5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 5, 2012 4:49 AM by SVENME76 RSS

VMWare SRM and iSCSI Luns inside the VM

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I'm just starting to test-deploy SRM in my new Netapp Environment and basically everything looks fine. But there is one thing I'm not shure about and that his what to do with iSCSI-Luns directly mapped into the VM (via Snapdrive installed on the VM) I want to protect with SRM.

I'll give you an Example for a typical Database Server:


All the Disks are on the same primary FAS. C: (Systems) and D:(Programs) are VMDKs (backed up and snapmirrored to a secondary FAS via Netapp VSC), the rest are iSCSI LUNs, Layout analog to TR-3941. The SQL Server DB on this server is backed up and snapmirrord to a secondary FAS by SMSQL 5.2. As you see, I got everything I need also on the secondary FAS.


So, if I'm going to use VMWare SRM for C: and D: erverything ist just fine. But what about the iSCSI LUNs? Can anybody point me into the right direction? Could scripting the whole thing for the iSCSI via sdcli the solution?


Thanks in advance.


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