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Any operability between a P2000 and P4300?

Cajuntank MS
Valued Contributor

Any operability between a P2000 and P4300?

I have a P4300 SAN system at my district office and have P2000 G3's at two branch sites. Is there any mechanism or software that can be put in place to remote copy or replicate data between the two easily. I'm talking about SAN to SAN, not going through a Windows box.

 

 

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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Any operability between a P2000 and P4300?

There used to be Storage Mirroring software that HP sold.. I tink they still do. Haven't touched int in a while.

There are plenty of 3rd party software based data mirroring packages.

These options would be though a Windows or Linux server though.

Now... what you CAN do...

Run a VSA at your branch sites to have compatibilty for array based replication. This would require a virtual machine host at each site that can run the VSA.

With the VSA, you can do Remote Copy between the p4300 and each site. You should have licenses already too since you have the 4300.

The VSA works with either Hyper-V or VMware ESX/ESXi.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Cajuntank MS
Valued Contributor

Re: Any operability between a P2000 and P4300?

I couldn't cannabalize my P2000 boxes for that VSA, could I?
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Any operability between a P2000 and P4300?

No. The P2000 is simply storage. You need a server in order run the VSA.

The server connects to the storage array. You present the storage to the VSA.

You clients can connect via iSCSI to the VSA... and the VSA RC's back to the P4300 as long as you have sufficient bandwidth between the sites.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Cajuntank MS
Valued Contributor

Re: Any operability between a P2000 and P4300?

You say the VSA server connects to the storage array... just need a little clarification. My storage array connects at iSCSI now or maybe your thinking this is a SAS box. I know I can purchase a SAS controller for the box and then connect up to VSA via SAS or would I still handle this through iSCSI?
Mark...
Honored Contributor

Re: Any operability between a P2000 and P4300?

Hi,
As Steven suggests above...
What you can do is to get the P2000 to present a LUN to the server and then install the VSA on that presented LUN (storage capacity) Usually you would use ESX or there is now a Hyper-V VSA as well.
You can get the VSA and CMC from here for free but you will need to purchase a licence for EACH VSA from HP:
https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductsList.do?category=SWSDED
Note if you do not get a licence for your VSA then after 60 days it will stop functioning and you may not be able to access your data.
When using a VSA the maximum you can create is 10TB for the VSA to use (5 x 2TB luns).
Mark...
if you have nothing useful to say, say nothing...
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Any operability between a P2000 and P4300?

"or would I still handle this through iSCSI?"

ESX (and I believe Hyper-v) fully support iSCSi Storage Connections.

No need for additional hardware. (SAS Controller)


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)