jsprinkle1
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RecoverPoint/SE direct attach

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Connecting RPAs directly to CLARiiON/VNX has been supported for a while now, intended for iSCSI environments where there are no Fibre Channel switches. Would there be anything wrong with using RP direct attach in a FC environment? Case in point - a SMB customer who doesn't have enough free ports on their FC switches, but has extra FC ports on their new VNX-Block array.

Is anybody using this topology? Anything to watch out for?

This is from the RP Deployment Manager Guide:

RPSE direct-attach.png

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DonRush
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Re: RecoverPoint/SE direct attach

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Because it is still a non-standard install. Direct attached is referenced for iSCSI. Just to cover the bases it is recommeded to file an RPQ. I see no reason for it to be denied.

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DonRush
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Re: RecoverPoint/SE direct attach

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I do not see any reason this option would not work.  That being said you would need to RPQ this configuration.

Don Rush

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Federal - RecoverPoint & Virtual Storage

rush_donald@emc.com

Cell: 408-571-8661

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jsprinkle1
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Re: RecoverPoint/SE direct attach

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Great, thanks for your feedback, Don. But why the RPQ? From what I can tell looking at current documentation, both dual fabric and direct attach topologies are supported at this point, although the dual-fabric is "recommended."

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DonRush
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Re: RecoverPoint/SE direct attach

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Because it is still a non-standard install. Direct attached is referenced for iSCSI. Just to cover the bases it is recommeded to file an RPQ. I see no reason for it to be denied.

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