EMC VNX – Registering RecoverPoint Initiators

The VNX will have been previously zoned to the RPAs at this stage. For example purposes the config below will have the RPA1-port-3 Zoned to the VNX SP-A&B Port 4 on Fabric-A and RPA1-port-1 Zoned to the VNX SP-A&B Port 5 on Fabric-B. Note: In a synchronous RP solution all 4 RPA ports should be zoned.

Parameters as follows:
Initiator Type = RecoverPoint Appliance (-type 31)
Failover Mode = 4 (ALUA – this mode allows the initiators to send I/O to a LUN regardless of which VNX Storage Processor owns the LUN)
RPA1_IP = IP Address of RPA1
RPA1_NAME = Appropriate name for RPA1 (E.g. RPA1-SITE1)

RPA WWNs can be recognized in the SAN by their 50:01:24:81:….. prefix.

Example:
Create a storage group for all RPAs on Site1:
naviseccli -User sysadmin -Password password -Scope 0 -h SP_IP storagegroup -create -gname RPA-Site1-SG

##############
## FABRIC A: ##
##############

RPA1-Port-3 initiator registered to both VNX SP A&B Port 4:

naviseccli -User sysadmin -Password sysadmin -Scope 0 -h SP_IP storagegroup -setpath -gname RPA-Site1-SG -hbauid 50:01:24:80:00:64:1C:E3:50:01:24:81:00:64:1C:E3 -type 31 -ip RPA1_IP -host RPA1_NAME -sp a -spport 4 -failovermode 4 -o

naviseccli -User sysadmin -Password sysadmin -Scope 0 -h SP_IP storagegroup -setpath -gname RPA-Site1-SG -hbauid 50:01:24:80:00:64:1C:E3:50:01:24:81:00:64:1C:E3 -type 31 -ip RPA1_IP -host RPA1_NAME -sp b -spport 4 -failovermode 4 -o

##############
## FABRIC B: ##
##############

RPA1-Port-1 initiator registered to both VNX SP A&B Port 5:

naviseccli -User sysadmin -Password sysadmin -Scope 0 -h SP_IP storagegroup -setpath -gname RPA-Site1-SG -hbauid 50:01:24:80:00:64:1C:E1:50:01:24:81:00:64:1C:E1 -type 31 -ip RPA1_IP -host RPA1_NAME -sp a -spport 5 -failovermode 4 -o

naviseccli -User sysadmin -Password sysadmin -Scope 0 -h SP_IP storagegroup -setpath -gname RPA-Site1-SG -hbauid 50:01:24:80:00:64:1C:E1:50:01:24:81:00:64:1C:E1 -type 31 -ip RPA1_IP -host RPA1_NAME -sp b -spport 5 -failovermode 4 -o

Registered Initiators displayed in Unisphere:

VNX-RP-INIT1

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