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Citrix XenServer and NetApp Storage Best Practices Citrix Systems, Inc. and NetApp, Inc. May 2010 | TR-3732 | Rev 2.9
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Citrix XenServer and NetApp Storage Best Practices 2 Table of Contents The Challenge of Today’s Enterprise ................................................................................................................... 3 Citrix XenServer for Enterprise-Ready Virtualization ............................................................................................ 4 NetApp Storage Solutions for Enterprise-Ready Virtualization ............................................................................. 5 Overview of XenServer storage ............................................................................................................................ 6 Storage repositories (SRs) .................................................................................................................................................. 6 Virtual Disk Images (VDIs) .................................................................................................................................................. 6 Managing Storage ............................................................................................................................................................... 6 XenServer Shared Storage Options ................................................................................................................................... 8 Configuration and Setup ..................................................................................................................................... 15 NetApp Device Configuration Basics ................................................................................................................................ 15 Fixing Misaligned Windows Guest Operating System ........................................................................................ 72 Resolution ......................................................................................................................................................................... 75 Backup and Recovery ......................................................................................................................................... 76 Snapshot for Virtual Machines on NetApp Data ONTAP and NFS Storage Repositories ................................................ 76 Backing up VM Metadata Information on NetApp Device ................................................................................................. 80 Backing up Storage Repositories on NetApp Device ....................................................................................................... 82 Summary ............................................................................................................................................................ 96 Appendix A ......................................................................................................................................................... 97 Script to perform Snapshot and Recovery of VMs ............................................................................................................ 97 Appendix B ....................................................................................................................................................... 102 Security Considerations .................................................................................................................................................. 102 Appendix C ....................................................................................................................................................... 103 Enhancements in ONTAP 7.3.1 ...................................................................................................................................... 103 References ...................................................................................................................................................................... 104 Citrix Worldwide .............................................................................................................................................................. 104
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