Configure Remote storage device and E-Series array

Initial setup is required to enable the E-Series system to connect to the remote storage through the supported iSCSI protocol.

Before you begin

Before proceeding to the SANtricity System Manager to configure the Remote Storage Volumes feature, the following pre-requisites must be met:
  1. Manually establish a cabled connection between the E-Series system and the remote storage system such that the two systems can be configured to communicate via iSCSI.
  2. Configure the iSCSI ports such that the E-Series system and the remote storage system can communicate successfully with each other.
  3. Obtain the IQN of the E-Series system.
  4. Make the E-Series system visible to the remote storage system. If the remote storage system is an E-Series system, then create a host using the IQN of the destination E-Series system as the connection information for the host port.
  5. If the remote storage device is in use by a host/application:
    • Stop I/O to the remote storage device
    • Unmap/unmount the remote storage device
  6. Map the remote storage device to the host defined for the E-Series storage system
  7. Obtain the LUN number of the device used for the mapping.
Note: It is recommended that the remote source volume is backed up before starting the import process.