Am a newbie to VNX and we are in the process of purchasing 1XVNX 5700.
Since we have DART and FLARE, how does data flow?
Like a Celera is it - Network > DART > FLARE>FLare LUNs (For NFS and CIFS shares)
Like a Clarion is it - host>SAN>Flare>LUNs (For FC LUNs)
I humbly seek a detailed response to the same
They are no big difference between the old fashion DART and FLARE.
VNX always use SP for SAN access [iSCSI, FC, FCOE] ans X-Blade/DataMover for NAS access [NFS,CIFS,MPFS]
DataMover is like a host so you have to give him access to the storage. Only BIG difference between NS series is that tou can use pool and the feature FAST.
My understanding -
1. Host from SAN talk to FLARE>LUNs. They do NOT go throught the DART
2. Datamover is a like a host. So, DART speaks to FLARE and then accesses Storage
3. Thus it like a gateway model.
4. Hosts on SAN have no relation to DART
i just checked E-Lab ..neither file nor block are supported to be migrated to VNX (SanCopy/Celerra Replicator) from NetApp, so you are looking at using host based migration tools.