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Continuous Access between EVA5000 (VCS 3.028) and EVA4400

aeronet
Frequent Advisor

Continuous Access between EVA5000 (VCS 3.028) and EVA4400

Hi,

our customer plan to migrate his EVA5000 with firmware (VCS 3.028) to a EVA4400.

My question is, can our customer use Continuous Access to migrate the data from the old EVA5000 to the EVA4400 (step by step) without doing a firmware upgrade on the EVA5000?

Kind regards
Andre

5 REPLIES
IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Continuous Access between EVA5000 (VCS 3.028) and EVA4400

Hi,
the compatibility can be checked here:
http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01494607/c01494607.pdf

and here is the CA EVA implementation guide
http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01489857/c01489857.pdf
the pain is one part of the reality
pablo_garcia
Frequent Advisor

Re: Continuous Access between EVA5000 (VCS 3.028) and EVA4400

Hi Andre,

Continuous Access between EVA5000 and EVA4400 isn't support.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Continuous Access between EVA5000 (VCS 3.028) and EVA4400

> without doing a firmware upgrade on the EVA5000?

I am afraid not, according to the Quickspecs at:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11617_div/11617_div.html

- Unidirectional data migration from EVA 3000/5000 to EVA 4400 is supported using CA features
- EVA 4400 to EVA 3000/5000 replication will NOT be supported
- EVA3000/5000 firmware versions VCS 3.1xx & 4.1xx are required
- Only Synchronous mode replication supported
- Link is FC only (the expectation is the customer will be replacing a EVA3000/5000 with an EVA 4400 within the data center)

...and some more.
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IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: Continuous Access between EVA5000 (VCS 3.028) and EVA4400

Hi,
EVA5000 3.028 can be upgraded to the 3.110 online without the downtime
the pain is one part of the reality
CSA Support
Occasional Visitor

Re: Continuous Access between EVA5000 (VCS 3.028) and EVA4400

I have just used CA 60 day isntant on to migrate a customer from 3k to 4400, all went wonderfully replicated 6.3TB in less than 8Hrs.

I decided to do some testing and setup a new vdisk on 4400 and then replicated this with CA to the 3000 which worked without a hitch. I suspect the unsupported part of the replication from 3k to 4400 is that HP will not support its functionality??

Anyone have any Ideas?