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DDBoost Over FC

Hi All

Have anyone played with DDBoost over FC? Any docs on How-TOs?

Thanks

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tsavgwl
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Re: DDBoost Over FC

Hi Thierry101

I/We have. NetWorker 8.1.0.2 with DD990 running DDOS 5.4.0.8. The main documentation for both NetWorker and Data Domain covers most aspects you will require. 1 key item though. When using DFC name in NetWorker, use the shortname of the DD, not DFC:<name>. Also, no dashes in the Data Domain DNS name but there are ways to trick that if you didn't know ahead of time. Spoken from experience... oops.

Let me know if you need further detail.


Thanks,

Tim.

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Re: DDBoost Over FC

Hi Thierry101,

as Tim already mentioned you Need Networker 8.1.x to use the DD Boost over FC Feature. In Networker you have to add a datadomain device which can be used for FC or Ethernet. So you have to add two devices if you need to use DD Boost over FC and DD Boost over Ethernet. The wizard in Networker is working very well and you can also configure different groups that can do a fall back on Ethernet if dd boost over FC is not working.

And the DFC Name Thing is the important Information you get The documentation is not correct with this Information and the Data Domain System ist telling the wrong Information itself.

Regards,

Patric

Shodhan1
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Re: DDBoost Over FC

Hi Tim

What is the workaround for  DNS names with hyphen.

Regards

Shodhan

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tsavgwl
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Re: DDBoost Over FC

Using aliasing will resolve the dashes in the DNS names. Configure the alias in DNS or local hosts and add the DD in NetWorker NMC with the 'no dash' name. Should address the issue. Sorry for the late response. Only saw this when I was in looking for the article on the EMC Powerpath generic purpose extension disable requirement. Still looking for the again as we have a host that requires last known good recvoery when it gets disabled and restarted, Bummer, FC DFA needs this disabled.

mikeli1
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Re: DDBoost Over FC

Hello.

I have a DD4200 with DDOS 5.4.1.1 and several FC adapters connected to windows server.

When I try to connect to DDBoost over FC, I receive error "invalid argument. 5008"

But connection over IP estabilshed succefully.

It looks like DDBoost Library sees devices, but cannot get information about server using them.

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi2:0:0:0:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi2:0:0:1:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi2:0:0:2:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi2:0:0:3:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi2:0:0:4:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi2:0:0:5:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi3:0:0:0:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi3:0:0:1:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi3:0:0:2:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi3:0:0:3:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi3:0:0:4:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi3:0:0:5:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi6:0:0:0:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi6:0:0:1:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi6:0:0:2:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi6:0:0:3:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi6:0:0:4:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi6:0:0:5:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi7:0:0:0:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi7:0:0:1:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi7:0:0:2:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi7:0:0:3:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi7:0:0:4:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC(srv=n/a, \\.\Scsi7:0:0:5:, GET_SRV_INFO), GS dev IO error 1

[DDP][WARN] [7CC:C2C] DFC_SIO: No paths discovered to DFC server DD4200-PR

[DDP][ERROR] [7CC:C2C] ddpi_dfc_sio_tgt_register() failed, Err: 5008-DFC_SIO: No paths discovered to DFC server DD4200-PR

[DDP][ERROR] [7CC:C2C] ddp_connect() failed, Hostname: DFC-DD4200-PR, Err: 5008-DDP DFC Register Failed.

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tomhorn1
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Re: DDBoost Over FC

Is this available for AIX yet?

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tsavgwl
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Re: DDBoost Over FC

Not as of yet. As per the EMC Data Domain Compatibility Guide from March 2015 it is not.

Here are the supported OS entries from the documentation:

RHEL 5, 6 x86_64

Oracle Linux 5.6, 6 x86_64

SLES 10, 11 x86, x86_64

Windows 2008 (64 bit) x86, x86_64

Windows 2008 R2 (64 bit) x86_64

Windows 2012 (64 bit) x86_64

Windows 2012 R2 (64 bit) x86_64

ashanz
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Re: DDBoost Over FC

Hi Tim,  thanks for the nice post. Unfortunately there is no clear info  the SAN based backup  & DDBOOST over FC.

In our case,we have win2008 clients  and NSN,  Networker backup server + DD 990. To have DDBoost over FC , please guide if we are doing right stuff :

a) Zone the Clients ( Win2k8) to DD990
b) Zone the NSN( storage node) DD990

c) Create  group  called testsan  in DD and add both initiators and DD end points

d) Add devices to the testsan

e) Configure Networker Client  in NMC --> to use DataDomain interface as "Fibre Channel"

Unfortunately, that is not working for us. Please suggest

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