Add Data Protection Systems to ViPR

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Overview

A system administrator can select Physical Assets > Data Protection Systems to add a data protection system, such as EMC RecoverPoint, to ViPR.

This article applies to EMC ViPR 2.0.

ViPR also supports data protection using VMAX SRDF remote application.

After you add a data protection system to ViPR , you can select that system to provide data protection when you create your block virtual pools. The data protection system that you select protects the data of any block volumes that you created from those block virtual pools.

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You can add a data protection system to ViPR at anytime. If, however, you are setting up the ViPR Controller virtual data center for the first time, before you continue to provision storage, complete the following steps.
  1. Add physical assets to ViPR:
  2. Create ViPR virtual assets:
    1. Create and configure a virtual array
    2. Create virtual pools:

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Preconfiguration requirements for EMC RecoverPoint systems

The EMC RecoverPoint system that you add to ViPR must meet certain preconfiguration requirements:

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Collect EMC RecoverPoint site information

When you add an EMC RecoverPoint system to ViPR, supply certain configuration information and credentials.

Before you begin

You need access to the required RecoverPoint information.

Procedure

  1. Obtain the following information:
    Setting Value
    RecoverPoint site management IPv4 or IPv6 address or hostname  
    Port  
    Credentials for an account that has the RecoverPoint administrator role to access the RecoverPoint site  
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Add data protection system

Add data protection systems to ViPR.

Procedure

  1. In Administration Mode, select Physical Assets > Data Protection Systems.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Type the data protection system Name.
  4. Select the data protection system Type.
  5. Type the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the Host.
  6. Leave the default or type the Port.
  7. Type user credentials that have system administrator privileges.
  8. Click Save.