Has anyone done any work on using WFA in Clustered ONTAP to emulate vFiler DR? I am interested in two aspects: (a) automating as many every day tasks as possible in the target Vserver so that you don't have to manually create shares in both the source and target Vserver and (b) automating the switch from the source vserver to the target vserver. Thanks.
I was working on an initial 'Vserver DR' workflow today. I'm nowhere near complete with this... and there are many other priorities in the way, etc. I have to admit that I am probably not considering everything that needs to be taken into account for the various use cases there could be... however... here are some of my initial thoughts on Vserver DR.
User Input to select source Cluster & Vserver
User Inputs to identify Destination Vserver (initially thinking the destination Vserver does not exist)
User Inputs to identify starting LIF Network information
create destination Vserver with the same configuration as the source Vserver
Identify all Data LIFs for source Vserver and replicate on destination Vserver and create same number of Data LIFs on destination Vserver with User Input info for destination network configs.
Identify all export policies/rules for source Vserver and create same on destination Vserver
Identify all volumes for source Vserver, and create destination volumes with same characteristics
Create cluster peering relationship (or require/validate that the sample workflow for Creating Cluster Peering Relationships has been used)
Create Cluster VSM relationships for every source Vserver volume
Start VSM Initialization Basedline Transfer for every volume.
Again, these are the initial thoughts. Complete by no means, and .... no idea of when this will be completed and augmented.
Looking forward to other responses that might be further along in this effort!