SnapManager to SnapCenter Transition
SnapManager for Virtual Interface vs SnapCenter Plugin for VMware vSphere
Management interface through vCenter
All backup and recovery operations are handled through the vCenter interface.
Backup metadata protection
SCV leverages the SnapCenter MySQL database to store backup metadata, allowing the database to be separately backed up and restored.
Windows PowerShell support
SAN (VMware Virtual Machine File System [VMFS]) support
NAS (NFS) support
Advanced Virtual Machine (VM) Integration
Linked mode support
One instance of the SCV plug-in is required for each instance of vCenter.
vCenter RBAC support
Data Protection and Management
Backup VMs, VMDKs, and datastores
Backup data center
Backup Now without an existing job or resource group
Policy-based backup management
SCV allows reuse of the same policy for other resource groups and saves time in defining settings such as backup frequency, copy retention, replication, and scripts.
Data Protection and Management (continued)
SVM and cluster management LIF support
Use multiple schedules per backup job
Custom snapshot naming
Restore VMs or Virtual Machine Disks (VMDKs) from the primary NetApp® Snapshot™ copy
Restore VMs or VMDKs from a secondary Snapshot copy
Suffix _recent to latest snapshot
Restore files or folders on a guest OS
Support is on a Windows guest OS only starting with SCV 4.0 for both VMFS and NFS.
Mount datastore from a primary Snapshot copy
The mount operation allows you to access files in the backup, enabling granular recovery.
Mount datastore from a secondary Snapshot copy
Attach or detach a VMDK from a primary or secondary Snapshot copy
SCV allows restore of files and folders from a Windows or Linux guest OS instead of restoring the entire drive.
Get detailed job monitoring
Use a detailed dashboard
SCV gives a summary of backup, restore, and mount jobs for the selected duration and the last backup status of VMs.
Get detailed reporting
You can view and download HTML and CSV reports of backup, restore, and mount jobs and protected or unprotected VMs.
Benefit of SCV over VSC (6.x)
Better scalability: NetApp SnapCenter Plug-In for VMware vSphere (SCV) supports up to 4,000 VMs per VMware vCenter instance
Better performance: Faster restore operations from a secondary NetApp Snapshot™ copy by leveraging native NetApp ONTAP® single-file NetApp SnapRestore® technology for NFS environments
Richer feature set and protocol support: