I'm fairly new to NetApp and brand new to NetApp communuty. We currently have a FAS3160 server NFS to our VDI environment and using SMVI to manage the snapshots and restores. We recently purchased a FAS6080 and a FAS 3160 to move our VM server farms ofrom SAN onto NFS, but now we will have multiple vCenter server. Can I control snapshots and restores from one SMVI install?
Thanks you for the reply. Unfortunately, I have no control over the VMware desission to have multiple vCenter servers. I beleive thier decission is based on keeping the dev, prd VDI environments completely independent.
So I can only assume you are using more than one vCenter Server because you have more than one physical site to manage. If that is true, and you would like to manage the entire environment from one SMVI installation, then I would suggest you try linking your vCenter Servers and conecting SMVI to the master server. This solution can work across sites and should be supported. I would of course recommend a call to NetApp Global Support to verify before you do this in production though. Good luck!