I have a customer that we are in a tender situation with at the moment. They are an existing 7 mode customer and we are proposing cDOT. They've done quite a bit of work with integrating some of the Snapmanagers with Protection Manager, we've positioned WFA moving forward to replace that functionality. They're interested in how that would work.
Can the SnapManagers integrate with WFA? I'm thinking schedule snapshots with SM and get WFA to take the consistent snapshot and replicate it? Is there a workflow you could build to automate that?
Could you build a workflow to automatically failover a SVM to the DR site?
How does OCUM integration work? There is a bit in one of the presentations about WFA integration for Protection support but I'm not clear how this works.
Is WFA all Powershell back end, or does it use API's?
> Can the SnapManagers integrate with WFA? I'm thinking schedule snapshots with SM and get WFA to take the consistent snapshot and replicate it? Is there a workflow you could build to automate that?
As Adai mentioned, SnapCreator is definitely worth a look. In addition, you should look at the sample workflows in WFA (2.1 or newer) that create SnapMirror or SnapVault relationships in CDoT.
CDoT vault can transfer app consistent snapshots on a schedule so you don't have to drive the updates externally. Some of the SnapManagers have well known "labels" that they apply to the app-consistent local snapshots. You can create a policy in CDoT to periodically move the labeled snapshots to the Vault. WFA has a sample workflow called "Create Schedules and Policies" that creates policies for couple of snapmanagers (SMHV, SMSQL) with appropriate labels. This facilitates a loose integration between those two SnapManagers and WFA.