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Hp p9000 continuous access journal user guide (av400-96399, october 2011).
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This guide explains how to use HP P9000 Continuous Access Journal Software to replicate data between local and remote HP
P9000 disk arrays and to achieve disaster tolerance with maximum application performance. Topics include setting up remote
copy connections, configuring the storage system, creating and monitoring remote copies, recovering from a disaster, and
troubleshooting. The intended audience is a storage system administrator or authorized service provider with independent
knowledge of HP P9000 disk arrays and the HP Remote Web Console.
HP Part Number: AV400-96399
Published: September 201 1
Edition: Fifth

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    P9000 Continuous Access Journal User Guide Abstract This guide explains how to use HP P9000 Continuous Access Journal Software to replicate data between local and remote HP P9000 disk arrays and to achieve disaster tolerance with maximum application performance. Topics include setting up remote copy connections, configuring the storage system, creating and monitoring remote copies, recovering from a disaster, and troubleshooting.

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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Continuous Access Journal overview ............8 Continuous Access Journal software ...................8 How Continuous Access Journal works..................8 Hardware and software components...................9 P9500 storage systems.......................10 Main and remote control units ..................10 Pair volumes........................11 Journal volumes.........................11 Journals..........................11 Data path.........................12 Consistency groups and journals..................12 Remote Web Console......................12 RAID Manager........................13 Overview of copy operations....................13...

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    Sizing bandwidth ........................35 Five sizing strategies ......................35 Calculating bandwidth ......................36 Sizing bandwidth for peak write-workload................36 Sizing bandwidth for peak rolling average write-workload..........37 Latency ........................38 Packet loss ........................38 Planning ports for data transfer ....................39 Determining required number of ports ..................39 On setting up ports ......................40 Distances supported for Fibre Channel type, number of switches ..........40 Supported data path configurations ..................41 5 Configuration operations................43...

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    Delete logical paths ......................88 Delete the logical path between primary and secondary storage system ........89 Manage power-off for systems and network devices ..............89 When power stops unexpectedly..................89 When power is removed from primary or secondary system..........90 When power is removed from network relay devices ............90 Power off storage systems intentionally..................90 Power off the primary or secondary system...............90 Power off the primary and secondary systems at the same time...........90...

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    LUN Manager........................128 Thin Provisioning .........................128 Data Retention ........................128 Performance Monitor ......................129 B Continuous Access Journal configurations with Continuous Access Synchronous.....................130 Sharing volumes with Continuous Access Synchronous...............130 3DC cascade configuration ....................131 Prerequisite information for 3DC cascade ................131 Procedure for setting up 3DC cascade ................132 3DC multitarget configuration ....................132 Prerequisite information for 3DC multitarget ................133 Procedure for setting up 3DC multitarget................133...

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    Logical Path Information....................172 Port Information for the local system..................173 DKC Status dialog box ....................173 Add DKC dialog box .......................175 DKC Option dialog box ....................176 Usage Monitor window ......................177 History window ........................177 Operations in History window ..................179 History window notes.......................180 Export operations history ....................181 Optional Operation window ....................181 Glossary....................183 Index.......................185...

  • Page 8: Continuous Access Journal Overview, Continuous Access Journal Software, How Continuous Access Journal Works

    1 Continuous Access Journal overview Unless otherwise specified, the term P9000 in this guide refers to the following disk array: P9500 Disk Array The GUI illustrations in this guide were created using a Windows computer with the Internet Explorer browser. Actual windows may differ depending on the operating system and browser used. GUI contents also vary with licensed program products, storage system models, and firmware versions.

  • Page 9: Hardware And Software Components

    Remote replication occurs using journal volumes on the local and remote systems. The journal on the local system is the “master journal”. The journal on the remote system is the “restore journal”. Replication occurs in the following sequence: Journal obtain - When the host sends an update to the primary volume, the system’s journal-obtain function triggers a copy of the update data to the master journal volume.

  • Page 10: P9500 Storage Systems, Main And Remote Control Units

    A Continuous Access Journal system consists of the following: P-VOLs and S-VOLs on the local and remote P9500 Master and restore journal volumes on the local and remote P9500 Master and restore journals on the local and remote P9500 ◦ The master journal consists of the primary volume(s) and master journal volume(s).

  • Page 11: Pair Volumes, Journal Volumes, Journals

    MCUs control the primary storage volume (P-VOL) and the following operations: Host I/O operations to the P-VOL Master journal operations Initial copy and update copy operations between the P-VOL and secondary volume (S-VOL). RCUs control the secondary storage volume (S-VOL) and the following operations: Issue read-journal commands to the MCU.

  • Page 12: Data Path, Consistency Groups And Journals, Remote Web Console

    Figure 3 Journals Data path The physical transmission link between the local and remote systems is called the data path. Continuous Access Journal commands and data are transmitted through the fibre channel data path and switches. The data path is connected to the primary and secondary systems through two types of Fibre Channel ports, Initiator and RCU Target ports.

  • Page 13: Raid Manager, Overview Of Copy Operations, Initial Copy Operation

    NOTE: Administrator or Continuous Access Journal write access to the Remote Web Console Java applet program is required to perform these operations. Users without Administrator or Continuous Access Journal write access can only view Continuous Access Journal information. If the RAID Manager computer is not installed, contact your HP account team for information on Continuous Access Journal configuration services.

  • Page 14: Update Copy Operation

    NOTE: If you manipulate volumes (not journals) to create or resynchronize two or more data volume pairs within the same journal, the base journal data for these pairs will be stored in the restore journal. Therefore, the operation for restoring the latter base journal will be delayed. You can specify None as the copy mode for initial copy operations.

  • Page 15: Read And Write I/o Operations During Remote Copy Operation, S-vol Write Option, Difference Management

    pair or journal returns to Paired status when the primary and secondary storage systems are re-synchronized. Read and Write I/O operations during remote copy operation The primary system reads from the P-VOL when it receives a read I/O. If the read fails, the redundancy provided by RAID- 1 or RAID-5 technology recovers the failure.

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    The following provides a brief description of the pair statuses. For complete details, see “Pair status definitions” (page 67) SMPL: A volume that is not assigned to a pair is in Simplex status, SMPL. COPY: When copy processing is started, the primary system changes the status of the P-VOL and S-VOL to COPY.

  • Page 17: Requirements And Specifications, System Requirements

    2 Requirements and specifications This chapter provides system requirements for Continuous Access Journal. System requirements Continuous Access Journal operations are performed between the host(s) and the primary and secondary storage systems containing the P-VOLs and S-VOLs, using the data path. General requirements for the Continuous Access Journal components are listed below.

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    Table 1 General system requirements (continued) Item Requirement Volumes P-VOL and S-VOL must be equal in size. P-VOL and S-VOL must be of same emulation type. The maximum volume size of P-VOL and S-VOL is 4,194,304.000MB (8,589,934,592Block). However, when XP12000 Disk Array or XP10000 Disk Array is used as the primary or secondary storage system, the maximum volume size is 2,949,120.00MB (6,039,797,760Block).

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    Table 1 General system requirements (continued) Item Requirement RAID Manager consistency groups Up to four journals can be registered in one RAID Manager consistency group. when multiple primary and If there are four storage systems, you must create one journal for each storage secondary storage system system.

  • Page 20: Planning Volumes And Systems, Plan And Design Workflow, Assessing Business Requirements For Data Recovery

    3 Planning volumes and systems This chapter provides information and instructions for planning Continuous Access Journal volumes, P9500 systems, and other important requirements and restrictions. Plan and design workflow Planning the Continuous Access Journal system is tied to your organization’s business requirements and production system workload.

  • Page 21: Determining Your Rpo, Write-workload, Measuring Write-workload

    To ensure that journals can hold the amount of data that could accumulate, they must be sized according to the following: The maximum amount of time that journals could accumulate data. You develop this information by determining your operation’s recovery point objective (RPO). The amount of changed data that your application generates.

  • Page 22: Sizing Journal Volumes, Determining The Required Journal Volume Capacity

    To measure write-workload and IOPS Using your performance monitoring software, collect the following: Disk-write bytes-per-second (MB/s) for every physical volume that will be replicated. Data should be collected over a 3 or 4-week period to cover a normal, full business cycle. Data should be collected at 5 minute intervals.

  • Page 23: Calculating The Journal Size, Planning Journals, Data Transfer Speed Considerations

    Calculating the journal size You calculate the size of journal volumes using write-workload and RPO. To calculate the journal size Follow the instructions in (page 21). Use your system's peak write-workload and your organization's RPO to calculate the journal size. For example: RPO = 2 hours Write-workload = 30 MB/sec Calculate write-workload for the RPO.

  • Page 24: Raid Group Configuration, Fibre Channel Port Configuration, Planning Journal Volumes

    The ability of your Continuous Access Journal system to transfer data in a timely manner depends directly on the following two factors: RAID group configuration Fibre Channel port configuration Both of these elements must be planned to be able to handle the amount of data and number of transactions your system will move under extreme conditions.

  • Page 25: Planning Pair Volumes, Maximum Number Of Pairs Allowed, Calculating Maximum Number Of Pairs

    Planning pair volumes The following information is provided to help you prepare volumes for configuration. Also, see system requirements and specifications in “Requirements and specifications” (page 17) for more information. The emulation and capacity for the S-VOL must be the same as the P-VOL When the S-VOL is connected to the same host as the P-VOL, the S-VOL must be defined to remain offline.

  • Page 26: Priority Set For Initial Copy Operations And Scheduling Order

    To determine the number of cylinders Use the following formula: The number of cylinders = (ceil ( (ceil (Max. LBA/512) ) /15) ) + 1 where LBA = Logical Block Address To calculate the number of required bitmap areas Use the following formula Required number of bitmap areas = (ceil((number of cylinders x 15) 122,752) ) where:...

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    Table 3 Priority set for P-VOLs for which initial copy operation is performed P-VOL Value set for Priority LUN 00 LUN 01 LUN 02 LUN 03 The order of starting initial copy and the Priority which is set for the P-VOLs are shown in the following table.

  • Page 28: Disaster Recovery Considerations, Host Failover Software, Sharing Volumes With Continuous Access Synchronous, Other Program Products

    Table 6 Order of starting initial copy being performed (continued) Order of starting initial copy P-VOL Value set for Priority Remark LUN 1 1 Data volume pair for which initial copy is newly instructed to be performed LUN 10 Data volume pair for which initial copy is newly instructed to be performed Priority is determined within the range of the number of initial copy operations performed at the...

  • Page 29: Planning For Continuous Access Journal With Multiple P9500 Systems

    Data Retention ◦ Performance Monitor ◦ Planning for Continuous Access Journal with multiple P9500 systems A Continuous Access Journal system can be configured with up to four primary P9500 systems and four secondary P9500 system. Any combination of primary and secondary systems, from one to four, may be used.

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    Figure 5 (page 30), Figure 6 (page 30), and Figure 7 (page 31) show varying configurations of storage systems in which multiple journals are registered in a single RAID Manager consistency group. Figure 5 RAID Manager consistency group with multiple journals—1 Figure 6 RAID Manager consistency group with multiple journals—2 Planning volumes and systems...

  • Page 31: Planning For Previous Models

    Figure 7 RAID Manager consistency group with multiple journals—3 Planning for previous models Continuous Access Journal can be used to perform remote copy operations between P9500 and XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array. Data can be copied from P9500 to XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array, or vice versa. To execute remote copy from P9500 to XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array or vice versa, set up the following: Configure a logical path between LDKC00 of the P9500 system and the XP24000/XP20000...

  • Page 32: Guidelines For Preparing Systems For Continuous Access Journal

    P9500 and XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array can be set up in 3-data center (3DC) cascading or multitarget configurations. These configurations are used when combining Continuous Access Synchronous and Continuous Access Journal systems. See “Continuous Access Journal configurations with Continuous Access Synchronous” (page 130) to review these configurations.

  • Page 33: System Option Modes

    System option modes HP provides system option modes to tailor customer requirements on the P9500 system. System option modes are used with Continuous Access Journal for the following: 2DC configuration using Continuous Access Journal and Continuous Access Synchronous Delta Resync configuration using Continuous Access Journal and Continuous Access Synchronous Configuring split options for mirrors Table 7 System option modes...

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    Table 7 System option modes (continued) Mode Description Mode 760 OFF: Normal operations are performed. System option modes can only be changed by an HP representative. Planning volumes and systems...

  • Page 35: Planning The Data Path, Data Path Design Workflow, Sizing Bandwidth, Five Sizing Strategies

    4 Planning the data path A data path must be designed to manage your organization’s throughput to the remote site. Appropriate bandwidth, required number of ports, and the Fiber Channel data path configuration you use help insure that your update data arrives at the remote site in a time consistent with your organization’s RPO.

  • Page 36: Calculating Bandwidth, Sizing Bandwidth For Peak Write-workload

    If you cannot determine a “typical” workload, sizing should be to the average or mean workload, plus a small compensation for network overhead. In this scenario, excess data in the journals will be completely emptied to the S-VOL only occasionally. If bandwidth is sized below average write-workload, the journals never fully drain and eventually overflow resulting in the pairs suspending.

  • Page 37: Sizing Bandwidth For Peak Rolling Average Write-workload

    workload to abnormally high levels. It is sometimes worthwhile to review the processes that are running. After careful analysis, it may be possible to lower or even eliminate some spikes by optimizing or streamlining high-workload processes. Also, changing the timing of a process may lower workload.

  • Page 38: Latency, Packet Loss

    For another perspective, you can graph the data, as shown in Figure 1 1 (page 38). Figure 1 1 60-minute rolling averages graphed over raw data From the spreadsheet or graph, locate the largest or highest rolling average value. This is the peak rolling average, which indicates the base amount of data that your bandwidth must be able to handle.

  • Page 39: Planning Ports For Data Transfer, Determining Required Number Of Ports

    Planning ports for data transfer Updated data is transferred along the data path from the initiator and RCU target ports on the primary and secondary systems. Initiator ports control the specific data link they are part of. RCU target ports respond to commands from Initiator ports. The amount of data a port can transmit is limited.

  • Page 40: On Setting Up Ports, Distances Supported For Fibre Channel Type, Number Of Switches

    number of ports for a Continuous Access Journal Z system is two. To determine the required number of initiator and RCU target ports. Measure IOPS for your production system. When you measure write-workload, IOPS is also provided. (See “Measuring write-workload” (page 21)).

  • Page 41: Supported Data Path Configurations

    This information is illustrated in Figure 12 (page 41). Figure 12 Data path types, switches, and distances Supported data path configurations The remote data path can be configured in one of the following connection types. But for switch connection, the port should be set to Fabric on, Point-to-Point (F-port). Direct connection, as shown in Figure 13 (page 41).

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    Figure 14 Switch connection configuration Figure 15 Extender connection configuration NOTE: When an MCU and RCU are connected using switches with channel extenders, and multiple data paths are assembled, the capacity of data to be transmitted may concentrate on particular switches, depending on the configuration and the settings of switch routing.

  • Page 43: Configuration Operations, Configuration Workflow, Define Fibre Channel Port Attributes

    5 Configuration operations This chapter provides the configuration tasks that will make your primary and secondary systems ready for Continuous Access Journal pair operations. Configuration workflow You will set up primary and secondary systems for Continuous Access Journal operations as follows. Check the prerequisites for each procedure.

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    Before a fiber channel initiator port can be changed to target or RCU target, the following must be performed: All affected data volume pairs must be released. ◦ All logical paths must be deleted from the initiator port to the remote storage system. ◦...

  • Page 45: Configure Storage Systems For Continuous Access Journal, Define Logical Paths

    Configure storage systems for Continuous Access Journal, define logical paths Prerequisite Information This procedure must be performed on both primary and secondary systems. The primary and secondary systems must already be configured for Continuous Access Journal operations. See “System requirements” (page 17) for more information.

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    In the S/N box, enter the remote system’s 5-digit serial number. In the LDKC box, select the remote system’s LDKC number. Enter 00 when the remote system is P9500, XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array, or XP12000 Disk Array/XP10000 Disk Array. In the Controller ID box, select the remote system’s controller ID. The controller ID for a P9500 storage system is 6.

  • Page 47: Configure Additional Logical Paths

    1 1. The Minimum Paths box is intended for a future release. Continue to the next step. 12. RIO MIH means “Remote I/O Missing Interrupt Handler”. In the RIO MIH Time box, enter the amount of time from 10 seconds to 100 seconds (15 seconds is the default).

  • Page 48: Specify Number Of Volumes For Initial Copy, Resync

    In the M-R Path box, define the Fibre Channel port used by logical path between local and remote systems: In the Port, select a local system initiator port. In the Pair-Port, select the remote system RCU target port. You may enter port numbers using the keyboard. You may abbreviate the number into two characters.

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    To specify number of volumes to copy concurrently In Remote Web Console, select Actions > Remote Copy > Continuous Access Journal > Optional Operation. Click to change the mode from View to Modify. Right-click the value that displays under Activities in the right-side pane, then select Change System Option from the menu.

  • Page 50: Register Journal Volumes In A Journal

    Register journal volumes in a journal You set up journal volumes by registering them in a journal. The procedure is provided below. Prerequisite information The emulation type of the volume that can be registered in the journal is only OPEN-V. For details, see (page 17).

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    Click to change the mode from View to Modify. To register journal volumes in an existing journal, select the journal from the Registered tree. To register journal volumes in a new journal, select the journal from the Free tree. The selected journal displays in the upper-right list of the window. The journal volume cannot be registered when there are mirrors other than the following statuses in the journal of the Registered: Status: Initial, Active, Stopped, Hold, Holding, or Hold(Failure).

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    Click Set to close the Edit Journal Volumes dialog box. See the Preview list in the Journal Operation window to check the journal volumes that you have added. If you want to add a another volume, select the journal to add a volume in the Preview list and right click and then select Modify.

  • Page 53: Pair Operations, Pair Operations Workflow, Check Pair Status, Create The Initial Copy

    6 Pair operations This chapter provides procedures and prerequisite information for performing Continuous Access Journal copy operations. Pair operations workflow Basic Continuous Access Journal operations consists of the following. Always check pair status. Each Continuous Access Journal operation requires the pair to be in a specific status.

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    If you are creating a Continuous Access Journal pair for delta resync, make sure all requirements are met. See “Creating a delta resync pair ” (page 137). If this program product is running on a primary storage system or secondary storage system, stop Performance Monitor before performing the initial copy to avoid overloading with TCP/IP traffic.

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    Data for the selected volume displays in the P-VOL box. The numbers indicate the port, GID, LUN, and volume. One P-VOL displays at a time, even if you selected multiple volumes for pairing. The volume with the lowest number displays first. Specify an S-VOL as follows: Select the port, GID, and LUN from the three S-VOL , left to right.

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    If multiple pairs are created at one time, use the Select Other S-VOL(s) list to specify S-VOLs. If you selected multiple volumes as P-VOLs, you can instruct the system to automatically assign S-VOLs for the remainder of P-VOLs. Do this from the Select Other S-VOL(s) list, as follows: - Select Increment to cause Continuous Access Journal to add the secondary system LUN incrementally.

  • Page 57: Split A Pair

    by the CU configuration or a remote copy path error. Review the error, release the pair with the error, and then retry the Paircreate operation. 10. In the Error Level list, select one of the following options to take place in the event a failure occurs during this operation: Mirror, to cause all pairs in the failed pair’s mirror to be split.

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    To split one or more pairs In Remote Web Console, select Actions > Remote Copy > Continuous Access Journal > Pair Operation. Click to change the mode from View to Modify. In the tree, select the port or host group. Paired volumes are displayed in the upper-right-side list area.

  • Page 59: Split A Mirror, Create A Point-in-time Copy

    See the Preview list to check the settings that you have made. If you want to modify a setting, select and right click the item in the Preview list and then select Modify. If you want to delete a item, select and right click the item in the Preview list and then select Delete.

  • Page 60: Restore A Pair

    Restore a pair If the pair is restored, the suspended data copy from the primary data volumes to the secondary data volumes is resumed. If the delta resync pair is restored, the delta resync processing is performed. This section describes the pair resync operation. Also, the instructions are used when performing the delta resync operation.

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    If you used the Continuous Access Journal pair for delta resync operation as the master journal after a power supply error occurred at the primary storage system, resynchronize the pair, and then execute I/O operation from the host. The Continuous Access Journal delta resync S-VOL cannot be used with Business Copy or Thin Provisioning.

  • Page 62: Resynchronize A Mirror

    - The Range column shows Mirror for at least one of the above pairs. To be able to continue processing, do either of the following: - Ensure that the Range column shows LU for all pairs in the same mirror. - In the Preview list, select one pair in one mirror, and then other pairs in the mirror is excluded.

  • Page 63: Delete A Pair

    consists of multiple primary and secondary storage systems (see Figure 4 (page 29)). Because the Remote Web Console does not support the system that consists of multiple primary and secondary storage systems, an error occurs if you try to restore a mirror by using the Remote Web Console in this system configuration.

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    In a delta resync configuration, if you release the Continuous Access Synchronous pair, the Continuous Access Journal delta resync pair will be released as well. If you release the Continuous Access Journal pair, the Continuous Access Journal delta resync S-VOL is released. If Continuous Access Journal secondary data volumes are physically attached to the same host server(s) as the Continuous Access Journal primary data volumes, the following problem can occur:...

  • Page 65: Delete Pair Volumes From A Mirror

    From the Delete Mode list, select one of the following: Normal, to delete the pair or pairs only if the primary system is able to change the pair status of both P-VOL and S-VOL to SMPL. Force, to forcibly delete the pair or pairs, even when the primary system is unable to communicate with the secondary system.

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    See the Preview list in the Journal Operation window to check the settings that you have made. If you want to cancel a setting, select and right click the setting and then select Delete. Click Apply to apply the settings. If an error occurs, the error code appears in the rightmost column of the Preview list.

  • Page 67: Monitoring The System, Monitor Pair Activity And Status, Pair Status Definitions

    7 Monitoring the system Monitoring pairs, journals, and data paths should be checked frequently to ensure that Continuous Access Journal pairs are operating correctly. Pair status should be checked before performing a Continuous Access Journal operation. Each operation requires specific pair status. Monitor pair activity and status Monitoring the Continuous Access Journal system is an ongoing operation that should be performed frequently to maintain your pairs.

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    Pair status Description P-VOL access S-VOL access When the operation is performed at the secondary system, the status of the S-VOL changes to PSUS; the primary system detects this (if path status is normal) and changes P-VOL status to PSUS. When a pair is released from the secondary system, the secondary system changes the status of the S-VOL to SMPL.

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    Pair status Description P-VOL access S-VOL access HOLD Read/Write Read/Write The pair or command devices are ready for the delta resync operation. When the status of the Cnt Ac-J P-VOL is HOLD, incoming write data for the Cnt Ac-S S-VOL is stored in the master journal volume.

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    Pair status Description P-VOL access S-VOL access *2: The Cnt Ac-J S-VOL in HOLD status uses two mirrors. Accessing the S-VOL depends on the status of the mirror whose status is not HOLD. *3: A host cannot write data to the Cnt Ac-J P-VOL when it belongs to a journal that was registered when 2DC Cascade is set to Enable in the Edit Journal Volume dialog box.

  • Page 71: Psus Types And Behaviors

    “Usage Monitor window ” (page 177) for instructions on viewing the usage rate of a journal volume. When the pair status is COPY, you cannot add cache or shared memory to or remove it from the storage system. Before performing either of these tasks, split any pairs with COPY status, and then resynchronize the pairs when the cache or shared memory operation is complete.

  • Page 72: Psue Types And Behaviors

    Table 8 S-VOL consistency statuses Consistency status Description Volume Only the current pair was split or suspended. Update sequence consistency between this S-VOL and other S-VOLs in the associated journal is not insured. This S-VOL cannot be used for disaster recovery at the secondary site. This status is indicated when: - The pair is split by the user using the Suspend Range-Volume (LU) pairsplit option.

  • Page 73: Filtering Information In The List In The Pair Operation Window

    When a pair is suspended, the primary system stops performing journal-obtain operations for the pair. However, the primary system continues the following operations: Continues accepting write I/Os for the suspended P-VOL Keeps track of the P-VOL cylinders/tracks that are updated Keeps track of journal data discarded during the pair suspension.

  • Page 74: Saving Pair Status Information Into A Text File

    Set: Applies the settings in the Display Filter dialog box to the list. Cancel: Discards the settings and closes the dialog box. Saving pair status information into a text file You can use the export function only while the client file access is enabled. When the client file access is not enabled, the Export is not available on the Pair Operation window.

  • Page 75: Monitor Copy Operations Data, I/o

    In the Pair Operation window, click Export. A message appears and asks whether to save volume pair information in a file. Click OK to close the message. A dialog box appears and prompts you to save a file. Enter the name of the file and then click Save. A message appears.

  • Page 76: Select Data To Be Graphed

    Table 9 Fields on the Usage Monitor window (continued) Field Description Update The most recent data sample time of data on the graph. Usage Monitor Graph Remote I/O statistics and status of remote copy monitor. Select data to be graphed The usage monitor graph plots the I/O data that you specify.

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    Click Set to close the Display Item dialog box. The Usage Monitor window now shows a graph of the selected I/O statistics data for the selected LU(s). Table 10 Remote copy I/O statistics data Data type Description Host I/O Write Record Count The number of write I/Os per second.

  • Page 78: Manipulate Graph, Save Data, Monitor Journal (mirror) Status, Mirror Status Definitions

    Table 10 Remote copy I/O statistics data (continued) Data type Description R-JNL Average Transfer Rate The average transfer rate for journals in the secondary storage system. The unit is kilobytes per second. R-JNL Average RIO Response The remote I/O process time on the secondary storage system. The unit is milliseconds.

  • Page 79: Monitor Logical Path Status

    Status Description An operation for splitting or deleting the mirror is in progress. Halting Splitting a mirror changes the status in the following order: Halting, Halt, Stopping, and finally Stopped. Deleting a mirror changes the status in the following order: Halting, Halt, Stopping, Stopped, and finally Initial.

  • Page 80: History Of Operations For Data Volume Pairs

    Item Description - The port in the remote system is physically disconnected from the local system. Pair-Port Type Mismatch. The port on the remote system is not an RCU target port. Communication Failed. A communication timeout error has occurred on the path between the local and remote systems.

  • Page 81: Maintaining The System, Pair Maintenance—change The Pair-split Option, Journal And Mirror Maintenance

    8 Maintaining the system Some maintenance tasks are a response to behavior discovered during system monitoring. However, you can also change certain settings to keep the system in tune with your changing requirements. Pair maintenance—change the pair-split option You can change the option that specifies whether a pair-split operation that is triggered by pair failure is applied to all the pairs in the mirror, or only to the affected pair.

  • Page 82: Change Continuous Access Journal Options Used By Journals

    Change Continuous Access Journal options used by journals Most Continuous Access Journal pair operations are performed on multiple pairs. This is done using journals. You can change the following options that affect the pairs in journals: Inflow Control—allows you to restrict the inflow of data to allow other journals with higher priority data unrestricted inflow Data Overflow Watch—establishes a timeout period Use of Cache—which enables using store journal data in the cache on the secondary system...

  • Page 83

    For Inflow Control, specify whether to restrict inflow of update I/Os to the journal volume (slows delay response to hosts). For example, you could have a 100 GB-bandwidth data path with three journals using it. If an important database is saved to a primary volume in one of the journals, with data of lesser importance in the other journals, you may decide to restrict the Inflow Control for the less important journals while not restricting control to the important journal.

  • Page 84: Change Continuous Access Journal Options Used By Mirrors

    Change Continuous Access Journal options used by mirrors Most Continuous Access Journal pair operations are performed on multiple pairs. This is done using a journal or mirrors. You can change the following options that affect the pairs in a mirror: Unit of Path Watch Time—establishes the unit of path watch time.

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    For Copy Pace, specify the pace for initial copy activity per volume. This field cannot be specified on the remote system. Low is the default. When specifying Medium, insure that write I/O is 10 MB/s or less per parity group. If it exceeds 10 MB/s, pairs may be suspended. When specifying High, insure that I/O will not occur.

  • Page 86: Delete Journal Volumes From A Journal

    For Delta resync Failure, specify the processing that takes place when the delta resync operation cannot be performed. (This option specified on the primary storage system only.) - Entire, the default. The entire P-VOL is copied to the S-VOL. - None: No processing and the S-VOL is not updated. 10.

  • Page 87: Delete A Journal, Logical Path Maintenance, Modify Data-transfer Time Threshold

    See the Preview list to check the settings that you have made. If you want to modify a setting, select and right click the item in the Preview list and then select Modify. If you want to delete a item, select and right click the item in the Preview list and then select Delete.

  • Page 88: Delete Logical Paths

    Prerequisite information Modifying the data-transfer threshold can be performed from the primary storage system or secondary storage system. The setting is made in the RIO MIH field on the DKC Options dialog box (RIO MIH--remote I/O missing interrupt handler). To change the data-transfer threshold time In Remote Web Console, select Actions >...

  • Page 89: Delete The Logical Path Between Primary And Secondary Storage System

    See the Preview list to check the settings that you have made. If you want to delete a item, select and right click the item in the Preview list and then select Delete. Click Apply to apply the settings. If an error occurs, select and right click the item in the Preview list and select Error Detail.

  • Page 90: When Power Is Removed From Primary Or Secondary System

    When power is removed from primary or secondary system If power is removed from the primary system during remote copy operations, the primary system assumes that a failure has occurred and splits all pairs. When the primary system splits pairs, the secondary system also assumes that a failure occurs and splits all pairs. If power is removed from the secondary system during remote copy operations, the secondary system assumes that a failure has occurred and splits all pairs.

  • Page 91: Power Off Network Relay Devices

    After the pairs are split, confirm that their status is PSUS at the primary system. Power off the primary system. Power off the secondary system. Power on the secondary system. When the secondary system is ready to resume copy operations, power on the primary system. CAUTION: Wait five (5) minutes after powering on a system before performing Continuous Access Journal operations;...

  • Page 92: Disaster Recovery Operations, Preparing For Disaster Recovery, File And Database Recovery Procedures

    9 Disaster recovery operations This chapter provides guidelines for performing disaster recovery operations. Also included are disaster recovery procedures when Continuous Access Journal is configured with Continuous Access Synchronous and Business Copy. Preparing for disaster recovery The major steps for preparing for disaster recovery are: Identify the data volumes that you wand to back up for disaster recovery.

  • Page 93: Resume Normal Operations At The Primary Site

    The following procedure explains how to re-establish control of the Continuous Access Journal pairs and copy data from the secondary site to the primary site: Procedure 1 Restore the primary system and remote copy connections. Bring up the host server(s) at the primary site. Make sure that all Continuous Access Journal components are operational.

  • Page 94: Disaster Recovery When The System Consists Of Multiple Primary And Secondary Storage Systems

    Execute the pairresync -swaps command, which reverses P-VOLs and S-VOLs and resynchronizes the pairs. Copy flow is from the primary site to the secondary site (was disaster recovery site). NOTE: When you execute the pairresync -swaps command, you can use the -d option to specify a data volume.

  • Page 95: Recovery Procedures With Shared Volumes

    Figure 17 Flow of the case of transferring the business tasks from the remote to primary site Recovery procedures with shared volumes Restoring operations with shared Continuous Access Journal and Continuous Access Synchronous or Business Copy volumes is a bit more complicated than with a straight Continuous Access Journal pair.

  • Page 96: Recovery In A 3dc Cascade Configuration, Recovering From Primary Site Disaster In 3dc Multitarget Configuration

    Recovery in a 3DC cascade configuration If a disaster or failure occurs in the primary site of a 3DC cascade configuration, you transfer business operations to the intermediate Continuous Access Synchronous secondary volume (S-VOL) site. After this is done, the primary site should be corrected and brought back online. Then, you have choices for proceeding: re-create the cascading configuration, or change the Continuous Access Journal/Continuous Access Synchronous configuration to multitarget.

  • Page 97

    Check the execution result of the horctakeover command, and then do either of the following: Procedure 2 If the primary/secondary relationship of the Continuous Access Synchronous pair is not reversed (that is, the copy direction is not reversed), use RAID Manager to create a Continuous Access Journal pair.

  • Page 98: Recovering From Primary Site Failures (when Delta Resync Operation Is Performed)

    Transferring business tasks from Continuous Access Synchronous secondary to primary site (in 3DC multitarget configuration) If you remove failures from the primary site and other locations and then the system is changed to 3DC multitarget configuration, you can transfer your business tasks back to the primary site. To transfer your business tasks back to the primary site, follow the procedure below.

  • Page 99

    Table 12 Changes of Continuous Access Journal pair status by delta resync operation (when recovering from failures in the primary site) Cnt Ac-J pair Pair status before delta resync operation Pair status after delta resync operation P-VOL S-VOL P-VOL S-VOL Cnt Ac-J pair PAIR, PSUS, or PSUE PAIR, PSUS, or PSUE...

  • Page 100: Site

    CAUTION: When transferring business tasks back to the primary site when using delta resync: After you remove failures from the primary site and other locations and then the system is changed to 3DC multitarget configuration (see “Recovering from primary site failures (when delta resync operation is performed)”...

  • Page 101: Recovery In A 2dc Configuration, Resume Operations In The Primary Site

    Transferring business tasks from the Continuous Access Journal secondary to the primary Site If you follow the instructions in the previous section and then remove failures from the primary site and the Continuous Access Synchronous secondary site, you can transfer your business tasks back to the primary site.

  • Page 102: Recovery With Business Copy Configuration

    After the new Continuous Access Synchronous pair is in PAIR status, stop host operations at the remote site, then release the Continuous Access Synchronous pair. On the intermediate site, create a Continuous Access Journal pair to the Continuous Access Journal remote site, with no data copying (specify None on the Copy Mode option). Specify the intermediate site volume as the Continuous Access Journal P-VOL and the remote volume as the Continuous Access Journal S-VOL.

  • Page 103: Troubleshooting, General Troubleshooting

    10 Troubleshooting This chapter provides troubleshooting information. General troubleshooting General troubleshooting information for Continuous Access Journal follows. Table 15 General troubleshooting Error Corrective action Remote Web Console hangs, or Cnt Ac-J Make sure that the problem is not being caused by the computer or operations do not function properly.

  • Page 104: Troubleshooting Logical Paths

    Table 15 General troubleshooting (continued) Error Corrective action Monitoring Switch, see HP P9000 Performance for Open and Mainframe Systems User Guide. Troubleshooting logical paths Troubleshooting information for logical paths between storage systems is shown below. Table 16 Logical path troubleshooting Path status Description Corrective action...

  • Page 105

    Table 16 Logical path troubleshooting (continued) Path status Description Corrective action Port number The specified port number Delete the failed path. Check the specified port number or the cable invalid is invalid. The cable is not connection and then retry. connected to the specified port.

  • Page 106: Troubleshooting Suspended Pairs

    Troubleshooting suspended pairs Troubleshooting information for user-suspended and system-suspended pairs is provided in the following two tables. Hardware failures affecting the cache memory and the shared memory of the primary or secondary system may also cause the pairs to be suspended. Table 17 Suspended pair troubleshooting Suspend type Applies to...

  • Page 107: Troubleshooting Using Remote Web Console

    Table 18 Resolving pair suspension (continued) Classification Causes of suspension Recovery procedure Journals cannot be retained because remain, execute the pairresync -swaps some portion of the cache memory or command on the secondary volumes whose the shared memory has been blocked pair status is SSWS (pairresync is the RAID due to hardware failure.

  • Page 108: Error Codes, Troubleshooting Using Raid Manager

    (see HP P9000 Remote Web Console User Guide). If you are unable to resolve an error condition, contact the HP Technical Support. Error codes When an error occurs in a Continuous Access Journal pair operation when using Remote Web Console, an error message displays with a four-digit error code and description. An SVP error code may also be included.

  • Page 109

    Table 19 RAID Manager error codes for Continuous Access Journal (continued) Error code (SSB1) Error code (SSB2) Error content HOLDTRNS status. Or, the Cnt Ac-J pair cannot be resynchronized (ALLJNL parameter specifying), because the specified P-VOL is not in the either of HOLD, HOLDTRANS, or NODELTA status.

  • Page 110

    Table 19 RAID Manager error codes for Continuous Access Journal (continued) Error code (SSB1) Error code (SSB2) Error content 8F00 A request of Cnt Ac-J Paircreate was rejected because the specified volume was the external volume. 8F10 The Cnt Ac-J pair cannot be created because the specified volume is part of a Business Copy or Flash Copy pair.

  • Page 111

    Table 19 RAID Manager error codes for Continuous Access Journal (continued) Error code (SSB1) Error code (SSB2) Error content 8F39 A request of Cnt Ac-J pair create was rejected because the program product of Cnt Ac-J was not installed. 8F46 The Cnt Ac-J pair cannot be created because cache CL2 is in abnormal status.

  • Page 112

    Table 19 RAID Manager error codes for Continuous Access Journal (continued) Error code (SSB1) Error code (SSB2) Error content B90B A request of Cnt Ac-J Paircreate was rejected because the consistency group number is wrong. B90E A request of Cnt Ac-J Paircreate was rejected because the path is not set between the systems.

  • Page 113

    Table 19 RAID Manager error codes for Continuous Access Journal (continued) Error code (SSB1) Error code (SSB2) Error content E87D A request of Cnt Ac-J Pairresync was rejected because the specified volume was not for the Cnt Ac-J pair. E87E A request of Cnt Ac-J Paircreate was rejected because the specified P-VOL or S-VOL was a journal volume.

  • Page 114

    Table 19 RAID Manager error codes for Continuous Access Journal (continued) Error code (SSB1) Error code (SSB2) Error content EA07 A request of Cnt Ac-J Paircreate was received. However, the Cnt Ac-J pair cannot be created because the number of the Cnt Ac-J pair registrations in the primary journal exceeds the upper limit.

  • Page 115

    Table 19 RAID Manager error codes for Continuous Access Journal (continued) Error code (SSB1) Error code (SSB2) Error content EA41 A request of Cnt Ac-J Paircreate was rejected because the desired capacity exceeded the charging capacity of the secondary system’s program product. EA8B A request to delete or suspend a Cnt Ac-J pair was rejected because the specified volume is used in the system that consists of multiple primary and...

  • Page 116

    Table 19 RAID Manager error codes for Continuous Access Journal (continued) Error code (SSB1) Error code (SSB2) Error content EB28 A request to create or resynchronize a pair in the system that consists of multiple primary and secondary systems was rejected because the Cont Access Journal 3DC &...

  • Page 117

    Table 19 RAID Manager error codes for Continuous Access Journal (continued) Error code (SSB1) Error code (SSB2) Error content EB60 A request was rejected by either of the following reasons: The volume capacity of P-VOL was does not conform with the volume capacity of S-VOL.

  • Page 118

    Table 19 RAID Manager error codes for Continuous Access Journal (continued) Error code (SSB1) Error code (SSB2) Error content EB88 The Cnt Ac-J pair was not created because of one of the following: The specified S-VOL was being used as a Business Copy S-VOL. The specified S-VOL was Not Ready, which means that the hard disk drive cannot be used.

  • Page 119: Service Information Messages (sims)

    Table 19 RAID Manager error codes for Continuous Access Journal (continued) Error code (SSB1) Error code (SSB2) Error content EBDC A request for a Cnt Ac-J pair operation was received but cannot be executed because the processing load of the storage system is heavy. Please execute the command again after a while.

  • Page 120

    Figure 18 Typical SIM with reference code and SIM type NOTE: The SIMs shown below are reported to the host, except 21 81. The following table shows SIMs reference codes, and provides useful information for identifying issues and determining the system experiencing the problem. All SIMs are reported to the host, except 21 80.

  • Page 121: Miscellaneous Troubleshooting, Suspension Among Journals

    Table 20 SIM reference codes, types, and descriptions (continued) Reference code Severity Description System generating the SVP log file Byte 22 Byte 23 A failure has been detected in the secondary system. Serious A volume being used by P-VOL of the Cnt Yes, repeatedly.

  • Page 122: Support And Other Resources, Contacting Hp, Subscription Service, Documentation Feedback, Related Information

    1 1 Support and other resources Contacting HP For worldwide technical support information, see the HP support website: http://www.hp.com/support Before contacting HP, collect the following information: Product model names and numbers Technical support registration number (if applicable) Product serial numbers Error messages Operating system type and revision level Detailed questions...

  • Page 123: Hp Websites, Conventions For Storage Capacity Values, Typographic Conventions

    HP websites For additional information, see the following HP websites: http://www.hp.com http://www.hp.com/go/storage http://www.hp.com/service_locator http://www.hp.com/support/manuals http://www.hp.com/support/downloads http://www.hp.com/storage/whitepapers Conventions for storage capacity values P9000 disk arrays use the following values to calculate physical storage capacity values (hard disk drives): 1 KB (kilobyte) = 1,000 bytes 1 MB (megabyte) = 1,000 bytes 1 GB (gigabyte) = 1,000...

  • Page 124

    Table 21 Document conventions (continued) Convention Element Monospace text File and directory names System output Code Commands, their arguments, and argument values Monospace, italic text Code variables Command variables Monospace, bold text Emphasized monospace text WARNING! Indicates that failure to follow directions could result in bodily harm or death. CAUTION: Indicates that failure to follow directions could result in damage to equipment or data.

  • Page 125: A Sharing Continuous Access Journal Volumes

    A Sharing Continuous Access Journal volumes This appendix discusses non-Continuous Access Journal volumes that can be shared as Continuous Access Journal volumes. It discusses the volumes of several features that can be used in full or limited ways with Continuous Access Journal. Continuous Access Synchronous, Business Copy, and External Storage Access Manager volumes can be used extensively with Continuous Access Journal.

  • Page 126

    Table 22 Volume types that can be shared with Continuous Access Journal (continued) Volumes types Can the volumes be Can the volumes be Can the volumes be used as P-VOLs? used as S-VOLs? used as journal volumes? Source volume. (when volume migration is in Yes*3 Yes*3 progress)

  • Page 127: Lun Expansion, Virtual Lun, Cache Residency, Auto Lun

    Table 22 Volume types that can be shared with Continuous Access Journal (continued) Volumes types Can the volumes be Can the volumes be Can the volumes be used as P-VOLs? used as S-VOLs? used as journal volumes? S-VOL in COPY status S-VOL in PAIR status S-VOL in PSUS status S-VOL in SSWS status...

  • Page 128: Lun Manager, Thin Provisioning, Data Retention

    LUN Manager LUN Manager operations do not affect Continuous Access Journal operations. Volumes that are under secure ports and/or are assigned to host groups can also be assigned to Continuous Access Journal pairs. Volumes that are assigned to Continuous Access Journal pairs can be protected by LUN Manager.

  • Page 129: Performance Monitor

    Table 23 Status, availability of Data Retention operation (continued) Cnt Ac-J Pair status Changing access attribute Referencing access attribute volume PSUE S-VOL SMPL COPY PAIR PSUS PSUE *Note: If the Write option is set to the S-VOL, the access attribute can be changed. Table 24 Possible changes to access attribute when Continuous Access Journal P-VOL status is PAIR or COPY Access attribute...

  • Page 130: Synchronous, Sharing Volumes With Continuous Access Synchronous

    B Continuous Access Journal configurations with Continuous Access Synchronous Continuous Access Journal and Continuous Access Synchronous can share the same data volumes. Using Continuous Access Journal and Continuous Access Synchronous can extend disaster recovery options to a third data center. This chapter provides planning formation for sharing Continuous Access Journal volumes with Continuous Access Synchronous.

  • Page 131: Dc Cascade Configuration, Prerequisite Information For 3dc Cascade

    3DC cascade configuration As illustrated below, the Continuous Access Synchronous P-VOL is the primary production volume in a 3DC cascade configuration. The Continuous Access Synchronous S-VOL is located at an intermediate site that is near the primary site. The host issues an update to the Continuous Access Synchronous primary volume (P-VOL), which is copied synchronously to the S-VOL.

  • Page 132: Procedure For Setting Up 3dc Cascade, Dc Multitarget Configuration

    Differential data is used to resynchronize a suspended Continuous Access Synchronous or Continuous Access Journal pair. When the Continuous Access Synchronous pair is recovered, the Continuous Access Journal pair in PAIR or COPY status is automatically split by the system. The fence level of the Continuous Access Synchronous P-VOL must be Data.

  • Page 133: Prerequisite Information For 3dc Multitarget, Procedure For Setting Up 3dc Multitarget

    Failure recovery occurs as follows: If a failure occurs in the P-VOL, business is resumed using the Continuous Access Synchronous S-VOL. When the failure is corrected at the primary site, business tasks are transferred back to the primary site. In addition, a quick disaster recovery solution can be put in place while the primary site is being restored, using a Continuous Access Journal pair for delta resync.

  • Page 134: Delta Resync Configuration

    Delta resync configuration In a Continuous Access Journal delta resync configuration, you create a second Continuous Access Journal pair in a 3DC multitarget. The pair is created using the Continuous Access Synchronous secondary volume (S-VOL) and the Continuous Access Journal S-VOL, as illustrated in the following. The delta resync operation requires less time to bring the S-VOL to a consistent state after a failure occurs because only missing differential data needs to be copied.

  • Page 135: Prerequisite Information For Creating The Delta Resync Pair

    Prerequisite information for creating the delta resync pair A Continuous Access Journal delta resync pair is created in a 3DC multitarget configuration only. Do not include the 3DC multitarget configuration in a system that consists of multiple primary and secondary storage systems. Use Continuous Access Synchronous S-VOL in PAIR status as the primary data volume.

  • Page 136

    The following are also regarded as the case of creating the Continuous Access Journal pair for delta resync operation: ◦ When the Continuous Access Journal pair status changes to HOLD after the delta resync operation When you re-create the Continuous Access Journal pair for delta resync operation when ◦...

  • Page 137: Creating A Delta Resync Pair

    If you specify the option of the delta resync operation, and the following conditions exist, errors occur and the delta resync operation fails: The secondary volume of the Continuous Access Journal pair for delta resync operation is V-VOL. The secondary volume of the Continuous Access Journal pair for delta resync operation is assigned to the primary volume of Business Copy or the primary volume of Snapshot.

  • Page 138: Assign Mirrors To Remote Command Devices

    On each site, map a command device via a target port to a device on one of the other sites. The device on the other site should be mapped to as a remote command device, using an external port on that system. Repeat the previous step so that two command devices on each site are mapped to a remote command device on each of the other two sites.

  • Page 139

    In the mirror list, right-click the mirror(s) that you want to assign to the remote command device and click Mirror > Assign R-Cmd. Dev from the menu that displays. The Assign Remote Command Device dialog box displays, as shown below. Assign mirror IDs to remote command devices as follows.

  • Page 140: Release A Remote Command Device Which Is Assigned To A Mirror

    Release a remote command device which is assigned to a mirror Prerequisites To release a remote command device which is assigned to a mirror, perform this operation per mirror. To release a remote command device which is assigned to a mirror Ensure that the Remote Web Console main window is in Modify mode.

  • Page 141: Prerequisite Information For 2dc Configuration, Specifications And Restrictions For Continuous Access Journal Pair Operations

    Drive capacity can be minimized using the virtual volume of Thin Provisioning (V-VOL) as the data volume in the intermediate site. The V-VOL is associated with the pool volume, which has a smaller capacity and thus lowers drive capacity. For information on V-VOLs, see HP P9000 Provisioning for Open Systems User Guide.

  • Page 142: Specifications And Restrictions For Continuous Access Synchronous Pair Operations, Procedure For 2dc Setup

    If a Continuous Access Journal pair is suspended when the Continuous Access Synchronous S-VOL is in PAIR or COPY status, the Continuous Access Synchronous pair becomes suspended by error. A Continuous Access Journal pair cannot be released if cascaded with a Continuous Access Synchronous pair.

  • Page 143: C Continuous Access Journal Configurations With Business Copy, Overview, Configurations With Business Copy Primary Volumes

    C Continuous Access Journal configurations with Business Copy Continuous Access Journal and Business Copy can share the same data volumes to provide multiple copies of data, at both the primary and secondary sites. This chapter provides configurations and information for using Business Copy with Continuous Access Journal.

  • Page 144

    Figure 25 Shared Continuous Access Journal and Business Copy primary volume A Continuous Access Journal secondary volume shared with the Business Copy primary volume is illustrated below. With this configuration, multiple backup copies of the Continuous Access Journal primary volume can be made on the remote system. CAUTION: When you share a Continuous Access Journal S-VOL with a Business Copy P-VOL as shown in the following figure, the write operation to the Continuous Access Journal P-VOL...

  • Page 145: Configurations With Business Copy Secondary Volumes, Pair Status And Data Currency

    Figure 27 Shared Continuous Access Journal primary volume and secondary volume with Business Copy primary volumes Configurations with Business Copy secondary volumes The following figure shows a Business Copy primary volume used as the production volume. A remote Continuous Access Journal backup copy is made of the Business Copy secondary volume. The Business Copy pair must be in PSUS status (Split) to perform the Continuous Access Journal operation.

  • Page 146

    lowest LDEV ID. To see status for the pairs with a different secondary volume, direct a host query to the specific secondary volume using the secondary volume’s LDEV ID in the host command. 146 Continuous Access Journal configurations with Business Copy...

  • Page 147: Manager, Overview, Configurations With Continuous Access Journal Secondary Volumes

    D Continuous Access Journal configurations with External Storage Access Manager Continuous Access Journal and External Storage Access Manager can share the same data volume. This section provides the planning information on sharing Continuous Access Journal configuration with ESAM. In this section, P-VOL indicates the primary volume, and S-VOL indicates the secondary volume. These terms are used for both Continuous Access Journal and ESAM.

  • Page 148: E Continuous Access Journal Gui Reference, Journal Operation Window

    E Continuous Access Journal GUI reference This appendix describes the Continuous Access Journal windows, dialog boxes, fields, and behaviors in Remote Web Console. Journal Operation window This window allows you to view details about journals and volumes. Information on the Journal Operation window will be updated when you do one of the following: Click Apply.

  • Page 149

    “Resynchronize a mirror ” (page 62) “Delete pair volumes from a mirror ” (page 65) Item Description Tree Lists journals in the local storage system. The tree shows journals used with Continuous Access Journal, though not Continuous Access Journal Z. Journals: This item is located at the top of the tree.

  • Page 150

    Item Description Journal/Mirror Status: Indicates the status of a mirror in the local storage system. (continued) Initial: A mirror in initial status. Journal volumes are registered in this journal, but no data volumes (P-VOLs or S-VOLs) are registered in this journal. If a Cnt Ac-J pair is created, data volumes are registered in a mirror and the status of the mirror changes to Active.

  • Page 151: Journal Detail Window

    Item Description want to delete, you are unable to perform any other operations; for example, you are unable to split mirrors and restore mirrors. Operation Indicates the operation that will occur when you click Apply. Edit Journal Volumes: Register or delete journal volumes. Change Journal Option: Change journal options Delete Journals: Delete journal Change Mirror Option: Change mirror options...

  • Page 152

    Item Description Journal (LDKC) The number of a journal and the LDKC number. The LDKC number is enclosed in the parentheses following the number of a journal, for example, 001 (00). A journal number ending in [&], indicates the journal is in a 2DC configuration, for example, 001 (00) [&]. Attribute The attribute of the journal.

  • Page 153

    Item Description Journal Volumes A list of registered journal volumes. - Parity Group: indicates the parity group where a journal volume belongs. - LDKC:CU:LDEV: Indicates the LDKC number, the CU number and the LDEV number of a journal volume. - Capacity: The capacity of a journal volume in gigabytes. - Emulation: The emulation type of a journal volume.

  • Page 154: Change Journal Option Dialog Box, Change Mirror Option Dialog Box

    Item Description Next Displays detailed information about the next journal. Close Closes the Journal Detail dialog box. Change Journal Option dialog box This dialog box lets you change the options that affect pairs in a journal. See “Change Continuous Access Journal options used by journals ” (page 82) for complete information.

  • Page 155: Edit Journal Volumes Dialog Box

    Item Description Unit of Path Watch Sets unit of time for Path Watch Time—minute, hour, or day. Time Path Watch Time Specify the interval from when a path gets blocked to when a mirror gets split (suspended). This value must be within the range of 1 to 59 minutes, 1 to 23 hours, or 1 to 30 days. You can specify a numeric value in Path Watch Time.

  • Page 156

    Item Description Journal Volumes and Information about registered journal and free volumes, which are unregistered: Free Volumes Parity Group: Parity group where a journal volume belongs. LDKC:CU:LDEV: Journal volume’s LDKC number, CU number and LDEV number (# at the end indicates external volume). Capacity: Journal volume’s capacity in gigabytes.

  • Page 157: Pair Operation Window

    Pair Operation window This window lets you view the pairs for the selected port or host group. Information on the Pair Operation window will be updated when you do one of the following: Click Apply Select another tab and then reselect the Pair Operation tab. Update the Display Filter dialog box.

  • Page 158

    Item Description of volumes exceeds the number of rows, click Previous or Next to view information about volumes that do not appear in the list. You can also use the vertical and horizontal scroll bars to view more information. VOL: Identifies the volumes in the local storage system. See the figures at the end of this table for an illustration with identifying callouts.

  • Page 159

    Item Description pair. If you change or delete the port ID, GID, or LUN of the volume in the remote storage system, incorrect information will appear in this column. So, unless you have any special circumstances, do not change or delete the port ID, GID, or LUN specified when creating the pair.This column is blank if the volume in the local storage system is neither a P-VOL nor a S-VOL Pair Operation Pair JNL: The journal number for the remote storage system.

  • Page 160: Detailed Information Dialog Box

    Item Description When the Preview list shows changes that have been made, you can perform only the same type of operation that you have been doing and cannot perform most of other operations (you can only view detailed information about pairs even when the Preview list shows changes). For example, if you are trying to release pairs and the Preview list shows the pairs that you want to release, you are unable to perform any other operations;...

  • Page 161

    Item Description Status Shows pair status. For status definitions, see “Pair status definitions” (page 67). If the pair is split (or suspended), Status also shows the suspend type. If the pair is waiting for initial copy, Status shows the word “Queuing”. A pair’s status varies between the P-VOL and S-VOL for short periods when the secondary system changes the pair’s status.

  • Page 162

    Item Description P-VOL(Port-GID-LUN), Show information about the pair volume. S-V0L(Port-GID-LUN) The first line shows the port number, the GID, the LUN, and LDKC:CU:LDEV. GID is the group number for a host group. If the P-VOL or S-VOL is a LUSE volume, the LUN is the smallest LDEV number in the LUSE volume).

  • Page 163: Paircreate Dialog Box

    Item Description and Next buttons on the Detailed Information dialog box can be used only for the currently shown 2,048 rows. Refresh Updates the pair status information. Close Closes the Detailed Information dialog box. Related Topics: “Saving pair status information into a text file” (page 74) Paircreate dialog box This dialog box lets you create a pair.

  • Page 164

    Item Description A device ID ending in # (e.g., 00:00:3C #) indicates the LDEV is an external volume. For detailed information about external volumes, see HP P9000 External Storage for Open and Mainframe Systems User Guide. A device ID ending in X (e.g., 00:00:3C X) indicates the LDEV is a Thin Provisioning virtual volume.

  • Page 165: Pairsplit-r Dialog Box

    Item Description Initial Copy Specify whether to start the initial copy operation after the volume pair is created. The default is Entire. Entire: The initial copy operation starts after the volume pair is created. When the initial copy operation executes, all data on the P-VOL is copied to the S-VOL. None: The initial copy operation does not start after the volume pair is created.

  • Page 166: Pairresync Dialog Box

    Item Description S-VOL Write Specify whether to permit hosts to write data to the S-VOL. The default is Disable (that is, do not permit): Disable: Hosts cannot write data to the S-VOL while the pair is split. Enable: Hosts can write data to the S-VOL while the pair is split. This option is available only when the selected volume is a P-VOL.

  • Page 167: Pairsplit-s Dialog Box

    Item Description Range Specify the restore range. If two or more pairs in the same mirror are selected, the default is LU. If not, the default is Mirror. The default setting is Mirror when the pair status is HOLD, HOLDING, or HLDE, and in that case you cannot change the default setting. LU: Only the specified pair(s) is restored.

  • Page 168: Change Pair Option Dialog Box

    Item Description Range Specify the release range. The default is LU if two or more pairs in the same mirror are selected. The default is Mirror if not. Also, if the pair status is SMPL, Range is set to LU. If the pair status is Deleting or Suspending, Range is set to Mirror.

  • Page 169: Display Filter Dialog Box

    Item Description Error Level Sets whether to split one or all pairs in a mirror—options are LU and Mirror. Mirror: If a failure occurs with a pair, all pairs in the mirror where the pair belongs are split. LU: If a failure occurs with a pair, only the pair are split. Applies the settings to the Preview list in the Pair Operation window.

  • Page 170: Dkc Operation Window

    Item Description Applies the settings to the Preview list in the Pair Operation window. Cancel Discards the settings and closes the dialog box. DKC Operation window This window lets you view details about the remote storage systems, logical paths between systems, and ports on the local system.

  • Page 171: Remote Systems Information

    NOTE: DKC is an acronym for disk controller, which controls an entire storage system. Cnt Ac-J windows use the term "DKC" to indicate a storage system. LDKC is an acronym for logical disk controller, and it also may be called logical DKC. LDKC is a controller that controls a logical storage system that exists in P9500.

  • Page 172: Logical Path Information

    Item Description XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array storage system is 5. The controller ID for a XP12000 Disk Array/XP10000 Disk Array is 4. The icon indicates the status of logical paths between the local storage system and the remote storage system: All the logical paths are in normal status. A failure occurred at some of the logical paths.

  • Page 173: Port Information For The Local System, Dkc Status Dialog Box

    Port Information for the local system The list area on the DKC Operation window shows port information when you select Port in the Display box and one of the following in the tree. Select Subsystem. The list shows all the ports on the local storage system. Select a channel adapter.

  • Page 174

    Item Description Number of the row. Path Status Status of a logical path. Normal. The path is established and ready to use for copy operations. In Progress. An operation for configuring or deleting the path is in progress. Initialization Failed. An error occurred when the connection between local and remote systems was initializing.

  • Page 175: Add Dkc Dialog Box

    Item Description Port Port on the local system. Pair-Port Port on the remote system. Serial number and LDKC number of the remote system. Controller ID Controller ID and model name (in parenthesis) for the remote system. Path Gr. ID Path group ID M-R Path Type of channel interface between local and remote systems.

  • Page 176: Dkc Option Dialog Box

    Item Description Remote system 5-digit serial number. LDKC Remote system LDKC number, 00 for XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array. Controller ID Remote system controller ID, 6 for P9500, 5 for XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array, 4 for XP12000 Disk Array/XP10000 Disk Array. Path Gr ID Field intended for a future release.

  • Page 177: Usage Monitor Window, History Window

    Item Description Minimum Paths Field intended for a future release. RIO MIH Time Amount of time the system waits before a data transfer operation is flagged as failed. The range is from 10 seconds to 100 seconds; 15 seconds is the default. Usage Monitor window This window lets you monitor remote copy operations data and I/O statistics.

  • Page 178

    Use this window to export pair operations history. Item Description Status The current status of operation history: No history file exists: Operation history does not exist. Reading a history file failed: An attempt to read operation history failed. Updating ... n (%): Updating of operation history is now in progress, where "n (%)" indicates the progress (in %).

  • Page 179: Operations In History Window

    Item Description virtual volume. For details on a virtual volume, see HP P9000 Provisioning for Open Systems User Guide. Paired VOL: The volume paired with the manipulated volume. This volume is located in the remote storage system. This number indicates LDKC:CU:LDEV (the LDKC number, the CU number, and the LDEV number).

  • Page 180: History Window Notes

    Operation Displayed Description Status Change by MCU(PSUS/PSUE to SMPL) The status of the pair was changed from PSUS or PSUE to SMPL because of an operation from the primary storage system. Status Change by MCU(PSUS/PSUE to COPY) The status of the pair was changed from PSUS or PSUE to COPY because of an operation from the primary storage system.

  • Page 181: Export Operations History, Optional Operation Window

    If a failure occurred with two or more pairs at the same time, the number of pairs showing Pairsplit-r(Failure) or Ready for Delta resync(Failure) may not match the actual number of pairs in which the failure occurs. If a pair consists of LUSE volumes, the list shows only the top LDEV numbers of the LUSE volumes.

  • Page 182

    Item Description Tree Provides access to the storage system. Select Subsystem. Activities Storage system option settings. Preview When you change settings in the Optional Operation window, the Preview list shows the changes. Here, the changes have not been applied to the storage system. Clicking Apply applies the changes to the storage system.

  • Page 183: Glossary

    Glossary Command-line interface. An interface comprised of various commands which are used to control operating system responses. CLPR Cache logical partition. Cnt Ac-J P9000 or XP Continuous Access Journal software. Cnt Ac-J Z The version of Continuous Access Journal that supports mainframe volumes. Cnt Ac-S P9000 or XP Continuous Access Synchronous software.

  • Page 184

    ports and other port types. Ports are named by port group and port letter, such as CL1-A. CL1 is the group; A is the port letter. PSUE Pair suspended-error. PSUS Pair suspended-split. R-VOL Remote volume. RAID group A group of disks configured to provide enhanced redundancy, performance, or both. Specifically, four or eight physical hard disk drives (HDDs) installed in a P9000 or XP disk array and assigned a common RAID level.

  • Page 185: Index

    Index direct connection, graphic, Symbols disaster recovery 2 data center configuration, general procedures, 3 DC cascade configuration, in 2DC config;, in 3DC cascade config, disk arrays adding logical paths, supported models, Display Item dialog, DKC Operation window basic operation, for defining port attributes, business requirements, assessing, document conventions,...

  • Page 186

    deleting from a journal, 2DC configuration, description, 3DC cascade configuration, planning considerations, 3DC multitarget configuration, sizing, changing journal options, journals, changing mirror options, changing options, changing pair split option, deleting;deleting a journal, defining port attributes, description, deleting a journal, monitoring;monitoring:journals, deleting a journal volume, planning, deleting a pair,...

  • Page 187

    sharing volumes, SIMs, 1 19 sizing bandwidth, software overview, splitting a pair, status definitions journal, storage capacity values conventions, strategies for sizing bandwidth, Subscriber's Choice, HP, supervisor DKC, suspended journals, suspension types error related, switch connection, graphic, symbols in text, system option modes, planning, System requirements, target port,...

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