System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 tested hardware VSS provider for backup of Virtual machines deployed on Clustered Shared Volumes
The table below contains the list of VSS hardware provider tested to be compatible with DPM for protecting virtual machines deployed on clustered shared volumes (CSV).
The fact that a VSS hardware provider for a certain SAN is not listed below does not mean that it is not compatible, but that it has not been tested. If you have questions regarding VSS hardware provider for certain SAN not listed in the tables below, please post it in the DPM newsgroup (http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.dataprotectionmanager) or send an email to email@example.com.
Note: The product group will continue to work with our existing and new partners to keep the information on this page updated.
VSS hardware provider version
Obtaining the VSS hardware provider
Test results published by
Test results signed off by
6000= 126.96.36.199 8000= 64.30.x.x
Same VSS provider is used for SVC, DS6k and DS8k
IBM XIV Storage
IBM XIV xProv Version: 2.2.2
VSS Provider v2.2.2 - Windows 64bit: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage /XIV/VSSProvider/2.2.2/xProvSetup-x64-2.2.2.msi
VSS Provider Release Notes: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/XIV/ VSSProvider/2.2.2/xProv_2_2_2_Release_Notes.pdf Host Attachment Guide: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ibmxiv/ r2/topic/com.ibm.help.xiv.doc/docs/hag_1_1_1/GA32-0652-02.pdf
1-800-IBM-SERV (1-800-426-7378) for customer service
iStorage D series (D1-30)
Additional information: iStorage D Series can be obtained from below http://www.nec.co.jp/products/istorage/product/san/d/index.shtml
The following software is needed in order to take snapshot in iStorage D series iStorage basic software: iStorage Manager, iStorage Access Control is included
WebSAM RepNavi Suite: iStorage Dynamic Data Replication Lite, iStorage Control Command, iStorage VSS Provider
iStorage Storage Path Savior: Software to control disk array path load
Symmetrix series - Micro code: 5874, 5773
Flare: 29, 30
Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family - AMS2100, AMS2300, AMS2500
v03.5.0 and above
Compellent Storage center 4.2 and above
Distributed as part of Replay Manager product (separate purchase required).
Compellent Service representative.
EqualLogic PS series
4.2.1 or later
3.3.1 or later
Dell Service representative.
Provider link: https://www.EqualLogic.com/support/download.aspx?id=3199
EVA 4x00, 6x00, 8x00
Click here to download the hardware VSS provider.
Command-View software Version 9.1.017
HP Call center
HP Services representative for higher level support contracts.
Obtaining the VSS hardware provider
Data ONTAP 7.3.0 or above
188.8.131.5208 or above
See the SnapDrive for Windows Installation and Administration Guide, available on http://now.netapp.com for information on installing, configuring, and troubleshooting SnapDrive for Windows in general, and the Data ONTAP VSS Hardware Provider in particular
Support for SnapDrive for Windows in general, and the Data ONTAP VSS Hardware Provider in particular is available through NetApp Global Services (see below)
Support is also available through authorized resellers
The Data ONTAP VSS Hardware Provider ships as part of and is installed with NetApp SnapDrive for Windows, which is licensed per storage controller, or per physical Windows Server. The version of the Data ONTAP VSS Hardware Provider tested with DPM 2010 ships with SnapDrive 6.2 for Windows or above.
Licensed customers can download SnapDrive for Windows from http://now.netapp.com. Further information on SnapDrive for Windows is available on http://www.netapp.com/us/products/management-software/snapdrive-windows.html.
visit http://www.netapp.com/us/support/ngs-contacts.html for contact information), and through NetApp on the Web: http://now.netapp.com.
This gets updated if new information available, got just updated with EMC and HDS
Can anyone tell me if the HDS USPV/M is supported?
Any word on HP P4000s (Lefthand SAN)
Any word on HP P4000 with SAN/iQ 9.0?
SAN/iQ 9.0 and version 9 of their VSS Hardware provider work with DPM and Hyper-V R2 clusters.
Any news about DataCore - SanSymphony?
Do you support Tandberg LTO 4 H/H on DPM 2010
using windows server 2008 r2 64 bit
We use a Tandberg T24 24-slot tape library with LTO4 H/H connected via SAS on DPM2010. The Tandberg LTO4 HH is recognized as an IBM LTO4 HH. Performance is >100MB/sec as has been previously quoted by MSFT. We run DPM on 2008 x64 and have not tested R2. Hope this helps.
Can anyone tell me if the Hp P2000 G3 is supported?
can MS confirm?
This list really should be updated.
I've heard DPM 2012 will go through a more extensive testing phase as far as HW providers, but many of us will be on 2010 for quite some time and knowing what works and what may not definitely helps.