The ESI AppSync Adapter enables simple, self-service application protection with tiered protection options and proven recoverability. This adapter supports multiple SQL Server instances on the same host.
With this adapter, you can do the following tasks in ESI for supported SQL Server and Exchange databases:
View AppSync Application Server instances and databases, including their database files, copies, subscribed service plans, service plan events, registered storage, registered hosts, and registered RecoverPoint systems.
Subscribe and unsubscribe databases to AppSync service plans.
Protect databases with AppSync service plans or protection policies.
Mount and unmount database copies on VNX or RecoverPoint target hosts.
Expire and restore database copies.
This adapter has the following limitations:
SQL Server system databases are not supported.
SQL Server database snapshots are not discovered.
This adapter has the following system prerequisites:
EMC AppSync version 1.6 is installed on the Windows Server.
When installing the adapter as part of the ESI installation, confirm that you use the same service name and port information that was used when installing Windows Server.
SQL Server system requirements
Your system must meet the following to use this adapter with SQL Server databases:
Meets the SQL Server Adapter prerequisites.
SQL Server databases and transaction logs must be stored on disks in the same storage system.
SQL Server databases must be online during replication.
EMC recommends you use the same version of SQL Server on the production and mount hosts.
Mount hosts must have SQL Server installed to recover databases from mounted copies.
Exchange system requirements
Your system must meet the following to use this adapter with Exchange databases:
Meets the Exchange Adapter prerequisites.
Mount hosts and production hosts must have same version of Windows installed.
The ESI AppSync Adapter is installed by default with ESI. However, if you changed the defaults during your installation of ESI, reinstall ESI and confirm that this adapter is selected in the InstallShield Wizard Setup window. Prerequisites and Installing ESI provide system prerequisites and installation instructions for the ESI host system.
Setting up AppSync
After installing ESI, the following steps are required to set up AppSync:
Install the AppSync Server and connect it to ESI.
Add the AppSync system as a replication service.
In the AppSync console, add all ESI supported applications to the AppSync Server, including Exchange DAGs, SQL Servers, EMC storage systems, and EMC RecoverPoint appliances.