sasamir1
2 Iron

Move DAE's

Hi All,

We're planning to move 10 FC DAE's from CX3-80 on to our new CX4-960 system.

CX4-960 is running Rel 29 and has 5 DAE's with id's 0_0,0_1,1_0,2_0,3_0.

CX3-80 is running Rel 26 patch 31.

1.Need your input on what pre-checks need to be completed?

2.After mounting DAE's on to CX4-960 will it automatically pick up Enclosure ID's or need to set it manually? what would be the best practise for doing this?

3. Any other considerations?

All inputs will be appreciated.

regards,

samir

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kenn2347
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Re: Move DAE's

Some of the first things to check is are there any 2G disks in the DAE's you are moving?  If there are, you will want to isolate those DAE's to one bus so the other buses can run at 4G.  Also are these DAE's your moving all DAE2p & DAE3P?

Also make sure that you unbind all raid groups and hot spares on those CX380 DAE's before removing them.

How are your current DAE's racked?  can i assume that starting from the bottom, they are 0_0, 1_0, 2_0, 3_0, 0_1?  If so then i would recommend the following order so that you dont have to purchase longer backend cables.

1_1, 2_1, 3_1, 0_2, 1_2, 2_2, 3_2, 0_3, 1_3, 2_3    So your rack will look like this from the back:

TOP

2_3

1_3

0_3

3_2

2_2

1_2

0_2

3_1

2_1

1_1

0_1  Current

3_0  Current

2_0  Current

1_0  Current

0_0  Current

BOTTOM

You will need to set the enclosure ID for each.  I would recommend that you do one at a time and use the NST/USM.  Rack the DAE and apply power to one side.  Do not attach any BE cables.  Set the EnclosureID and then the BE cables.

I would also disable your email home on the CX4-960 untill your done to avoid a lot of emails.

dynamox
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Re: Move DAE's

all DAE3P/DAE4P enclosures ? You will need to set enclosure ID with a pencil or something sharp. Use NST and it will walk you through connecting all the cables and such. I would also decommission those 10 DAEs cleanly before you disconnect them (delete all LUNs, RAID groups, hot spares that use those DAEs)

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sasamir1
2 Iron

Re: Move DAE's

Thanks a lot Kenn and Dynamox this inputs are really helpful. The CX4 rack houses two 5300 switches on the top, so I would need to reduce some DAE's than, we will use CX3-80 rack.Was thinking to disconnect CX3-80 SPE, SPS and DAE-OS and install some DAE's in that space will that work?

We won't be able to move the DAE-OS but is there a possibility to move remaining 146GB 15K disks from this enclosure and install them in a enclosure consisting of 300GB 15K disks?

All DAE's are DAE3P.

regards,

Samir

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dynamox
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Re: Move DAE's

so CX3 is going away completely ? I am sure you can re-use EMC 40U rack for CX4 expansion. Yes, you can put different capacity FC drives in the same DAE , obviously you would not want to bind them in a RG with 300G drives.

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0x957
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Re: Move DAE's

Samir, as well as the tips give to you already, before you move any disks between a cx3 and cx4 array please read and understand primus solution emc251613

http://csgateway.emc.com/primus.asp?id=emc251613

jim

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dynamox
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Re: Move DAE's

Jim,

so what happens during in-place hardware upgrade of CX3 to CX4 ?

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kenn2347
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Re: Move DAE's

Jim,  that support article is a litle wierd.  First, none of the senarios show going from CX3 to CX4.  all the issues with the zero mark are from CX4 to Cx3.  but at the end it say that moving disks from CX3 to CX4 (vise versa) can lead to data lose.

I can tell you from personal experience, i just finshed a 6 month migration project in which i moved 12 FC and SATA DAE's from a CX380 and placed them on (2) CX4's. Then recarved them up and the lun's have been in production for months with out any COH or soft media errors.

I think that article has a typo in it.   I understand taking a disk that was zeromarked on a CX4 and putting it in a CX3 would be bad

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sasamir1
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Re: Move DAE's

Hi Jim,

We're going to move the disks and DAE's from CX3-80 on to CX4-960 after destroying any raid groups on C3-80; the CX3-80 will be decommissioned.

regards,

Samir

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sasamir1
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Re: Move DAE's

The no. of FC DAE3P's to move is now 13 and there are two DS5300 switches on CX4-960 rack already.

Need your input on Encl ID's to be set, between two racks now.

regards,

Samir

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