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  • 1. Demo Script EMC Confidential RepliStor with ExchangePublication Date: 23 April 2007Version: 1.0Prepared by:ESG Demo Team Overview This document is a generic RepliStor with Exchange demoContents1 – Connect to the Domain Controllers............. 3 script.2 – Start the RepliStor GUI ................................. 33 – Purge the Message Logs.............................. 3 Complex configurations and performance optimization are4 – Connect the GUI to the Correct Sites.......... 4 beyond the scope of this document.5 – Exchange Module Options ........................... 46 – Activate the Exchange alias......................... 97 – Connect to Outlook and the DNS Admin .. 128 – Show the DNS and Outlook Config ........... 139 – Send Messages ........................................... 2110 – Trigger a Failover ...................................... 2311 – Reconnect to Outlook............................... 2512 – Send Messages ......................................... 2713 – Trigger a Failback ..................................... 2914 – Reconnect to Outlook............................... 3115 – Send Messages ......................................... 3416 – Create a VSS snapshot............................. 3617 – Remove the Exchange Database............. 3918 – Recover Exchange .................................... 4219 – Start and Resync Exchange..................... 50
  • 2. RepliStor with Exchange 2 EMC Confidential Copyright © 2006 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC believes the information in this publication is accurate as of its publication date. The information is subject to change without notice. THE INFORMATION IN THIS PUBLICATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” EMC CORPORATION MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PUBLICATION, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Use, copying, and distribution of any EMC software described in this publication requires an applicable software license. For the most up-to-date listing of EMC product names, see EMC Corporation Trademarks on EMC.com All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.
  • 3. RepliStor with Exchange 3 EMC Confidential1 – Connect to the Domain Controllers Connect to mexicocity-se and tijuana-se, the Domain Controllers, and login as esgadmin/d3m04esg.2 – Start the RepliStor GUI From the mexicocity-se and tijuana-se remote desktop sessions, click the RepliStor Administration Client Quick Launch button.3 – Purge the Message Logs From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session: 1. Double-click mexicocity-se in the Site list pane to connect to it. .
  • 4. RepliStor with Exchange 4 EMC Confidential 2. Right Click in the Messages pane and select Purge Message Log. Repeat these steps for each server in the Site list to purge the message log for all sites. When you have finished, all servers in the Site list pane should have a green light next to them.4 – Connect the GUI to the Correct Sites 1. From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session, double-click monterrey-se in the Site list pane to connect to it. 2. From the tijuana-se remote desktop session, double-click cabo-se in the Site list pane to connect to it.5 – Exchange Module Options 1. Connect to monterrey-se, and login as esgadmin/d3m04esg.
  • 5. RepliStor with Exchange 5 EMC Confidential 2. From the monterrey-se remote desktop sessions, click the RepliStor Administration Client Quick Launch button. 3. Select Maintenance Manage Modules. 4. Select ExchangeRepliStor and click Configure.
  • 6. RepliStor with Exchange 6 EMC Confidential 5. Click Next and explain options for failover configuration. Explain that during the configuration of Exchange services on CABO-SE and MONTERREY-SE servers a virtual Exchange Server CANCUN was created in the Exchange organization. You can find more details on this topic in the EMC RepliStor for Microsoft Windows Version 6.2 SP1 Release Notes. Click Next. 6. Explain VSS options and click Next.
  • 7. RepliStor with Exchange 7 EMC Confidential 7. Explain that Exchange Support Module requires administrative privileges account and password information. Click Next. 8. Click Cancel on Ready to Install the Program screen.
  • 8. RepliStor with Exchange 8 EMC Confidential 9. Click Yes to confirm cancellation of the configuration wizard. 10. Click Finish.
  • 9. RepliStor with Exchange 9 EMC Confidential6 – Activate the Exchange alias From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session: 1. Select Maintenance Alias.
  • 10. RepliStor with Exchange 10 EMC Confidential 2. Click the Activate Aliases checkbox and click OK. 3. Wait until the message Successfully added alias: CANCUN-SE appears in the Messages pane. 4. Right click the First Storage Group spec and select Enable.
  • 11. RepliStor with Exchange 11 EMC Confidential 5. Right click the First Storage Group specification and select Synchronize. 6. On the Sync Options screen click Sync Now. 7. Confirm that you want to synchronize the specification by clicking Yes.
  • 12. RepliStor with Exchange 12 EMC Confidential 8. Wait until the scale icon is level.7 – Connect to Outlook and the DNS Admin From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session: 1. Click the Outlook quick launch button. 2. Click OK to connect to the California profile. 3. Connect to the DNS Administrator From the tijuana-se remote desktop session: 1. Click the Outlook quick launch button. 2. Click OK to connect to the Utah profile.
  • 13. RepliStor with Exchange 13 EMC Confidential 3. Connect to the DNS Administrator8 – Show the DNS and Outlook Config From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session: 1. In the DNS window show the mexico.legato.com forward lookup zone and verify that the CANCUN-SE alias refers to monterrey-se. 2. In the Outlook window select Tools Email Accounts.
  • 14. RepliStor with Exchange 14 EMC Confidential 3. Select View or change existing e-mail accounts and click Next.
  • 15. RepliStor with Exchange 15 EMC Confidential 4. On the E-mail Accounts screen click Change.
  • 16. RepliStor with Exchange 16 EMC Confidential 5. Show that the Microsoft Exchange Server is listed as CANCUN-SE and click Cancel.
  • 17. RepliStor with Exchange 17 EMC Confidential From the tijuana-se remote desktop session: 1. Show the mexico.legato.com forward lookup zone and verify that the CANCUN-SE alias refers to monterrey-se. 2. Select Tools Email Accounts.
  • 18. RepliStor with Exchange 18 EMC Confidential 3. Select View or change existing e-mail accounts and click Next.
  • 19. RepliStor with Exchange 19 EMC Confidential 4. On the E-mail Accounts screen click Change.
  • 20. RepliStor with Exchange 20 EMC Confidential 5. Show that the Microsoft Exchange Server is listed as CANCUN-SE and click Cancel.
  • 21. RepliStor with Exchange 21 EMC Confidential9 – Send Messages 1. From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session send a message from the California user to the Utah user.
  • 22. RepliStor with Exchange 22 EMC Confidential 2. From the tijuana-se remote desktop session, verify that the message was received and send a reply from the Utah user to the California user. 3. From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session verify that the reply was received
  • 23. RepliStor with Exchange 23 EMC Confidential10 – Trigger a Failover From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session: 1. Click Aliases, right click the CANCUN-SE alias and select Properties. 2. Explain the Alias, IP Addresses, Services, and Target tabs. Explain that Manual Activation on Target is generally enabled for WAN failover and disabled for LAN failover. Explain that split brain occurs if Manual Activation on Target is disabled, the network connection between the cluster nodes goes down, and the target takes over while the source is still running. Manual Activation on Target is suggested so that a person can verify that the network connection has not failed, and thereby prevent split brain from occurring. Click OK when you are finished.
  • 24. RepliStor with Exchange 24 EMC Confidential 3. Right click the CANCUN-SE alias and select Manual Fail. 4. Click OK to confirm that you want to transfer the alias to the target. 5. Wait until the message Successfully removed alias: CANCUN-SE appears in the Messages pane. From the tijuana-se remote desktop session: 6. Right click the CANCUN-SE alias and select Activate. 7. Click Yes to confirm that you want to activate CANCUN-SE the alias.
  • 25. RepliStor with Exchange 25 EMC Confidential 8. Wait until the CANCUN-SE alias has been activated.11 – Reconnect to Outlook From the tijuana-se remote desktop session: 1. Confirm the Outlook message that accompanies the failover event. 2. Close Outlook. 3. From the DNS administrator, right-click a blank area of the screen and select Refresh.Note – The DNS update may take a couple of minutesto appear.
  • 26. RepliStor with Exchange 26 EMC Confidential 4. Confirm that the CANCUN-SE alias now references cabo-se instead of monterrey-se. 5. Restart Outlook From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session: 1. Confirm the Outlook message that accompanies the failover event. 2. Close Outlook. 3. From the DNS administrator, right-click a blank area of the screen and select Refresh.Note – The DNS update may take a couple of minutesto appear. 4. Confirm that the CANCUN-SE alias now references cabo-se instead of monterrey-se. 5. Restart Outlook
  • 27. RepliStor with Exchange 27 EMC Confidential12 – Send Messages During the failover you may see the following messages from Outlook. They indicate that Replistor is in process of transferring control over to a stand-by Exchange server. 1. From the tijuana-se remote desktop session, send a message from the Utah user to the California user.
  • 28. RepliStor with Exchange 28 EMC Confidential 2. From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session, verify that the message was received and send a reply from the California user to the Utah user.
  • 29. RepliStor with Exchange 29 EMC Confidential 3. From the tijuana-se remote desktop session verify that the reply was received13 – Trigger a Failback From the tijuana-se remote desktop session: 1. Right-click the CANCUN-SE alias and select Fail Back. 2. Click Yes to confirm that you want to initiate the fail back for CANCUN-SE alias. 3. Wait until the message Successfully removed alias: CANCUN-SE appears in the Messages pane.
  • 30. RepliStor with Exchange 30 EMC Confidential From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session: 1. Right-click the First Storage Group specification and select Enable. 2. Right-click the First Storage Group specification and select Synchronize.
  • 31. RepliStor with Exchange 31 EMC Confidential 3. On the Sync Options screen click Sync Now. 4. Confirm that you want to synchronize the specification by clicking Yes. 5. Wait until the scale icon is level.14 – Reconnect to Outlook From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session: 1. Confirm the Outlook message that accompanies the failover event.
  • 32. RepliStor with Exchange 32 EMC Confidential 2. Close Outlook. 3. From the DNS administrator, right-click a blank area of the screen and select Refresh.Note – The DNS update may take a couple of minutesto appear. 4. Confirm that the CANCUN-SE alias now references monterrey-se instead of cabo-se. 5. Restart Outlook.Note – If you get an error that the Exchange servercannot be contacted, the DNS alias update has notpropagated or the Exchange server is not ready.Wait a few seconds and try again.
  • 33. RepliStor with Exchange 33 EMC Confidential From the tijuana-se remote desktop session: 1. Confirm the Outlook message that accompanies the failover event. 2. Close Outlook. 3. From the DNS administrator, right-click a blank area of the screen and select Refresh.Note – The DNS update may take a couple of minutesto appear. 4. Confirm that the CANCUN-SE alias now references monterrey-se instead of cabo-se. 5. Restart Outlook.
  • 34. RepliStor with Exchange 34 EMC ConfidentialNote – If you get an error that the Exchange servercannot be contacted, the DNS alias update has notpropagated or the Exchange server is not ready.Wait a few seconds and try again.15 – Send Messages 1. From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session, send a message from the California user to the Utah user.
  • 35. RepliStor with Exchange 35 EMC Confidential 2. From the tijuana-se remote desktop session, verify that the message was received and send a reply from the California user to the Utah user.
  • 36. RepliStor with Exchange 36 EMC Confidential 3. From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session verify that the reply was received16 – Create a VSS snapshot From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session: 1. Right-click the First Storage Group specification and select Modify. 2. Click the VSS Parameters tab.
  • 37. RepliStor with Exchange 37 EMC Confidential 3. Explain that if the Shadow Copy On Target option is selected, the RepliStor driver forwards a Shadow Copy operation for a volume that it is mirroring as it would any other write operation. RepliStor pauses replication immediately before the Shadow Copy operation and un-pauses replication immediately after the Shadow Copy operation to ensure consistency of the snapshot on the target system. 4. Click VSS Schedule.
  • 38. RepliStor with Exchange 38 EMC Confidential 5. Explain that Shadow Copies can be created manually or according to a schedule. 6. Click Cancel to close the Shadow Copy Schedule window. Click Cancel again to close the Specifications window 7. Make sure that the specification First Storage Group is enabled. Right-click First Storage Group and select Shadow Copy to perform a manual Shadow Copy.
  • 39. RepliStor with Exchange 39 EMC Confidential 8. Verify that backup type is set to Full and click OK to confirm that you want to create a Shadow Copy. 9. Wait for the message Shadow Copy validation has been completed successfully on the target to appear in the Messages pane. The Shadow Copy has been created and validated.17 – Remove the Exchange Database From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session: 1. Select Maintanance Alias.
  • 40. RepliStor with Exchange 40 EMC Confidential 2. Uncheck Activate Aliases and click OK. 3. Wait until Successfully removed alias: CANCUN-SE appears in the Messages pane.
  • 41. RepliStor with Exchange 41 EMC Confidential 4. Double-click the monterrey_exch shortcut on the desktop to open monterrey- sed$Program FilesExchsrvrmdbdata. 5. Delete all Exchange database files. From the tijuana-se remote desktop session: 1. Double-click the cabo_exch shortcut on the desktop to open cabo-sed$Program FilesExchsrvrmdbdata. 2. Verify that deletion of the Exchange files has been replicated.
  • 42. RepliStor with Exchange 42 EMC Confidential18 – Recover Exchange From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session, right click the First Storage Group specification and select Disable. From the tijuana-se remote desktop session: 1. Look under the monterrey-se source site for the Shadow Copy Set you created previously, right-click it and select Revert. Explain that the Shadow Copy Set can also be mounted to a directory.
  • 43. RepliStor with Exchange 43 EMC Confidential 2. Mark the checkbox next to Force unmount of volume and click OK. 3. Wait until the message Shadow Copy successfully reverted appears in the Messages pane. 4. Double-click the cabo_exch shortcut on the desktop to open cabo-sed$Program FilesExchsrvrmdbdata. 5. Navigate to cabo-sed$Program FilesExchsrvrmdbdata to show the Exchange data as it existed at the time the Shadow Copy was created.
  • 44. RepliStor with Exchange 44 EMC Confidential 6. Right-click cabo-se and select Add Specification… 7. Select D:Program FilesExchsrvrmdbdata as the source and click Next.
  • 45. RepliStor with Exchange 45 EMC Confidential 8. Select MONTERREY-SE as the target server, verify that Same as Source is selected and click Next.
  • 46. RepliStor with Exchange 46 EMC Confidential 9. Click Next to accept the default options.
  • 47. RepliStor with Exchange 47 EMC Confidential 10. Click Next to accept the default VSS Parameter (disabled).
  • 48. RepliStor with Exchange 48 EMC Confidential 11. Click Finish to accept the default Synchronization options. 12. Click Yes to confirm the circular replication warning. 13. Wait until the scale is level.
  • 49. RepliStor with Exchange 49 EMC Confidential 14. Right click the D:Program FilesExchsrvrmdbdata specification and select Disable. 15. Right click the D:Program FilesExchsrvrmdbdata specification and select Delete.
  • 50. RepliStor with Exchange 50 EMC Confidential 16. Click OK to confirm the deletion.19 – Start and Resync Exchange From the mexicocity-se remote desktop session: 1. Double-click the monterrey_exch shortcut on the desktop to open monterrey- sed$Program FilesExchsrvrmdbdata. 2. Show the data in monterrey-sed$Program FilesExchsrvrmdbdata has been restored.
  • 51. RepliStor with Exchange 51 EMC Confidential 3. Select Maintenance->Alias. 4. Mark the checkbox next to Activate Aliases, and click OK. 5. Wait until the message Successfully added alias: CANCUN-SE appears in the Messages pane.
  • 52. RepliStor with Exchange 52 EMC Confidential 6. Right Click the First Storage Group specification and select Enable. 7. Right Click the First Storage Group specification and select Synchronize.
  • 53. RepliStor with Exchange 53 EMC Confidential 8. Click Sync Now to accept the default Sync Options. 9. Click Yes to confirm that you want to begin the replication. 10. Wait until the scale next to sync status is level. 11. Send additional test messages with Outlook, if desired.

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