You must know the SnapDrive configuration options and understand how to use SnapDrive for UNIX.
Configuring SnapDrive for UNIX
You can edit the snapdrive.conf file, which contains all the configuration variables and options used in SnapDrive for UNIX, to enable or disable options according to your requirements. You can also add variables that can be used for some host-specific usage.
What AutoSupport is
AutoSupport allows SnapDrive for UNIX to send any operational failures that is incurred due to SnapDrive is sent to the EMS log view of the storage system in the /etc/log/ems file.
Multipath access in SnapDrive for UNIX SnapDrive for UNIX supports FC and iSCSI multipath access to the storage systems using the standard multipathing software solution. By using multipathing, you can configure multiple network paths between the host and storage system.
Thin provisioning in SnapDrive for UNIX
The thin provisioning feature in SnapDrive for UNIX allows the user to have more storage space for the hosts than is actually available on the storage system.
Multiple subnet configuration
Multiple subnets are useful in an environment where you want to separate management traffic and data traffic. This separation creates a more secure environment for managing network traffic. SnapDrive 4.1.1 for UNIX and later versions running on servers in such environments supports all the SnapDrive operations available in stand-alone environments and host and HA pair environments.
Automatic detection of host entities SnapDrive for UNIX automatically detects the configuration of the host entity for some commands. A few snap storage commands need only the name of the host entity. In these cases, you do not have to specify the type of the host entity.
What SnapDrive wizard is SnapDrive for UNIX has different wizards that help you to perform a particular SnapDrive operation in an interactive manner.