EMC Celerra VSA and VMware SRM Installation and Configuration

Version 2

    Introduction

     

     

     

    Building a low-cost, self-contained, learning, testing and development environment using EMC Celerra Virtual Storage Appliances (VSAs) with VMware Virtual Infrastructure and VMware

    Site Recovery Manager (SRM).

     

     

     

    There are two goals associated with this initiative. The first is this installation and configuration of “geographically separate” Celerra VSA instances complete with bi-direction replication. The second goal leverages these Celerra VSA for the purpose or testing and developing a working knowledge of VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM).

     

     

    Intended Audience

     

     

     

    This proven practice is intended for virtualization experts (VCPs) and storage experts. The goal is to build an SRM environment using EMC Celerra VSAs

     

     

    Outline

     

     

     

    Section 1: The Basics

     

    Assumptions

     

    Step 1: Download and Import Celerra Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA0

     

    Step 2: Configuring the Celerra VSA VM

     

    Step 3: Configuring the Celerra VSA TCP/IP addresses

     

    Step 4: Configuring the Celerra VSA to be Unique

     

    Step 5: Licensing

     

    Step 6: Configuring cge IP addresses

     

     

     

    Section 2: Adding Physical Storage

     

    Step 1: Add an new VMDK to your Celerra VSA VM

     

    Step 2: Configure the Celerra VSA to use the new storage

     

    Step 3: Adding “Physical” Disk to the Celerra VSA

     

    Step 4: Configure the Celerra VSA to use the new storage

     

     

     

    Section 3: Review

     

     

     

    Section 4: Configuring Celerra Replication

     

    Step 1: Configuring NTP (Network Time Protocol)

     

    Step 2: Correcting the Celerra VSA Replication Database.

     

    Step 3: Configuring Replication Using the Celerra Manager GUI

     

    Step 4: Preparing ESX Servers for iSCSI Targets and LUNs

     

     

     

    Section 5: Site Recovery Manager Installation

     

    Step 1: Site Recovery Manager Database Connectivity

     

    Step 2: Copying Site Recovery Manager and the SRA

     

    Step 3: Installing EMC Solutions Enabler

     

    Step 4: Installing Site Recovery Manager

     

    Step 5: Installing the Storage Replication Adapter

     

    Step 6: Installing the SRM Plug-in for Virtual Center

     

     

     

    Section 6: Site Recovery Manager Configuration

     

    Step 1: Configuring the Connection

     

    Step 2: Configuring the Array Manager

     

    Step 3: Configuring Inventory Mappings (Optional)

     

    Step 4: Configuring Protection Groups

     

    Step 5: Configuring Recovery Groups

     

    Step 6: Testing (at long last…)

     

     

     

    Appendix A: Configuring the Replication Target (Command Line Interface)

     

    Configuring Replication

     

     

     

    Appendix B: iSCSI and NFS Discrete LUN Creation & Assignment

     

    Step 1: Creating iSCSI Targets

     

    Step 2: Configuring iSCSI LUNs and presenting them to ESX as VMFS Datastores

     

    Step 3: Configuring NFS LUNs and presenting them to ESX as NFS Datastores

     

     

     

    Appendix C: Basic VI Commands

     

     

     

    Appendix D: Troubleshooting

     

     

    Author

     

    Your information is one of your most strategic assets. You can count on EMC to keep innovating ways to store, protect, optimize, and leverage information, all with the aim of contributing to your ongoing success.

     

     

     

    Bernie Baker authored this proven practice and says "THANKS TO MY COLLEAGUES ON THE VMWARE AFFINTY TEAM AT EMC FOR TESTING, PROOFING AND SUPPORTING THIS EFFORT. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO STEPHEN SPELLICY FOR HIS EFFORTS IN THE CREATION OF THIS PAPER"

     

     

    Resources

     

     

     

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          http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2008/08/celerra-virtual.html

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          http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2008/11/celerra-virtual.html

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          http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2008/11/celerra-virtual-appliance-ho wto-301---replicating-between-two-celerravsas.html

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          Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 1.0, Mike Laverick

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          VMware Site Recovery Manager 1.0 Evaluator Guide

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          VMware Site Recovery Manager 1.0 Update 1 Administration Guide

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          EMC® Celerra® NS Series iSCSI, EMC Celerra Replicator™ Adapter for VMware Site Recovery Manager, Version 1.0, Release Notes, EMC P/N 300-007-023

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          http://www.userlocal.com/helpvi.php

     

     

     

     

    Disclaimer

     

     

     

    You use this proven practice at your discretion. VMware and the author do not guarantee any results from the use of this proven practice. This proven practice is provided on an as-is basis and is for demonstration purposes only.

     

     

     

    THE CONTENTS OF THIS WORK ARE NOT MEANT TO BE A COMPLETE INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION GUIDE BUT AN INITIAL CONFIGURATION VIABLE TO SUPPORT LEARNING, TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CELERRA VIRTUAL STORAGE APPLIANCE (VSA) IN A NON-PRODUCTION VMWARE VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE ENVIRONMENT WITH VMWARE SITE RECOVERY MANAGER (SRM).

     

     

     

    NOTE: THIS CONFIGURATION, SPECIFICALLY RUNNING CELERRA VSAS ON VMWARE ESX, NOT SUPPORTED IN PRODUCTION BY EMC OR VMWARE. BEST EFFORT SUPPORT PROVIDED BY FORUMS.EMC.COM, VIRTUALGEEK.TYPEPAD.COM AND THE VMWARE AFFINITY TEAM WITHIN EMC.

     

     

     

    ALSO, NOTE THAT YOU CANNOT USE THIS FOR ANYTHING BEYOND TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT VIOLATING THE LICENSE AGREEMENT