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Metalogix StoragePoint 5.8 - EMC Centera Adapter Guide

Problem: The Test Storage Settings button on the endpoint connection page is returning an error.

When connecting to Centera with retention enabled it is expected that the "Test Storage Settings" button on the endpoint page may report failure as it will be prevented from removing the test file. This is by design.

Problem: Unable to load DLL 'FPLibrary.dll'

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800736B1)

It can be fixed by applying the following security update:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26347

StoragePoint and EMC Centera Replication Capabilities

EMC Centera device has many topology options and offers various replication scenarios. StoragePoint does not need to handle replication aspects at all. The only configuration aspect StoragePoint needs is to have correctly configured PEA file with appropriate access to all replica server(s).

NOTE: The multi-cluster failover option is enabled by default. If a replica node is available, reading is done on secondary node. Write and delete operations will be processed on the primary node or the first available.

Examples of EMC Centera connection strings:

[Cluster topology]

10.2.3.4,10.6.7.8?c:\centera\rwe.pea

10.2.3.4 – primary node in the cluster (may be only one)

10.6.7.8 – secondary node in the cluster (may be more than one)  

 

[Two clusters topology]

10.2.3.4,10.6.7.8?c:\centera\rwe.pea,10.2.9.10,10.6.11.12?c:\centera\rwe.pea,

10.2.3.4 – primary node in the first cluster (may be only one)

10.6.7.8 – secondary node in the first cluster (may be more than one)

10.2.9.10 - primary node in the second cluster (may be only one)

10.6.11.12 - secondary node in the second cluster (may be more than one)

 

[General schema]

ADDRESS := [primary=|secondary=]IP address|domain name

ADDRESS_LIST := ADDRESS[,ADDRESS_LIST]

CREDENTIAL := [[path=]file system path|name=profilename|secret=secret]

CREDENTIALS := CREDENTIAL[,CREDENTIALS]

CONNECTION_STRING := ADDRESS_LIST[?CREDENTIALS][,CONNECTION_STRING]

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