OnCommand System Manager 3.1 for Windows and Linux
New Features, Enhancements, and Changes in System Manager 3.1:
1) Support for storage Quality of Service (QoS)
2) For Data ONTAP 8.2 and later, you can manage storage QoS for FlexVol volumes and LUNs.
3) You can create QoS policy groups and assign FlexVol volumes or LUNs to new or existing policy groups. The maximum throughput specified for the policy group enables you manage the workload (input/output operations) of storage objects.
4) Support for managing HA pairs
5) For Data ONTAP 8.2.1, you can manage HA pairs in a cluster by manually initiating a takeover or giveback operation. You can also enable or disable automatic giveback for a node.
6) Support for SVMs with Infinite Volume
7) For Data ONTAP 8.2 and later, you can use System Manager to manage SVMs with Infinite Volume in a cluster. System Manager enables you to create, resize, mount, unmount, protect, and edit Infinite Volumes.
8) Infinite Volumes and FlexVol volumes can coexist in the same cluster.
9) User interface enhancements
a) Array LUNs: For Data ONTAP 8.2.1, you can install the V_StorageAttach license to add array LUNs to non-root aggregates.
b) Note: This enhancement is also available for storage systems running Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode.
c) Network interfaces: For Data ONTAP 8.2.1, you can use the Network Interfaces window to migrate a data LIF to a different port on the same node or a different node within the cluster.
d) Shares: For Data ONTAP 8.2.1, you can use the Edit Shares window to enable or disable access-based enumeration for a share.
e) Terminology changes: To avoid confusion, it is important that you understand that starting with clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.1, Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) is the new descriptive name for Vserver. In the documentation, the term SVM refers to Vserver. The Data ONTAP command-line interface (CLI) continues to use the term Vserver in the output, and Vserver as a command or parameter name has not changed.


Virtual Storage Console 5.0 for VMware vSphereVirtual Storage Console 5.0 for VMware vSphere
VSC 5.0 is a major change that includes a new look and seamless integration with the VMware vSphere Web Client. New features in this release include support for the following:
1) The VMware vSphere Web Client
2) VASA Provider for clustered Data ONTAP
3) SnapVault integration as a backup job option for clustered Data ONTAP
4) Adding a virtual machine or datastore to an existing backup job
5) Numerous bug fixes

VSC 5.0 discontinues support for the following:
1) vCenter 5.1 and earlier
2) VMware Desktop client
3) 32-bit Windows installations
4) mbralign
5) Single File Restore
6) Datastore Remote Replication
7) Flash Accel


VASA Provider 5.0 for Clustered Data ONTAP
VASA Provider for clustered Data ONTAP is a virtual appliance that supports the VMware VASA (vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness) framework. It uses Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere as its management console. VASA Provider acts as an information pipeline that provides information to the vCenter Server about NetApp storage systems associated with VSC. Sharing this information with vCenter Server enables you to make more intelligent virtual machine provisioning decisions and be notified when certain storage conditions might affect your VMware environment.


7-Mode Transition Tool
The 7-Mode Transition Tool enables copy-based transitions of Data ONTAP® 7G and 7-Mode FlexVol® volumes and configurations to new hardware that is running either clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 or 8.2.1, with minimum client disruption and retention of storage efficiency options.
Attention: You can transition only network-attached storage (NAS) environments to clustered Data ONTAP by using the 7-Mode Transition Tool.
New Features
1) Transition qtree-level NFS exports
2) Transition CIFS local users and groups
3) Bundle log files that provide details of the transition operations that have occurred on your system
4) Transition volumes with only NFS configuration (volumes with UNIX security style and no CIFS configuration) without requiring to configure CIFS on the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM, formerly known as Vserver).


SnapManager 3.3.1 for Oracle
New and enhanced features:
1) Support for Oracle Database 12c (non-CDB)
2)  SnapManager 3.3.1 for Oracle does not support container databases (CDBs) and pluggable databases (PDBs) available in Oracle Database 12c.
3) Support for Solaris on clustered Data ONTAP with SnapDrive 5.2.1 for UNIX
4) Supports vaulting in clustered Data ONTAP by using post-backup scripts
5) Allows access to SnapManager GUI from the browser when Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.7 is installed
6) Support for Automatic Storage Management (ASM) on Linux without using ASMLib