Deployment KB: How to deploy the VPLEX Witness in a VPLEX / VE 2.1 SP1 Cluster.

           

   Article Number:     529348                                   Article Version: 4     Article Type:    How To 
   

 


Product:

 

VPLEX Series,VPLEX Virtual Edition,VMware ESXi

 

Instructions:

 

 

Deploy the VPLEX Witness in a VPLEX Cluster so, in case of an outage, or failure, the VPLEX Cluster will resume or suspend I/O on the affected links.   

      The VPLEX Witness is a VM which will be connected to the Mgmt IPs of both VPLEXs.     
     
      To deploy a VPLEX Witness:   

   
         
  1.         Prepare VPLEX / Virtual Edition (VE) sites.     
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  3.         Deploy Witness on VMware ESXi host.     
  4.      
  5.         Configure the VPN between the Witness and both VPLEX / VE sites.     
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  7.         Configure and enable the VPLEX Witness on the VPLEX / VE sites.     
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