Hi to everyone ,
I got used to 7-mode mostly and really starting out with clustered Ontap .My question is , i knew that we can install 1 node clustered ontap ,and 2 node swithcless clustered ontap .
But is it possible to install a 2 node switchless cluster with direct attached ESX servers wit using NFS protocol ? And also if it is possible ,then is it supported by netapp ?
Thanks a lot.
Let me make sure I understand what you are asking.
Are you asking if you have a 2-node switchless cluster, can you export volumes over NFS to Vmware? If that's the question, I don't see why not
i tried to mean that, we can install switchless clustered Ontap with the 8.2 version ,
And also 2 ESX servers with dual 10g ethernet cards ,without the use of a 10g switch , directly attached to the netapp controllers ,
ıs it possible to use nfs mounted volumes from netapp to esx servers ? ,and if it is then is it supported by netapp.
And one more to ask ,if we failover one of the netapp controller , can we access from esx servers to the failing controllers volume with the help of the surviving controller ? .
Why would you do that?
Please refer to the latest best practices guide for Vmware NFS on cDOT
there has been a project sold with that kind of a configuration ,
So that is why i am trying to figure out a solution