The storage virtual machine (SVM) Disaster Recovery (DR) workflow pack is a solution that provides disaster recovery capability at the granularity of storage virtual machines (SVMs) by enabling the recovery of data present in the constituent volumes of the SVM and the recovery of SVM configuration.
The SVM DR extension workflow pack enables you to use the following workflows:
- Active IQ Unified Manager DataCollector File Manager workflow
- This workflow places the DataCollector configuration files in the following operating system folders for Active IQ Unified Manager (formerly OnCommand Unified Manager):
here. You must place the DataCollector configuration files in the server where OnCommand Workflow Automation server is installed. After the workflow is executed, you must reset the scheme and must acquire datasource from OnCommand Workflow Automation.
- Windows user: C:\Program Files\NetApp\ocum\etc\data-collector
- Linux\Virtual Appliance (vApp) user (with root login): /opt/netapp/ocum/etc/data-collector
- Create and Initialize SVM DR Relationship workflow
- This workflow enables you to create a DR relationship between a source SVM on
a given site and a destination SVM on a remote site. This workflow enables
you to initialize or update the SnapMirror relationship
between a source SVM and a destination SVM. This workflow helps you to recover data during disaster or
maintenance and enables you to select either the Identity Preserving or Identity Discarding option. This workflow selects the volumes to be excluded or included during replication in ONTAP 9.0 or later versions. When a volume is selected, it is in the "protected" mode and when a volume is deselected, it is in the "unprotected" mode. Therefore, the initial selection includes the volume for replication. In clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.1 or earlier versions, you can replicate all volumes. You can discard the LIF and route in ONTAP software. When a disaster occurs, the destination SVM must be made online manually or by executing the Activate Destination SVM workflow.
- Configure Protocol Services for SVM workflow
- This workflow enables you to configure protocols on a destination SVM. This workflow enables you to configure protocols such as network-attached storage (NAS), Common Internet File System (CIFS), Network File System (NFS), Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), or Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) for the destination SVM that is configured for DR.
Configuring protocols for an SVM enables you to restore data by using the appropriate protocols when the source SVM or destination SVM is unresponsive. You can configure protocol services for a destination SVM when the SnapMirror relationship is 'Identity-Discard' and the protocol services do not replicate from the source SVM to the destination SVM. You can configure all or any one of the protocol services for the same SVM.
- Activate the Destination SVM workflow
- This workflow enables you to activate a destination SVM when it is unavailable due to maintenance or in the event of a disaster. After activation, the destination SVM serves data to clients until the source SVM is reactivated.
- Failback to Source SVM workflow
- This workflow enables you to resynchronize information from a destination SVM and reactivate
the source SVM if the source SVM is temporarily unavailable. You can also re-create a source SVM if the source SVM is completely destroyed due to a disaster. This workflow provides an option to change the volume protection configuration on the secondary SVM after activation of an SVM. You can protect or unprotect the volume as required.
- Initialize or Update SVM SnapMirror Relationship workflow
- This workflow helps you to initialize, update, or resync the SnapMirror relationship between a source SVM and a destination SVM.
- Transition of Volume DR to SVM DR workflow
- This workflow enables you to transition a volume DR to SVM DR. This workflow enables you to resync the SVM DR relationship. The volume must be in the SnapMirror relationship and the volume state must be in SnapMirror idle state.
- Clone SVM DR Volumes workflow
- This workflow enables you to clone an SVM Disaster Protection (DP) volume that is protected by an SVM DR relationship on the third SVM in a cluster. This clone is created on an existing SVM or on a new SVM.
- Create Snapshot Table workflow
- This workflow enables you to create a snapshot of volumes in an SVM. You must execute this workflow before executing the Cloning of SVM DR Volumes workflow. The snapshot name is mandatory for DP volume and the Flexclone licenses must be enabled.