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P9000 Continuous Access Synchronous for
Mainframe Systems User Guide
Abstract
This guide describes and provides instructions for using HP P9000 Continuous Access Synchronous Software to configure and
perform Continuous Access Synchronous operations on the HP P9500 disk array. 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: AV400-96398
Published: September 201 1
Edition: Fifth

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    P9000 Continuous Access Synchronous for Mainframe Systems User Guide Abstract This guide describes and provides instructions for using HP P9000 Continuous Access Synchronous Software to configure and perform Continuous Access Synchronous operations on the HP P9500 disk array. 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.

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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Continuous Access Synchronous Z overview...........7 How Continuous Access Synchronous Z works ................7 Typical components .........................8 Disk arrays..........................8 Main (MCU), remote (RCU) disk arrays...................9 Volume pairs ...........................9 Data path ..........................10 Consistency groups ........................10 Interfaces ..........................10 Failover software ........................10 Error reporting communications ....................11 Overview of initial, update copy operations ................11 Initial copy ........................11 Update copy ........................11...

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    Planning ports........................37 Port requirements......................37 Error reporting communications....................37 4 Sharing Continuous Access Synchronous Z volumes........39 Volume types that can be shared with Continuous Access Synchronous Z........39 Continuous Access Journal Z....................41 Business Copy Z........................41 Configurations with Business Copy Z S-VOLs.................41 Configurations with Business Copy Z T-VOLs................42 Status reporting, data currency....................43 Virtual LVI/LUN........................43 Cache Residency........................44...

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    8 Data migration..................72 Migrate data.........................72 9 Planning and procedures for disaster recovery..........74 Disaster recovery overview.......................74 Transfer sense information between sites................74 File and database recovery....................74 CSUSPEND/QUIESCE TSO command..................75 IEA494I system console message..................75 Switch operations to the remote site..................75 Analyze R-VOL currency......................76 Transfer operations back to the main site...................76 10 Troubleshooting..................78 General troubleshooting......................78...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Get pair status.........................114 Select devices........................115 Internal macro commands......................116 Internal macro command definitions...................117 AddList........................117 Delay........................117 End...........................117 If / EndIf........................117 MakeString........................118 Message........................119 SetList........................119 Start..........................119 Work variables........................120 Reserved variables........................120 Reserved result variables....................120 Reserved status variables....................121 Optional script parameters.....................122 Error reporting........................124 C Continuous Access Synchronous Z GUI reference........129 Continuous Access Synchronous Z windows................129 Pair Operation window......................130 Detailed Information dialog box..................132...

  • Page 7: Continuous Access Synchronous Z Overview, How Continuous Access Synchronous Z Works

    1 Continuous Access Synchronous Z 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.

  • Page 8: Typical Components, Disk Arrays

    To plan and implement a Continuous Access Synchronous Z installation, an understanding of its components is required. This is provided in the following sections. Typical components A typical configuration consists of the following elements. Many but not all require user set up. A P9500 system—on the local side connected to a host.

  • Page 9: Main (mcu), Remote (rcu) Disk Arrays, Volume Pairs

    Main (MCU), remote (RCU) disk arrays The main disk array manages the M-VOL and the following operations: Host I/O operations to the M-VOL Initial copy and update copy operations between the M-VOL and R-VOL. Pair status and configuration information The remote disk array manages the R-VOL and the following operations: Remote copy operations issued by the main system Assists in managing pair status and configuration (for example, rejects write I/Os to the R-VOL).

  • Page 10: Data Path, Consistency Groups, Interfaces, Failover Software

    specified for the R-VOL. Then, write I/O is allowed to the R-VOL while the pair is suspended. In this instance, R-VOL and M-VOL track maps keep track of differential data and are used to resynchronize the pair. Volumes on the local and remote systems must be defined and formatted prior to pairing. Data path Continuous Access Synchronous Z operations are carried out between local and remote disk arrays connected by a Fibre Channel interface.

  • Page 11: Error Reporting Communications, Overview Of Initial, Update Copy Operations, Initial Copy, Update Copy

    Continuous Access Synchronous Z does not provide host-failover functions. Use the failover software most suitable for your platform and requirements. Error reporting communications Error reporting communications (ERC) transfers information between host processors at the main and remote sites. It is a critical component of a disaster recovery effort. Overview of initial, update copy operations When you perform the initial copy operation, all the data in the M-VOL is copied into the R-VOL.

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    Update copy has a higher priority than initial copy. However, if an initial copy is in progress when updates are sent by the host, the update copy must wait until the initial copy’s copy pace completes. For example, if the copy pace is 15 tracks, the update copy may wait up to 15 tracks (1 cylinder). Continuous Access Synchronous Z overview...

  • Page 13: Requirements And Specifications, System Requirements

    2 Requirements and specifications This chapter provides basic system requirements, along with specifications for BCM, PPRC, and other mainframe-related interfaces and functions. In addition to the information in this chapter, “Planning for Continuous Access Synchronous Z” (page 25) provides many specifications, recommendations, and restrictions for the elements of a Continuous Access Synchronous Z system that require attention before setting up and using Continuous Access Synchronous Z.

  • Page 14: Bcm Specifications

    Table 2 General system requirements (continued) Item Requirement Logical paths Maximum of eight from main disk array to remote disk array. Logical paths are established for main and remote disk array CUs separately. Maximum number of logical paths allowed for a disk array is 32 (8 paths per remote system X 4 remote systems per main system).

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    NOTE: Although the same Continuous Access Synchronous Z pair operations may be performed by using Business Continuity Manager or PPRC, Business Continuity Manager and PPRC are independent functions. Do not use Business Continuity Manager and PPRC for the same pair operation.

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    Table 3 SAID values for PATH LINK (CL1) (continued) Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Local Local Local Local CL1-H X'0007' CL1-R X'000F' CL3-H X'0027' CL3-R X'002F' CL5-H X'0047' CL5-R X'004F' CL7-H X'0067' CL7-R X'006F' Table 4 SAID values for PATH LINK (CL2) Package...

  • Page 17: Command Device, F/m = Fb Message Output Control Option When Operating R-vols, Pprc Specifications, Restrictions

    Table 4 SAID values for PATH LINK (CL2) (continued) Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Local Local Local Local CL2-H X'0017' CL2-R X'001F' CL4-H X'0037' CL4-R X'003F' CL6-H X'0057' CL6-R X'005F' CL8-H X'0077' CL8-R X'007F' Command device Business Continuity Manager requires a command device on the Continuous Access Synchronous...

  • Page 18: Continuous Access Synchronous Z Operations Performed With Pprc

    Continuous Access Synchronous Z operations performed with PPRC Using PPRC commands, you can perform the following operations: Create, suspend, resynchronize, and delete Continuous Access Synchronous Z pairs Suspend, resynchronize, and delete Continuous Access Synchronous Z consistency groups Establish and delete data paths View path and pair status The following applies when using PPRC commands: The P9500 is capable of automatically configuring a Fibre Channel port as an initiator or...

  • Page 19: Pprc, Bcm Command Comparison

    PPRC Support = Yes ◦ Service SIM of Remote Copy = Not Report ◦ Initial copy priority, the CFW (cache fast write) Data option, and DFW (DASD fast write) to R-VOL option. If CESTPAIR is used to create a pair, the following values are used for these options.

  • Page 20: P/das Support, Restrictions, Restrictions, Gdps Support

    Table 6 Corresponding PPRC, BCM commands (continued) PPRC command Parameter BCM command Support type QUIESCE Not supported CDELPAIR DEVN YKDELETE config PRIM CRECOVER DEVN YKRECOVER config PRIM CQUERY DEVN YKQUERY config FORMAT/UNFORMAT Not supported VOLUME/PATHS Not supported CGROUP DEVN YKFREEZE/YKRUN config PRIM config...

  • Page 21: Rmf Pprc Link-path Statistical Information Support

    workload on disk arrays spread across two or more sites up to 40 km (20 miles) apart. With this support, users who are running IBM Parallel Sysplex systems can take advantage of the P9500’s suite of remote copy options for data availability. GDPS operations feature automatic control of groups of PPRC-managed volumes using host-based scripts and PPRC commands;...

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    Table 7 SAID values for Link-path statistical Information (CL1) (continued) Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Local Local Local Local CL5-D X'0016' CL5-M X'0036' CLD-D X'0056' CLD-M X'0076' CL7-D X'0017' CL7-M X'0037' CLF-D X'0057' CLF-M X'0077' CL1-E...

  • Page 23: Tpc-r Cooperation Support

    Table 8 SAID values for Link-path statistical Information (CL2) (continued) Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Package Port SAID Local Local Local Local CL6-D X'0096' CL6-M X'00b6' CLE-D X'00d6' CLE-M X'00f6' CL8-D X'0097' CL8-M X'00b7' CLG-D X'00d7' CLG-M X'00f7' CL2-E...

  • Page 24: Cache Failure, Unregistered Error Code For Tpc-r

    The Basic HyperSwap function performed from TPC-R may fail, when the FREEZE command process does not complete within 20 seconds. We recommend the following conditions to complete the FREEZE command process within 20 seconds. (Number of Host paths) x (Number of LPARs) x (Number of CGROUPs (Number of CUs)) ≤ Number of pairs ≤...

  • Page 25: Planning For Continuous Access Synchronous Z, Preparing P9500 Disk Arrays, Ensuring Adequate Cache

    3 Planning for Continuous Access Synchronous Z This chapter provides information and instructions for planning main and remote system, pair volumes, data paths, and the other elements. Preparing P9500 disk arrays The following preparations are required for the disk arrays in a Continuous Access Synchronous Z pair relationship: Remote Web Console must be LAN-attached for the main and remote disk arrays.

  • Page 26: Using An Earlier Model Storage System, Enabling R-vol Read, Other System Options

    with the Required option specified, the main system detects DFW OFF at the R-VOL and suspends the pair. The default for Continuous Access Synchronous Z pairs created using PPRC commands is Not Required, therefore they are not suspended when DFW to R-VOL is blocked. The DFW to R-VOL setting does not affect M-VOL I/O performance.

  • Page 27: Planning For System Performance

    Table 1 1 Option modes for Continuous Access Synchronous Z (continued) Option mode Description Allows you to change the volume that is suspended when the FREEZE command is issued from the host. The target will change from the volume in the CU for which the FREEZE command is issued to the volume in the entire DKC if this mode is ON.

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    of synchronous operations on performance, or maximize the effectiveness of copy operations to ensure the best level of backup data integrity. The following options address I/O and performance: RCU options (see “RCU maintenance” (page 68) and accompanying information) System- and CU-wide options regarding initial copy (see “Set number of volumes to be copied concurrently, path watch time”...

  • Page 29: Planning Volume Pairs, Volume Pair Requirements And Recommendations

    Table 12 Conditions affecting performance, recommendations (continued) Condition Description Recommendation Capacity of remote The remote system’s performance directly affects Distribute Continuous Access Synchronous Z system the performance of the main system. If a remote remote copy operations among several remote system becomes overloaded with heavy update systems to avoid overloading any one system.

  • Page 30: Handling Duplicate Volsers

    The CCHH (logical cylinder address and logical head address) of R0 must be identical ◦ to the physical cylinder address and physical head address of the track. The CCHH of each user record in a track must be unique. ◦ Continuous Access Synchronous Z operates on volumes rather than on datasets;...

  • Page 31: Planning I/o To The R-vol, Managing Differential Data, Maximum Number Of Pairs Supported

    Your HP representative can obtain the information about online paths from SSBLOG of the SVP. Planning I/O to the R-VOL The remote system rejects I/O to the R-VOL, unless the R-VOL-read option is enabled. The R-VOL read option allows read-only access to an R-VOL while the pair is suspended. The R-VOL read option (mode 20) must be enabled by an HP representative.

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    Table 13 Shared memory and number of LDEVs Additional shared memory for Continuous Access Total number of LDEVs Synchronous Z Base(16KLDEV,SI/VM) 16,384 64KLDEV,SI/VM Extension1,FCV2,DP, CoW Snapshot,TPF 65,280 The number of cylinders in the volumes, which must be calculated. The number of bitmap areas required for Continuous Access Synchronous Z data. This must be calculated using the number of cylinders.

  • Page 33: Priority Set For Initial Copy Operations And Scheduling Order

    Priority set for initial copy operations and scheduling order For performing more initial copy operations than the setting value of the Maximum Initial Copy Activities set on the System Option dialog box, the scheduling order (Priority) can be set for the initial copy operations to be performed.

  • Page 34: Planning Data Paths, Amount Of Bandwidth Required, Fibre Channel Requirements

    Table 17 Order of starting initial copy being performed Order of starting initial M-VOL Value set for Priority Remarks copy LDEV 02 Cnt Ac-S Z pair for which initial copy is already instructed to be performed LDEV 00 Cnt Ac-S Z pair for which initial copy is already instructed to be performed LDEV 01 Cnt Ac-S Z pair for which initial copy...

  • Page 35: Supported Data Path Configurations

    With Fibre Channel connections, you can use the switches as ordinary switch connections. No special settings are required for the P9500. Direct connections up to 10 km with single-mode longwave Fibre Channel interface cables are supported. Link speed determines the maximum distance you can transfer data and still achieve good performance.

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    Table 19 Host mode options for long-distance remote copy connection (continued) Host mode options When to select this options Use this option combining with host mode option 49. Round Trip Set UP Use this option if you want to fix the response time of the host I/O due to long Option distance (approximately 100 km) between MCU and RCU for the Cnt Ac-S Z pairs without switches.

  • Page 37: Planning Ports, Port Requirements, Error Reporting Communications

    Planning ports Data is transferred along the data path from the initiator to RCU target ports on the main and remote system. Initiator ports send data. RCU target ports receive data. The amount of data each of these ports can transmit is limited. You must know the amount of data that will be transferred (write-workload) during peak periods.

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    You can configure ERC using channel to channel communications, NetView technology, or other interconnection technologies depending on your installation requirements and standards. Continuous Access Synchronous Z does not provide ERC between the main and remote sites. When Continuous Access Synchronous Z is used as a disaster recovery tool, ERC is required to ensure effective recovery operations.

  • Page 39: Sharing Continuous Access Synchronous Z Volumes

    4 Sharing Continuous Access Synchronous Z volumes This chapter helps you plan Continuous Access Synchronous Z pair volumes when they are shared with non-Continuous Access Synchronous Z volumes. It discusses all of the program products that can be used with Continuous Access Synchronous Z. Volume types that can be shared with Continuous Access Synchronous Z The following table indicates whether non-Continuous Access Synchronous Z volumes can also be used as Continuous Access Synchronous Z M-VOLs and R-VOLs.

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    Table 20 z/OS system volume types that can be shared with Continuous Access Synchronous Z (continued) Functions and volumes Used as M-VOL? Used as R-VOL? P-VOL in Duplex status No. The volume can be used as an R-VOL only when you restore a Cnt Ac-S Z pair or perform a BCM YKRESYNC REVERSE operation.

  • Page 41: Continuous Access Journal Z, Business Copy Z, Configurations With Business Copy Z S-vols

    The following sections clarify key information regarding shared volumes. Continuous Access Journal Z Continuous Access Synchronous Z and Continuous Access Journal Z can share the same pair volumes. Using a combined Continuous Access Synchronous Z and Continuous Access Journal Z configuration can extend disaster recovery options to a third data center.

  • Page 42: Configurations With Business Copy Z T-vols

    Figure 7 Shared Cnt Ac-S Z M-VOL with BC Z S-VOL In the following figure, the Continuous Access Synchronous Z R-VOL also functions as a Business Copy Z S-VOL. In this configuration, Business Copy Z provides another (or several more) backup copies of a Continuous Access Synchronous Z M-VOL.

  • Page 43: Status Reporting, Data Currency, Virtual Lvi/lun

    Status reporting, data currency The following table explains whose pair status is reported under different combinations of shared volumes. Continuous Access Synchronous Z pair status is reported to the host if you query the Continuous Access Synchronous Z M-VOL or R-VOL. To obtain the Business Copy Z pair status, query the Business Copy Z S-VOL pair.

  • Page 44: Cache Residency, Compatible Xrc And Cc, Auto Lun, Restrictions

    Cache Residency Cache Residency volumes that can be assigned to Continuous Access Synchronous Z pairs, and Cache Residency operations can be performed on Continuous Access Synchronous Z M-VOLs and R-VOLs. For more information, see the HP P9000 Cache Manager User Guide. Compatible XRC and CC P9500 is functionally compatible with the IBM Extended Remote Copy (XRC) function and IBM 2105, and 2107 Concurrent Copy function.

  • Page 45: Configuration Operations, Configuration Workflow, Define Port Attributes

    5 Configuration operations This chapter provides instructions and information for setting up a Continuous Access Synchronous Z system that is ready for pair operations. Configuration workflow Configuration tasks consist of the following: Check prerequisites for each procedure. In the production system, identify the production volume or volumes that will become Continuous Access Synchronous Z M-VOLs.

  • Page 46: Configure Disk Arrays And Define Logical Paths

    Procedure 1 To define port attributes On the menu bar, click Actions > Remote Copy > Continuous Access Synchronous for Mainframe > RCU Operation. The RCU Operation window opens. Change to Modify mode by clicking the icon. In the Switch Display box, select Port. The ports associated with the local storage system are listed.

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    This procedure adds an RCU, a remote system to the main system. This configures the main and remote system for Continuous Access Synchronous Z. On the menu bar, click Actions > Remote Copy > Continuous Access Synchronous for Mainframe > RCU Operation. The RCU Operation window opens. Change to Modify mode by clicking the icon.

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    In the RCU S/N box, enter the remote CU’s 5-digit serial number. In the Controller ID box, select the remote system’s controller ID. In the Logical Adr. (RCU CU) box, enter the CU number of the RCU being added. The CU number differs by the specified controller ID, as follows: When the specified controller ID is 6 (P9500) or 5 (XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array), you can select a CU number from 00 to FE.

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    12. In the Minimum Paths box, enter the minimum number of paths necessary for operations to continue. If the number of paths in Normal status falls below the Minimum Paths value you set, the main system suspends Continuous Access Synchronous Z pairs. This is done to prevent a performance drop on the host because of low overall bandwidth between main and remote system.

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    If the difference between the two is insignificant, for example, 1ms : 5 ms, initial copying is allowed to run at the specified pace. To determine Round Trip Time value The value of Round Trip Time = round trip time between MCU-RCU x 2(*) + initial copy response time (ms) (*) A data transfer between main and remote system involves two response sequences in one command issuance.

  • Page 51: Configure Additional Logical Paths

    Table 25 Sample settings Round Trip Time Line Speed b/w Number of Lines Initial Copy Pace Number of Maximum Round Trip between MCU MCU/RCU b/w MCU/RCU Initial Copy VOLs Time RCU[ms] [MB/ms] Specified[ms] If using XP12000 Disk Array/XP10000 Disk Array: Set the following parameters using use the System Option window.

  • Page 52: Set Number Of Volumes To Be Copied Concurrently, Path Watch Time

    In the M-R Path box, define the logical path between local and remote systems: In the Port column, select a local system initiator port. In the Pair-Port column, select the remote system RCU target port. This establishes a logical path with the selected initiator port. You can abbreviate the number to two characters.

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    Right-click in the list area and select System Option from the menu. The related dialog box displays. In the Maximum Initial Copy Activities box, enter the number of volumes that you want to be copied concurrently during an initial copy or resync operation. The number can range from 1 to 512 volumes.

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    10. You can change the value after clicking Set by right-clicking it in the Preview list and selecting Modify. In the dialog that appears, make any corrections and click Set. To cancel the setting, right-click it in the Preview list and select Delete. 1 1.

  • Page 55: Pair Operations, Pair Operations Workflow, Check Pair Status, Create Pairs

    6 Pair operations This chapter provides prerequisite information and the instructions for performing Continuous Access Synchronous Z operations. Pair operations workflow Basic Continuous Access Synchronous Z operations consists of the following. Check prerequisites for each procedure. Always check pair status. Each Continuous Access Synchronous Z operation requires the pair to be in a specific status.

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    Synchronous Z pair is suspended due to an error. You will select one of the following fence level settings: Data – the M-VOL is fenced if an update copy operation fails. “Data” ensures that the R-VOL remains identical to the M-VOL. This is done by preventing the host from writing to the M-VOL during a failure.

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    In the Initial Copy list, select one of the following: Entire Volume – to create the Continuous Access Synchronous Z pair relationship and copy the data from main to remote volumes immediately. (Default) None – to create the Continuous Access Synchronous Z pair relationship but copy no data from main to remote volumes.

  • Page 58: Suspend Pairs

    Suspend pairs You can suspend a pair, which suspends data copying to the R-VOL. The following takes place when a pair is suspended: I/O writes from the host continue to the M-VOL, but stop to the R-VOL. Any current update copy operation completes to the R-VOL, ensuring data consistency to the point of the suspend operation.

  • Page 59: Resynchronize Pairs, Delete Pairs

    Resynchronize pairs While a Continuous Access Synchronous Z pair is suspended, the main system does not perform update copy operations to the R-VOL. Resynchronizing a pair updates the R-VOL with differential data accumulated since the suspension, so that its data is again identical with the M-VOL’s data. Update copy operations begin again to the R-VOL.

  • Page 60: Change Fence Level, Other Pair Options

    NOTE: When you release a pair from the remote system, remember that the R-VOL and M-VOL are identical (for example, same volume label). Make sure to take appropriate precautions to prevent a system problem due to duplicate volumes. Procedure 8 To delete a pair On the menu bar, click Actions >...

  • Page 61: Monitoring And Maintenance, Monitor Pair Status, How Pair Status Changes, Pair Status Definitions

    7 Monitoring and maintenance This chapter provides information and instructions for monitoring and maintaining the Continuous Access Synchronous Z system. Monitor pair status Monitoring the Continuous Access Synchronous Z system is an ongoing operation that should be performed frequently to keep track of and maintain your pairs. When you want to perform a pair command, first check the pair’s status.

  • Page 62: Suspend Types

    Table 26 Pair status descriptions Status Description Access to M-VOL Access to R-VOL Simplex This volume is not currently assigned to a Continuous Read/write Read/write Access Synchronous Z pair. Pending Duplex The initial copy operation for this pair is in progress. Read/write Read only This pair is not yet synchronized.

  • Page 63: System Behavior

    Suspended types appear on the Detailed Information dialog box. The following lists the Suspended types and descriptions. Table 27 Suspended types Types Applies to Description M-VOL by Operator M-VOL The user split the pair from the main system using the M-VOL Failure in the Suspend Type option in the Suspend Kind field.

  • Page 64: Export Pair Information, Monitor Copy Operations, I/o

    Export pair information Use the Export function to save pair information to a CSV file. The following shows an example of an exported text file. The fields are described in the table below. (1) LDEV number (2) Status of the pair (3) Other CU S/N (4) Other CU SSID (5) LDEV number of other CU...

  • Page 65: Select Data To Be Graphed

    Table 28 Usage Monitor fields Item Description Monitoring Switch Enable: Monitoring is on. Graph displays. Disable: Monitoring is off. Graph is disabled. Gathering Interval The data collection interval. When monitoring is stopped, the default value (1) is displayed. Update The most recent data sample time on the graph. Usage Monitor Remote I/O statistics and status of remote copy monitor.

  • Page 66: Resize Graph, Save Data, Monitor, Maintain Logical Paths

    In the Select Volume box, select one of the following: ALL Volumes, to view I/O statistics for all LDEVs in the system. When selected, the LDKC number, CU number, and LDEV number appear above the graph. - A device ID ending in # (e.g., 00:00:3F #) indicates the LDEV is an external volume. For more information, see the HP P9000 External Storage for Open and Mainframe Systems User Guide.

  • Page 67: Logical Path Status Definitions, Delete Logical Paths

    Procedure 13 To monitor logical path status On the menu bar, click Actions > Remote Copy > Continuous Access Synchronous for Mainframe > RCU Operation. The RCU Operation window opens. Select MCU&RCU in the Display box. Select the RCU you want, right-click, then click RCU Status. The RCU Status dialog box displays. Logical path status definitions Status descriptions are provided below.

  • Page 68: Rcu Maintenance, Change Minimum Paths, Round Trip Time, Other Rcu Options

    In the tree, select the local system then select the desired remote system (RCU). In the right-side list, select and right-click the paths you want to delete then click Delete Path. A confirmation message appears. Click OK. Review your selections in the Preview list. To modify, right-click an item and select Modify. To delete in item, right-click and select Delete.

  • Page 69: Delete Continuous Access Synchronous Z, Managing Power-off For Disk Arrays And Network Devices, General Information

    In the list area, right-click the Path and then click Delete SSID. When the confirmation message appears, click OK to delete the SSID. Click Apply. Delete Continuous Access Synchronous Z You can delete the Continuous Access Synchronous Z relationship between the main and remote system.

  • Page 70: Planned Outage Of The Main Disk Array

    communications are fully restored (all paths have normal status) before beginning I/O operations to the M-VOL. If the main system accepts an I/O for a M-VOL before this, all communications are restored, the main system will suspend the pair and change M-VOL status to suspended-by RCU. The main system cannot change the pair status of the R-VOL.

  • Page 71: Miscellaneous Maintenance, Ickdsf Maintenance

    Power on the main systems, and make sure that they are ready to resynchronize operations. If you suspend any pairs in Step 2, you can also resynchronize (Resume Pair) those pairs now. Miscellaneous maintenance This section provides miscellaneous maintenance information and procedures. ICKDSF maintenance A pair must be suspended before performing ICKDSF maintenance on the M-VOL.

  • Page 72: Data Migration, Migrate Data

    8 Data migration This chapter discusses using Continuous Access Synchronous Z to migrate data from one storage system to another. Migrate data Continuous Access Synchronous Z can be used to move data from one system to another. Data is typically migrated for the following reasons: To load data onto new or scratch volumes (for example, to a new or upgraded storage system) To temporarily move data from an LDEV to accommodate other activities (for example, to make repairs)

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    If the original M-VOL is temporarily unavailable for update copy operations, suspend the new pair so that the new main system keeps track of changes. Migrate data...

  • Page 74: Planning And Procedures For Disaster Recovery, Disaster Recovery Overview, Transfer Sense Information Between Sites

    9 Planning and procedures for disaster recovery This chapter provides instructions for using Continuous Access Synchronous Z for disaster recovery. Disaster recovery overview The major steps in preparing for disaster recovery follow: Identify the volumes and groups that contain important files and data for disaster recovery. Create Continuous Access Synchronous Z pairs, paying special attention to the options in M-VOL Fence Level Settings to ensure that the system responds the way you want in the event of a failure (see prerequisites in...

  • Page 75: Csuspend/quiesce Tso Command, Iea494i System Console Message, Switch Operations To The Remote Site

    You should prepare for file and database recovery using files for file recovery (for example, database log files that have been verified as current). You can also use the sense information with system timestamp that is transferred via ERC. CSUSPEND/QUIESCE TSO command See the IBM documents SG24–2595, SC35–0355, and SC35–0169 for important information on the optional QUIESCE parameter for the CSUSPEND TSO command.

  • Page 76: Analyze R-vol Currency, Transfer Operations Back To The Main Site

    Clear the remote copy SIMs from the RCUs before OS IPL. Connect to each RCU, open the Continuous Access Synchronous Z System Option window, and click Clear SIM. Perform an IPL of the remote host system. Wait until the IPL is complete, and then vary the R-VOLs online (if they did not come online automatically).

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    Procedure 23 To transfer operations to the main site At the local site, bring up the host server(s). Make sure that Continuous Access Synchronous Z components are operational. At the local site, release all Continuous Access Synchronous Z pairs on the main system. Use the Deleting Mode All option to release all Continuous Access Synchronous Z pairs in each CU.

  • Page 78: Troubleshooting, General Troubleshooting

    10 Troubleshooting This chapter provides troubleshooting information. General troubleshooting General troubleshooting consists of the following kinds of errors and problems: General errors with corrective actions CU Path Status Problems Suspended Pairs For troubleshooting information on PPRC and P/DAS operations, see the IBM PPRC and P/DAS user documentation: Planning for IBM Remote Copy (SG24–2595), Advanced Copy Services (SC35–0355), and DFSMS MVS V1 Remote Copy Guide and Reference (SC35–0169).

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    Table 33 Troubleshooting secondary path status problems Path status Description Corrective action Initialization Failed The link initialization Make sure that the main and remote system are physically procedure to the remote and correctly connected. system failed. Make sure that you entered the correct remote system S/N, SSID, and path parameters (port, link address, logical address).

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    Table 33 Troubleshooting secondary path status problems (continued) Path status Description Corrective action RCU Port Number The specified port in the Make sure that you entered the correct remote system port Mismatch remote system is physically number. Correct the port number if necessary. disconnected from the main Make sure that the main and remote system are physically system, or the port is not...

  • Page 81: Error Codes And Messages

    Table 34 Troubleshooting suspended Continuous Access Synchronous Z pairs (continued) Pair status/type Applies to Description Corrective action Suspended (pair M-VOL, The main system detected an error Clear the error condition at the remote system or suspended-error)/ R-VOL condition at the remote system, R-VOL, then resynchronize the pair from the main by RCU which caused the main system to...

  • Page 82: Service Information Messages (sims), Pinned Track Recovery

    The error message may also include a P9500 error code. You may need to call HP Technical Support for assistance; please report the error code(s). See the HP P9000 Remote Web Console Messages for a list of the error codes. Service Information Messages (SIMs) The P9500 generates a service information message (SIM) to notify users of a possible service requirement for the storage system.

  • Page 83: 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 84: Hp Websites, Conventions For Storage Capacity Values, Typographic Conventions

    In the Storage section, click Disk Storage Systems for hardware or Storage Software for software, and then select your product. 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...

  • Page 85

    Table 36 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 86: A Using Pprc Commands For Continuous Access Synchronous Z, Overview Of Pprc Commands

    A Using PPRC commands for Continuous Access Synchronous Z This appendix describes how to use PPRC commands to perform Continuous Access Synchronous Z operations. Overview of PPRC commands The P9500 supports IBM Peer to Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) TSO and ICKDSF commands to enable you to perform Continuous Access Synchronous Z operations from the zSeries and S/390 host system.

  • Page 87

    Table 37 Continuous Access Synchronous Z operations versus PPRC TSO and ICKDSF commands (continued) Continuous ICKDSF Command Description Access command command issued to: Synchronous Z operation PATHS Access Synchronous Z supports the optional FORMAT/UNFORMAT and VOLUME/PATHS parameters. Add Pair CESTPAIR(MODE= PPRCOPY Establishes a Continuous Access Synchronous COPY)

  • Page 88: Cgroup (freeze/run) Support

    as initiator ports or RCU target ports before the CESTPATH and CDELPATH commands are issued. PPRC TSO command parameter support depends on the CU emulation (2105, or 2107). PPRC command extensions are supported when running with 2105 or 2107 emulation. The PPRC TSO and ICKDSF commands have required and optional parameters that are not described in detail in this document.

  • Page 89: Requirements, Cgroup (freeze/run) Command

    The CGROUP command is supported for P9500 functioning as Continuous Access Synchronous Z MCUs. The P9500 provides all required host reporting for CGROUP operations (for example, IEA494I with extended long busy (ELB) state), which is a key component of GDPS operations. For disaster recovery implementations, you must use P9500s at both sites, since the RCUs will become MCUs in the event of a disaster.

  • Page 90: Using The Cgroup Command

    FREEZE: When CGROUP is issued with the FREEZE option, the MCU: ◦ Blocks the logical path(s) between the specified MCU CU and RCU CU to stop all Continuous Access Synchronous Z update copy operations to the R-VOLs in the specified RCU.

  • Page 91: Using Pprc Tso Commands With Cgroup Support

    Figure 12 Overview of GDPS operations Figure key: Read/write I/Os are issued from the host. A failure occurs on a Continuous Access Synchronous Z M-VOL, and the MCU suspends the pair. Suspend and extended long busy state are reported to the host. Host reports IEA494I with extended long busy state.

  • Page 92

    Figure 13 Output to MCU: 2105 and 2107 controller emulations Figure 14 Output to RCU: 2105 and 2107 controller emulations: Figure 15 (page 92) show the output of the CQUERY command issued to a CQUERY/VOLUME. Continuous Access Synchronous Z M-VOL that has been suspended by the CGROUP/FREEZE command.

  • Page 93: Iea494i And Iea491e Console Messages, Iea494i Message

    Figure 16 Output to R-VOL: 2105 and 2107 controller emulations IEA494I and IEA491E console messages When a Continuous Access Synchronous Z pair is suspended, whether user requested or due to failure, the MCU generates sense information to notify the host(s). If the PPRC ERP PTF is installed and PPRC Support = Yes is selected on the RCU option dialog box, this notification results in an IEA494I system console message as well as an IEA491E message.

  • Page 94: Iea491e Message, P9500 Response Characteristics To Failure Conditions

    IEA491E message When a Continuous Access Synchronous Z pair is suspended due to a failure, the MCU reports SCI as well as unit check status and sense bytes with F/M = FB. In response to the F/M=FB sense bytes, the IEA491E system console message is generated (if supported by the host). Example 2 “IEA491E message”...

  • Page 95

    Table 39 P9500 response characteristics to failure conditions (continued) Failure condition Continuous Expected messages FREEZE function Access Synchronous Z pairs suspended? Failure of two (1) IEA480 message (SIM for LDEV blocked) is Not activated physical displayed when the next I/O is issued to any devices in a volume in the parity group.

  • Page 96

    Table 39 P9500 response characteristics to failure conditions (continued) Failure condition Continuous Expected messages FREEZE function Access Synchronous Z pairs suspended? Failure of NVS One side of (1) The RCU reports IEA480 message (SIM for Not activated on the RCU cache cache blocked) to either the MCU or the host RCU;Failure of blocked due to...

  • Page 97: Gdps Continuous Access Synchronous Z Compatible Xrc Matrix

    Table 39 P9500 response characteristics to failure conditions (continued) Failure condition Continuous Expected messages FREEZE function Access Synchronous Z pairs suspended? (2) One (or more) IEA494 messages showing affected LCU EXTENDED LONG BUSY are displayed. pairs. (3) One (or more) IEA491 and IEA494 messages showing PAIR SUSPENDED are displayed.

  • Page 98

    Table 41 GDPS Continuous Access Synchronous Z Compatible XRC matrix (continued) Feature IBM 3990 6E P9500 XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array, XP12000 Disk Array/XP10000 Disk Array Interface between storage ESCON – max of 43 km Communication using switch Communication using switch systems communication using and extender using Fibre and extender using Fibre...

  • Page 99

    Table 42 GDPS Continuous Access Synchronous Z Compatible XRC matrix Feature IBM 3990 6E P9500 XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array, XP12000 Disk Array/XP10000 Disk Array Continuous Access Synchronous Z Unique Features (specified using Remote Web Console or SVP) RCU Options Minimum paths Not supported Default = 1.

  • Page 100

    Table 44 GDPS Continuous Access Synchronous Z Compatible XRC matrix (continued) Feature IBM 3990 6E P9500 XP24000/XP20000 Disk Array, XP12000 Disk Array/XP10000 Disk Array Max. volumes 256 per storage system 256 per CU 256 per CU Utility volumes with Multi Multiple supported Multiple supported Multiple supported...

  • Page 101: B Continuous Access Synchronous Z Scripting, Scripting Overview

    B Continuous Access Synchronous Z scripting This appendix describes how to use script files to perform Continuous Access Synchronous Z operations. Scripting overview An added benefit of the Continuous Access Synchronous Z feature is its support for scripting operations. This capability provides the user with additional flexibility in managing their Continuous Access Synchronous Z environment.

  • Page 102

    This section assumes that the user is familiar with batch files and does not provide instructions for writing or editing batch files. The macro commands and parameters listed in this section are the only commands recognized by the scripting function. CAUTION: The user is responsible for testing the scripting function before running any scripts.

  • Page 103: Scripting Syntax, Syntax Overview

    Table 46 Internal macro commands for Continuous Access Synchronous Z scripting (continued) Type Macro Description Delay Suspends script execution for the specified length of time. Executes a script conditionally. EndIf Terminates a script conditionally. MakeString Makes strings; converts numeric value to character string. Message The Message command is not yet supported.

  • Page 104: Script File Requirements, Script Symbols

    Table 48 Script components (continued) Component Description List In a list description, a constant is enclosed in braces “{}”. A comma “,” is inserted between constants. For example {1, 2, 3, 4}, or {“ABC”, “qtw” }. Lists and work variables cannot be described in a list.

  • Page 105: Execute A Script

    Table 50 Script symbols (continued) Symbol Equal sign Used as a substitute sign when used alone. When the equal sign follows, it becomes an operator in the If statement. The before and after phrases are split by the above symbols. Each symbol is recognized as a single word. Execute a script Procedure 24 To execute a script of pair operations Create a script in a text format.

  • Page 106: Delete Script Files, Export Script Trace Files

    Delete script files Procedure 25 To delete script files Click File Operation on the Script Operation window to open the File Operation dialog box Select the file from the list in Script File that you want to delete. You can select multiple files at the same time.

  • Page 107: Operation Macro Commands, Create Pairs

    The error trace file shown in the following example details the errors that occurred while running scripts. Table 52 (page 107) describes the contents of the error trace file. Example 4 Error trace file information 000002 000001 08/03/05 10:06:32 0014 5004 API error (SetCreatePair). ErrorCode=6005 8704 000002 08/03/05 10:06:42 0016 5004 API error (SetCreatePair).

  • Page 108

    The CreateHrcPair command only creates the pair. You must run the StartHrcPair command after establishing the pair to start the remote copy process. The CreateHrcPair parameters are: CreateHrcPair∆$Dev= M-VOL device list ,$RcuSn= Serial number list ,$RcuSsid= SSID number list ,$Rdev= R-VOL device list [,$CopyPace= Initial copy pace list] [,$CopyMode= Initial copy mode list] [,$Sync= Sync level list]...

  • Page 109

    Time-Saving Mode flag: “Yes” = The Use Time-Saving Mode option is enabled; “No” = The Use Time-Saving Mode option is disabled; default = “Yes”. This parameter is a non-list type and only one value can be specified. Differential management measurement flag list (string): The differential between the volumes is managed in cylinder (“Cylinder”...

  • Page 110: Release Pairs

    Example 5 CreateHrcPair command (Part 1) Start $Script="HRC",$Svr="64002"// $Dev SetList $D =_ilDevA, $S = {0x000100,0x000101,0x000102,0x000103,0x000104,0x000105,0x000106, 0x000107} AddList $D =_ilDevA, $S = {0x000108,0x000109,0x00010A,0x00010B,0x00010C,0x00010D,0x00010E, 0x00010F} // $Rdev SetList $D =_ilDevB, $S = {0x001F00,0x001F01,0x001F02,0x001F03,0x001F04,0x001F05,0x001F06, 0x001F07} AddList $D =_ilDevB, $S = {0x001F08,0x001F09,0x001F0A,0x001F0B,0x001F0C,0x001F0D,0x001F0E, 0x001F0F} // $Priority SetList $D =_ilWorkA, $S = {1,2,3,4,16.32} // $Fence SetList $D =_slWorkB, $S = {"D","S","S","N"}...

  • Page 111

    Release range list (string): To maintain interchangeability with the script made with the model before XP12000 Disk Array/XP10000 Disk Array, this parameter has been left. Do not use this parameter with P9500. Time-Saving Mode flag: “Yes” = The Use Time-Saving Mode option is enabled; “No” = The Use Time-Saving Mode option is disabled;...

  • Page 112

    Example 8 SuspendHrcPair command Start $Script="HRC",$Svr="64002" // $Dev SetList $D =_ilDevA, $S = {0x000100,0x000101,0x000102,0x000103} AddList $D =_ilDevA, $S = {0x000104,0x000105,0x000106,0x000107,0x000108} // $SusReport SetList $D = _ilWorkA, $S = {0, 1, 0} // $SusMode SetList $D = _slWorkA, $S = {"R-VOL","M", "R", "M-VOL"} SuspendHrcPair $Dev = _ilDevA, $SusMode = _slWorkA, $SusReport = _ilWorkA // $Dev...

  • Page 113: Change Pair Options

    The following example shows the pair macro commands needed to resynchronize the specified pair in synchronous mode with fence level = never and priority = 1. After resynchronizing pairs, you must run the StartHrcPair command to begin remote copy activity. Example 9 ResumeHrcPair command Start $Script="HRC",$Svr="64002"...

  • Page 114: Start A Pair, Get Pair Status

    Example 10 ChangeHrcOption command Start $Script="HRC",$Svr="64002" // $Dev SetList $D =_ilDevA, $S = {0x000100,0x000101,0x000102,0x000103,0x000104} AddList $D =_ilDevA, $S = {0x000117,0x000118,0x000119} // $OptCfwSetList $D = _ilWorkA, $S = {1, 1, 0} // $Fence SetList $D = _slWorkA, $S = {"D", "S", "N", "Data", "Status"} ChangeHrcOption $Dev = _ilDevA, $Fence = _slWorkA, $OptCfw = _ilWorkA // $Dev...

  • Page 115: Select Devices

    Example 12 GetHrcStatus command GetHrcStatus $Dev=0x00004a _sMsgB=_HrcStatus_Fence _sMsgC=_HrcStatus_Sync _sMsgD=_HrcStatus_Sn _iNumB=_HrcStatus_Ssid _iNumC=_HrcStatus_DeviceR Select devices The SelectHrcDevice command allows you to search for pairs whose status matches the specified parameters. The SelectHrcDevice parameters include: SelectHrcDevice∆$DevList= Output list ,$Dev= Device list [,$RcuSn= Serial number list] [,$RcuSsid= SSID number list] [,$Fence= Fence level list] [,$Sync= Sync level list]...

  • Page 116: Internal Macro Commands

    CT group list (numeric): To maintain interchangeability with the script made with the model before XP12000 Disk Array/XP10000 Disk Array, this parameter has been left. Do not use this parameter with P9500. SEQCHK flag list (string): To maintain interchangeability with the script made with the model before XP12000 Disk Array/XP10000 Disk Array, this parameter has been left.

  • Page 117: Internal Macro Command Definitions, Addlist, Delay, If / Endif

    Table 55 Internal macro commands Type Macro Description For lists SetList Set (define) a list of items. AddList Add items to a list. For non-lists Start Declares the beginning of a script. Declares the end of a script. Delay Suspends script execution for the specified length of time. Executes a script conditionally.

  • Page 118: Makestring

    be met. You must end an If statement with an IF/EndIf statement. The execution statement cannot be defined on the same line as the If statement. The If statement must contain one conditional decision statement within parentheses. The string values must be compared as ASCII character codes (see Table 56 (page 118)).

  • Page 119: Message, Setlist, Start

    Example 15 MakeString $D= output buffer ,$Fmt= expression 1,$Item= expression 2 Table 58 MakeString expression definitions Expression 1 Expression 2 Expression 1 is one of three format control strings ($Fmt): Expression 2 is any expression not containing a list reserved variable (must be constant or work variable). %d Converts a 16-bit numeric expression to a decimal number (0 - 65535).

  • Page 120: Work Variables, Reserved Variables, Reserved Result Variables

    If the S/N of the connected storage system is less than a 5-digit number (for example, 00102), input the valid digits only. Start $Script= HRC”,$Svr=102 If you want to execute the script without checking the S/N of connected storage system, do not input any numbers for $Svr between double-quotation marks ("").

  • Page 121: Reserved Status Variables

    the valid result values. When a new macro is initiated, the result value automatically resets to 0x0000. The functional macro executes on the specified number of devices. If the macro does not satisfy the execution condition, a conditional error occurs. If a conditional error is found, the result value is OR’d with 0x1000, and the macro is logged in the error and macro trace files.

  • Page 122: Optional Script Parameters

    Table 61 Reserved status variables (continued) Variable Type Description _HrcStatus _TimeOfUpdate String Stores the pair status update time: “MM/DD/YYYY hh:mm:ss” = MM: month, DD: day, YYYY: year, hh: hour, mm: minute, ss: second. _HrcStatus _TimeOfEstablish String Stores the pair creation update time: “MM/DD/YYYY hh:mm:ss” = MM: month, DD: day, YYYY: year, hh: hour, mm: minute, ss: second.

  • Page 123

    Table 62 Syntax requirements for optional parameters (continued) Parameter Syntax requirements The equal sign is described between the right side and $Script. Specifying the right side is correct. The equal sign is described between the right side and $Svr. Specifying the right side is correct. The parameter identification name is described immediately after the macro.

  • Page 124: Error Reporting

    Table 62 Syntax requirements for optional parameters (continued) Parameter Syntax requirements The equal sign is described between the right side and the parameter identification name. Specifying the right side is correct. The parameter identification name is described immediately after the macro. The parameters for the identification names are delimited by a comma (,).

  • Page 125

    Table 64 Continuous Access Synchronous Z scripting error codes Message ID Internal code Error message Error description 2338 Normal End. The script execution has completed successfully. 2339 1 102 Cannot open a file by The Memo command cannot start the Write application. Memo command.

  • Page 126

    Table 64 Continuous Access Synchronous Z scripting error codes (continued) Message ID Internal code Error message Error description 2353 24xx Illegal parameter. Line = The parameters of script line nnnn are invalid. nnnn 2354 2301 Unknown parameter. Line An undefined parameter is used in script line nnnn. = nnnn 2355 2355...

  • Page 127

    Table 64 Continuous Access Synchronous Z scripting error codes (continued) Message ID Internal code Error message Error description 2362 51 15 Parameter value error A functional macro parameter error was found in the ($PairStatus). setting $PairStatus. 2362 51 16 Parameter value error A functional macro parameter error was found in the ($DevAttr).

  • Page 128

    Table 64 Continuous Access Synchronous Z scripting error codes (continued) Message ID Internal code Error message Error description 2995 5205 Illegal combination ($Sync A functional macro parameter combination error is and $TimeStamp). found. ($Sync and $TimeStamp.) 2996 5301 $CTG not found. $CTG is not described when asynchronous copy pair creation.

  • Page 129: C Continuous Access Synchronous Z Gui Reference, Continuous Access Synchronous Z Windows

    C Continuous Access Synchronous Z GUI reference This appendix describes the Continuous Access Synchronous Z windows, dialog boxes, fields, and behaviors in Remote Web Console. Continuous Access Synchronous Z windows Continuous Access Synchronous Z information and pair operations are seen and initiated in the following GUI windows: Pair Operation RCU Operation...

  • Page 130: Pair Operation Window

    Window Context menu command Description RCU Operation > Add RCU Used to add a remote system to the main system in a Continuous Access Synchronous Z relationship. RCU Operation > Change Used to change remote system options. RCU Option RCU Operation > Delete RCU Used to delete a remote system.

  • Page 131

    Use this window to: “Create pairs” (page 55) “Suspend pairs” (page 58) “Resynchronize pairs” (page 59) “Delete pairs” (page 59) “Check pair status” (page 55) “Change fence level, other pair options” (page 60) Item Description Tree Displays the connected storage system, LDKC, CU grouping (grouping each 16 CUs), and the CUs that contain LVIs (CUs without LVIs are not displayed).

  • Page 132: Detailed Information Dialog Box

    Item Description Diff The differential data setting (bitmap table managed by cylinder or track). The pair's consistency group number (00-7F). Displays only for Synchronous-C pairs. Sync Shows the percentage of synchronization while the copy process is in progress During the pair suspension process, shows the concordance ratio of the specified volume. Whether or not the host I/O timestamp is transferred from M-VOL to R-VOL is indicated.

  • Page 133

    This dialog box lets you view details for a selected Continuous Access Synchronous Z pair. Item Description M-VOL and R-VOL areas The following displays in the order shown: LDKC number, CU number, and device ID Emulation type Capacity (number of cylinders) CLPR Local volume’s cache logical partition number and name.

  • Page 134: Add Pair Dialog Box

    Item Description If you select Only M-VOL when creating a pair, the data set that is updated by CFW in the M-VOL cannot be used in the R-VOL. To use this data set in the R-VOL, release pair and format the data set. This field displays only when the M-VOL is selected.

  • Page 135: Suspend Pair Dialog Box

    This dialog box lets you create a pair. See “Create pairs” (page 55) for complete information. Item Description M-VOL Shows the M-VOL LDKC number, CU number, LDEV number, and CLPR number and name. R-VOL Where the R-VOL is defined: device ID. Where the remote system is defined.

  • Page 136: Resume Pair Dialog Box

    This dialog box lets you suspend a pair. See “Suspend pairs” (page 58) for complete information. Item Description Volume Shows the selected volume’s LDKC number, CU number, LDEV number. SSB [F/M=FB] When this option is enabled (and PPRC Support = Yes), the MCU will notify all attached hosts (IEA494I message) that the pair was suspended.

  • Page 137: Delete Pair Dialog Box, Change Pair Option Dialog Box

    Delete Pair dialog box This dialog box lets you delete a pair. See “Delete pairs” (page 59) for complete information. Item Description Volume Shows the selected volume’s LDKC number, CU number, LDEV number. Deleting Mode Where the option is defined to delete the pair forcibly. Change Pair Option dialog box This dialog box lets you change the M-VOL Fence Level and CFW Data for an existing pair.

  • Page 138: Display Filter Dialog Box, Rcu Operation Window

    Display Filter dialog box This dialog box lets you filter the information displayed on the Pair Operation window. Item Description Type Select the pair type: synchronous, synchronous-C, or all types. M-VOL/R-VOL Select the volume type, M-VOL or R-VOL or all types. CT Group Select the consistency group.

  • Page 139

    “Monitor, maintain logical paths” (page 66) View the following: ◦ Information related to Continuous Access Synchronous Z storage systems in: “RCU Operations list when “MCU&RCU” selected ” (page 140) ◦ Information related to ports in: “RCU Operations list when “Port” selected ” (page 141) Item Description Tree...

  • Page 140: Rcu Operations List When "mcu&rcu" Selected

    RCU Operations list when “MCU&RCU” selected List field descriptions when MCU&RCU is selected in the Display box are shown below. The fields vary according to the selections you make in the tree: “When LDKC, a CU group, or CU is selected in tree” (page 140) “When an MCU or RCU is selected in tree”...

  • Page 141: When An Mcu Or Rcu Is Selected In Tree, Rcu Operations List When "port" Selected

    When an MCU or RCU is selected in tree The following columns are displayed in the list area when MCU&RCU is selected in Display, and an MCU or an RCU is selected in the tree. Column Description Item SSID or path SSID SSID of the paired CU M-R Path...

  • Page 142: Rcu Status Dialog Box

    RCU Status dialog box This dialog box lets you view status and other information for the selected RCU. Right-click an RCU (MCU&RCU in Display), then select RCU Status. Item Description List Paths on this system. No. The paths are listed in numbered order. Path Status.

  • Page 143: Add Rcu Dialog Box

    Item Description Last Update Time Date and time when the RCU was last updated. FREEZE Option Support for the CGROUP (FREEZE/ RUN) PPRC TSO command. Round Trip Time The time limit for data to travel from M-VOL to R-VOL. Check box, "Refresh the To refresh the RCU Operation window after closing the RCU Status dialog box, click the RCU Operation window check box.

  • Page 144: Rcu Option Dialog Box, Add Path Dialog Box

    RCU Option dialog box This dialog box lets you change data path parameters: the minimum number of paths, RIO MIH, FREEZE Option, and Round Trip Time options. See the procedure “Configure disk arrays and define logical paths” (page 46) for complete information.

  • Page 145: Add Ssid Dialog Box, Usage Monitor Window

    This dialog box lets you configure additional logical paths. See “Configure additional logical paths” (page 51) for complete information. Item Description M-R Path Where the logical path is defined between local and remote systems. MCU Port Where local system initiator port is defined. RCU Port Where remote system initiator port is defined.

  • Page 146: History Window

    This window lets you monitor and use copy-operations data and I/O statistics. See “Monitor copy operations, I/O ” (page 64) for complete information. Item Description Monitoring Switch Enable: Monitoring is on. Graph displays. Disable: Monitoring is off. Graph is disabled. Gathering Interval The data collection interval.

  • Page 147: History Window Notes, Export Operations History

    Field Description Previous/Next Shows a maximum of 16,384 operations at a time. If the number of operations exceeds 16,384, click Previous or Next to show the remaining operations. History list The history of operations on pairs in the connected storage system. The list consists of the following information: Operation Time: Date and time operation completed.

  • Page 148: System Option Window

    (1) Data and time when the operation finished. (2) Status (3) LDKC, CU, and LDEV numbers of the accessed volume (LDKC:CU:LDEV). (4) Not used. (5) LDKC, CU, and LDEV numbers of the paired volume (LDKC:CU:LDEV) (6) Time taken for copying. Time is provided only when the operation is Pairing Complete or Pair Resync Complete. System Option window This window lets you change the number of volumes on which the initial copy operation is performed concurrently.

  • Page 149: Glossary

    Glossary Arbitrated loop. P9000 or XP Business Copy. An HP application that provides volume-level, point-in-time copies in the disk array. BC Z The version of Business Copy that supports mainframe volumes. The basic unit of data in a binary numbering system (binary digit), represented by a 0 or a 1. Eight bits equals one byte.

  • Page 150

    M-VOL Main volume. Main control unit. Multiple virtual storage. P-VOL Primary volume. parity group A set of hard disk drives that have the same capacity and that are treated as one group. A parity group contains both user data and parity information, which enables user data to be accessed if one or more drives in the group is not available.

  • Page 151: Index

    Index about, planning, Add Pair dialog box, exporting history of pair operations, Add Path dialog box, exporting pair information, Add RCU dialog box, external port, Add SSID dialog box, F/M=FB message, bandwidth, failover software bitmap areas, about, Business Continuity Manager failure conditions and PPRC, about, feature comparison, storage systems,...

  • Page 152

    Resume Pair dialog box, resynchronizing pairs, non-volatile storage (NVS), planning considerations, RMF, round trip time, changing, overview, scheduling order for initial copies, script errors, P/DAS, scripts, Pair Operation window, sharing volumes, pair operations SIMs, exporting history of, SSIDs, adding and deleting, history, storage capacity values with PPRC,...

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