We currently have 2 sites that we have (at each site) 2 IBM x3650 M3 vSphere4.1 attached to an IBM DS3524 SAS Bay, an IBM x3550 M3 server vCenter.
Bay DS3524 Site #1 replicates the bay DS3524 Site #2 by ERM (Enhanced Remote Mirroring) fiber.
We want to automate the switch between the two sites with SRM.
According to document our srm_storage_partners.pdf DS3524 is compatible with SRM
Before investing in the product, I'm doing tests with SRM.
I installed SRM on my two servers vCenter and I set the connection between the two.
I then setting the option "Array Managers" on the first screen I set the options of the DS3524 array of Production:
Then on the next screen, the options in the Bay DS3524 Backup:
My problem is that the next screen I have nothing.
I'm doing "Rescan Arrays" I have nothing that appears.
Could someone help me?
thank you in advance
I recall there was problem with SRM and IBM DS storage if you use the same LUN id on both the storage, in this case seems that SRM is unable to resolve the array since "confuse" the LUN id of both the storage.
If it is possible I would try to give th backup storage a different LUN id and retry.
Did u check your storage array with VMware Hardware compatibility List? As per my understanding, u are working with SAS storage. I think IBM FC Storage only compatible with SRM server.
i agree with Alex, the two entries should be different to avoid any confusion at the storage level.
also make sure that storage replication is taking place properly between the two arrays
ur welcome..dont forget to makr points in case if you found it helpful
can you give me a little bit more info? I suspect (since you says you got the same issue) that even in your case you got 2 storage with same lun id and when you add the secondary storage the DR lun is not visible...is it correct?
When I try to install this SRA on the Win2008R2 I get error - "Unsupported system configuration" from the SRA installer and the installation failed.
I've tried to "hack" this and run the installer in compatibility mode Win2003 and the installation was successfully completed, but I cannot see any replicated datastore in SRM array manager. I get this:
Did you face this kind of issue too?
Well I did not try to configure it from the other side, I can try that, but I think I didn't mixed the sides.
I have just one way replication PRIMARY --> RECOVERY and it is fully synchonized now. Does SMR require synchonized replication or can I use asynchonized replication? Maybe here is the problem...
I remeber something about a-sync replication not beeing supported with SRM and this storage array but I can`t find anything official about it now, so I might be wrong. Let us know if setting up SRM form the other site helped.