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NetApp Boot LUN migrations to VMAX

Hello folks,

We have windows hosts(Oracle and Exchange) booting from NetApp SAN, these need to be migrated to VMAX.

I cannot use array level migrattion software like openreplicator since NetApp is not compatible with OR.

I believe Open Migrator cannot be used for migrating boot LUNs

We are looking into doubletake software if  that can be used to migrate the boot LUNS, I have never used it before though.

What can be the other viable options? Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: NetApp Boot LUN migrations to VMAX

how about cloning solutions like Acronis ? I know they load qlogic/emulex HBAs in the bootable CD so you can see SAN attached devices. I have not personally tried it but it would be an interesting exercise.

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Re: NetApp Boot LUN migrations to VMAX

We have tried Acronis on a test server, but was no good. The host could not come up on either netapp or emc lun after reboot, the OS got crashed
But we have not used a bootbale CD during this process, I think we just cloned the boot image to a new EMC LUN and then pointed the UCS profile to the new boot LUN and rebooted the host.

May be I will have to try this process again...

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