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Hello,

I have tried to search unsuccessfully for the sample glue scripts and templates that seem to be needed for the re-ip process of RP4VMs and was hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction? All of the documents point to them being available on ECN, but I have been unsuccessful in that search.

Thanks!

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Hi Keith,

The re-IP glue scripts can be found in the bundle ZIP file available on emc.com and on support.emc.com.

Regards,

Idan Kentor

RecoverPoint Corporate Systems Engineering

Idan Kentor
Product Engineer - RecoverPoint and RecoverPoint for VMs
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Here is the snippet that I am referring to that I see in the Admin guide and a few of the white papers...but I can't seem to find on ECN....or I need to enhance my ECN search-string skillz

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Thanks!

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Hi Keith,

The re-IP glue scripts can be found in the bundle ZIP file available on emc.com and on support.emc.com.

Regards,

Idan Kentor

RecoverPoint Corporate Systems Engineering

Idan Kentor
Product Engineer - RecoverPoint and RecoverPoint for VMs
@IdanKentor
idan.kentor@emc.com
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Ahh...OK...I think I see the issue...these weren't in the original kit were they? I had downloaded and installed the original 4.3 kit shortly after it came out and it looks like the kit was updated last week (09/08/15) on support.emc.com. Not sure if the glue scripts weren't in there before as I have my original bundle extraction and don't see them in the directories. I just re-downloaded them and see them in there, so I am good and will start to test it out.

At least now with this thread, the pointers in the doc that say to download them from ECN have a landing point for other users since it doesn't look like they are actually posted on this site, but users will at least be able to search and find this thread hopefully that will point them back to the download bundle if they haven't looked there to start . Maybe techpubs can update the docs?

Thanks for pointing this out Idan!

-Keith

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Idan : I give up...haha. Do you happen to have an example of this working? I have tried about 20 different combos of adding the glue scripts (there are 2 in the download) to the WIndows VM in the registry and importing new settings on the CRR copy in the console and I can't seem to get the change in IP to show up, so I am thinking I am missing something

I made a new key called IP in the registry location called out in the doc snippet above and made the value of it the absolute path to where I copied the scripts on the VM (both with quotes, without quotes, etc). I then exported and changed the IP values for the CRR copy of the VM being protected and imported it successfully (shows the changes when you click on the network configuration of the CRR copy). I used the command in the doc to get the IdX ID of my adapter (12).

At that point, I test a copy, but the IP never changes. I'm gonna try a few more options, but I am guessing I am missing something simple on my end or there is a step elsewhere I might not be inferring from the guide or missing from the guide so wanted to validate.

Thanks!

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Update to this for closure on the thread - It seems these sample glue scripts are not actually implemented out of the box, so the orchestration piece of making network changes in RP4VMs is still a manual setup/process on every VM with the onus of scripting the changes on the DR side left up to the customer or professional services. As a high-level order of events, here is what is required:

1. Copy sample scripts (or net new scripts created by user) to a location on the VM

2. Create registry entry according to the documentation

3. Create a Windows scheduled task and trigger to execute this script upon restart of the VM (not in the documentation)

4. Export/Import network changes through RP4VM's for the copy being altered

5. Test recovery or failover to ensure the script execute the desired network changes successfully.

Thanks.

-Keith

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Hi Keith,

I tried to manage RE-IP process for RP4VM but i cannot perform it.

Do you have a step by step procedure with capture screen or whatever ?

Documentation on this point is really poor...

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Hi Julien,

Take a look at this demo. Hopefully it will help.

https://ftp.emc.com/action/login?domain=ftp.emc.com&username=yn13zUJRs&password=UOOU4UooiO

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Hi Rich,

Thanks for the video. I will try on RHEL VM like the video on my old RPA configuration.

However some video seems to be no so accurate when i try to install new set of RPA cluster :

Example for 4.3.1 deployment demo :

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In real world deployment :

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I have try different release :

4.3.SP1.P1_h.192

4.3.SP1_h.152

In all case same behaviour regarding IP settings and cannot perform the cluster installation because of this problem :

Failed to retrieve datastores:, Bad Request ,could not create proxy for rpa RPA(ip=10.10.70.203...

Have you any hint regarding this error (Pre-deployment Validation Results are OK) ?


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Hi Julian,

As for the error you're getting, please make sure that vRPA1 and 2 are both accessible as this pre-validation checks connectivity between all vRPAs to vCenter and the shared datastores they are seeing in order to list candidate datastores for the repository.

As for Re-IP, soon we would publish an updated revision of the admin guide which would include clarifications and explanation on the Re-IP process.

Regards,

Idan

Idan Kentor

RecoverPoint Corporate Systems Engineering

Twitter: @IdanKentor

Idan Kentor
Product Engineer - RecoverPoint and RecoverPoint for VMs
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idan.kentor@emc.com
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