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System Manager question

Hi All,

I would like to know if, System Manager will support SnapMirror?

If OK, When?

And could it manage resync and reverse resync process (like in BCO)?

Regards,

Thanks,

Hugues

rle Former NetApp Employee

Re: System Manager question

System Manager does not support Snapmirror.  Due to current resources, it will not be available.  Please use products like Provisioning Manager.

   - Rick -

Re: System Manager question

You answer System Manager does not support System Manager, I guess you mean SnapMirror

You mention Prov Manager, to do what? As I know Prov Manager it doesn't manager SNapMirror, Protection Manager can manage DR Failover but not Failback

So what is the good solution to replace BCO?

Thanks,

Hugues

rle Former NetApp Employee

Re: System Manager question

Your are correct, System Manager does not support SnapMirror.  Sorry for the typo.

As for Business Continuance Option (BCO), I do not know that information and hopefully someone else will answer later on today.  However if you search the internal web, I think you will find some answers like http://wikid.netapp.com/w/Storage_Management/Hel/BCO_features.

   - Rick -

Re: System Manager question

Hi Hugues,

Yes Prov Manager doesn't do SnapMirror manage and I think Rick wanted to say as Protection Manager. For time being use FilerView for resync.

Thanks,

Hugues

Re: System Manager question

Hi Daniel,

Yes, but FilerView can't manage resync reversed, that's mean we can't realize a FailBack via GUI

Exception: with VMware using SRM with NetApp FailBack plugin, but for all the other cases!!!

What's your opinion?

Thanks

Hugues

Re: System Manager question

Hugues,

That’s the pretty nice use case. You should contact Protection Manager Product Management team with this requirement.

In my knowledge this feature requirement should be the best fit for Protection Manager.

Thanks;

Daniel

cui Former NetApp Employee

Re: System Manager question

Due to resource constraint, there is no plan to support SnapMirror in System Manager as of right now.  We are

continuing evaluating the option and will update the field if things change.

For now, please continue use BCO option.  If a customer owns BCO, it will continue function.  Otherwise, the Protection Manager license will turn on BCO functionality.

Re: System Manager question

For the time being, keep using BCO for failback.  We have no plans to remove the functionality it offers until we add all the capabilities to Protection Manager.

-- Pete

Re: System Manager question

Based on this post from Steve Klinkner back in April....

http://blogs.netapp.com/simple_steve/2009/04/system-manager-10---whats-new.html

where in the "Coming Soon" section he says....

"Support for quotas and mirroring are two features that aren't yet in System Manager but will be, soon."

Has that been changed? (as I do have quite a few customers who would love to this support soon....those are two very frequent items that pull people back out of System Manager)