Superna Eyeglass® DR Edition

Superna Eyeglass® enables a disaster recovery solution based on the cluster witness concept that is used in highly available disaster recovery solutions. 

 

Superna Eyeglass® extends the witness concept further by not only monitoring the clusters data replication, but also synchronizing and detecting changes in the configuration data outside the cluster to coordinate share, export, quotas and replication policies between arrays that are acting in hot cold or hot hot configurations. 

  • Automates failover with One button failover for NFS and SMB

  • Whole cluster or partial cluster failover

  • Continous DR Readiness Monitoring - over 30 different validations are monitored between clusters

  • DR Testing Features

    • Continous DR Testing Runbook Robot writes test data and fails over and back every night on a schedule to stress DR readiness between clusters​

    • LiveOPS DR Test mode - Creates 3rd copy of production data in secure access zone with clone of shares and exports for writeable DevOPS and DR procedure testing on 3rd copy of production data.

      • No maintenance windows needed for Live data testing.

      • Scheduled Sync from DR data to 3rd copy

      • Incremental Sync support

      • Repeatable test deletes all changes after testing and resync production data from DR to Test Access Zone. 

  • Automatically Monitors all required failover cluster settings (data, configuration, active directory) to ensure failover is possible and sends Alarms if any condition that blocks Failover is detected (near-real time)

  • Global dashboard for DR Readiness of Isilon file Services

  • Automatically audits clusters SyncIQ jobs and configuration data to ensure they are in sync to be ready for any down time or DR event

  • Generates cluster configuration reports to enable: DR documentation, change management audits to increase cluster availability, change management of settings increases cluster performance and consistency for multi cluster deployments

  • Analyzes data loss exposure reports with RPO tracking and trending

  • Automatically identifies abnormal SyncIQ replication patterns and flags exceptions daily for follow up

  • SyncIQ performance reports

  • Snapshot and Replicate reports track completion of SyncIQ job, throughput, GB, files changes over 30, 60, 90 days

Detailed Feature list

  1. sync of shares, exports, nfs aliases , dedupe settings, access zones, quotas,  user mapping on zones, snapshot schedules

  2. DFS failover

  3. access zone failover

  4. policy failover

  5. pool failover

  6. DR Dashboard validations all failover configurations are audited

  7. configuration auditing between clusters

  8. no config sync option 

  9. cluster html reports on cluster configuration

  10. cluster report differencing of changes from day to day

  11. SyncIQ reporting (success failure, throughput, GB's replicated, sync average duration, RPO compliance measured in minutes out of sync, under performing policy detection) per policy reporting CSV with files stats changed , modified, created, deleted

  12. 24 hour, 30 day and 60 day reporting

  13. Basic cluster usage reporting GUI with per tier reporting

  14. Data and configuration migration feature to copy data + configuration data between clusters or between access zones on the same or different cluster

  15. Automated failover wizard with real time failover monitoring

  16. integrated support feature to raise support cases within web GUI

  17. Inventory GUI option to view detected configuration data

  18. Visual cluster replication GUI option to see replication topology

  19. Configuration data to synciq policy mapping view shows which shares, exports, quotas belong to a synciq policy 

  20. CMDB xml cluster inventory feature for syncing to CMDB products exposes Isilon hardware, nodes, serial number, sw version, capacity, node type, list of shares, export with path and if the config object is protected by synciq,  if the config object is active or backup (DR) or unprotected.  Also includes quotas with current usage.    This feature allows a CMDB to have a current view of all services and quotas on the cluster to build service dashboards in tools like service now.

  21. DR automation API to execute failover, monitor failovers and get full DR readiness view within an external application

  22. DR testing feature to create a dedicated sandbox to test access to data without impact to production replication, clones shares ,exports into dedicated testing access zone for bubble network testing

  23. DR Rehearsal feature allows testing write access to DR data and throw away changes for fast DR testing and allows reverting quickly with resync of changes from prod to DR

  24. Continuous DR testing feature fully automated testing of data and AD , DNS failover between 2 clusters that runs on daily schedule to test data path and automation along with failback.  Training tool , test tool and environment DR readiness validation tool

  25. Many advanced configuration options

  26. Parallel failover

  27. sync quota in advance option

  28. quota recovery tools

  29. NFS export sync without DNS resolution of host names

  30. service account password change cli command

  31. Service account minimum permission

  32. low integration requirements with Isilon API and SSH only 

  33. Automatic security patches for the operating system

  34. Warm standby or active active appliance configurations

  35. Automated backup feature of appliance configuration

  36. AD user collection Isilon API or direct LDAP to AD

  37. Full RBAC role based management, custom roles, AD RBAC, Isilon user RBAC, Isilon and AD login credentials