Netapp SMI-S Provider Proxy - Offline Scenario
Posted on 2014-07-30
I was wondering if anybody has any experience with the Netapp SMI-S Agent.
I'm considering implementing a storage provider through SCVMM 2012 R2 for a production Hyper-V environment.
The hosts are running Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and are in a Failover Cluster.
The Cluster is currently providing CSV volumes to the hosts which is where the existing VMs live.
The Netapp SMI-S Agent is installed on it's own Windows server and acts as a proxy between SCVMM and the Netapp FAS2240 that is providing the storage.
What I want to understand is this:
If I add an iSCSI LUN to the Cluster directly from SCVMM, using the Netapp SMI-S agent, what will happen if the Netapp SMI-S Agent goes offline for some reason?
Will the iSCSI LUN provided to the Cluster be dropped? If not then will Arrays still show up in the fabric pane of SCVMM and will the VMs behave any differently?
I'm hoping the Netapp SMI-S Agent acts as a broker during the set up of the storage, or when any commands are run against the storage, but otherwise it does not interact with the normal operation of the storage and the cluster.