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How to migrate from Storage Foundation DMP to EMC Power Path DMP?

Created: 19 May 2013 • Updated: 28 May 2013 | 2 comments
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Could anyone please advise what is a proper way to migrate from existing Storage Foundation (for Windows) DMP support - to EMC PowerPath DMP?

I haven't seen any decent Tech Notes, White papers or other articles for this.

There is also Veritas Cluster Server and VVR Replication on top of existing SF DMP.

Any help would be very appreciated!

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Marianne's picture

I cannot imagine how Symantec would publish documentation on how to migrate to another multipathing software.

Maybe ask EMC for such documentation?

I would guess as a start, you will have to disable all but one path at SAN level (i.e. remove zoning, disable hba) then remove SF DMP using Add/Remove programs.

After doing this, you should be able to follow EMC documentation to install and configure PowerPath.

I can imagine that lots of downtime needs to be planned for.

If I may ask - why do you want to migrate from DMP to PowerPath? 
Is there any feature that PowerPath gives you that is not available with DMP?

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mactep's picture

Actually, I've found an article:

where at the end of it Symantec says:

"If SFW's DMP software is to be removed and another vendor's DMP solution is to used, then perform these steps in reverse order (removing the checkmark for the DMP option in SFW), and then reboot. After that, install the third party DMP solution per that vendor's specifications"

Regarding Your question "why do you want to migrate from DMP to PowerPath" - it was a request from the customer as they decided everywhere leverage EMC PP and align the configuration.