Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

We've recently acquired a NetApp/Cisco UCS solution, and I'd like to gather some background knowledge as to the best practices when setting up Hyper-V 2012 on such a solution.

There is an upcoming seminar (in the Netherlands,, but it's in Dutch, and a couple of weeks away... Does anyone have some whitepapers/documentation about such a setup, or hasn't it been done before?

share|improve this question

closed as not constructive by EEAA, Ward, Magellan, mdpc, Scott Pack Nov 6 '12 at 18:35

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

up vote 0 down vote accepted

Following are some useful NetAPP Links, Whitepapers etc. which will help you understand the solution offerings and features unique to NetAPP.

Create a Login (Free - But limited) on NetAPP Communities
This will allow you to interact with the community and or ask NetAPP related questions

If you are a netapp customer, you would or you should then be able to get a "NOW" Login which will let you browse some restricted areas of the site only for customers etc.

WhitePapers and other useful Links :
NetAPP publishes Technical Report known as TR Documents, for most of the famous platforms like Hyper-V, VMWare etc.

NetAPP-Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track

NetAPP Communities - Microsoft Solutions
NetAPP for Microsoft Environments
NetAPP - Hyper-V - Cisco UCS - Cloud Fast Track Document
Netapp hyper v storage best practices

Do read the following Documents whenever you have some time
NetAPP Analyst Reports, WhitePapers, Customer Stories, Research Papers, Technical Reports (TR Documents)

Most important, if you are going to Manage the Storage in your organisation then you should read about the Brain of a NetAPP Box, the Data ONTAP Operating System, current release is 8.1.1 (i think).

Data ONTAP operates in 2 Modes :
a) 7-Mode (Stand Alone Mode but with Dual Controllers / Heads (if Purchased) which make it a HA-Pair.

b) Cluster Mode or C-Mode (In this mode you can add multiple NetAPP controllers to form a cluster and all underlying storage is then very flexible to manage providing seamless data movement and other great benefits.

Data ONTAP Documentation

Hope this helps

share|improve this answer
Also read this - might be helpful :… – rihatum Nov 5 '12 at 20:51

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.