DaveT3
2 Bronze

Open Replicator hot push copy from VMAX to XIO

Hello,

I have a scenario where a copy of data needs to be seeded on an XIO to mimic current Oracle production on a VMAX.

Besides RMAN Backup/Restore, Open Replicator (hot push) is being considered.

When considering OR, issue is the same VMAX control devices that are needed to create the OR sessions are currently enabled for RecoverPoint and replicating with RecoverPoint CRR.  I believe we cannot create OR sessions on same devices used by RecoverPoint.

Trying to determine if any possibilities or ideas to still be able to leverage OR for the data seeding from VMAX to XIO.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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echolaughmk
3 Zinc

Re: Open Replicator hot push copy from VMAX to XIO

Yeah - I believe that will be a restriction with OR since you are involved in RP with the VMAX splitter. You could disable the CG in RP and then use OR for your initial seed, although you will have no protection at that time in RP when you do it

Other alternatives I could think of given you are EMC storage one both ends:

1. PowerPath Migration Enabler (PPME) if Powerpath is in use?

2. LVM/Host copy at the host level - LVM is online for UNIX solutions. If this is Windows you would have to look at something like Open Migrator, which has outages associated with it.

3. Backup/restore like you mention

4. Clone/Snap your current VMAX LUNs and use those as your PiT OR push source devices as they won't be involved with RP.

There might be some host work if this is the same or a different host depending on the LVM usage (export vgs, import, chvg, etc) but it would allow you to get a copy.

HTH,

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dynamox
6 Thallium

Re: Open Replicator hot push copy from VMAX to XIO

Snap (VDEV) cannot be used as source for OR hot push (tried it ) , have not tried with the snapvx.

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Re: Open Replicator hot push copy from VMAX to XIO

Can anyone help me set up OR push, both hot and cold options from VMAX to XIO. Any document wuld help

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dynamox
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Re: Open Replicator hot push copy from VMAX to XIO

what specifically are you having problems with ?  Have you looked at Solutions enabler manual ?

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Avi3
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Re: Open Replicator hot push copy from VMAX to XIO

There are documents that have been published to help with this Push activity from VMAX to XtremIO. You should reach out to your EMC Account team who should have access to this document.

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dynamox
6 Thallium

Re: Open Replicator hot push copy from VMAX to XIO

don't need any special documents, download Solutions Enabler Array Management CLI document, chapter 23.

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rrukhaiyarIND
1 Copper

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dunnel1
1 Copper

Re: Open Replicator hot push copy from VMAX to XIO

Ashwini, did you find the necessary documentation to help with your OR Migration? If not the following document should be helpful: https://support.emc.com/docu58990_SAN_Copy_and_Open_Replicator_Migration_from_EMC_Storage_to_EMC_Xtr...

Re: Open Replicator hot push copy from VMAX to XIO

Thank you Liamy and everyone who tried to help me. Was able to migrate sucessfully to XIO

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