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  • Dell EMC VMAX3 Family Product Guide

    VMAX 100K, VMAX 200K, VMAX 400K with HYPERMAX OS REVISION 6.6

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    Published February 2019

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    Preface 11 Revision history...........................................................................................18

    VMAX3 with HYPERMAX OS 21 Introduction to VMAX3 with HYPERMAX OS............................................. 22 VMAX3 Family 100K, 200K, 400K arrays.................................................... 23

    VMAX3 Family specifications.........................................................24 HYPERMAX OS..........................................................................................34

    What's new in HYPERMAX OS 5977 Q2 2017................................34 HYPERMAX OS emulations........................................................... 35 Container applications .................................................................. 36 Data protection and integrity.........................................................39

    Management Interfaces 47 Management interface versions..................................................................48 Unisphere for VMAX...................................................................................48

    Workload Planner.......................................................................... 49 FAST Array Advisor....................................................................... 49

    Unisphere 360............................................................................................ 49 Solutions Enabler........................................................................................49 Mainframe Enablers................................................................................... 50 Geographically Dispersed Disaster Restart (GDDR)....................................51 SMI-S Provider........................................................................................... 51 VASA Provider............................................................................................ 51 eNAS management interface .....................................................................52 ViPR suite...................................................................................................52

    ViPR Controller..............................................................................52 ViPR Storage Resource Management............................................52

    vStorage APIs for Array Integration........................................................... 53 SRDF Adapter for VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager.................54 SRDF/Cluster Enabler ...............................................................................54 EMC Product Suite for z/TPF....................................................................54 SRDF/TimeFinder Manager for IBM i......................................................... 54 AppSync.....................................................................................................55

    Open systems features 57 HYPERMAX OS support for open systems.................................................58 Backup and restore to external arrays........................................................ 59

    Data movement............................................................................. 59 Typical site topology......................................................................60 ProtectPoint solution components.................................................61 ProtectPoint and traditional backup.............................................. 62 Basic backup workflow.................................................................. 63

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    Chapter 1

    Chapter 2

    Chapter 3

    CONTENTS

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  • Basic restore workflow.................................................................. 65 VMware Virtual Volumes............................................................................ 69

    VVol components...........................................................................69 VVol scalability...............................................................................70 VVol workflow................................................................................70

    Mainframe Features 73 HYPERMAX OS support for mainframe...................................................... 74 IBM z Systems functionality support.......................................................... 74 IBM 2107 support....................................................................................... 75 Logical control unit capabilities...................................................................75 Disk drive emulations.................................................................................. 76 Cascading configurations........................................................................... 76

    Provisioning 77 Thin provisioning.........................................................................................78

    Thin devices (TDEVs).................................................................... 78 Thin CKD....................................................................................... 79 Thin device oversubscription......................................................... 79 Open Systems-specific provisioning.............................................. 79 Mainframe-specific provisioning.....................................................81

    Storage Tiering 83 Fully Automated Storage Tiering................................................................ 84

    Pre-configuration for FAST........................................................... 85 FAST allocation by storage resource pool...................................... 87

    Service Levels............................................................................................ 88 FAST/SRDF coordination...........................................................................89 FAST/TimeFinder management..................................................................90 External provisioning with FAST.X............................................................. 90

    Native local replication with TimeFinder 91 About TimeFinder....................................................................................... 92

    Interoperability with legacy TimeFinder products.......................... 92 Targetless snapshots.....................................................................96 Secure snaps................................................................................. 96 Provision multiple environments from a linked target.................... 96 Cascading snapshots..................................................................... 97 Accessing point-in-time copies......................................................98

    Mainframe SnapVX and zDP.......................................................................98

    Remote replication solutions 101 Native remote replication with SRDF........................................................ 102

    SRDF 2-site solutions...................................................................103 SRDF multi-site solutions............................................................. 106 Concurrent SRDF solutions.......................................................... 107 Cascaded SRDF solutions............................................................ 108 SRDF/Star solutions.................................................................... 109 Interfamily compatibility................................................................114 SRDF device pairs......................................................................... 117 SRDF device states.......................................................................119 Dynamic device personalities........................................................122

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    Chapter 6

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 8

    CONTENTS

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  • SRDF modes of operation............................................................ 122 SRDF groups................................................................................ 124 Director boards, links, and ports...................................................125 SRDF consistency........................................................................ 126 SRDF data compression............................................................... 126 SRDF write operations................................................................. 127