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PlannedSyncTargetWorkloadSwitchUsingSRDF/Star_sym001

Planned Synchronous Target Workload Switch Using SRDF/Star

Overview
This procedure provides the steps required to gracefully shut down the primary workload site
(SiteA) and switch the SDRF/Star protection to the synchronous target site (SiteB). This
procedure shows the switch from SiteA to SiteB and the subsequent protection of data with
SRDF/A protection.
This procedure is based on content from the following EMC technical documentation:

EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix SRDF Family CLI


White Paper: Implementing EMC SRDF/Star Composite Groups on Open Systems
Applied Technology
EMC Solutions Enabler Using SYMCLI to Implement SRDF/Star Technical Notes

These documents can be obtained from the EMC Powerlink website at:
http://Powerlink.EMC.com

Note: For this procedure, the primary workload site is named SiteA, the synchronous target site
is SiteB, and the asynchronous target site is SiteC, as shown in the following illustration:

PlannedSyncTargetWorkloadSwitchUsingSRDF/Star_sym001

1.

Log in to the control server for the primary workload site (SiteA) and
examine the protection status by executing a command similar to the
following:

symstarcgtrain125query

When this command is executed, you should see output similar to the following:
(Pay close attention to the System State values.)
SiteName:SiteA
WorkloadSite:SiteA
1stTargetSite:SiteB
2ndTargetSite:SiteC
CompositeGroupName:train125
CompositeGroupType:RDF1
WorkloadDataImageConsistent:Yes
SystemState:
{
1st_Target_Site:Protected
2nd_Target_Site:Protected
STAR:Protected
ModeofOperation:Concurrent
}
LastActionPerformed:Enable
LastActionStatus:Successful
LastActionTimestamp:06/15/2010_10:54:13
...

2.

Shut down ALL host applications at the current workload site (synchronous
target site - SiteA) using devices within the Star composite group that is
being switched.

Once all applications have been shut down, halt the Star system by executing a command similar
to the following (from the primary workload site):
symstarcgtrain125halt

! Caution: The halt operation write disables all devices in the composite group at all
sites. Ensure no applications are using the devices at any site before executing this
command. !
When this command is executed, you should see a message similar to the following:
AStarHaltoperationisinprogressforcompositegrouptrain125.Please
wait...
Halt.........................................................Started
...
Halt.........................................................Done

3.

Log in to a control host at the designated new workload site (synchronous


target site -SiteB) and switch the workload to that site by executing a
command similar to the following:
symstarcgtrain125switchsiteSiteB
PlannedSyncTargetWorkloadSwitchUsingSRDF/Star_sym001

When this command is executed, you should see output similar to the following:
Switch_SiteB..................................................Started
...
Switch_SiteB..................................................Done

4.

Note: Upon completion of the switch operation, the devices in the Star composite group are
Read/Write enabled at the new workload site and may be used by hosts at that site.
Optionally, protect the data at the new workload site using SRDF/Star by
executing a set of commands similar to the following (from the new
workload site):
symstarcgtrain125connectsiteSiteA
symstarcgtrain125connectsiteSiteC
symstarcgtrain125protectsiteSiteA
symstarcgtrain125protectsiteSiteC
symstarcgtrain125enable

Once these commands have been executed, verify that SRDF/Star protection has been enabled
by executing a command similar to the following:
symstarcgtrain125query

When this command is executed, you should see output similar to the following:
SiteName:SiteB
WorkloadSite:SiteB
1stTargetSite:SiteA
2ndTargetSite:SiteC
CompositeGroupName:train125
CompositeGroupType:RDF1
WorkloadDataImageConsistent:Yes
SystemState:
{
1st_Target_Site:Protected
2nd_Target_Site:Protected
STAR:Protected
ModeofOperation:Concurrent
}
...

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