In today’s data-driven world, ensuring critical data’s safety and availability is paramount. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) offers an advanced data replication solution called 3PAR Remote Copy, designed to provide your organization with robust disaster recovery capabilities.
Remote Copy enables your organization to create duplicate copies of your primary data volumes and efficiently transfer them to secondary 3PAR arrays located in different geographical locations.
In this video, Albert Attias, one of Helixstorm’s Senior Systems Engineers, shows you how to configure Remote Copy between two HPE 3PAR systems. Before watching the video, walk through the steps in our 3PAR Remote Copy user guide below to get an overview of the process and best practices.
Before diving into the configuration process, assessing your organization’s requirements for data replication is essential. First, identify the critical data volumes that need replicating and determine each volume’s desired RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective).
Ensure that the primary and secondary 3PAR arrays are properly installed and connected. Validate the network connectivity between the arrays to establish smooth communication during replication. It is crucial to have a stable and secure network environment to facilitate efficient data transfer.
Launch the 3PAR Management Console (3MC) on your system. This intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) provides a centralized management platform for configuring and monitoring your 3PAR arrays.
In the 3MC, locate the Remote Copy section and access the Remote Copy Configuration wizard. This wizard will guide you through setting up your Remote Copy environment.
Within the Remote Copy Configuration wizard, create Remote Copy Groups to organize the data volumes you want to replicate. Then, assign the primary and secondary volumes to the respective groups.
Define Remote Copy Policies to specify the replication settings for each Remote Copy Group. Configure parameters such as the replication mode (synchronous or asynchronous), priority, and bandwidth utilization according to your specific requirements.
Establish Remote Copy Links between the primary and secondary arrays to enable data replication. Specify the IP addresses or WWNs (World Wide Names) of the arrays involved in the replication process. Ensure proper authentication and encryption mechanisms are in place for secure data transfer.
Once the configuration is complete, thoroughly test the setup to ensure seamless data replication. Perform validation checks, such as initiating test failovers or disaster recovery drills, to verify the effectiveness of the Remote Copy configuration.
By following the tips in the video and this overview guide, you should be able to successfully configure and set up an HPE 3PAR Remote Copy environment for reliable data replication. Safeguarding your critical data has never been easier with the advanced features and user-friendly interface of 3PAR Remote Copy.
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