Product : NetApp, NetApp HCI [HCI]/1.8 P1, x86
Feature : Backup Consistency, Points-in-Time, Data Availability
Content Owner:  Herman Rutten
Crash Consistent
File System Consistent (Windows)
Application Consistent (MS Apps on Windows)
By default NetApp HCI creates crash consistent restore points.

The NetApp HCI VSS hardware provider integrates VSS shadow copies with NetApp HCI Snapshot copies and clones. The provider runs on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 editions and supports shadow copies created using DiskShadow and other VSS requesters. A GUI-based configuration utility is provided to add, modify, and remove cluster information used by the NetApp HCI VSS hardware provider.

Utilizing VSS Snapshot capabilities with the NetApp HCI VSS hardware provider makes sure that Snapshot copies are application consistent with business applications that use NetApp HCI volumes on a system. A coordinated effort between VSS components provides this functionality.