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Table of Contents
                            Introduction
Disclaimer
Step 1: Zoning
Step 2: Initial SVC Configuration – Node Front Panel
Step 3: Installation of IBM SVC Console Software
Step 4: Launching the SVC Console
Step 5: Create an SVC Cluster
Step 6: Add a new node to the cluster.
Step 7: Create an MDISK
Step 8: Create a Managed Disk Group
Step 9: Register a Host
Step 10: Create a VDISK
Step 11: Map the VDISK to a HOST
Step 12: Discover SVC Storage from the ESX
Step 13: VMFS creation on SVC LUN
Step 14: Modify I/O Groups Copy Services Space
Step 15: Setup Metro & Global Mirror Relationship
Step 16: Install SRM
Step 17: Install the IBM SVC SRA
Step 18: Install the SRM Plugin
Step 19: Pairing the SRM sites
Step 20: Array Manager & Inventory
Step 21: Create a Protection Group
Step 22: Create a Recovery Plan
Step 23: Test Failover
Step 24: Troubleshooting SRM using the SVC CLI
Trademarks
Summary
About the Author
                        
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Proven Practice: IBM® SVC and VMware® SRM Setup Guide

Proven Practice:
IBM® System Storage™
SAN Volume Controller

&
VMware® vCenter

Site Recovery Manager
Setup Guide

Cormac Hogan
VMware Global Support Services

September 2009
Rev 1.0 GA

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Introduction ........................................................................... 3
Disclaimer .............................................................................. 3
Step 1: Zoning ........................................................................ 4
Step 2: Initial SVC Configuration – Node Front Panel .................... 5
Step 3: Installation of IBM SVC Console Software ........................ 6
Step 4: Launching the SVC Console .......................................... 13
Step 5: Create an SVC Cluster ................................................ 14
Step 6: Add a new node to the cluster. ..................................... 25
Step 7: Create an MDISK ........................................................ 26
Step 8: Create a Managed Disk Group ...................................... 27
Step 9: Register a Host .......................................................... 30
Step 10: Create a VDISK ........................................................ 31
Step 11: Map the VDISK to a HOST .......................................... 35
Step 12: Discover SVC Storage from the ESX ............................ 36
Step 13: VMFS creation on SVC LUN ........................................ 37
Step 14: Modify I/O Groups Copy Services Space ....................... 38
Step 15: Setup Metro & Global Mirror Relationship ..................... 39
Step 16: Install SRM .............................................................. 44
Step 17: Install the IBM SVC SRA ............................................ 49
Step 18: Install the SRM Plugin ............................................... 53
Step 19: Pairing the SRM sites ................................................. 55
Step 20: Array Manager & Inventory ........................................ 58
Step 21: Create a Protection Group .......................................... 66
Step 22: Create a Recovery Plan .............................................. 68
Step 23: Test Failover ............................................................ 70
Step 24: Troubleshooting SRM using the SVC CLI ....................... 74
Trademarks ......................................................................... 85
Summary ............................................................................. 85
About the Author ................................................................... 86

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This presents you with a bunch of options related to the Copy Process. If you are
starting the MM/GM relationship for the first time, then you don't need to use
FORCE. The first time through, I chose Forced start and Master -> Auxiliary
direction. Click OK.

Note that before initiating the copy, I had already created a VMFS with a Virtual
Machine on the SVC LUN, or alternatively the SVC LUN could be mapped to a
Virtual Machine as an RDM.

Note that you can keep track of the synchronization progress via the following
Manage Progress > View Progress screens via the Refresh button:

Once the synchronization reaches 100%, you have now completed the setup
required on the SVC. The next steps are to setup the SRM environment, create
the site pairings, build the protection group and recovery plan, and finally do a
test failover to ensure that the virtual machine using the SVC LUN can be
recovered.

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Step 16: Install SRM

This guide was written with SRM version 4.0, although all of the steps done
previously are identical for earlier versions of SRM. You will have noticed that the
ESX versions are 3.x. SRM 4.0 can be used with ESX 3.x, so long as the version
of vCenter server that is managing the hosts in also 4.0.

I am also utilizing a new feature of SRM 4.0 called Shared Recovery Site. You do
not need to do this for your installation; you can simply follow the defaults. This
new feature of SRM 4.0 allows multiple instances of SRM can be managed by the
same vCenter server. In this case I am going to setup an SRM environment to
manage just the ESX hosts that are using the SVC.

In order to use the shared recovery site feature, an additional option has to be
passed at the command line called CUSTOM_SETUP=1. Here is an example script
which will launch the installer with the CUSTOM_SETUP=1 option:

"C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Software\
SRM\VMware-srm-4.0.0-178984.exe" CUSTOM_SETUP=1"

Double click on this batch file to launch the installation.

At the welcome screen, click Next:

Accept the EULA and click Next:

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Summary

As stated in the introduction, the point of this proven practice is to take the
reader through the steps of deploying replication between some minimal SVC
clusters, and then configure VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager so that a
test failover can be initiated.

The main purpose of this document is to assist in setting up such a configuration
for demo and training purposes, or Proof-Of-Concept purposes. While it may be of
some assistance with deploying a production environment, further reading is
essential to determine best practices.

There are a number of people I wish to thank for their assistance with getting this
guide written:

• Conor Dolan (VMware)
• Paudie O’Riordan (VMware)
• Geoff Lane (IBM)
• Troy Lee (IBM)
• Micheal White (VMware)

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About the Author

Cormac Hogan is a Staff Technical Course Developer for VMware Global Support
Services (GSS) based out of Cork, Ireland. He develops and delivers training for
the GSS Technical Support Engineers within VMware, primarily on storage and
storage related topics.

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