Tag Archives: RecoverPoint

EMC VPLEX, RecoverPoint Warning: Failed to retrieve VPLEX management view

Quick post with a quick VPLEX/RecoverPoint fix. (CL & EX) During some regular checking, I noticed that a warning had crept into the VPLEX Management console;     Quick cluster check showed there were no apparent errors; Checking RecoverPoint also showed a warning; There was no issues found, data was still replicating, Journals still ‘journalling’ but alas, cosmetic/display errors can… Read more »

EMC RecoverPoint-Increase CG Journal size using GUI or RPCLI

Getting a RecoverPoint environment takes some planning to get right. You’ve diligently calculated your Protection Windows and set the Consistency Groups accordingly so that your RPO’s are safe. Fast forward a few months….. You’ve squeezed more apps in, the rate of change has ramped up. RecoverPoint has told you your “Required Protection Window” value is not being met, and you’ve… Read more »

EMC RecoverPoint : Automated Protection Window Summary

One thing that is often overlooked after a RecoverPoint solution is implemented is the ongoing Protection Window value for your Consistency Groups.  During the design phase, the Journal sizes are (hopefully) diligently and accurately calculated according to your RPO. But as time goes by, how many people actually check that the projected Protection Windows are in fact correct ? If… Read more »

EMC RecoverPoint- Standalone VM Recovery

RecoverPoint is one of my favourite products. It’s unique, reliable and has helped me out of trouble on more than one occasion. Whilst most VM admins associate it with SRM and thus Site/LUN/Datastore recovery, it can also fill in an often overlooked gap in data protection. Pre and Post backup coverage. The ability to recover a vm (or data) in… Read more »

EMC- March Product Update roundup: VNX, VNX2, NaviSECCLI, RecoverPoint, USM

It’s been a busy month for software updates @ EMC. If you subscribe to the various product bulletins, you’d have seen this info, otherwise, READ on ! VNX1 https://support.emc.com/products/12781_VNX1-Series Updated Navisphere CLI (naviseccli), Unisphere Service Manager (USM), Unisphere Host Agent VNX2 https://support.emc.com/products/36656_VNX2-Series Updated Navisphere CLI (naviseccli), Unisphere Service Manager (USM), Unisphere Host Agent New Block OE and File Versions 05.33.000.5.096 / 8.1.3.96″… Read more »

“GHOST” Vulnerability on EMC products

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No, not that type of ghost.   Just a quick post to collate some info regarding EMC equipment and a recently discovered vulnerability in certain libraries present in some versions of Linux, which are utilized in a number of EMC systems. As usual, this is a buffer-overflow type vulnerability, this time in the glibc 2.2 library that, when exploited, gains attackers… Read more »

EMC RecoverPoint 4.1 SP1 GA & RecoverPoint for VM’s now Free to use

    No sooner had I written this post, EMC release Service Pack 1 for RecoverPoint 4.1 with the fix included. This is an important release as finally environments that are on 4.x have a validated upgrade path to 4.1/SE that will pass the EMC mandated change control process, which has been many months in the making. This also fixes the… Read more »

EMC RecoverPoint: Error: Cannot register more than two arrays in RecoverPoint/SE

I was doing a fresh RecoverPoint 4.1 install recently, and everything wet very smoothly up until I attempted to enter the vCenter server details under the “Register vCenter Server” dialog. History shows this has been a little bit goofy in the past, with the MUI  certs and credential entry known to be stubborn, but usually you can nail it. Not… Read more »

EMC Recoverpoint: Consistency Group/Transfer/Init and RPA stats via RP CLI & PowerShell

The Recoverpoint GUI has improved a lot over time, and the current incarnation in the “Unisphere” framework is the best yet, by a long way. Some operations are still a bit painful, and I’ve found myself this week cooking up some RP-CLI + Powershell goodness to get details in a fast, concise manner. The task was simple. A new set… Read more »

EMC Recoverpoint+VMware SRM – ‘discover Arrays’ failed.

I noticed this little gem today whilst in the process of adjusting some SRM documentation and grabbing some screenshots;                 I hadn’t received any alerts so didn’t think it was a major issue, but sounded like it’s the sort of error that may be annoying during execution of a Recovery plan. In any case red is bad… Read more »