Notes on NetApp E-Series with Hyper-V 2012 R2, iSCSI, and Multi-Site Failover

Alas, I’m a little time constrained at the moment, so this is going to be just a note form post…

Part 1: Reading and Videos on Hyper-V and Multi-Site Failover

Image: Multi-Site Hyper-V Cluster

“Choosing between synchronous and asynchronous replication … Synchronous replication is best for multi-site clusters that are using high-bandwidth, low-latency connections … (Asynchronous) where you want to stretch the cluster over greater geographical distances with no significant application performance impact.”

Part 2: NetApp IMT @

See solution “E-Series SAN Host

Protocol: iSCSI
Host OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 SE / R2 DCE / R2 Hyper-V
Controller: NetApp E-Series Controller E2700

Host Multipath: NetApp E-Series DSM
Host Utilities: Windows Unified Host Utilities 7.0
E-Series Controller Firmware: 8.10 / 8.20 / 8.25

Part 3: Software Downloads (Required installs on Hyper-V Hosts)

*latest version at time of writing
Note: The NetApp E-Series DSM is included in the installer.

Part 4: E-Series Reading

Part 5: Software Component Installation Order

and just the components in the image below

Image: E-Series Software components required on Hyper-V host
Note 1: The Agent is only for “in-band management”.
Note 2: The installation requires a reboot.

Note 1: Even though MPIO is already installed, leave selected.
Note 2: The installation requires a reboot (can do 1 & 2 together, then reboot just once)

Image: Unified Host Utilities 7.0 Install

Part 6: Guides to Completing the Configuration

Once the hardware is installed and Hyper-V hosts have the required components, follow the guides below to complete the setup:

2) NetApp E-Series Storage Systems: Mirroring Feature Guide
*This was best PDF I found for actually configuring mirroring. The CLI commands can be translated to actions in the GUI.