ViPR 2.1 - Add RecoverPoint Protection to a VPLEX Virtual Volume
Table of Contents
- Move a VPLEX Local virtual volume from a virtual pool that includes VPLEX Local High Availability to a virtual pool that includes both VPLEX Local High Availability and RecoverPoint protection.
- Move a VPLEX Metro virtual volume from a virtual pool that includes VPLEX Metro High Availability to a virtual pool that includes both VPLEX Metro High Availability and RecoverPoint protection.
ViPR supports RecoverPoint protection for CLR, CDP and CRR configurations.
- Continuous copies
- Full Copies
- Local Array Snapshots
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Before you begin
- The VPLEX virtual volume must have been provisioned through ViPR. To learn more about how to provision VPLEX virtual volumes through ViPR, see:
- The volume that you want to protect cannot be a member of a ViPR consistency group. Remove the VPLEX virtual volume from all ViPR consistency groups. When you run the Change Virtual Pool service, the service adds the ViPR volume to a ViPR consistency group.
- The virtual pool to which you are add your volume must have Protection System set to EMC RecoverPoint. It also must have at least one RecoverPoint Copy.
- The target virtual pool must have the same High Availability setting as the source virtual pool.
- If the High Availability setting of your source virtual pool is
VPLEX Distributed, the following notes apply:
- The High Availability virtual pools of the source and target volumes must specify the same virtual arrays.
- The High Availability virtual pools for the source and target can have different settings for the following fields: protocols, numPaths, provisioningType, useMatchedPools, arrayInfo, driveType, autoTierPolicyName, isThinVolumePreAllocationEnabled, assignedStoragePools
- Log in to ViPR as a system administrator.
- Choose the project that contains the VPLEX virtual volume.
- Choose the volume to which you want to add RecoverPoint protection from the Volume list.
- From the Operation field, select Add RecoverPoint Protection.
- Select the target virtual pool.
Order.The target volume is added to the virtual pool. It is now protected by RecoverPoint.
Before you begin
Before you run the Change Virtual Pool service, the VPLEX has a back-end physical storage volume in the source virtual pool. When you run the service, ViPR performs these steps.
- Copy the physical storage on the source virtual pool to the physical storage in the target virtual pool.
- Create a
journal volume, a
target volume, and a
target journal volume.
These volumes protect the new physical storage in the target virtual pool. All three RecoverPoint volumes are virtual volumes that have backing storage.
- Attach the new physical storage to the VPLEX virtual volume.
- Delete the old physical storage.
- Build a
ViPR consistency group using the name of the volume you specified in the service dialog.
- Add the new physical volume to the consistency group.