This is a following post for my previous SAN migration post Solaris host level SAN migration (with SVM) from Clariion to VMAX. As discussed earlier in my previous post, many organisations started migrating their Server storage from Old legacy SAN devices ( e.g. EMC Clariion ) to new powerful SAN storage ( e.g. EMC Symetrix VMAX) because of the low performance and maintenance costs involved with legacy storage.
Depending on the budget allocated for the Storage Migration projects, some organisations prefer the migration by “direct storage level data replication using expensive migration tools”, while the other companies ( who are with limited budget) prefer to do the migrations by host level data replication. In the later method, the success rate of the migration project directly depends on the skill level and expertise of the unix administrator who is implementing the migration project. I believe this hands-on post will give some idea for the Solaris admins whoever responsible for the Storage migrations. Before going to this post you might want to refer this post for the pre-planning tasks.