VIPR Controller Data Protection with Eyeglass
VIPR Controller can be used to create workflows to create shares and exports or assign quotas to Isilon file systems.
Eyeglass can be used to protect VIPR created configuration data and failover the data and configuration using all available failover mode include Access Zone and DFS mode failover. The same level of data protection is available for VIPR data and non VIPR data.
This solution is transparent to VIPR controller allowing complete flexibility to use VIPR controller for some data while unifying the failover strategy with Superna Eyeglass.
Solution Test Case
The tested solution used VIPR Controller 3.5 and Eyeglass 1.8 release. Source cluster was OneFS 7.x and target was OneFS 8.x. This was done to show how Eyeglass handles different OneFS releases on each cluster.
The steps taken were the following as shown below.
- Create shares and exports with VIPR
- Configure SyncIQ to protect a VIPR project or all VIPR data (can be protected at any level, project, tenant or entire VIPR installation)
- Eyeglass to Sync vipr created configuration to DR cluster.
VIPR Created Configuration
VIPR created config on the Prod cluster
All VIPR Created Resources
DR Cluster before Eyeglass
Eyeglass Job to Protect VIPR config
Eyeglass Job Protecting VIPR Config between Onefs 7 and 8 Prod and DR clusters
DR Cluster post Eyeglass Job
Ready for failover!!
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