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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.
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?
will OnCommand Cloud Manager help with snapmirroring from an 8.1.* 7-mode system to an ONTAP 9.1 system?
is it possible to snapmirror from an ONTAP 8.1.* 7-mode system to an ONTAP 9.1 system?
They're very similar but somewhat seperate.
My responses to the second question first:
JGPSHNTAP is correct, that there is no direct method for snapmirroring from a 7-mode system to an ONTAP (previously known as Clustered Data ONTAP) system
There are, however, some transition tools (7MTT - 7 mode transition tool) that are available to assist with the multiple phases of transition. I also believe a PS engagment might be necessary, but I don't know for certain
I have heard that there are some unsupported procedures that some industrious folks shared on the internet for doing some 7mode to c-mode snapmirrors. I repeat, unsupported... that said, those processes worked for the individuals I talked to. Did I mention unsupported?
My response to the first question outlined above:
Cloud Manager is not a siliver bullet here
Yes, Cloud Manager will recognize physical ONTAP systems...
so long as there is networking connectivity in place
but only clustered data ONTAP systems... no 7-mode
and only as far back as .... ONTAP 8.3.2
I'm pretty sure these weren't the responses you were hoping for, but I do hope they help.