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EMC VNXe 3200 – Configuration Steps Via UEMCLI (Part1)

There are some minor cli changes with VNXe MCX which I will document as part of this series, for VNXe GEN1 please refer to these earlier posts: EMC VNXe Gen1 Configuration Using Unisphere CLI The initial configuration steps outlined in Part1 : Accept End User License Agreement Change the Admin Password Apply License File Commit the IO Modules Perform a Health […]

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EMC UIM/P – Editing The Database

Thank you @CliffCahill for providing this trick! Ensure to back up the UIM/P(Unified Infrastructure Manager for Provisioning) DB before you begin. The following provides detailed steps on how to modify IP settings for ESXi host service offerings stored in the UIM DB. Login to the UIM CLI via putty. #To login to uim voyencedb database: su – pgdba psql voyencedb […]

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Cisco Nexus 3064 – Configuring Jumbo Frames

The default MTU size on a Nexus 3064 switch is 1500 bytes, the following details how to reconfigure the switch for a system wide MTU value of 9216(jumbo). ——————————————————————————– Note: The Cisco Nexus 3000 Series switch does not fragment frames. As a result, the switch cannot have two ports in the same Layer 2 domain with different maximum transmission units […]

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EMC VMAX – Fully Pre-allocate TDEV

By Fully Pre-allocating a TDEV all the tracks associated with the device are reserved, this may be useful for mission critical apps or avoiding any write miss penalties. Example SYMCLI: Single TDEV example: symconfigure -sid xxx -cmd “start allocate on tdev 0c66 end_cyl=last_cyl allocate_type=persistent;” commit Range of TDEVs: symconfigure -sid xxx -cmd “start allocate on tdev 0c6e:1116 end_cyl=last_cyl allocate_type=persistent;” commit […]

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Vblock – Advanced Management Pod Second Generation (AMP-2)

Vblock Advanced Management Pod (AMP) The AMP consists of the management components of a Vblock system, these management components are self-Contained and provide Out-of-Band Management for the entire Vblock Infrastructure. The servers and storage(in the case of AMP-2HA) that make up the AMP host all of the Vblock management applications in a dedicated environment separate from that of the production environment. This type of […]

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EMC VNX – SMI-S Configuration & Discovery

The following are some configuration notes for configuring SMI-S to allow communication with the ‘VNX Storage Processors’, SMI-S can then be leveraged by for example VCE Vision or ViPR to configure/report on the VNX array. Before proceeding ensure you have the both VNX Storage Processor A&B IP addresses to hand, the SMI-S host will use these IP’s to allow for […]

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EMC VNX – List of Useful NAS Commands

Verify ‘NAS’ Services are running: Login to the Control Station as ‘nasadmin’ and issue the cmd /nas/sbin/getreason from the CS console. The reason code output should be as follows (see detailed list of Reason Codes below): 10 – slot_0 primary control station 11 – slot_1 secondary control station 5 – slot_2 contacted 5 – slot_3 contacted Complete a full ‘Health […]