Network Storage Protocols Discussions

Does NetApp Support Microsoft Branchcache?

thesextantgroup_com

Does NetApp Support Microsoft Branchcache?  If so how do you get the shares on your san to be added into the share and storage management on a windows 2008 server?  Is there an application that needs installed or even exists to make all this possible?

Mike

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aborzenkov

8.1.1 release notes mention branchcache support. It is also described in documentation.

scottgelb

I just read in the 8.1.1 release notes that this was added in SMB 2.1 support.  https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_get_file/ECMP1140403 (release notes)

Data ONTAP File Access and Protocols Management Guide for 7-Mode.  https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_get_file/ECMP1120826 (user guide with more detail)

Retrieval of content hashes used by BranchCache

BranchCache-enabled storage systems use content hashes to provide clients with information

about cached content.

Commands

• cifs branchcache hash stat

• cifs branchcache set key

Options

• cifs.smb2_1.branch_cache.enable

• cifs.smb2_1.branch_cache.hash_time_out

GARDINEC_EBRD

Hah, missed that on the release note.  Great news.  Anyone tried it with remote offices yet?

scottgelb

Haven't tried it. Will be interested to see performance and how it compares to wan optimization appliances.

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