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Can we configure recoverpoint on native replication port?

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Hi,

My customer has 2 x Unity 450F's. Each SP on both boxes has one additional FC module.

Customer wants to use the integrated ports for RP connection and the rest for host traffic.

If the customer doesn't have plan to use native replication, can we configure RP using the integrated port 4 & 5? Or this is simply not allowed?

BTW, customer may need directly connect RP ports to VNX ports.

NameIO ModuleSPPort
SP A FC Port 4IntegratedSP A4
SP A FC Port 5IntegratedSP A5
SP A I/O Module 0 FC Port 0SP A I/O Module 0SP A0
SP A I/O Module 0 FC Port 1SP A I/O Module 0SP A1
SP A I/O Module 0 FC Port 2SP A I/O Module 0SP A2
SP A I/O Module 0 FC Port 3SP A I/O Module 0SP A3
SP B FC Port 4IntegratedSP B4
SP B FC Port 5IntegratedSP B5
SP B I/O Module 0 FC Port 0SP B I/O Module 0SP B0
SP B I/O Module 0 FC Port 1SP B I/O Module 0SP B1
SP B I/O Module 0 FC Port 2SP B I/O Module 0SP B2
SP B I/O Module 0 FC Port 3SP B I/O Module 0SP B3

Thank you.

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Re: Can we configure recoverpoint on native replication port?

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Hi DavQ,

Please refer to the replication technologies whitepaper.

There is also a KB on this:

https://support.emc.com/kb/489822

From the White Paper: "Unity Replication Technologies", section "RecoverPoint with EMC Unity"

"RecoverPoint should not be configured to utilize the EMC Unity Synchronous Replication Port on either SP"

Page 6 of the same doc (section "Synchronous Replication Interfaces") explains which port is reserved for Native synchronous replication:

"Native synchronous block replication is performed over the first Fibre Channel (FC) port configured on the system."

So, the first thing you should do is to check what ports are the Sync FC rep ports by issuing this command:

uemcli /remote/sys show -detail

Whatever ports are listed in the output should NOT be used for RP. Some of the possible consequences of dismissing this recommendation are listed in the KB.

Thanks

Andre @ Dell EMC

Andre @ Dell EMC
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Re: Can we configure recoverpoint on native replication port?

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Hi DavQ,

Please refer to the replication technologies whitepaper.

There is also a KB on this:

https://support.emc.com/kb/489822

From the White Paper: "Unity Replication Technologies", section "RecoverPoint with EMC Unity"

"RecoverPoint should not be configured to utilize the EMC Unity Synchronous Replication Port on either SP"

Page 6 of the same doc (section "Synchronous Replication Interfaces") explains which port is reserved for Native synchronous replication:

"Native synchronous block replication is performed over the first Fibre Channel (FC) port configured on the system."

So, the first thing you should do is to check what ports are the Sync FC rep ports by issuing this command:

uemcli /remote/sys show -detail

Whatever ports are listed in the output should NOT be used for RP. Some of the possible consequences of dismissing this recommendation are listed in the KB.

Thanks

Andre @ Dell EMC

Andre @ Dell EMC
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Re: Can we configure recoverpoint on native replication port?

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Remembering to mark the question Answered helps others with similar problems and awarding points helps motivate people to take the time answer you questions. Forgetting this may affect responsiveness.

glen

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Re: Can we configure recoverpoint on native replication port?

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Thanks so much Andre.

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