I have a number of large RecoverPoint Consistency Groups, presented via VPLEX Local on VMAXv2 + RecoverPoint/SRM - CRR only.
LUNs are VPLEX 1-1 volumes.
Far side is the same scenario (VPLEX+VMAXv2)
As a secondary copy outside of CRR, I want to take TF Clones on the production VMAX.
I also want the ability to mount those TF Clones to a mount host (prod VMAX).
- I don't expect anything I need to do for RecoverPoint or VPLEX when creating and accessing the TF Clones.
I do want the ability to restore the TF Clones to production.
What steps would I need to perform in order to do that restore?
My thoughts are;
- Pause RP replication
- Mask off in VPLEX to ESXi cluster
- Set volumes offline in VPLEX
- Perform TF Restore
- Online in VPLEX
- Force a integrity/full (or fast?) init in RecoverPoint
- Mask on in VPEX to ESXi cluster
You will have to disable the RP CG which will force the sweep afterward and remove the RP-enabled on the VVs in the VPLEX CG (or remove from the VPLEX CG). Also ensure that VPLEX cache is invalidated (after the RP-enabled is removed, see link to WP, page 31) unless you’re including that when removing stating online/offline in VPLEX. https://support.emc.com/docu59631_VPLEX:-Leveraging-Array-Based-and-Native-Copy-Technologies-Third-Edition.pdf?language=en_US
I highly recommend testing the flow operationally and even submitting a RPQ. Alternatively, if using RP Local copy is an option, it would be simpler operationally.
Thank you Zahid!
Very helpful and understand. when I remove the RP-enabled flag on the Virtual Volumes, and enable it later, do you know if this is a disruptive process to host I/O access?