chriskarako
Contributor
Contributor

SRA FOR DS8100 SRM 5.X

Hello all.

We are in very urgent situation since the release of SRM 5.0 because there was no SRA for the IBM DS8000 series

Recently VMware announced SRA availability for the DS8000 using microcode ver. 7.0 .

IBM told us that this level of  microcode will never be used in DS8100 & DS83000 storages.

How can we overcome this ?

Can we use this SRA with the latest 6.x microcode, or this is not recommended?

Any help will be appreciated

Thanks in advanced

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mal_michael
Commander
Commander

Hi,

I would not use unsupported version in such critical part of infrastructure as DR solution.

But this microcode version mess looks weird. maybe even a documentation bug. Have you looked at SRA documentation (software requirements section)?

I would raise a ticket with IBM and VMware to make sure.

Michael.

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chriskarako
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You are right.

But time in not on my side

I checked the other days and found that this sra is supported also in v. 6.3.x

May i procceed ?

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mal_michael
Commander
Commander

Hi,

Have just checked the HCL and I can see some changes:

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?productid=34674&deviceCategory=sra&srmVer=2...

The following versions are now listed: 6.3.2, 7.0.

Probably there was a documentation bug.

If you have one of these versions, then you are good to go.

Michael.

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chriskarako
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Just installed SRA 2.1 with ds firmware 6.4 & 6.3

I can see the replicated LUN's

Be patient for some days , untill i have the first recovery test

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