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hxman
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Cabling and Zoning RPA Reference Diagrams

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We just receiver 2 RPA's one for each site that also has VNX block storage. SAN switching will be MDS 9000's.

My 2 questions:

1) I noticed 4 FC ports in the back of the RPA, how do I cable these to the SAN switches and how does different vsan's effect the zoning of the RPAs?

2) Splitters, from reading the documentation do we have to install some sort of splitter software on the VNX, it was not 100% clear.

We will be integrating the RPAs with VMware SRM.

Thanks

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etaljic81
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1) Ports 0 and 1 (two left most ports) go into one switch and port 2 and 3 go into the other switch. The ports must be in the same VSAN as your storage array's FC ports

2) You need to load the RecoverPoint enabler on the VNX in order to use the array based splitter

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etaljic81
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Re: Cabling and Zoning RPA Reference Diagrams

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1) Ports 0 and 1 (two left most ports) go into one switch and port 2 and 3 go into the other switch. The ports must be in the same VSAN as your storage array's FC ports

2) You need to load the RecoverPoint enabler on the VNX in order to use the array based splitter

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hxman
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Re: Cabling and Zoning RPA Reference Diagrams

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I assume I have to download and install the VNX splitter from powerlink?

Also, is there any requirements for the LAN and WAN network, for example do any of those interfaces need to on the same network?

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LAN interfaces are used for managing the RPA/Cluster.

WAN interface can be used for Replication and RPA to RPA communication.

They are recommended to be on different subnets.

Ramesh Polepalli

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forshr
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Hi there,

The VNX splitter enabler is available from PowerLink. In respect of the LAN and WAN requirement there recommendations can be found in the RP Deployment Manager Product Guide.

Regards,

Richard Forshaw

Principal Corporate Systems Engineer - RecoverPoint (EMEA)

Data Mobility Business Unit - Enterprise Storage Division

EMC2 Computer Systems (UK) Ltd

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hxman
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Re: Cabling and Zoning RPA Reference Diagrams

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Is this the enabler I have to install on the VNX "rpsplitterenabler-01.01.5.002.ena"?

How do I install this file?

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forshr
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Yes it is and it needs to be installed using Unisphere Service Manager. The exact process, which is very straight forward and is an NDU activity, can be found in the VNX Procedure Generator.

maxim_petrov
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Re: Cabling and Zoning RPA Reference Diagrams

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Ernes, can I use only two connections per RPA node, let's say port 0 and 1? What could be potential consequences?

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SanGuy
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Re: Cabling and Zoning RPA Reference Diagrams

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You can use only 2 connections per RPA but they still should be on separate fabrics. 

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etaljic81
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You can. Those are the minimum requirements. Port 0 on each RPA will connect to Fabric-A and Port 1 on each RPA will connect to Fabric-B.

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