Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fixing NetApp SnapDrive error code 0x800706ba

I came across this when deploying SnapDrive on cluster nodes in a Windows 2008 R2 Failover Cluster.  Only SnapDrive running on the host owning the disk resource would list the connected LUNs.  On the other cluster nodes SnapDrive did not list any connected LUNs.  Event Viewer has the following to say:

Level: Warning
Source: Snapdrive
Event ID: 317
Description:  Failed to enumerate LUN.

Devicepath: '\\\mpio#disk&ven_netapp&prod_lun&rev_810a#1&7f6ac24&0&323766314c5d417548697a49#{53f56307-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}'

Storage path: '/vol/vol_name_001/lun-name-001'

SCSI address: (3,0,0,7)

Error code: 0x800706ba

Error description: The RPC server is unavailable.


The issue is that SnapDrive on the non-owning hosts queries FCM to see which node is the owner.  It then tries to connect to Snapdrive on the owning node to retrieve the LUN and snapshot info (as opposed to directly from the filer).


  1. Disable the windows Firewall (yeah right) –or
    Navigate to Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Allow a program through Windows
    Firewall > Exceptions.
  2. If you will be using HTTP or HTTPS, select the World Wide Web Services (HTTP) or Secure World Wide Web Services (HTTPS) checkboxes.
  3. Click Add program.
  4. Click Browse and browse to C:\Program Files\NetApp\SnapDrive\, or to wherever you
    installed SnapDrive if you did not use the default location.
  5. Select SWSvc.exe and click Open, then click OK in the Add a Program window and in the Windows Firewall Settings window.
  6. To verify that SWsvc.exe is in the list of inbound rules, in MMC, navigate to Windows Firewall > Inbound Rules.


  1. If I Use a RPC then what's the work around?

  2. please let me know the work around for RPC