If you are like me you loved the ability of RecoverPoint 3.x
to throttle bandwidth of a Consistency Group via the GUI. Simple and easy
setting to help save your WAN circuit when doing RecoverPoint replication. I
often used this setting with clients during the initial sync for multiple CG’s.
Once the CG goes active you can remove the setting and allow the normal journal
deltas to come over the wire with maximum available bandwidth. Unfortunately
with RecoverPoint 4.0 the setting has been removed from the GUI and allowed
only via CLI. So we all thought………
Working recently with a customer we discovered a way around
having to use CLI for this setting. We found that the GUI interface for
managing RecoverPoint via VNX Unisphere is very similar to the old 3.x stand-alone
interface for RecoverPoint. We decided to check for the setting and sure enough
it’s there! After some quick testing the setting does in fact work. The picture
below shows the location in Unisphere to change the setting (Data
Protection/RecoverPoint/Consistency Groups tab). Just make sure to click on the
top level of the consistency group, hit properties, and then select the Policy
tab in the new window. Resource Allocation contains the setting.
When limiting the bandwidth ensure that groups
with limited bandwidth are not configured to run on an RPA with other
consistency groups whose bandwidth is unlimited or this feature will not work.
For those that wish to use the CLI method here
is the command.