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Does Microsoft Azure NetApp Files support CIFS Continuous Availability shares?

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Applies to

  • Microsoft Azure NetApp Files (ANF)
  • CIFS continuous availability (CA)

Answer

  • Yes, ANF supports CA shares, however it's functionality is limited with respect to other ONTAP solutions.
  • Because ANF environments involve one LIF per SVM, the witness protocol is not functional to alert the client in the event of a disruption
  • Persistent handles are only retained for 60 seconds, so effective utilization of CA to reclaim persistent handles requires the client to reconnect within 60 seconds

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