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Sun ZFS Storage 7000 System Administration Guide
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Document Information

Preface

1.  Introduction

2.  Status

3.  Configuration

4.  Services

5.  Shares

6.  Analytics

7.  Application Integration

Application Integration

Introduction

Microsoft

Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Provider For Volume Shadow Copy Service Software

Oracle

Sun ZFS Storage Management Plug-In for Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Controller

Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Management Plug-In for Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Controller

Configure for Oracle Enterprise Manager Monitoring

Unconfigure Oracle Enterprise Manager Monitoring

Glossary

Index

Microsoft

Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Provider For Volume Shadow Copy Service Software

Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) for Microsoft operating systems provides a framework to allow volume backups to be performed while applications on a system continue to write to the volumes. VSS provides a consistent interface that allows coordination between user applications that update data on disk (VSS writers) and those that back up applications (VSS requesters). Specifically, VSS provides:

The Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Provider For Volume Shadow Copy Service Software is a VSS hardware provider that allows the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance to take consistent snapshots for Windows hosts which are using block targets. VSS coordinates snapshots to ensure block data is consistent. The provider communicates with a set of workflows on the appliance to coordinate taking of snapshots as seen from the application. It works over both iSCSI and Fibre Channel.

The Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Provider For Volume Shadow Copy Service Software is installed on hosts that require this functionality and coordination between applications. Complete documentation for this application integration is packaged with the downloaded components in the form of a ReadMe file. The provider software and readme file are available as part of the Sun ZFS Storage 7000 Software Providers and Plug-Ins patch at the My Oracle Support site]. More information on VSS is available on the Microsoft web site, including this [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384649%28VS.85%29.aspx overview.