We are really excited to announce the availability of AppSync 3.0. Here is what's new:
VPLEX support with XtremIO :
For applications consuming VPLEX Virtual Volumes, AppSync creates XVC copies on the underlying XtremIO array, and allows to consume them either natively or as a VPLEX Virtual Volume. VPLEX Local and Metro topologies are supported (R0, R1, DR1)
AppSync management of RecoverPoint bookmarks for VPLEX devices is not yet supported, however RecoverPoint protection is allowed on the same LUNS
Unity Block & Unity File are supported with all AppSync supported applications.
Service Plans supported:
Block Storage: Bronze (Local) with Unified Snap or RecoverPoint; Silver and Gold with RecoverPoint
File Storage: Bronze (Local) Plan with Unified Snaps.
The Database Repurpose Wizard (Oracle, SQL) is not supported for Unity at this time.
Starter Bundle license support - This license enables all the features of AppSync on a single Unity, VMAX AF, or XtremIO array with some restrictions
DPS Platinum suite license - Allows AppSync to support any type of array configured in AppSync with no limitation on the amount of storage from each array.
SQL Non VDI backup support - Enhanced the SQL Server backup type to include support for Non VDI. You can now create and manage copies of SQL using just VSS freeze/thaw framework.
Clustered SQL support - Supports mounting Microsoft SQL database copy to an alternate Microsoft SQL cluster as a clustered resource.
Enhanced scheduling ability to repurpose and refresh a copy, including ability to schedule repurposing jobs for 2nd generation copies.
Ability to view and edit the values of various fields in the repurpose workflow.
Centralized view of all database repurposed copies
FAST VP Policy - Allows you to select the desired FAST VP policy for the target LUN in the mount phase of the service plan.
Configure storage pools - Allows you to configure the storage pools to create VMAX V2 copy devices for the service plan.
Exchange consistency check improvement - You can now perform consistency check only on the log files of an Exchange database copy in a DAG environment.
Configure virtual machine snapshots for virtual machines - Allows you to create virtual machine snapshots for only the selected virtual machine in a service plan.
Unmount callout script - Appsync now provides a scripting opportunity during the Unmount previous copy and Unmount copy phases.