EMC XtremIO Shutdown Procedure

The below steps outline how to perform a clean shutdown of an XtremIO array and thus help prevent any case of data corruption or loss. Before proceeding with the shutdown task ensure that all connected hosts are powered off. Running the ‘show-clusters-performance’ command from the XMS console will help determine that no I/O requests are being sent/received from a host. As you can see from the output below all I/O to the X-Brick’s has ceased and it is now safe to proceed:

XIOShut1

The ‘show-clusters’ command should display a status of Active and Connected:

XIOShut2

In order to shutdown the service run the stop-cluster-unorderly command. On completion the “Unorderly stopped Cluster” message appears:

XIOShut3

The ‘show-clusters’ command should now display a status of “stopped (unorderly)”:
XIOShut4

At this stage you may proceed with powering off the X-Bricks by turning off the rack’s PDU (to which the cluster is connected). The XMS can then be shutdown by running the cmd ‘shutdown-xms shutdown-type=machine’.
XIOShut5

To start the cluster:
start-cluster

One thought on “EMC XtremIO Shutdown Procedure

  1. Another great post.
    I would like to suggest an alternate.
    Wouldn’t it be more failproof to just add have a script created in /etc/init.d with the following entries
    stop-cluster-unorderly && shutdown-xms shutdown-type=machine
    and then create a symlink in each of /etc/rc0.d and /etc/rc6.d
    This way even if someone forgets to shutdown the XIO this way or someone is just not aware, the runlevel script will make sure it is always done right.

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