3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2013 8:18 AM by slair@ippathways.com RSS

WFA with Snapdrive/FlexClone for VMDKs

bsmitty23 Novice
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Hi All,


Couldn't seem to find much information on this exact situation, but I was wondering if it is possible. We do not have vCloud Director, just multiple VCenters hosting different environments. Here is what I'm looking to do:


1) Create VM with 2 VMDK's residing on a NFS Volume. One contains the OS, other contains a Database which there is currently no Snapdrive product for

2) Use Netapp SnapCreator along with Snapdrive to issue the commands to quiesce my Database, and initiate the Snap of the Volume. This seems to be supported in the newest version of Snapdrive

3) Snapmirror the Volume to my DR Site

4) Create FlexClone from my DR Volume and mount the NFS share to a VMWare Cluster

5) Mount the Data VMDK to a different VM. I only want to mount the Data VMDK because I want to populate Test/Dev envionments with current data, but not use the same Windows Computer Names as my Production VM's


I'm sure I can do steps 1-3 using my current toolset (Snapdrive, Snapmirror), but I would like to leverage WFA for tasks 4 and 5.



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