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  • Design and Implementation Guide

    Abstract

    This document describes the EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure solution for private cloud deployments with EMC VPLEX Metro, VMware vSphere, and EMC VNX for up to 125 virtual machines. June, 2013

    EMC VSPEX with EMC VPLEX for VMware vSphere 5.1

  • Copyright 2013 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Published in the USA. Published June 2013 EMC believes the information in this publication is accurate of its publication date. The information is subject to change without notice. The information in this publication is provided as is. EMC Corporation makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the information in this publication, and specifically disclaims implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Use, copying, and distribution of any EMC software described in this publication requires an applicable software license. EMC2, EMC, and the EMC logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. For the most up-to-date regulatory document for your product line, go to the technical documentation and advisories section on the EMC Online Support website. EMC VSPEX with EMC VPLEX for VMware vSphere 5.1 Part Number H11878

  • Contents

    1. Executive Summary .............................................................................................. 8

    2. Background and VPLEX Overview .......................................................................... 9 2.1 Document purpose ...................................................................................................... 9 2.2 Target Audience ........................................................................................................... 9 2.3 Business Challenges .................................................................................................... 9

    3. VSPEX with VPLEX Solution ................................................................................. 11 3.1 VPLEX Local ............................................................................................................... 11 3.2 VPLEX Metro .............................................................................................................. 12 3.3 VPLEX Platform Availability and Scaling Summary ...................................................... 14

    4. VPLEX Overview ................................................................................................. 15 4.1 Continuous Availability .............................................................................................. 15 4.2 Mobility ..................................................................................................................... 16 4.3 Stretched Clusters Across Distance ............................................................................ 18 4.4 vSphere HA and VPLEX Metro HA................................................................................ 18 4.5 VPLEX Availability ...................................................................................................... 19 4.6 Storage/Service Availability ....................................................................................... 20

    5. Solution Architecture .......................................................................................... 22 5.1 Overview .................................................................................................................... 22 5.2 Solution Architecture VPLEX Key Components ............................................................ 23 5.3 VPLEX Cluster Witness ............................................................................................... 25

    6. Best Practices and Configuration Recommendations ........................................... 30 6.1 VPLEX Back-End Storage ............................................................................................ 30 6.2 VPLEX Host Connectivity ............................................................................................ 30 6.3 VPLEX Network Connectivity ....................................................................................... 31 6.4 VPLEX Cluster Connectivity ......................................................................................... 31 6.5 Storage Configuration Guidelines .............................................................................. 32 6.6 VSPEX Storage Building Blocks .................................................................................. 33

    7. VPLEX Local Deployment .................................................................................... 34 7.1 Overview .................................................................................................................... 34 7.2 Physical Installation ................................................................................................... 34 7.3 Preliminary Tasks ....................................................................................................... 35 7.4 Set public IPv4 address ............................................................................................. 40 7.5 Run EZ-Setup Wizard .................................................................................................. 40 7.6 Expose Back-End Storage .......................................................................................... 40 7.7 Resume EZ-Setup ....................................................................................................... 40 7.8 Meta-volume .............................................................................................................. 41 7.9 Register VPLEX ........................................................................................................... 41

  • 7.10 Enable Front-End Ports ............................................................................................. 41 7.11 Configure VPLEX for ESRS Gateway .......................................................................... 41 7.12 Re-Verify Cluster Health ........................................................................................... 42

    8. VPLEX Metro Deployment ................................................................................... 43 8.1 Overview .................................................................................................................... 43 8.2 Physical Installation ................................................................................................... 43 8.3 Preliminary Tasks ....................................................................................................... 44 8.4 Set public IPv4 address ............................................................................................. 44 8.5 Run EZ-Setup Wizard on Cluster 1 .............................................................................. 44 8.6 Expose Back-End Storage .......................................................................................... 45 8.7 Resume EZ-Setup ....................................................................................................... 45 8.8 Meta-volume .............................................................................................................. 45 8.9 Register Cluster 1 ....................................................................................................... 45 8.10 Enable Front-End Ports ............................................................................................. 46 8.11 Connect Cluster 2 .................................................................................................... 46 8.12 Verify the Product Version ........................................................................................ 46 8.13 Verify Cluster 2 Health ............................................................................................. 46 8.14 Synchronize Clusters ............................................................................................... 46 8.15 Launch EZ-Setup on Cluster 2 .................................................................................. 46 8.16 Expose Back-end Storage on Cluster 2 ..................................................................... 47 8.17 Resume EZ-Setup on Cluster 2 ................................................................................. 47 8.18 Create Meta-volume on Cluster 2 ............................................................................. 47 8.19 Register Cluster 2 ..................................................................................................... 47 8.20 Configure VPLEX for ESRS Gateway .......................................................................... 47 8.21 Complete EZ-Setup on Cluster 1 ............................................................................... 48 8.22 Complete EZ-Setup on Cluster 2 ............................................................................... 48 8.23 Configure WAN Interfaces ........................................................................................ 48 8.24 Join the Clusters ....................................................................................................... 48 8.25 Create Logging Volumes .......................................................................................... 49 8.26 Re-Verify Cluster Health ........................................................................................... 49

    9. Provisioning Virtual Volumes with VPLEX Local .................................................... 50 9.1 Confirm Storage Pools ................................................