RecoverPoint 5.0 SP1 New Features

DellEMC has released RecoverPoint 5.0 SP1 and below are the features listed from the release notes.  ScaleIO Support is big!!! ScaleIO support RecoverPoint can be used for heterogeneous replication of ScaleIO volumes.  Partially restoring a consistency group The partial restore feature allows the user to specify production volumes of a consistency group to restore to … Continue reading RecoverPoint 5.0 SP1 New Features

RecoverPoint 4.4 SP1 New Features and Changes

RecoverPoint 4.4 SP1 has just been released and I wanted to post the New Features and Changes Gen6 support The Gen6 RecoverPoint appliance supports all of the functionality supported by the Gen5 appliance. Gen6 appliances support: Improved system performance Flexible configuration of I/O modules 10 Gb Ethernet environments Customer replacement of disk drives and power … Continue reading RecoverPoint 4.4 SP1 New Features and Changes

New Features and Changes in RecoverPoint 4.4

One of the many technologies that i work with on a regular basis is EMC RecoverPoint. Code 4.4 was just released and i wanted to share the new features and changes. ProtectPoint 3.0 readiness RecoverPoint now contains the infrastructure required to support ProtectPoint 3.0 when it becomes generally available. This readiness enables ProtectPoint 3.0 to … Continue reading New Features and Changes in RecoverPoint 4.4

Configuring EMC RecoverPoint GEN5 BMC or “Lights Out Management”

One of the options with RecoverPoint GEN5 appliances is the BMC option or what most known as “Lights Out Management”.  This can be very useful as IT offices and Datacenter’s where the equipment reside may be in different locations.  Below are the steps for setting up BMC on each RPA. Login with user “Boxmgmt” and … Continue reading Configuring EMC RecoverPoint GEN5 BMC or “Lights Out Management”

RPA Communication Security Level

I was recently installing RecoverPoint and I ran across something that I have never seen before.  During the Deployment Manager setup step 13 is “RPA Communication Security Level”. RecoverPoint 4.1.1 now supports Message Passing Interface (MPI) security for communication between RPA clusters. RecoverPoint MPI security offers the following RPA communication security levels: Accessible - Communication … Continue reading RPA Communication Security Level

Transfer Phase Data Flow – Non-Distributed Groups in EMC RecoverPoint

The transfer phase in RecoverPoint is the replication process in which host writes are sent from the source RPA to the target RPA after the “Write Phase” has taken place.  The transfer phase occurs differently depending on the consistency group settings.  I will go over the most common replication used in RecoverPoint the Non-Distributed Group … Continue reading Transfer Phase Data Flow – Non-Distributed Groups in EMC RecoverPoint

Understanding the Write Phase Data Flow in EMC RecoverPoint

This will be the first blog of many about EMC RecoverPoint.  I will be going through the ins and outs in an effort to explain how it works and show you how RecoverPoint “Changed the Game” when it comes to Disaster Recovery.The write phase is the RecoverPoint replication phase in which host writes are intercepted … Continue reading Understanding the Write Phase Data Flow in EMC RecoverPoint