Solved

How to set up a hot-backup, enclosure-to-enclosure or RAID-to-RAID replication using brocade 200E

Posted on 2008-06-20
3
391 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
Hi,
One of my client requires that the present RAID BOX (Overland Ultamus 1200) connected to a Brocade 200E SAN switch should be replicated to another such box connected to the same switch in hot-backup mode.
Is it possible to achieve this without the help of another tool (like Veritas or Netapps' ReplicatorX etc) by just using in-built features of Brocade's FibreOS (may be N_port aliasing or something)
0
Comment
Question by:abhidatt
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 55

Accepted Solution

by:
andyalder earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
A SAN switch can't do this since even for a write operation there are both reads and writes going on under the fibre channel protocol and which storage box would you read the status from? Doesn't look like your SAN storage box has replication either (some do but the licence is *very* expensive) so you're going to have to replicate to another storage box at the OS level.
0
 
LVL 55

Assisted Solution

by:andyalder
andyalder earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Of course when I say it has to be done at the software level that's not discounting such products as LeftHand Networks SAN/iQ or Datacore's SANsymphony which can run on seperate boxes than your application servers rather than do it on the application servers themselves. Come to think of it if you're mirroring at the application level you can probably just setup software mirroring under the OS rather than buying seperate add-on software.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:abhidatt
Comment Utility
Thanks Andyalder for clarification. You mean even the expensive SAN driectors don't have this feature
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

I previously wrote an article addressing the use of UBCD4WIN and SARDU. All are great, but I have always been an advocate of SARDU. Recently it was suggested that I go back and take a look at Easy2Boot in comparison.
How to update Firmware and Bios in Dell Equalogic PS6000 Arrays and Hard Disks firmware update.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now