

Regards,

donaldc

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Re: OnCommand Compatibility with Windows 8

I'm testing Windows 8 RTM (demo version for 90 days), and what I see is Windows can't connect to Netapp 2040 (that is running OnTap 8.0.2).

I don't know what's happening here, but everytime I write "\\netapp\folder" I got a typical Windows error network message telling that he is not able to connect.

Updated: the solution can be found here:

http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2012/04/windows-8-consumer-preview-cannot-acces-netapp-cifs-share/

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Re: OnCommand Compatibility with Windows 8

Just a quick update to note that the most recent version of System Manager (Version 2.0 (2.0.2)) now plays nicely with Windows 8 RTM and IE10.

Thank you to everyone for your comments.

donaldc

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Re: OnCommand Compatibility with Windows 8

I've installed Version 2.0.2 but it's not working. I just see a dos box and a new java.exe Task but nothing happens. Can anyone help?

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I can also confirm that I have tried nearly every compatibility setting imaginable and have yet to get 2.02 working with Windows 8.  I am using the Pro RTM version.  If anyone has gotten this to work can you please provide instructions on how you were able to do so?  Also what version of Java you are running may be helpful as well.

I thank anyone in advance who can give me a lead on this.

-Cori

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Also confirmed, it simply is not compatible with IE 10 on Windows 8. I would hope that NetApp is working on it since Windows 8 is now publicly available, and also since it's only compatible with Internet Explorer for some odd reason.

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Hi

The SM 2.x line is not currently qualified with Windows 8. We are working on Windows 8 qualification with future releases. However we do have some customers who are using 2.0.2 with Windows 8.

Regards

Amrita

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Did a little more testing on Windows 8 today, and what I've found is that the "Add" or "Login" buttons do not work. To add your NetApp systems to System Manager, you have to use the "Discover" feature. You also cannot move the pop-up windows for features like Edit, Resize, Storage Efficiency, Snapshot Copies, etc... around, they are glued directly in the middle of the IE10 frame, regardless of the Compatability settings you choose.

So does it work, Yes, but with some features/options non-functional, but not non-functional like the Network Interfaces area, which was disabled by NetApp themselves due to a bug.

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And when you Edit a Volume, while the Advanced tab can be selected, nothing shows up, just a blank tab.

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Kelly-

How did you get it to even launch?  When I run it a black screen pops up briefly and then nothing happens.  Was there a new setting you found that made it work?  Did you have to install a different Java version?

Any suggestions would be well appreciated.

Thank you,

-Cori

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Re: OnCommand Compatibility with Windows 8

I got it working on a fresh load of Windows 8, then going straight to www.Java.com with Internet Explorer and loading Java from the webpage. Once complete, I closed IE and installed System Manager. After that, I was able to just double-click the NetApp OnCommand System Manager icon from my Desktop, and presto.

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Re: OnCommand Compatibility with Windows 8

Thank you for the reply.  With that encouragement I tried again in vain, installing all versions of Java, the newest release of 7 and 6 in both x86 and x64 versions.  I will have to wait until NetApp fixes the underlying issue, glad it is working for some though.

Thanks,

-Cori

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Re: OnCommand Compatibility with Windows 8

I've installed 2.0.2 on Windows 8 X64. When I first started the application, "add" button did not work. So, I could not add controller.

Then, I changed the browser path to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe". Now it works like a charm.

Tools > Options

Set Browser Path as  C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

Regards

Ceyhun

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Re: OnCommand Compatibility with Windows 8

Hi,

I'm running System Manager 2.0.2 on Windows 8 Pro x64. I had to activate "Compatibility View" (button next to the magnifying glass) and it works fine now. Had problems with SnapMirror properties before. I can add/edit volumes, qtrees, LUNs, SnapMirror relations, CIFS shares.

There is, however, a CIFS share bug when adding a share through System Manager when there is already a file/folder structure in the qtree containing umlauts/special characters - but I already had this problem on IE 9/Windows 7 before. Throws a ZAPI XML error which Firefox does not. But in Firefox the umlauts are shown with a wrong placeholder character looking like a question mark.

The NetApp communities and IE10 is another story, however 🙂 (no, this is no IE 6 ... ;-))

Regards, Markus

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