I'd like to know if EMC VNX array can be implemented to support Active/Active Windows file server replication from Production site A to site B like in the following diagram:
Site A: VNX 5300
Site B: VNX 5500
EMC Replication Manager (to leverage SAN Copy)
Windows Server 2012 R2 file server
Physical RDM LUN formatted as 4 TB NTFS on each sites.
Any kind of suggestion and comments would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Why do I need EMC VPlex ? is there anything special with VPLEX ?
because I'd like to utilize the current infrastructure investment that I have here to achieve the result above.
With only RDM luns as the criteria (might need bit more information), VPlex looks like the best option since it would provide the capability of Storage Federation to support and manage multiple arrays from a single source.
Unfortunately I do not have access to use VPlex at the moment because my company has already invested in the VNX 5300 and 5500 series with fully loaded DAE & FAST cache.
is there any software base solution or any other feature of VNX ?
I am still not sure what exactly you want
Do you want to use VNX block systems and native Windows server running on VMware connection to the VNX using FC ?
Or do you want to use the VNX file portion as a CIFS server ?
What do you mean with active / active ?