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vscan Scanners

kaha365
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Hello,

Does anybody knows if we can install vscan scanners on  Vmware Virtual Machine or is it required to have dedicated physical windows servers.

Then how to monitor the Netapp  file activity to define the correct number of vscan Scanners ?

Thanks 

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Mjizzini
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Yes, you can install vscan scanners on  Vmware Virtual Machine.

Defining the correct number of vscan Scanners will depend on more than one aspect like Vscan provider, server resources, filer, and user access.

Outside sizing tools, running "vserver cifs session show" will be a quick way to check for file use.

You can start with a primary and a secondary. New VMs can be deployed and added to the scanner pool if needed.

Antivirus configuration ONTAP 9

Related information
NetApp Technical Report 4286: Antivirus Solution for Clustered Data ONTAP McAfee 

NetApp Technical Report 4304: Antivirus Solution for Clustered Data ONTAP Symantec 

NetApp Technical Report 4312: Antivirus Solution for Clustered Data ONTAP Trend Micro

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Mjizzini
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Yes, you can install vscan scanners on  Vmware Virtual Machine.

Defining the correct number of vscan Scanners will depend on more than one aspect like Vscan provider, server resources, filer, and user access.

Outside sizing tools, running "vserver cifs session show" will be a quick way to check for file use.

You can start with a primary and a secondary. New VMs can be deployed and added to the scanner pool if needed.

Antivirus configuration ONTAP 9

Related information
NetApp Technical Report 4286: Antivirus Solution for Clustered Data ONTAP McAfee 

NetApp Technical Report 4304: Antivirus Solution for Clustered Data ONTAP Symantec 

NetApp Technical Report 4312: Antivirus Solution for Clustered Data ONTAP Trend Micro

kaha365
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Thank you Mjizzini,

Currently we have more than 30k open CIFS files and about 4k users using 5 SVMs. With this first evaluation Could it be possible  to estimate a number of Vscanner or do we need to go dipper in the analyse. 

Then what  metrics do we need to monitor ? 

And do you know what is the maximum eligible "vscan latency" (in sec. or milisec.)  without performance decrease for the file client access.

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