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Replacing XtremIO with VPLEX splitters

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I have a customer who currently is configured as XtremIO with RP and VMware SRM.  They are looking to put in a VPLEX Metro to do HA rather than DR.  Can anyone give me insight into what it would take to change the RP splitters from XIO to VPLEX?

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fadliz
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What array/splitter do they have at the target side? Is this going to be a MetroPoint topology or remote protection?

Besides the standard VPLEX encapsulation procedure that you have to follow to present the storage via VPLEX to the host, from a RP layer,

· Make sure the RP Cluster(s) see the VPLEX Splitter

o Perform FE and BE zoning

o Create CGs on VPLEX w/ RP-Enabled & and when appropriate add the volumes to be protected to the appropriate VPLEX CG(s). See the VPLEX TN for more details

· Ensure the VPLEX Splitter(s) are licensed

· You can perform the following for one CG at a time:

o Remove the RP CG

o unmask from the BE (XtremIO) devices, present the VPLEX VVs which encapsulate the previously protected XtremIO volumes and create CG(s).

o Create a new CG using the VPLEX volumes and wait until full-sweep is complete.

Thanks,

Zahid

EMC2

RP Corp System Eng.

Twitter: @zDataGuy

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fadliz
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Re: Replacing XtremIO with VPLEX splitters

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What array/splitter do they have at the target side? Is this going to be a MetroPoint topology or remote protection?

Besides the standard VPLEX encapsulation procedure that you have to follow to present the storage via VPLEX to the host, from a RP layer,

· Make sure the RP Cluster(s) see the VPLEX Splitter

o Perform FE and BE zoning

o Create CGs on VPLEX w/ RP-Enabled & and when appropriate add the volumes to be protected to the appropriate VPLEX CG(s). See the VPLEX TN for more details

· Ensure the VPLEX Splitter(s) are licensed

· You can perform the following for one CG at a time:

o Remove the RP CG

o unmask from the BE (XtremIO) devices, present the VPLEX VVs which encapsulate the previously protected XtremIO volumes and create CG(s).

o Create a new CG using the VPLEX volumes and wait until full-sweep is complete.

Thanks,

Zahid

EMC2

RP Corp System Eng.

Twitter: @zDataGuy

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