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VMware SRM with HP P400 SAN Failure

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We have had SRM setup and configured for about a year now.  We still have not had a successful Production VM simulated Test.  What I mean by Production simulated is that we are actually testing the live failover not the Test failover that is provided, and IMO is worthless because I have used the VM Test several dozen times and always works fine, then when we do the actual failover it NEVER works.

When failing over our 3 datastores, we always get one datastore that Fails at Step 8.1 making the LUN writeable step.  I have had this case with VMware who states its the SRA on HP side that is not responding to the SRM commands, and HP case has been open since January of this year without any resolution.

The issue is that we can't keep Live testing this, taking the entire network down over a weekend and not coming up with a successful test to the DR and back to the HQ.  

I can share much more details, but I just wanted to see if anyone out there actually does the REAL Live test and has had success using a HP SRA as the storage part.

Paul Solovyovsky
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