Creating a migration project

Nondisruptive Migration User Guide

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Use the Create Migration Project wizard to pair target and source storage systems, which make up a migration project.

  1. On the Mobility tab, select Migration Projects.
  2. Expand the tree and select a target storage system.
  3. Click Create Migration Project to launch the Create Migration Project wizard.
  4. Review the Introduction page, and then click Next.
  5. On the Virtual Storage Machine Settings page:
    1. Select a source storage system.
    2. Accept the displayed virtual storage machine name, or enter a valid virtual storage machine name.
    3. (Optional) Select the Migrate SI Pair Configuration option to enable migration of copy pair configurations.
      If you select this option, do not make any changes to the configuration definition files until the migration is complete.
    • Valid configuration definition files are indicated by Yes in the Can the Copy Pair be Migrated column. If No appears in this column for one or more of the configuration definition files you want to migrate, click Cancel, fix the configuration definition files, refresh hosts and the storage system, and then create the migration project again.
    • When you finish creating the migration project, all source storage system configuration definition files are copied to the following locations, whether or not configuration definition files are valid:

      For Windows:


      For UNIX:


  6. Click Next.
  7. On the Resource Group Mappings page, click Next.
  8. On the Storage Port Mappings page, specify the mapping between the source and target storage ports, and then click Next.
    You can verify the port details for each selected target storage port in the Port Details table.
  9. On the External Path Settings page, configure the external paths between the port of the source storage system and the external or bidirectional port of the target storage system. Click Increase Priority or Decrease Priority to adjust the priority of the path. Click Edit External Paths to verify the external path configuration, to edit external paths using the topographical map or selection table, or to clear external path settings. When you are finished, click Next.
  10. On the Show Plan page, confirm that the information in the plan summary and plan details are correct. If changes are required, click Back.
  11. (Optional) Update the task name and provide a description.
  12. (Optional) Expand Schedule to specify the task schedule.
    You can schedule the task to run immediately or later. The default setting is Now. If the task is scheduled to run immediately, you can select View task status to monitor the task after it is submitted.
  13. Click Submit.
    If the task is scheduled to run immediately, the process begins.
  14. (Optional) Check the progress and result of the task on the Tasks & Alerts tab. Click the task name to view details of the task.
The migration project is created, and the source storage system is displayed in the Migration Projects tree.