2011-05-25 11:56 AM
Hopefully quick question regarding filer management in a multi tenancy scenario.
We may be looking to migrate from an EMC Celerra to a Netapp filer. i've got a copy of the Data Ontap 8.0.1 simulator and have been running some tests to ensure a netapp filer can provide the same features we are used to and that we can present data via a netapp filer.
All was going well, I can create multistore vfilers with DR failover using ipspace,vlans in different configs.
However looking at the management side am I right in saying that management access both cli and gui, that the ipaddress and ethernet port used must reside in the default-ipspace ?
We have four ports per controller so I was thinking that each company would have two ethernet ports in a vif, with vlans in their own ipspace. But I can't move vfiler0 into a non default ipspace therefore this configuration would not work ?
Any sugggestions how I can allow management access from both companies yet keep each companies traffic separate ?
Any advice or help greatly appreciated
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2011-05-25 12:58 PM
If you are not running FCP, you can put only e0M (100MBIT management interface) and vol0 in vfiler0 and the default-ipspace. vfiler0 and the default-ipspace cannot be changed but you can assign the minimum root and e0M to it... then for all other data assign to vFilers.
2011-05-26 01:17 AM
Thank you for your reply Scott and confirming where vfiler0 must reside
As I have been using the simulators I hadn't realised there was a separate management port on a physical device.
This should allow us to accomplish our aims in that Site A where one Filer is located we can use the management port if they are in a non default ipspace. Whilst Site B can use the default ipspace. All client traffic from both sites would then be routed independently.
Just to clarify one quick point if I may. You mention regarding FCP we have no fibre connected hosts yet, but I imagine we will at some point. Are you saying that any FC attached host can manage the filer ?
2011-05-26 08:34 AM
I replied via email but that is broken now and doesn't post...
FCP can only run in vfiler0... so FCP LUNS can't be in a vfiler other than vfiler0. The FCP host isn't for management... e0M can be used to manage the system via ssh, system manager, etc...