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Migrating GAD Pairs Non-disruptively using GAD   Introduction This blog shows how to migrate global-active device (GAD) pairs from a Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F1500 (VSP F1500) storage system to a VSP E1090 storage system non-disruptively. This migration was tested in a lab environment with microcode 80-06-93-00/80 (VSP F1500) and 93-07-01-80/00 (VSP E1090). Environment The migration environment consists of: ·        Source GAD: 2x VSP F1500 ·        Target GAD: 2x VSP E1090 ·        Quorum: 1x G600 ·        One RHEL host ·        FC ...
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Table of Contents (Quick Links) Executive Summary Test Environment Configuration Test Design and Implementation Test Procedures Environment Prerequisite Test Items Test Results Summary Executive Summary Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) 5000 series storage systems provide high availability and represents the industry’s highest performing and most scalable storage solution. VSP 5000 series offers high performance, high availability, and reliability for enterprise-class data centers and features the industry's most comprehensive suite of local and remote data protection capabilities. In a high-availability ...
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Introduction At Hitachi Vantara, we are always searching for ways to make sure that our storage products are fault tolerant and highly available. Although Amazon Web Services (AWS) availability zone outages are rare, every organization should be prepared in case an outage occurs. My team wondered what would happen to Global-Active-Device (GAD) Cloud Quorum if an availability zone went down. After running a few tests, we found that the quorum experienced a blockage on the Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), while the host I/O remained unaffected. Also, the blockage automatically resolved after the availability zone was restored. We then wondered ...
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Introduction What exactly does Global-active device (GAD) cloud quorum do, and who is it for? We will answer both questions by showing you a real-life customer use case where GAD cloud quorum is the perfect solution to address all the customer’s issues with their current environment. After providing an introduction to the standard GAD implementations and the issues that can arise, we’ll show you a side-by-side comparison of the customer’s implementation with and without GAD cloud quorum. If you use, or are interested in GAD, but are limited by a physical quorum disk, read about the progress of GAD quorum options and how the new options make GAD more flexible ...
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Introduction As cloud technologies continue to expand, it’s important that your business leverages cloud technologies to ensure high availability for your products. Although having a physical storage system serve as a quorum at a third site increases redundancy, using global-active device cloud quorum gives you access to more sites increasing the availability of your solution. Additionally, you no longer need to pay for maintenance and deployment of the third storage system because all computing resources are hosted in the cloud and you are only charged on-demand for hardware usage. Global-Active Device Cloud Quorum Global-active device cloud quorum is ...
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Introduction Are you still using a physical storage system located in a third physical site for your global-active device quorum? What if you could reduce the cost of global-active device and increase the availability of the quorum? As cloud technologies continue to expand, it’s important that your business leverages cloud technologies to ensure high availability for your products. Although having a physical storage system serve as a quorum at a third site increases redundancy, using global-active device cloud quorum gives you access to more sites increasing the availability of your solution. Additionally, you no longer need to pay for maintenance and deployment ...
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Hitachi and VMware design partnership recently introduced the ability to leverage vVols as principal storage for VMware Cloud Foundation environments. The newly released  solution  enables a flexible hybrid cloud to improve performance, enhance simplicity, and reduce costs.  Hitachi’s SDDC hybrid cloud solution  Unified Compute Platform RS  powered by VMware Cloud Foundation is rapidly gaining adoption, especially in federal, healthcare, and financial services customers due to its advanced automation and extension into public clouds allowing seamless data mobility. Better together – Integrated VCF and VSP However, many ...
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The digital transformation journey is critical in meeting evolving business and market requirements for many companies. Businesses are in the process of storing and leveraging data at an unprecedented rate. This stored data is key to insights that enhance customer experience, gain competitive advantage, and solve other complex business problems. Data is now a businesses' most critical asset, and the loss of access can negatively affect the bottom line. Impacts can include direct loss of revenue, missed business opportunities, loss of customer confidence, damage to brand integrity, and more. Business suffers when systems are down and data is unavailable. ...
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Previously ( VMware protection in Hitachi Data Instance Director - Part 1: Selection ) I wrote about the options provided for selecting Virtual Machines via the HDID user interface. This is a great introduction to show off the capabilities of what HDID makes possible, but what if you're a DevOps type and clicking buttons isn't really "your thing"? Well, thankfully there's the HDID REST API, and even more helpfully the HDID SDK. n this blog post I'll go through the required API calls to create the ESX node and use it to build a Policy that selects Virtual Machines by id, name and tag. I'll also try and follow up each blog post with ...
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Modern Data Protection re-architected for scalability, security, cloud services The Center of Excellence offers support which includes Demo`s, PoC`s and sales/pre-sales support functions. For more information  CLICK HERE To Request support  CLICK HERE   See below the Demo overview. Hitachi-Ops Data Instance Director :  E nables the deployment of modern data protection and copy data management capabilities as cloud-based services, with new fe​atures​ including:​ A comprehensive RESTful API to enable full integration with application environments and managed services portals. Storage-assisted protection of VMware vSphere environments, with a vCenter ...
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Hitachi Vantara has had a long and successful partnership with VMware, with many integration points between our products and the VMware ecosystem. At the center of these integrations is the acknowledgement that VMware administrators want to manage their data and infrastructure from within the familiar VMware environment, and not have to jump between different tools and interfaces to complete their job functions. This partnership extends to data protection and copy data management. Not all data, and therefore not all virtual machines, have the same value to your organization, so ideally you would prefer to use the right tools that meet the availability, ...
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