For storage consolidation in your data center, after you have migrated data from third-party LUNs to a NetApp cluster, you should break the source and destination LUN relationship. The FLI Post-Jobs workflow enables you to break the LUN import relationship and delete any failed LUNs from Data ONTAP.
When you plan storage consolidation in your data center, you should migrate data from one array to another. Online foreign LUN import (FLI) is a storage array based migration method that enables a smooth transition for importing your data from third-party arrays to NetApp clusters, and enables you to continue to have access to your LUNs during data migration.
FLI can be done in two ways, offline FLI (supported in Data ONTAP 8.3) or online FLI (supported in Data ONTAP 8.3.1). The offline FLI functionality does not allow applications to access LUNs that are being migrated while FLI is active. The online FLI functionality allows applications to continue to access data while the corresponding LUNs are being imported.
FLI for migrating data from third-party LUNs includes the following three initial phases:
The LUN import process occurs in five different phases. The following image illustrates the five phases of SAN data migration:
This workflow automates the verification phase of the data migration in which you can break the LUN import relationship and delete any failed LUNs.
You must ensure that certain requirements are met before executing the FLI Post-Jobs workflow. You must be a cluster administrator for executing this workflow.
The FLI Post-Jobs workflow enables you break the relationship between source and destination LUNs after you import them to the NetApp cluster. The workflow also enables you to delete any LUN from a failed LUN import operation.
The following illustration displays the tasks involved in executing the workflow:
After you imported third-party LUNs to a NetApp cluster, the FLI Post-Jobs workflow enables you to delete the relationship between the source and destination LUNs. This workflow also enables you to delete any LUNs from a failed LUN import operation.
You can access the configuration file from here.
You should have the following input parameters available for executing the workflow: