shaik_nisaruddi
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Configuration steps to be done in configuring SRM with Recovery Point

Hi,

Iam going to setup SRM with Recovery Point , Can you please tell me what are the steps to be taken when configuring it.

Regards

Nisar

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Jay_Judkowitz
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Nisar,

I would highly recommend following the steps layed out in the SRM Evaluator's Guide. This has everything you need to install and configure SRM and to evaluate its functionality.

(Just realized you were asking about the RecoverPoint system, not SRM. I'll try to find something about that for you)

Thanks,

Jay

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Michelle_Laveri
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When you say "Recovery Point"... what do you exactly mean. Can you be a little more specific about what your trying to achieve?

Regards

Mike

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Michelle Laverick
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jamieorth
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I think he's talking about EMC's Recover Point product. . I don't think that this particular product is the type of replication needed for SRM. See here - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/srm_10_compat_matrix.pdf

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Jamie

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bwhitman1
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RecoverPoint is one of the 4 array replication tools EMC has and all are integrated with SRM. RecoverPoint is Continuous Remote Replication, which gives you close to the protection of synchronous replication, but also has a journal of changes so you can bring to data back to any point in time. It's kind of like Tivo for your data. Another nice thing about RecoverPoint is that it's storage agnostic, you don't have to be running exact arrays (even different vendors) on each side and RecoverPoint can replicate for you. It's based on an out of band write splitter model, and the splitter can reside either on the host, in the fabric, or on the storage processor of the array.

Here's the latest SRM compatibility matrix, the support for RecoverPoint is on page 9.

I actually just set this up in our lab and did a demo of it this morning. If anyone would like to see a demo just let me know.

Brian Whitman

EMC²

Sr. VMware Specialist

whitman_brian@emc.com

678-481-4452

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jamieorth
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My apologies - I thought that RecoverPoint was a host based product, not array based.

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sepso
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Here you go, these are the release notes for the SRA which should answer most of your questions. You'll find these under \Program Files\VMware\VMware Site Recovery Manager\scripts\SAN\array-type-recoverpoint\ after you install the SRA. I'm working with our product management team to get a doc on this that's downloadable with the SRA on VMware's site, vs. just the buried release notes.

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bwhitman1
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Sorry that was me on the last post

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TimElery-Health
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We are having difficult setting up the RecoverPoit configuration within SRM. We have the latest version of SRM and the recoverpoint plugin installed. We are running RecoverPoint 3.0 SP1.

When setting up the SIte IP and credentials and attempting to login we recieve the following error, stating an authentication failure. the credentials are accurate.

Reviewing the SRM logs revieled the following,

Fri Aug 01 19:13:52 PDT 2008 INFO: Starting to run: DiscoverArrays command

Fri Aug 01 19:13:52 PDT 2008 FINE: Logic discoverArrays called

Fri Aug 01 19:13:52 PDT 2008 INFO: Connecting to Site Management IP: 10.32.62.68.

Fri Aug 01 19:13:52 PDT 2008 INFO: Checking connectivity of Management Server IP: 10.32.62.68.

Fri Aug 01 19:13:53 PDT 2008 WARNING: Cannot connect to Site Management IP: 10.32.62.68 because different Service Pack versions were detected: SRA version is 0 while Site Management IP version is 1.Please reinstall the appropriate SRA version.* * Fri Aug 01 19:13:53 PDT 2008 INFO: Disconnecting Site Management IP: 10.32.62.68

Fri Aug 01 19:13:53 PDT 2008 INFO: Disconnecting Site Management IP: 10.32.62.68

Fri Aug 01 19:13:53 PDT 2008 INFO: Disconnecting Site Management IP: 10.32.62.68

Fri Aug 01 19:13:53 PDT 2008 INFO: Returning xml output file:

<Response xmlns="[http://www.emc.com/santorini/do/discovery]">

<ReturnCode>3</ReturnCode>

<ArrayList/>

</Response>

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thank you!

Timothy Elery

Sr. Systems Engineer

Alliance Imaging

😧 714.688.3506

C: 714.351.7463

F: 480-212-8377

telery@allianceimaging.com

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Jay_Judkowitz
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RecoverPoint 3.0 is supported with SRM with the currently shipping SRA. SP1 is not yet supported and will require an updated SRA. Please check with the compatibility guide for updates or consult your EMC representative.

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mtnbiker98
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