If my datastore is store in Clustered ONTAP volume(By NFS) or LUN
Is any NetApp tool or plug-in can help virtual machine clone more rapider and offload the host cpu loading to ONTAP Controller node?
We have provide ONTAP tools for VMware which does add some additional integration capabilities if your data stores are sitting on NetApp storage.
Some of the benefits are outlined here - https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/netapp-solutions/virtualization/vsphere_ontap_ontap_capabilities_for_vsphere.html
Hope this helps.
Not sure if you spent time reviewing the documentation I referenced, but it's not quite as simple as just installing the tools. You have to enable the right capabilities/configuration in order to be able to leverage the various capabilities ONTAP Tools for VMware offers.
There is some protection capabilities that must first be enabled on the relevant datastore/VMs you want to be able to perform certain activities on (like cloning).
Suggest you spend some time reviewing the deployment and configuration information regarding ONTAP Tools for VMware so you can familiarise yourself with what the pre-requisites and requirements.
Hope this helps.
this document I have already see before you reply me,
I have see it describe it can [Clone protected virtual machines],
but I don't see any function about clone in the GUI interface in the ONTAP tool for VMware vsphere
right click in host
right click in virtual machine
Already install the NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI
If you are using NFS, you need to install the NFS VAAI package. This will significant increase operations on NFS datastores and provides command offloading automatically.
See this article as well: https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/vStorage_APIs_-_Array_Integration_(VAAI)/When_does_the_NetApp_NFS_Plugin_for_VM...