Replicating On-Premises Volumes to HPE CV

You can use HPE Cloud Volumes to replicate volumes from your on-premises HPE Nimble Storage array to the HPE CV portal. Once you have successfully replicated volumes, you can then clone these volumes and add them to your AWS, Microsoft Azure, or GCP cloud VMs.

You can use HPE Cloud Volumes replication to:

  • Migrate data from an on-premises data center to a public cloud.
  • Replicate data between an on-premises infrastructure and a public cloud for technical applications, such as disaster recovery, cloud bursting, and cloud development/testing.
  • Reverse the direction of replication so that data flows from an HPE CV replication store to your on-premises array.
  • Back up data from a HPE Nimble Storage array to HPE CV without the need for extra software or licenses.

Important: Replicating encrypted volumes on a Nimble Storage array is only supported on NimbleOS 5.0.6.0 or higher.

To set up replication between an on-premises HPE Nimble Storage array and HPE Cloud Volumes, complete the following three steps:

  1. Create a replication store on the HPE Cloud Volumes portal. This store serves as a container for the volume collections that will be replicated from your HPE Nimble Storage array.
  2. Create a cloud replication partner on your HPE Nimble Storage array. You can create the cloud replication partner on your array either from the HPE CV GUI or from the on-premises array GUI.
  3. Create a volume collection on your HPE Nimble Storage array. This includes selecting the replication store as a replication destination, creating a snapshot schedule, and specifying the set of volumes that you want to replicate.

The above steps are covered in detail in the following sections.

Important: Before setting up replication, make sure that outgoing SSH traffic (port 22) is enabled in your firewall.

After you have successfully replicated the volumes in a volume collection to HPE Cloud Volumes, you can view the replicated volume collections in the replication store and the replicated volumes in the Replica Cloud Volumes window. (See Viewing Replicated Volumes for examples.)