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2        Disaster recovery in a virtualized worldHighlights                                                               ...
IBM Systems and Technology   3disaster recovery operations. An audit trail of actions taken and a   The elements involved ...
4   Disaster recovery in a virtualized worldmachines protected by IBM storage-based replication and                    rem...
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Disaster recovery in a virtualized world: IBM Storage and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

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Protecting businesses by protecting applications is an investment
required for IT operations. Protection solutions can be expensive,
complex and unreliable without regular exercising of the
recovery process. VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager
together with IBM® System Storage® solutions delivers the
highest levels of resiliency and protection within the virtualized
environment...

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Disaster recovery in a virtualized world: IBM Storage and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  1. 1. IBM Systems and Technology IBM System StorageDisaster recovery in a virtualized worldIBM Storage and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  2. 2. 2 Disaster recovery in a virtualized worldHighlights System Storage solutions complement Site Recovery Manager●● ● ● Delivers business resiliency from planned or unplanned by providing the critical performance and advanced functionality outages needed to replicate data from VMware virtual machine data●● ● ● Offers highly integrated and tested storage replication solution stores to other IBM storage systems in secondary locations.●● ● ● Improves operational efficiency with streamlined disaster The performance and flexibility of IBM advanced copy services recovery maximizes the investment in storage with the addition of disaster●● ● ● Minimizes Recovery Time Objectives to reduce business risk protection.Protecting businesses by protecting applications is an investment VMware vSphere also includes VMware High Availability (HA)required for IT operations. Protection solutions can be expen- which is supported by System Storage solutions to minimizesive, complex and unreliable without regular exercising of the unplanned downtime. VMware HA detects a physical serverrecovery process. VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager failure and restarts on a different server, and detects an operatingtogether with IBM® System Storage® solutions delivers the system failure and restarts the operating system as required.highest levels of resiliency and protection within the virtualized Used in conjunction with Site Recovery Manager and Systemenvironment. The combination provides a powerful solution to Storage solutions, high availability can be achieved withoutmanage the planning, testing and execution of a scheduled compromise.migration or emergency scenarios involving a failover andfailback of a data center from one site to another. Automating the recovery process and simplifying the manage- ment of disaster recovery plans with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager requires intelligent replication of data stores.Deliver business resiliency with Site Recovery Manager eliminates the historically complex pro-confidence and ease cesses typically implemented as manual steps with the associatedSite Recovery Manager extends the capabilities of VMware risks and mistakes. The automation of the non-disruptive testingvCenter into disaster recovery management with automation of recovery plans provides increased assurance of protectionenhancements. This is especially beneficial for Tier 1 applica- should a disaster occur. Site Recovery Manager can managetions with business-critical data that are increasingly being System Storage replication using the integration with VMwaretransitioned to virtualized server environments. vCenter Site vSphere and vCenter Server. Systems Storage solutions handleRecovery Manager uses VMware vSphere® replication or the replication and failover/failback mechanisms for access to theIBM storage-based copy services to provide: storage required for virtual machines as an integral element of the Site Recovery Manager operation.●● ● Simple and powerful replication of applications to a secondary site. With VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager the steps and●● ● Easy management of recovery and migration plans. resources that make up the failover process are managed directly●● ● Non-disruptive testing. from vCenter. The sequence of steps required to perform the●● ● Fully automated site recovery and migration. recovery is automatically captured, eliminating the need for a manual run book or documentation process and simplifying the
  3. 3. IBM Systems and Technology 3disaster recovery operations. An audit trail of actions taken and a The elements involved for this disaster recovery solution fromreport on the results are also produced, which can be invaluable IBM and VMware include:for understanding the operation and making improvements. ●● ● VMware ESXi installed on a physical server (ESX Host) at both the primary (protected) site and the secondary (recovery) site. ●● ● vCenter Server and vSphere Client at both sites. ●● ● vCenter SRM (5.0 or later). ●● ● A database for VMware vCenter SRM that is used to contain virtual machine configurations, protection groups and recovery plans. ●● ● System Storage solutions with remote replication services configured to replicate data stores. ●● ● IBM Storage Replication Adaptor, the required plug-in component to manage the System Storage replication and automate the disaster recovery workflows. Tight integration enables storage-based replication System Storage solutions support Site Recovery Manager with individual software modules, called Storage Replication Adaptors (SRAs), along with the storage-based replication and snapshot capabilities available with the systems. Developed and supported by IBM, the Storage Replication Adaptors use the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) SMI-S interface to provide the connection to the storage array. For easy access, the SRAs are made available for distribution by VMware and can be found on the vCenter Site Recovery Manager product download website. This tight integration between Site Recovery Manager and System Storage solutions enables IT administrators to discover and display virtual
  4. 4. 4 Disaster recovery in a virtualized worldmachines protected by IBM storage-based replication and remote mirroring features, such as Metro and Global Mirror.automate the copy operations for coordinated disaster recovery Integration with System Storage solutions and advancedfailovers as well as planned migrations. features allows customers to automate the recovery process and ensure reliable failover and failback. System StorageThe System Storage solutions provide for differing implementa- solutions are designed to permit non-disruptive testing of thetions that are designed to address different customer require- disaster recovery process by using storage snapshot capabilities.ments. IBM supports VMware vCenter SRM through built-insnapshots capabilities, such as IBM FlashCopy®, and advanced IBM Storage vCenter SRM Storage Built-in Point-in-time Advanced Storage-based System Replication Adapter Copy Services Replication Services IBM System IBM FlashCopy Metro Mirror, Global Storage DS8000 Mirror and Global Copy series IBM XIV Snapshots Remote Mirroring IBM Storwize IBM FlashCopy Metro and Global V7000 Mirror IBM SAN Volume IBM FlashCopy Metro and Global Controller Mirror IBM System Snapshot SnapMirror, Met o Storage Cluster N series IBM System IBM Flashcopy Remote Mirroring Storage DS5000 IBM System IBM Flashcopy Remote Mirroring Storage DS3500
  5. 5. IBM Systems and Technology 5Storage Replication Adapters are available for the following integrate directly with VMware using IBM-supplied StorageIBM storage systems: Replication Adaptors. Disaster recovery for VMware using Systems Storage is a key solution for enterprise IT environments●● ● IBM System Storage DS8000® looking to improve and optimize data center operations and●● ● IBM XIV® Storage System maintain high availability of business-critical applications.●● ● IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified●● ● IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller The IBM and VMware partnership●● ● IBM System Storage N series To help you make the most of your IT investments,●● ● IBM System Storage DS5000 IBM together with VMware can deliver a complete virtualiza-●● ● IBM System Storage DS3500 tion platform that can be tailored to meet any organization’s needs and environment. In partnership with VMware,The support of Site Recovery Manager is similar between each IBM commits resources and establishes programs forIBM storage system although the actual implementations may be ongoing testing, validation and interoperability. Together,slightly different. IBM and VMware offer:Streamline disaster recovery with VMware ●● ● The broadest platform of proven virtualization solutions,and IBM giving organizations flexibility and choice.Enterprise IT requires that critical applications and data be ●● ● Deep integration between products for enhanced usabilityprotected from disasters. Historically, the disaster recovery and advanced features.process has been complex and error prone. Adequate testing has ●● ● Comprehensive service and support to protect yourbeen problematic and the automated failover and failback has virtualization investments over the long term.been less than optimal. With the advent of VMware vCenterSite Recovery Manager, in combination with intelligent System As established leaders in the virtualization space, IBM andStorage solutions, the disaster recovery landscape has allowed for VMware are uniquely positioned to help organizations achieveautomation of processes, non-disruptive testing, and the ability their virtualization goals while minimizing business risk. Thisto exploit advanced functionality of IBM storage solutions. unique combination of hardware and software solutions enablesSystem Storage solutions provide the advanced functionality to organizations to dramatically reduce the complexity of IT, signif-enable disaster recovery with Site Recovery Manager and to icantly lower IT costs and increase IT flexibility for improved business agility.
  6. 6. For more informationTo learn more about IBM System Storage solutions,please contact your IBM marketing representative orIBM Business Partner, or visit the following website:ibm.com/systems/storage/ © Copyright IBM Corporation 2012For a list of high-quality solutions with our partner Independent IBM CorporationSoftware Vendors (ISVs), including access to solution briefs and Systems and Technology Group Route 100white papers, visit: ibm.com/systems/storage/solutions/isv Somers, NY 10589 Produced in the United States of America June 2012 IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, System Storage, FlashCopy, DS8000, XIV, and Storwize are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml This document is current as of the initial date of publication and may be changed by IBM at any time. Not all offerings are available in every country in which IBM operates. THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. Please Recycle TSB03036-USEN-00

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