2018-03-11 08:04 AM
We are planning to migrate HDS NAS to Netapp AFF array and would like to know best
options available for migration.
- Which Netapp Migration tool we can use to migrate ?
- Before migration what are the compatibility option we needs to check between HDS and Netapp.?
Thank you !
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2018-03-11 11:28 PM
When migrating between storage systems, I've found the easiest approach is to consider your migration options from closest to the application, down to the bottom of the stack - storage.
For example, I'll usually take this approach at a high level when planning:
In terms of compatibility, for LUN (SAN) based storage we have two components - the Host Utilities Kit and the SnapDrive MPIO DSM - which we recommend be installed.
Hope this helps! Please feel free to post any followup questions.
2018-03-12 02:08 PM
As you mentioned for CIFS and NFS Migration there is a tool called XCP.
Can you please share more detail about XCP and where can I get XCP manual. If you can please
share one sample run book which uses XCP tool to migrate CIFS and NFS share.
Thank you !
2018-03-12 05:53 PM
All of our information about XCP is accessible via http://xcp.netapp.com
It works as advertised, and the only caveat is that while our systems can serve out the same volume via NFS and CIFs, XCP can only migrate the permissions of one of them, so you have to migrate it as NFS OR CIFS, then reapply permissions for the other protocol.
2018-03-13 12:04 AM - edited 2018-03-13 12:09 AM
then reapply permissions for the other protocol.
That made me scratch my head. Until now I was sure that FAS only keeps one set of permissions for each file and emulates "other" permissions. This is the first time I hear that FAS may have two independent permission sets for NFS and CIFS. Could you clarify how is it possible (what security style)?
2018-03-13 05:54 PM
Good catch - yes, there is only one set of permissions, and it is the same when viewed from NFS or SMB. On reflection, "Repermissioning" is probably an ineligant way of putting the problem.
Challenges come in with environments not following best practices - I've seen implementations without integrated directories, where there is manual UID mapping performed, etc, which confuses things. @parisi has a great blog post on some of the challenges in mixed security mode environments and how to avoid them.
2018-03-13 11:38 PM
Challenges come in with environments not following best practices.
Another challenging case is NAS which actually keeps separate CIFS and NFS permissions, like Celerra. Not familiar with HDS, so cannot comment here.