Re: EVA 5000 to 6400 migration strategy (1602 Views)
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alarkiko
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Registered: ‎10-06-2008
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EVA 5000 to 6400 migration strategy

good morning
I must make a migration of EVA 5000 to EVA 6400 in my office and I wanted to certify with the community if the steps that I have planned are the correct ones or some thing forgets to me.

1º Upgrade the levels of firmware of EVA 5000, HBA and switches.
Question: Do I must to update the software of Multipath?
2º Update the View Command version
3º Configuration of 6400 EVA
4º Installation continuous Access for the migration of the data.
5º Creation the zones in switches EVA5000 with 64000 EVA
6º Configuration the replica between the cabins LUNs
7º Creation of the new zones for EVA 6400 with host
8º When one is finalized the synchronization of the LUN to cut it and to assign the new disc to the servants.

Please acceptance all type of commentaries and suggestions.
(Excuse me, my English isn't very good)

Thanks
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Zinky
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Registered: ‎11-26-2003
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Re: EVA 5000 to 6400 migration strategy

What clients are served by the EVA5000 currently that you need to move to the EVA6400? This is the most important first step in planning as your EVA5000 is likely a VCS 3.0.28 one - right?

However, if your EVA5000 is already at the ALUA capable VCS 4.X -- then there is no need to upgradethe firmware. ANd there will be no need to update your OS multipath schemes.

Continous Access would be BEST IF CA between a EVA5000 and EVA6400 is supported.

However, if you do not own CA and is planning to buy the license just for migration purpose -- then it coudld be a waste of money... You can use host-based mirroring techniques just as fine and without even incurring downtime.


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Zinky
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Re: EVA 5000 to 6400 migration strategy

I just remembered, new EVAs actually have a 120 day(?) license for COntinous Access/BizCopy... At least that is how we got our EVA8400....

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alarkiko
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Registered: ‎10-06-2008
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Re: EVA 5000 to 6400 migration strategy

I will to use CA.

Thank you
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