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Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

Hienpt
Occasional Advisor

Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

Dear Everybody,

 

I am configing peer persistence on HP 3PAR. But I can't create FC link between 2 HP 3PARs when i configure remote copy. The FC ports don't appear to create connection. 

 

My steps:

 

1. Create a Zone on SAN Switch and add 4 FC ports to this Zone.

 

2. Configure 2 FC ports to RCFC mode at each HP 3PAR.

 

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3. Create remot copy between 2 HP 3PARs. Different OS version on 2 HP 3PARs

 

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4. I can't create FC link because the FC ports don't appear. 

 

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I have 2 questions:

 

1. Why FC ports don't show on above picture. Could you please show me how to fix this issue.

 

2. I would like to use one FC port on each HP 3PAR to configure HP peer persistence and remote copy. Can i do this .

 

Thanks you very much.

 

11 REPLIES
giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

Hi

I think you have to upgrade the 3PAR that is in 3.1.3 to 3.2.1

if you have different versions it works only fpr migration you can look in SPOCK

 

read remote copy user guide

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03618143

 

Regards

 

 

Sheldon Smith
Honored Contributor

Re: Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

1. Each SAN Zone should have a total of two ports: One from 3PAR1646360, one from NWVH2NS001. Each port pair needs its own zone.
2. A given FC port can be in either PEER or RCFC mode. Not both.


Note: While I work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, all of my comments (whether noted or not), are my own and are not any official representation of the company.
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Hienpt
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

Hi,

 

Thanks for your information.

 

I will upgrade from 3.1.3 to 3.2.1. But i don't know there are any issue occurred when i upgrade . Because the 3PAR of 3.1.3 has about 5 VMware Hosts connect to 10 Volumes. ERP system is running on this 3PAR.

 

Could you please show me about this.

 

Thank you .

Hienpt
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

Hi,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

1. On each 3PAR, i use one FC port for Remote copy. 2 this ports connect to 1 SAN switch. This SAN switch has a Zone. This Zone contain 2 FC ports of 2 3PARs. 

 

Can i use 1 FC port on each 3PAR for Remote copy and perpersistence  or 2 FC ports on each 3PAR.

 

2. FC port on each 3PAR is RCFC mode.

 

Thank you.

Sheldon Smith
Honored Contributor

Re: Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

Sorry, I think I misunderstood your original question. I thought you were talking about Peer Motion between systems.

 

If you want Peer Persistence, you need Remote Copy set up between the two systems with synchronous Remote Copy group or groups for the 'persistent' volumes.


Each system would have at least one pair of links (for example, 0:1:1 and 1:1:2) to the matching ports on the other system. You would have one zone on one fabric with the two 0:1:1 ports. You would have a second zone on your other fabric with the two 1:1:2 ports.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Note: While I work for Hewlett-Packard, all of my comments (whether noted or not), are my own and are not any official representation of the company.

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Hienpt
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

Thank you for your help Sheldon Smith.

 

 

Hienpt
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

Hi giladzzz,

 

When i upgrade 3PAR OS from 3.1.3 to 3.2.1 I need to upgrade Services Processor.

 

Thank you.

giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

Hi

yes you should upgrade SP first latest version now is 4.4.0

if you have service from HP you send a mail to 3par-sps@hp.com

saying you want to do upgrade a they will guide you

Regards

 

Hienpt
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

Hi giladzzz,

 

Thanks for your information.

 

ERP systems are running on volumes of HP 3PAR. If failure how about volumes. Any problems occur with these volumes.

 

Thank you.

Hienpt
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

Hi giladzzz,

 

I already upgraded to 3.2.1 and two 3PARs are the same version. But the same problem i still can't see the FC ports.

 

Do you have any advice .

 

Thank you. 

Sheldon Smith
Honored Contributor

Re: Can not create HP 3PAR Remote copy via FC connection

I think you are to the point you need interactive assistance. Please open a Support Ticket.


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