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Recipe: Adding a NetApp ONTAP Enterprise Storage System

Expected deliverables:

A NetApp ONTAP Storage added to Veeam Inventory, which can be used as source for VMware vSphere backups and restores from storage snapshots.

Time to complete: 10 minutes


  • A Proxy Server already available in Veeam Infrastructure with NFS, FibreChannel or iSCSI access to the storage system.
  • An enterprise storage system with NetApp Data ONTAP and NFS shares or volumes used for VMware datastores.
  • A user account that has the required permissions on the storage system.

Before you start:

Make sure to provide the required NetApp Data ONTAP/Lenovo Thinksystem DM Permissions


You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed and configured. The network or FibreChannel connectivity between the storage system and Veeam Proxy is established.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console and select the Storage Infrastructure view on the left side.
  2. Click on Add Storage and select NetApp on the first page of the wizard, then select Data ONTAP.
  3. Enter the DNS name or IP address of the manangement interface. It is possible to use a cluster or dedicated SVM.
  4. Select the checkbox for Block or file storage for VMware vSphere and click Next.
  5. Click on Add… to provide credentials for the storage system or select exisiting credentials from the list. Click Next.
  6. If shown, review the certificat warning and click on continue if acceptable.
  7. Uncheck the protocols not to be used. Click on Choose… at the backup proxy to use and select one or multiple proxies with access to the storage system. Click Apply.
  8. View the log and click Next if all is completed.
  9. Review the summary and click Finish to finalize the task and let the proxy start a rescan of the storage system.
  10. View the rescan log and click Close when finished.

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