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Feature comparison: Current generation SnapManager products Vs. next generation SnapCenter Plug-Ins

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  • SnapDrive for Windows (SDW) Vs. SnapCenter Plug-In for Microsoft Windows (SCW) 
  • SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server (SMSQL) Vs. SnapCenter Plug-In for Microsoft SQL Server (SCSSQL)

Answer

SnapDrive for Windows (SDW) Vs. SnapCenter Plug-In for Microsoft Windows (SCW) Feature Comparison:

Product/Feature SnapDrive 7.x SCW 1.0 Future
GUI Provision Only
Centralized Management Console X
7-Mode Support X X
Clustered Data ONTAP
SAN Support
SMB Support X1
Command Line Interface X X2
Powershell Cmdlets for SAN X 25 (Provision) 75
Powershell Cmdlets for SMB ✓3
Backup/Restore/Clone for SMB X
Backup/Restore/Clone for SMGR ✓4 ✓4
Backup/Restore/Clone for Filesystem X
Provisioning
Pre-Windows 2008 R2 X X
Windows 2012 and later

 

Notes:

  1. SMB support in SnapCenter version 1.0 is limited to the creation of SMB shares only.
  2. For future UNIX/Linux support, there will be commands available at the command level that are equivalent to Powershell cmdlets.
  3. While there are cmdlets for SMB in SC version 1.0, only the creation of SMB shares is supported.
  4. Support is available for Windows 2008 R2, however, not provisioning. 

SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server (SMSQL) Vs. SnapCenter Plug-In for Microsoft SQL Server (SCSQL) Feature Comparison:

Table 2: SMSQL versus SCSQL comparison:

Product / Feature SMSQL 7.x SCSQL1.0
Centralized Management and Monitoring
Separate GUI
7-Mode
Clustered Data ONTAP
SAN Support
SMB
Configuration wizard
Centralized Role based Access Control (RBAC)
SQL Role based Access Control (RBAC)
Backup/Restore/Clone/Verify
Backup management groups
Stream-based backups
Backup set
Generic snapshot naming convention
Restore to marked transactions
Reseed availability group
Clone of clone
Reporting

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