Michelle_Laveri
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

A Bunch of Useful SRM Links

Like me you have probably found finding the storage vendors docs on SRM sometimes tricky to find. So I have been collecting and collating them...

Thanks to Lee Dilworth (Smoggy?) on the forums for handing me the EMC ones:

IF anyone here finds a doc which have found useful, please post it here:

LeftHand Networks SRA for VMware Site Recovery Manager

http://resources.lefthandnetworks.com/forms/VMware-LeftHand-SRA-Download

HP disaster tolerant solutions using Continuous Access for HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array in a VMware Infrastructure 3 environment

http://h71028.www7.hp.com/ERC/downloads/4AA1-0820ENW.pdf

VMware Site Recovery Manager in a NetApp Environment

http://media.netapp.com/documents/tr-3671.pdf

Disaster Recovery Using Dell Equallogic Ps Series Storage And VMware Site Recovery Manager

http://www.equallogic.com/uploadedFiles/Resources/Tech_Reports/TR1039-Dell-EqualLogic-PS-Series-SAN-...

Improving VMware Disaster Recovery with EMC RecoveryPoint

http://powerlink.emc.com/km/live1/en_US/Offering_Technical/Technical_Documentation/H5582-VMware_Site...

Using EMC SRDF Adapter VMware Site Recovery Manager

http://powerlink.emc.com/km/live1/en_US/Offering_Technical/White_Paper/H5511-using-emc-srdf-adapter-...

VMware Site Recovery Manager with EMC Celerra NS Series and Celerra Replicator Implementation Guide

http://powerlink.emc.com/km/live1/en_US/Offering_Technical/Technical_Documentation/H5581-VMware_Site...

VMware Site Recovery Manager with EMC CLARiiON CX3 and MirrorView Implementation Guide

http://powerlink.emc.com/km/live1/en_US/Offering_Technical/Technical_Documentation/H5583-VMware_Site...

Regards

Mike Laverick

RTFM Education

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk

Co-Author of the vi3book.com and author of a shortly to be released book on VMware's SRM

Regards Michelle Laverick @m_laverick http://www.michellelaverick.com
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Smoggy
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi Mike, yes I am Smoggy aka Lee Dilworth @ vmware

For anyone reading this thinking what are these two going on about a "smoggy" is a slang expression for anyone who lives/is from the town of Middlesbrough in the UK. That is my birthplace and old hometown. I know for a fact Mr Laverick eminates from a town only a stones through from Middlesbrough so Mike i think you almost fall under the same smog cloud? :smileylaugh:

speak soon

Lee

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Michelle_Laveri
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Hi Mike, yes I am Smoggy aka Lee Dilworth @ vmware

For anyone reading this thinking what are these two going on about a "smoggy" is a slang expression for anyone who lives/is from the town of Middlesbrough in the UK. That is my birthplace and old hometown. I know for a fact Mr Laverick eminates from a town only a stones through from Middlesbrough so Mike i think you almost fall under the same smog cloud? :smileylaugh:

speak soon

Lee

R

Ah, yes sulphorous old Stockton... For those who don't know Stockton/Mbro (Teesiders) reside in the area of the North-East of England - just a little south of Newcastle (the Geordies of Tyneside) or Sunderland (The Mackums of Wearside) we have a little local feud has been rumbling on for many century. Lee, do you know the Geordie/Macum joke?

"Red sky night - your arriving in Teeside..."

Another claim to fame, is apparently the opening sequences of Bladerunner by Ridley Scott (native of South Shields I believe) were based on his view of the Teeside/Mbro/Stockton area...

Regards

Mike

ps 2nd claim to fame, my Dad painted the blue ICI on the old ICI Billingham site!

pps are wearing a gas mask, Lee - when you go to golf at Scarbough, you know that nuclear plant at Seaton Carew is not far upstream!

Regards Michelle Laverick @m_laverick http://www.michellelaverick.com
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Itzikr
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi,

just to let people know , that EMC have released a Celerra Failback Plug-In tool for SRM that basically automate the entire failback process..

Itzik Reich
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Paul_de_Vries
Contributor
Contributor

Hi Mike,

First a generic remark: although I do have a valid EMC PowerLink account,

I am not able to directly withdrow documents from the links you supply Smiley Sad

However it's not a big deal, as we can search in PowerLink with your supplied information like document numbers to find them Smiley Wink

As I'm working through my SRM Plan, Design & Build engagement with EMC storage,

I would like to recommend the following storage related material that I collected (besides your usefull links) thus far:

Using EMC Symmetrix Storage in VMware Virtual Infrastructure Environments - Extended overview of VMware VI & Symmetrix, also very usefull for storage experts managing VI environments

Document ID: H2529

H2529_vmware_esx_svr_w_symmetrix_wp_ldv.pdf

VMware Site Recovery Manager with EMC Symmetrix DMX Series and SRDF - Implementation Guide

Document ID: H5767

h5767-vmware-srm-symmetrix-dmx-series-srdf-implementation-guide.pdf

EMC SRDF Adapter for VMware Site Recovery Manager Version 1.0.1 - Release Notes

Document ID: 300-007-081

300-007-081_a03.pdf

EMC Solutions Enabler version 6.5 Installation Guide - For those working with Symmetrix, like DMX-4,

Needed in conjunction with the SRA

Document ID: 300-002-289

300-002-289_a05_elccnt_0.pdf

EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix SRDF Family CLI version 6.5 - Connected to previous document

Document ID: 300-000-877

300-000-877_a10_elccnt_o.pdf

Best regards,

Paul

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bladeraptor
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi

I am writing this as an EMC employee

The way PowerLink typically works is that the URL to many documents embeds a portion of the user's specific credentials in the link and hence the link that works for you will not often work for anyone else

A better solution may be to quote the document number as suggested and as well as the name and ideally also provide the 'document location'. See below a typical search result

Release Notes: Celerra VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Failback Plug-in\pdf(0.2 MB)

These Release Notes cover the EMC Celerra VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Failback Plug-in, which is a supplemental software package for the VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM).

March 17, 2009 \

English \

Content Type: Support: Product Documentation \

Document Location\ \

Confidentiality\

|

The Document location is a link below the document title and details in the search pane. This provides a staged tree breakdown to the location of the document as below

Home > Support > Technical Documentation and Advisories > Hardware/Platforms Documentation > Celerra Network Server > Release Notes

This tends to be more helpful and can lead you to a direcyory or object level within PowerLink where you can define alerts to be notified of future document releases

Regards

Alex Tanner

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Michelle_Laveri
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Even better if they were in location were didn't need an account to get them 😛

Going to the colo sometime next week. When are free next week in case I get in a jam?

Regards

Mike Laverick

RTFM Education

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk

Author of the SRM Book: http://www.lulu.com/content/4343147

Regards Michelle Laverick @m_laverick http://www.michellelaverick.com
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bladeraptor
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi Mike

There is an awareness within EMC around the lack of transparency in terms of pieces posted on the internal EMC PowerLink and the subset of those documents - such as those with a public tag and more pertinent to us with VMware relevance that should be also accessible from EMC.com.

If you encounter documents that are available from PowerLink and not similarly available from EMC.com could you please send me an email with the document number and I will see about getting it posted to EMC.com if eligilble

Document H2529 is avialable from

Document H5767 is avialable from

Document H4409 is available from

Some of the docuiments such as those with the 300-007-081 style code may be PowerLink specific for customer / partner consumption as they pertain to the specifics of actually implementing an EMC solution as opposed to articulating an EMC approach to a generic business issue such as disaster recovery - but I will check

Many thanks

Alex Tanner

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Michelle_Laveri
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Yup. I remember Chad saying as much when SRM was released. I guess back then the problem was that SRM hadn't reach its GA, so documentation was harder to come back...

Just pulling your leg a little. No offence intended Smiley Wink

At the end of the day, its one thing for the docs to be public - but we still find people not taking the time out always read them. I'm as guilty of this myself sometimes. Sometimes I don't RTFM, and find out the hard way too..

Regards

Mike Laverick

RTFM Education

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk

Author of the SRM Book: http://www.lulu.com/content/4343147

Regards Michelle Laverick @m_laverick http://www.michellelaverick.com
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habibalby
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Hello,

Why HP.COM not caring about their Customers whose using HP MSA SAN Storage 1000 or 2000 and release SRA for those Storage? They are mainly focusing on EVA 4000 and 8000, but why they are releasing a tons of WhitePapers of Best Practice implementation HP MSA1000 with VMware and HP MSA 2000 with VMware, ect ect ect. But when it comes to an SRA to be integrated with SRM. The Answer is Sorry.

I know customers who implemented VMware using thier existing MSA 1000 and 2000 and they want to go for SRM, but unfortunately they cannot becuase the SRA is not available yet for this kind of SAN Storage I'm one of those customers who doesn't want to by a new SAN Straoge, and I want to utilize the MSA SAN Storage at our DR Site, but HP.COM doesn't give VMware.com the chance gain more money by allowing the customers who's using MSA SAN Storage to by VMware SRM product.

Best Regards,

Hussain Al Sayed

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mike_in_sf
Contributor
Contributor

For those of you using 3PAR storage with VMware SRM, below are some useful links and documents discussing the 3PAR SRA solution:

3PAR SRA for VMware Site Recovery Manager Overview

3PAR with VMware SRM White Paper

VMware VIOPS: Steps to setup 3PAR Inserv arrays for VMware Site Recovery Manager

Cheers,

Michael

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Michelle_Laveri
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Thanks for the 3PAR Links...

We really need a new post - for update SRA guides for SRM 4.0....

Regards

Mike Laverick

RTFM Education

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk

Author of the SRM Book:http://stores.lulu.com/rtfm

Free PDF or at-cost Hard Copy

Regards Michelle Laverick @m_laverick http://www.michellelaverick.com
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Paul_de_Vries
Contributor
Contributor

Some valuable HP whitepapers and best practices re SRM I was missing on this community site:

HP EVA and vSphere SRM best practices whitepaper:

http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA2-8848ENW.pdf

or:

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/partners/hp/hp_EVA_vmware_SRM-4AA2-8848ENW.pdf

Several SRM related links that lead to information on several storage related SRA's:

http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/us/en/solutions/storage-vmware.html

Kind regards,

Paul de Vries

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