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SnapMirror between Data ONTAP Edge

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Hi Folks,

 

I'm trying to build demo environment with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager and Data ONTAP Edge.

 

Is it possible to create snapmirror relation between Data ONTAP Edges.

 

I can create snapmirror relation (Site A -> Site B) with Oncommand GUI.

But I cannot initialize the relation with error "cannot connect to source filer (13201)"

 

Site A:

     Windows: 192.168.42.1

          vCenter Server 5.1

          Site Recovery Manager 5.1

          Oncommend 2.0

     ESXi: 192.168.42.41, 192.168.44.41

     Data ONTAP Edge: 192.168.44.82

 

Site B:

     Windows: 192.168.52.1

          vCenter Server 5.1

          Site Recovery Manager 5.1

          Oncommend 2.0

     ESXi: 192.168.52.41, 192.168.54.41

     Data ONTAP Edge: 192.168.54.82

 

All networks are 24bits-masked and are routed by one Vyatta VM without firewall settings.

 

ping test OK:

     192.168.44.82 (ontap) <-> 192.168.54.82 (ontap)

telnet test OK:

     192.168.42.1 (win site A) -> 192.168.44.82:{10566,10569} (ontap site A)

     192.168.52.1 (win site B) -> 192.168.44.82:{10566, 10569} (ontap site A)

     192.168.42.1 (win site A) -> 192.168.54.82:{10566,10569} (ontap site B)

     192.168.52.1 (win site B) -> 192.168.54.82:{10566, 10569} (ontap site B)

 

Thanks in advance

-mitsutaka

Re: SnapMirror between Data ONTAP Edge

I believe only Data ONTAP Edge-T provides SnapMirror capabilities.

Here is a datasheet comparing the two:

http://media.netapp.com/documents/ds-data-ontap-edge.pdf

Re: SnapMirror between Data ONTAP Edge

Hi Jamie,

Thanks for your advice.

I could resolve this problem with following action.

1. add naming resolution

2. add setting for remote access (snapmirror.allow)

I demonstrated this SRM 5.1 Demo Env. with ONTAP Edges at VMware booth in NetApp Innovation 2012 Tokyo, 6th Dec.

These ONTAP Edges runs on a physical ONTAP, thus this is "Nested ONTAP". furthermore this env. runs with nested ESXi and nested ONTAP.

# Nested ONTAP is not compatible configuration for ONTAP Edge.

I had built this env. for few days even though I had no experience for ONTAP.

I'm impressed ease of use with ONTAP and I think netapp dedup should be highly evaluated widely.

Caution: unfortunately ONTAP Edge is not certified storage as nfs/iscsi datastores by VMware.

     check VMware compatibility guide http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

** 1.

- login the console of a ONTAP Edge

- enter "setup"

- after some questions, you can find a question whether you enable DNS service or not. Enable it.

- finish all of "setup" questions.

- reboot

- check that DNS service is enabled on OnCommand.

take same procedure with another ONTAP Edge.

probably you can add combinations of hosts and ip addresses at "Network Files".

** 2.

- login to OnCommand

- Open ONTAP Edge

- navigate "system name" > "SnapMirror" > "Remote Access" > "Add"

     Remote System: the name of another ONTAP Edge

     Volume or Qtree: All_volumes

take same procedure with another ONTAP Edge.

Thanks.

-mitsutaka