We use netapp with vmware and have SRM for failover at DR.
Have just come across an issue where the FAS2040 we use for DR fails running SRM test plans because it has reached a limit on the number of volumes.
This is beacuse for a test SRM creates a flexclone of each of the volumes involved and we have reached such a point now that along with the mirrored production volumes when doing an SRM test it adds up to more than 200.
Does anyone know if there is a way around this problem as it pretty much makes SRM useless for DR testing.
A large number of the servers have FC attached RDM's, there is a total of around 100 volumes in production they are being mirrored to DR, we are fine if we need to do a full dr test but ans the SRM dr test creates flexvols we cannot do a full dr test.
Having this fixed limit on the number of volumes seems a little mean especially when it takes flexvols into consideration in the count of volumes.
After doing some reading it seems that up to 500 is availiable on other models (we have 3140's in Propd) so it is possible to have more volumes, there must be a way to override this limit whist doing a test.
It seems ridiculous, you follow best pratices of 1 lun per volume then you get hit with a limit on the number of volumes.
We have a large number of sql servers and follow all the best pratices which say you should break out databases according to the snapshot schedules, pay out for all the snap licences, then netapp stuff you with a limit thats clearly set in software.
Is this worth raising with netapp i get an answer as to why this limit is there? or am I likely just get referred to the tech specs.