Network and Storage Protocols

Does NetApp Support Microsoft Branchcache?

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

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

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

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