I agree with Francesco, this is a deal breaker for us. I had a new datacenter installation, so I downloaded and installed the latest VMware code (4.1), only to find out that there's no officially supported SRA, and no word from NetApp about why it's not supported, when a supported one would be out. Instead of waiting indefinately without SRM working, I decided to rollback to vSphere 4.0 U2.
The lack of an SRA at release time, or even any official word about it, has delayed our implementation of vSphere 4.1 by at least 6 months (post SRA 4.1 release), probably more like a year.
Any news on the official message about Netapp SRA? It was on it's way out 2 weeks ago.... it's 6 weeks later then most other storage vendor SRA and without it no upgrade to 4.1 is possible for people using SRM.
On vmware SRM download sites it seems that there's a "phantom" SRA adapter listed for netapp and ibm nseries but going to download it there's nothing to download, no version number but the site annunced was different from the size of 1.4.3 and 1.4.3P1 package.
It also seems that this was an error and will be removed from the list of download. Opening a call with vmware I was asked to contact Netapp about this....
This is from SRM 4.1 page (but no download available and it seems to be an error so it will be removed soon):
NetApp NAS & SAN Storage Replication Adapter File size: 816 KB File type: .zip MD5SUM: ae3dee88adf50c4d6b8782763038c987 SHA1SUM: 33ac3206f75625782733eaf4964185def225f197
This is from SRM 4.0.2 (SRA 1.4.3):
NetApp NAS & SAN Storage Replication Adapter 1.4.3 File size: 790 KB File type: .zip MD5SUM: 7cb2c62d6d7d864d20109324b7187764 SHA1SUM: 65db20774a6cf8a5e8422cf24b09d7b432ab982b
It's possible to at least have an approximative date of when it will be certified?
Having no word about the SRA adapter while publishing integration and compatibility with vSphere 4.1 is not a nice publicity from my point of view.