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Netapp NFS in Hyper-V cluster

Hi,

I want create 5 nodes Hyper-V cluster with windows 2012.

Can I make my Netapp NFS export as Shared Storage and how? I've read only about iscsi.

Thanks

Alessandro

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Re: Netapp NFS in Hyper-V cluster

Hi Andrea,

Answer: You cannot do NFS export on windows 2012.

Microsoft supports network-attached storage (NAS) for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 when using SMB 3.0. NFS-based storage is not supported.

The only supported shared storage on Hyper-V cluster with windows 2012 are:

1. Fibre Channel (FC) SAN Arrays

2. iSCSI SAN Arrays

3. SAS JBOD Enclosures with SAS Expanders

4. SMB 3.0 Shared Folders on a Windows Server 2012 file server or, preferably, by a Windows Server 2012 clustered file services role for continuous storage availability.

Best,

RK.

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Re: Netapp NFS in Hyper-V cluster

4. SMB 3.0 Shared Folders on a Windows Server 2012 file server or, preferably, by a Windows Server 2012 clustered file services role for continuous storage availability.

It's worth to point out that Clustered ONTAP 8.2 brings support for SMB 3.0 (a.k.a. CIFS on steroids )

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Re: Netapp NFS in Hyper-V cluster

Nice point and great way to put it.

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Re: Netapp NFS in Hyper-V cluster

Ok, thanks.

Can you tell me how point my shared folder? Or symply.. do you have a guide?

thanks

Re: Netapp NFS in Hyper-V cluster

Hi Andrea,

Just out of interest are you looking to present NFS to Hyper-V not sure you can store your VM’s on NFS exports under hyper-v, you can present SMB3 shares to Hyper-V (not currently supported in ONTap but will be in OnTap 8.2) to host VM’s, but don’t think you can with NFS.

What are you hoping to achieve?

Regards

Paul.

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Re: Netapp NFS in Hyper-V cluster

Andrea,

Sorry, I didn't quite understand your question. Are you asking how to map a CIFS share to your windows server?

Regards,

RK

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Re: Netapp NFS in Hyper-V cluster

Hi Ravi,

I wouldn't mind the answer on mapping CIFS SMB shares to a Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster. I am trying to do this in VMware vCloud at the moment.

Cheers, Matt.

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Re: Netapp NFS in Hyper-V cluster

Hi Paul,

Do you know if you can present SMB 3.0 shares in VMware to a Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster.

Cheers, Matt.

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