emh
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sdrf problem

Hi,

Here's the problem.

I have 2 vcenters v6.0 and 2 srm servers v6.0. I paired them sucessfully.

Then I have emc vmax 10k,solution enabler 8.1 and emc sdrf adapter 6.0. I added storage array, created protection groups and recovery plans.

But when I click to "test recovery plans" it breaks on "create writable storage snapshot".

Failed to create snapshots of replica devices.

Cause:

Failed to create snapshot of replica device 004CF.

Cause:

SRA command 'testFailoverStart' failed for device '004CF'.

Cause:

An error occurred while performing testfailover start operation.

Please check EmcSrdfSra log file for more information on the error.

EmcSrdfSra

SraDevicePairings::GetCopyInfo       ] [ERROR]: A valid CopyInfo block could not be found in the options file that has Symm [000298700570]. Exiting with failure

TestFailoverStartCommand::RunOnDevices   ] [ERROR]: Failed to fetch copy info from the device pairs options file. Exiting with failure

There isn't any data in for example EmcSrdfSraTestFailoverConfig.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>

<TestFailoverInfo>

  <Version>6.0</Version>

  <CopyInfo>

    <ArrayId></ArrayId>

    <CopyType>CLONE</CopyType>

    <CopyMode>NOCOPY</CopyMode>

    <SavePoolName></SavePoolName>

    <DeviceList>

      <DevicePair>

        <Source></Source>

        <Target></Target>

      </DevicePair>

    </DeviceList>

  </CopyInfo>

</TestFailoverInfo>

Also there's a problem with compatibility, my storage has firmware 5876.286.194 which is not supported on vmware compatibility matrix with my sra.

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?productid=39925&deviceCategory=sra&details...

So, is it a firmware problem or permissions on storage or I don't know...

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chandramn
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SRA expects SNAP information (Array ID, Clonetype, source and target Device ID's) in the file EmcSrdfSraTestFailoverConfig.xml for testfailover to be successful.

The above details can be filled either

1) Manually

Example

EmcSrdfSraTestFailoverConfig.xml

...

<ArrayId>000298700570</ArrayId>

<CopyType>SNAPVX</CopyType>

<CopyMode>NOCOPY</CopyMode>

<SavePoolName></SavePoolName>

<DeviceList>

<DevicePair>

<Source>004CF</Source>

<Target>"Please provide a device id here"</Target>

...

..

CopyType can be CLONE, SNAP, SNAPVX etc

2) Using EMC SRA utilites 6.0 plugin which can be installed and accessed via Vsphere web client.

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