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EVA2: Business Continuity and Availability (HF839)

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HP P6000 Continuous Access Solution Overview
• Market trends
• Business continuity requirements
• HP P6000 Continuous Access
• Disaster tolerance
• HP P6000 Continuous Access concept
• HP P6000 Continuous Access features
• HP P6000 Continuous Access configuration limits
• HP P6000 Continuous Access requirements
• HP P6000 Continuous Access failover
• Bidirectional replication
• Multiple array relationships
• Fan-out replication
• Fan-in replication
• Cascaded replication
• Operating system support

HP P6000 Continuous Access Concepts
• DR group
• DR features
• DR group replication features
• DR group properties
• DR group states
• DR group state flow
• Synchronous and Basic/Enhanced Asynchronous write mode
• Failsafe enabled mode
• Failsafe modes
• Failsafe on link-down/power-up
• Failsafe on unavailable member
• Failsafe locked
• Logging
• Log states
• Log space
• Full logs
• Full copy
• Merging
• Suspend
• Resume
• Managed sets
• Failover

HP P6000 Continuous Access Planning and Setup
• Basic HP P6000 Continuous Access configuration
• Array cabling
• Basic configuration limits
• HP P6000 Continuous Access configuration rules
• DR group guidelines
• HP P6000 Continuous Access zoning
• Alternate configurations
• Advanced configurations
• Planning an array
• Planning disk groups
• Planning DR groups
• Planning DR group logs
• Planning a HP P6000 Continuous solution
• Boot from SAN
• Bootless failover
• Application considerations
• Array management considerations
• HP P6000 Continuous Access licensing
• License management
• Firmware updates
• HP P6000 Continuous Access user interfaces
• Replication Solutions Manager
• Installation
• Standby storage management servers
• Switch considerations

HP P6000 Continuous Access Operations
• Pre-HP P6000 Continuous Access configuration tasks
• RSM remote replication functions
• DR groups
• Managed sets
• Storage systems
• Virtual disks
• RSM icons
• Command View EVA remote replication functions

HP P6000 Continuous Access Failover
• HP P6000 Continuous Access failover
• Failover principle
• Failover considerations
• Planning for disaster recovery
• Failover decision
• Planned and unplanned failover
• Performing failover operations
• Recovery from failsafe-locked condition
• Activating the standby storage management server
• Activating RSM

HP P6000 Continuous Access Extended Configurations
• Supported HP P6000 Continuous Access extended configurations
• HP P6000 Continuous Access with stretched clusters

HP P6000 Continuous Access Best Practices
• Planning ahead for a disaster
• General recommendations
• Effects of array size and distance
• Improving performance of extended solutions
• Recommendations for FC-IP networks
• Load balancing controllers intersite links
• Comparing synchronous asynchronous modes
• Moving data using HP P6000 CA
• Managing disk groups
• FATA/Nearline drives
• Comparing full copy and merge operations
• Throttling of merge I/O after logging
• Creating destination snapclone or mirrorclone before full copy
• Storage mgmt server offline during replication
• Using multiple servers to manage storage
• General RSM recommendations
• Saving HP P6000 CA configuration information
• Local replication best practices
• Managing replication events

HP P6000 Continuous Access Troubleshooting
• Troublshooting replication problems
• HP P6000 CA tunnels
• HP P6000 CA replication protocol
• Normalization
• Write I/Os
• EVAperf tool
• CA round trip delay
• EVAperf Host connection counters
• EVAperf port statistics
• EVA physical disk group
• Real life latency example