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SanXfer Server Migration Software

  1. 1. SanXferThe Industry’s First SAN Booting System Migration Utility<br />
  2. 2. 2/7/2011<br />InQuinox, LLC.<br />page 2<br />SanXfer is a software utility for:<br />ReconfiguringWindows®-based SAN booting systems to new hardware, regardless of vendor, model or attached devices<br />Migratingexisting local-disk booting systems into SAN booting systems<br />Replacing failed servers rapidly<br />Improvingserver management, Disaster Recovery (DR) and storage management in SAN environments<br />Converting physical servers into virtual machines<br />
  3. 3. 2/7/2011<br />InQuinox, LLC.<br />page 3<br />Summary of Current Methods<br />
  4. 4. 2/7/2011<br />InQuinox, LLC.<br />page 4<br />SanXfer Editions<br />SanXfer DC (DataCenter) Mover<br />Optimized solution for DataCenter Moves, in minutes<br />SanXfer DataCenter<br />Optimized solution to replace, upgrade and provision new SAN-booting servers in minutes<br />SanXfer Automated DR (Disaster Recovery)<br />Optimized solution to streamline your DR procedures, in minutes<br />
  5. 5. 2/7/2011<br />InQuinox, LLC.<br />page 5<br />SanXfer Editions Feature Map<br />
  6. 6. 2/7/2011<br />InQuinox, LLC.<br />page 6<br />SanXfer Process Examples<br />SanXfer Library Server (contains driver cache)<br />Onetime Setup Steps:<br /> 1 Install Library Server<br /> 2 Add device drivers (see note)<br /> 3 Create a boot CD<br /> 4 Install SanXfer Clients<br />Windows Server (platform A) <br />with local boot disk<br />IP Network<br />Boot Disk Migration Example:<br /> 1 Boot the CD<br /> 2 Select Migrate from the Menu<br /> <SanXfer relocates the boot disk to the SAN><br /> <SanXfer automatically updates the necessary device drivers and reconfigures the system><br /> 3 Reboot<br />Windows Server (platform B)<br />with no local disks<br />SAN<br />Server Replacement Example:<br /> 1 Change the Server Hardware<br /> 2 Boot the CD<br /> 3 Select Reconfigure from the Menu<br /><SanXfer automatically updates the necessary device drivers and reconfigures the system><br /> 4 Reboot.<br />NOTE: If a device driver for a new device is already built-in to Windows, it is not necessary to add it to the Library Server.<br />
  7. 7. 2/7/2011<br />InQuinox, LLC.<br />page 7<br />SanXfer DC Mover Process Example<br />SanXfer Library Server<br />IP Network<br />Vendor tools for SAN-to-SAN copy <br />x<br /><br />x<br />x<br />New SAN<br />Old SAN<br />New Windows Server Hardware<br />x indicates non-bootable disk, except on hardware identical to the original. <br />SAN Booting Windows Servers<br />DataCenter Move Example:<br />Use high speed SAN-to-SAN copy tools to move the data and boot LUNs<br />In the new DataCenter, connect new servers to the SAN<br />Boot the SanXfer start CD on a new Server<br />Select Reconfigure from the Menu<br /><ul><li><SanXfer automatically updates the necessary device drivers and reconfigures the system></li></ul>Reboot the system in the new DataCenter.<br />
  8. 8. 2/7/2011<br />InQuinox, LLC.<br />page 8<br />SanXfer Automated DR Process Example<br />Synced, Reloaded, or Reinstalled SanXfer Library Server<br />SanXfer Library Server<br />IP Network<br />IP Network<br />SAN Replication<br />x<br /><br />x<br />x<br />Replicated SAN<br />Primary site SAN<br />VM<br />SAN Booting Windows Servers<br />x indicates non-bootable disk, except on hardware identical to the original. <br />New Windows Server Hardware<br />Disaster Recovery Example:<br />Primary SAN is continually replicated to remote site (including boot LUNs)<br />Primary site goes offline <br />At remote site, attach whatever server hardware is available, or virtual machines, to the SAN<br />Boot the SanXfer start CD on a new Server<br />Select Reconfigure from the Menu<br /><ul><li><SanXfer automatically updates the necessary device drivers and reconfigures the system></li></ul>Reboot the DR site system.<br />
  9. 9. 2/7/2011<br />InQuinox, LLC.<br />page 9<br />SanXfer Summary<br />Optimal tool to migrate servers and storage<br />Replaces a SAN booting Server with any new hardware in minutes<br />Migrates your existing servers’ local boot disks into the SAN<br />Frees IT staff from the burden and expense of managing and protecting server-local storage<br />Frees customers from hardware lock-in<br />Reduces unplanned server outages.<br />
  10. 10. 2/7/2011<br />InQuinox, LLC.<br />page 10<br />InQuinox Information Contacts<br />Zach Hayes<br />512.333.2222 / zach_hayes@inquinox.com<br />Website:<br />www.inquinox.com<br />

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