Albertwt
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EMC CX3 to VNX 5500 migration options ?

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Hi,

I've got my Old CX3 that I'd like to decommision as I cannot expand it bigger with moreDAE, it runs at 90% full disk capacityso my company bought VNX 5500 now I wonder what is the easiest way to migrate the LUNs and its RAID group seamlessly ?

What are my options and choice ?

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dynamox
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Re: EMC CX3 to VNX 5500 migration options ?

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it's not the only way and there will be downtime. You can look at tools like PowerPath migration Enabler, that tool truly does not require any downtime but it does use CPU cycle on your host. You can always look at native host based tools like LVM mirroring.

With SanCopy there will be downtime for the final cut-over process.

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Albertwt
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Re: EMC CX3 to VNX 5500 migration options ?

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Many thanks for the response man, so in this case SANCopy is the only way to go that is supported without downtime to the production system ?

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AnkitMehta
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Re: EMC CX3 to VNX 5500 migration options ?

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1. Yes.

2. Yes, It doesn't require any downtime.

dynamox
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Re: EMC CX3 to VNX 5500 migration options ?

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it's not the only way and there will be downtime. You can look at tools like PowerPath migration Enabler, that tool truly does not require any downtime but it does use CPU cycle on your host. You can always look at native host based tools like LVM mirroring.

With SanCopy there will be downtime for the final cut-over process.

AnkitMehta
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Re: EMC CX3 to VNX 5500 migration options ?

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My bad!

Can you elaborate on final cut-over process?

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dynamox
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Re: EMC CX3 to VNX 5500 migration options ?

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incremental SanCopy, drop zones to CX3 , put in zoned to VNX and bring the system online.

AnkitMehta
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Re: EMC CX3 to VNX 5500 migration options ?

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I see. I have very little knowledge about VNX but I shall read the document soon.

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dynamox
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Re: EMC CX3 to VNX 5500 migration options ?

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it's not VNX specific, when you did any Clariion SanCopy migrations you would need go through the same process.

AnkitMehta
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Re: EMC CX3 to VNX 5500 migration options ?

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Okay. Thank you.

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