2013-01-14 01:46 AM
I am setting up vFiler hosting volumes with CIFS Shares, with the DR setup.
The DR related tasks have been accomplished with the testing of Failover/failback through command line, however I wanted to test the capabilities of Protection Manager and wanting to perform the same tasks using protection manager GUI.
If I categorized correctly. then the vFiler setup and DR configuration requires following tasks to be complete. Can some one provide the tasks list which are do able using protection manager. Feel free to share your experiences.
|Tasks||COMMAND LINE Support||Protection Manager Support|
|Create vFiler and associate storage elements||YES||No (Use Provision Manager)|
|Create SnapMirror relation||YES||No|
|Import Snapmirror relations of vFiler storage elements||Not Available||Support for vFiler0 (Don't know how to import SM Relations from non default vfilers)|
|Failover vFiler from primary to DR||YES||? (Cant import the SM relations so this option is not visible)|
|Re-sync back to Primary||YES||? (Cant import the SM relations so this option is not visible)|
|Failback to Primary||Yes||? (Cant import the SM relations so this option is not visible)|
|Reestablish the vfiler DR||YES||Similar to create vfiler again.|
Appreciate for the quick response.
2013-01-15 03:03 AM
Protection Manager does not support or understand native vFiler DR using vfiler Interface which you are trying to do.
But we do have a NetApp Management Console (NMC) plugin which allows you to Create, Update and perform fail-over and fail back of vFiler DR using its own interface via ONTAP API. The link to the same is available below.
It allows to do the following.
The VFiler DR plugin is a NMC plugin for DFM4.X or OnCommand X.X that provides a consistent graphical user interface for the management of VFilers. The plugin will use Filer APIs, and thus will provide the DR features as provided by the ONTAP Filers.
Minimum Required version is DFM 4.0 or later and ONTAP 7.3.5 or later.
Also here is a kb which describes how OCUM handles relationships when vFilers are endpoints.