For a future cloud project, i must connect the customers FAS3240 with the ONTAP version 8.1.4P8 7-mode to the Microsoft Azure Cloud ONTAP Management server to provide replication over the SnapMirroring technology.
Now i need to now, if the version of the on-premises NetAppFAS (8.1.4P8) is supported to provice this replication, on the documentation i cannot find if the on-premises software must be on the same ONTAP 9 software level as the Cloud server.
Can someone provide me this information?
I will create a IPsec VPN tunnel to Microsoft Azure, deploy inside the VPN network the ONTAP Cloud 9 server and the NetApp Cloud Management virtual machine. Then i will try to add the on-premises FAS 8.1 device in the Management portal and try to replicate.
I don't know anything about TDP, the customer has iSCSI LU'N's and CIFs shares that must be replicated for a DSR solution. Is that possible, or do i need to try it, to know it works?
Ok, that will not work.
You will need ontap 9 - ontap 9,
7-mode is legacy and will only replicate with a TDP (transitional snapmirror) for migration.
If you have live data on 7-mode you need to migrate to Ontap 9. There is no upgrade plan.
Ok, you are 100% competely sure on that? Also with a OnCommand Cloud Manager server in between?
I cannot find anything about the requirement of the ONTAP 9 software on-premises software...
I will never say 100%, but just if i'm talking basics you cannot replicate between 7-mode and cdot unless its a TDP.
Ive been doing this a very long time so let's say i'm 99%
So there two questions here that I'm seeing:
They're very similar but somewhat seperate.
My responses to the second question first:
My response to the first question outlined above:
I'm pretty sure these weren't the responses you were hoping for, but I do hope they help.