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Mixing NEW PRIMERA and Old 3PAR in Alway-On - Vmware Streched Cluster

 
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Nikolay Savov
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Mixing NEW PRIMERA and Old 3PAR in Alway-On - Vmware Streched Cluster

Hi guys.

As for the 3PAR EOS announcment  I`m trying to evaluate this scenario as working solution :

Let`s  say we have  and outdated  1 Site On-Prem solution and we want to upgrade for more Disaster proof solution like f.e. VMware Streched HA Cluster

target  goal :

Primary Site - Active

Synergy 12000  with 5 x Compute Slots 480 Gen10

PRIMERA 630c  All Flash

Secondary Site - Active  or Stand-By

Synergy 12000  with 5 x Compute Slots 480 Gen10

3PAR 8200  All Flash

Is this  configuration can be working solution ?

Can i consider Active-Active mode to be also working solution for both Primera and 3PAR ?

Any  sugestions are welcome !

 

 

Niksavoy
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Cali
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Re: Mixing NEW PRIMERA and Old 3PAR in Alway-On - Vmware Streched Cluster

Hello Niksavoy,

I have a Customer doing this for 1/2 Year.

Meaning Sync Replication between Primera and 3PAR 8200.

Replication is done by FCIP because at first there was no support for RCFC.

If you Update 3PAR to 3.3.2 now RCFC should also work.

Both Sites have Volumes active and replication going in both ways, I think this is what you mean and not "Active Peer Persistence".

Cali

 


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Nikolay Savov
Frequent Advisor

Re: Mixing NEW PRIMERA and Old 3PAR in Alway-On - Vmware Streched Cluster

Hi back Cali

Thanks for the replay.

Actualy any idea is wellcome

About "Active Peer Persistence" is more wellcome if its possible of course

But any way thats good info that You shared !

Thank You

Niksavoy
Cali
Honored Contributor

Re: Mixing NEW PRIMERA and Old 3PAR in Alway-On - Vmware Streched Cluster

"Active Peer Persistence" only for Primera with OS 4.3 and Alettra 9000.

For more information about requirements look here:

https://h20272.www2.hpe.com/spock/utility/document.aspx?docurl=Shared%20Documents/hw/primera/primera_support_matrix.pdf

Cali


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I'm not an HPE employee, so I can be wrong.
Nikolay Savov
Frequent Advisor

Re: Mixing NEW PRIMERA and Old 3PAR in Alway-On - Vmware Streched Cluster

Thanks for the link Cali.

I found the answer  on page  9 - Peer Persistence and 3DC Peer Persistence  table

Notes :

2. HPE 3PAR 8000/9000/20000 must be running 3PAR OS 3.3.1 MU2 or higher. Automatic Transparent Failover in mixed setup requires Quorum Witness server 3.0.

7. No support for Active Peer Persistence between Primera and 3PAR

Thank You for the help !

Niksavoy