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Could SDU work with RDMS on VMWare thru FCP?

Hello,

We have a customer who is looking to Protect its existing Oracle DB on Virtual Linux Servers on VMware

The VM Hosts is connected to the data thru FCP using RDMS.

I think SDU doesnt support this env officially, but could it work?

Thanks in advance,

Best,

Mauricio

Re: Could SDU work with RDMS on VMWare thru FCP?

Hi,

I don't think it will work.

SnapDrive needs to be aware of the virtualisation stack to see & manage RDMs - that is exactly the case with SDW 6.2 which supports both FC & iSCSI RDMs. Prior to SDW 6.1 the only solution was to use software iSCSI initiator from the guest OS, because it looks & behaves identically in both virtual & physical environment.

So this is my understanding of the current state of play with SDU - software initiator is a must, because SDU is still not virtualisation-aware.

Regards,

Radek

Re: Could SDU work with RDMS on VMWare thru FCP?

Thanks for your answer

Somebody told me this will work in SDU 4.2

Best my friend!

Mauricio