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Enterprise Manager

Version 6.4
Administrators Guide
Enterprise Manager 6.4 Administrators Guide
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Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
Related Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1 Enterprise Manager Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Enterprise Manager Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Management Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Software and Hardware Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Data Collector Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Client Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Server Agent Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Default Ports Used by Enterprise Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Data Collector Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Client Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Server Agent Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
IPv6 Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Enterprise Manager Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Storage Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Disaster Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Monitoring and Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Enterprise Manager Client Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Use the Client to Connect to the Data Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Next Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Add Enterprise Manager Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Add Storage Centers to Enterprise Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Configure Storage Center Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Add Servers to your Storage Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Add FluidFS Clusters to Enterprise Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Configure Email Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Set up Remote Storage Centers and QoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Configure Replications and Live Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Prepare for Disaster Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Storage Center Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3 Storage Center Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Adding and Organizing Storage Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Storage Center User Privileges and User Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Adding and Removing Storage Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Organizing Storage Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
User Interface for Storage Center Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Summary Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Storage Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Hardware Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
IO Usage Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Charting Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
How Storage Virtualization Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Disk Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Storage Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Data Progression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Storage Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Managing Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Attributes that Determine Volume Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Volume Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Creating Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Modifying Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Creating and Managing Volume Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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Creating and Managing Volume Replays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Mapping Volumes to Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Preparing Volumes for Disaster Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Deleting Volumes and Volume Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Managing Replay Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Default Replay Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Non-Consistent and Consistent Replay Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Creating and Modifying Replay Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Managing Expiration Rules for Remote Replays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Managing Storage Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
4 Storage Center Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Managing Storage Center Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Viewing and Modifying Storage Center Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Modifying Storage Center Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Configuring Storage Center User Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Configuring Storage Center Data Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Configuring Storage Center Secure Console Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Configuring Storage Center SMTP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Configuring Storage Center SNMP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Configuring Storage Center Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Configuring Filters to Restrict Administrative Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Configuring a Storage Center to Inherit Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Managing Storage Center Users and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
User Privilege Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
User Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
User Account Management and Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Managing Local Storage Center Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Managing Local Storage Center User Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Managing Directory Service Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Managing Directory User Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Managing Disk Enclosures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Shutting Down and Restarting a Storage Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
5 Storage Center Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Viewing Summary Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
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Storage Center Summary Plugins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Viewing Summary Information for a Single Storage Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Viewing Summary Information for Multiple Storage Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Using the Status Plugin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Using the Storage History Plugin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Using the Storage Summary Plugin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Using the Front End IO Summary Plugin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Using the Current Alerts Plugin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Using the Replication Validation Plugin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Using the Top 10 Fastest Growing Volumes Plugin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Using the Current Threshold Alerts Plugin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Viewing Detailed Storage Usage Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Viewing Historical IO Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Using the IO Usage Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Viewing Current IO Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Using the Charting Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Configuring Chart Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Configuring User Settings for Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Configuring Chart Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Configure the Storage Center Data Gathering Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Exporting Usage Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Monitoring Storage Center Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Monitoring a Storage Center Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Monitoring a Storage Center Disk Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Monitoring SSD Endurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Viewing UPS Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
6 SMI-S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
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Supported Management Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Supported SMI-S 1.5 Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
SMI-S User Account Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Setting Up SMI-S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Verify SMI-S Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Enable SMI-S for the Data Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Add a user for SMI-S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
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Associate the SSL Certificate with the SMI-S Provider User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Using the Dell Compellent SMI-S Provider with Microsoft SCVMM 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Verify pre-requisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Review Limitations for SCVMM 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Modify the SCVMM 2012 Management Server Registry to Allow HTTPS . . . . . . . . . . 150
Prepare the SCVMM 2012 SP1 Server for Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Use SCVMM 2012 to Discover the Dell Compellent SMI-S Provider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Servers and FluidFS Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
7 Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Server Management Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Managing Storage Center Server Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Managing Servers Centrally Using Enterprise Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Managing Servers on a Storage Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Creating Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Modifying Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Mapping Volumes to Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Creating and Managing Server Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Deleting Servers and Server Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Managing Servers Centrally on the Servers View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Server Types That Can Be Centrally Managed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Enterprise Manager Server Agent for Windows Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
IPMI Support for NAS Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Registering Servers with Enterprise Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Organizing and Removing Registered Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Updating Server Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Managing Server Data Collection and Reporting Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Creating Server Volumes and Datastores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Assigning/Creating Virtual Servers on Storage Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Manually Mapping a Windows Server to a Storage Center Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Managing Dell Compellent zNAS Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Managing NAS Appliances Powered by Windows Storage Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Installing and Using the Server Agent on a Windows Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Download the Server Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
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Install and Register the Server Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Manage the Server Agent with Server Agent Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Uninstalling the Server Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Space Recovery on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Guidelines for Space Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
General Space Recovery Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Space Recovery Requirements for Virtual Environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Space Recovery on Windows Server 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Enabling Automated Space Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Running Manual Space Recovery for a Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Viewing Space Recovery Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
8 FluidFS Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Required Components for FluidFS Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
FluidFS Cluster Storage Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Adding and Removing FluidFS Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Managing FluidFS Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Managing NAS Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Managing CIFS Shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Managing NFS Exports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Monitoring FluidFS Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Viewing FluidFS Summary Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Viewing Detailed FluidFS Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Monitoring FluidFS File Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Monitoring FluidFS Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Viewing the FluidFS Cluster Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Disaster Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
9 Remote Storage Centers and QoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Connecting to Remote Storage Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Connecting Storage Centers Using Fibre Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Connecting Storage Centers Using iSCSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Creating and Managing Quality of Service Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
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10 Replications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Replication Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Asynchronous Replication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Synchronous Replication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Legacy Synchronous Replication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Replication Behavior When a Destination Volume Fails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Replication Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Replicating a Single Volume to Two Destinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Limitations for Volumes That Have Two Replications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Disaster Recovery Limitations for Volumes That Have Two Replications . . . . . . . . . . 233
Replication Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Configuring Replications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Simulating Replications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Replicating Single Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Replicating Multiple Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Modifying Replications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Monitoring Replications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Portable Volume Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Portable Volume Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Portable Volume Nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Using Portable Volume Disks to Transfer Replication Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Managing Replication Baselines and Portable Volume Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
11 Live Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Storage Center Roles for Live Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Automatic Role Swapping for Live Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Live Volume Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Live Volume Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Creating Live Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Modifying Live Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Monitoring Live Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
12 Disaster Recovery Preparation and Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Preparing for Disaster Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Saving and Validating Restore Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Predefining Disaster Recovery Settings for Replications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
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Testing Disaster Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Activating Disaster Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Restarting Failed Replications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Restoring Failed Volumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Deleting Restore Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
13 Remote Data Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Remote Data Collector Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Remote Data Collector Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Configuration Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Software Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Installing and Configuring a Remote Data Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Install a Remote Data Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Configure the Remote Data Collector with the Data Collector Setup Wizard . . . . . . . 277
Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Remote Data Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Using a Remote Data Collector to Activate Disaster Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Enabling Email Notifications for the Remote Data Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
14 Storage Replication Adapter for VMware SRM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Where to Find Dell Compellent SRA Deployment Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Dell Compellent SRA Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Dell Compellent SRA Software Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Requirements for VMware SRM 5.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Requirements for VMware SRM 5.0 and 5.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
VMware SRM and Enterprise Manager Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Enterprise Manager SRA Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Primary Data Collector Only Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Remote Data Collector Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Reprotecting After Migrations with SRM 5.0 and ESX 4.1 Hosts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Selecting the Replay Type to Use for SRM 5.x Volume Failover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Limitations for Selecting the Replay Type for SRM Failover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Change the Replay Type Used for SRM Volume Failover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
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Monitoring and Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
15 Threshold Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Configuring Threshold Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Setting Up Threshold Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Assigning Storage Objects to a Threshold Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Assigning Threshold Definitions to Storage Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Viewing Threshold Alerts for a Threshold Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Viewing and Deleting Threshold Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Configuring Volume Advisor Movement Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Threshold Definitions That Support Volume Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
General Volume Advisor Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Additional Requirements for the Volume Latency Threshold Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Types of Volume Movement Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Creating Threshold Definitions to Recommend Volume Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Moving a Volume Based on a Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Export Threshold Alert Data to a File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Configuring Email Notifications for Threshold Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Performing Threshold Queries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
16 Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Chargeback Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Storage Center Automated Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Displaying Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Working with Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Configuring Automated Report Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Testing Automated Reports Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Configure Enterprise Manager to Email Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
17 Chargeback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Configure Chargeback or Modify Chargeback Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Assign Storage Costs for Global Disk Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Assign Storage Costs for Storage Center Disk Tiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Configuring Chargeback Departments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Setting Up Departments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Managing Department Line Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
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Assigning Volumes to Chargeback Departments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Perform a Manual Chargeback Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Viewing Chargeback Runs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Working with Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Exporting Chargeback Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
18 Log Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Storage Center Alerts and Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Status Levels for Alerts and Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Viewing Storage Center Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Viewing Storage Center Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Send Alerts and Indications to Enterprise Manager Immediately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Storage Center Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Sending Storage Center Logs to Enterprise Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Viewing Storage Center Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Enterprise Manager Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Enterprise Manager Event Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Viewing Enterprise Manager Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Configuring Email Alerts for Enterprise Manager Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Export Monitoring Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Configure Data Collection Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
19 Data Collector Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Using the Data Collector Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Starting the Data Collector Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Managing the Data Collector Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Using the Enterprise Manager Data Collector Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Updating Data Collector Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Managing Data Collector Service Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Configuring Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Configuring Security Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Configuring Directory Service Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Configuring SMTP Server Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Configuring Reporting Limit Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
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Configuring SMI-S Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Managing Available Storage Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Managing Available FluidFS Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Managing Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Viewing Log Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Gathering and Exporting Troubleshooting Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Migrating the Primary Data Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Migrating a Microsoft SQL Server Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Uninstalling the Data Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Deleting Old Data Collector Databases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
20 User Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Enterprise Manager User Privileges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Authenticating Users with an External Directory Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Configure the Data Collector to Use a Directory Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Grant Access to Directory Service Users and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Revoke Access for Directory Service Users and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Managing Local Users with the Data Collector Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Managing User Settings with the Enterprise Manager Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
User Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Email Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Charting Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Client Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
21 Phone Home Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Data Types that Can Be Sent Using Phone Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Enabling Automatic Phone Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Manually Initiating Phone Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
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Preface
TheprefaceintroducesyoutotheEnterpriseManagerdocumentation.Itprovidesthepurposeand
audienceofthisdocumentaswellasalistofrelatedpublications.
Purpose
ThisguidedescribeshowtouseEnterpriseManagertomanageandmonitoryourDellCompellentstorage
infrastructure.ForinformationaboutinstallingandconfiguringrequiredEnterpriseManagercomponents,
seetheEnterpriseManagerInstallationGuide.
Audience
Storageadministratorsmakeupthetargetaudienceforthisdocument.Theintendedreaderhasaworking
knowledgeofstorageandnetworkingconcepts.
Related Publications
ThefollowingdocumentationisavailableforEnterpriseManager:
EnterpriseManagerInstallationGuide
Containsinstallationandsetupinformation.
EnterpriseManagerAdministratorsGuide
Containsindepthfeatureconfigurationandusageinformation.
EnterpriseManagerOnlineHelp
ProvidescontextsensitivehelpfortheClient,DataCollectorManager,andServerAgent.
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Introduction
ThissectionprovidesanoverviewofEnterpriseManageranddescribeshowtogetstarted.
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Introduction
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1 Enterprise Manager Overview
EnterpriseManagerallowsyoutomonitor,manage,andanalyzeStorageCentersand
FluidFSclustersfromacentralizedmanagementconsole.TheEnterpriseManagerData
CollectorstoresdataandalertsitgathersfromStorageCentersandFluidFSclustersinan
externaldatabaseoranembeddeddatabase.EnterpriseManagerClientsconnecttothe
DataCollectortocommunicatewithmanagedStorageCenters.
Contents
EnterpriseManagerComponents ............................................... 4
ManagementCompatibility .................................................... 4
SoftwareandHardwareRequirements .......................................... 5
DefaultPortsUsedbyEnterpriseManager ....................................... 7
IPv6Support ................................................................ 8
EnterpriseManagerFeatures ................................................... 9
EnterpriseManagerClientOverview .......................................... 12
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Enterprise Manager Components
EnterpriseManagerconsistsofthefollowingcomponents:
Management Compatibility
EnterpriseManagermanagesDellCompellentproductsandalsoprovidesmanagement
integrationforMicrosoftandVMwareproducts.
EnterpriseManageriscompatiblewiththeproductslistedinthefollowingtable.
Component Description
Required/
Optional Setup Documentation
PrimaryData
Collector
Servicethatgathersreportingdata
andalertsfromStorageCenters
Required EnterpriseManager
InstallationGuide
Client Windowsbasedapplicationthat
connectstotheDataCollectorto
provideacentralizedmanagement
consoleforoneormoreStorage
Centers
Required EnterpriseManager
InstallationGuide
RemoteData
Collector
DataCollectorthatisconnectedtothe
primaryDataCollectorandcanbe
usedtoactivateadisasterrecoverysite
iftheprimaryDataCollectorbecomes
unavailable
Optional EnterpriseManager
AdministratorsGuide
ServerAgent ServiceforWindowsthatallows
EnterpriseManagertofreevolume
storagespacefromexpiredReplays
thatwouldotherwiseremainlocked
byWindows
Optional EnterpriseManager
AdministratorsGuide
Product Version
DellCompellentStorageCenter StorageCenterOSversions5.06.4
DellCompellentFS8600 FluidFSversion2.x
MicrosoftSystemCenterVirtual
MachineManager(SCVMM)
Versions2012and2012SP1
VMwarevCenterSiteRecovery
Manager(SRM)
Versions5.0,5.1,and5.5
Note: CompatibilityisprovidedbytheDellCompellent
StorageReplicationAdapter(SRA)6.2.2.
Software and Hardware Requirements
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Software and Hardware Requirements
ThefollowingsectionslisttherequirementsfortheDataCollector,Client,andServer
Agent.
Data Collector Requirements
ThefollowingtableliststheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorrequirements.
Component Requirements
Operatingsystem Anyofthefollowing64bitoperatingsystemswiththelatestservicepacks:
WindowsServer2003
WindowsServer2008
WindowsServer2008R2
WindowsServer2012
Note: 32bitoperatingsystemsarenotsupported,andWindowsServerCoreis
notsupported.
CPU 64bit(x64)microprocessorwithtwoormorecores
RAM Atleast4GB;8GBifusingtheDellCompellentSiteRecoveryAdapter(SRA)
forVMwarevCenterSiteRecoveryManager
Diskspace Atleast20GB
Software Microsoft.NETFramework2.0
Microsoft.NETFramework3.5
WindowsPowerShell2.0orhigher(forSMISonly)
32bitand64bitJavaRuntimeEnvironment(JRE)1.6orhigher(1.6Update
30orhigherrecommended;1.7requiredtoacceptIPv6connections)
Webbrowser InternetExplorer7,8,and9
InternetExplorer10forthedesktop
Firefox314
Safari5.x
GoogleChrome
Note: Otherwebbrowsersmayworkbutarenotofficiallysupported.
Database Oneofthefollowing:
MicrosoftSQLServer2005
MicrosoftSQLServer2005Express(limitedto4GB)
MicrosoftSQLServer2008
MicrosoftSQLServer2008Express(limitedto4GB)
MicrosoftSQLServer2008R2
MicrosoftSQLServer2008R2Express(limitedto10GB)
MicrosoftSQLServer2012
MicrosoftSQLServer2012Express(limitedto10GB)
MySQL5.0
MySQL5.1
MySQL5.5
Embeddeddatabaseonthefilesystem(maximumof30daysor2GB)
Note: Thedatabaseusedforstoringdatacanbechangedafterinstallation.
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Client Requirements
ThefollowingtableliststherequirementsfortheEnterpriseManagerClient.
Server Agent Requirements
ThefollowingtableliststherequirementsfortheEnterpriseManagerServerAgentfor
Windowsbasedservers.
Component Requirements
Operatingsystem Anyofthefollowing32bitor64bitoperatingsystems(withthelatestservice
packs):
WindowsXP
WindowsVista
Windows7
Windows8
WindowsServer2003
WindowsServer2008
WindowsServer2008R2
WindowsServer2012
Note: WindowsServerCoreisnotsupported.
CPU 32bit(x86)or64bit(x64)microprocessor
Software JavaRuntimeEnvironment(JRE)1.6orhigher(1.6Update30orhigher
recommended);on64bitsystemsboththe32bitandthe64bitJREare
required
Microsoft.NETFramework2.0(includedwithallsupportedoperating
systemsexceptWindowsXP)
Webbrowser InternetExplorer7,8,and9
InternetExplorer10forthedesktop
Firefox314
Safari5.x
GoogleChrome
Note: Otherwebbrowsersmayworkbutarenotofficiallysupported.
Component Requirements
Operatingsystem Anyofthefollowing32bitor64bitoperatingsystems(withthelatestservice
packs):
WindowsServer2003
WindowsServer2008(fullinstallationonly)
WindowsServer2008R2(fullorcoreinstallation)
WindowsStorageServer2008R2
WindowsServer2012(fullorcoreinstallation)
CPU 32bit(x86)or64bit(x64)microprocessor
Software Microsoft.NETFramework2.0
MicrosoftWindowsInstaller4.5(includedwithWindowsServer2008and
later)
Default Ports Used by Enterprise Manager
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Default Ports Used by Enterprise Manager
TheEnterpriseManagercomponentsusenetworkconnectionstocommunicatewitheach
otherandwithothernetworkresources.Thefollowingtableslistthedefaultnetworkports
usedbytheDataCollector,ServerAgent,andClient.Manyoftheportsareconfigurable.
Data Collector Ports
ThefollowingtableliststheportsusedbytheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
Note: Someportsmightnotbeneededforyourconfiguration.Fordetails,seethe
Purposecolumnineachtable.
Port Protocol Name Purpose
Inbound Ports
514 UDP syslog ReceivinglogsforwardedfromStorageCenters
3033 TCP WebServerPort Receiving:
Communicationfromallclients,includingthe
EnterpriseManagerClientandStorageReplication
Adapter(SRA)6.2.2
AlertsfromFluidFSclusters
8080 TCP LegacyWebServices
Port
Receiving:
CommunicationfromServerAgents
AlertsforwardedfromStorageCenters
7342 TCP LegacyClient
ListenerPort
CommunicatingwiththeremoteDataCollector
Providingautomaticupgradefunctionalityfor
previousversionsoftheEnterpriseManagerClient
5988 TCP SMISoverHTTP ReceivingunencryptedSMIScommunication
5989 TCP SMISoverHTTPS ReceivingencryptedSMIScommunication
Outbound Ports
25 TCP SMTP Sendingemailnotifications
443 TCP SSL CommunicatingwithmanagedStorageCentersand
managedzNASservers
SendingPhoneHomedata
Activatingthelicense
514 UDP syslog ForwardingStorageCenterlogstosyslogservers
1433 TCP MicrosoftSQLServer ConnectingtoanexternalMicrosoftSQLServer
database
3306 TCP MySQL ConnectingtoanexternalMySQLdatabase
8080 TCP VMwareSDK CommunicatingwithVMwareservers
27355 TCP ServerAgentSocket
ListeningPort
CommunicatingwithServerAgents
35451 TCP FluidFS CommunicatingwithmanagedFluidFSclusters
44421 TCP FluidFSdiagnostics RetrievingdiagnosticsfrommanagedFluidFSclusters
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Client Ports
ThefollowingtableliststheportsusedbytheEnterpriseManagerClient.
Server Agent Ports
ThefollowingtableliststheportsusedbytheEnterpriseManagerServerAgent.
IPv6 Support
TheDataCollectorcanuseIPv6toacceptconnectionsfromtheEnterpriseManagerClient
andtocommunicatewithmanagedStorageCenters.ToacceptIPv6connections,Java
RuntimeEnvironment(JRE)1.7orlatermustbeinstalledontheserverthathoststheData
Collector.On64bitsystemsboththe32bitandthe64bitJREarerequired.
TouseIPv6,assignIPv6addressesasdescribedinthefollowingtable.
Port Protocol Name Purpose
Outbound Ports
3033 TCP WebServerPort CommunicatingwiththeDataCollector
Port Protocol Name Purpose
Inbound Ports
27355 TCP ServerAgentSocket
ListeningPort
ReceivingcommunicationfromtheDataCollector
Outbound Ports
8080 TCP LegacyWebServices
Port
CommunicatingwiththeDataCollector
IPv6 Connection Requirements
ClienttoDataCollector ClientcomputermusthaveanIPv6address.
DataCollectorservermusthavebothanIPv4andanIPv6address.
DataCollectortoStorage
Center
DataCollectorservermusthavebothanIPv4andanIPv6address.
StorageCentermusthavebothanIPv4andanIPv6addressonthe
managementinterface.
Enterprise Manager Features
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Enterprise Manager Features
EnterpriseManagerprovidesthefollowingfeatures.
Storage Management
EnterpriseManagerprovidesthefollowingstoragemanagementfeatures.
Storage Center Management
EnterpriseManagerallowsyoutocentrallymanageyourDellCompellentStorageCenters.
ForeachStorageCenter,youcanconfigurevolumes,ReplayProfiles,andStorageProfiles.
Youcanalsopresentconfiguredstoragetoserversbydefiningserverobjectsandmapping
volumestothem.
See Also
Chapter 3:StorageCenterAdministration,onpage 21
FluidFS Clusters
AFluidFSclusterisaunifiedNAS/SANsolutionthatallowsadministratorstoeasily
leverageDellCompellentStorageCenterDynamicCapacity(thinprovisioning),high
availability,andblocklevelstorageperformanceacrossWindows,UNIX,andLinux
shares.
StorageCentersprovidethestorageusedbyFluidFSclusters,andEnterpriseManager
providesmanagementintegrationbetweenFluidFSclustersandStorageCenters.
EnterpriseManageralsoallowsyoutomonitorFluidFSclusterstatusandperformance.
See Also
Chapter 8:FluidFSClusters,onpage 197
Servers
EnterpriseManagerallowsyoutomanagethestorageallocatedtoeachserverand
providesStorageCenterintegrationwithWindowsandVMwareservers.Therearetwo
waysthatserverscanbemanaged:addingthemtoStorageCentersandregisteringthem
totheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
See Also
Chapter 7:Servers,onpage 157
SMI-S
EnterpriseManagersupportstheStorageManagementInitiativeSpecification(SMIS),a
standardinterfacespecificationdevelopedbytheStorageNetworkingIndustry
Association(SNIA).SMISallowsEnterpriseManagertointeroperatewithstorage
managementsoftwareandhardwarefromothervendors.
See Also
Chapter 6:SMIS,onpage 141
Disaster Recovery
EnterpriseManagerallowsyoutoplanandimplementadisasterrecoverystrategyforyour
StorageCentervolumes.
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Remote Storage Centers and Quality of Service
StorageCenterscanbeconnectedtoeachotherbyFibreChanneloriSCSItoallowdatato
becopiedbetweenthem.EnterpriseManagerallowsyoutocoordinateconnectedStorage
Centerstodistributecopiesofyourdatatoremotesites,ensuringthatyourdatais
protectedandavailableevenifonesitegoesdown.
QualityofService(QoS)definitionsallowyoutocontrolwhenandhowmuchbandwidth
isusedforcommunicationbetweenStorageCenters.
See Also
Chapter 9:RemoteStorageCentersandQoS,onpage 223
Replications
AspartofanoverallDisasterRecoveryPlan,replicationcopiesvolumedatafromone
StorageCentertoanotherStorageCentertosafeguarddataagainstlocalorregionaldata
threats.IfthesourceStorageCenterorsourcesitebecomesunavailable,youcanactivate
thedestinationvolumetoregainaccesstoyourdata.
See Also
Chapter 10:Replications,onpage 229
Live Volumes
ALiveVolumeisapairofreplicatingvolumesthatcanbemappedandactiveatthesame
time.Similartoaconventionalreplication,theprimary(source)volumeonaprimary
StorageCenterreplicatestoasecondary(destination)volumeonasecondaryStorage
Center.However,boththeprimaryvolumeandsecondaryvolumecanacceptwrites.
See Also
Chapter 11:LiveVolumes,onpage 255
Disaster Recovery Activation
Ifyouconfigurereplications,LiveVolumes,orboth,youcanuseEnterpriseManagerto
prepareforandperformdisasterrecovery.EnterpriseManagerallowsyoutopredefine
yourdisasterrecoveryplans,includingwhichserverstherecoveryvolumeswillbe
mappedto.Intheeventofarealdisaster,youcanuseEnterpriseManagertoactivateyour
disasterrecoveryplans,makingyourdataavailabletotheresourcesthatneeditassoonas
possible.
See Also
Chapter 12:DisasterRecoveryPreparationandActivation,onpage 263
Remote Data Collector
AremoteDataCollectorisinstalledataremotesiteandconnectedtotheprimaryData
CollectortoprovideaccesstodisasterrecoveryoptionswhentheprimaryDataCollector
isunavailable.IntheeventthattheprimaryDataCollectorisdown,youcanconnecttothe
remoteDataCollectoratanothersitetoperformDisasterRecovery.
See Also
Chapter 13:RemoteDataCollector,onpage 275
Enterprise Manager Features
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Dell Compellent Storage Replication Adapter for VMware SRM
EnterpriseManagerincludestheDellCompellentStorageReplicationAdapter(SRA),
whichallowssitestomanagedisasterrecoveryforVMwareinfrastructureusingthe
VMwarevCenterSiteRecoveryManager.
See Also
Chapter 14:StorageReplicationAdapterforVMwareSRM,onpage 283
Monitoring and Reporting
EnterpriseManagerprovidesthefollowingreportingandmonitoringfeatures.
Threshold Alerts
TheThresholdAlertsfeatureprovidescentralizedadministrationandmonitoringof
thresholdalertdefinitions.ThetypesofusagemetricsthatcanbemonitoredareIO,
storage,andreplicationusage.EnterpriseManagercollectstheusagedatafromthe
managedStorageCenters.StorageobjectsontheStorageCentersareassignedtothreshold
definitionsandeachthresholddefinitioncontainsoneormorethresholdvalues.Whenthe
valueofamonitoredmetricreachesathresholdvalue,analertoccurs.
See Also
Chapter 15:ThresholdAlerts,onpage 293
Reports
TheReportsfeatureallowsausertoviewStorageCenterandChargebackreports
generatedbyEnterpriseManager.EnterpriseManagercanbeconfiguredtogeneratethe
reportsonascheduledbasis.
See Also
Chapter 16:Reports,onpage 317
Chargeback
TheChargebackfeaturemonitorsstorageconsumptionandcalculatesdatastorage
operatingcosts.Chargebackcanbeconfiguredtochargeforstoragebasedontheamount
ofallocatedspaceortheamountofconfiguredspace.Whencostisbasedonallocated
space,Chargebackcanbeconfiguredtochargebasedonstorageusage,whichisthe
amountofspaceused,orstorageconsumption,whichisthedifferenceintheamountof
spaceusedsincethelastChargebackrun.
See Also
Chapter 17:Chargeback,onpage 327
Log Monitoring
TheLogMonitoringfeatureprovidesacentralizedlocationtoviewStorageCenteralerts,
indications,andlogscollectedbytheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorandsystemevents
loggedbyEnterpriseManager.
See Also
Chapter 18:LogMonitoring,onpage 345
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Performance Monitoring
ThePerformanceMonitoringfeatureprovidesaccesstosummaryinformationaboutthe
managedStorageCentersandhistorical/currentIOperformanceinformation.Usethis
informationtomonitorthehealthandstatusofStorageCenters.
See Also
Chapter 5:StorageCenterMonitoring,onpage 107
Enterprise Manager Client Overview
TheEnterpriseManagerClientisaWindowsbasedprogramthatallowsyoutoconnectto
theEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorandcentrallymanageyourStorageCentersand
FluidFSclusters.
Theleftpane,whichiscomprisedoftheViewpaneandViews,canberesizedbydragging
therightbordertotheleftorright.
ThefollowingtabledescribestheprimaryelementsoftheEnterpriseManagerClient.
View pane
Top pane
Views
Right pane
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Client Elements Description
Toppane Containsthefollowingoptions:
EditDataCollectorSettings:Whenclicked,opensadialogboxthatallows
youtoviewandmodifyDataCollectorsettings.
EditUserSettings:Whenclicked,opensadialogboxthatallowsyouto
viewandmodifyyouraccountsettings.
Help:Whenclicked,displaystheEnterpriseManagerOnlineHelpinaweb
browser.
Support:Whenclicked,displaystheDellCompellentSupportwebsiteina
webbrowser.
About:Whenclicked,opensadialogboxthatdisplaysthesoftwareversion
oftheEnterpriseManagerClient.
Viewpane Displaysoptionsspecifictotheviewthatiscurrentlyselected.Forexample,
whentheStorageviewisselected,theviewpanedisplaystheStorageCenters
andFluidFSclustersthathavebeenaddedtoEnterpriseManager.
Views Displaystheviewbuttons.Theviewsare:
Storage:Whenselected,allowsyoutoview,monitor,andconfigure
managedStorageCentersandFluidFSclusters.
Servers:Whenselected,allowsyoutoregisterserverstotheDataCollector
andperformserveractions,suchasspacerecovery.
Replications&LiveVolumes:Whenselected,allowsyoutoconfigure
replications,LiveVolumes,QualityofServicedefinitions,andmanage
disasterrecovery.
Monitoring:Whenselected,allowsyoutoviewandacknowledgeStorage
Centeralerts,indications,logs,andEnterpriseManagerlogs.
ThresholdAlerts:Whenselected,allowsyoutorunthresholdqueriesand
definethresholdalerts.
Chargeback:Whenselected,allowsyoutoconfigureandrunchargebackin
ordertobillorganizationsbasedonstorageusage.
Reports:Whenselected,allowsyoutoviewautomatedreportsand
Chargebackreports.
Rightpane Displaysmanagementandmonitoringoptionsfortheviewthatisselectedin
theviewspane.
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2 Getting Started
StarttheEnterpriseManagerClientandconnecttotheDataCollector.Whenyouare
finished,considerthesuggestednextsteps.
Contents
UsetheClienttoConnecttotheDataCollector .................................. 15
NextSteps .................................................................. 17
Use the Client to Connect to the Data Collector
StarttheEnterpriseManagerClientanduseittoconnecttotheDataCollector.Bydefault,
youcanlogonasalocalEnterpriseManageruser.IftheDataCollectorisconfiguredtouse
anexternaldirectoryservice,youcanlogonasanActiveDirectoryorOpenLDAPuser.If
Kerberosauthenticationisconfigured,youcanlogonautomaticallyusingyourWindows
sessioncredentialswithouttypingthemmanually.
Prerequisites
TheEnterpriseManagerClientmustbeinstalledonthecomputeryouareusing.For
installationinstructions,seetheEnterpriseManagerInstallationGuide.
IftheDataCollectorisnotconfiguredtouseanexternalActiveDirectoryorOpenLDAP
directoryservice,youmustknowtheusernameandpasswordforalocalEnterprise
Manageruseraccount.
IfyouwanttologonasanActiveDirectoryorOpenLDAPuser,theDataCollectormust
beconfiguredtouseanexternalActiveDirectoryorOpenLDAPdirectoryservice,and
yourdirectoryuseraccountordirectoryusergroupmustbeaddedtoanEnterprise
Managerusergroup.
IfyouwanttologonautomaticallyusingyourWindowssessioncredentials,the
followingconfigurationrequirementsmustbemet:
TheDataCollectormustbeconfiguredtouseKerberosauthenticationwithan
externalActiveDirectoryorOpenLDAPdirectoryservice.
JavaRuntimeEnvironment(JRE)1.7mustbeinstalledontheserverthathoststhe
DataCollectorbeforetheDataCollectorisinstalledorupgradedtoversion6.4.
LoggingonwithWindowssessioncredentialsisnotsupportedwithJRE1.6.
Steps
1 StarttheEnterpriseManagerClientapplication.TheEnterpriseManagerClient
appears.
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2 TypetheusernameandpasswordintheUserNameandPasswordfields.
3 Specifyyourcredentials.
IfyouwanttologonasalocalEnterpriseManageruser,ActiveDirectoryuser,or
OpenLDAPuser,typetheusernameandpasswordintheUserNameandPassword
fields.
IfyouwanttologonautomaticallyusingyourWindowssessioncredentials,select
theUseWindowsCredentialscheckbox.
4 IntheHost/IPfield,typethehostnameorIPaddressoftheserverthathoststheData
Collector.IftheDataCollectorandClientareinstalledonthesamesystem,youcantype
localhostinstead.
5 IfyouchangedtheWebServerPortduringinstallation,typetheupdatedportinthe
WebServerPortfield.
6 ClickLogIn.TheClientconnectstotheDataCollectoranddisplaystheStorageview.
See Also
AuthenticatingUserswithanExternalDirectoryServiceonpage 391
ManagingLocalUserswiththeDataCollectorManageronpage 398
Next Steps
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Next Steps
Thissectiondescribessomebasictasksthatyoumaywanttoperformafteryourfirstlog
ontoEnterpriseManager.Thesetasksareconfigurationdependentandnotalltaskswill
berequiredatallsites.
Add Enterprise Manager Users
TheDataCollectorcontrolsuseraccesstoEnterpriseManagerfunctionsandassociated
StorageCentersbasedontheprivilegesassignedtousers:Reporter,VolumeManager,or
Administrator.Newusers,aswellastheassociatedStorageCenters,arecreatedand
managedonlybytheDataCollectorManager.
IfyouwanttoallowothermembersofyourorganizationtouseEnterpriseManager,use
theDataCollectorManagertograntthemaccess.Youcangrantaccessusingeitherofthe
followingmethods:
CreatelocalEnterpriseManagerusers.
ConfiguretheDataCollectortoauthenticateusersusinganexternalActiveDirectoryor
OpenLDAPdirectoryservice,andthengrantaccesstospecificdirectoryusersand/or
usergroups.
See Also
Chapter 20:UserManagement,onpage 389
Add Storage Centers to Enterprise Manager
UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttoaddStorageCenterstoEnterpriseManager.
See Also
AddingandOrganizingStorageCentersonpage 21
Configure Storage Center Volumes
AfteryouhaveaddedStorageCenterstoEnterpriseManager,youcanstartcreatingand
managingvolumes.YoucanalsomanageReplayProfilesandStorageProfiles.
See Also
ManagingVolumesonpage 39
ManagingReplayProfilesonpage 58
ManagingStorageProfilesonpage 62
Add Servers to your Storage Centers
UseEnterpriseManagertoaddserversthatuseStorageCentervolumestoyourStorage
Centers.Toenableadditionalfunctionality,suchastheabilitytodisplayoperatingsystem
andconnectivityinformation,andtomanagethevolumesordatastoresmappedtothe
servers,registertheseserverstotheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.Beforeyouregister
Windowsservers,youmustfirstinstalltheEnterpriseManagerServerAgent.
See Also
Chapter 7:Servers,onpage 157
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Add FluidFS Clusters to Enterprise Manager
IfyouhaveoneormoreFluidFSclusters,addthemtoEnterpriseManagerduringthe
FluidFSclusterdeploymentprocess.
See Also
AddingandRemovingFluidFSClustersonpage 198
Configure Email Notifications
EnterpriseManagercansendemailstonotifyyouwhenthresholdalertsareexceeded,
automatedreportsareready,andEnterpriseManagereventsoccur.Toenableemail
notifications,configureSMTPsettingsfortheDataCollector,addyouremailaddressto
yourEnterpriseManageruseraccount,andthenchoosetheeventsforwhichyouwantto
benotified.
See Also
ConfiguringEmailAlertsforEnterpriseManagerEventsonpage 358
ConfiguringEmailNotificationsforThresholdAlertsonpage 313
ConfigureEnterpriseManagertoEmailReportsonpage 325
Set up Remote Storage Centers and QoS
IfyouwanttoprotectyourdatabyreplicatingvolumesfromoneStorageCentertoanother,
setupconnectivitybetweenyourStorageCenters.CreateQualityofService(QoS)
definitionsoneachStorageCentertocontrolhowmuchbandwidthisusedtotransmitdata
toremoteStorageCenters.
See Also
Chapter 9:RemoteStorageCentersandQoS,onpage 223
Configure Replications and Live Volumes
Tomakesurethatyourdataisprotectedevenifonesitegoesdown,configurereplications
andLiveVolumestomirrorvolumestoremoteStorageCenters.
See Also
Chapter 10:Replications,onpage 229
Chapter 11:LiveVolumes,onpage 255
Prepare for Disaster Recovery
IfyouconfigurereplicationsorLiveVolumes,youcanpredefinedisasterrecoverysettings
tosimplifythedisasterrecoveryprocess.YoucanalsoinstallaremoteDataCollectorat
anothersitetoallowaccesstoEnterpriseManagerdisasterrecoveryoptionswhenthe
primaryDataCollectorisunavailable.
See Also
PreparingforDisasterRecoveryonpage 263
Chapter 13:RemoteDataCollector,onpage 275
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Storage Center Management
ThissectiondescribeshowtouseEnterpriseManagertoadminister,maintain,andmonitorStorage
Centers.
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Storage Center Management
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3 Storage Center Administration
TheDellCompellentStorageCenterSANprovidescentralized,blocklevelstoragethatcan
beaccessedbyFibreChanneloriSCSI.
Contents
AddingandOrganizingStorageCenters ....................................... 21
UserInterfaceforStorageCenterManagement .................................. 28
HowStorageVirtualizationWorks ............................................. 33
ManagingVolumes .......................................................... 39
ManagingReplayProfiles .................................................... 58
ManagingStorageProfiles .................................................... 62
Adding and Organizing Storage Centers
StorageCentersareassociatedwithspecificEnterpriseManagerusersinsteadoftheData
Collector.AnindividualEnterpriseManagerusercanviewandmanageonlytheStorage
Centersthathavebeenmappedtohisorheraccount.ThismeansthattheStorageCenters
thatarevisibletooneEnterpriseManageruserarenotnecessarilyvisibletoanotheruser.
WhenanEnterpriseManageruseraddsaStorageCenter,heorshemustprovide
credentialsforaStorageCenteruser.Theprivilegeandusergroup(s)assignedtothe
StorageCenteruserdeterminetheaccessthatisallowedintheEnterpriseManagerclient.
AnEnterpriseManageruserwiththeAdministratororVolumeManagerprivilegecan
addaStorageCenterintheClientbyprovidingcredentialsforaStorageCenteruser
withanyprivilegelevel.
AnEnterpriseManageruserwiththeReporterprivilegecanaddaStorageCenterinthe
ClientbyprovidingcredentialsforaStorageCenteruserwiththeReporterprivilege.
Note: AnEnterpriseManagerAdministratorcanalsousetheDataCollector
ManagertograntStorageCenteraccesstoanEnterpriseManageruserwiththe
Reporterprivilege.
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Storage Center User Privileges and User Groups
StorageCentergroupsdeterminewhichstorageobjectscanbeviewedbytheStorage
Centeruser,andtheprivilegeleveldefineswhattheusercando.
ThefollowingtableshowstheaccessallowedtoaStorageCenterthroughEnterprise
ManagerbasedontheprivilegeassignedtotheStorageCenteruseraccount.
See Also
EnterpriseManagerUserPrivilegesonpage 390
Note: StorageCenteruserprivilegesandEnterpriseManageruserprivilegesshare
thesamenamesbuttheyarenotthesame.StorageCenteruserprivilegescontrol
accesstoStorageCenterfunctionality,andEnterpriseManageruserprivileges
controlaccesstoEnterpriseManagerfunctionality.
Enterprise Manager
Client View
Access Allowed for Storage Center User Privilege
Reporter Volume Manager Administrator
Storage Viewstorageobjects
addedtotheassociated
StorageCenteruser
group
Managestorageobjects
addedtotheassociated
StorageCenteruser
group
Manageallstorage
objects
Servers ViewStorageCenter
informationforservers
visibletotheassociated
StorageCenteruser
group
ViewStorageCenter
informationand
managevolumesand
datastoresforservers
visibletotheassociated
StorageCenteruser
group
Manageallstorage
objects
Replications&Live
Volumes
Noaccesstoreplications,LiveVolumes,QoS
nodes,orRestorePoints
Fullaccess
Monitoring NoaccesstoStorageCenteralerts,indications,or
logs
Fullaccess
ThresholdAlerts NoaccesstoThresholdAlertsorobjectsaddedto
ThresholdDefinitions
Fullaccess
Chargeback Noaccesstovolumesorvolumefolders Fullaccess
Reports Fullaccess
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Adding and Removing Storage Centers
UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttoaddorremoveStorageCenters.
Add a Storage Center
AddaStorageCentertoEnterpriseManagertomanageandmonitortheStorageCenter
fromtheEnterpriseManagerClient.
Prerequisites
YoumusthavetheusernameandpasswordforaStorageCenteruseraccount.
ThefirsttimeaStorageCenterisaddedtoEnterpriseManager,youmustspecifya
StorageCenteruseraccountthathastheAdministratorprivilege.WhentheStorage
CenterissubsequentlyaddedforotherEnterpriseManagerusers,youcanspecify
StorageCenteruseraccountsanyprivilegelevel.
IfyourEnterpriseMangeruseraccounthastheReporterprivilege,youmustspecify
aStorageCenteruseraccountthathastheReporterprivilege.
TheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectormusthaveconnectivitytotheStorageCenter
managementinterface.
TheStorageCentercertificatemustcontainthehostnameormanagementIPaddress
thatisusedtoaddtheStorageCentertoEnterpriseManager.Forinstructionson
regeneratinganSSLcertificate,seetheStorageCenterAdministratorsGuide.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectDellCompellentorStorageCenters.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickAddStorageCenter.TheAddStorageCenterwizard
appears.
IfoneormoreStorageCentersaremappedtoanotheruser,thedialogboxdisplays
alistofavailableStorageCenters.
IfnoStorageCentersaremappedtoanotheruser,thedialogboxallowsyoutoenter
anewStorageCenter.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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4 (Conditional)IfthedialogboxisdisplayingalistofStorageCenters,selectaStorage
Centerfromthelistoraddanewone.
ToaddaStorageCenterthatdoesnotappearinthelist,makesuretheAddanew
StorageCentertotheDataCollectorcheckboxisselected,thenclickNext.
ToaddaStorageCenterthatappearsinthelist,cleartheAddanewStorageCenter
totheDataCollectorcheckbox,selecttheappropriateStorageCenter,thenclick
Next.
5 EnterStorageCenterlogoninformation.
HostName:(NewStorageCenteronly)EnterthehostnameorIPaddressofa
StorageCentercontroller.ForadualcontrollerStorageCenter,entertheIPaddress
orhostnameofthemanagementcontroller.
UserNameandPassword:EntertheusernameandpasswordforaStorageCenter
user.
Folder:SelecttheparentfolderfortheStorageCenter.
6 (Optional)ConfiguretheStorageCentertousesettingsappliedtoanotherStorage
CenterbyselectingtheInheritsettingsfromexistingStorageCentercheckbox.Ifthis
checkboxisselected,afterthewizardclosestheInheritSettingswizardappears.
7 ClickFinish.
IftheInheritsettingsfromexistingStorageCentercheckboxwasnotselected,the
StorageCenterisaddedtoEnterpriseManager.
IftheInheritsettingsfromexistingStorageCentercheckboxwasselected,the
InheritSettingsdialogboxappears.
8 (Inheritsettingsonly)ChoosetheStorageCentersettingstoinherit.
a SelecttheStorageCenterfromwhichyouwanttoinheritsettings,thenclickNext.
Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
b Selectthecheckboxforeachcategoryofsettingsthatyouwanttoinherit.Foruser
interfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
c Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
IfpasswordsarenotconfiguredforthePhoneHomeproxy,SecureConsole
proxy,orSMTPserver,thedialogboxcloses.
Note: IfyouspecifyaStorageCenteruserwiththeReporterorVolume
Managerprivilege,accesstotheStorageCenterfromEnterpriseManageris
restrictedbasedontheprivilegeandusergroup(s)assignedtotheStorage
Centeruser.
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IfapasswordforthePhoneHomeproxy,SecureConsoleproxy,orSMTPserver
isconfigured,youarepromptedtoreentertherequiredpassword(s).
d Entertherequiredpassword(s)tocompletethewizard.
See Also
StorageCenterUserPrivilegesandUserGroupsonpage 22
Reconnect to a Storage Center
IfEnterpriseManagercannotcommunicatewithorlogintoaStorageCenter,Enterprise
ManagermarkstheStorageCenterasdown.ReconnecttotheStorageCentertoprovide
theupdatedconnectivityinformationorcredentials.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickReconnecttoStorageCenter.TheReconnecttoStorage
Centerdialogboxappears.
4 EnterStorageCenterlogoninformation.
HostName:EnterthehostnameorIPaddressofaStorageCentercontroller.Fora
dualcontrollerStorageCenter,entertheIPaddressorhostnameofthemanagement
controller.
UserNameandPassword:EntertheusernameandpasswordforaStorageCenter
user.
5 ClickOK.
Remove a Storage Center
RemoveaStorageCenterwhenyounolongerwanttomanageitfromEnterpriseManager.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenteryouwanttoremove.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
Note: IfyouspecifyaStorageCenteruserwiththeReporterorVolume
Managerprivilege,accesstotheStorageCenterfromEnterpriseManageris
restrictedbasedontheprivilegeandusergroup(s)assignedtotheStorage
Centeruser.
Note: WhenaStorageCenterisremovedfromallEnterpriseManageruserswith
theAdministratororVolumeManagerprivilege,itisautomaticallyremovedfrom
EnterpriseManageruserswiththeReporterprivilege.
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Organizing Storage Centers
UsefolderstogroupStorageCentersintheEnterpriseManagerClient.
Create a Storage Center Folder
UsefolderstogroupandorganizeStorageCenters.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectStorageCenters.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickCreateFolder.TheCreateFolderdialogboxappears.
4 IntheNamefield,typeanameforthefolder.
5 IntheParentfield,selectaparentfolder.
6 ClickOK.
Move a Storage Center Into a Folder
AStorageCentercanbeaddedtoafolderatanytime.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenteryouwanttomove.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickMove.TheSelectFolderdialogboxappears.
4 Selectaparentfolder.
5 ClickOK.
Rename a Storage Center Folder
UsetheEditSettingsdialogboxtochangethenameofaStorageCenterfolder.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterfolderyouwanttomodify.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 IntheNamefield,typeanameforthefolder.
5 ClickOK.
Move a Storage Center Folder
UsetheEditSettingsdialogboxtomoveaStorageCenterfolder.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterfolderyouwanttomodify.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 IntheParentfield,selectaparentfolder.
5 ClickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Delete a Storage Center Folder
DeleteaStorageCenterfolderifitisnolongerneeded.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCenterfoldermustbeempty.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterfolderyouwanttodelete.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
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User Interface for Storage Center Management
MoststorageconfigurationandmanagementforanindividualStorageCenteris
performedfromtheStorageviewintheEnterpriseManagerClient.SelectaStorageCenter
intheStoragenavigationpanetoviewandmanageit.
ThefollowingtabsappearinthedisplaypanewhenaStorageCenterisselected:
SummaryTabonpage 28
StorageTabonpage 29
HardwareTabonpage 30
IOUsageTabonpage 31
ChartingTabonpage 32
Summary Tab
TheSummarytaboftheStorageviewdisplaysacustomizabledashboardthatsummarizes
StorageCenterinformationcollectedbyEnterpriseManager.TheSummarytabis
displayedbydefaultwhenaStorageCenterisselectedfromtheStoragenavigationtree.
See Also
ManagingStorageCenterSettingsonpage 65
ViewingSummaryInformationonpage 108
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Storage Tab
TheStoragetaboftheStorageviewallowsyoutoviewandmanagestorageontheselected
StorageCenter.Thistabismadeupoftwoelements:thenavigationpaneandtheright
pane.
Navigation Pane
TheStoragetabnavigationpaneshowsthefollowingnodes:
StorageCenter:Showsasummaryofcurrentandhistoricalstorageusageonthe
selectedStorageCenter.
Volumes:Allowsyoutocreateandmanagevolumesandvolumefoldersontheselected
StorageCenter,aswellascreatealocalrecoveryfromavolumeReplay.
Servers:Allowsyoutocreateandmanagephysicalandvirtualservers,serverclusters,
andserverfoldersontheselectedStorageCenter.
RemoteStorageCenters:AllowsyoutocreateandviewiSCSIconnectionstoremote
StorageCentersforwhichyouhaveaccess.
Disks:AllowsyoutoviewdiskfoldersontheselectedStorageCenter.Forinformation
onStorageCenterdisksanddiskfolders,refertotheStorageCenterSystemManager
AdministratorsGuide.
PortableVolumes:Allowsyoutoviewandmanageportablevolumes,whichareused
totransportinitialreplicationdatatoremoteStorageCenters.Thisoptionisuseful
whentransferringtheinitialreplicationdataoverthenetworkwouldbetooslow.
StorageTypes:AllowsyoutoviewtheStorageTypespreparedontheselectedStorage
Center.ForinformationonStorageTypes,refertotheStorageCenterSystemManager
AdministratorsGuide.
Navigation pane Right pane
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ReplayProfiles:Allowsyoutoview,modify,andcreateReplayprofilesfortheselected
StorageCenter,aswellasapplyReplayProfilestooneormorevolumes.
StorageProfiles:AllowsyoutoviewandcreateStorageprofilesdefinedontheselected
StorageCenter.ThisnodeappearsonlyifAllowStorageProfileSelectionisenabledin
theStorageCenteruserpreferences.ForcompleteinformationonStorageProfiles,refer
totheStorageCenterSystemManagerAdministratorsGuide.
See Also
AddingandOrganizingStorageCentersonpage 21
ManagingStorageCenterSettingsonpage 65
ManagingVolumesonpage 39
ManagingReplayProfilesonpage 58
ManagingServersonaStorageCenteronpage 160
ManagingStorageProfilesonpage 62
RemoteStorageCentersandQoSonpage 223
Right Pane
Therightpaneshowsinformationandconfigurationoptionsforthenodeorobjectselected
inthenavigationpane.Theinformationandconfigurationoptionsdisplayedforeachnode
isdescribedintheonlinehelp.
Hardware Tab
TheHardwaretaboftheStorageviewdisplaysstatusinformationfortheStorageCenter
hardwareandallowsyoutoperformhardwarerelatedtasks.
See Also
MonitoringStorageCenterHardwareonpage 134
ManagingDiskEnclosuresonpage 102
ShuttingDownandRestartingaStorageCenteronpage 104
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IO Usage Tab
TheIOUsagetaboftheStorageviewdisplayshistoricalIOperformancestatisticsforthe
selectedStorageCenterandassociatedstorageobjects.
See Also
ViewingHistoricalIOPerformanceonpage 124
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Charting Tab
TheChartingtaboftheStorageviewdisplaysrealtimeIOperformancestatisticsforthe
selectedstorageobject.
See Also
ViewingCurrentIOPerformanceonpage 127
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How Storage Virtualization Works
StorageCentervirtualizesstoragebygroupingdisksintopoolsofstoragecalledStorage
Types,whichholdsmallchunks(pages)ofdata.Astoragetypeappliesadatapagesizeand
redundancyleveltoadiskfolder.Ifdataprogressionislicensed,StorageCentermoves
databetweentiersanddrivetypes,aswellasamongmultipleRAIDlevelswithinthesame
tier,foraconstantbalanceofperformanceandcost.StorageProfilesallowanadministrator
tocontrolhowavolumeusesvirtualizedstorage.
Disk Management
StorageCentermanagesbothphysicaldisksandthedatamovementwithinthevirtualdisk
pool.Disksareorganizedphysically,logically,andvirtually.
Physically:Disksaregroupedbytheenclosureinwhichtheyresideasshowninthe
Enclosuresfolder.
Logically:Disksaregroupedbyclassindiskfolders.StorageCenterenclosuresmay
containanycombinationofdiskclasses.
Virtually:Alldiskspaceisallocatedintotiers.ThefastestdisksresideinTier1and
highercapacitydiskswithlowerperformanceresideinTier3.Datathatisaccessed
frequentlyremainsonTier1,anddatathathasnotbeenaccessedforthelast12
progressioncyclesisgraduallymigratedtoTiers2and3.Disktieringisshownwhen
youselectadiskfolder.
Disk Folders
Adiskfoldercontainsbothmanagedandsparedrives.Manageddrivesareusedfordata
storage.Sparedrivesareheldinreservetoautomaticallyreplaceadriveifadrivefails.By
default,theAssigneddiskfolderistheparentdiskfolderforalldrives.Drivesarefurther
groupedbyclassinsubordinatefolders.
Disk Classes
Disksareclassifiedbasedontheirperformancecharacteristics.Eachclassisshownina
separatefolderwithintheAssigneddiskfolder.
HardDiskDrives(HDDs):ForHDDs,thediskclassificationdescribesitsspindle
speedandcanbeanyofthreedisktypes.
7K(7200RPM)
10K
15K
SolidStateDevices(SSDs):SSDsaredifferentiatedbyreadorwriteoptimizationand
canbeeitheroftwodisktypes.
Writeintensive(SLCSSD)
Readintensive(MLCSSD)
Note: EnterpriseManagerallowsyoutoviewdisksattachedtotheStorageCenter.
Tomanagedisksanddiskfolders,usetheStorageCenterSystemManager.For
moreinformation,seetheStorageCenterSystemManagerAdministratorsGuide.
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Storage Types
Astoragetypeisapoolofstoragewithasingledatapagesizeandaspecifiedredundancy
level.StorageCenterdeterminesthestoragetypewithintheenclosureandpresents
optionsapplicableforthestoragetype.Oncethedeterminationismade,itcannotbe
changedwithoutassistancefromDellTechnicalSupportServices,evenwhendisktypes
change.
Disk Types
ThetypesofdiskspresentinStorageCenterdefinewhetherasystemisconsidered
StandardorFlashOptimized.Thisclassificationfurtherdetermineshowdataprogression
movesdatabetweentiers.
Datapage Size
Bydefault,dataismigratedbetweentiersandRAIDlevelsin2MBblocks.Datacanbe
movedinsmallerorlargerblockstomeetspecificapplicationrequirements.Theseblocks
arereferredtoasdatapages.
2MB:Defaultdatapagesize,thisselectionisappropriateformostapplications.
512KB:Appropriateforapplicationswithhighperformanceneeds,orinenvironments
inwhichReplaysaretakenfrequentlyunderheavyIO.Selectingthissizeincreases
overheadandreducesthemaximumavailablespaceintheStorageType.Flash
Optimizedstoragetypesuse512KBbydefault.
4MB:Appropriateforsystemsthatusealargeamountofdiskspacewithinfrequent
Replays.
Note: EnterpriseManagerallowsyoutoviewStorageTypesconfiguredonthe
StorageCenter.TomanageStorageTypes,usetheStorageCenterSystemManager.
Formoreinformation,seetheStorageCenterSystemManagerAdministratorsGuide.
Storage Type Disk Classes
Standard WriteintensiveSSDs+HDDs
HDDs(7K,10K,15K)
FlashOptimized
a
a. AminimumofsixSSDsarerequiredforaFlashOptimizedarray.WhentwotypesofSSDsarepresent,
thearraymustcontainatleastsixofeachtype.
WriteintensiveSSDs
WriteintensiveSSDs+ReadintensiveSSDs
WriteintensiveSSDs+ReadintensiveSSDs+HDDs
Caution: Beforechangingthedatapagesetting,contactDellTechnicalSupport
Servicestodiscusstheimpactonperformanceandforadviceabouthowtoensure
thatsystemresourcesremainbalanced.
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Redundancy
Redundancylevelsprovidefaulttoleranceforadiskfailure.Redundancyoptionsmaybe
restricteddependingonthedisksize.
Nonredundant:UsesRAID0inallclasses,inalltiers.Dataisstripedbutprovidesno
redundancy.Ifonediskfails,alldataislost.Donotusenonredundantstoragefora
volumeunlessthedatahasbeenbackedupelsewhere.
Singleredundant:Protectsagainstthelossofanyonedrive.Singleredundanttierscan
containanyofthefollowingtypesofRAIDstorage.
RAID10(eachdiskismirrored)
RAID55(stripedacross5drives)
RAID59(stripedacross9drives)
Dualredundant:Protectsagainstthelossofanytwodrives.Diskslargerthan900GB
shouldusedualredundancyandinsomecasesitismandated.Dualredundanttiers
cancontainanyofthefollowingtypesofRAIDstorage.
RAID10DualMirror(dataiswrittensimultaneouslytothreeseparatedisks)
RAID66(4datasegments,2paritysegmentsforeachstripe)
RAID610(8datasegments,2paritysegmentsforeachstripe)
Data Progression
StorageCenterusesDataProgressiontomovedatawithinavirtualizedstorage
environment.DataProgressionmovesdatabetweentiersanddrivetypes,aswellas
amongmultipleRAIDlevelswithinthesametier,foraconstantbalanceofperformance
andcost.
How Data Progression Works
Onceevery24hours,StorageCenterassessesdiskuseandmovesdatatodiskspacethatis
moreefficientforthedatausage.Bydefault,DataProgressionrunseachdayat7PM
systemtime,butthetimingoftheruncanbechangedintheStorageCentersettings.Data
ProgressionbehaviorisdeterminedbytheStorageProfileappliedtoeachvolume.
Data Progression and Replays
StorageCenteralsousesDataProgressiontomoveReplays.WhenaReplayiscreated,
eitherasscheduledormanually,thedataisfrozenandmovedtothetierspecifiedbythe
StorageProfiletoholdReplays.
ReplayscanoccurasascheduledeventaccordingtotheReplayProfile,manuallyby
creatingaReplay,orondemandbyStorageCentertomovedataoffofTier1inaFlash
Optimizedstoragetype.
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Storage Profiles
StorageProfilescontrolhowStorageCentermanagesvolumedata.Foragivenvolume,the
selectedStorageProfiledictateswhichdisktieracceptsinitialwrites,aswellashowdata
progressionmovesdatabetweentierstobalanceperformanceandcost.PredefinedStorage
ProfilesarethemosteffectivewaytomanagedatainStorageCenter.
AccesstoStorageProfilesiscontrolledbyusersettings,andStorageProfilesmaynotbe
visibletoallusers.IfyouruservolumedefaultsallowyoutoselectaStorageProfile,the
StoragetabdisplaysthethemundertheStorageProfilesnode.
Profiles for Standard Storage Types
ThetablebelowsummarizesStorageProfilesavailableforStandardstoragetypes.Each
profileisdescribedinmoredetailfollowingthetable.
Recommended (All Tiers)
TheRecommendedStorageProfileisavailableonlywhenDataProgressionislicensed.
CostandperformanceareoptimizedwhenallvolumesusetheRecommendedStorage
Profile.TheRecommendedprofileallowsautomaticdataprogressionbetweenandacross
allstoragetiersbasedondatatypeandusage.
WhenastoragetypeusestheRecommendedProfile,allnewdataiswrittentoTier1RAID
level10storage.DataProgressionmoveslessactivedatatotheTier1RAID5/RAID 6ora
slowertierbasedonhowfrequentlythedataisaccessed.Inthisway,themostactiveblocks
ofdataremainonhighperformanceSSDsorFibreChanneldrives,whilelessactiveblocks
automaticallymovetolowercost,highcapacitySASdrives.
BecauseSSDsareautomaticallyassignedtoStorageTier1,profilesthatincludeStorage
Tier1allowvolumestouseSSDstorage.Ifyouhavevolumesthatcontaindatathatisnot
accessedfrequently,anddonotrequiretheperformanceofTier1SSDs,useaMediumor
LowPriorityProfileorcreateandapplyanewprofilethatdoesnotincludeStorageTier1.
Name Initial Write
Tier
Tier (T) and RAID Levels Progression
Recommended(AllTiers) 1 Writes:T1RAID10
Replays:RAID5
YesallTiers
HighPriority(Tier1) 1 Writes:T1RAID10
Replays:T1RAID5/RAID6
No
MediumPriority(Tier2) 2 Writes:T2RAID10
Replays:T2RAID5/RAID6
No
LowPriority(Tier3) 3 Writes:T3RAID10
Replays:T3RAID5/RAID6
No
Note: TheRecommended,HighPriority,andMediumPriorityprofilesarenot
availablefortheFlashOptimizedStorageType.
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High Priority (Tier 1)
TheHighPriorityStorageProfileprovidesthehighestperformancebystoringdataonTier
1.ItisefficientintermsofusingRAID5or6,butitusesmoreexpensivemediatostorethe
data.AvolumecreatedusingtheHighPriorityprofilestoreswrittendataonTier 1,RAID
10(mirroreddrives).ReplaydataisstoredonTier1,RAID5/RAID6.StorageCenterdoes
notmigratedatatolowerstoragetiersunlessTier1storagebecomesfull.
IfDataProgressionisnotlicensed,thedefaultStorageProfileisHighPriority.Without
DataProgression,youmustconfigurevolumestouseaspecifictierofstorage,asdata
willnotmigratebetweentiers.
WithoutDataProgression,theHighPriorityprofileincludesSSDsthatarenotpartof
FlashOptimizedStorageType.MakesureonlyvolumesyouwanttouseSSDsare
assignedtotheHighPriorityprofile.ReassignallothervolumestoeithertheMedium
orLowPriorityprofiles.
Medium Priority (Tier 2)
TheMediumPriorityStorageProfileprovidesabalancebetweenperformanceandcost
efficiency.AvolumecreatedusingtheMediumPriorityprofilestoreswrittendataonTier
2RAID10.ReplaydataisstoredonTier2RAID5/RAID6.StorageCenterdoesnotmigrate
datatootherstoragetiersunlessTier2storagebecomesfull.
Low Priority (Tier 3)
TheLowPriorityprofileprovidesthemostcostefficientstorage.Creatingavolumeusing
theLowPriorityprofilestoreswrittendataonTier3RAID10.ReplaydataisstoredonTier
3RAID5/6.StorageCenterdoesnotmigratedatatohighertiersofstorageunlessTier3
storagebecomesfull.
Profiles for Flash Optimized Storage
ThetablebelowsummarizesStorageProfilesavailableforFlashOptimizedstoragetypes.
Eachprofileisdescribedinmoredetailfollowingthetable.
Low Priority (Tier 3)
TheLowPriorityprofileprovidesthemostcostefficientstorage.Creatingavolumeusing
theLowPriorityprofilestoreswrittendataonTier3RAID10.ReplaydataisstoredonTier
3RAID5/6.StorageCenterdoesnotmigratedatatohighertiersofstorageunlessTier3
storagebecomesfull.
Name Initial
Write Tier
Tier (T) and RAID Levels Progression
LowPriority(Tier3) 3 Writes:T3RAID10
Replays:T3RAID5/RAID6
No
FlashOptimizedwithProgression
(Tier1toAllTiers)
1 Writes:T1RAID10
Replays:T2/T3RAID5/RAID6
YesAllTiers
WriteIntensive(Tier1) 1 Writes:T1RAID10
Replays:T1RAID10
No
FlashOnlywithProgression(Tier
1toTier2)
1 Writes:T1RAID10
Replays:T2RAID5
YestoTier2
only
LowPrioritywithProgression
(Tier3toTier2)
3 Writes:T3RAID10
Replays:T3RAID5/RAID6,or
T2RAID5
YestoTier2
only
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Flash Optimized with Progression (Tier 1 to All Tiers)
TheFlashOptimizedwithProgressionStorageProfileprovidesthemostefficientstorage
foranenclosurecontainingbothreadintensiveandwriteintensiveSSDs.Whenastorage
typeusesthisprofile,allnewdataiswrittentowriteintensiveTier1drives.Replaydata
ismovedtoTier2,andlessactivedataprogressestoTier3.
IfTier1fillstowithin95%ofcapacity,StorageCentercreatesaspacemanagementReplay
andmovesitimmediatelytoTier2tofreeupspaceonTier1.Thespacemanagement
ReplayismovedimmediatelyanddoesnotwaitforascheduledDataProgression.Space
managementReplaysaremarkedasCreatedOnDemandandcannotbemodified
manuallyorusedtocreateViewVolumes.SpacemanagementReplayscoalesceintothe
nextscheduledormanualReplay.StorageCentercreatesonlyoneondemandReplayper
volumeatatime.
Write Intensive (Tier 1)
TheWriteIntensiveStorageProfiledirectsallinitialwritestowriteintensiveSSDsonTier
1(RAID10).ThisdatadoesnotprogresstoanyotherTier,butremainsonTier1.This
profileisusefulforstoringtransactionlogsandtemporarydatabasefiles.
Flash Only with Progression (Tier 1 to Tier 2)
TheFlashOnlywithProgressionStorageProfileperformsinitialwritesonhigh
performanceTier1drives.LessactivedataprogressestoTier2,butremainsonSSDs.This
profileisusefulforstoringvolumeswithdatathatrequiresoptimalreadperformance,
suchasgoldenimages,linkedclones,andsomedatabases.
Low Priority with Progression (Tier 3 to Tier 2)
TheLowPrioritywithProgressionStorageProfiledirectsinitialwritestolessexpensive
Tier3(RAID10)drives,andthenallowsfrequentlyaccesseddatatoprogresstoTier2.This
profileisusefulformigratinglargeamountsofdatatoStorageCenterwithoutoverloading
Tier1SSDs.
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Managing Volumes
AStorageCentervolumeisalogicalunitofstoragethatserverscanaccessoveranetwork.
YoucanallocatemorelogicalspacetoavolumethanisphysicallyavailableontheStorage
Center.
Attributes that Determine Volume Behavior
Whenavolumeiscreated,attributesareassociatedwiththevolumetocontrolitsbehavior.
See Also
StorageTypes
ManagingStorageProfiles
ManagingReplayProfiles
Volume Icons
ThefollowingtabledescribesthevolumeiconsthatappearintheStoragetabnavigation
pane.
Attribute Description
StorageType Specifiesthediskfolder,tierredundancy,anddatapagesizeofthestorageusedby
thevolume.
StorageProfile ControlstheRAIDtypeandstoragetiersusedbythevolume.
ReplayProfile DescribeswhentotakeperiodicReplaysforoneormorevolumesandthetimeat
whichReplaysaredeleted(expired).
Icon Description
Thevolumeisnotmappedtoanyservers.
Thevolumeismappedtooneormoreservers.
ThevolumeisthesourceforareplicationtoaremoteStorageCenter.
Note: ThisiconisalsodisplayedforvolumesthathavebeenconfiguredtoCopy,Mirror,or
MigrateintheStorageCenterManager.TheseoperationsarenotavailableintheEnterprise
ManagerClient.
ThevolumeisthedestinationforareplicationfromaremoteStorageCenter.
ThevolumeiscurrentlytheprimaryvolumeinaLiveVolume.
ThevolumeiscurrentlythesecondaryvolumeinaLiveVolume.
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Creating Volumes
CreatevolumestopresentserversalogicalunitofstorageonaStorageCenter.
Create a Volume
Ifyouneedasmallnumberofvolumes,youcancreatethemoneatatime.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectVolumes.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateVolume.TheCreateVolumedialogboxappears.
6 Configurethevolumeattributesasneeded.Theseattributesaredescribedintheonline
help.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Create Multiple Volumes Simultaneously
Ifyouneedtocreatemanyvolumes,youcanstreamlinetheprocessbycreatingmultiple
volumesatatime.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectVolumes.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateMultipleVolumes.TheCreateVolumedialogbox
appears.
6 UsetheCreateVolumedialogboxtoconfigurethefirstvolume.
a Configurethevolumeattributesasneeded.Theseattributesaredescribedinthe
onlinehelp.
b Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheCreateMultipleVolumesdialogboxappears
anddisplaysthevolumeyoucreatedinthepreviousstep.
7 UsetheCreateMultipleVolumesdialogboxtocreateadditionalvolumes.
Tomanuallydefineanothervolume,clickAddVolume.
Toaddavolumebasedonapreviousvolume,selectthevolumefromthelist,then
clickAddVolumew/AttributesofSelected.
Tomodifyapreviousvolume,selectthevolumefromthelist,thenclickEdit
Volume.
Toremoveapreviousvolume,selectthevolumefromthelist,thenclickRemove
Volume.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Modifying Volumes
Youcanrename,move,orexpandavolumeafterithasbeencreated.Youcanalsomodify
advancedvolumeattributesifneeded.
Rename a Volume
Avolumecanberenamedwithoutaffectingitsavailability.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditVolumedialogboxappears.
6 IntheNamefield,typeanewnameforthevolume.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Move a Volume to a Different Volume Folder
UsetheEditSettingsdialogboxtochoosewhichvolumefoldercontainsthevolume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditVolumedialogboxappears.
6 IntheVolumeFoldernavigationpane,selectanewparentvolumefolder.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Move Multiple Volumes to a Different Volume Folder
Rightclickaselectionofvolumestomovethemtoadifferentfolder.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheVolumesnodeorthevolumefolderthat
containsthevolumes.
5 Intherightpane,selectthevolumesthatyouwanttomove.
Toselectcontiguousvolumes,selectthefirstvolume,thenholddownShiftand
selectthelastvolume.
Toselectindividualvolumes,holddownControlwhileselectingthem.
6 Rightclickoneoftheselectedvolumes,thenselectMovetoFolder.TheMovetoFolder
dialogboxappears.
7 Inthenavigationpane,selectanewparentvolumefolder.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Expand a Volume
Expandthesizeofavolumeifmorespaceisneeded.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttoexpand.
5 Intherightpane,clickExpandVolume.TheExpandVolumedialogboxappears.
6 Typeanewsizeforthevolume,thenclickOK.
Enable or Disable Read/Write Caching for a Volume
Readandwritecachinggenerallyimprovesperformance.ForvolumesthatuseSSD
storage,readcachingmayormaynotimproveperformance,andDellCompellent
recommendsdisablingwritecaching.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 MakesureAllowCacheSelectionisenabledforvolumesintheStorageCenteruser
preferences.
a IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
b ClickthePreferencestab.
c MakesuretheAllowCacheSelectioncheckboxisselected.
d ClickOK.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomodify.
6 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditVolumedialogboxappears.
7 Enableordisablethecacheoptionsasneeded.Theseoptionsaredescribedintheonline
help.
SelectorcleartheReadCachecheckbox.
ForvolumesusingSSDstorage,enablingthisoptionmayormaynotimprove
performance,dependingontheapplication.Forthesevolumes,DellCompellent
recommendstestingapplicationsbeforeenablingordisablingreadcache.
SelectorcleartheWriteCachecheckbox.
ForvolumesusingSSDstorage,DellCompellentrecommendsdisablingwritecache
tomaximizeperformanceformostapplications.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Assign Replay Profiles to a Volume
AssignoneormoreReplayProfilestoavolumetocreateReplaysonanautomated
schedule.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickSetReplayProfiles.TheSetReplayProfilesdialogboxappears.
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6 Intheuppertable,selectthecheckboxforeachReplayProfileyouwanttoassigntothe
volume.
7 ToremovetheReplayProfilesthatwerepreviouslyassignedtothevolume,selectthe
ReplaceExistingReplayProfilescheckbox.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Assign Replay Profiles to Multiple Volumes
ReplayProfilescanbeassignedtomultiplevolumesinoneoperation.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheVolumesnodeorthevolumefolderthat
containsthevolumes.
5 Intherightpane,useshift+clickand/orcontrol+clicktoselectmultiplevolumes.
6 Rightclicktheselection,thenselectSetReplayProfiles.TheSetReplayProfilesdialog
boxappears.
7 Intheuppertable,selectthecheckboxforeachReplayProfileyouwanttoassigntothe
volume.
8 ToremovetheReplayProfilesthatwerepreviouslyassignedtothevolume,selectthe
ReplaceExistingReplayProfilescheckbox.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Assign a Different Storage Profile to a Volume
TheStorageProfiledeterminestheRAIDtypeandstoragetiersusedbythevolume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickStorageProfile.TheSetStorageProfiledialogboxappears.
6 FromtheStorageProfiledropdownmenu,selectaStorageProfile.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
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Assign a Different Storage Profile to Multiple Volumes
TheStorageProfiledeterminestheRAIDtypeandstoragetiersusedbythevolume.A
StorageProfilecanbeassignedtomultiplevolumesinoneoperation.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheVolumesnodeorthevolumefolderthat
containsthevolumes.
5 Intherightpane,useshift+clickand/orcontrol+clicktoselectmultiplevolumes.
6 Rightclicktheselection,thenselectSetStorageProfile.TheSetStorageProfiledialog
boxappears.
7 FromtheStorageProfiledropdownmenu,selectaStorageProfile.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Force Writes to the Lowest Storage Tier for a Volume
TheImporttolowesttieroptionforcesalldatawrittentothevolumetotheloweststorage
tierconfiguredforthevolume.Enablingthisoptiondecreasesperformanceforthevolume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditVolumedialogboxappears.
6 SelecttheImporttolowesttiercheckbox.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Associate a Chargeback Department with a Volume
IfChargebackisenabled,youcanassignaChargebackDepartmenttothevolumetomake
surethedepartmentischargedforthestorageusedbythevolume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditVolumedialogboxappears.
6 NexttoChargebackDepartment,clickChange.TheAddChargebackDepartment
dialogboxappears.
7 Selecttheappropriatedepartment,thenclickOK.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheEditVolumedialogbox.
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Configure a Space Consumption Limit for a Volume
Setaspaceconsumptionlimittospecifythemaximumspacethatcanbeusedonthe
volume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditVolumedialogboxappears.
6 ConfiguretheSpaceConsumptionLimitoptions.
a SelectEnabled.
b Inthefield,typethemaximumspacethatcanbeusedonthevolumeinkilobytes
(KB),megabytes(MB),gigabytes(GB),orterabytes(TB).
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Configure an OpenVMS Unique Disk ID for a Volume
ConfigureanOpenVMSUniqueDiskIDtoidentifythevolumetoserversrunningthe
OpenVMSoperatingsystem.Youmayneedtoresetthisvaluewhenrecoveringavolume
fromaReplay.Forexample,ifyoumapavolumetoaserver,createaReplay,andthen
mountanewviewvolumetotheserver,thenewviewvolumehasanewdiskID.Toallow
theservertorecognizeitasthesamevolume,mustmodifythediskIDtomatchtheoriginal
value.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditVolumedialogboxappears.
6 IntheOpenVmsUniqueDiskIDfield,typeanewdiskID.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Configure Related View Volume Maximums for a Volume
Foragivenvolume,youcanconfigurethemaximumnumberofviewvolumes,including
theoriginalvolume,thatcanbecreatedforvolumesthatsharethesameReplay.Youcan
alsoconfigurethemaximumcombinedsizeforthesevolumes.
Prerequisites
ConsultwithDellTechnicalSupportServicesbeforechangingtheselimits.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditVolumedialogboxappears.
6 IntheMaximumVolumeCountfield,typethemaximumnumberofviewvolumes,
includingtheoriginalvolume,thatcanbecreatedforvolumesthatsharethesame
Replayhistoryasthisvolume.
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7 IntheMaximumConfiguredVolumeSpace,typethemaximumcombinedsizeforall
viewvolumes,includingtheoriginalvolume,thatsharethesameReplayhistoryasthis
volumeinkilobytes(KB),megabytes(MB),gigabytes(GB),orterabytes(TB).Todisable
thislimit,selecttheUnlimitedcheckbox.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Creating and Managing Volume Folders
Usevolumefoldersorganizevolumesortorestrictaccesstovolumes.Formore
informationonrestrictingaccesstousersandgroups,refertotheStorageCenterSystem
ManagerAdministratorsGuide.
Create a Volume Folder
Createavolumefoldereithertoorganizevolumesortorestrictaccesstovolumes.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectVolumes.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateVolumeFolder.TheCreateVolumeFolderdialogbox
appears.
6 IntheNamefield,typeanameforthefolder.
7 IntheParentfield,selectaparentfolder.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Rename a Volume Folder
UsetheEditSettingsdialogboxtorenameavolumefolder.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumefolderyouwanttorename.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 IntheNamefield,typeanewnameforthevolumefolder.
7 ClickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Move a Volume Folder
UsetheEditSettingsdialogboxtomoveavolumefolder.Folderscanbenestedinother
folders.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumefolderyouwanttomove.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 IntheParentfield,selecttheappropriateparentfolder.
7 ClickOK.
Associate a Chargeback Department with a Volume Folder
IfChargebackisenabled,youcanassignaChargebackDepartmenttoafoldertomakesure
thedepartmentischargedforthestorageusedbyallvolumesinthefolder.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumefolderyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 NexttoChargebackDepartment,clickChange.TheAddChargebackDepartment
dialogboxappears.
7 Selecttheappropriatedepartment,thenclickOK.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Creating and Managing Volume Replays
UseReplaystocreateapointintimecopyofoneormorevolumes.
Manually Create a Replay for a Volume
CreateamanualReplayifyouneedacopyofthedataforthispointintimeandyoudonot
wanttocreateaReplayschedule.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateReplay.
TheCreateReplaydialogboxappears.
IfthevolumeisassociatedwithoneormoreconsistentReplayProfiles,a
confirmationdialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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6 Ifaconfirmationdialogboxappears:
ClickYestocreatereplaysforallvolumesassociatedwiththeconsistentReplay
Profile.
ClickNotocreateareplayfortheselectedvolumeonly.
7 IntheExpireTimefield,typethenumberofminutes,hours,days,orweekstokeepthe
Replaybeforedeletingit.IfyoudonotwanttheReplaytoexpire,selectDoNotExpire.
8 (Optional)IntheDescriptionfield,typeadescriptionoftheReplay.Thedefault
descriptivetextisManuallyCreated.
9 ClickOK.
Assign Replay Profiles to a Volume
AssignoneormoreReplayProfilestoavolumeifyouwantReplaystobecreatedonan
automatedschedule.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditVolumedialogboxappears.
6 SelecttheappropriateReplayProfiles.
a NexttoReplayProfiles,clickChange.TheSelectReplayProfilesdialogbox
appears.
b Inthetoppaneofthedialogbox,selecttheReplayProfilestoassigntothevolume.
c Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheSelectReplayProfilesdialogboxcloses.
7 ClickOKtoclosetheEditVolumedialogbox.
Create a Local Recovery Volume from a Replay
CreatearecoveryvolumefromaReplayifyouneedtoaccessdatathatiscontainedinthe
Replay.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheReplaystab.
6 RightclicktheReplayfromwhichyouwanttocreatealocalrecoveryvolume,then
selectCreateVolumefromReplay.TheCreateVolumefromReplaydialogbox
appears.
7 Configurethevolumeattributesasneeded.Theseattributesaredescribedintheonline
help.
8 ClickOKtocreatethelocalrecoveryvolume.
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Pause Replay Creation for a Volume
PauseReplaycreationforavolumetotemporarilypreventReplayProfilesfromcreating
automaticReplaysforthevolume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 IntheReplayProfilesarea,selectthePauseReplayCreationcheckbox.
7 ClickOK.
Pause Replay Expiration for a Volume
PauseReplayexpirationforavolumetotemporarilypreventReplayProfilesfromexpiring
Replaysforthevolume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 IntheReplayProfilesarea,selectthePauseReplayExpirationcheckbox.
7 ClickOK.
Allow the Most Recent Replay for a Volume to be Expired
IfyoudonotneedtokeepatleastoneReplayforagivenvolumeatalltimes,youcanallow
themostrecentvolumeReplaytobeexpiredbyaReplayProfile.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 IntheReplayProfilesarea,selecttheAllowReplaystocoalesceintoactiveReplay
checkbox.
7 ClickOK.
Expire a Replay
IfyounolongerneedaReplayandyoudonotwanttowaitforittobeexpiredbasedon
theReplayProfile,youcanexpireitmanually.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeforwhichyouwanttoexpirea
Replay(s).
5 Intherightpane,clicktheReplaystab.
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6 RightclicktheReplayyouwanttoexpire,thenselectExpire.TheExpiredialogbox
appears.
7 ClickOKtoexpiretheselectedReplay(s).
See Also
ManagingReplayProfilesonpage 58
Mapping Volumes to Servers
Mappingavolumetoaserverallowstheservertoaccessthevolume.
Map a Volume to a Server
Mapavolumetoaservertoallowtheservertousethevolumeforstorage.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttomaptoaserver.
5 Intherightpane,clickMapVolumetoServer.TheMapVolumetoServerwizard
appears.
6 Selecttheservertowhichyouwanttomapthevolume,thenclickNext.Thewizard
advancestothenextpage.
7 Ifyouwanttoconfigureadvancedmappingoptions,clickAdvancedOptions.These
optionsaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
8 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
Map Multiple Volumes to a Server
Multiplevolumescanbemappedtoaserverinasingleoperation.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheVolumesnodeorthefolderthatcontains
thevolumes.
5 Intherightpane,useshift+clickand/orcontrol+clicktoselectmultiplevolumes.
6 Rightclicktheselection,thenselectMapVolumetoServer.TheMapVolumesto
Serverwizardappears.
7 Selecttheservertowhichyouwanttomapthevolumes,thenclickNext.Thewizard
advancestothenextpage.
8 Ifyouwanttoconfigureadvancedmappingoptions,clickAdvancedOptions.These
optionsaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
9 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
Note: ToexpiremultipleReplayssimultaneously,holddownShiftwhileyou
selecttheReplays,thenrightclickaselectedReplayandselectExpire.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Unmap a Volume from a Server
Unmapavolumefromaserveriftheservernolongerneedstoaccessthevolume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttounmapfromaserver.
5 Intherightpane,clickRemoveMappings.TheRemoveMappingsdialogboxappears.
6 Selecttheserver(s)tounmapfromthevolume,thenclickOK.Ifthevolumeisthe
destinationofareplicationandyouselectedthemappingtothesourceStorageCenter,
aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
7 Ifaconfirmationdialogboxappears:
ClickOKtoremovethemappingtothesourceStorageCenter,whichmightinterfere
withthereplication.
ClickCanceltokeepthemappingtothesourceStorageCenter.
Unmap Multiple Volumes from Servers
Multiplevolumescanbeunmappedfromserversinasingleoperation.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheVolumesnodeorthefolderthatcontains
thevolumes.
5 Intherightpane,useshift+clickand/orcontrol+clicktoselectmultiplevolumes.
6 Rightclicktheselection,thenselectRemoveMappings.TheRemoveMappingsdialog
boxappears.
7 Selectthevolume/servermappingstoremove,thenclickOK.Ifavolumeisthe
destinationofareplicationandyouselectedthemappingtothesourceStorageCenter,
aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
8 Ifaconfirmationdialogboxappears:
ClickOKtoremovethemappingtothesourceStorageCenter,whichmightinterfere
withthereplication.
ClickCanceltokeepthemappingtothesourceStorageCenter.
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Promote a Volume Mapping from a Server to a Server Cluster
Ifavolumeismappedtoaserverthatbelongstoaservercluster,youcanpromotethe
mappingtotheserverclustersothatitismappedonallserversinthecluster.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheMappingstab.
6 Intherightpane,selecttheserverforwhichyouwanttopromotethemapping,then
clickPromotetoCluster.ThePromotetoClusterdialogboxappears.
7 ClickOK.
Demote a Mapping from a Server Cluster to an Individual Server
Ifavolumeismappedtoaservercluster,youcandemotethemappingsothatitismapped
tooneoftheserversthatbelongstothecluster.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheMappingstab.
6 Intherightpane,selecttheserverclusterforwhichyouwanttodemotethemapping,
thenclickDemotefromCluster.TheDemotefromClusterdialogboxappears.
7 ClickOK.
Deploy a Bootable Volume Image to a New Server
Youcancopyabootablevolumeimageandmapittoanewservertostreamlinetheserver
deploymentprocess.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttocopy.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateBootfromSANCopy.TheCreateBootfromSANCopy
dialogboxappears.
6 Tomapthenewvolumetoaserver,clickChangeintheServerarea,thenselectthe
servertowhichthevolumeshouldbemapped.
7 Configuretheremainingvolumeattributesasneeded.Theseattributesaredescribedin
theonlinehelp.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Change the LUN Used by a Volume/Server Mapping
TheLogicalUnitNumberidentifiesthevolumetotheserveroperatingsystem.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
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4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheMappingstab.
6 Intherightpane,selecttheserverforwhichyouwanttomodifymappingsettings,then
clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingswizardappears.
7 ClickContinue.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
8 ConfiguretheLUNsettings:
TospecifyaspecificLUNnumber,cleartheUsenextavailableLUNcheckbox,then
typetheLUNintheLUNtousewhenmappingtoVolumefield.
ToassignthenextunusedLUNfortheserver,selecttheUsenextavailableLUN
checkbox.
Tomakethevolumebootable,selecttheMapvolumeusingLUN0checkbox.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Specify Which Controller Processes IO for a Volume/Server Mapping
FordualcontrollerStorageCenters,youcanmanuallyspecifywhichcontrollerprocesses
IOforavolume/servermapping.Bydefault,theStorageCenterautomaticallychoosesa
controller.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheMappingstab.
6 Intherightpane,selecttheserverforwhichyouwanttomodifymappingsettings,then
clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingswizardappears.
7 ClickContinue.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
8 CleartheAllowtheStorageCentertoautomaticallydeterminethebestControllerto
activateVolumeoncheckbox.
9 FromtheActivateVolumeonControllerdropdownmenu,selectthecontrollerthat
shouldprocessIOforthevolume/servermapping.
10 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Limit the Number of Paths that can be Used for a Volume/Server Mapping
YoucanspecifythemaximumnumberofpathsusedbyserversthatsupportmultipathIO.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheMappingstab.
6 Intherightpane,selecttheserverforwhichyouwanttomodifymappingsettings,then
clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingswizardappears.
7 ClickContinue.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
8 UsethearrowsnexttotheMaximumnumberofpathsperServerfieldtoincreaseor
decreasethepathlimit.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
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Change a Volume/Server Mapping to Read-Only
Topreventaserverfromwritingtoavolume,changethevolume/servermappingtoread
only.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheMappingstab.
6 Intherightpane,selecttheserverforwhichyouwanttomodifymappingsettings,then
clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingswizardappears.
7 ClickContinue.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
8 SelecttheThevolumeshouldbepresentedasreadonlytotheservercheckbox.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Preparing Volumes for Disaster Recovery
Toprepareavolumefordisasterrecovery,youcanconfigurereplicationforavolumeor
convertavolumetoaLiveVolume.
Replicate a Volume to Another Storage Center
ReplicateavolumetoanotherStorageCentertosafeguarddataagainstlocalorregional
datathreats.
1 Makesureyourconfigurationmeetsthereplicationrequirements.
2 ClicktheStorageview.
3 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttoreplicate.
6 Intherightpane,clickReplicateVolume.TheCreateReplicationwizardappears.
7 SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichthevolumewillbereplicated,thenclickNext.
Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
8 Modifythereplicationanddestinationvolumeattributesasneeded.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickFinish.
See Also
ReplicationRequirementsonpage 232
ConfiguringReplicationsonpage 234
Replicate Multiple Volumes to Another Storage Center
Multiplereplicationscanbeconfiguredinasingleoperation.Replicatemultiplevolumes
toanotherStorageCentertosafeguarddataagainstlocalorregionaldatathreats.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheVolumesnodeorthefolderthatcontains
thevolumes.
5 Intherightpane,useshift+clickand/orcontrol+clicktoselectmultiplevolumes.
6 Rightclicktheselection,thenselectReplicateVolume.TheCreateReplicationwizard
appears.
7 SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichthevolumeswillbereplicated,thenclick
Next.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
8 Modifythereplicationanddestinationvolumeattributesasneeded,thenclickNext.
Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
9 Reviewthereplicationsyouhaveconfigured.
a (Optional)Ifyouwanttomodifyareplicationbeforeitiscreated,selectit,thenclick
EditSettings.
b Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.Thevolumesbegintoreplicatetotheremote
StorageCenter.
See Also
ReplicationRequirementsonpage 232
ConfiguringReplicationsonpage 234
Convert a Volume to a Live Volume
Convertavolumetoalivevolumeifyouwanttosafeguarddataagainstlocalorregional
datathreatsandyouwanttomapthevolumetoserversatboththelocalandremotesites.
1 MakesureyourconfigurationmeetstheLiveVolumerequirements.
2 ClicktheStorageview.
3 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttoconvert.
6 Intherightpane,clickConverttoLiveVolume.TheCreateLiveVolumewizard
appears.
7 SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichthevolumewillbereplicated,thenclickNext.
Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
8 Modifythereplication,destinationvolume,andLiveVolumeattributesasneeded.
Theseattributesaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickFinish.
See Also
LiveVolumeRequirementsonpage 256
CreatingLiveVolumesonpage 257
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Convert Multiple Volumes to Live Volumes
MultiplevolumescanbeconvertedtoLiveVolumesinasingleoperation.Converta
volumetoalivevolumeifyouwanttosafeguarddataagainstlocalorregionaldatathreats
andyouwanttomapthevolumetoserversatboththelocalandremotesites.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheVolumesnodeorthefolderthatcontains
thevolumes.
5 Intherightpane,useshift+clickand/orcontrol+clicktoselectmultiplevolumes.
6 Rightclicktheselection,thenselectConverttoLiveVolume.TheCreateLiveVolume
wizardappears.
7 SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichthevolumewillbereplicated,thenclickNext.
Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
8 Modifythereplicationattributes,destinationvolumeattributes,andLiveVolume
attributesasneeded,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
9 ReviewtheLiveVolumesyouhaveconfigured.
a (Optional)IfyouwanttomodifyaLiveVolumebeforeitiscreated,selectit,then
clickEditSettings.
b Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.Thevolumesbegintosynchronizewiththeremote
StorageCenter.
See Also
LiveVolumeRequirementsonpage 256
CreatingLiveVolumesonpage 257
Deleting Volumes and Volume Folders
Deletevolumesandvolumefolderswhentheyarenolongerneeded.
Delete a Volume
Bydefault,adeletedvolumeismovedtotheRecycleBin.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeyouwanttodelete.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Caution: YoucanrecoveravolumefromtheRecycleBin,butaftertheRecycleBin
isemptied,dataonthatvolumecannotberecovered.
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5 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeletedialogboxappears.
6 ClickOKtodeletethevolume.Thevolumeismarkedfordeletionandmovedtothe
RecycleBin.
Restore a Volume from the Recycle Bin
RestoreavolumefromtheRecycleBinifyouneedtoretainthevolumeinsteadofdeleting
it.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeintheRecycleBinthatyouwant
torestore.
5 Intherightpane,clickRestoreVolume.ThevolumeismovedfromtheRecycleBinto
itspreviouslocation.
Empty the Recycle Bin
EmptytheRecycleBinifyouaresureyouwanttodeletetherecycledvolume(s).
a
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectRecycleBin.
5 Intherightpane,clickEmptyRecycleBin.TheEmptyRecycleBindialogboxappears.
6 ClickOKtoconfirmthatyouwanttopermanentlydeleteallvolumesintheRecycleBin.
Delete a Volume Folder
Avolumefoldermustbeemptybeforeitcanbedeleted.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumefolderyouwanttomove.
5 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeletedialogboxappears.
6 ClickOKtodeletethefolder.
Caution: DonotselectSkipRecycleBinandpermanentlydeletevolumes
unlessyouwanttoimmediatelydeletethevolumewithoutsavingthemetadata
intheRecycleBin.Thispermanentlydeletesthevolume,preventingyoufrom
recoveringthedata.
Caution: AftertheRecycleBinisemptied,dataonarecycledvolume(s)cannotbe
recovered.
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Managing Replay Profiles
AReplayProfileisacollectionofrulesdescribingwhentotakeperiodicReplaysforoneor
morevolumesandthetimeatwhichReplaysaredeleted(expired).
AReplayisapointintimecopy(PITC)ofoneormorevolumes.StorageCenterReplays
differfromtraditionalPITCsbecauseblocksofdataorpagesarefrozenandnotcopied.No
userdataismoved,makingtheprocessefficientinbothtimetakentocompletetheReplay,
andspaceusedbyReplays.
Default Replay Profiles
Bydefault,StorageCenterprovidestwostandardReplayProfilesthatcannotbedeleted.
Daily:CreatesaReplayeverydayat12:01AM,andexpirestheReplayinoneweek.
Sample:Appliesthreeschedulerules:
CreatesaReplayevery12hoursbetween12:05AMand6PM,expiringinfivedays.
CreatesaReplayonthefirstdayofeverymonthat11:30PM,expiringin26weeks.
CreatesaReplayeverySaturdayat11:30PM,expiringin5weeks.
Non-Consistent and Consistent Replay Profiles
WhenaReplayistakenforavolume,IOishaltedtoallowtheoperationtotakeplace.A
consistentReplayProfilehaltsIOtoallassociatedvolumesuntilaReplayistakenforeach
volume,ensuringthattheReplayscontaindataforthesametimeperiod.Anonconsistent
ReplayProfilecreatesReplaysforassociatedvolumeswithoutguaranteeingthatthe
Replayswillfinishatthesametime,whichislessresourceintensive.
Note: IftwoormoreReplaysarescheduledtobecreatedatthesametimefora
givenvolume,theStorageCentercreatesonlyoneReplay.TheReplaythathasthe
longestexpirationtimeiscreated,andtheotherscheduledReplaysareignored.
Consistent Replay Profile Non-Consistent Replay Profile
HaltsIOacrossallvolumesasagroup HaltsIOforeachvolumeindependentlyofother
volumes.
Resourceintensive Lessresourceintensivedependsontheamount
ofdatawrittensincethepreviousReplay
Limitedto40volumes Nolimittothenumberofvolumestowhichthe
ReplayProfileisattached
Replaysaretakenofallvolumes
simultaneously
ChoosebetweenStandard(onevolumeatatime)
orParallel(allvolumessimultaneously)
CansetanAlertifReplayscannotbecompleted
withinadefinedtime.Replaysnotcompleted
beforealertisgeneratedarenottaken.(Thiscan
leadtoincompletegroupsofReplaysacross
volumes.)
AllReplaysaretaken
CandeleteincompletegroupofReplays AllReplaysaretaken
CanbeconvertedtoNonConsistentReplay
Profile
CanbeconvertedtoConsistentReplayProfile
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Creating and Modifying Replay Profiles
TocreateandexpireReplaysautomatically,createaReplayProfileandapplyittooneor
morevolumesorservers.
Create a Replay Profile
CreateaReplayProfiletodefineautomatedReplaycreationandexpirationschedulesthat
canbeappliedtovolumes.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectReplayProfiles.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateReplayProfile.TheCreateReplayProfiledialogbox
appears.
6 IntheNamefield,typeanamefortheReplayProfile.
7 AddaruletotheReplayProfile.
a ClickAddRule.TheAddRuledialogboxappears.
b Fromthedropdownmenu,selecttheintervalatwhichtheruleruns.
c Configurethedate(s)andtime(s)atwhichyouwantReplaystobecreated.
d IntheExpirationfield,typethelengthoftimetokeepReplaysbeforedeletingthem.
e ClickOK.TheAddRuledialogboxcloses.
8 (Optional)RepeatStep 7tocreateadditionalrulesasnecessary.
9 FromtheReplayCreationMethoddropdownmenu,selectanoptiontocontrolhow
ReplaystriggeredbytheReplayProfilearecreated.
Standard:Whenselected,takesReplaysinseriesforallvolumesassociatedwiththe
Replay.
Parallel:Whenselected,takesReplayssimultaneouslyforallvolumesassociated
withtheReplay.
Consistent:Whenselected,haltsIOandtakesReplaysforallvolumesassociated
withtheReplay.
10 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Modify a Replay Profile
ModifyaReplayProfiletochangetheautomatedReplaycreationandexpirationschedules
thatareappliedtotheassociatedvolumes.ChangestoaReplayProfileaffectonlynew
ReplaystakenwiththemodifiedReplayProfile.ExistingReplaysarenotchanged.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheReplayProfilethatyouwanttomodify.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 ModifytheReplayProfileoptionsasneeded.Theseoptionsaredescribedintheonline
help.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Create a Replay for all Volumes Associated with a Replay Profile
YoucancreateaReplayforallvolumesassociatedwithaReplayProfileinsteadof
manuallycreatingaReplayforeachvolume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheReplayProfile.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateReplay.TheCreateReplaydialogboxappears.
6 IntheExpireTimefield,typethenumberofminutes,hours,days,orweekstokeepthe
Replaybeforedeletingit.IfyoudonotwanttheReplaytoexpire,selectDoNotExpire.
7 (Optional)IntheDescriptionfield,typeadescriptionoftheReplay.Thedefault
descriptivetextisManuallyCreated.
8 ClickOK.
Apply a Replay Profile to One or More Volumes
ToaddReplaycreationandexpirationschedulestoavolume,associateaReplayProfile
withthevolume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheReplayProfile.
5 Intherightpane,clickApplytoVolume(s).TheApplytoVolume(s)dialogbox
appears.
6 Selectthevolume(s)towhichyouwanttoapplytheReplayProfile.
7 (Optional)ToremoveexistingReplayProfilesfromtheselectedvolume(s),select
ReplaceexistingReplayProfiles.
8 ClickOK.
Apply a Replay Profile to a Server
ToaddReplaycreationandexpirationschedulestoallvolumesmappedtoaserver,
associateaReplayProfilewiththeserver.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheReplayProfile.
5 Intherightpane,clickApplytoServer.TheApplytoServerdialogboxappears.
6 SelecttheservertowhichyouwanttoapplytheReplayProfile.
Note: IfyouapplyaReplayProfiletoaservercluster,theReplayProfileis
appliedonlytothevolumesthataremappeddirectlytotheservercluster.
Volumesthataremappedexclusivelytoserversthatbelongtotheclusterarenot
affected.
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7 (Optional)ToremoveexistingReplayProfilesfromtheselectedserver,selectReplace
existingReplayProfiles.
8 ClickOK.
Delete a Replay Profile
AReplayProfilecannotbedeletedifitisbeingusedbyanyvolumes.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheReplayProfile.
5 MakesuretheReplayProfileisnotinusebyanyvolumes.
6 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeletedialogboxappears.
7 ClickOK.
Managing Expiration Rules for Remote Replays
Bydefault,ReplayProfilesappliedtoremotevolumeshavethesamerulesforexpiration
asforlocalvolumes.However,youcanspecifydifferentexpirationrulesforremote
volumesifneeded.
Create Replay Profile Expiration Rules for Remote Replays
CreateremoteexpirationrulesforaReplayProfileifyouwanttheremoteReplaystoexpire
onadifferentschedulethanthelocalReplays.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheReplayProfile.
5 IntheScheduleRulespane,rightclickthescheduleandselectEditRemoteReplay
Expiration.TheEditRemoteReplayExpirationdialogboxappears.
6 ConfiguretheremoteReplayexpirationrule.
a SelecttheremoteStorageCenter(s)forwhichyouwanttospecifyanexpirationrule
fortheReplays.
b IntheRemoteExpirationfield,typethenumberofminutes,hours,days,orweeks
tokeeptheremoteReplaybeforedeletingit.
c ClickOK.
Modify a Replay Profile Expiration Rule for Remote Replays
ModifyaremoteexpirationruleforaReplayProfiletochangethetimeatwhichremote
Replaysareexpired.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheReplayProfile.
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5 Intherightpane,clicktheRemoteExpirationRulestab.
6 RightclicktheremoteexpirationruleandselectEditRemoteReplayExpiration.The
EditRemoteReplayExpirationdialogboxappears.
7 ConfiguretheremoteReplayexpirationrule.
a IntheRemoteExpirationfield,typethenumberofminutes,hours,days,orweeks
tokeeptheremoteReplaybeforedeletingit.
b ClickOK.
Managing Storage Profiles
StorageProfilesdescribetheRAIDlevelandtiersonwhichdataisstored.
Create a Storage Profile
CreateaStorageProfileifyouwanttospecifycustomRAIDlevelandtiersettingsthatcan
beappliedtooneormorevolumes.
Prerequisites
InyourStorageCenterUserVolumeDefaults,theAllowStorageProfileselectioncheck
boxmustbeselected.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectStorageProfiles.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateStorageProfile.TheCreateStorageProfilewindow
appears.
6 FromtheStorageCenterTasksmenu,selectStorageProfile>CreateStorageProfile.
TheCreateStorageProfiledialogboxappears.
7 ConfiguretheStorageProfile.
a IntheNamefield,typeanamefortheStorageProfile.
b FromtheRaidTypeUseddropdownmenu,selecttheRAIDlevel(s)usedfor
volumesassociatedwiththeStorageProfile.
c IntheStorageTiersarea,selecttheStorageTiers(diskclasses)thatcanbeusedfor
volumesassociatedwiththeStorageProfile.
8 ClickOK.
Apply a Storage Profile to One or More Volumes
ApplyaStorageProfiletoavolumetospecifytheRAIDlevelandtiersusedbythevolume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheStorageProfile.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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5 Intherightpane,clickApplytoVolume(s).TheApplytoVolume(s)dialogbox
appears.
6 Selectthevolume(s)towhichyouwanttoapplytheStorageProfile.
7 ClickOK.
Apply a Storage Profile to a Server
ApplyaStorageProfiletoaservertospecifytheRAIDlevelandtiersusedbyallvolumes
thataremappedtotheserver.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheStorageProfile.
5 Intherightpane,clickApplytoServer.TheApplytoServerdialogboxappears.
6 SelecttheservertowhichyouwanttoapplytheStorageProfile.
7 ClickOK.
Delete a Storage Profile
DeleteaStorageProfileifitisnolongerneeded.
Prerequisites
InyourStorageCenterUserVolumeDefaults,theAllowStorageProfileselection
checkboxmustbeselected.
TheStorageProfilecannotbeappliedtoanyvolumes.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheStorageProfile.
5 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeletedialogboxappears.
6 ClickOK.
See Also
StorageProfiles
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4 Storage Center Maintenance
EnterpriseManagercanmanageStorageCentersettings,usersandusergroups,andapply
settingstomultipleStorageCenters.
Contents
ManagingStorageCenterSettings ............................................. 65
ConfiguringaStorageCentertoInheritSettings ................................. 82
ManagingStorageCenterUsersandGroups .................................... 83
ManagingDiskEnclosures .................................................. 102
ShuttingDownandRestartingaStorageCenter ................................ 104
Managing Storage Center Settings
EnterpriseManagercanmanagesettingsforindividualStorageCentersandapplythese
settingstomultipleStorageCenters.
ThefollowingsectionsdescribehowtomanageStorageCentersettings:
ViewingandModifyingStorageCenterInformationonpage 65
ModifyingStorageCenterNetworkSettingsonpage 68
ConfiguringStorageCenterUserPreferencesonpage 70
ConfiguringStorageCenterDataSettingsonpage 72
ConfiguringStorageCenterSecureConsoleSettingsonpage 74
ConfiguringStorageCenterSMTPSettingsonpage 76
ConfiguringStorageCenterSNMPSettingsonpage 77
ConfiguringStorageCenterTimeSettingsonpage 79
ConfiguringFilterstoRestrictAdministrativeAccessonpage 80
Viewing and Modifying Storage Center Information
EnterpriseManagerprovidesoptionsforchangingdefaultpropertiesforeachindividual
StorageCenterthatismanagedbyEnterpriseManager.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Rename a Storage Center
RenamingaStorageCenterchangesitsnameintheStorageCenterSystemManagerand
EnterpriseManager.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenteryouwanttomodify.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheGeneraltab.
5 IntheStorageCenterNamefield,typeanewname.
6 ClickOK.
Rename an Individual Controller
ThecontrollernamecanbechangedwithoutaffectingthenameoftheStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectthecontroller.
4 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
5 IntheNamefield,typeanewnameforthecontroller.
6 ClickOK.
Change the Operating Mode of a Storage Center
ChangetheoperatingmodeofaStorageCenterbeforeperformingmaintenanceorinstall
softwareupdatestoisolatealertsfromthoseevents.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenteryouwanttomodify.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheGeneraltab.
5 IntheOperatingModefieldselectNormal,Maintenance,orInstall.SelectingInstall
orMaintenanceisolatesalertsfromthosethatwouldoccurduringnormaloperation.
6 ClickOK.
View Storage Center License Information
EnterpriseManagerdisplaysStorageCenterlicenseinformationbutdoesnotallowyouto
modifyit.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheLicensetabtodisplaylicenseinformation.
5 ClickOK.
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Apply a New License to a Storage Center
Ifyouaddapplications,orincreasethenumberofdiskslicensedforyourStorageCenter,
youmayneedtoapplyanewlicense.Thelicenseisemailedtoyoufromyourprovider.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruser
withtheAdministratorprivilege.
YoumustbeabletoaccessaStorageCenterlicensefilefromthecomputerfromwhich
youarerunningtheEnterpriseManagerClient.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheLicensetab.
5 ClickSubmitLicenseFile.Adialogboxappears.
6 BrowsetoandselectaStorageCenterlicensefile,thenclickOpen.Thedialogbox
closes.
7 ClickApply.
8 Afterthelicenseisapplied,clickOK.
Connect to a Storage Center with Storage Center System Manager
StorageCenterSystemManageristhenativeuserinterfaceoftheStorageCenter.Some
tasks,suchasmanagingdisks,mustbeperformedusingSystemManager.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickStorageCenterManager.TheCompellentSystemManager
windowappearsandconnectstotheStorageCenter.
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Modifying Storage Center Network Settings
ThesharedmanagementIP,controllermanagementinterfaces,andiDRACcanbe
managedusingEnterpriseManager.
Modify the Storage Center Shared Management IP Address(es)
InadualcontrollerStorageCenter,thesharedmanagementIPaddressishostedbythe
leaderundernormalcircumstances.Iftheleaderfails,thepeertakesoverthemanagement
IP,allowingmanagementaccesswhenthenormalleaderisdown.IftheStorageCenteris
runningversion6.3orlater,anIPv6managementIPaddresscanalsobeassigned.
Prerequisites
IftheStorageCenterisaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingahostname,thenewIPaddress
mustbeaddedtotheDNSAorAAAArecordfortheStorageCentertoavoidconnectivity
issues.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenteryouwanttomodify.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheGeneraltab.
5 IntheManagementIPfield,typeanIPv4addresstouseasthemanagementIP.
6 (Optional)IntheIPv6ManagementIPfield,typeanIPv6addresstouseasthe
managementIP.
7 ClickOK.
Modify Management Interface Settings for a Controller
TheIPaddress,netmask,andgatewaycanbemodifiedforthecontrollermanagement
interface.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectthecontroller.
4 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
5 Modifythemanagementinterfacesettings.
a IntheIPAddressfield,typeanewIPaddressforthecontrollermanagement
interface.
b IntheIPNetMaskfield,typeanetworkmaskforthecontrollermanagement
interface.
c IntheIPGatewayfield,typethedefaultrouteforthenetwork.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: AsinglecontrollerStorageCenterdoesnothaveasharedmanagementIP
addressbydefault,butitcanbeconfiguredtofacilitateafuturetransitiontodual
controllers.
Note: AnIPv6managementIPissupportedbyStorageCenterversion6.3and
later.
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6 ClickOK.
Modify DNS Settings for a Controller
EnterpriseManagerallowsyoutospecifyaprimaryDNSserver,secondaryDNSserver,
andthenameofthedomaintowhichtheStorageCenterbelongs.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectthecontroller.
4 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
5 ModifytheDNSsettings.
a IntheDNSServerfield,typetheIPaddressofaDNSserveronthenetwork.
b (Optional)IntheSecondaryDNSServerfield,typetheIPaddressofabackupDNS
serveronthenetwork.
c IntheDomainNamefield,typethenameofthedomaintowhichtheStorageCenter
belongs.
6 ClickOK.
Modify iDRAC Interface Settings for a Controller
TheiDRACinterfaceprovidesoutofbandmanagementforthecontroller.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectthecontroller.
4 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
5 ChoosehowtheiDRACinterfaceshouldbeconfiguredfromtheConfigureviadrop
downmenu.
ToconfiguretheiDRACinterfacemanually,selectStatic.
ToallowaDHCPservertoconfiguretheiDRACinterfaceautomatically,select
DHCP.
6 IfyouselectedStaticinthepreviousstep,specifytheiDRACinterfacesettings.
a IntheBMCIPAddressfield,typeanIPaddressfortheiDRACinterface.
b IntheBMCNetMaskfield,typethenetworkmask.
c IntheBMCGatewayfield,typethedefaultroutefortheiDRAC.
7 ClickOK.
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Configuring Storage Center User Preferences
StorageCenteruserpreferencesestablishdefaultsfortheStorageCenteruseraccountthat
wasusedtoaddtheStorageCentertoEnterpriseManager.EnterpriseManagerhonors
thesepreferences.
Set the Default Size for New Volumes
Thedefaultvolumesizeisusedwhenanewvolumeiscreatedunlesstheuserspecifiesa
differentvalue.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickthePreferencestab.
5 IntheDefaultVolumeSizefield,typeadefaultsizefornewvolumesinkilobytes(KB),
megabytes(MB),gigabytes(GB),orterabytes(TB).
6 ClickOK.
Set Default Cache Settings for New Volumes
Thedefaultcachesettingsareusedwhenanewvolumeiscreatedunlesstheuserchanges
them.Youcanpreventthedefaultcachesettingsfrombeingchangedduringvolume
creationbyclearingtheAllowCacheSelectioncheckbox.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickthePreferencestab.
5 SelectorcleartheReadCache,WriteCache,andAllowCacheSelectioncheckboxes.
Theseoptionsaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
6 ClickApplyChanges.
Set the Default Base Volume Name for New Volumes
Thedefaultbasenameisusedasthenameforanewvolumeunlesstheuserspecifiesa
differentname.Ifoneorvolumeswiththebasenamealreadyexist,anumberisappended
tothebasenametocreatethenewvolumename.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickthePreferencestab.
5 IntheBaseVolumeNamefield,typeanametouseasabasefornewvolumes.The
defaultbaseisNewVolume.
6 ClickApplyChanges.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Set the Default Replay Options for New Volumes
ThedefaultReplayoptionsareusedwhenanewvolumeiscreatedunlesstheuserchanges
them.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickthePreferencestab.
5 ChoosedefaultReplayprofiles.
a IntheReplayarea,clickChange.TheSelectReplayProfilesdialogboxappears.
b Inthetoppane,selecttheReplayProfilestoassigntonewvolumesbydefault.
c ClickOK.TheSelectReplayProfilesdialogboxcloses.
6 IntheMinimumReplayIntervalfield,thenumberofminutesthatmustpassaftera
replayistakenbeforeasubsequentreplaycanbetaken.
7 ClickOK.
Allow or Disallow Advanced Volume Mapping Settings
AdvancedvolumemappingoptionsincludeLUNconfiguration,mappingpathoptions,
andmakingthevolumereadonly.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickthePreferencestab.
5 SelectorcleartheAllowAdvancedMappingcheckboxtoenableordisableadvanced
volumemappingoptions.
6 ClickOK.
Set the Default Operating System for New Servers
Thedefaultoperatingsystemisusedfornewserversunlesstheuserselectsadifferent
option.Forconvenience,DellCompellentrecommendschoosingtheoperatingsystemthat
ismostcommoninyourenvironment.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickthePreferencestab.
5 FromtheOperatingSystemdropdownmenu,selectthedefaultoperatingsystemfor
newservers.
6 ClickOK.
Set the Default Storage Profile for New Volumes
ThedefaultStorageProfileisusedwhenanewvolumeiscreatedunlesstheuserselectsa
differentStorageProfile.YoucanpreventtheStorageProfilefrombeingchangedduring
volumecreationbyclearingtheAllowStorageProfileSelectioncheckbox.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
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3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickthePreferencestab.
5 FromtheStorageProfiledropdownmenu,selecttheStorageProfiletouseasthe
defaultfornewvolumes.
6 ToallowuserstoselectaStorageProfilewhencreatingavolume,selectAllowStorage
ProfileSelection.
7 ClickOK.
Set the Default Storage Type for New Volumes
ThedefaultStorageTypeisusedwhenanewvolumeiscreatedunlesstheuserselectsa
differentStorageType.YoucanpreventtheStorageProfilefrombeingchangedduring
volumecreationbyclearingtheAllowStorageTypeSelectioncheckbox.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickthePreferencestab.
5 FromtheStorageTypedropdownmenu,selecttheStorageTypetouseasthedefault
fornewvolumes.
6 ToallowuserstoselectaStorageTypewhencreatingavolume,selectAllowStorage
Typeselection.
7 ClickOK.
Configuring Storage Center Data Settings
Youcanconfigurecache,DataProgression,Replay,andRAIDstripewidthsettingsforthe
StorageCenter.
Set Storage Center Cache Options
GlobalStorageCentercachesettingsoverwritecachesettingsforindividualvolumes.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 SelectorcleartheReadCacheEnabledandWriteCacheEnabledcheckboxes.These
optionsaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
6 ClickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Schedule or Limit Data Progression (For Storage Center version 5.1 or later)
ForStorageCentersrunningversion5.1orlater,youcanschedulewhenDataProgression
runsandlimithowlongitisallowedtorun.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 IntheDataProgressionStartTimefield,selectortypethetimeatwhichData
Progressionstartsrunningdaily.
6 FromtheDataProgressionMaxRunTimedropdownmenu,selectthemaximumtime
periodthatDataProgressionisallowedtorun.
7 ClickOK.
Set RAID Stripe Width
TheRAIDstripewidthcontrolsthenumberofdisksacrosswhichRAIDdataisstriped.The
stripewidthsforRAID5andRAID6areindependentlyconfigured.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 FromtheRAID5StripeWidthdropdownmenu,selectastripewidthof5or9disks.
6 FromtheRAID6StripeWidthdropdownmenu,selectastripewidthof6or10disks.
7 ClickOK.
Configure an iSNS Server
SetthehostnameorIPaddressoftheInternetStorageNameService(iSNS)serveronyour
network.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
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5 IntheiSNSServerHostorIPAddressfield,typethehostnameorIPaddressofan
iSNSserverthatprovidesnameservicesforinitiatorsandtargetsonyournetwork.
6 ClickOK.
Apply Data Settings to Multiple Storage Centers
DatasettingsthatareassignedtoasingleStorageCentercanbeappliedtootherStorage
Centers.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathasthesettingsyouwanttoapplyto
otherStorageCenters.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 SelecttheApplythesesettingstootherStorageCenterscheckbox.
6 ClickApply.TheSelectStorageCenterdialogboxappears.
7 SelectthecheckboxforeachStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoapplythesettings.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Configuring Storage Center Secure Console Settings
ThesecureconsoleallowssupportpersonneltoaccesstheStorageCenterconsolewithout
connectingthroughtheserialport.
Enable Secure Console Access
EnablethesecureconsoletoallowsupportpersonneltoaccesstheStorageCenterconsole
withoutconnectingthroughtheserialport.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheSecureConsoletab.
5 SelecttheEnablesecureconsoleaccesscheckbox.
6 IntheSecureConsoleServerHostorIPAddressfield,typethehostnameorIPaddress
ofansecureconsoleserverprovidedbyDellTechnicalSupportServices.
Note: DonotmodifythesecureconsoleconfigurationwithouttheassistanceofDell
TechnicalSupportServices.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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7 IfaSOCKSproxyisrequiredtoallowtheStorageCentertocommunicatewiththe
secureconsoleserverspecifiedinthepreviousstep,configuretheProxySettings.
a FromtheProxyTypedropdownmenu,selectSOCKS4orSOCKS5.
b IntheIPAddressfield,typetheIPaddressoftheproxyserver.
c InthePortfield,typetheportusedbytheproxyserver.
d Iftheproxyserverrequiresauthentication,completetheUserNameandPassword
fields.
8 ClickOK.
Restart the Storage Center Secure Console Server
DellTechnicalSupportServicesmightaskyoutorestartthesecureconsoleserverduring
thetroubleshootingprocess.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheSecureConsoletab.
5 ClicktheRestartService.Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
6 ClickOKtoconfirm.
7 ClickOK.
Apply Secure Console Settings to Multiple Storage Centers
SecureConsolesettingsthatareassignedtoasingleStorageCentercanbeappliedtoother
StorageCenters.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathasthesettingsyouwanttoapplyto
otherStorageCenters.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheSecureConsoletab.
5 SelecttheApplythesesettingstootherStorageCenterscheckbox.
6 ClickApply.TheSelectStorageCenterdialogboxappears.
7 SelectthecheckboxforeachStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoapplythesettings.
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8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
IftheSecureConsoleproxypasswordisnotconfiguredorwasmodified,thedialog
boxcloses.
IftheSecureConsoleproxypasswordwasconfiguredpreviouslyandnotmodified,
theSecureConsoleProxypassworddialogboxappears.
9 (Proxypasswordonly)InthePasswordfield,typethepasswordfortheproxy,then
clickOK.
Configuring Storage Center SMTP Settings
SMTPserversettingscanbeconfiguredindividuallyforeachStorageCenterorappliedto
multipleStorageCenters.
Configure Storage Center SMTP Server Settings
ConfigureSMTPsettingstoallowtheStorageCentertosendalertmessageemailstousers
whohavespecifiedarecipientaddressintheircontactproperties.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenteryouwanttomodify.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheSMTPServertab.
5 ConfiguretheSMTPserversettings.
a SelecttheEnableSMTPEmailcheckbox.
b IntheSMTPMailServerfield,entertheIPaddressorfullyqualifieddomainname
oftheSMTPemailserver.ClickTestServertoverifyconnectivitytotheSMTP
server.
c (Optional)IntheBackupSMTPServerfield,entertheIPaddressorfullyqualified
domainnameoftheSMTPemailserver.ClickTestServertoverifyconnectivityto
theSMTPserver.
d IftheSMTPserverrequiresemailstocontainaMAILFROMaddress,specifyan
emailaddressintheSenderEmailAddressfield.
e (Optional)IntheCommonSubjectLinefield,enterasubjectlinetouseforall
emailssentbytheStorageCenter.
f ConfigurehowtheStorageCenteridentifiesitselftotheSMTPserver:
TouseSMTP,typetheStorageCenterfullyqualifieddomainnameintheHello
Message(HELO)field.
TouseESMTP,selecttheSendExtendedHello(EHLO)checkbox,thentypethe
StorageCenterfullyqualifieddomainnameintheExtendedHelloMessage
(EHLO)field.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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g IftheSMTPserverrequiresclientstoauthenticatebeforesendingemail,selectthe
UseAuthorizedLogin(AUTHLOGIN)checkbox,thentypeausernameand
passwordintheLoginIDandPasswordfields.
6 ClickOK.
Apply SMTP Settings to Multiple Storage Centers
SMTPsettingsthatareassignedtoasingleStorageCentercanbeappliedtootherStorage
Centers.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathasthesettingsyouwanttoapplyto
otherStorageCenters.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheSMTPServertab.
5 SelecttheApplythesesettingstootherStorageCenterscheckbox.
6 ClickApply.TheSelectStorageCenterdialogboxappears.
7 SelectthecheckboxforeachStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoapplythesettings.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Ifapasswordisnotconfiguredorwasmodified,thedialogboxcloses.
Ifapasswordwasconfiguredpreviouslyandnotmodified,theSMTPServer
Passworddialogboxappears.
9 (Passwordonly)InthePasswordfield,typethepasswordforSMTP,thenclickOK.
Configuring Storage Center SNMP Settings
SNMPallowstheStorageCentertobemonitoredoverthenetwork.
Configure SNMP Settings for a Storage Center
ConfigureSNMPifyouwanttomonitortheStorageCenterwithanetworkmanagement
system.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheSNMPServertab.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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5 SetthecommunitystringsthatallowaccesstotheStorageCenterSNMPagent.
a IntheReadOnlyCommunityStringfield,typeapasswordusedtoallownetwork
managementsystemstoreadfromtheStorageCenterSNMPagent.
b IntheReadWriteCommunityStringfield,typeapasswordusedtoallownetwork
managementsystemstoreadfromorwritetotheStorageCenterSNMPagent.
6 IftheAgentRunningstatusisNotRunning,clickStartAgent.
7 SpecifysettingsforthenetworkmanagementsystemtowhichStorageCenterwillsend
SNMPtraps.
a IntheTrapCommunityStringfield,typeapasswordusedtoallowtheStorage
CenterSNMPagenttocommunicatewiththeNetworkManagementSystem.
b IntheTrapDestinationfield,typehostnameorIPaddressoftheNetwork
ManagementSystemthatiscollectingtrapinformation.
c FromtheTrapTypedropdownmenu,selectthetraptypetouse.
d ClickStartTrap.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Apply SNMP Settings to Multiple Storage Centers
SNMPsettingsthatareassignedtoasingleStorageCentercanbeappliedtootherStorage
Centers.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathasthesettingsyouwanttoapplyto
otherStorageCenters.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheSNMPServertab.
5 SelecttheApplythesesettingstootherStorageCenterscheckbox.
6 ClickApply.TheSelectStorageCenterdialogboxappears.
7 SelectthecheckboxforeachStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoapplythesettings.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
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Configuring Storage Center Time Settings
DateandtimesettingscanbeconfiguredindividuallyforeachStorageCenterorapplied
tomultipleStorageCenters.
Set the Date and Time for a Storage Center
Selectthetimezone,thensetthedateandtimeorconfiguretheStorageCenterto
synchronizewithanNTPserver.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheTimetab.
5 FromtheRegiondropdownmenu,selecttheregionwheretheStorageCenteris
located.
6 FromtheTimeZonedropdownmenu,selectthetimezonewheretheStorageCenter
islocated.
7 Setthedateandtime.
Tosetthedateandtimemanually,makesuretheUseNTPServercheckboxis
cleared,thensetthedateandtimeintheCurrentTimefields.
ToconfiguretheStorageCentertosynchronizethedateandtimewithaNetwork
TimeProtocolserver,selecttheUseNTPServercheckbox,thentypethehostname
orIPaddressofanNTPserverintheServerHostorIPAddressfield.
8 ClickOK.
Apply Date and Time Settings to Multiple Storage Centers
DateandtimesettingsthatareassignedtoasingleStorageCentercanbeappliedtoother
StorageCenters.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathasthesettingsyouwanttoapplyto
otherStorageCenters.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheTimetab.
5 SelecttheApplythesesettingstootherStorageCenterscheckbox.
6 ClickApply.TheSelectStorageCenterdialogboxappears.
7 SelectthecheckboxforeachStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoapplythesettings.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Configuring Filters to Restrict Administrative Access
AccessfilterscanbecreatedtoselectivelyallowadministrativeaccesstoaStorageCenter
basedonIPaddress,userprivilegelevel,orusername.Whenoneormoreaccessfiltersare
defined,administrativeconnectionsthatdonotmatchanaccessfilteraredenied.
EnterpriseManagerdoesnotallowyoutocreateanaccessfilterpolicythatwouldreject
yourcurrentadministrativeconnection.
Accessfiltersapplytonewadministrativeconnectionsonly;existingadministrative
connectionsarenotaffected.
Create an Access Filter for a Storage Center
Createanaccessfiltertoexplicitlyallowadministrativeconnectionsfromauserprivilege
level,specificuser,IPaddress,orrangeofIPaddresses.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheIPFilteringtab.
5 ClickCreateFilter.TheCreateIPFilterdialogboxappears.
6 SelecttheStorageCenteruseroruserprivilegeleveltoallow.
ToallowaccesstoaStorageCenteruserprivilegelevel,selectUserPrivilegeLevel,
thenselectaprivilegelevelfromthedropdownmenu.
ToallowaccesstoanindividualStorageCenteruser,selectSpecificUser,thenselect
auserfromthedropdownmenu.
7 SpecifywhichsourceIPaddressestoallow.
ToallowallsourceIPaddresses,selectAllHosts.
ToallowaccesstoaspecificIPaddress,selectSingleIPAddress,thentypetheIP
addressinthefield.
ToallowaccesstoarangeofIPaddresses,selectRangeofIPAddresses,thentype
thefirstandlastIPaddressesinthefields.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: Ifnetworkaddresstranslation(NAT)isenabledinyournetwork
environment,besuretospecifytheIPaddress(es)visibletotheStorageCenter.
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Modify an Access Filter for a Storage Center
ModifyanaccessfiltertochangetheusersorIPaddressesitallows.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheIPFilteringtab.
5 Selecttheaccessfilterthatyouwanttomodify,thenclickModifyFilter.TheModifyIP
Filterdialogboxappears.
6 Modifytheaccessfiltersettingsasneeded.Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,
clickHelp.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Delete an Access Filter for a Storage Center
Deleteanaccessfilterifitisnolongerneededoryouwanttorevokeadministrativeaccess
totheusersandIPaddressesthatthefiltermatches.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheIPFilteringtab.
5 Selecttheaccessfilterthatyouwanttodelete,thenclickDeleteFilter.TheDeleteIP
Filterdialogboxappears.
6 ClickOKtoconfirmdeletion,thenclickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
View and Delete Access Violations for a Storage Center
Viewaccessviolationstodeterminewhohasunsuccessfullyattemptedtologin.A
maximumof100accessviolationsarerecordedanddisplayedforaStorageCenter.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheIPFilteringtab.
5 ClickShowAccessViolations.TheShowAccessViolationsdialogboxappears.
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6 (Optional)Deleteaccessviolations.
a Selectthecorrespondingcheckboxforeachviolationthatyouwanttodelete.
b ClickDeleteSelectedViolations.Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
c ClickOKtoclosetheconfirmationdialogbox,thenclickOKtoclosetheShow
AccessViolationsdialogbox.
7 ClickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Apply Access Filtering Settings to Multiple Storage Centers
AccessfilteringsettingsthatareassignedtoasingleStorageCentercanbeappliedtoother
StorageCenters.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathasthesettingsyouwanttoapplyto
otherStorageCenters.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheIPFilteringtab.
5 SelecttheApplythesesettingstootherStorageCenterscheckbox.
6 ClickApply.TheSelectStorageCenterdialogboxappears.
7 SelectthecheckboxforeachStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoapplythesettings.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Configuring a Storage Center to Inherit Settings
AStorageCentercanbeconfiguredtoinheritsettingsfromanotherStorageCentertosave
timeandensurethatStorageCentersareconfiguredconsistently.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 Intherightpane,clickInheritSettings.TheInheritSettingswizardappears.
4 SelecttheStorageCenterfromwhichyouwanttoinheritsettings,thenclickNext.The
wizardadvancestothenextpage.
5 Selectthecheckboxforeachcategoryofsettingsthatyouwanttoinherit.Foruser
interfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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6 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
IfyoumodifiedpasswordsforthePhoneHomeproxy,SecureConsoleproxy,or
SMTPserver(orifpasswordsarenotconfigured),thedialogboxcloses.
IfapasswordforthePhoneHomeproxy,SecureConsoleproxy,orSMTPserverwas
configuredpreviouslyandnotmodified,youarepromptedtoreentertherequired
passwords.
7 Entertherequiredpassword(s)tocompletethewizard.
Managing Storage Center Users and Groups
StorageCenterusershaveaccesstofolders,volumes,views,andcommandsdependingon
theirprivilegelevelandtheusergroupstowhichtheybelong.Useraccountscanbecreated
locallyand/orexistexternallyinadirectoryservice.
User Privilege Levels
Eachuserisassignedasingleprivilegelevel.StorageCenterhasthreelevelsofuser
privilege.
User Groups
Usergroupsgrantaccesstovolume,server,anddiskfolders.
UserswiththeAdministratorprivilegehaveaccesstoallfoldersandcannotbeadded
tousergroups.
UserswiththeVolumeManagerorReporterprivilegemustbeassociatedwithoneor
moreusergroups,andcanaccessonlythevolume,server,anddiskfoldersmade
availabletothem.
User Account Management and Authentication
StorageCenteraccessisgrantedusingeitherofthefollowingmethods:
Localusersandusergroups:Useraccountscanbecreatedandmaintainedonthe
StorageCenter.
Externaldirectoryservice:InenvironmentsthatuseActiveDirectoryorOpenLDAP,
StorageCentercanauthenticatedirectoryusers.Accesscanbegrantedtoindividual
directoryusersanddirectoryusergroups.TheseusersaccesstheStorageCenterusing
theirdomaincredentials.
Privilege Level Allowed Access
Administrator ReadandwriteaccesstotheentireStorageCenter(norestrictions).All
Administratorshavethesamepredefinedprivileges.OnlyAdministratorscan
manageusersandusergroups.
VolumeManager Readandwriteaccesstothefoldersassociatedwiththeassignedusergroups.
Userswiththisprivilegelevelcancreatevolumesintheallowedvolumefolders
andmapthemtoexistingserversintheallowedserverfolders.
Reporter Readonlyaccesstothefoldersassociatedwiththeassignedusergroup(s).
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Managing Local Storage Center Users
EnterpriseManagercancreate,manage,anddeletelocalStorageCenterusers.
Create a Local Storage Center User
CreatealocalStorageCenterusertoassignprivilegestoanewuser.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserssubtab,clickTasksCreateLocalUser.TheCreateLocalUser
dialogboxappears.
6 IntheNamefield,typeanamefortheuser.
7 FromthePrivilegedropdownmenu,selecttheprivilegeleveltoassigntotheuser.
Administrator:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasfullaccesstotheStorageCenter.
VolumeManager:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasreadandwriteaccessto
volumes,servers,anddisksinthefoldersassociatedwiththeassignedusergroups.
Reporter:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasreadonlyaccesstovolumes,servers,
anddisksinthefoldersassociatedwiththeassignedusergroups.
8 FromtheSessionTimeoutdropdownmenu,selectthemaximumlengthoftimethat
thelocalusercanbeidlewhileloggedintotheStorageCenterSystemManagerbefore
theconnectionisterminated.
9 (VolumeManagerandReporteronly)Addoneormorelocalusergroupstothelocal
user.
a IntheLocalUserGroupsarea,clickChange.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialog
boxappears.
b (Optional)Tocreateanewlocalusergroup,clickCreateLocalUserGroup,then
completetheCreateLocalUserGroupwizard.Foruserinterfacereference
information,clickHelp.
c Selectthecheckboxforeachlocalusergroupyouwanttoassociatewiththelocal
user.
d Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialogboxcloses.
10 SpecifyandconfirmapasswordfortheuserinthePasswordandConfirmPassword
fields.
11 (Optional)SpecifymoreinformationabouttheuserintheDetailsarea.Foruser
interfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: Toavoidusernameconflictswithdirectoryserviceusers,donotusethe
@or\charactersinlocalusernames.
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12 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheCreateLocalUserdialogboxcloses.
13 ClickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Configure the Default User Preferences for New Storage Center Users
ThedefaultuserpreferencesareappliedtonewStorageCenterusers.Thepreferencescan
beindividuallycustomizedfurtheraftertheuseriscreated.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserssubtab,clickTasksConfigureDefaultUserPreferences.The
ConfigureDefaultUserPreferencesdialogboxappears.
6 Modifytheuserpreferencesasneeded,thenclickOK.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheConfigureDefaultUserPreferencesdialogbox
closes.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
See Also
ConfigurePreferencesforaLocalStorageCenterUser
Increase the Privilege Level for a Local Storage Center User
TheprivilegelevelcanbeincreasedforlocalusersthathavetheVolumeManageror
Reporterprivilege.Theprivilegelevelforausercannotbedecreased.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEditSettings
dialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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6 FromthePrivilegedropdownmenu,selecttheprivilegeleveltoassigntotheuser.
Administrator:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasfullaccesstotheStorageCenter.
VolumeManager:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasreadandwriteaccesstothe
foldersassociatedwiththeassignedusergroups.
Reporter:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasreadonlyaccesstothefoldersassociated
withtheassignedusergroups.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
Change the Session Timeout for a Local Storage Center User
Thesessiontimeoutcontrolsthemaximumlengthoftimethatthelocalusercanbeidle
whileloggedintotheStorageCenterSystemManagerbeforetheconnectionisterminated.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEditSettings
dialogboxappears.
6 FromtheSessionTimeoutdropdownmenu,selectthemaximumlengthoftimethat
thelocalusercanbeidlewhileloggedintotheStorageCenterSystemManagerbefore
theconnectionisterminated.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
Enable or Disable Access for a Local Storage Center User
WhenalocalStorageCenteruserisdisabled,itisnotallowedtologin.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEditSettings
dialogboxappears.
6 Enableordisableaccessforthelocaluser.
Toenableaccess,selecttheEnabledcheckbox.
Todisableaccess,cleartheEnabledcheckbox.
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7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
Modify Local Group Membership for a Local Storage Center User
Usergroupsgrantaccesstovolume,server,anddiskfoldersforuserswiththeVolume
ManagerorReporterprivilegelevel.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEditSettings
dialogboxappears.
6 Modifylocalgroupmembershipfortheuser.
a IntheLocalUserGroupsarea,clickChange.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialog
boxappears.
b (Optional)Tocreateanewlocalusergroup,clickCreateLocalUserGroup,then
completetheCreateLocalUserGroupwizard.Foruserinterfacereference
information,clickHelp.
c Selectthecheckboxforeachlocalusergroupyouwanttoassociatewiththelocal
user.
d Toremovethelocaluserfromalocalgroup,clearthecheckboxforthegroup.
e Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialogboxcloses.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
Configure Preferences for a Local Storage Center User
Bydefault,eachStorageCenteruserinheritsthedefaultuserpreferences.Ifnecessary,the
preferencescanbeindividuallycustomizedforauser.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEditSettings
dialogboxappears.
6 ClickConfigureUserPreferences.TheConfigureUserPreferencesdialogbox
appears.
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7 Modifytheuserpreferencesasneeded,thenclickOK.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
9 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
See Also
ConfiguretheDefaultUserPreferencesforNewStorageCenterUsers
Modify Descriptive Information About a Local Storage Center User
Thedescriptiveinformationaboutalocaluserincludeshisorherrealname,department,
title,location,telephonenumbers,emailaddress(es),andnotes.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEditSettings
dialogboxappears.
6 ClickConfigureUserPreferences.TheConfigureUserPreferencesdialogbox
appears.
7 ModifytheRealNamefieldasnecessary.
8 ModifythefieldsintheDetailsareaasnecessary,thenclickOK.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
10 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
Change the Password for a Local Storage Center User
ChangingthepasswordforalocalStorageCenteruserthroughEnterpriseManager
automaticallyupdatesanyStorageCentermappingsthatweremadeusingtheusers
credentials.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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5 OntheLocalUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickChangePassword.TheChange
Passworddialogboxappears.
6 Enterandconfirmanewpasswordforthelocaluser,thenclickOK.
Delete a Local Storage Center User
DeleteaStorageCenteruserifheorshenolongerrequiresaccess.Thelocaluserthatwas
usedtoaddtheStorageCentertoEnterpriseManagercannotbedeleted.Thelastuserwith
theAdministratorprivilegecannotbedeletedbecauseStorageCenterrequiresatleastone
Administrator.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickDelete.TheDeletedialogbox
appears.
6 ClickOKtoconfirm,thenclickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Restore a Deleted Local Storage Center User
Anewpasswordmustbeprovidedwhenrestoringadeleteduser.Ifyouarerestoringa
deleteduserwiththeVolumeManagerorReporterprivilege,theusermustbeaddedto
oneormorelocalusergroups.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserssubtab,clickTasksRestoreDeletedUser.TheRestoreDeleted
Userwizardappears.
6 Selectthelocaluserthatyouwanttorestore,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancesto
thenextpage.
7 (VolumeManagerandReporteronly)Addthelocalusertooneormorelocaluser
groups.
a IntheLocalUserGroupsarea,clickChange.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialog
boxappears.
b (Optional)Tocreateanewlocalusergroup,clickCreateLocalUserGroup,then
completetheCreateLocalUserGroupwizard.Foruserinterfacereference
information,clickHelp.
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c Selectthecheckboxforeachlocalusergroupyouwanttoassociatewiththelocal
user.
d Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialogboxcloses.
8 EnterandconfirmanewpasswordforthelocaluserintheNewPasswordandConfirm
Passwordfields.
9 Modifytheremainingusersettingsasneeded.
10 Whenyouarefinished,clickFinishtoclosethewizard,thenclickOKtoclosetheEdit
Settingsdialogbox.
Managing Local Storage Center User Groups
Usergroupsgrantaccesstovolume,server,anddiskfolders.
Create a Local Storage Center User Group
CreatealocalStorageCenterusergrouptograntaccesstospecificvolume,server,anddisk
folders.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserGroupssubtab,clickCreateLocalUserGroup.TheCreateLocal
UserGroupwizardappears.
6 Addvolumefolderstothelocalusergroup.
a Ifyouneedtocreateavolumefolder,clickCreateVolumeFolder,thencompletethe
fieldsintheCreateVolumeFolderdialogbox.
b Intheuppertable,selectthevolumefolder(s)youwanttoaddtothelocaluser
group,thenclickAddVolumeFolders.Thevolumefoldersmovefromtheupper
tabletothelowertable.
c Whenyouarefinished,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
7 Addserverfolderstothelocalusergroup.
a Ifyouneedtocreateaserverfolder,clickCreateServerFolder,thencompletethe
fieldsintheCreateServerFolderdialogbox.
b Intheuppertable,selecttheserverfolder(s)youwanttoaddtothelocalusergroup,
thenclickAddServerFolders.Theserverfoldersmovefromtheuppertabletothe
lowertable.
c Whenyouarefinished,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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8 Adddiskfolderstothelocalusergroup.
a Intheuppertable,selectthediskfolder(s)youwanttoaddtothelocalusergroup,
thenclickAddDiskFolders.Thediskfoldersmovefromtheuppertabletothe
lowertable.
b Whenyouarefinished,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
9 IntheNamefield,typeanameforthelocalusergroup,thenclickFinish.
10 ClickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Manage User Membership for a Local Storage Center User Group
LocalStorageCenterusersanddirectoryusersthathavebeenindividuallygrantedaccess
canbeaddedtolocalStorageCenterusergroups.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserGroupssubtab,selectthelocalusergroup,thenclickManageUsers.
TheManageUsersdialogboxappears.
6 Manageusermembershipfortheusergroup.
Toaddusers,selecttheuser(s)youwanttoaddintheuppertable,thenclickAdd
Users.Theusersmovefromtheuppertabletothelowertable.
Toremoveusers,selecttheuser(s)youwanttoremoveinthelowertable,thenclick
RemoveUsers.Theusersmovefromtheuppertabletothelowertable.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOKtoclosetheManageUsersdialogbox.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Manage Directory User Group Membership for a Local Storage Center User Group
Addadirectoryusergrouptoalocalusergrouptograntaccesstoalldirectoryusersinthe
directoryusergroup.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeconfiguredtoauthenticateuserswithanexternaldirectory
service.
Thedirectoryusergroup(s)youwanttoaddtoalocalStorageCenterusergroupmust
havebeengrantedVolumeManagerorReporteraccesstotheStorageCenter.
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruser
withtheAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
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5 OntheLocalUserGroupssubtab,selectthelocalusergroup,thenclickManage
DirectoryUserGroups.TheManageDirectoryUserGroupsdialogboxappears.
6 Managedirectoryusergroupmembershipfortheusergroup.
Toadddirectoryusergroups,selectthedirectoryusergroup(s)youwanttoaddin
theuppertable,thenclickAddDirectoryUserGroups.Thedirectoryusergroup(s)
movefromtheuppertabletothelowertable.
Toremovedirectoryusergroups,selectthedirectoryusergroup(s)youwantto
removeinthelowertable,thenclickRemoveDirectoryUserGroups.Thedirectory
usergroupsmovefromtheuppertabletothelowertable.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOKtoclosetheManageDirectoryUserGroupsdialog
box.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Manage Folder Access Granted by a Local Storage Center User Group
ThefoldersthatareassociatedwithalocalStorageCenterusergroupdeterminetheaccess
thatisgrantedbytheusergroup.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserGroupssubtab,selectthelocalusergroup,thenclickManage
Folders.TheManageFoldersdialogboxappears.
6 Managevolumefoldersforthelocalusergroup.
a Ifyouneedtocreateavolumefolder,clickCreateVolumeFolder,thencompletethe
fieldsintheCreateVolumeFolderdialogbox.
b Toaddavolumefolder,selectthevolumefolder(s)youwanttoaddintheupper
table,thenclickAddVolumeFolders.Thevolumefoldersmovefromtheupper
tabletothelowertable.
c Toremoveavolumefolder,selectthevolumefolder(s)youwanttoremovefromthe
localusergroupinthelowertable,thenclickRemoveVolumeFolders.Thevolume
foldersmovefromthelowertabletotheuppertable.
d Whenyouarefinished,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
7 Manageserverfoldersforthelocalusergroup.
a Ifyouneedtocreateaserverfolder,clickCreateServerFolder,thencompletethe
fieldsintheCreateServerFolderdialogbox.
b Toaddaserverfolder,selecttheserverfolder(s)youwanttoaddintheuppertable,
thenclickAddServerFolders.Theserverfoldersmovefromtheuppertabletothe
lowertable.
c Toremoveaserverfolder,selecttheserverfolder(s)youwanttoremovefromthe
localusergroupinthelowertable,thenclickRemoveServerFolders.Theserver
foldersmovefromthelowertabletotheuppertable.
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d Whenyouarefinished,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
8 Managediskfoldersforthelocalusergroup.
a Toaddadiskfolder,selectthediskfolder(s)youwanttoaddintheuppertable,then
clickAddDiskFolders.Thediskfoldersmovefromtheuppertabletothelower
table.
a Toremoveadiskfolder,selectthediskfolder(s)youwanttoremovefromthelocal
usergroupinthelowertable,thenclickRemoveDiskFolders.Thediskfolders
movefromthelowertabletotheuppertable.
b Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.Thewizardcloses.
9 ClickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Delete a Local Storage Center User Group
DeletealocalStorageCenterusergroupifitisnolongerneeded.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheLocalUserGroupssubtab,selectthelocalusergroup,thenclickDelete.The
Deletedialogboxappears.
6 ClickOKtoconfirmdeletion,thenclickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Managing Directory Service Users
DirectoryserviceuserscanbeindividuallygrantedaccesstoaStorageCenter.
Grant Access to a Directory User
GrantaccesstoadirectoryusertoallowtheusertologintotheStorageCenterusingtheir
directorycredentials.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeconfiguredtoauthenticateuserswithanexternaldirectory
service.
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruser
withtheAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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5 OntheDirectoryUserssubtab,clickTasksGrantAccesstoDirectoryUser.The
GrantAccesstoDirectoryUserdialogboxappears.
6 IntheNamefield,typethedirectoryusernameassignedtotheuser.Thefollowing
formatsaresupported:
username@domain
domain\username
7 IntheDistinguishedNamefield,typethedistinguishednamefortheuser.
Example:CN=FirstnameLastname,CN=Users,DC=example,DC=com
8 FromthePrivilegedropdownmenu,selecttheprivilegeleveltoassigntotheuser.
Administrator:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasfullaccesstotheStorageCenter.
VolumeManager:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasreadandwriteaccesstothe
foldersassociatedwiththeassignedusergroups.
Reporter:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasreadonlyaccesstothefoldersassociated
withtheassignedusergroups.
9 FromtheSessionTimeoutdropdownmenu,selectthemaximumlengthoftimethat
thelocalusercanbeidlewhileloggedintotheStorageCenterSystemManagerbefore
theconnectionisterminated.
10 (VolumeManagerandReporteronly)Addoneormorelocalusergroupstothelocal
user.
a IntheLocalUserGroupsarea,clickChange.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialog
boxappears.
b (Optional)Tocreateanewlocalusergroup,clickCreateLocalUserGroup,then
completetheCreateLocalUserGroupwizard.Foruserinterfacereference
information,clickHelp.
c Selectthecheckboxforeachlocalusergroupyouwanttoassociatewiththelocal
user.
d Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialogboxcloses.
11 (Optional)SpecifymoreinformationabouttheuserintheDetailsarea.Foruser
interfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
12 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheCreateLocalUserdialogboxcloses.
13 ClickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Increase the Privilege Level for a Directory Service User
TheprivilegelevelcanbeincreasedfordirectoryserviceusersthathavetheVolume
ManagerorReporterprivilege.Theprivilegelevelforausercannotbedecreased.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
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5 OntheDirectoryUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEdit
Settingsdialogboxappears.
6 FromthePrivilegedropdownmenu,selecttheprivilegeleveltoassigntotheuser.
Administrator:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasfullaccesstotheStorageCenter.
VolumeManager:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasreadandwriteaccesstothe
foldersassociatedwiththeassignedusergroups.
Reporter:Whenselected,thelocaluserhasreadonlyaccesstothefoldersassociated
withtheassignedusergroups.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
Change the Session Timeout for a Directory Service User
Thesessiontimeoutcontrolsthemaximumlengthoftimethatthelocalusercanbeidle
whileloggedintotheStorageCenterSystemManagerbeforetheconnectionisterminated.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheDirectoryUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEdit
Settingsdialogboxappears.
6 FromtheSessionTimeoutdropdownmenu,selectthemaximumlengthoftimethat
thelocalusercanbeidlewhileloggedintotheStorageCenterSystemManagerbefore
theconnectionisterminated.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
Enable or Disable Access for a Directory Service User
Whenadirectoryserviceuserisdisabled,itisnotallowedtologin.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheDirectoryUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEdit
Settingsdialogboxappears.
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6 Enableordisableaccessforthedirectoryserviceuser.
Toenableaccess,selecttheEnabledcheckbox.
Todisableaccess,cleartheEnabledcheckbox.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
Modify Local Group Membership for a Directory Service User
Usergroupsgrantaccesstovolume,server,anddiskfoldersforuserswiththeVolume
ManagerorReporterprivilegelevel.
Prerequisites
ThedirectoryserviceusermusthavebeenindividuallygrantedaccesstotheStorage
Center.Usersthathavebeengrantedaccessbasedonadirectorygroupinheritlocal
groupmembershipfromthedirectorygroupsettings.
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruser
withtheAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheDirectoryUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEdit
Settingsdialogboxappears.
6 Modifylocalgroupmembershipfortheuser.
a IntheLocalUserGroupsarea,clickChange.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialog
boxappears.
b (Optional)Tocreateanewlocalusergroup,clickCreateLocalUserGroup,then
completetheCreateLocalUserGroupwizard.Foruserinterfacereference
information,clickHelp.
c Selectthecheckboxforeachlocalusergroupyouwanttoassociatewiththelocal
user.
d Toremovethelocaluserfromalocalgroup,clearthecheckboxforthegroup.
e Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialogboxcloses.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
Configure Preferences for a Directory Service User
Bydefault,eachStorageCenteruserinheritsthedefaultuserpreferences.Ifnecessary,the
preferencescanbeindividuallycustomizedforauser.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
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3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheDirectoryUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEdit
Settingsdialogboxappears.
6 ClickConfigureUserPreferences.TheConfigureUserPreferencesdialogbox
appears.
7 Modifytheuserpreferencesasneeded,thenclickOK.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
9 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
See Also
ConfiguretheDefaultUserPreferencesforNewStorageCenterUsers
Modify Descriptive Information About a Directory Service User
Thedescriptiveinformationaboutalocaluserincludeshisorherrealname,department,
title,location,telephonenumbers,emailaddress(es),andnotes.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheDirectoryUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickEditSettings.TheEdit
Settingsdialogboxappears.
6 ClickConfigureUserPreferences.TheConfigureUserPreferencesdialogbox
appears.
7 ModifytheRealNamefieldasnecessary.
8 ModifythefieldsintheDetailsareaasnecessary,thenclickOK.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.ThelocaluserEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
10 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Delete a Directory Service User
Deleteadirectoryserviceuserifheorshenolongerrequiresaccess.Theuserthatwasused
toaddtheStorageCentertoEnterpriseManagercannotbedeleted.Thelastuserwiththe
AdministratorprivilegecannotbedeletedbecauseStorageCenterrequiresatleastone
Administrator.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheDirectoryUserssubtab,selecttheuser,thenclickDelete.TheDeletedialogbox
appears.
6 ClickOKtoconfirm,thenclickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Restore a Deleted Directory Service User
IfyouarerestoringadeleteduserwiththeVolumeManagerorReporterprivilege,theuser
mustbeaddedtooneormorelocalusergroups.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheDirectoryUserssubtab,clickTasksRestoreDeletedUser.TheRestore
DeletedUserwizardappears.
6 Selectthedirectoryserviceuserthatyouwanttorestore,thenclickNext.Thewizard
advancestothenextpage.
7 (VolumeManagerandReporteronly)Addthelocalusertooneormorelocaluser
groups.
a IntheLocalUserGroupsarea,clickChange.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialog
boxappears.
b (Optional)Tocreateanewlocalusergroup,clickCreateLocalUserGroup,then
completetheCreateLocalUserGroupwizard.Foruserinterfacereference
information,clickHelp.
c Selectthecheckboxforeachlocalusergroupyouwanttoassociatewiththelocal
user.
d Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialogboxcloses.
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8 Modifytheremainingusersettingsasneeded.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickFinishtoclosethewizard,thenclickOKtoclosetheEdit
Settingsdialogbox.
Managing Directory User Groups
Grantingaccesstoadirectoryusergroupgrantsaccesstoalldirectoryusersthatbelongto
thegroup.
Grant Access to a Directory User Group
Grantaccesstoadirectoryusergrouptoallowdirectoryusersinthegrouptologintothe
StorageCenter.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeconfiguredtoauthenticateuserswithanexternaldirectory
service.
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruser
withtheAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheDirectoryUserGroupssubtab,clickGrantAccesstoDirectoryUserGroups.
TheGrantAccesstoDirectoryUserGroupsdialogboxappears.
6 IntheDisplayNamefield,typeanametoidentifythedirectoryusergroup.
7 IntheDistinguishedNamefield,typethedistinguishednameforthedirectoryuser
group.
Example:CN=Groupname,CN=Users,DC=example,DC=com
8 FromthePrivilegedropdownmenu,selecttheprivilegeleveltoassigntotheuser
group.
Administrator:Whenselected,directoryusersinthegrouphavefullaccesstothe
StorageCenter.
VolumeManager:Whenselected,directoryusersinthegrouphavereadandwrite
accesstothefoldersassociatedwiththeassignedusergroups.
Reporter:Whenselected,directoryusersinthegrouphavereadonlyaccesstothe
foldersassociatedwiththeassignedusergroups.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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9 (VolumeManagerandReporteronly)Addoneormorelocalusergroupstothe
directoryusergroup.
a IntheLocalUserGroupsarea,clickChange.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialog
boxappears.
b (Optional)Tocreateanewlocalusergroup,clickCreateLocalUserGroup,then
completetheCreateLocalUserGroupwizard.Foruserinterfacereference
information,clickHelp.
c Selectthecheckboxforeachlocalusergroupyouwanttoassociatewiththe
directoryusergroup.
d Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialogboxcloses.
10 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheGrantAccesstoDirectoryUserGroupsdialog
boxcloses.
11 ClickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Increase the Privilege Level for a Directory User Group
TheprivilegelevelcanbeincreasedfordirectoryservicegroupsthathavetheVolume
ManagerorReporterprivilege.Theprivilegelevelforadirectoryservicegroupcannotbe
decreased.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheDirectoryUserGroupssubtab,selectthedirectoryusergroup,thenclickEdit
Settings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 FromthePrivilegedropdownmenu,selecttheprivilegeleveltoassigntotheuser
group.
Administrator:Whenselected,directoryusersinthegrouphavefullaccesstothe
StorageCenter.
VolumeManager:Whenselected,directoryusersinthegrouphavereadandwrite
accesstothefoldersassociatedwiththeassignedusergroups.
Reporter:Whenselected,directoryusersinthegrouphavereadonlyaccesstothe
foldersassociatedwiththeassignedusergroups.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
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Modify Local Group Membership for a Directory User Group
Localusergroupsgrantaccesstovolume,server,anddiskfoldersfordirectoryusergroups
withtheVolumeManagerorReporterprivilegelevel.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheDirectoryUserGroupssubtab,selectthedirectoryusergroup,thenclickEdit
Settings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 Modifylocalgroupmembershipforthedirectoryusergroup.
a IntheLocalUserGroupsarea,clickChange.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialog
boxappears.
b (Optional)Tocreateanewlocalusergroup,clickCreateLocalUserGroup,then
completetheCreateLocalUserGroupwizard.Foruserinterfacereference
information,clickHelp.
c Selectthecheckboxforeachlocalusergroupyouwanttoassociatewiththe
directoryusergroup.
d Toremovethedirectoryusergroupfromalocalgroup,clearthecheckboxforthe
localgroup.
e Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheSelectLocalUserGroupsdialogboxcloses.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheEditSettingsdialogboxcloses.
8 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
Delete a Directory User Group
Deleteadirectoryusergroupifyounolongerwanttoallowaccesstothedirectoryusers
thatbelongtothegroup.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenter.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheUsersandUserGroupstab.
5 OntheDirectoryUserGroupssubtab,selectthedirectoryusergroup,thenclick
Delete.TheDeletedialogboxappears.
6 ClickOKtoconfirm.
7 ClickOKtoclosetheStorageCenterEditSettingsdialogbox.
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Managing Disk Enclosures
EnterpriseManagercanrenameanenclosure,setanassettag,cleartheswapstatusfor
replaceablehardwaremodulesinadiskenclosure,mutealarms,resetthetemperature
sensors,anddeleteanenclosurefromaStorageCenter.
Rename a Disk Enclosure
Changethedisplaynameofadiskenclosuretodifferentiateitfromotherdiskenclosures.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selecttheenclosure.
4 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
5 IntheNamefield,typeanewnamefortheenclosure.
6 ClickOK.
Set an Asset Tag for a Disk Enclosure
Anenclosureassettagcanbeusedtoidentifyaspecificcomponentforcompanyrecords.
EnterpriseManagerallowsyoutosetanassettagforenclosuresthatsupportit.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selecttheenclosure.
4 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
5 IntheAssetTagfield,typeanassettagfortheenclosure.
6 ClickOK.
Delete an Enclosure
DeleteanenclosureifitwillbephysicallyremovedfromtheStorageCenter.
Prerequisites
AlldatamustbemovedofftheenclosurebyreleasingthedisksandrebalancingRAID.
SeetheStorageCenterSystemManagerAdministratorsGuidefordetails.
Theenclosuremustbedown.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selecttheenclosure.
4 Intherightpane,clickDeleteEnclosure.TheDeleteEnclosuredialogboxappears.
5 ClickOK.
Mute an Enclosure Alarm
Muteanenclosurealarmtopreventitfromsounding.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectAudibleAlarmsundertheenclosure.
4 Intherightpane,rightclicktheaudiblealarm,thenselectRequestMute.
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Unmute an Enclosure Alarm
Unmuteanenclosurealarmtoallowittosound.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectAudibleAlarmsundertheenclosure.
4 Intherightpane,rightclicktheaudiblealarm,thenselectRequestMuteOff.
Clear the Swap Status for an Enclosure Cooling Fan
Cleartheswapstatusforanenclosurecoolingfantoacknowledgethatithasbeenreplaced.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectCoolingFanSensors.
4 Intherightpane,selectthecoolingfan,thenclickRequestSwapClear.
Clear the Swap Status for an Enclosure IO Module
CleartheswapstatusforanenclosureIOmoduletoacknowledgethatithasbeenreplaced.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectI/OModules.
4 Intherightpane,selecttheIOmodule,thenclickRequestSwapClear.
Clear the Swap Status for an Enclosure Power Supply
Cleartheswapstatusforanenclosurepowersupplytoacknowledgethatithasbeen
replaced.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectPowerSupplies.
4 Intherightpane,selectthepowersupply,thenclickRequestSwapClear.
Clear the Under Voltage Status for a Power Supply
Cleartheundervoltagestatusforanenclosurepowersupplytoacknowledgethatyouare
awareofit.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectPowerSupplies.
4 Intherightpane,selectthepowersupply,thenclickRequestDCUndervoltageClear.
Clear the Swap Status for a Temperature Sensor
Theswapstatusforatemperaturesensorissetwhenthecomponentthatcontainsthe
sensorisreplaced.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectTemperatureSensors.
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4 Intherightpane,rightclickthesensor,thenclickRequestSwapClear.
Clear the Minimum and Maximum Recorded Values for Temperature Sensor
Cleartheminimumandmaximumrecordedvaluesforatemperaturesensortoresetthem.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectTemperatureSensors.
4 Intherightpane,rightclickthesensor,thenclickRequestMin/MaxTempsClear.
Enable or Disable the Disk Indicator Light
Thedrivebayindicatorlightidentifiesadrivebaysoitcanbeeasilylocatedinan
enclosure.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectDisks.
4 Intherightpane,selectthedisk,thenclickIndicatorOn/Off.
Clear the Swap Status for a Disk
Cleartheswapstatusforadisktoacknowledgethatithasbeenreplaced.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab.
3 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectDisks.
4 Intherightpane,selectthedisk,thenclickRequestSwapClear.
Shutting Down and Restarting a Storage Center
ShuttingdownorrestartingaStorageCenteraffectsallcontrollers.Controllerscanalsobe
shutdownorrestartedindividually.
Shut Down All Controllers in Storage Center
ShuttingdownaStorageCentercreatesasystemoutage,duringwhichtimenoIOis
processed.Usethisprocessonlyasdirected,forexampletoreplacehardware,tomovethe
StorageCentertoanotherlocation,ortoshutdownfordatacenterpowermaintenance.
Prerequisites
AnoutagemustbescheduledsothathaltingIOdoesnotimpactyournetwork.
IOtothecontrollersmustbehalted.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenselecttheStorageCenter.
2 Intherightpane,clickTasksSystemShutdown/Restart.TheShutdown/Restart
dialogboxappears.
3 Fromthefirstdropdownmenu,selectShutdown.
4 ClickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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5 Afterthecontrollershaveshutdown,shutdownthediskenclosuresbyphysically
turningoffthepowersupplies.
Next Steps
Aftertheoutageiscomplete,seetheStorageCenterSystemManagerAdministratorsGuidefor
instructionsonhowtostarttheStorageCenterintheproperorder.
See Also
SetStorageCenterCacheOptions
Restart All Controllers in a Storage Center
IftheStorageCenterhasdualcontrollers,thecontrollerscanberestartedinsequenceor
simultaneously.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenselecttheStorageCenter.
2 Intherightpane,clickTasksSystemShutdown/Restart.TheShutdown/Restart
dialogboxappears.
3 Fromthefirstdropdownmenu,selectRestart.
4 (Dualcontrolleronly)FromtheRestartoptionsdropdownmenu,choosehowyou
wantthecontrollerstorestart.
Torestartthecontrollersoneaftertheother,avoidinganoutage,selectRestartin
Sequence.
Torestartthecontrollersatthesametime,causinganoutage,selectRestart
Simultaneously.
5 ClickOK.
Shut Down a Controller
IftheStorageCenterhasdualcontrollers,theremainingcontrollercontinuestoprocessIO.
IftheStorageCenterhasonlyonecontroller,shuttingitdowncreatesanoutage.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab,thenselectthecontroller.
3 Intherightpane,clickShutdown/RestartController.TheShutdown/Restart
Controllerdialogboxappears.
4 Fromthedropdownmenu,selectRestart.
5 ClickOK.
Restart a Controller
IftheStorageCenterhasdualcontrollers,theremainingcontrollercontinuestoprocessIO.
IftheStorageCenterhasonlyonecontroller,restartingitdowncreatesanoutage.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheHardwaretab,thenselectthecontroller.
3 Intherightpane,clickShutdown/RestartController.TheShutdown/Restart
Controllerdialogboxappears.
4 Fromthedropdownmenu,selectRestart.
5 ClickOK.
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5 Storage Center Monitoring
EnterpriseManagerprovidesaccesstosummaryinformationaboutmanagedStorage
Centers,includingandhistoricalIOperformancecurrentIOperformance,andhardware
status.UsethisinformationtomonitorthehealthandstatusofaStorageCenter.
Contents
ViewingSummaryInformation .............................................. 108
ViewingDetailedStorageUsageInformation .................................. 120
ViewingHistoricalIOPerformance ........................................... 124
ViewingCurrentIOPerformance ............................................. 127
ConfiguringChartOptions .................................................. 129
ConfiguretheStorageCenterDataGatheringSchedule .......................... 131
ExportingUsageData ....................................................... 132
MonitoringStorageCenterHardware ......................................... 134
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Viewing Summary Information
StorageCentersummarypluginsprovidesummaryinformationforindividualStorage
Centers.ThesummarypluginscanalsobeusedtocomparemultipleStorageCenters.
Storage Center Summary Plugins
ThefollowingpluginscanbeconfiguredtoappearontheSummarytabandComparison
tab.
Summary Plugin Description
SystemStatus DisplaysasummaryofdiskspaceandalertsforaStorageCenter.
StorageHistory Displaysagraphthatshowsavailablediskspace,useddiskspace,and
thelowdiskspacealertthresholdforaStorageCenter.
StorageSummary DisplaysalistthatshowsthenumberstorageobjectsontheStorage
CenterandabarchartthatshowsthediskspaceonaStorageCenter.
FrondEndIOSummary DisplaysagraphthatshowsfrontendIOfromaStorageCentertothe
serversforthepastfourweeks.
CurrentAlerts Displaysatablethatshowsallofthestorageobjectsthatcurrentlyhave
analertstatusforaStorageCenter.
ReplicationValidation Displaysatablethatshowsreplicationsandthecorresponding
replicationstatusesforaStorageCenter.
Top10FastestGrowing
Volumes
DisplaysatablethatshowsthefastestgrowingvolumesonaStorage
Center.
CurrentThresholdAlerts Displaysatablethatshowsallofthecurrentthresholdalertsfora
StorageCenter.
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Viewing Summary Information for a Single Storage Center
WhenaStorageCenterisselectedfromtheStoragepane,informationabouttheStorage
CenterisdisplayedonthepanesoftheSummarytab.
View Summary Plugins for a Storage Center
UsetheSummarytabtoviewthesummarypluginsthatarecurrentlyenabled.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheSummarytab.
See Also
UsingtheStatusPlugin
UsingtheStorageHistoryPlugin
UsingtheStorageSummaryPlugin
UsingtheFrontEndIOSummaryPlugin
UsingtheCurrentAlertsPlugin
UsingtheReplicationValidationPlugin
UsingtheTop10FastestGrowingVolumesPlugin
UsingtheCurrentThresholdAlertsPlugin
Configure Which Plugins Appear on the Summary Tab
Eachsummaryplugincanbeindividuallyenabledordisabled.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
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3 OntheSummarytab,clickSelectSummaryPlugins.TheEditSummarySettings
dialogboxappears.
4 Selectthecheckboxesofthepluginstodisplayandclearthecheckboxesoftheview
pluginstohide.
5 ClickOKtosavechangestothepluginsoftheSummarytab.
Reorder Plugins on the Summary Tab
Thesummarypluginscanbereorderedasneeded.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 OntheSummarytab,clickSelectSummaryPlugins.TheEditSummarySettings
dialogboxappears.
4 Reorderthesummarypluginsasneeded.
Tomoveapluginuponelevel,pressMoveUp once.
Tomoveaplugindownonelevel,pressMoveDown once.
Tomoveaplugintothetop,pressMovetoTop once.
Tomoveaplugintothebottom,pressMovetoBottom once.
5 ClickOKtosavechangestothepluginsoftheSummarytab.
Viewing Summary Information for Multiple Storage Centers
EnterpriseManagerprovidestwowaystoviewsummaryinformationformultipleStorage
Centers.WhentheStorageCentersnodeoraStorageCenterfolderisselected,the
Summarytabprovidesgeneralsummaryinformation,andtheComparisontaballowsyou
tocomparetheStorageCentersusingaspecificsummaryplugin.
View General Summary Information for Multiple Storage Centers
Generalsummaryinformationincludesaggregatestorageusageinformationand
summaryinformationforeachStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenterfolderortheStorageCentersnode.
3 ClicktheSummarytab.
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Use a Summary Plugin to Compare Storage Centers
StorageCentersummaryinformationcanbecomparedusingthesummaryplugins.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenterfolderortheStorageCentersnode.
3 ClicktheComparisontab.
4 Fromthedropdownmenuinthetoprightcorner,selectthesummarypluginthatyou
wanttousetocomparetheStorageCenters.
See Also
UsingtheStatusPlugin
UsingtheStorageHistoryPlugin
UsingtheStorageSummaryPlugin
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UsingtheFrontEndIOSummaryPlugin
UsingtheCurrentAlertsPlugin
UsingtheReplicationValidationPlugin
UsingtheTop10FastestGrowingVolumesPlugin
UsingtheCurrentThresholdAlertsPlugin
Using the Status Plugin
TheStatusplugindisplaysStorageCenterdiskspaceinformationandthestatusofcurrent
andthresholdalerts.
UsethetoppartoftheStatusviewtocomparetheamountofuseddiskspacewith
amountoffreediskspaceonaStorageCenter.
UsethebottompartoftheStatusplugintoviewasummaryofthecurrentalertsand
thresholdalertsonaStorageCenter.
Status Information
ThetopportionoftheStatusplugindisplaysinformationaboutdiskspaceusage.
Alert Information
ThetopportionoftheStatusplugindisplaysinformationaboutthealertsforaStorage
Center.
Thealerticonsindicatethehighestactivealertlevel.
Field/Option Description
AvailableSpace TotalamountofdiskspaceavailableonallofthedisksofaStorageCenter.
FreeSpace AmountofdiskspaceavailableforusebyaStorageCenter,displayedinunitsof
dataandasapercentageofAvailableSpace.
UsedSpace AmountofdiskspaceusedbyaStorageCenter,displayedinunitsofdataandas
apercentageofAvailableSpace.
Alert Icon Description
Indicatesnounacknowledgedalertsforacategory
IndicatesthatthehighestunacknowledgedalertlevelisWarning
IndicatesthatthehighestunacknowledgedalertlevelisError
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ThefollowingtypesofalertsaresummarizedontheStatusplugin.
Viewing More Detailed Information
TheStatuspluginprovidesshortcutstoareasthatdisplaymoredetailedinformation.
Display More Information About Disk Space
ClickMoreDetails,whichislocatedtotherightofthediskspaceinformation,todisplay
theStoragetabfortheselectedStorageCenter.
Display More Information About the Current Alerts
ClickCurrentAlertstodisplaytheStorageCenterAlertstabontheMonitoringview.
Display More Information about the Replication Restore Point Alerts
ClickReplicationRestorePointAlertstodisplaytheReportsPointstabonthe
Replications&LiveVolumesview.
Display More Information about the Threshold Alerts
ClickThresholdAlertstodisplaytheDefinitionstabontheThresholdAlertsview.
Alert Type Description
CurrentAlerts DisplaysthetotalnumberofStorageCenteralertsandthenumberofalerts
fortheeachoffollowingcategories:
StorageAlerts
DiskAlerts
HardwareAlerts
SystemAlerts
ConnectivityAlerts
TheCurrentAlertsstatusiconindicatesthehighestunacknowledgedalert
levelforthecategoriesunderCurrentAlerts.
ThresholdAlerts DisplaysthetotalnumberofEnterpriseManagerthresholdalertsandthe
numberofalertsforeachofthefollowingcategories:
IOAlerts
StorageAlerts
ReplicationAlerts
TheThresholdAlertsstatusiconindicatesthehighestactivealertlevelfor
thecategoriesunderThresholdAlerts.
ReplicationRestore
PointAlerts
DIsplaysthetotalnumberofrestorepointalerts.
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Using the Storage History Plugin
TheStorageHistoryplugindisplaysagraphthatshowsthepastfourweeksofdiskspace
usageforaStorageCenter.
Usethisgraphtocomparetheamountofuseddiskspacetotheamountofavailabledisk
spaceonaStorageCenter.Inaddition,usethisgraphtocomparetheuseddiskspacetothe
alertthresholdfordiskspace.Analarmoccursiftheamountofuseddiskspacereachesthe
alertthresholdvalue.
Storage History Information
ThefollowinginformationisdisplayedaboutpastdiskspaceusageontheStorageHistory
plugin:
Manipulating the Storage History Graph
Youcanchangethezoomlevelofthegraph,saveitasanimage,orprintit.
Zoom in on an Area of the Graph
Zoominifyouwanttoviewmoredetails.
1 Usethemousetoselectanareaofthegraphinwhichtozoom.
a Clickandholdtherightorleftmousebuttononthegraph.
b Dragthemousetotherighttoselectanareaofthegraph.
2 Releasethemousebuttontozoomintotheselectedareaofthegraph.
Return to the Normal View of the Graph
Ifyouhavechangedthezoomlevelofthegraph,youcanreturntothenormalview.
1 Clickandholdtherightorleftmousebuttononthegraph.
2 Dragthemousetothelefttoreturntothenormalzoomlevelofthegraph.
Field/Option Description
AvailableSpace TotalamountofdiskspaceavailableonallofthedisksofaStorageCenter.
UsedSpace AmountofdiskspaceusedbyaStorageCenter.
AlertThresholdSpace LowdiskspacethresholdforaStorageCenter.
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Save the Graph as a PNG Image
Savethegraphasanimageifyouwanttouseitelsewhere,suchasinadocumentoran
email.
1 RightclickthegraphandselectSaveAs.TheSavedialogboxappears.
2 SelectalocationtosavetheimageandenteranamefortheimageintheFilenamefield.
3 ClickSavetosavethegraph.
Print the Graph
Printthegraphifyouwantapapercopy.
1 RightclickthegraphandselectPrint.ThePageSetupdialogboxappears.
2 SelectthepapersizetoprinttofromtheSizedropdownmenu.
3 SelecttheLandscaperadiobuttontoallowtheentiregraphtoprint.
4 ClickOK.ThePrintdialogboxappears.
5 SelecttheprintertousefromtheNamedropdownmenu.
6 ClickOK.Thegraphisprintedtotheselectedprinter.
Using the Storage Summary Plugin
TheStorageSummaryplugindisplaysanObjectCountareathatshowsthenumber
storageobjectsonaStorageCenterandabarchartthatshowsdetailedinformationabout
diskspaceonaStorageCenter.
Storage Summary Object Count Area
UsetheObjectCountareatoviewthetypeandnumberofstorageobjectsthatexistonthe
StorageCenter.
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Storage Summary Bar Chart
Usethebarcharttoviewavailablediskspace,allocateddiskspace,useddiskspace,free
diskspace,andSavingsvsRAID10.Inaddition,theamountofconfigureddiskspaceand
oversubscribeddiskspaceisdisplayedbelowthebarchart.
ThefollowinginformationisdisplayedinthebarchartontheStorageSummaryplugin:
Manipulating the Storage Summary Bar Chart
Youcanchangethezoomlevelofthechart,saveitasanimage,orprintit.
Zoom in on an Area of the Bar Chart
Zoominifyouwanttoviewmoredetails.
1 Usethemousetoselectanareaofthebarchartinwhichtozoom.
a Clickandholdtherightorleftmousebuttononthebarchart.
b Dragthemousetotherighttoselectanareaofthebarchart.
2 Releasethemousebuttontozoomintotheselectedareaofthebarchart.
Return to the Normal View of the Bar Chart
Ifyouhavechangedthezoomlevelofthechart,youcanreturntothenormalview.
1 Clickandholdtherightorleftmousebuttononthebarchart.
2 Dragthemousetothelefttoreturntothenormalzoomlevelofthebarchart.
Save the Chart as a PNG Image
Savethechartasanimageifyouwanttouseitelsewhere,suchasinadocumentoran
email.
1 RightclickthebarchartandselectSaveAs.TheSavedialogboxappears.
2 SelectalocationtosavetheimageandenteranamefortheimageintheFilenamefield.
3 ClickSavetosavethebarchart.
Print the Bar Chart
Printthechartifyouwantapapercopy.
1 RightclickthebarchartandselectPrint.ThePageSetupdialogboxappears.
2 SelectthepapersizetoprinttofromtheSizedropdownmenu.
Field/Option Description
ConfiguredSpace Totalsizeforallvolumespresentedtotheservers.
OversubscribedSpace ConfiguredSpaceminustheAvailableSpace.
SavingvsRaidTen AmountofdiskspacesavedbyeffectiveuseofRAID5insteadofRAID10.
AvailableSpace TotalamountofdiskspaceavailableonthedisksofaStorageCenter.
AllocatedSpace Amountofdiskspaceallocatedonthedisks,displayedinunitsofdataand
asapercentageofAvailableSpace.
UsedSpace AmountofdiskspaceusedbyaStorageCenter,displayedinunitsofdata
andasapercentageofAvailableSpace.
FreeSpace AmountofdiskspaceavailableforusebyaStorageCenter,displayedin
unitsofdataandasapercentageofAvailableSpace.
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3 SelecttheLandscaperadiobuttontoallowtheentirebarcharttoprint.
4 ClickOK.ThePrintdialogboxappears.
5 SelecttheprintertousefromtheNamedropdownmenu.
6 ClickOK.Thebarchartisprintedtotheselectedprinter.
Using the Front End IO Summary Plugin
TheFrontEndIOSummaryplugindisplaystwographsthatshowthepastfourweeksof
frontendIOactivity,whichismeasuredinMBpersecondandIOoperationspersecond.
UsetheStorageCenterFEMBReporttoviewread,write,andtotalfrontendactivity
measuredinMB/secandusetheFEIOReporttoviewread,write,andtotalfrontend
activitymeasuredinIO/sec.
Zoom in on an Area of a Graph
Zoominifyouwanttoviewmoredetails.
1 Usethemousetoselectanareaofagraphinwhichtozoom.
a Clickandholdtherightorleftmousebuttononthegraph.
b Dragthemousetotherighttoselectanareaofthegraph.
2 Releasethemousebuttontozoomintotheselectedareaofthegraph.
Return to the Normal View of a Graph
Ifyouhavechangedthezoomlevelofthechart,youcanreturntothenormalview.
1 Clickandholdtherightorleftmousebuttononthegraph.
2 Dragthemousetothelefttoreturntothenormalzoomlevelofthegraph.
Save a Graph as a PNG Image
Savethechartasanimageifyouwanttouseitelsewhere,suchasinadocumentoran
email.
1 RightclickonagraphandselectSaveAs.TheSavedialogboxappears.
2 SelectalocationtosavetheimageandenteranamefortheimageintheFilenamefield.
3 ClickSavetosavethegraph.
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Print a Graph
Printthechartifyouwantapapercopy.
1 RightclickonagraphandselectPrint.ThePageSetupdialogboxappears.
2 SelectthepapersizetoprinttofromtheSizedropdownmenu.
3 SelecttheLandscaperadiobuttontoallowtheentirebarcharttoprint.
4 ClickOK.ThePrintdialogboxappears.
5 SelecttheprintertousefromtheNamedropdownmenu.
6 ClickOK.Thegraphisprintedtotheselectedprinter.
Using the Current Alerts Plugin
TheCurrentAlertsplugindisplaysatablethatlistsalertsforaStorageCenterand
associatedstorageobjects.
UsethisplugintomonitorandacknowledgeStorageCenteralerts.
See Also
ViewingStorageCenterAlertsonpage 346
Acknowledge an Alert
AlertscanbeacknowledgedtoindicatetotheStorageCenterthatyouhavereadthealert
messageandareawareoftheproblem.UnacknowledgedalertsdisplaysastatusofNoin
theAcknowledgefield.
1 Selecttheunacknowledgedalert(s)toacknowledge.
2 Rightclicktheselectedalert(s)andselectAcknowledge.TheAcknowledgeAlert
dialogboxappears.
3 ClickOKtoacknowledgetheselectedalert(s).
TheAcknowledgedstatusoftheselectedalert(s)changestoYes.
Update the List of Alerts
ClickRefresh toupdatethelistofalerts.
Note: TheAcknowledgeoptiondoesnotappearifoneoftheselectedalertsis
alreadyacknowledged.
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Using the Replication Validation Plugin
TheReplicationValidationplugindisplaysatablethatlistsreplicationsand
correspondingstatuses.Usethisplugintomonitorthestatusofreplicationsfromthe
currentStorageCentertoadestinationStorageCenter.
See Also
SavingandValidatingRestorePointsonpage 263
TestingDisasterRecovery
ActivatingDisasterRecovery
Using the Top 10 Fastest Growing Volumes Plugin
TheTop10FastestGrowingVolumesplugindisplaysatablethatliststhevolumesona
StorageCenterthataregrowingatthefastestrate.Usethisplugintomonitorthegrowth
ofthetenfastestgrowingvolumesaStorageCenter.
See Also
ReplicatingSingleVolumesonpage 237
ModifyingVolumesonpage 41
Using the Current Threshold Alerts Plugin
TheCurrentThresholdAlertsplugindisplaysatablethatlistsactivethresholdalertsfor
aStorageCenterandassociatedstorageobjects.Usethisplugintomonitorcurrent
thresholdalertsforaStorageCenter.
See Also
ViewingandDeletingThresholdAlertsonpage 302
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Display the Threshold Definition for an Alert
Ifyouwanttoviewthethresholddefinitionthatgeneratedanalertindetail,youcangoto
thedefinitiondirectlyfromthealert.
1 Selectthealertforwhichyouwanttodisplaythethresholddefinition.
2 RightclickthealertandselectGotoDefinition,ordoubleclickthealert.
ThethresholddefinitionoftheselectedalertisdisplayedontheDefinitionstabofthe
ThresholdAlertsview.SeeConfiguringThresholdDefinitionsonpage 293.
Update the List of Threshold Alerts
ClickRefresh toupdatethelistofalerts.
Viewing Detailed Storage Usage Information
DetailedstorageusageinformationisavailableforeachStorageTypethatisconfiguredfor
aStorageCenter.
View Storage Usage by Tier and RAID Type
StorageusagebytierandRAIDtypeisdisplayedforeachStorageType.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterfolderyouwanttomodify.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,expandStorageType,thenselecttheindividual
storagetypeyouwanttoexamine.
5 ClicktheSummarysubtabtoviewstorageusagebytierandRAIDtype.
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View Storage Usage by Volumes
StorageusagebyvolumeisdisplayedforeachStorageType.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterfolderyouwanttomodify.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,expandStorageType,thenselecttheindividual
storagetypeyouwanttoexamine.
5 ClicktheVolumessubtabtoviewstorageusagebyvolume.
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View Historical Storage Usage
AllocatedspaceandusedspaceovertimeisdisplayedforeachStorageType.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterfolderyouwanttomodify.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,expandStorageType,thenselecttheindividual
storagetypeyouwanttoexamine.
5 ClicktheHistoricalUsagesubtabtoviewallocatedspaceandusedspaceovertime.
6 (Optional)ChangethetimespanofthegraphbyclickingLastWeek,LastMonth,Last
Year,orCustom.
View a Data Progression Pressure Report
Foreachstoragetype,thedataprogressionpressurereportdisplayshowspaceisallocated,
consumed,andscheduledtomoveacrossdifferentRAIDtypesandstoragetiers.Usethe
DataProgressionPressureReporttomakedecisionsaboutthetypesofdiskstoaddtoa
StorageCenter.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterfolderyouwanttomodify.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,expandStorageType,thenselecttheindividual
storagetypeyouwanttoexamine.
5 ClickthePressureReportsubtabtoviewthedataprogressionpressurereport.By
default,themostrecentdatagatheredfromtheStorageCenterisdisplayed.
6 (Optional)Toviewapreviouslygenerateddataprogressionreport,selectareportfrom
thedropdownmenu.Reportsareidentifiedbythedateandtimeatwhichtheywere
generated.
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Thedataprogressionpressurereportdisplaysthefollowinginformationforeachtier.
Pressure Report Column Description
RAIDLevel Levelinthetier.
DiskTrack TypeoftrackmaybeFastorStandard.
Chart Barchartdisplayingallocatedspaceandspaceconsumed.
DiskAllocated Spacereservedforvolumes.
DiskUsed Fromtheamountallocated,theamountthatisinusebyvolumes.
MovingUp InthenextDataProgressioncycle,theamountthatwillbemoved
up.Indicatedinthebarchartbyagreenbaranduparrow.
MovingDown Inthenextdataprogressioncycle,theamountthatwillbemoved
down.Indicatedinthebarchartbyanorangebarandadown
arrow.
VolumeAllocated AmountofspacepresentedfortheusebyvolumesafterRAIDis
applied.
VolumeUsed AmountofspaceusedbyvolumesafterRAIDisapplied.
SavedasRAID10 AmountofspacesavedbymovinglessaccesseddatatoRAID5
ratherthanusingRAID10foralldata.
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Viewing Historical IO Performance
TheIOUsagetabisusedtoviewandmonitorhistoricalIOperformancestatisticsfora
StorageCenterandassociatedstorageobjects.TheComparisonViewontheIOUsagetab
isusedtodisplayandcomparehistoricalIOusagedatafrommultiplestorageobjects.
Using the IO Usage Tab
UsetheIOUsagetabtoviewhistoricalIOusagedataforaStorageCenterorassociated
storageobject,andtocompareIOusagedatafrommultiplestorageobjects.
View Historical IO Usage Data for a Storage Center
SelectaStorageCenterontheIOUsagetabtoviewhistoricalIOusagedata.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheIOUsagetab.
4 SelectaStorageCenterobjectfromtheIOUsagenavigationpane.
TheIOChartstabdisplaysachartthatshowsthehistoricalIOusagedataoftheStorage
Center.
5 TorefreshthedisplayedIOusagedata,clickRefresh ontheIOUsagenavigation
pane.
View Historical IO Usage Data for a Storage Object
SelectaspecificobjectintheIOUsagetabnavigationpanetoviewhistoricalIOusagedata
fortheobject.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheIOUsagetab.
4 SelectastorageobjectfromtheIOUsagenavigationpane.
5 DependingonthetypeofstorageobjectsselectedinStep 4,oneorbothofthefollowing
tabsappear:
IOCharts:DisplayschartsthatshowshistoricalIOusagedata.
IfaStorageCenterisselected,theIOChartstabdisplaysIOusagedataforthe
frontendandbackendconnectionsoftheStorageCenter.
Ifastorageobjectisselectedthathasotherstorageobjectsassignedtoit,theIO
ChartstabdisplayscalculatedaveragesoftheIOusagedataforalloftheobjects
assignedtotheselectedstorageobject.
Ifastorageobjectisselectedthatdoesnothavestorageobjectsassignedtoit,the
IOChartstabdisplaystheIOusagedataoftheselectedstorageobject.
MostActiveReport:Displaysatablethatshowstheminimum,maximum,average,
andstandarddeviationvaluesofthehistoricalIOusagedata.
TheMostActiveReporttabisdisplayedonlyiftheselectedstorageobjectisoneof
thefollowingcontainerobjects:
Volumesoravolumefolder
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Serversoraserverfolder
RemoteStorageCenters
Disksordiskspeedfolder
6 TorefreshthedisplayedIOusagedata,clickRefresh ontheIOUsagenavigation
pane.
Change the Period of Data to Display on the IO Usage Tab
Youcandisplaydataforthelastday,last3days,last5days,lastweek,lastmonth,ora
customtimeperiod.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheIOUsagetab.
4 ClickoneofthefollowingbuttonstochangetheperiodofIOusagedatatodisplay:
LastDay:Displaysthepast24hoursofIOusagedata.
Last3Days:Displaysthepast72hoursofIOusagedata.
Last5Days:Displaysthepast120hoursofIOusagedata.
LastWeek:Displaysthepast168hoursofIOusagedata.
LastMonth:DisplaysIOusagedataforthepastmonth.
Custom:Displaysoptionsthatallowyoutospecifythestarttimeandtheendtime
oftheIOusagedatatodisplay.
5 IfyouclickedCustom,performthefollowingtaskstospecifythestarttimeandend
timeoftheIOusagedatatodisplay.
Tospecifythestarttime:
a SelectOtherfromtheStartTimedropdownmenu.
b Selectthestartdateofthetimeperiodtodisplayfromthedatedropdownmenu
calendar.
c Specifythestarttimeofthetimeperiodinthetimefield.
Tosetthestarttimetothebeginningoftheday,selecttheStartofDaycheckbox.
d ClickUpdatetodisplayIOusagedatausingthespecifiedstarttime.
Tospecifytheendtime:
a CleartheUseCurrentcheckbox.
b Selectthestopdateofthetimeperiodtodisplayfromthedatedropdownmenu
calendar.
c Specifythestoptimeofthetimeperiodinthetimefield.
Tosetthestoptimetotheendoftheday,selecttheEndofDaycheckbox.
d ClickUpdatetodisplayIOusagedatausingthespecifiedendtime.
Display the Comparison View
UsetheComparisonViewtocomparehistoricalIOusageforstorageobjects.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClickIOUsagetab.
4 ClickSelectView ontheIOUsagenavigationpane.
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5 SelectComparisonViewfromthedropdownmenu.
TheoptionsontheIOUsagenavigationpanearereplacedwithComparisonView
options.
6 SelectthecheckboxesofthestorageobjectstocomparefromtheIOUsagenavigation
pane.
7 ClickUpdate.
TheTotalIO/SecandTotalMB/SecchartsappearbydefaultanddisplaythetotalIO
usageforwritesandreads,inIO/secandMB/Sec,fortheselectedstorageobjects.
8 Selectthecheckboxesofadditionalchartstodisplay:
WriteIO/Sec:Displayswrites,inIO/sec,fortheselectedstorageobjectsinasingle
chart.
ReadIO/Sec:Displaysreads,inIO/sec,fortheselectedstorageobjectsinasingle
chart.
WriteMB/Sec:Displayswrites,inMB/sec,fortheselectedstorageobjectsinasingle
chart.
ReadMB/Sec:Displaysreads,inMB/sec,fortheselectedstorageobjectsinasingle
chart.
ReadLatency:Displaysreadlatencies,inms,fortheselectedstorageobjectsina
singlechart.
WriteLatency:Displayswritelatencies,inms,fortheselectedstorageobjectsina
singlechart.
XferLatency:Displaydatatransferlatencies,inms,fortheselectedserversor
remoteStorageCentersinasinglechart.
AvgIOSize:DisplaysaverageIOsizesfortheselectedstorageobjectsinasingle
chart.
IOPending:DisplayspendingIOsfortheselectedstorageobjectsinasinglechart.
9 ClickUpdate.
Note: TheComparisonViewcannotcomparemorethan10objectsatonetime.
Note: Thechartsthatbecandisplayeddependonthestorageobjectsthatwere
selectedinStep 6.
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Viewing Current IO Performance
TheChartingtabisusedtoviewandmonitorcurrentIOperformancestatisticsfora
StorageCenterandassociatedstorageobjects.TheComparisonViewontheChartingtab
isusedtodisplayandcompareIOusagedatafrommultiplestorageobjects.
Using the Charting Tab
UsetheChartingtabtoviewcurrentIOusagedataforaStorageCenterorassociated
storageobjectandcompareIOusagedataformultiplestorageobjects.
View Current IO Usage Data for a Storage Center
SelectaStorageCenterontheChartingtabtoviewcurrentIOusagedata.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheChartingtab.
4 SelecttheStorageCenterfromtheChartingnavigationpane.
TheIOChartstabdisplaysachartthatshowstheIOusagedatafortheStorageCenter.
5 TorefreshtheIOusagedata,clickRefresh ontheChartingnavigationpane.
6 TostopcollectingIOusagedatafromtheStorageCenter,clicktheStopbutton.To
resumecollectingIOusagedata,clicktheStartbutton.
View Current IO Usage Data for a Storage Object
SelectaspecificobjectintheChartingtabnavigationpanetoviewcurrentIOusagedata
fortheobject.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheChartingtab.
4 SelectastorageobjectfromthefromtheChartingnavigationpane.
5 DependingonthetypeofstorageobjectsselectedinStep 4,oneorbothofthefollowing
tabsappear:
IOCharts:DisplayschartsthatshowsIOusagedata.
IfaStorageCenterisselected,theIOChartstabdisplaysIOusagedataforthe
frontendandbackendconnectionsoftheStorageCenter.
Ifastorageobjectisselectedthathasotherstorageobjectsassignedtoit,theIO
ChartstabdisplayscalculatedaveragesoftheIOusagedataforalloftheobjects
assignedtotheselectedstorageobject.
Ifastorageobjectisselectedthatdoesnothavestorageobjectsassignedtoit,the
IOChartstabdisplaystheIOusagedataoftheselectedstorageobject.
MostActiveReport:Displaysatablethatshowstheminimum,maximum,average,
andstandarddeviationvaluesoftheIOusagedata,whichtheEnterpriseManager
collectsevery5minutesbydefault.
TheMostActiveReporttabisdisplayedonlyiftheselectedstorageobjectisoneof
thefollowingcontainerobjects:
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Volumesoravolumefolder
Serversoraserverfolder
RemoteStorageCenters
Disksordiskspeedfolder
6 TorefreshtheIOusagedata,clickRefresh ontheChartingnavigationpane.
7 TostopcollectingIOusagedatafromtheStorageCenter,clicktheStopbutton.To
resumecollectingIOusagedata,clicktheStartbutton.
Change the Period of Data to Display on the Charting Tab
Youcandisplaydataforthelast5minutes,last15minutes,last30minutes,orlasthour.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheChartingtab.
4 SelecttheperiodoftheIOusagedatatodisplayontheChartingtabfromtheShowLast
dropdownmenu.
5Minutes:Displaysthepast5minutesofIOusagedata.
15Minutes:Displaysthepast15minutesofIOusagedata.
30Minutes:Displaysthepast30minutesofIOusagedata.
1Hour:Displaysthepast60minutesofIOusagedata.
Display the Comparison View on the Charting tab
UsetheComparisonViewtocomparecurrentIOusageforstorageobjects.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClickChartingtab.
4 ClickSelectView ontheChartingnavigationpane.
5 SelectComparisonViewfromthedropdownmenu.
TheoptionsontheChartingnavigationpanearereplacedwithComparisonView
options.
6 SelectthecheckboxesofthestorageobjectstocomparefromtheChartingnavigation
pane.
7 ClickUpdate.
TheTotalIO/SecandTotalMB/SecchartsappearbydefaultanddisplaythetotalIO
usageforwritesandreads,inIO/secandMB/Sec,fortheselectedstorageobjects.
8 Selectthecheckboxesofadditionalchartstodisplay:
WriteIO/Sec:Displayswrites,inIO/sec,fortheselectedstorageobjectsinasingle
chart.
Note: TheComparisonViewcannotcomparemorethan10objectsatonetime.
Note: Thechartsthatbecandisplayeddependonthestorageobjectsthatwere
selectedinStep 6.
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ReadIO/Sec:Displaysreads,inIO/sec,fortheselectedstorageobjectsinasingle
chart.
WriteMB/Sec:Displayswrites,inMB/sec,fortheselectedstorageobjectsinasingle
chart.
ReadMB/Sec:Displaysreads,inMB/sec,fortheselectedstorageobjectsinasingle
chart.
ReadLatency:Displaysreadlatencies,inms,fortheselectedstorageobjectsina
singlechart.
WriteLatency:Displayswritelatencies,inms,fortheselectedstorageobjectsina
singlechart.
XferLatency:Displaydatatransferlatencies,inms,fortheselectedserversor
remoteStorageCentersinasinglechart.
AvgIOSize:DisplaysaverageIOsizesfortheselectedstorageobjectsinasingle
chart.
IOPending:DisplayspendingIOsfortheselectedstorageobjectsinasinglechart.
9 ClickUpdate.
Configuring Chart Options
UserSettingsaffectthechartsontheSummary,IOUsage,andChartingtabs,andtheChart
SettingsaffectthechartsontheIOUsageandChartingtabs.
ConfiguringUserSettingsforChartsonpage 129
ConfiguringChartSettingsonpage 130
Configuring User Settings for Charts
ModifytheUserSettingsforyouruseraccounttodisplayalertsonthechartsandchange
thechartcolors.
Display Alerts on Charts
Youcanconfigurechartstodisplaytherelationshipsbetweenthereporteddataandthe
configuredthresholdalertsandStorageCenteralerts.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheEdit
UserSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 IntheChartingOptionsareaoftheGeneraltab,selectthecheckbox(es)ofthealert(s)
todisplayoncharts:
Showthresholdalertlevelsoncharts:DisplaysahorizontallineparalleltotheX
axisthatshowstherelationshipbetweenthereporteddataandthethresholdlevel.
Thedefaultistohidethresholdalerts.
ShowStorageCenteralertsoncharts:DisplaysaverticallineparalleltotheYaxis
thatshowstherelationshipbetweenthereporteddataandStorageCenteralerts.The
defaultistohideStorageCenteralerts.
3 ClickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Customize Chart Colors
Youcanchoosethebackgroundcolor,gridlinecolor,andcrosshaircolorforcharts.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheEdit
UserSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClickontheGeneraltab.ThefollowingcolorsaredisplayedintheChartingOptions
area:
BackgroundColor:Colorofthebackgroundbehindthechart.
GridlineColor:Colorofthegridlinesinthechart.
CrosshairColor:Colorofthecrosshairsinthechart.
3 Tocustomizeacolor,clicktheChangelinklocatedtotherightofthecurrentcolor
swatch.TheSelectColordialogboxappears.
Toselectacolorfromalistofcolorswatches,clicktheSwatchestab,andclickona
colortoselectit.
ToselectacolorbasedonanHSBvalue,clicktheHSBtab,thenentertheHSBvalue
byspecifyinghue(H),saturation(S),andbrightness(B)values.
ToselectacolorbasedonanRGBvalue,clicktheRGBtab,thenentertheRGBvalue
byspecifyingred(R),green(G),andblue(B)values.
4 ClickOKtoclosetheSelectColordialogbox.
5 ClickOK.Thecustomizedcolorsettingswillappearthenexttimeachartisupdated.
Display Data Point Sliders on Charts
Chartslidersdisplayspecificdataforaselecteddatapoint.Whenchartslidersareenabled,
atabledisplaysthespecificdatavaluesfortheselecteddatapoint.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheEdit
UserSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClickontheGeneraltab.
3 UnderChartingOptions,selecttheShowslidersonchartscheckbox.
4 ClickOK.
Configuring Chart Settings
ThechartconfigurationoptionsincludedisplayingthresholdandStorageCenteralertson
chartsandchangingthecolorsofcharts.
Combine Usage Data into One Chart
YoucancombineIOusagedataintoasinglechartwithmultipleYaxes.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheIOUsageorChartingtab.
4 SelecttheCombineChartscheckboxtocombinetheIOusagedataintoasinglechart
withmultipleYaxes.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Scale Usage Data in a Chart
YoucanchangethescaleforMB/Sec,IO/Sec,andLatency.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheIOUsageorChartingtab.
4 Selectthecheckboxoftheusagemetrictoscale.
ToscaletheMB/Secmetric,selecttheSetMB/SecScalecheckbox.
ToscaletheIO/Secmetric,selecttheSetIO/SecScalecheckbox.
Toscalethelatencymetric,selecttheSetLatencyScalecheckbox.
5 EnteravalueintheselectedusagemetricfieldtoscaletheYaxis.
6 PressEnter.ThedatainthechartscalestofitthenewYaxis.
Select the Usage Data to Display in a Chart
Youcanshoworhideusagedataforachart.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheIOUsageorChartingtab.
4 SelectaStorageCenterorstorageobjectfromtheIOUsageorChartingnavigation
pane.
5 Selectthecheckboxesoftheusagemetricstodisplayinthechartandclearthecheck
boxesoftheusagemetricstonotdisplayinthechart.

Configure the Storage Center Data Gathering Schedule
YoucanconfiguretheintervalsatwhichEnterpriseManagergathersIOUsage,Replication
Usage,andStorageUsagedatafrommanagedStorageCenters.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.
TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheSchedulestab.
3 Configurethedatacollectionschedules,intheStorageCenterReportGathering
Settingsarea,byperformingthefollowingsteps:
TochangehowoftenIOusagedataiscollected,selectadifferentperiodoftimefrom
theIOUsagedropdownmenu.
Tochangehowoftenreplicationusagedataiscollected,selectadifferentperiodof
timefromtheReplicationUsagedropdownmenu.
Tochangehowoftenstorageusagedataiscollected,selectadifferentperiodoftime
fromtheStorageUsagedropdownmenu.
IfDailyisselectedfromtheStorageUsagedropdownmenu,thetimeoftheday
thatstorageusagedataiscollectedcanbeselectedfromtheStorageUsageTime
dropdownmenu.
4 ClickOK.
Note: Reducingthenumberofusagemetricstodisplayreducesthetimerequired
toupdatetheIOCharttab.
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Exporting Usage Data
YoucanexportStorageUsageandIOUsagedatatoCSV,Text,Excel,HTML,XML,orPDF.
Export Storage Usage Data
YoucanexportstorageusagedataforStorageCenters,volumes,andservers.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterfromtheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 ClickSaveStorageUsageData ontheStoragenavigationpane.
TheSaveStorageUsageDatadialogboxappears.
5 Specifythestorageusagedatatoexportbyselectingorclearingthecheckboxesinthe
StorageCenterStorageUsage,VolumeStorageUsage,andServerStorageUsage
areasofthedialogbox.
Bydefault,allofthestorageusagedataisselectedtobeexported.
6 Specifyhowtodisplaythesizedataintheoutputbyselectingoneofthefollowingradio
buttons:
Savesizedataastext(easyforreading):Displayssizedatausingtheunitsthatare
themostappropriateforthedisplayedvalues.Forexample,2097152megabytesis
displayedas2TB.
SavesizedataasMB(easyforsorting):Displayssizedatainmegabytes,withouta
unitofmeasurelabel.Forexample,2TBisdisplayedas2097152(megabytes).
7 Selectafiletypefortheoutput:CSV(.csv),Text(.txt),Excel(.xls),HTML(.htm),XML
(.xml),orPDF(.pdf).
8 ClickBrowsetospecifythefilenameandlocationtosavethefile.
9 ClickOK.
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Export IO Usage Data
YoucanexportIOusagedataforthemostactivevolumes,servers.anddisks.Youcanalso
exportIOusagedataforStorageCenters,volumes,servers,disks,controllers,andstorage
profiles.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 ClicktheIOUsageorChartingtab.
3 ClickSaveIOUsageData ontheIOUsageorChartingnavigationpane.
TheSaveIOUsageDatadialogboxappears.
4 SpecifythetypeofIOusagedatatoexportbyselectingoneofthefollowingradio
buttons:
SaveMostActiveReportIOUsageInformation
SaveChartIOUsageInformation
5 IfyouselectedtheSaveMostActiveReportIOUsageInformationradiobutton,
selectthecheckboxesoftheIOusagedatatoexport:
VolumeMostActive:ExportsIOusagedataforthevolumes.
ServerMostActive:ExportsIOusagedatafortheservers.
DiskMostActive:ExportsIOusagedataforthedisks.
RemoteStorageCenterIOUsage:ExportsIOusagedataforremoteStorage
Centers.
6 IfyouselectedtheSaveChartIOUsageInformationradiobutton:
a SelectthestorageobjectfromwhichtoexportIOusagedatafromtheSelectObject
Typedropdownmenu.
b IfyouselectedanobjectotherthanaStorageCenter,selectthecheckboxesofthe
storageobjectsfromwhichyouwanttoexportIOusagedata.
Toselectallofthestorageobjects,clickSelectAll.
Todeselectallofthestorageobjects,clickUnselectAll.
7 Selectafiletypefortheoutput:CSV(.csv),Text(.txt),Excel(.xls),HTML(.htm),XML
(.xml),orPDF(.pdf).
8 ClickBrowsetospecifythefilenameandlocationtosavethefile.
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9 ClickOK.
Monitoring Storage Center Hardware
UsetheHardwaretaboftheStorageviewtomonitorStorageCenterhardware.
MonitoringaStorageCenterControlleronpage 134
MonitoringaStorageCenterDiskEnclosureonpage 136
MonitoringSSDEnduranceonpage 137
ViewingUPSStatusonpage 139
See Also
ManagingDiskEnclosuresonpage 102
ShuttingDownandRestartingaStorageCenteronpage 104
Monitoring a Storage Center Controller
TheHardwaretabdisplaysstatusinformationforthecontroller(s)inaStorageCenter.
View Summary Information for All Controllers in a Storage Center
TheControllersnodeontheHardwaretabdisplayssummaryinformationforall
controllersinaStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectControllers.
3 Usethetabsintherightpanetoviewsummaryinformationforthecontrollersand
controllercomponents.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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View Summary Information for a Controller
ThecontrollernodeontheHardwaretabdisplayssummaryinformationforthecontroller,
includingname,version,status,andnetworksettings.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectthecontroller.Therightpanedisplays
summaryinformation.
View IO Card Information and Status for a Controller
ThecontrollernodeontheHardwaretabdisplayssummaryandstatusinformationforall
FibreChannel,iSCSI,andSASIOcardsinstalledinthecontroller.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,expandtheControllersnode,expandthenode
foraspecificcontroller,thenselectIOCards.Therightpanedisplayssummary
informationforallIOcardtypespresentinthecontroller.
3 Toviewmoredetailedinformationforaparticularprotocol,selectFibreChannel,
iSCSI,orSASintheHardwaretabnavigationpane.
View Fan Status for a Controller
TheFanSensorsnodeontheHardwaretabdisplayssummaryandstatusinformationfor
fansinthecontroller.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,expandtheControllersnode,expandthenode
foraspecificcontroller,thenclickFanSensors.Therightpanedisplayssummary
informationforthefansinthecontroller.
View Power Supply Status for a Controller
ThePowerSupplynodeontheHardwaretabdisplayssummaryandstatusinformation
forpowersuppliesinthecontroller.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,expandtheControllersnode,expandthenode
foraspecificcontroller,thenclickPowerSupply.Therightpanedisplayssummary
informationforthepowersuppliesinthecontroller.
View Temperature Information for a Controller
TheTemperatureSensornodeontheHardwaretabdisplayssummaryandstatus
informationfortemperaturesensorsinthecontroller.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,expandtheControllersnode,expandthenode
foraspecificcontroller,thenclickTemperatureSensor.Therightpanedisplays
summaryandstatusinformationfortemperaturesensorsinthecontroller.
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View Voltage Sensor Status for a Controller
TheVoltageSensornodeontheHardwaretabdisplaysstatusinformationforvoltage
sensorsinthecontroller.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,expandtheControllersnode,expandthenode
foraspecificcontroller,thenclickVoltageSensor.Therightpanedisplaysstatus
informationforvoltagesensorsinthecontroller.
View Cache Card Status for a Controller
TheCacheCardnodeontheHardwaretabdisplaysstatusinformationforthecachecard
inthecontroller.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,expandtheControllersnode,expandthenode
foraspecificcontroller,thenclickCacheCard.Therightpanedisplaysstatus
informationforcachecardinthecontroller.
Monitoring a Storage Center Disk Enclosure
TheHardwaretabdisplaysstatusinformationforthediskenclosure(s)inaStorageCenter.
View Summary Information for All Enclosures in a Storage Center
TheEnclosuresnodeontheHardwaretabdisplayssummaryinformationforalldisk
enclosuresinaStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectEnclosures.
3 Usethetabsintherightpanetoviewsummaryinformationfortheenclosuresand
enclosurecomponents.
View Summary Information for an Enclosure
TheenclosurenodeontheHardwaretabdisplayssummaryinformationfortheenclosure.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selecttheenclosure.Therightpanedisplays
summaryinformation.
View Alarm Status for an Enclosure
TheAudibleAlarmsnodeontheHardwaretabdisplaysalarmstatusfortheenclosure.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectAudibleAlarms.Therightpanedisplays
summaryinformation.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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View Cooling Fan Status for an Enclosure
TheCoolingFanSensorsnodeontheHardwaretabdisplayscoolingfanstatusforthe
enclosure.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectCoolingFanSensors.Therightpane
displayssummaryinformation.
View IO Module Status for an Enclosure
TheI/OModulesnodeontheHardwaretabdisplaysIOmodulestatusfortheenclosure.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectI/OModules.Therightpanedisplays
summaryinformation.
View Power Supply Status for an Enclosure
ThePowerSuppliesnodeontheHardwaretabdisplayspowersupplystatusforthe
enclosure.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectPowerSupplies.Therightpanedisplays
summaryinformation.
View Temperatures for an Enclosure
TheTemperatureSensornodeontheHardwaretabdisplaystemperaturesforthe
enclosure.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectTemperatureSensorundertheenclosure.
Therightpanedisplayssummaryinformation.
View Disk Status for an Enclosure
TheDisksnodeontheHardwaretabdisplaysthedisksinstalledintheenclosure.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectDisks.Therightpanedisplayssummary
information.
3 Toviewsummaryinformationforaparticulardisk,selectthediskinthetable.
SummaryinformationfortheselecteddiskisdisplayedontheSummarytab.
Monitoring SSD Endurance
ThelifespanofaSolidStateDrive(SSD)isdeterminedbyhowmuchdataiswrittentoit.
TheendurancelevelforanSSDisdisplayedasapercentagethatindicatestheamountof
wearliferemaining.SomeSSDstrackandreportendurancestatusandsomedonot.
Afreshdrivestartswithanendurancelevelof100%,andtheenduranceleveldecreasesas
dataiswrittentothedrive.AStorageCentertriggersanalertwhenitdeterminesthatan
SSDwillreachitsendurancelimitwithin120days.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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View Current Endurance and Endurance History for an SSD
ThecurrentendurancelevelforanSSDisdisplayedasapercentage.Theendurancelevel
foranSSDisalsorecordedovertimeandcanbedisplayedinagraph.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheStoragetab.
2 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheSSD.
3 ViewenduranceinformationfortheSSD.
ToviewthecurrentendurancelevelfortheSSD,seetheEndurancevaluedisplayed
intherightpane.
ToviewendurancehistoryinformationfortheSSD,clicktheEnduranceHistory
subtab.
View the Current Endurance Level for All SSDs in a Disk Folder
IfadiskfoldercontainsSSDs,thesummarytabledisplaysthepercentageofwearlife
remainingforeachSSDandacorrespondingendurancechart.
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheStoragetab.
2 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthediskfolder.
3 OntheDiskssubtab,locatetheEnduranceandEnduranceChartcolumnsinthetable.
TheEnduranceChartcolumnshowsaweargaugethatindicatestheamountofwear
liferemainingandwhenanalertwillbesent.Thegaugeindicatorsare:
Red:Failzonecalculatedfromdiskdatathatestimateswhen120daysremaininthe
lifeofthedisk.Analertissentwhenthewearlifemovesfromthegreenzonetothe
redzone.
Green:Safeoperatingzone.
BlackTickMark:CurrentEndurancelevel,inwhichthefarrightpositionindicates
100%endurance(newdisk,nowear)andthefarleftpositionindicates0%(endof
life).ThisisalsoshownastheEndurancepercentageintheEndurancecolumn.
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Viewing UPS Status
AUPSprovidespowerredundancytoaStorageCenterwiththeuseofabackupbattery.
IfthepowertoaStorageCenteriscutoff,theUPSimmediatelyswitchesovertothebattery
givingaStorageCenteradministratortimetoproperlypowerdowntheStorageCenteror
fixthepowerissue.WhentheUPSswitchestothebattery,itsendsanonbatterymessage
totheStorageCenter.TheStorageCenterregistersthebatterymessageasanalert,turnsoff
writecache,andflushesthecachetodisk.TheStorageCentercontinuestooperateinthis
wayuntilitshutsdownortheUPSsendsanonlinemessageallowingtheittoreturnto
normaloperations.
View Summary Information for All UPS Units that Serve the Storage Center
TheUPSnodeontheHardwaretabdisplayssummaryinformationfortheUPSunitsthat
providebackuppowerfortheStorageCenter.
Prerequisites
OneormoreUPSunitsmusthavebeenconfiguredfortheStorageCenterfromtheSystem
Manager.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,selectUPS.Therightpanedisplayssummary
information.
View Summary Information for a UPS Unit that Serves the Storage Center
TheHardwaretabdisplayssummaryinformationfortheUPSunitsthatprovidebackup
powerfortheStorageCenter.
Prerequisites
OneormoreUPSunitsmusthavebeenconfiguredfortheStorageCenterfromtheSystem
Manager.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview,thenclicktheHardwaretab.
2 IntheHardwaretabnavigationpane,undertheUPSnode,selectthenameofaUPS
unit.Therightpanedisplayssummaryinformation.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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6 SMI-S
TheStorageManagementInitiativeSpecification(SMIS)isastandardinterface
specificationdevelopedbytheStorageNetworkingIndustryAssociation(SNIA).Basedon
theCommonInformationModel(CIM)andWebBasedEnterpriseManagement(WBEM)
standards,SMISdefinescommonprotocolsanddatamodelsthatenableinteroperability
betweenstoragevendorsoftwareandhardware.
Contents
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SettingUpSMIS ........................................................... 142
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Dell Compellent SMI-S Provider
TheDellCompellentSMISProviderisincludedwiththeEnterpriseManagerData
Collector.YoucanconfigureSMISduringinitialDataCollectorinstallationorpost
installationbymodifyingtheDataCollectorManagerproperties.WhenSMISisenabled
andconfigured,theDataCollectorautomaticallyinstallsandmanagestheDellCompellent
SMISProvider;noadditionalinstallationisrequired.
Supported Management Solutions
EnterpriseManagerSMISiscompatiblewiththefollowingcombinationsofMicrosoft
SystemCenterVirtualMachineManager(SCVMM)2012andMicrosoftServerversions.
SCVMM2012runningonWindowsServer2008R2
SCVMM2012SP1runningonWindowsServer2012(requiresHTTPS)
Note: EnterpriseManagerSMISintegrationhasbeentestedonlywithMicrosoft
SystemCenterVirtualMachineManager(SCVMM)2012.AlthoughSMIS
integrationmayworkwithotherstoragemanagementsolutions,integrationwith
othersolutionshasnotbeentestedandisnotofficiallysupported.
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Supported SMI-S 1.5 Profiles
AnSMISprofiledescribesthemanagementinterfacesforastoragesubsystem.
TheDellCompellentSMISproviderpackagedwithEnterpriseManagersupportsthe
followingSMIS1.5profiles:
SMI-S User Account Requirements
WhenSMISisenabled,atleastoneSMISuseraccountmustbeaddedtotheDell
CompellentSMISProvider.
EachSMISuseraccountmustmatch:
ThenameandpasswordofanEnterpriseManageruser.
ThenameofalocalWindowsadministratoruser.Thepasswordsdonotneedtomatch.
AWindowsPowerShellscriptthatmanagesSMISuseraccountsisinstalledwiththeData
Collector.Thisscriptguidesyouthroughtheprocessofcreatingauserthatmeetsthese
requirements.
Setting Up SMI-S
TosetupSMIS,enableSMISfortheDataCollector,thenaddtherequiredSMISuser.If
youareusingHTTPS,anadditionaltaskmustbeperformedtoassociatetheSSLcertificate
withtheSMISuser.HTTPSisrequiredforSCVMM2012SP1onWindowsServer2012.
CompletethefollowingtaskstosetupSMIS:
1 VerifySMISPrerequisites
2 EnableSMISfortheDataCollector
3 AddauserforSMIS
4 (HTTPSonly)AssociatetheSSLCertificatewiththeSMISProviderUser
Verify SMI-S Prerequisites
BeforeyouconfigureSMIS,makesuretherequiredsoftwareisinstalledontheserverthat
hoststheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorandopentherequiredports.
1 MakesurethefollowingMicrosoftsoftwareisinstalled:
Microsoft.NETFramework3.5
WindowsPowerShell2.0orlater
AccessPoints iSCSITargetPorts
Array JobControl
BlockServices MaskingandMapping
BlockServerPerformance MultipleComputerSystem
CopyServices PhysicalPackage
DiskDriveLite ReplicationServices
ExtentComposition Server
FCTargetPorts Software
Health ThinProvisioning
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2 UseWindowsPowerShelltoopentherequiredports.
a StarttheWindowsPowerShellapplication.
b Runthefollowingcommandstoopentherequiredports:
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="CIM-XML" dir=in
protocol=TCP localport=5988-5989 action=allow
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="CIM-XML" dir=out
protocol=TCP localport=5990 action=allow
c IfyouconfiguredtheDataCollectortousetheSLPprotocol,runthefollowing
commandstoopentheSLPports:
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="SLP-udp" dir=in
protocol=UDP localport=427 action=allow
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="SLP-udp" dir=out
protocol=UDP localport=427 action=allow
3 MakesureLaunchSMISUserConfigurationScriptviaPowerShellappearsinthe
StartmenuorStartscreen.
4 (Conditional)Ifthescriptisnotinstalled,performthefollowingstepstoinstallit.
a StarttheCommandPromptapplication.
b Runtheappropriatecommandtochangedirectories:
cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Compellent Technologies\Compellent
Enterprise Manager\msaservice\SmisConfigCmdlets
c Runthefollowingcommandtoregisterthe32bitcmdset:
C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\InstallUtil.exe
Compellent.SMISConfiguration.CommandSet.dll
d Runthefollowingadditionalcommandtoregisterthe64bitcmdset:
C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\InstallUtil.exe
Compellent.SMISConfiguration.CommandSet.dll
5 (Conditional)Ifyouinstalledthescriptmanually,performthesestepstolaunchthe
script.
a UseExplorertobrowsetothefollowingfolder:
C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\CompellentTechnologies\CompellentEnterprise
Manager\msaservice\SmisConfigCmdlets
b RightclicktheConfigureEMSMISfile,thenselectRunwithPowerShell.
Enable SMI-S for the Data Collector
UsetheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorManagertoenableSMIS.
1 StarttheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorManagerapplication.TheEnterprise
ManagerLoginscreenappears.
2 EntertheusernameandpasswordofauserthathastheAdministratorprivilege,then
clickLOGIN.TheDataCollectorManagerwindowappearsanddisplaystheGeneral
Informationtab.
3 ClicktheSMIStab.
Note: IfyoumanuallyinstallthescriptitisnotavailableintheStartmenuor
Startscreen.
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4 EnableSMIS.
a SelecttheEnabledcheckbox.Whenenabled,theDataCollectorinstallsandstarts
theDellCompellentSMISProvider,whichrunsasaseparatetaskfromtheData
Collector.
b (Optional)ToforcetheDellCompellentSMISProvidertousetheServiceLocation
Protocol(SLP)tobroadcasttheavailabilityoftheserver,selecttheSLPEnabled
checkbox.Thisoptionisdisabledbydefault.
c IfyouareusingSCVMM2012SP1onWindowsServer2012,orifyouwanttouse
HTTPSwithSCVMM2012onWindowsServer2008R2,selecttheHTTPScheckbox.
d ClickApplyChanges.
5 ClickOKtoclosetheDataCollectorproperties.
Add a user for SMI-S
AddauserforSMIStoEnterpriseManager,thenUsetheSMISUserConfigurationScript
toaddamatchingusertotheDellCompellentSMISProvider.Thenameandpasswordof
bothaccountsmustmatch.
1 AddausertoEnterpriseManagerthathastheAdministratorprivilegeandhasa
passwordthatisnolongerthaneightcharacters.FormoreinformationseeManaging
LocalUserswiththeDataCollectorManager.
TheuserthatyouaddtotheDellCompellentSMISProvidermustmatchthisuser.
Toavoidconfusion,DellCompellentrecommendsnamingtheusersmis.
2 MakesuretheWindowsPowerShellexecutionpolicyallowsscriptstorun.
a StartWindowsPowerShell.
b Toviewthecurrentexecutionpolicy,runthecommandGet-ExecutionPolicy.
Note: WhentheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorstopsitalsostopsthe
DellCompellentSMISProvider,whichcantakesometimetocomplete.
MakesureyoustoptheDataCollectorandwaitfortheoperationtofinish
beforeupdatingoruninstallingit.
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c IftheexecutionpolicyiscurrentlysettoRestricted,runthecommand
Set-ExecutionPolicy AllSignedtoallowsignedscriptstorun.
Afteryouaredoneusingthescript,youcanchangetheexecutionpolicybackto
Restrictedifneeded.
3 StarttheLaunchSMISUserConfigurationScriptviaPowerShellapplication.
WindowsPowerShellappears.
4 (Conditional)IfPowerShellpromptsyoutorunthescript,pressRorA,thenpress
Enter.Thescriptrunsanddisplaysawelcomemessage.
5 AddauserthatmatchestheusernameandpasswordofanEnterpriseManageruser.
a PressUtomanageusers,thenpressEnter.TheManageUsersmenuappears.
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b PressAtoaddauser,thenpressEnter.ThePleasechooseanEMusermenuappears.
c TypethenumberthatcorrespondstotheEnterpriseManageruseryouadded,then
pressEnter.Apasswordpromptappears.
d TypeandconfirmthepasswordfortheEnterpriseManageruserthatyouselectedin
thepreviousstep.Afteryouconfirmthepassword,thescriptpromptsyoutocreate
amatchinglocalWindowsadministratoraccountifitdoesnotalreadyexist.
e PressOtocreateacorrespondinglocalWindowsuser,thenpressEnter.Thescript
promptsyouaboutthepasswordforthelocalWindowsuser.
Tousethesamepassword,pressY,thenpressEnter.
Tospecifyadifferentpassword,pressN,thenpressEnter.
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IfthelocalWindowsadministratoruserdoesnothaverightstologinasaservice,it
promptsyoutoaddthem.
f PressOtoallowthelocalWindowsadministratorusertologinasaservice,then
pressEnter.ThescriptpromptsyoutosetthePasswordNeverExpiresoptionforthe
localWindowsadministratoruser.
g ChoosewhetheryouwanttoallowthepasswordforthelocalWindows
administratorusertoexpire.
Topreventthepasswordfromexpiring,pressY,thenpressEnter.
Toallowthepasswordtoexpire,pressN,thenpressEnter.
Whentheusersetupiscomplete,thescriptdisplaysthetextUser added successfully
andreturnstotheMangeUsersmenu.
6 ToconfirmthattheuserhasbeenaddedattheManageUsersmenu,pressLtolistusers,
thenpressEnter.
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Associate the SSL Certificate with the SMI-S Provider User
IfyouconfiguredtheDataCollectortouseHTTPSforSMISconnections,usetheSMIS
UserConfigurationScripttoassociatetheDellCompellentSMISProviderSSLcertificate
withtheuseryoucreated.
1 StarttheLaunchSMISUserConfigurationScriptviaPowerShellapplication.
WindowsPowerShellappears.
2 (Conditional)IfPowerShellpromptsyoutorunthescript,pressRorA,thenpress
Enter.Thescriptrunsanddisplaysawelcomemessage.
3 AssociatetheDellCompellentSMISProviderSSLcertificatewiththeuseryoucreated.
a PressCtomanagecertificates,thenpressEnter.TheManageCertificatesmenu
appears.
b PressAtoaddtheSSLcertificatetothetruststore,thenPressEnter.Thescript
promptsyoutoselectanSMISprovideruserwithwhichtheSSLcertificatewillbe
associated.
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c TypethenumberthatcorrespondstotheSMISProvideruseryouadded,thenpress
Enter.
ThescriptassociatesthecertificatewiththeSMISProvideruseranddisplaysthetext
Certificate added successfullyandreturnstotheMangeCertificatesmenu.
4 Toconfirmthatthecertificatehasbeenassociatedwiththeappropriateuseratthe
ManageCertificatesmenu,pressLtolistusers,thenpressEnter.
Using the Dell Compellent SMI-S Provider with Microsoft
SCVMM 2012
CompletethefollowingtaskstoallowMicrosoftSystemCenterVirtualMachineManager
(SCVMM)2012todiscovertheDellCompellentSMISprovider:
1 Verifyprerequisites.
2 ReviewLimitationsforSCVMM2012.
3 (HTTPSonly)ModifytheSCVMM2012ManagementServerRegistrytoAllowHTTPS.
4 UseSCVMM2012toDiscovertheDellCompellentSMISProvider.
Verify pre-requisites
VerifythatthefollowingrequirementsaremetbeforeyoutouseMicrosoftSCVMM2012
todiscovertheDellCompellentSMISproviderandStorageCenters.
MicrosoftSCVMM2012serverandtheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectormustbe
installedonseparateservers,andbothserversmustbemembersofthesameActive
Directorydomain.
SMISmustbeenabledandconfiguredfortheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
TheStorageCentersyouwanttomanagewithSMISmustbeaddedtotheEnterprise
ManagerandmappedtotheSMISuser.
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Review Limitations for SCVMM 2012
ReviewthefollowinglimitationsbeforeyouuseMicrosoftSCVMM2012todiscoverthe
DellCompellentSMISproviderandStorageCenters.
Thin Provisioning
TheSCVMM2012consolelimitsthemaximumvolumesizeatcreationtimetotheavailable
capacityofthestoragepool.DellCompellentthinprovisioningdoesnothavethis
restriction.ThislimitationcanalsocausetheSCVMM2012consoletodisplayanerrorfor
AllocatedStorageifallocatedstorageexceedstheavailablephysicalstorage.
Tocreateavolumethatislargerthantheavailablestoragepool,usethePowerShellcmdlet
New-SCStorageLogicalUnitinsteadoftheSCVMM2012console.
Adding Server WWNs
IfaWWNisnotassociatedwithaStorageCenterserverobject,SMIScreatesonenew
serverobjectforeachavailableWWN.IfaserverhasmorethanoneWWN,SMIScreates
oneserverobjectforeachWWNinsteadofcreatingoneserverobjectwithmultipleWWNs.
IfaserverhasmorethanoneWWN,createtheserverobjectmanuallyinsteadofallowing
SMIStoautomaticallycreatetheobject(s).
Volume Names
SCVMM2012doesnotallowspacesorspecialcharacterssuchasunderscoresordashesin
volumenames.However,volumesthathavebeencreatedpriortodiscoverycaninclude
spacesintheirnames.
WhencreatingLUNsusingSCVMM2012,donotincludespacesinvolumenames.
Storage Center Controller Failover
IntheeventofaStorageCentercontrollerfailover,someoperationsmayappeartofailin
SCVMMduetotimeouts.Forinstance,ifcontrollerfailoveroccurswhencreatingavolume
inSCVMM,thevolumeiscreatedsuccessfullyontheStorageCenterbuttheoperation
appearstofailinSCVMM.
IntheeventofaStorageCentercontrollerfailover,refreshtheDellCompellentSMIS
ProviderinSCVMM.Refreshingtheproviderafterfailoverhelpsensurethatthe
informationinSCVMMremainsaccurate.
Modify the SCVMM 2012 Management Server Registry to Allow
HTTPS
IfyouconfiguredtheDataCollectortouseHTTPSforSMISconnections,certificateerrors
canoccurwhenSCVMM2012importstheDellCompellentSMISProvidercertificate.To
preventtheseerrors,edittheregistryontheSCVMM2012managementserver.
1 StarttheRegistryEditorapplication.
2 IftheUserAccountControldialogboxappears,clickYestocontinue.TheRegistry
Editorwindowappears.
Warning: Seriousproblemsmightoccurifyoumodifytheregistryincorrectly.For
addedprotection,backuptheregistrybeforeyoumodifyit.
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3 DisableCNverificationforthestorageprovidercertificate.
a InRegistryEditor,navigatetothefollowingfolder:
WindowsServer2008R2:SelectHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE
MicrosoftStorageManagement.
WindowsServer2012:SelectHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftware
MicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionStorageManagement.
b IftheDisableHttpsCommonNameCheckentrydoesnotexist,selectEditNew
DWORD(32bit)Value,andthentypeDisableHttpsCommonNameChecktocreateit.
c DoubleclickDisableHttpsCommonNameCheck.
d IntheValuedatabox,type1,thenclickOK.
4 IftheserverthathostsSCVMMisrunningWindowsServer2012,disableclient
certificatechecking.
a InRegistryEditor,selectHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoft
WindowsCurrentVersionStorageManagement.
b DoubleclickEnableHTTPListenerClientCertificateCheck.
c IntheValuedatabox,type0,thenclickOK.
5 IftheserverthathostsSCVMMisrunningWindowsServer2012orWindowsServer
2008R2withJanuary2012MicrosoftSecurityUpdateKB2585542installed,performthe
followingstepstomodifytheregistry.
a InRegistryEditor,selectHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystem
CurrentControlSetControlSecurityProvidersSCHANNEL.
b IftheSendExtraRecordentrydoesnotexist,selectEditNewDWORD(32bit)
Value,andthentypeSendExtraRecordtocreateit.
c DoubleclickSendExtraRecord.
d IntheValuedatabox,type2,thenclickOK.
6 CloseRegistryEditor.
Prepare the SCVMM 2012 SP1 Server for Indications
IfyouareusingtheDellCompellentSMISProviderwithSCVMM2012SP1runningon
WindowsServer2012,configuretheSCVMMservertoacceptSMISindications.
1 MakesuretheWindowsStandardsBasedStorageManagementfeatureisinstalled.
2 InWindowsPowerShell,runthefollowingcommandtoopentherequiredports:
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="CIM-XML" dir=in protocol=TCP
localport=5990 action=allow
3 InWindowsPowerShell,runthefollowingcommandtoallowtheNetworkServiceto
bindtotheHTTPSport:
netsh http add urlacl url=https://*:5990/ user="NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK
SERVICE"
Note: Formoreinformation,seesupport.microsoft.com/kb/2643584.
Note: ThesestepsarenotrequiredforSCVMM2012runningonWindowsServer
2008R2.
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4 UsethePowerShellscriptthatisbundledwiththeDataCollectortogeneratea
selfsignedcertificate.
a CopythePowerShellscriptfromtheserverthathoststheDataCollectortotheserver
thathostsSCVMM2012SP1.ThescriptislocatedatthefollowingpathontheData
Collectorserver:
C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\CompellentTechnologies\CompellentEnterprise
Manager\msaservice\Pegasus\gencert.ps1
b OntheserverthathostsSCVMM2012SP1,useWindowsPowerShelltorunthe
scriptandgenerateaselfsignedcertificate:
.\gencert.ps1
5 InWindowsPowerShell,runthefollowingcommandtorestarttheWindows
StandardsBasedStorageManagementservice:
Restart-Service MSStrgSvc
Use SCVMM 2012 to Discover the Dell Compellent SMI-S Provider
TheAddStorageDeviceswizardallowsyoutoaddtheDellCompellentSMISProvider.
1 StarttheMicrosoftSCVMM2012AdministratorConsole.
2 SelectandopentheFabricworkspace.
3 OntheHometab,clickAddResources,thenselectAddStorageDevices.TheAdd
StorageDeviceswizardappears.
4 UsetheAddStorageDeviceswizardtoaddtheDellCompellentSMISProvider.See
thefollowingtableforadditionalinstructions.
Note: DependingontheconfigurationofyourStorageCenters,itcantake
severalminutestodiscovertheDellCompellentSMISprovider.
Wizard Step Description
SpecifytheIPaddressor
FQDNofthestorage
provider
Enterthefollowing:
IPaddress/FQDNandport:EntertheIPaddressortheFQDN
oftheEnterpriseManagerserver,whichhoststheDell
CompellentSMISprovider,followedbytheconnectionport.
ThedefaultportforHTTPis5988,andthedefaultportfor
HTTPSis5989.
Forexample,enterhostname.example.com:5988where
hostname.example.comistheFQDNoftheEnterpriseManager
serverand5988isthedefaultHTTPport.
Usesecureconnection:Bydefault,theUsesecureconnectionis
enabled.Touseanonsecureconnection,clearthecheckbox.
RunAsaccount:SpecifytheSMISuseraccountandpassword
thatyouaddedtotheDellCompellentSMISProvider.By
default,RunAsaccountsthatareassignedtotheStorage
Devicecategoryarelisted.
Note: IfnoRunAsaccountsexist,selectCreateRunAsAccount
intheSelectaRunAsAccountdialog.
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5 Verifythenewlydiscoveredstorageinformation.
a OntheHometaboftheFabricworkspace,clickFabricResources.
b ExpandtheStoragenode,andverifyanyofthefollowing:
Toviewthestoragepoolsthatareassignedtoaclassification,click
ClassificationsandPools.Expandtheclassificationwhereyouaddedstorage;
expandastoragepooltoviewlogicalunitinformationforthestoragepool.
Toviewstorageproviderinformation,clickProviders.Youcanviewthestorage
providername,managementaddress,managedarrays,andtheproviderstatus.
Toviewdiscoveredstoragearrays,clickArrays.Youcanviewthenameofthe
array,totalandusedcapacity,thenumberofmanagedstoragepools,the
providernameandport,andtheproviderstatus.
GatherInformation SCVMM2012automaticallyattemptstodiscoverandimportthe
storagedeviceinformation.
1 IfyouselectedtheUseSecureconnectionoption,theImport
Certificatedialogappears.Reviewthecertificateinformation
andclickImport.
Note: Ifanerrorappears,makesureyouhavemodifiedthe
registryoftheSCVMM2012servertoallowHTTPSconnections.
SeeModifytheSCVMM2012ManagementServerRegistryto
AllowHTTPSonpage 150.
2 Whenthediscoveryprocesssucceeds,thediscoveredstorage
arrays,storagepools,manufacturer,model,andcapacityare
listedonthepage.Whentheprocesscompletes,clickNext.
SelectStoragePools SelectstoragepoolsyouwantSCVMM2012tomanage:
1 Underastoragearray,selectthestoragepoolthatyouwant
SCVMM2012tomanage.
2 IntheClassificationcolumn,selectthestorageclassificationyou
wanttoassigntothestoragearray.
Note: Tocreateanewclassification,clickNewClassificationand
enteranameanddescriptionfortheclassification.
3 Selectstoragearraysandassociatedclassificationsforallstorage
poolsyouwantSCVMM2012tomanage.
4 Whenyouhavefinishedselectingstoragepools,clickNext.
SummaryPage ConfirmallsettingsontheSummaryPageandclickFinish.
Note: ItcantakeseveralminutesforSCVMM2012todiscoverstoragepools.
UsetheJobsviewtomonitordiscoveryprocess.
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Servers and FluidFS Clusters
ThissectiondescribeshowtouseEnterpriseManagertomanageserversandFluidFSclusters.
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7 Servers
EnterpriseManagerallowsyoutoallocatestorageoneachStorageCenterfortheservers
inyourenvironment.ServersthatareconnectedtoStorageCenterscanalsoberegistered
toEnterpriseManagertostreamlinestoragemanagementandtorunSpaceRecoveryfor
Windowsservers.
Contents
ServerManagementOptions ................................................. 158
ManagingServersonaStorageCenter ........................................ 160
ManagingServersCentrallyontheServersView ............................... 170
InstallingandUsingtheServerAgentonaWindowsServer ..................... 186
SpaceRecoveryonWindows ................................................. 191
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Server Management Options
Topresentstoragetoaserver,acorrespondingserverobjectmustbeaddedtotheStorage
Center.YoucanmanageserversindividuallyforeachStorageCenterand/orcentrally
manageserversbyregisteringthemtoEnterpriseManager.
Managing Storage Center Server Objects
StorageCenterserverobjectsaremanagedindividuallyforeachStorageCenterfromthe
StoragetabontheStorageview.StorageCentershavenoknowledgeabouttheservers
otherthantheoperatingsystem,whichmustbemanuallyspecified.
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Managing Servers Centrally Using Enterprise Manager
ServersthatareregisteredtoEnterpriseManageraremanagedfromtheServersview.
RegisteredserversarecentrallymanagedregardlessofwhichStorageCenterstheyare
connectedto.
ThefollowingadditionalfeaturesareavailableforserversthatareregisteredtoEnterprise
Manager:
EnterpriseManagergathersoperatingsystemandconnectivityinformationfrom
registeredservers.
EnterpriseManagercanautomaticallyaddacorrespondingStorageCenterserver
objectforeachregisteredserver.
StorageCentervolumescanbecreated,mounted,andformattedontheserversdirectly
fromtheEnterpriseManagerClient.
WhencreatingavolumeforaWindowsorVMwareserver,EnterpriseManagercan
recommendaStorageCentertohostthevolumebasedoncapacityandperformance.
EnterpriseManagercanscheduleandrunSpaceRecoveryonWindowsvolumes
throughtheEnterpriseManagerServerAgent.
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Managing Servers on a Storage Center
UsetheStoragetaboftheStorageviewtocreateandmanageserverobjectsforeach
StorageCenter.
CreatingServersonpage 160
ModifyingServersonpage 163
MappingVolumestoServersonpage 167
CreatingandManagingServerFoldersonpage 168
DeletingServersandServerFoldersonpage 169
Creating Servers
CreateaservertoallowaStorageCentertopassIOthroughtheportsonthatserver.After
aserveriscreated,volumescanbemappedtoit.
Create a Physical Server
Createaphysicalserverobjecttorepresentaphysicalserverinyourenvironment.
1 MakesuretheserverHBA(s)hasconnectivitytotheStorageCenterHBA(s).
iSCSI:ConfiguretheiSCSIinitiatorontheservertousetheStorageCenterHBA(s)
asthetarget.
FibreChannel:ConfigureFibreChannelzoningtoallowtheserverHBA(s)and
StorageCenterHBA(s)tocommunicate.
2 ClicktheStorageview.
3 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 SelectServersintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
6 Intherightpane,clickCreateServer.TheCreateServerdialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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7 Configuretheserverattributes.Theseattributesaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
a EnteranamefortheserverintheNamefield.
b Toaddtheservertoaserverfolder,clickChange,selectafolder,andclickOK.
c SelecttheoperatingsystemfortheserverfromtheOperatingSystemdropdown
menu.
d TogenerateStorageCenteralertswhenconnectivityislostbetweentheStorage
Centerandtheserver,selectAlertOnLostConnectivity.
e SelectordefineoneormoreHBAsfortheserver.
IfoneormoreserverHBAsarevisibletotheStorageCenter,selecttheminthe
HostBusAdapterstable.
IfaserverHBAisnotvisibletotheStorageCenter,clickManuallyAddHBAto
defineitmanually.
8 ClickOK.
Create a Virtual Server
Createavirtualserverobjecttorepresentavirtualmachineinyourenvironment.
Prerequisites
Theserverthathoststhevirtualservermustbeaddedasaphysicalserver.
Steps
1 MakesuretheserverHBA(s)hasconnectivitytotheStorageCenterHBA(s).
iSCSI:ConfiguretheiSCSIinitiatorontheservertousetheStorageCenterHBA(s)
asthetarget.
FibreChannel:ConfigureFibreChannelzoningtoallowtheserverHBA(s)and
StorageCenterHBA(s)tocommunicate.
2 ClicktheStorageview.
3 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 SelecttheserverthathoststhevirtualserverintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
6 Intherightpane,clickCreateVirtualServer.TheCreateVirtualServerdialogbox
appears.
Note: IPaddresscanbeaddedforHBAsthatwillbeinstalledontheserver
inthefuture.WhentheHBAthatusesthatIPaddressisinstalled,itwillbe
configuredandreadytouse.
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7 Configuretheserverattributes.Theseattributesaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
a EnteranamefortheserverintheNamefield.
b Toaddtheservertoaserverfolder,clickChange,selectafolder,andclickOK.
c SelecttheoperatingsystemfortheserverfromtheOperatingSystemdropdown
menu.
d TogenerateStorageCenteralertswhenconnectivityislostbetweentheStorage
Centerandtheserver,selectAlertOnLostConnectivity.
e SelectordefineoneormoreHBAsfortheserver.
IfoneormoreserverHBAsarevisibletotheStorageCenter,selecttheminthe
HostBusAdapterstable.
IfaserverHBAisnotvisibletotheStorageCenter,clickManuallyAddHBAto
defineitmanually.
8 ClickOK.
Create a Server Cluster
Createaserverclusterobjecttorepresentaclusterofserversinyourenvironment.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelectServersintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateServerCluster.TheCreateServerClusterdialogbox
appears.
Note: IPaddresscanbeaddedforHBAsthatwillbeinstalledontheserver
inthefuture.WhentheHBAthatusesthatIPaddressisinstalled,itwillbe
configuredandreadytouse.
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6 Configuretheserverclusterattributes.Theseattributesaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
a EnteranamefortheserverintheNamefield.
b Toaddtheserverclustertoaserverfolder,clickChange,selectafolder,andclick
OK.
c FromtheOperatingSystemdropdownmenu,selecttheoperatingsystemforthe
cluster.
d TogenerateStorageCenteralertswhenconnectivityislostbetweentheStorage
Centerandtheserver(s),selectAlertOnLostConnectivity.
7 Addserverstotheservercluster.
Toaddanexistingservertothecluster,clickAddServertoCluster,selecttheserver
toadd,andthenclickOK.
Todefineanewserver,clickCreateNewServer,configuretheserverattributes,and
thenclickOK.Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
8 ClickOK.
Modifying Servers
Modifyaservertochangeitsattributes,applyaReplayProfile,andaddorremoveHBAs.
Apply One or More Replay Profiles to a Server
AssociateaReplayProfilewithaservertoaddReplaycreationandexpirationschedulesto
allvolumesthatarecurrentlymappedtoaserver.Volumesthataresubsequentlymapped
totheserverdonotinherittheReplaycreationandexpirationschedules.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheserverintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
Note: Allserversinaserverclustermustberunningthesameoperating
system.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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5 Intherightpane,clickApplyReplayProfilestoServer.TheApplytoServerdialog
boxappears.
6 SelecttheReplayProfilestoassigntothevolume(s)fromthetoppaneofthedialogbox.
7 ToremoveexistingReplayProfilesfromeachvolumemappedtotheserver,select
ReplaceexistingReplayProfiles.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Add a Server to a Server Cluster
Youcanaddaserverobjecttoaserverclusteratanytime.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheserveryouwanttoaddtoacluster.
5 Intherightpane,clickAddServertoCluster.TheAddServertoClusterdialogbox
appears.
6 SelecttheserverclustertowhichyouwanttoaddtheserverandclickOK.
Remove a Server from a Server Cluster
Youcanremoveaserverobjectfromaserverclusteratanytime.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheservertoremoveintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickRemoveServerfromCluster.TheRemoveServerfromCluster
dialogboxappears.
6 ClickOK.
Convert a Physical Server to a Virtual Server
Ifyoumigratedaphysicalservertoavirtualmachine,changethephysicalserverobjectto
avirtualserverobjectandselectthehostphysicalserver.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheserverintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickConverttoVirtualServer.TheConverttoVirtualServerdialog
boxappears.
6 Selecttheserverorserverclusterthathoststhevirtualserver,thenclickOK.
Convert a Virtual Server to a Physical Server
Ifyoumigratedavirtualmachinetoaphysicalserver,modifythecorrespondingvirtual
serverobjectaccordingly.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
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4 SelecttheserverintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickConverttoPhysicalServer.TheConverttoPhysicalServer
dialogboxappears.
6 ClickOK.
Rename a Server
Aserverobjectcanberenamedatanytime,andthenamedoesnotneedtomatchthehost
nameorIPaddressoftheserver.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheserverintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 EnteranamefortheserverintheNamefield.
7 ClickOK.
Change the Operating System of a Server
Ifyouinstalledanewoperatingsystemorupgradedtheoperatingsystemonaserver,
updatethecorrespondingserverobjectaccordingly.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheserverintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 SelecttheoperatingsystemfortheserverfromtheOperatingSystemdropdown
menu.
7 ClickOK.
Move a Server to a Different Server Folder
Forconvenience,serverobjectscanbeorganizedbyfolders.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheserverintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 SelectthefoldertowhichtomovetheserverintheServerFoldernavigationtree.
7 ClickOK.
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Add One or More HBAs to a server
Tomapavolumetoaserver,theStorageCentermustbeabletocommunicatewithatleast
oneHBAontheserver.
1 MakesuretheserverHBA(s)hasconnectivitytotheStorageCenterHBA(s).
iSCSI:ConfiguretheiSCSIinitiatorontheservertousetheStorageCenterHBA(s)
asthetarget.
FibreChannel:ConfigureFibreChannelzoningtoallowtheserverHBA(s)and
StorageCenterHBA(s)tocommunicate.
2 ClicktheStorageview.
3 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheserver.
6 Intherightpane,clickAddHBAstoServer.TheAddHBAstoServerdialogbox
appears.
7 SelectordefineoneormoreHBAsfortheserver.
IfoneormoreserverHBAsarevisibletotheStorageCenter,selectthemintheSelect
HBA(s)toaddtoservertable.
IfaserverHBAisnotvisibletotheStorageCenter,clickManuallyAddHBAto
defineitmanually.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Remove One or More HBAs from a Server
IfaserverHBAhasbeenrepurposedandisnolongerusedtocommunicatewiththe
StorageCenter,removeitfromtheserverobject.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheserver.
5 Intherightpane,clickRemoveHBAsfromServer.TheRemoveHBAsfromServer
dialogboxappears.
6 SelecttheHBA(s)thatyouwanttoremove.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.IftheHBAisusedbyoneormoremappedvolumes,
aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
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8 Ifaconfirmationdialogboxappears:
ClickCanceltokeeptheHBA.
ClickOKtoremovetheHBA,whichmightinterferewiththemappedvolume.
Mapping Volumes to Servers
Mapavolumetoaservertoallowtheservertousethevolumeforstorage.
Map a Volume to a Server
Mapanexistingvolumetoaservertoallowtheservertouseit.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelectaserverintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickMapVolumetoServer.TheMapVolumetoServerwizard
appears.
6 IntheVolumenavigationtree,selectthevolumeyouwanttomap,thenclickNext.The
wizardadvancestothenextpage.
7 Ifyouwanttoconfigureadvancedmappingoptions,clickAdvancedOptions.These
optionsaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
8 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
Unmap One or More Volumes From a Server
Ifaservernolongerusesavolume,youcanunmapthevolumefromtheserver.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheserverfromwhichtounmapvolumesintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickRemoveMappings.TheRemoveMappingsdialogboxappears.
6 Selectthevolume(s)tounmapfromtheserver.
7 ClickOK.
Create a Volume and Map it to a Server
Ifaserverrequiresadditionalstorageandyoudonotwanttouseanexistingvolume,you
cancreateandmapavolumetotheserverinasingleoperation.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheserveronwhichtomapanewvolumeintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateVolume.TheCreateVolumedialogboxappears.
6 EnteranameforthevolumeintheNamefield.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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7 Selectaunitofstoragefromthedropdownmenuandenterthesizeforthevolumein
theSizefield.Theavailablestorageunitsarekilobytes(KB),megabytes(MB),gigabytes
(GB),andterabytes(TB).
8 Toaddthevolumetoavolumefolder,selectafolderintheVolumeFoldernavigation
tree.
9 (Optional)Modifytheremainingoptionsasneeded.Theseoptionsaredescribedinthe
onlinehelp.
10 ClickOK.Thevolumeiscreatedandmappedtotheserver.
Create Multiple Volumes Simultaneously and Map Them to a Server
Ifaserverrequiresadditionalstorageandyoudonotwanttouseexistingvolumes,you
cancreateandmapmultiplevolumestotheserverinasingleoperation.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheserveronwhichtomapnewvolumesintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateMultipleVolumes.TheCreateVolumedialogbox
appears.
6 EnteranameforthevolumeintheNamefield.
7 Selectaunitofstoragefromthedropdownmenuandenterthesizeforthevolumein
theSizefield.Theavailablestorageunitsarekilobytes(KB),megabytes(MB),gigabytes
(GB),andterabytes(TB).
8 Toaddthevolumetoavolumefolder,selectafolderintheVolumeFoldernavigation
tree.
9 (Optional)Modifytheremainingoptionsasneeded.Theseoptionsaredescribedinthe
onlinehelp.
10 ClickOK.TheCreateMultipleVolumesdialogboxappearsanddisplaysthenewly
createdvolume.
11 UsetheCreateMultipleVolumesdialogboxtocreateadditionalvolumes.
Tomanuallydefineanothervolume,clickAddVolume.
Toaddavolumebasedonapreviousvolume,selectthevolumefromthelistand
clickAddVolumew/AttributesofSelected.
Tomodifyapreviousvolume,selectitfromthelistandclickEditVolume.
Toremoveapreviousvolume,selectitfromthelistandclickRemoveVolume.
12 ClickOK.Thevolumesarecreatedandmappedtoservers.
Creating and Managing Server Folders
UseserverfolderstogroupandorganizeserversdefinedontheStorageCenter.
Create a Server Folder
Createaserverfoldertogroupserverstogether.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelectaserverintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateServerFolder.TheCreateServerFolderdialogbox
appears.
6 EnteranamefortheserverfolderintheNamefield.
7 SelectaparentfolderintheParentnavigationtree.
8 ClickOK.
Rename a Server Folder
UsetheEditSettingsdialogboxtorenameaserverfolder.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelectaserverintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 EnteranewnamefortheserverfolderintheNamefield.
7 ClickOK.
Move a Server Folder
UsetheEditSettingsdialogboxtomoveaserverfolder.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheserverfoldertomoveintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
6 SelectanewparentfolderintheParentnavigationtree.
7 ClickOK.
Deleting Servers and Server Folders
DeleteserversandserverfolderswhentheynolongerutilizestorageontheStorageCenter.
Delete a Server
DeleteaserverifitnolongerutilizesstorageontheStorageCenter.Whenaserveris
deleted,allvolumemappingstotheserverarealsodeleted.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheservertodeleteintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeletedialogboxappears.
6 ClickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Delete a Server Folder
Deleteaserverfolderifitisnolongerneeded.
Prerequisites
Theserverfoldermustbeempty.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 SelecttheserverfoldertodeleteintheStoragetabnavigationpane.
5 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeletedialogboxappears.
6 ClickOK.
Managing Servers Centrally on the Servers View
UsetheServersviewtoregisterserverstoEnterpriseManager,provisionstoragefor
registeredservers,andrunSpaceRecoveryforregisteredWindowsservers.
Server Types That Can Be Centrally Managed
ServersrunningWindowsandVMwareoperatingsystems,aswellasDellCompellent
NASappliances,canberegisteredtoEnterpriseManager.
Enterprise Manager Server Agent for Windows Servers
ToregisteraWindowsservertoEnterpriseManager,theEnterpriseManagerServerAgent
mustbeinstalledontheserver.TheServerAgentallowsEnterpriseManagerto
communicatewiththeWindowsservertoretrieveinformation,streamlinestorage
managementfortheserver,andperformSpaceRecovery.
TheServerAgentisrequiredforWindowsserversonly.Othersupportedservertypesdo
notrequiretheServerAgent.
Server Type Supported Versions/Models
Windows WindowsServer2003
WindowsServer2008(fullinstallationonly)
WindowsServer2008R2(fullorcoreinstallation)
WindowsServer2012(fullorcoreinstallation)
Note: TheEnterpriseManagerServerAgentmustbeinstalled
onaWindowsserverbeforeitcanberegistered.
VMware ESX/ESXi3.5
ESX/ESXi4
ESXi5.0and5.1
vCenterServer
DellCompellentNAS
Appliances
DellCompellentNASServer(requirestheServerAgent)
DellNX3000forCompellent(requirestheServerAgent)
DellCompellentzNASAppliance
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IPMI Support for NAS Appliances
TheDellCompellentNASappliancesincludeIntelligentPlatformManagementInterface
(IPMI)cards.EnterpriseManagercommunicateswiththeIPMIcardtoretrievefanspeed,
temperature,voltage,andpowersupplyinformation.TheIPMIcardalsoallowsEnterprise
ManagertocleartheSystemEventLog(SEL),powerofftheserver,andresettheserver.
TheIPMIcardmustbeproperlyconfiguredtoallowEnterpriseManagertocommunicate
withit.ForIPMIconfiguration,seethedocumentationforyourNASproduct:
Registering Servers with Enterprise Manager
RegisteraphysicalorvirtualserverwithEnterpriseManagertostreamlinethestorage
provisioningprocessandtoenableSpaceRecoveryforWindowsservers.
Register a Windows-Based Server
RegistertheEnterpriseManagerServerAgentonaWindowsservertomanageitonthe
Serversview.
Prerequisites
TheEnterpriseManagerServerAgentmustbeinstalledandrunningontheserver.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelecttheServersfolderintheServerspane.
3 Intherightpane,clickRegisterServerandselectAddWindowsServerAgent.The
RegisterServerdialogboxappears.
4 EnterthehostnameorIPaddressofaWindowsserverintheHostorIPAddressfield.
5 EntertheportnumberofthesocketlisteningportontheServerAgentinthePortfield.
6 ConfigureautomaticmanagementsettingsfortheStorageCenter(s)towhichtheserver
isconnected.
ToautomaticallycreateandmanagetheserverontheStorageCenter(s),selectthe
AutoManageStorageCenterscheckbox.
Toautomaticallycreateandmanagevirtualmachineshostedbytheserveronthe
StorageCenter(s),selectAutoManageVirtualMachinesOnStorageCenters.
7 SelectaparentfolderfortheserverintheFoldernavigationtree.
8 ClickOK.
Product Documentation
DellCompellentNASServer StorageCenterNASStorageSolutionSetupGuide
StorageCenterNASStorageSolutionUserGuide
DellNX3000forCompellent DellNX3000forCompellentSetupGuide
DellCompellentzNAS
Appliance
StorageCenterzNASSetupGuide
StorageCenterzNASUserGuide
Note: IftheserverhasphysicaliSCSIHBAs,EnterpriseManagermaynot
automaticallyrecognizetheWWNsfortheserver.Inthissituation,configurethe
iSCSIHBA(s)totargettheStorageCenter,createaserverontheStorageCenter,
thenmanuallymaptheStorageCenterservertotheServerAgent.
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See Also
InstallandRegistertheServerAgentonpage 186
ManuallyMappingaWindowsServertoaStorageCenterServeronpage 181
Register a Dell NX3000 for Compellent Appliance
RegistertheEnterpriseManagerServerAgentonaDellNX3000forCompellentAppliance
tomanageitontheServersview.EnterpriseManagercommunicateswiththeIntelligent
PlatformManagementInterface(IPMI)cardtoretrievefanspeed,temperature,voltage,
andpowersupplyinformation.TheIPMIcardalsoallowsEnterpriseManagertoclearthe
SystemEventLog(SEL),powerofftheserver,andresettheserver.
Prerequisites
TheIPMIcardintheappliancemustbeconfigured.
TheEnterpriseManagerServerAgentmustbeinstalledandrunningontheNASserver.
Steps
UsetheServerAgentManagertoregistertheServerAgentandspecifytheIPMI
configurationsettings.
See Also
InstalltheServerAgentonaFullInstallationofWindowsServeronpage 187
Register a VMware vCenter Server
RegisteraVMwarevCenterServertomanageitontheServersview.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelecttheServersfolderintheServerspane.
3 Intherightpane,clickRegisterServerandselectAddVMwarevCenterServer.The
RegisterServerdialogboxappears.
4 EnterthehostnameorIPaddressofavCenterServerintheHostorIPAddressfield.
5 EntertheusernameandpasswordofanadministratoronthevCenterServerintheUser
NameandUserPasswordfields.
6 ConfigureautomaticmanagementsettingsfortheStorageCenter(s)towhichtheserver
isconnected.
ToautomaticallycreateandmanagetheserverontheStorageCenter(s),selectthe
AutoManageStorageCenterscheckbox.
Toautomaticallycreateandmanagevirtualmachineshostedbytheserveronthe
StorageCenter(s),selectAutoManageVirtualMachinesOnStorageCenters.
7 SelectaparentfolderfortheserverintheFoldernavigationtree.
8 ClickOK.
Register a VMware ESX Server
RegisteraVMwareESXServertomanageitontheServersview.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelecttheServersfolderintheServerspane.
3 Intherightpane,clickRegisterServerandselectAddVMwareESXServer.The
RegisterServerdialogboxappears.
4 EnterthehostnameorIPaddressofaESXserverintheHostorIPAddressfield.
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5 EntertheusernameandpasswordofanadministratorontheESXserverintheUser
NameandUserPasswordfields.
6 ConfigureautomaticmanagementsettingsfortheStorageCenter(s)towhichtheserver
isconnected.
ToautomaticallycreateandmanagetheserverontheStorageCenter(s),selectthe
AutoManageStorageCenterscheckbox.
Toautomaticallycreateandmanagevirtualmachineshostedbytheserveronthe
StorageCenter(s),selectAutoManageVirtualMachinesOnStorageCenters.
7 SelectaparentfolderfortheserverintheFoldernavigationtree.
8 ClickOK.
Register a Dell Compellent zNAS Appliance
RegisteraDellCompellentzNASappliancetomanageitontheServersview.Enterprise
ManagercommunicateswiththeIntelligentPlatformManagementInterface(IPMI)cardto
retrievefanspeed,temperature,voltage,andpowersupplyinformation.TheIPMIcard
alsoallowsEnterpriseManagertocleartheSystemEventLog(SEL),powerofftheserver,
andresettheserver.
Prerequisites
TheIPMIcardintheappliancemustbeconfigured.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelecttheServersfolderintheServerspane.
3 Intherightpane,clickRegisterServerandselectAddzNasServer.TheRegisterServer
dialogboxappears.
4 EnterthehostnameorIPaddressofthezNasserverintheHostorIPAddressfield.
5 EntertheusernameandpasswordforanadministratoronthezNASserverintheUser
NameandUserPasswordfields.
6 EnterthehostnameorIPaddressoftheIPMIcardintheIPMIHostorIPAddressfield.
7 EntertheusernameandpasswordforIPMIintheIPMIUserNameandIPMIUser
Passwordfields.
8 SelectaparentfolderfortheserverintheFoldernavigationtree.
9 ClickOK.
Organizing and Removing Registered Servers
Useserverfolderstoorganizeserversintogroups.Youcanalsouseserverfolderstoapply
SpaceRecoverysettingstomultipleWindowsservers.
Create a Server Folder
Createaserverfoldertogroupserverstogether.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelectaserverfolderintheServerspane.
3 Intherightpane,clickCreateFolder.TheCreateFolderdialogboxappears.
4 EnteranameforthefolderintheNamefield.
5 SelectaparentfolderforthenewfolderintheParentnavigationtree.
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6 ClickOK.
Rename a Server Folder
UsetheEditSettingsdialogboxtorenameaserverfolder.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selecttheserverfolder.
3 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditFolderdialogboxappears.
4 EnteranewnameforthefolderintheNamefield.
5 ClickOK.
Move a Server Folder
UsetheEditSettingsdialogboxtomoveaserverfolder.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selecttheserverfolder.
3 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditFolderdialogboxappears.
4 SelectanewparentfolderintheParentnavigationtree.
5 ClickOK.
Move a Server to a Different Folder
UsetheEditSettingsdialogboxtomoveaservertoadifferentfolder.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selecttheserverthatyouwanttomove.
3 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 IntheFoldernavigationtree,selectafolder.
5 ClickOK.
Enable or Disable Automatic Management of Storage Center Server Objects
YoucanconfigureEnterpriseManagertoautomaticallycreateandmanagetheserverand
hostedvirtualserversontheStorageCenter(s)towhichitisconnected.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelecttheservertoeditintheServerspane.
3 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ConfigureautomaticmanagementsettingsfortheStorageCenter(s)towhichtheserver
isconnected.
ToautomaticallycreateandmanagetheserverontheStorageCenter(s),selectthe
AutoManageStorageCenterscheckbox.
Toautomaticallycreateandmanagevirtualmachineshostedbytheserveronthe
StorageCenter(s),selectAutoManageVirtualMachinesOnStorageCenters.
5 ClickOK.
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Delete a Registered Server
RemovearegisteredserverfromtheServersviewifyounolongerwanttomanageitfrom
EnterpriseManager.IfAutoManageStorageCentersisenabledfortheserver,deletingit
removestheHBAsfromthecorrespondingStorageCenterserverobjects.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selecttheserver.
3 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
Delete a Server Folder
Deleteaserverfolderifitisnolongerneeded.
Prerequisites
Theserverfoldermustbeempty.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selecttheserverfolder.
3 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
Updating Server Information
Youcanretrievecurrentinformationfromserversandscanfornewvolumesonservers.
Retrieve Current Information from a Server
YoucantriggerEnterpriseManagertorefreshthedatathatisdisplayedfortheserver.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelectaserverintheServerspane.TheSummarytabappears.
3 Intherightpane,clickUpdateInformation.TheUpdateInformationdialogbox
appears.
4 ClickOK.
Scan for New Volumes on a Server
Ifvolumeshavebeenaddedtoaserver,scantheservertodisplaythemontheServerview.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelectaserverintheServerspane.TheSummarytabappears.
3 Intherightpane,clickRescanforVolumes.TheRescanforVolumesdialogbox
appears.
4 ClickOK.
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Retrieve Current Information from all of the Servers
TriggerEnterpriseManagertorefreshthedatathatisdisplayedforallservers.IfAuto
ManageStorageCentersisenabledoneormoreservers,thisactionaddscorresponding
serverobjectstotheassociatedStorageCenters.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelecttherootServersfolderintheServerspane.TheSummarytabforallservers
appears.
3 Intherightpane,clickUpdateInformationonServers.TheUpdateInformationon
Serversdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
Scan for New Volumes on all of the Servers
Ifvolumeshavebeenaddedtomultipleservers,scanallserverstodisplaythevolumeson
theServersview.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelecttheServersfolderintheServerspane.TheSummarytabforallserversappears.
3 Intherightpane,clickRescanforVolumesonServers.TheRescanforVolumeson
Serversdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
Change the Connection Timeout for a Windows Server
YoucanconfigurethemaximumtimeinsecondsthatEnterpriseManagerwaitsfora
responseforqueriessenttotheServerAgent.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectaWindowsserver.
3 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 IntheConnectionTimeoutfield,typeanewtimeoutinseconds.
Thedefaultis300seconds.
Theminimumvalueis180seconds.
Themaximumvalueis1200seconds.
5 ClickOK.
Note: Thisprocesscantakeaseveralminutestofinish.
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Managing Server Data Collection and Reporting Settings
DatacollectionandreportingsettingsapplytoallserversaddedtotheServerview.
Automatically Retrieve Information for all Registered Servers
Ifautomatedupdatingisenabled,informationisupdatedevery30minutes.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,clickServersProperties .TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
3 SelecttheAllowAutomatedUpdateInformationcheckbox.
4 ClickOK.
WhentheAllowAutomatedUpdateInformationcheckboxisselected,the
informationdisplayedforalloftheregisteredserversisupdatedevery30minutes.
Configure Reporting Settings for all Registered Servers
Youcanspecifythenumberofdaysforwhichdataisgatheredforallservers.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,clickServersProperties .TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
3 IntheDaysForReportingfield,enterthenumberofdaysofdatatogatherfrom
registeredservers.
4 ClickOK.
Creating Server Volumes and Datastores
CreatingavolumeonaWindowsserverorcreatingadatastoreonaVMwareserver
automaticallycreatesaStorageCentervolumeandmapsittotheserverinoneoperation.
Create a Volume and Map it to a Windows Server
Youcancreateavolume,mapittoaWindowsserver,formatit,andmountitontheserver
inoneoperation.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selecttheWindowsserveronwhichtocreatethevolume.
3 Intherightpane,clickCreateVolume.TheCreateVolumedialogboxappears.
4 Enteranameforthevolume,whichisdisplayedasthedisklabelinWindows,inthe
Labelfield.
5 Selectaunitofstoragefromthedropdownmenuandenterthesizeforthevolumein
theTotalSpacefield.Theavailablestorageunitsarekilobytes(KB),megabytes(MB),
gigabytes(GB),andterabytes(TB).
6 SelectthesmallestamountofdiskspacethatcanbeallocatedforafileintheAllocation
Sizedropdownmenu.Thedefaultallocationvalueisdependentonthesizeofthe
volume.
7 SelecthowtoformatthevolumefromtheFormatTypedropdownmenu:
GPT:FormatsthevolumeusingtheGUIDPartitionTablediskpartitioningscheme.
MBR:Formatsthevolumeusingthemasterbootrecorddiskpartitioningscheme.
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8 SpecifyhowtomountthevolumeintheDriveorMountPointarea:
UseNextAvailableDriveLetter:Thevolumeismountedontheserverusingthe
nextunuseddriveletter.
AssigntoDriveLetter:Thevolumeismountedontheserverusingthedriveletter
selectedfromthedropdownmenu.Toupdatelisttheofdrivelettersthatare
availableontheserver,clickRefresh.
MounttoEmptyNTFSFolder:Thevolumeismountedtoanemptyfolderonthe
server.Thepathtothefoldermustbeenteredinthetextfield.Toverifythepath
enteredisvalid,clickVerifymountpointisavailable.
9 SelecttheStorageCenteronwhichtocreatethevolume.
TomanuallychoseaStorageCenter,selectitfromtheStorageCenterdropdown
menu.
ToautomaticallychoseaStorageCenterbasedoncapacityandperformance,click
RecommendaStorageCenter.TherecommendedStorageCenterappearsinthe
StorageCenterdropdownmenu.
10 IfyouwanttospecifyacustomLUN,restrictmappingpaths,configuremultipathing,
ormakethevolumereadonly,clickAdvancedMapping.TheAdvancedMapping
dialogboxappears.SeeConfigureAdvancedMappingOptionsforaVolumeor
Datastoreonpage 180.
11 ToconfiguresettingsfortheStorageCentervolumethatwillbecreated,clickVolume
Settings.IntheVolumeSettingsdialogboxappears,modifytheoptionsasneeded,
thenclickOK.
12 ClickOK.
Create a Datastore and Map it to a VMware ESX Server
Youcancreateavolume,mapittoaVMwareESXserver,andmountitontheserverinone
operation.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selecttheVMwareESXserveronwhichtocreatethedatastore.
3 Intherightpane,clickCreateDatastore.TheCreateDatastoredialogboxappears.
4 EnteranameforthedatastoreintheNamefield.
5 Selectaunitofstoragefromthedropdownmenuandenterthesizeforthevolumein
theTotalSpacefield.Theavailablestorageunitsarekilobytes(KB),megabytes(MB),
gigabytes(GB),andterabytes(TB).
6 SelectthesizelimitforvirtualdiskswithinthedatastorefromtheMaxFileSize
dropdown.
7 SelecttheStorageCenteronwhichtocreatethevolume.
TomanuallychoseaStorageCenter,selectitfromtheStorageCenterdropdown
menu.
ToautomaticallychoseaStorageCenterbasedoncapacityandperformance,click
RecommendaStorageCenter.TherecommendedStorageCenterappearsinthe
StorageCenterdropdownmenu.
8 IfyouwanttospecifyacustomLUN,restrictmappingpaths,configuremultipathing,
ormakethevolumereadonly,clickAdvancedMapping.TheAdvancedMapping
dialogboxappears.SeeConfigureAdvancedMappingOptionsforaVolumeor
Datastoreonpage 180.
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9 ToconfiguresettingsfortheStorageCentervolumethatwillbecreated,clickVolume
Settings.IntheVolumeSettingsdialogboxappears,modifytheoptionsasneeded,
thenclickOK.
10 ClickOK.
Create a Datastore and Map it to a VMware Virtual Machine
Youcancreateavolume,mapittoaVMwarevirtualmachine,andcreatearawdevice
mappingtothevirtualmachineinoneoperation.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 Clicktheplussign(+)nexttotheESXServer,onwhichthevirtualmachineislocated,
todisplaytheVirtualMachinesnode.
3 Clicktheplussign(+)nexttotheVirtualMachinesnodetodisplaythevirtualmachine.
4 Selectthevirtualmachineonwhichtocreatethedatastore.
5 ClickCreateRDMVolume.
6 EnteranameforthedatastoreintheVolumeNamefield.
7 Selecttheunitofstoragefromthedropdownmenuandenterthesizeofthedatastore
intheTotalSpacefield.
8 SelecttheStorageCenteronwhichtocreatethevolume.
TomanuallychoseaStorageCenter,selectitfromtheStorageCenterdropdown
menu.
ToautomaticallychoseaStorageCenterbasedoncapacityandperformance,click
RecommendaStorageCenter.TherecommendedStorageCenterappearsinthe
StorageCenterdropdownmenu.
9 Toconfigureadvancedvolumemappingoptions,clickAdvancedMapping.The
AdvancedMappingdialogboxappears.SeeConfigureAdvancedMappingOptions
foraVolumeorDatastoreonpage 180.
10 Toconfigurethevolumecreationsettings,clickVolumeSettings.IntheVolume
Settingsdialogboxappears,modifytheoptionsasneeded,thenclickOK.
11 ClickOK.
Expand a Datastore
ExpandaVMwaredatastoreifitisrunningoutofspace.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelectthedatastoreintheServerspane.
3 Intherightpane,clickExpandDatastore.TheExpandDatastoredialogboxappears.
4 IntheNewSizefield,typeanewsizeforthedatastore.
5 ClickOK.
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Configure Advanced Mapping Options for a Volume or Datastore
TheAdvancedMappingoptionsallowtheLUNsettings,mappingpaths,andvolume
usagetobeconfigured.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelectthevolumeordatastoreintheServerspane.
3 TousethenextavailableLogicalUnitNumberwhenmappingthevolume,selectthe
UsenextavailableLUNcheckbox.
TospecifytheLogicalUnitNumbertousewhenmappingthevolume,cleartheUse
nextavailableLUNcheckbox.Thefollowingoptionsappear:
a LUNtousewhenmappingtoVolume:SpecifytheLUNtousewhenmappingthe
volume.
b UsenextavailableLUNifspecifiedLUNisunavailable:Selectthischeckboxto
allowtheStorageCentertousethenextavailableLUNifthespecifiedLUNisnot
available.
4 TomapthevolumeasLUN0andallowtheservertobootfromthevolume,selectthe
MapvolumeusingLUN0checkbox.
5 FordualcontrollerStorageCenters,theAllowtheStorageCentertoautomatically
determinethebestControllertoactivateVolumecheckboxappears:
ToallowtheStorageCentertodeterminethecontrolleronwhichtoactivatethe
volume,selectthischeckbox.
Tomanuallyselectacontrolleronwhichtoactivatethevolume,clearthischeckbox
andselectacontrollerfromtheActivateVolumeonControllerdropdownmenu.
6 FortheMaptoAllAvailableServerPortscheckboxappears:
TomapthevolumetoalloftheavailableserverHBAs,selectthischeckbox.
TomanuallymapthevolumetoserverHBAs,clearthischeckboxandselectthe
checkboxesofserverHBAstowhichtomapthevolume.
7 ForsinglecontrollerStorageCenters,specifyalimitforthenumberofpathstousefor
mappingthevolumeintheMaximumnumberofpathsperServerfield.
8 Forvirtualservers,selectwhethertomapthevolumetothehostvirtualizationserver
only,theguestvirtualserveronly,orbothfromtheMapVolumetoVirtualServerOn
dropdownmenu.
9 Tomakethevolumereadonly,selecttheThevolumeshouldbepresentedasread
onlytotheservercheckbox.
10 ClickOK.ThemappingoptionsaresavedandtheAdvancedMappingdialogbox
closes.
Delete a Volume or Datastore
Deleteavolumeordatastoreifitisnolongerneededbytheserver.Volumesthatarenot
hostedonaStorageCentercannotbedeleted.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelectthevolumeordatastoretodeleteintheServerspane.
3 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
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Assigning/Creating Virtual Servers on Storage Centers
VirtualmachinesthatarenotautomaticallymanagedonaStorageCentermustbe
manuallyassignedtoserverobjectsontheStorageCenter(s)thatprovidestorage.
Assign a Virtual Machine to a Storage Center server object
IfavirtualserverobjecthasalreadybeencreatedontheStorageCenter,assignthevirtual
servertothatobject.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectthevirtualmachinethatneedstobeassignedtoaStorage
Center.
3 Intherightpane,clickAssigntoVirtualServeronStorageCenter.TheAssignSC
ServertoVirtualMachinedialogboxappears.
4 SelecttheStorageCenteronwhichtoassigntheserver.
5 ClickNext.
6 SelecttheserverontheStorageCentertoassigntothevirtualmachine.
7 ClickFinish.
Create a Storage Center Server Object for a Virtual Machine
IfthereisnovirtualserverobjectontheStorageCenter,createoneforthevirtualmachine.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectthevirtualmachinethatneedstobecreatedonaStorage
Center.
3 Intherightpane,clickCreateVirtualServeronStorageCenter.TheCreateSCServer
forVirtualMachinedialogboxappears.
4 SelecttheStorageCenteronwhichtocreatetheserver.
5 ClickNext.
6 EnteranamefortheserverintheServerNamefield.
7 SelecttheoperatingsystemoftheserverfromtheServerOperatingSystemfield.
8 ClickFinish.
Manually Mapping a Windows Server to a Storage Center Server
IftheWWNsofaserverarenotcorrectlyassociatedwiththeappropriateStorageCenter
serverobjects,youcanmanuallycreatethemappings.
Add a Mapping Between a Windows Server and a Storage Center Server
IfEnterpriseManagerdidnotautomaticallyrecognizetheWWNsofaWindowsserver
whenitwasregistered,manuallyassociatetheserverwithaStorageCenterserver.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelectaWindowsserverintheServerspane.TheSummarytabappears.
3 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickAddintheManualStorageCenterServerMappingarea.TheSelectStorage
Centerdialogboxappears.
5 SelecttheStorageCentertowhichyouwanttomapaserverandclickOK.TheSelect
Serverdialogboxappears.
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6 SelecttheserverobjectontheStorageCentertomaptoandclickOK.
7 ClickOK.TheservermappingisaddedandtheEditSettingsdialogboxreappears.
8 ClickOK.
Remove a Mapping Between a Windows Server and a Storage Center Server
IfaWindowsservernolongerusesstorageonamanuallymappedStorageCenter,youcan
removetheassociation.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelectaWindowsserverintheServerspane.TheSummarytabappears.
3 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 SelectthemappingtoremoveintheManualStorageCenterServerMappingarea.
5 ClickRemove.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
6 ClickOK.TheservermappingisremovedandtheEditSettingsdialogboxreappears.
7 ClickOK.
Managing Dell Compellent zNAS Appliances
UsetheServersviewtomoveazNASappliancetoaserverfolder,openthezNAS
ManagementWebApplication,orremovethezNASappliancefromEnterpriseManager.
IftheIPMIcardiscorrectlyconfigured,youcanviewhardwarestatus,clearthesystem
eventlog,andcontrolthepower.
View zNAS Appliance Information
TheSummarytabdisplaysinformationabouttheNASserversoftwareandhardware.
Prerequisites
ToviewhardwareinformationprovidedbyIPMI:
TheIPMIcardintheappliancemustbeconfiguredcorrectly.
IPMIcardinformationmustbeconfiguredinEnterpriseManager.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectazNASappliance.TheSummarytabappears.
See Also
IPMISupportforNASAppliancesonpage 171
Clear the IPMI System Event Log (SEL) for a zNAS appliance
UsetheServersviewtoremotelyclearthesystemeventlog.
Prerequisites
TheIPMIcardintheappliancemustbeconfigured.
IPMIcardinformationmustbeconfiguredinEnterpriseManager.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectazNASappliance.TheSummarytabappears.
3 ClickClearSEL.TheClearSELdialogboxappears.
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4 ClickOK.TheIPMIsystemeventlogiscleared.
Shut Down a zNAS Appliance
IftheIPMIcardisconfiguredcorrectly,youcanremotelyshutdownazNASappliance.
Prerequisites
TheIPMIcardintheappliancemustbeconfigured.
IPMIcardinformationmustbeconfiguredinEnterpriseManager.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectazNASappliance.TheSummarytabappears.
3 ClickPowerOff.ThePowerOffdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.TheNASserverispoweredoff.
Reset the Power for a zNAS Appliance
IftheIPMIcardisconfiguredcorrectly,youcanremotelyresetpowerforazNAS
appliance.
Prerequisites
TheIPMIcardintheappliancemustbeconfigured.
IPMIcardinformationmustbeconfiguredinEnterpriseManager.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectazNASappliance.TheSummarytabappears.
3 ClickPowerReset.ThePowerResetdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.ThepoweronthezNASapplianceisreset.
Refresh the Information Displayed about the zNAS Appliance
TheSummarytabprovidesanoptiontorefreshthedatadisplayedforazNASappliance.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectazNASappliance.TheSummarytabappears.
3 ClickUpdateInformation.TheUpdateInformationdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.TheinformationaboutthezNASapplianceisupdated.
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Managing NAS Appliances Powered by Windows Storage Server
TheServersviewdisplaysoperatingsystemandHBAconnectivityinformationaboutDell
CompellentNASappliancespoweredbyWindowsStorageServer.IftheIPMIcardis
correctlyconfigured,youcanviewhardwarestatus,clearthesystemeventlog,andcontrol
thepower.
View Operating System Information about a Windows-Based NAS Appliance
TheSummarytabdisplaysinformationabouttheNASserversoftwareandhardware.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectaWindowsbasedNASappliance.TheSummarytab
appears.
TheSummarytabdisplaysinformationabouttheapplianceoperatingsystem,
connectedStorageCenters,HBAports,volumes,andSpaceRecoveryhistory.
View HBA Connectivity Information for a Windows-Based NAS Appliance
TheConnectivitytabdisplaysinformationabouttheHBAsinstalledintheappliance.For
eachHBA,theStorageCenterServerPortspanedisplaysthecorrespondingStorage
Centerserverobjects.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectaWindowsbasedNASappliance.TheSummarytab
appears.
3 ClicktheConnectivitytab.
View Hardware Health Information for a Windows-Based NAS Appliance
TheIPMIcardintheWindowsbasedNASapplianceprovideshardwaremonitoringand
remotemanagementfunctionality.
Prerequisites
TheIPMIcardintheappliancemustbeconfigured.
IPMIcardinformationmustbeconfiguredinEnterpriseManager.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectaWindowsbasedNASappliance.TheSummarytab
appears.
3 ClicktheIPMItab.
TheIPMItabdisplaysIPMIalerts,fanspeed,temperature,voltage,andpowersupply
information.
Clear the System Event Log (SEL) for a Windows-based NAS appliance
IftheIPMIcardisconfiguredcorrectly,youcanremotelyclearthesystemeventlog.
Prerequisites
TheIPMIcardintheappliancemustbeconfigured.
IPMIcardinformationmustbeconfiguredinEnterpriseManager.
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Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectaWindowsbasedNASappliance.TheSummarytab
appears.
3 ClicktheIPMItab.
4 ClickClearSEL.TheClearSELdialogboxappears.
5 ClickOK.Thesystemeventlogiscleared.
Shut Down a Windows-Based NAS Appliance
IftheIPMIcardisconfiguredcorrectly,youcanremotelyshutdownaWindowsbased
NASappliance.
Prerequisites
TheIPMIcardintheappliancemustbeconfigured.
IPMIcardinformationmustbeconfiguredinEnterpriseManager.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectaWindowsbasedNASappliance.TheSummarytab
appears.
3 ClicktheIPMItab.
4 ClickPowerOff.ThePowerOffdialogboxappears.
5 ClickOK.Theapplianceispoweredoff.
Reset the Power for a Windows-Based NAS Appliance
IftheIPMIcardisconfiguredcorrectly,youcanremotelyresetpowerforaWindowsbased
NASappliance.
Prerequisites
TheIPMIcardintheappliancemustbeconfigured.
IPMIcardinformationmustbeconfiguredinEnterpriseManager.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,selectaWindowsbasedNASappliance.TheSummarytab
appears.
3 ClicktheIPMItab.
4 ClickPowerReset.ThePowerResetdialogboxappears.
5 ClickOK.Theappliancepowerisreset.
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Installing and Using the Server Agent on a Windows Server
ToregisteraWindowsservertoEnterpriseManager,theEnterpriseManagerServerAgent
mustbeinstalledontheserver.TheServerAgentallowsEnterpriseManagerto
communicatewiththeWindowsservertoretrieveinformation,streamlinestorage
managementfortheserver,andperformSpaceRecovery.
Download the Server Agent
DownloadtheServerAgentInstaller.msifilefromtheDatacollectorwebsite.Ifyouare
installingtheServerAgentonafullinstallationofWindowsServer,performthistaskfrom
theserver.IfyouareinstallingtheServerAgentonacoreinstallationofWindowsServer,
downloadtheServerAgentonanothercomputerandthentransferthefiletotheserver.
1 NavigatetothefollowingaddressinawebbrowsertoaccesstheDataCollector
Website:
https://<Data_Collector_Server>:<Web_Server_Port>
2 Ifacertificatewarningappears,acknowledgethewarningtocontinuetotheData
CollectorWebsite.
3 ClickDownloadintheServerAgentInstallerrowandsavetheinstallertothe
Windowsserverorvirtualmachine.
Install and Register the Server Agent
InstalltheEnterpriseManagerServerAgentonaWindowsservertocollectinformation
anddisplayinformationabouttheserver.IfyouareusingMicrosoftHyperV
virtualization,theServerAgentcanbeinstalledonthehostserverandvirtualmachines
runningWindows.IfyouareusingVMwarevirtualization,theServerAgentcanbe
installedonvirtualmachinesrunningWindows.
Install the Server Agent on a Server Core Installation of Windows Server
InstallMicrosoft.NETFramework2.0,opentherequiredTCPports,installtheServer
Agent,andregistertheServerAgenttotheDataCollector.
Prerequisites
TheServerAgentmustbedownloaded.
TheservermustmeettherequirementslistedinServerAgentRequirementsonpage 6.
TheservermusthavenetworkconnectivitytotheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
ThefirewallontheservermustallowTCPport27355inboundandTCPport8080
outbound.
Steps
1 RunthefollowingcommandtoinstallMicrosoft.NETFramework2.0.
start /w ocsetup NetFx2-ServerCore
2 TransfertheServerAgentInstaller.msifiletotheserver.
Variable Description
Data_Collector_Server ThehostnameorIPaddressoftheDataCollectorserver.
Web_Server_Port ThewebserverportoftheDataCollectorserver.Thedefaultis3033.
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3 FromthedirectorythatcontainstheServerAgentInstaller.msifile,runthefollowing
commandtoinstalltheServerAgent.
msiexec /i "Compellent Enterprise Manager Server Agent Setup.msi"
TheInstallShieldWizardappears.
4 CompletethewizardtoinstalltheServerAgent.
5 Onthelastpageofthewizard,selecttheLaunchServerAgentManagercheckbox,
thenclickFinish.ThePropertiesdialogboxappears.
6 RegistertheServerAgentwiththeEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
a SpecifytheaddressandportoftheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
Host/IPAddress:EnterthehostnameorIPaddressoftheDataCollector.
WebServicesPort:EntertheLegacyWebServicePortoftheDataCollector.The
defaultis8080.
b (Optional)ConfigureEnterpriseManagertoautomaticallyaddtheservertothe
StorageCenter(s)towhichithasconnectivity.
Toautomaticallyaddtheserver,selecttheAutomaticallyManageonStorage
Centercheckbox.
Toautomaticallyaddvirtualmachineshostedbytheserver,selectthe
AutomaticallyManageVirtualMachinesonStorageCentercheckbox.
c ClickOK.
See Also
DefaultPortsUsedbyEnterpriseManageronpage 7
RegisteraWindowsBasedServeronpage 171
ManuallyMappingaWindowsServertoaStorageCenterServeronpage 181
Install the Server Agent on a Full Installation of Windows Server
InstalltheServerAgentandregisterittotheDataCollector.
Prerequisites
TheServerAgentmustbedownloaded.
TheservermustmeettherequirementslistedinServerAgentRequirementsonpage 6.
TheservermusthavenetworkconnectivitytotheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
ThefirewallontheservermustallowTCPport27355inboundandTCPport8080
outbound.
IfyouareinstallingtheServerAgentonaNASserver,theIPMIcardmustbe
configured.
Note: ServerAgentscanalsoberegisteredusingtheServerviewinthe
EnterpriseManagerClient.
Note: IftheserverhasphysicaliSCSIHBAs,EnterpriseManagermaynot
automaticallyrecognizetheWWNsfortheserver.Inthissituation,configure
theiSCSIHBA(s)totargettheStorageCenter,createaserverontheStorage
Center,thenmanuallymaptheStorageCenterservertotheServerAgent.
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Steps
1 DoubleclickthedownloadedServerAgentInstaller.msifile.
IfaSecurityWarningdialogappears,clickRuntostarttheinstallation.
TheInstallShieldWizardappears.
2 CompletethewizardtoinstalltheServerAgent.
3 Onthelastpageofthewizard,selecttheLaunchServerAgentManagercheckbox,
thenclickFinish.ThePropertiesdialogboxappears.
4 RegistertheServerAgentwiththeEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
a SpecifytheaddressandportoftheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
Host/IPAddress:EnterthehostnameorIPaddressoftheDataCollector.
WebServicesPort:EntertheLegacyWebServicePortoftheDataCollector.The
defaultis8080.
b (Optional)ConfigureEnterpriseManagertoautomaticallyaddtheservertothe
StorageCenter(s)towhichithasconnectivity.
Toautomaticallyaddtheserver,selecttheAutomaticallyManageonStorage
Centercheckbox.
Toautomaticallyaddvirtualmachineshostedbytheserver,selectthe
AutomaticallyManageVirtualMachinesonStorageCentercheckbox.
c IftheServerAgentisinstalledonaNASserver,entertheIPMIconfigurationsettings
inthefollowingfields:
IPMIIPAddress:EntertheIPaddressoftheIPMIcard.
IPMIUserName:EntertheIPMIusername.
IPMIPassword:EntertheIPMIpassword.
d ClickOK.
See Also
DefaultPortsUsedbyEnterpriseManageronpage 7
RegisteraWindowsBasedServeronpage 171
ManuallyMappingaWindowsServertoaStorageCenterServeronpage 181
Note: ServerAgentscanalsoberegisteredusingtheServerviewinthe
EnterpriseManagerClient.
Note: IftheserverhasphysicaliSCSIHBAs,EnterpriseManagermaynot
automaticallyrecognizetheWWNsfortheserver.Inthissituation,configure
theiSCSIHBA(s)totargettheStorageCenter,createaserverontheStorage
Center,thenmanuallymaptheStorageCenterservertotheServerAgent.
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Manage the Server Agent with Server Agent Manager
UsetheServerAgentManagertomanageandconfiguretheServerAgentservice.
Start the Server Agent Manager
Undernormalconditions,theServerAgentManagerisminimizedtotheWindowssystem
tray.
ToopentheServerAgentManager,performeitherofthefollowingactionsontheserver:
IftheServerAgentManagerisminimized,doubleclicktheServerAgentManager
icon intheWindowssystemtray.
IftheServerAgentManagerisnotrunning,starttheEnterpriseManagerServerAgent
Managerapplication.
IftheServerAgentisinstalledonaservercoreinstallationofWindowsServer,runthe
followingcommand:
"c:\Program Files (x86)\Compellent Technologies\Enterprise Services
Agent\ServerAgentManager.exe"
TheServerAgentManagerwindowappears.
Change the Listening Port of the Server Agent Service
IfthedefaultServerAgentlisteningport(27355)isalreadyinuseontheserver,youcan
specifyacustomport.
1 InServerAgentManager,clickProperties.ThePropertiesdialogboxappears.
2 EntertheportnumberintheSocketListeningPortfield.
3 ClickOK.
Modify the Connection to the Data Collector
IftheDataCollectorport,hostname,orIPaddresshaschanged,usetheServerAgent
Managertoupdatetheinformation.
1 InServerAgentManager,clickProperties.ThePropertiesdialogboxappears.
2 SpecifytheaddressandportoftheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
Host/IPAddress:EnterthehostnameorIPaddressoftheDataCollector.
WebServicesPort:EntertheLegacyWebServicePortoftheDataCollector.The
defaultis8080.
Status Message Area
Control Buttons
Version and Port
Commands
Minimize/Close
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3 IftheServerAgentisinstalledonaNASserver,entertheconfigurationsettingsofIPMI
inthefollowingfields:
IPMIIPAddress:EntertheIPaddressoftheIPMIcard.
IPMIUserName:EntertheIPMIusername.
IPMIPassword:EntertheIPMIpassword.
4 ClickOK.ThePropertiesdialogboxcloses.
Update the Server Agent to Match the Data Collector Version
IftheDataCollectorisupdatedtoanewversion,usetheServerAgentManagertoupdate
theServerAgenttoamatchingversion.
1 IntheWindowssystemtray,doubleclicktheServerAgenticon.TheServerAgent
Managerwindowappears.
2 ClickCHECKFORUPGRADE.TheServerAgentcontactstheDataCollectorto
determineifanupdateisavailable.
IfanewServerAgentisavailable,theUpgradeAvailabledialogboxappears.
3 ClickOK.TheEnterpriseManagerwebsiteopensinthedefaultbrowserandprompts
youtodownloadtheupdatedServerAgentinstallfile.
4 SavetheServerAgentsetupfiletoalocaldiskontheWindowsserver.
5 Doubleclickonthesetupfile.IftheOpenFileSecurityWarningdialogboxappears,
clickRun.
AServerAgentupgradedialogboxappearsthatasksifyouwanttocontinue.
6 ClickYes.Theinstallwizardappears.
7 CompletetheinstallwizardtoupdatetheServerAgent.
Uninstalling the Server Agent
UninstalltheServerAgentifyounolongerneedtorunSpaceRecoveryorautomate
storagemanagementfortheserver.
Uninstall the Server Agent on a Full Installation of Windows Server
UsetheWindowsProgramsandFeaturescontrolpanelitemtouninstalltheCompellent
EnterpriseManagerServerAgentapplication.
Uninstall the Server Agent on a Core Installation of Windows Server
UsethewmiccommandtodeterminethePackageCachepathfortheServerAgent,then
uninstalltheServerAgentbyrunningthemsiexeccommand.
1 Runthefollowingcommandtodisplayinformationabouttheinstalledapplications.
wmic product list full
2 Intheoutputofthecommand,locatetheentryfortheServerAgent.
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Example:
Description=Compellent Enterprise Manager Server Agent
IdentifyingNumber={E27C9FDB-8FEC-45CB-8825-C507D6D7DCFF}
InstallDate=20130429
InstallLocation=C:\Program Files (x86)\Compellent
Technologies\Enterprise Services Agent\
InstallState=5
Name=Compellent Enterprise Manager Server Agent
PackageCache=C:\Windows\Installer\b5cdbfb.msi
SKUNumber=
Vendor=Dell
Version=6.4.1.17
3 RecordthepathlistedforthePackageCache.
4 Runthefollowingcommandtoinitiatetheuninstall.Replace<PackageCache>withthe
packagecachepathyourecordedinthepreviousstep.
msiexec /x <PackageCache>
Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
5 ClickYes.TheCompellentEnterpriseManagerServerAgentdialogboxappears.
6 SelectAutomaticallycloseapplicationsandattempttorestartthemaftersetupis
complete,thenclickOK.
Space Recovery on Windows
SpaceRecoveryusestheEnterpriseManagerServerAgenttofindandrecoverunuseddisk
spaceasreportedbyWindows.Theamountofspacethatcanberecovereddependsonthe
frequencyandexpirationofStorageCenterReplays.Ingeneral,morefrequentStorage
CenterReplayswithshorterexpirationtimesresultinmorerecoverablespace.Tobe
eligibleforrelease,aReplaymustbeexpiredwithnoStorageCenterViewVolumes
attached.
Guidelines for Space Recovery
Forbestresults,followtheseguidelinesforrunningSpaceRecovery:
ScheduleSpaceRecoverytorunonceperweekduringoffhours.
InsteadofrunningSpaceRecoveryimmediatelyonanyvolume,maximizetheamount
ofspacerecoveredbyschedulingSpaceRecoverytorunonceperweek.Ifyourun
SpaceRecoverymorefrequently,notethatDataProgressionmustrunontheStorage
CenterpriortoSpaceRecoveryinordertorecoverunusedspace.
ViewstoragetrendsonvolumesrunningSpaceRecoverytoseeprogressiveresults.
RegularlyscheduledSpaceRecoveryoperationsgraduallyresultinmorespace
recovery.ToseetheprogressiveresultsofSpaceRecovery,viewthestoragetrendsof
volumesrunningSpaceRecovery.
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General Space Recovery Requirements
ThefollowingtablesliststheSpaceRecoveryrequirementsforaWindowsserver:
See Also
ServerAgentRequirementsonpage 6
Space Recovery Requirements for Virtual Environments
ThefollowingtableliststhevirtualenvironmentssupportedbytheSpaceRecovery
feature:
Component Requirement
Operatingsystem Anyofthefollowingoperatingsystems(withlatestservicepacks):
WindowsServer2003
WindowsServer2008(fullinstallationonly)
WindowsServer2008R2(fullorcoreinstallation)
WindowsStorageServer2008R2
WindowsServer2012(fullorcoreinstallation)
Software EnterpriseManagerServerAgent
Disk/Volume OnlydisksinitializedasBasic(eitherMBRorGPT)aresupported.Dynamic
disksarenotsupported.
OnlyNTFSfilessystemssupported.
Clustersharedvolumesandvolumesthatwerestripedormirroredby
Windowsmirroringutilitiesarenotsupported.
Note: LiveVolumesarenotsupported.
Environment Supported Configurations for Windows Virtual Machines
VMware ThevirtualmachinemustberunningoneofthesupportedWindowsServer
operatingsystemsandconfiguredtoaccesstheStorageCentervolumeinone
ofthefollowingways:
DirectmapLUNusingtheMicrosoftiSCSISoftwareInitiator.
RawDeviceMappings(RDMs)inphysicalmodemappedthroughESXhost.
(RDMsinvirtualmodedonotworkwithSpaceRecovery.)
MicrosoftHyperV ThevirtualmachinemustberunningoneofthesupportedWindowsServer
operatingsystemsandconfiguredtoaccesstheStorageCentervolumeinone
ofthefollowingways:
DirectmapLUNusingtheMicrosoftiSCSISoftwareInitiator.
PassthroughdiskusingSCSIadapteronHyperVguest.(LUNsmapped
usingIDEadaptershowupasvirtualATAdevicesandwillnotworkwith
SpaceRecovery.)
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Space Recovery on Windows Server 2012
WindowsServer2012introducessupportfortheATATRIMandSCSIUNMAP
commands,whichnotifythestoragedevicethatcertainpreviouslyallocatedsectorsareno
longerneededandcanbepurged.StorageCenter6.3supportstheSCSIUNMAP
command,whichmeansthatSpaceRecoveryisnotneededforWindowsServer2012
volumesthatarehostedbyStorageCenter6.3orlater.
Becauseitisnotneeded,SpaceRecoveryisautomaticallydisabledforWindowsServer
2012volumesthatarehostedbyStorageCenter6.3orlater.However,SpaceRecoveryis
supportedforWindowsServer2012volumesthatarehostedbyStorageCenterversions
6.2andearlier.
Enabling Automated Space Recovery
AutomatedSpaceRecoverycanbeenabledforallregisteredservers,allserversinafolder,
individualservers,and/orindividualservervolumes.WhenAutomatedSpaceRecoveryis
enabled,thetimeofdaytoperformSpaceRecoverycanbespecified.
Globally Enable Automated Space Recovery
ToallowAutomatedSpaceRecoverytorun,itmustbeenabledglobally.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,clickServersProperties .TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
3 SelecttheAutomatedSpaceRecoverycheckbox.
4 IntheSpaceRecoveryTimeofDayfield,enterthetimeofdaytoperformautomated
SpaceRecovery.
5 ClickOK.
Globally Disable Automated Space Recovery
IfyouwanttopreventAutomatedSpaceRecoveryfromrunningwithoutchangingthe
SpaceRecoverysettingsforindividualfolders,servers,andvolumes,disableSpace
Recoveryglobally.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 IntheServerspane,clickServersProperties .TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
3 CleartheAutomatedSpaceRecoverycheckbox.
4 ClickOK.
Enable Automated Space Recovery for a Server Folder
YoucanenableAutomatedSpaceRecoveryforallserverscontainedbyaserverfolder.
Prerequisites
ForSpaceRecoverytorun,AutomatedSpaceRecoverymustbeenabledglobally.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 MakesureautomatedSpaceRecoveryisgloballyenabledunderServersProperties .
3 IntheServerspane,selectaserverfolder.
4 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
5 SelecttheAllowAutomatedSpaceRecoverycheckbox.
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6 TosetadefaultSpaceRecoveryschedule,selecttheVolumesUseDefaultSpace
RecoverySchedulecheckbox,thenspecifythescheduleintheSpaceRecovery
Schedulefields.
7 ClickOK.
See Also
GloballyEnableAutomatedSpaceRecoveryonpage 193
Enable Automated Space Recovery for a Windows Server
WhenyouenableAutomatedSpaceRecoveryforaserver,SpaceRecoveryisenabledfor
allvolumesthatarehostedbyaStorageCenter.
Prerequisites
AutomatedSpaceRecoverymustbeenabledglobally.
Iftheserverisamemberofoneormorefolders,theAllowAutomatedSpaceRecovery
checkboxmustbeselectedforeachparentfolder.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 MakesureautomatedSpaceRecoveryisenabledgloballyunderServersProperties
andontheparentserverfolder(s).
3 SelecttheWindowsserverintheServerspane.
4 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
5 SelecttheAllowAutomatedSpaceRecoverycheckbox.
6 TosetadefaultSpaceRecoveryschedule,selecttheVolumesUseDefaultSpace
RecoverySchedulecheckbox,thenspecifythescheduleintheSpaceRecovery
Schedulefields.
Daily:SpacerecoveryisperformedeverydayatthetimespecifiedinEnabling
AutomatedSpaceRecoveryonpage 193.
Weekly:Spacerecoveryisperformedeveryweek,ondayoftheweekselectedfrom
thedropdownmenuthatappears,andatthetimespecifiedinEnablingAutomated
SpaceRecoveryonpage 193.
Monthly:Spacerecoveryisperformedeverymonth,ondayofthemonthspecified
inthefieldthatappearsorthelastdayofthemonthifselected,atthetimespecified
inEnablingAutomatedSpaceRecoveryonpage 193.
7 ClickOK.
See Also
GloballyEnableAutomatedSpaceRecoveryonpage 193
EnableAutomatedSpaceRecoveryforaServerFolderonpage 193
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Specify a Space Recovery Schedule for an Individual Windows Volume
WhenyouenableAutomatedSpaceRecoveryforaserver,SpaceRecoveryisenabledfor
allvolumesthatarehostedbyaStorageCenter.
Prerequisites
AutomatedSpaceRecoverymustbeenabledglobally.
Iftheserverisamemberofoneormorefolders,theAllowAutomatedSpaceRecovery
checkboxmustbeselectedforeachparentfolder.
TheAllowAutomatedSpaceRecoverycheckboxmustbeselectedfortheparent
Windowsserver.
Steps
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 MakesureautomatedSpaceRecoveryisenabledgloballyunderServersProperties ,
ontheparentserverfolder(s),andtheparentserver.
3 SelectaWindowsvolumeintheServerspane.
4 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
5 MakesuretheAllowAutomatedSpaceRecoverycheckboxisselected.
6 SelecttheSetAutomatedSpaceRecoverySchedulecheckbox.
7 SelecthowoftentoperformSpaceRecoveryfromtheSpaceRecoverySchedule
dropdown.
Daily:SpacerecoveryisperformedeverydayatthetimespecifiedinEnabling
AutomatedSpaceRecoveryonpage 193.
Weekly:Spacerecoveryisperformedeveryweek,ondayoftheweekselectedfrom
thedropdownmenuthatappears,andatthetimespecifiedinEnablingAutomated
SpaceRecoveryonpage 193.
Monthly:Spacerecoveryisperformedeverymonth,ondayofthemonthspecified
inthefieldthatappearsorthelastdayofthemonthifselected,atthetimespecified
inEnablingAutomatedSpaceRecoveryonpage 193.
8 ClickOK.
See Also
GloballyEnableAutomatedSpaceRecoveryonpage 193
EnableAutomatedSpaceRecoveryforaServerFolderonpage 193
EnableAutomatedSpaceRecoveryforaWindowsServeronpage 194
Running Manual Space Recovery for a Volume
SpacerecoverycanbeperformedmanuallyonWindowsservervolumes.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelectthevolumeonwhichtorunspacerecoveryintheServerspane.
3 Intherightpane,clickRunSpaceRecovery.TheRunSpaceRecoverydialogbox
appears.
4 ClickOK.
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Viewing Space Recovery Results
TheresultsofSpaceRecoverycanbeviewedorsentbyemailtothecurrentuser.
View Space Recovery History
TheSpaceRecoveryHistorytabdisplaysalogofpastSpaceRecoveryruns.
1 ClicktheServersview.
2 SelectServersintheServerspane.
3 Intherightpane,clicktheSpaceRecoveryHistorytab.
Send Space Recovery Reports by Email
UsetheManageEventstabtoconfigureEnterpriseManagertosendSpaceRecovery
Reportstoyouremailaddress.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.
2 ClicktheManageEventstab.
3 SelecttheSpaceRecoveryReportcheckbox.
4 ClickOK.
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8 FluidFS Clusters
AFluidFSclusterisaNASsolutionthatallowsadministratorstoeasilyleverageDell
CompellentStorageCenterDynamicCapacity(thinprovisioning),highavailability,and
blocklevelstorageperformancewhileprovidingfilelevelstoragetoWindowsandUnix
clientsusingtheNFSandSMBprotocols.
Contents
RequiredComponentsforFluidFSClusters .................................... 197
FluidFSClusterStorageTerminology ......................................... 198
AddingandRemovingFluidFSClusters ....................................... 198
ManagingFluidFSClusters .................................................. 201
ManagingNASVolumes .................................................... 203
ManagingCIFSShares ...................................................... 207
ManagingNFSExports ..................................................... 209
MonitoringFluidFSClusters ................................................. 213
Required Components for FluidFS Clusters
TodeployaFluidFScluster,oneormoreStorageCentersandanEnterpriseManagerare
alsorequired.Thefollowingtabledescribeshowthesecomponentsinteract.
Component Function
FluidFScluster PresentsfilelevelstoragetoWindowsandUnixclientsusingtheNFSand
SMBprotocols
StorageCenter(s) Providethebackendstorage(NASpool)totheFluidFScluster
EnterpriseManager Providesmanagementandreportingfunctionality,including:
AddingStorageCenterstoaFluidFScluster
ManagingtheFluidFSclusterstoragepool
CreatingandmanagingNASvolumes,CIFSshares,andNFSexports
CreatingNASvolumesnapshots
MonitoringtheFluidFScluster
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FluidFS Cluster Storage Terminology
ThefollowingtabledefinesstorageterminologyrelatedtoFluidFSclusters.
Adding and Removing FluidFS Clusters
ThefollowingtasksdescribehowtoaddFluidFSclusters,organizethemintofolders,and
removethem.
Add a FluidFS Cluster
AddaFluidFSclustertomanageitwithEnterpriseManager.
Prerequisites
TheFluidFSclustermustbeinstalled,cabled,andconfiguredusingtheNASInitial
DeploymentUtility(IDU).
TheStorageCentersthatprovidestoragefortheFluidFSclustermustbeaddedto
EnterpriseManagerandhavefrontendconnectivitytotheFluidFScluster.
YourEnterpriseManageruseraccountmusthavetheAdministratororVolume
Managerprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectDellCompellentorFluidFSClusters.
3 Intherightpane,clickAddaFluidFSCluster.TheAddFluidFSClusterwizard
appearsanddisplaystheRegisterFluidFSClusterw/EnterpriseManagerpage.
4 CompletetheRegisterFluidFSClusterw/EnterpriseManagerpage.
a IntheHostorIPAddressfield,typethemanagementhostnameorIPaddressofthe
FluidFScluster.
b IntheUserNamefield,typethenameofanadministratorontheFluidFScluster.
c InthePasswordfield,typethepasswordfortheFluidFSadministrator.
Term Definition
NASpool ThesumofallbackendstorageprovidedbyoneormoreStorageCenters.
NASvolume AvirtualizedvolumethatconsumesstoragespaceintheNASpool.
AdministratorscancreateCIFSsharesandNFSexportsonaNASvolume
tosharethemwithauthorizedusers.AFluidFSclustersupportsmultiple
NASvolumes.
NASvolumesnapshot Animageofallthedatafrozenasreadonlyataspecificpointintime.
Snapshotsavoidduplicatingblocksiftheyareidenticaltotheblocksinthe
activefilesystem.OnlywhenfilesintheActivefilesystemaremodifiedor
addedaretheoriginalblocksappendedtothelatestsnapshot,which
consumesdiskspace.
CIFSshare AdirectoryinaNASvolumethatissharedonthenetworkusingthe
CommonInternetFileSystem(CIFS)protocol.
NFSexport AdirectoryinaNASvolumethatissharedonthenetworkusingthe
NetworkFileSystem(NFS)protocol.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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d IntheFolderpane,selecttheparentfolderfortheFluidFScluster.
e ClickNext.TheSelectStorageCenter(s)pageappears.
5 IntheStorageCenterspane,selectuptotwoStorageCentersthatwillprovidethe
blocklevelstoragefortheNASpool,thenclickNext.TheConfigureFileSystempage
appears.
6 IfaStorageCenterthatyouselectedhasmorethanonestoragetypeconfigured,a
dialogboxappears.FromtheStorageTypedropdownmenu,selectthestoragetypeto
usefortheNASpool,thenclickOK.
7 IntheNASPoolSizefield,entertheamountofstoragethattheStorageCenter(s)will
providefortheFluidFScluster,thenclickNext.
EnterpriseManagerconfiguresvolumesoneachStorageCentertomakeuptheNAS
pool.Thisprocesscantakeuptoahalfhourormore.Whentheprocessiscomplete,the
finalpageofthewizardappears.
8 ClickFinish.
Add a FluidFS Cluster Folder
AddaFluidFSclusterfoldertoorganizetheFluidFSclusters.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectFluidFSClusters.
3 Intherightpane,clickCreateFolder.TheCreateFolderdialogboxappears.
4 IntheNamefield,typeanameforthefolder.
5 IntheParentpane,selectaparentfolder.
6 ClickOK.
Delete a FluidFS Cluster Folder
YoucandeleteaFluidFSclusterfolderifitisunused.
Prerequisites
TheFluidFSclusterfoldermustbeempty.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFSclusterfolder.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
Change the Password for a FluidFS Cluster
IfyouneedtochangethepasswordfortheFluidFScluster,useEnterpriseManagerto
changeittoavoidconnectivityinterruptionsbetweentheclusterandEnterpriseManager.
1 UsetheNASManagerwebinterfacetochangetheFluidFSclusterpassword.
a IntheEnterpriseManagerClient,clicktheStorageview.
b IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
c Intherightpane,clickNASManager.TheNASManageropensinthedefault
browser.
d UsetheNASManagertochangetheFluidFSclusterpassword.
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2 ChangetheFluidFSclusterpasswordinEnterpriseManager.
a IntheEnterpriseManagerClient,clicktheStorageview.
b IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
c Intherightpane,clickUpdateInformation .ThemessageTheserversentHTTP
statuscode401:Unauthorizedappears.
d ClickReconnecttoFluidFSCluster.TheReconnecttoFluidFSClusterdialogbox
appears.
e TypethenewpasswordinthePasswordfield,thenclickOK.EnterpriseManager
reconnectstotheFluidFScluster.
f Intherightpane,clickUpdateInformation toupdatethedisplayedinformation.
Remove a FluidFS Cluster
RemoveaFluidFSclusterifyounolongerwanttomanageitusingEnterpriseManager.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeleteFluidFSClusterdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
Remove a FluidFS Cluster and Delete all Associated Storage Center Volumes
RemoveaFluidFSclusterandpermanentlydeleteallassociatedStorageCentervolumes
andserversifyouareredeployingtheclusterandyoudonotneedtoretainanyofthedata
itcontains.
Prerequisites
TheFluidFSclustermustbeturnedoff.
Steps
1 IntheEnterpriseManagerclient,clicktheStorageview,thenselecttheFluidFScluster.
2 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeleteFluidFSClusterdialogboxappears.
3 SelecttheDeletevolumesandServersfromassociatedStorageCenterscheckbox.
4 TopermanentlydeletetheFluidFSrelatedvolumesandserversfromtheStorage
Center(s),selecttheSkipRecyclingBinanddeletecompletelycheckbox.
5 Toconfirmthatyouwanttopermanentlydeletethedata,typethenameoftheFluidFS
clusterintheEntertheclusternametoconfirmdeletingdatafield.
6 ClickOK.
Caution: IfthischeckboxisselectedwhenyoudeletetheFluidFScluster,all
datarelatedtotheFluidFSclusterispermanentlyremovedfromtheStorage
Center(s).
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Managing FluidFS Clusters
PerformthesetaskstomanageaFluidFSclusterfromEnterpriseManager.
Move a FluidFS Cluster Into a Folder
MoveaFluidFSclusterintoafolderifyouwanttogroupitwithotherclusters.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickMove.TheSelectFolderdialogboxappears.
4 Selectaparentfolder,thenclickOK.
Open the FluidFS NAS Manager Web Interface
TheFluidFSNASManagerwebinterfaceincludessomemanagementfunctionalitythatis
notavailableinEnterpriseManager.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickNASManager.TheNASManageropensinthedefault
browser.
Expand the NAS Pool
ExpandtheNASpooliftheFluidFSclusterneedsmorespaceforNASvolumes.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickTasksStorageCentersExpandNASPool.TheExpand
NASPooldialogboxappears.
4 IntheNASPoolSizefield,enteravaluethatislargerthanthecurrentsizeoftheNAS
pool,thenclickOK.
EnterpriseManagerconfiguresadditionalStorageCentervolumesasnecessaryto
increasethesizeoftheNASpool.Thisprocesscantakeuptoahalfhourormore.
Add a Storage Center to Provide Storage for the NAS Pool
IftheStorageCenterthatcurrentlyprovidesbackendstoragefortheFluidFSclusteris
runningoutofspace,oryouwanttospreadoutthestorageload,youcanaddasecond
StorageCentertoprovidestoragefortheNASpool.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerandhavefrontendconnectivity
totheFluidFScluster.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 OntheSummarytab,clickTasksStorageCentersAddStorageCenter.TheAdd
StorageCenterdialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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4 IntheStorageCenterspane,selectaStorageCenterthatwillprovideadditional
blocklevelstoragefortheNASpool.
5 IftheStorageCenterthatyouselectedhasmorethanonestoragetypeconfigured,a
dialogboxappears.FromtheStorageTypedropdownmenu,selectthestoragetypeto
usefortheNASpool,thenclickOK.
6 IntheNASPoolSizefield,enterthenewsizeoftheNASpool.
IfyouspecifyavaluethatislessthantwicethesizeoftheexistingNASpool,thenew
storagespaceisallocatedexclusivelyonthenewStorageCenter.
IfyouspecifyavaluethatismorethantwicethesizeoftheexistingNASpool,new
storagespaceisallocatedonbothStorageCenters.First,storageisallocatedonthe
newStorageCenterequaltotheexistingsizeoftheNASpool.Next,additional
storageisallocatedonbothStorageCenterstoachievethespecifiedNASpoolsize.
7 ClickOK.
EnterpriseManagerconfiguresStorageCentervolumestoincreasethesizeoftheNAS
pool.Thisprocesscantakeuptoahalfhourormore.
Send Diagnostic Information to Dell Compellent for Troubleshooting
IfFluidFSclustertroubleshootingisnecessary,youcansenddiagnosticinformationtoDell
Compellent.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickTriggerDiagnostics.TheTriggerDiagnosticsdialogbox
appears.
4 ClickOK.
Verify Storage Connections
VerifyingstorageconnectionsgathersthelatestserverdefinitionsontheFluidFScluster
andmakessurethatmatchingserverobjectsaredefinedontheStorageCenter(s).
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickTasksStorageCentersVerifyStorageConnections.The
VerifyStorageConnectionsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
Note: ThesizeoftheNASpoolmustincreaseinordertotakeadvantageofthe
storageprovidedbythenewStorageCenter.
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Managing NAS Volumes
PerformthesetaskstomanageFluidFSclusterNASvolumesfromEnterpriseManager.
Add a NAS Volume
AddaNASvolumetoallocatestoragethatcanbesharedonthenetwork.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab,thenclickTasksAddNASvolume.TheAddNASvolume
dialogboxappears.
4 IntheNamefield,typeanamefortheNASvolume.SpacesarenotallowedinNAS
volumenames.
5 IntheAllocatedSpacefield,typetheallocatedsizeoftheNASvolumeinkilobytes
(KB),megabytes(MB),gigabytes(GB),orterabytes(TB).
6 FromtheSecurityStyledropdownmenu,chooseafileaccesssecuritymethodforthe
NASvolume.
ToallowbothUNIXandNTFSsecuritymethods,selectMIXED.Ifyouchoosethis
option,thedefaultsecurityofafileordirectoryisthelastoneset.Permissionsand
accessrightsfromonemethodtoanotherareautomaticallytranslated.
TouseUNIXpermissionsforallprotocols,selectUNIX.Filepermissionscanbe
alteredonlyusingthechmodandchowncommandsthroughNFSmounts.
TouseNTFSAccessControlLists(ACLs)forallprotocols,selectNTFS.File
permissionandaccessrightscanbealteredonlyfromaWindowsclient.
7 IfyouselectedUNIX,configurethedefaultUNIXfolderandfilepermissions.
a IntheDefaultUNIXfilepermissionsarea,selectorclearExecute,Write,andRead
checkboxesasneededtomodifythefilepermissions.
b IntheDefaultUNIXfolderpermissionsarea,selectorclearExecute,Write,and
Readcheckboxesasneededtomodifythefolderpermissions.
8 Configuretheremainingattributesasneeded.Theseattributesaredescribedinthe
OnlineHelp.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheNASvolumeappearsintheFileSystemtab
navigationtree.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: TheTasksmenuisavailableonallFluidFSclustertabs.However,after
NASvolumesarecreatedtheyaremanagedontheFileSystemtab.
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Rename a NAS Volume
UsetheEditNASVolumedialogboxtorenameaNASvolume.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolume.
5 Intherightpane,clickEdit.TheEditNASVolumedialogboxappears.
6 ModifytheNamefieldasnecessary.SpacesarenotallowedinNASvolumenames.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Change the Allocated Size of a NAS Volume
IfaNASvolumeisrunningoutofspace,youcanincreasetheallocatedsize.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolume.
5 Intherightpane,clickEdit.TheEditNASVolumedialogboxappears.
6 IntheNASPoolSizefield,typeanewsizeinkilobytes(KB),megabytes(MB),
gigabytes(GB),orterabytes(TB).
7 ClickOK.
Change the Alert Threshold Percentage for NAS Volume Low Space Alerts
YoucanconfiguretheNASvolumeusagepercentageatwhichanalertisissued.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolume.
5 Intherightpane,clickEdit.TheEditNASVolumedialogboxappears.
6 IntheUsedSpaceAlertThresholdPercentfield,typeNASvolumeusagepercentage
atwhichyouwantanalerttobeissued.
7 ClickOK.
Change the Interval at Which File Access Time Stamps are Updated for a NAS
Volume
Forperformancereasons,theintervalatwhichfileaccesstimestampsareupdatedfor
readsisconfigurable.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolume.
Note: ThecombinedsizeofallNASvolumescannotexceedthesizeoftheNAS
pool.
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5 Intherightpane,clickEdit.TheEditNASVolumedialogboxappears.
6 FromtheAccessTimeGranularitydropdownmenu,selectlevelofaccuracyforfile
accesstimestamps.
Topreventfileaccesstimestampsfrombeingupdatedforanyreads,select
Disabled.
Toenablefileaccesstimestampsforallreads,selectAlways.
Toupdatefileaccesstimestampsonceinagiventimeintervaltoimprove
performance,selectEveryFiveMinutes,Hourly,Daily,orWeekly.
7 ClickOK.
Change the File Access Security Method for a NAS Volume
SelectthefileaccesssecuritymethodfortheNASvolumethatbestmatchesyournetwork
environment.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolume.
5 Intherightpane,clickEdit.TheEditNASVolumedialogboxappears.
6 FromtheSecurityStyledropdownmenu,chooseafileaccesssecuritymethodforthe
NASvolume.
ToallowbothUNIXandNTFSsecuritymethods,selectMIXED.Ifyouchoosethis
option,thedefaultsecurityofafileordirectoryisthelastoneset.Permissionsand
accessrightsfromonemethodtoanotherareautomaticallytranslated.
TouseUNIXpermissionsforallprotocols,selectUNIX.Filepermissionscanonlybe
alteredusingthechmodandchowncommandsthroughNFSmounts.
TouseNTFSAccessControlLists(ACLs)forallprotocols,selectNTFS.File
permissionandaccessrightscanonlybealteredfromaWindowsclient.
7 IfyouselectedUNIX,configurethedefaultUNIXfolderandfilepermissions.
a IntheDefaultUNIXfilepermissionsarea,selectorclearExecute,Write,andRead
checkboxesasneededtomodifythefilepermissions.
b IntheDefaultUNIXfolderpermissionsarea,selectorclearExecute,Write,and
Readcheckboxesasneededtomodifythefolderpermissions.
8 ClickOK.
Create a Snapshot of a NAS Volume
CreateaNASvolumesnapshottotakeapointintimecopythedata.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolume.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateSnapshot.TheCreateSnapshotdialogboxappears.
6 IntheNamefield,typeauniquesnapshotname.Spacesarenotallowedinsnapshot
names.
7 ClickOK.
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Rename a NAS Volume Snapshot
NASvolumescanberenamedfromtheSnapshotssubtabontheFileSystemtab.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolume.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheSnapshotssubtab.
6 Selectthesnapshotyouwanttorename,thenclickEditundertheSnapshotssubtab.
TheEditSnapshotdialogboxappears.
7 IntheNamefield,typeauniquesnapshotname.Spacesarenotallowedinsnapshot
names.
8 ClickOK.
Delete a NAS Volume Snapshot
Ifyounolongerneedthedata,youcandeleteaNASvolumesnapshot.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolume.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheSnapshotssubtab.
6 Selectthesnapshotyouwanttodelete,thenclickDeleteundertheSnapshotssubtab.
TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
7 ClickOK.
Delete a NAS Volume
TodeleteaNASvolume,itcannothaveanyCIFSsharesorNFSexports.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolume.
5 DeleteallCIFSsharesfromthevolume.
a ClicktheCIFSSharessubtab.
b ForeachCIFSshare,selecttheshareandthenclickDelete.TheDeleteObjects
dialogboxappears.
c ClickOK.
6 DeleteallNFSexportsfromthevolume.
a ClicktheNFSExportssubtab.
b ForeachNFSexport,selecttheexportandthenclickDelete.TheDeleteObjects
dialogboxappears.
c ClickOK.
7 Nearthetopoftherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
8 ClickOK.
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Managing CIFS Shares
PerformthesetaskstomanageCommonInternetFileSystem(CIFS)sharesfromEnterprise
Manager.
Create a CIFS Share
CreateaCIFSsharetoshareadirectoryinaNASvolumeusingtheCommonInternetFile
System(CIFS)protocol.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststhedirectoryyouwanttoshare.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateCIFSShare.TheCreateCIFSsharedialogboxappears.
6 IntheShareNamefield,typeanamefortheCIFSshare.
7 InthePathfield,typethepathofthedirectorytoshare.
TosharetheentireNASvolume,type/.
Ifthedirectoryhasnotbeencreated,selecttheCreateafolderifitdoesnotexist
checkbox.
8 Configuretheremainingattributesasneeded.Theseattributesaredescribedinthe
OnlineHelp.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Change the Directory Shared by a CIFS Share
YoucanchangethedirectorythatissharedbyaCIFSsharewithoutchangingtheCIFS
sharename.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheCIFSshare.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheCIFSSharessubtab.
6 SelecttheCIFSshareyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditbelowtheCIFSSharessubtab.
TheEditCIFSsharedialogboxappears.
7 InthePathfield,typethepathofthedirectorytoshare.
TosharetheentireNASvolume,type/.
Ifthedirectoryhasnotbeencreated,selecttheCreateafolderifitdoesnotexist
checkbox.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Allow Hosts that do not Belong to the Active Directory Domain to Access the CIFS
Share
YoucanallowgueststhatarenotpartoftheActiveDirectoryDomaintoaccessaCIFS
share.However,guestaccesstoindividualfilesintheCIFSshareiscontrolledbyNTFS
AccessControlLists(ACLs)atthefilelevel.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheCIFSshare.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheCIFSSharessubtab.
6 SelecttheCIFSshareyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditbelowtheCIFSSharessubtab.
TheEditCIFSsharedialogboxappears.
7 SelecttheAllowGuestscheckbox,thenclickOK.
Hide Files for a CIFS Share
FilesthatarelocatedintheshareddirectorycanbehiddenfromtheCIFSshare.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheCIFSshare.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheCIFSSharessubtab.
6 SelecttheCIFSshareyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditbelowtheCIFSSharessubtab.
TheEditCIFSsharedialogboxappears.
7 IntheHiddenFilesfield,typeacommaseparatedlistoffilenamestohidefromCIFS
clients.Usetheasterisk(*)asawildcardcharacter.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Configure Anti-Virus Scanning for a CIFS Share
Ifantivirusscanningisenabled,youcanconfigureavirusscanningpolicyforfile
extensionsandcontrolhowinfectedfilesarehandled.
Prerequisites
Forantivirusscanningtofunction,oneormoreantivirushostsmustbespecifiedinthe
FluidFSNASManagerwebinterface.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheCIFSshare.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheCIFSSharessubtab.
6 SelecttheCIFSshareyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditbelowtheCIFSSharessubtab.
TheEditCIFSsharedialogboxappears.
7 SelecttheAntiViruscheckbox.Theantivirusoptionsappear.
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8 FromtheAntiVirusPolicydropdown,selectanoptiontocontrolhowvirusinfected
filesarehandled:
DoNothing:Whenselected,deniesaccesstotheclientandkeepsthefileinits
originallocation.AccessisallowedonlythroughotherCIFSshare(s)thatdoesnot
useantivirusscanning.
Quarantine:Whenselected,deniesaccesstotheclientandmovesthefiletothe
.QuarantinefolderintheNASvolumerootfolder.
Remove:Whenselected,deniesaccesstotheclientanddeletesthefile.
9 (Optional)IntheAntiVirusexclusiondirectoriesfield,typeacommaseparatedlistof
directoriestoexemptfromantivirusscanning.
10 Configureanantivirusscanningpolicyforfileextensions.
Toscanonlyfileswithspecificextensions,selectIncludefromtheAntiVirus
ExtensionsPolicydropdown,thentypeacommaseparatedlistoffileextensionsto
scanforvirusesintheScanONLYfileswiththefollowingextensionsfield.
Toscanallfilesexceptfilesthathavespecificextensions,selectExcludefromthe
AntiVirusExtensionsPolicydropdown,thentypeacommaseparatedlistoffile
extensionstoexemptfromantivirusscanningintheScanallfilesEXCEPTfiles
withthefollowingextensionsfield.
11 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Delete a CIFS Share
IfyoudeleteaCIFSshare,thedataintheshareddirectoryisnolongersharedbutitisnot
removed.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheCIFSshare.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheCIFSSharessubtab.
6 SelecttheCIFSshareyouwanttomodify,thenclickDeletebelowtheCIFSShares
subtab.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
7 ClickOK.
Managing NFS Exports
PerformthesetaskstomanageNetworkFileSystem(NFS)exportsfromEnterprise
Manager.
Create an NFS Export
CreateanNFSexporttoshareadirectoryinaNASvolumeusingtheNetworkFileSystem
(NFS)protocol.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
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4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststhedirectoryyouwanttoshare.
5 Intherightpane,clickCreateNFSexport.TheCreateNFSexportdialogboxappears.
6 IntheShareNamefield,typeanamefortheNFSexport.
7 InthePathfield,typethepathofthedirectorytoshare.
TosharetheentireNASvolume,type/.
Ifthedirectoryhasnotbeencreated,selecttheCreateafolderifitdoesnotexist
checkbox.
8 Configuretheremainingattributesasneeded.Theseattributesaredescribedinthe
OnlineHelp.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Change the Directory Shared by an NFS Export
YoucanchangethedirectorythatissharedbyanNFSexportwithoutchangingtheNFS
exportname.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheNFSexport.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheNFSExportssubtab.
6 SelecttheNFSexportyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditbelowtheNFSExports
subtab.TheEditNFSexportdialogboxappears.
7 InthePathfield,typethepathofthedirectorytoshare.
TosharetheentireNASvolume,type/.
Ifthedirectoryhasnotbeencreated,selecttheCreateafolderifitdoesnotexist
checkbox.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Specify Which Users are Allowed to Access an NFS Export
Youcanchoosetheusersthataretrustedbycategory.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheNFSexport.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheNFSExportssubtab.
6 SelecttheNFSexportyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditbelowtheNFSExports
subtab.TheEditNFSexportdialogboxappears.
7 FromtheTrustUsersdropdownmenu,selectthecategoryofusersthataretrusted.All
otherusersareidentifiedasguests.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
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Specify Which Client Hosts are Allowed to Access an NFS Export
YoucanallowaccesstoallclienthostsorrestrictaccessbasedonIPaddress,subnetwork,
ornetgroupdefinedinanexternalNetworkInformationServices(NIS)orLightweight
DirectoryAccessProtocol(LDAP)server.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheNFSexport.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheNFSExportssubtab.
6 SelecttheNFSexportyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditbelowtheNFSExports
subtab.TheEditNFSexportdialogboxappears.
7 FromtheExporttodropdownmenu,selectamethodtograntaccesstoclienthosts:
Toallaccesstoallhosts,selectAllClients.
Toallowaccesstoasinglehost,selectOneClient.
Toallowaccesstoallhostsinaspecificsubnetwork,selectClientsInNetwork.
Toallowaccesstoallhoststhatbelongtoanetgroupdefinedontheexternal
NetworkInformationServices(NIS)orLightweightDirectoryAccessProtocol
(LDAP)server,selectClientsInNetgroup.
8 IfyouselectedOneClient,ClientsInNetwork,orClientsInNetgroup,specifywhich
clienthostsareallowedtoaccesstheNFSexport:
IfyouselectedOneClient,typetheIPaddressorhostnameofthehostintheIPor
DomainNamefield.
IfyouselectedClientsinNetwork,typethenetworkaddressintheIPaddressfield,
thentypethesubnetmaskintheExportNetmaskfield.
IfyouselectedClientsInNetgroup,typethenameofthenetgroupintheNetgroup
field.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Enable or Disable Write Access for an NFS Export
YoucandisablewriteaccessforanNFSexporttopreventclientsfromchanginganyfiles.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheNFSexport.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheNFSExportssubtab.
6 SelecttheNFSexportyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditbelowtheNFSExports
subtab.TheEditNFSexportdialogboxappears.
7 Enableordisablewriteaccess:
Toenablewriteaccess,selectRead/write.
Todisablewriteaccess,selectReadonly.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
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Disallow Insecure Ports for an NFS Export
YoucanpreventclientsfromaccessingtheNFSexportfrominsecureports(1024and
higher).
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheNFSexport.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheNFSExportssubtab.
6 SelecttheNFSexportyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditbelowtheNFSExports
subtab.TheEditNFSexportdialogboxappears.
7 SelecttheRequireSecurePortcheckbox.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Limit the Reported Size for an NFS Export
ToallowclientsthatdonotsupportlargefilesystemstoaccesstheNFSexport,limitthe
reportedsizeoftheNFSexport.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheNFSexport.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheNFSExportssubtab.
6 SelecttheNFSexportyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditbelowtheNFSExports
subtab.TheEditNFSexportdialogboxappears.
7 SelecttheLimitReportedSizecheckbox.
8 IntheMaximumReportedSizefield,typethemaximumsizetoreportinkilobytes
(KB),megabytes(MB),gigabytes(GB),orterabytes(TB).
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Delete an NFS Export
IfyoudeleteanNFSexport,thedataintheshareddirectoryisnolongersharedbutitisnot
removed.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheFileSystemtab.
4 Inthenavigationtree,selecttheNASvolumethathoststheNFSexport.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheNFSExportssubtab.
6 SelecttheNFSexportyouwanttodelete,thenclickDeletebelowtheNFSExports
subtab.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
7 ClickOK.
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Monitoring FluidFS Clusters
ThefollowingsectionsdescribemonitoringoptionsforFluidFSclusters:
ViewingFluidFSSummaryInformationonpage 213
ViewingDetailedFluidFSStatusInformationonpage 214
MonitoringFluidFSFileSystemsonpage 216
MonitoringFluidFSPerformanceonpage 217
ViewingtheFluidFSClusterEventLogonpage 219
Viewing FluidFS Summary Information
WhenaFluidFSclusterisselectedintheStoragepane,summaryinformationisdisplayed
ontheSummarytab.
ThefollowingsummarypanesappearontheSummarytab:
Status:DisplaysasummaryofstorageusageandFluidFSclusterstatus.
LoadBalancing:Displaysasummaryofhowtheclusterloadisdistributedacross
individualFluidFScontrollers.
Controllers:DisplaysastatussummaryfortheFluidFScontrollersintheclusters.
NASVolumes:DisplaysasummaryoftheNASvolumesthatareconfiguredonthe
FluidFScluster.
StorageCenterServers:DisplaystheStorageCentersthatprovideblocklevelstorage
totheFluidFScluster.
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View FluidFS Summary Information
ViewsummaryinformationforaFluidFSclustertogetastatusoverview.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheSummarytab.
Refresh the Information Displayed in a Summary Pane
Theinformationineachsummarypanecanbeupdatedindividually.
Toupdatetheinformationinasummarypane,click .
Collapse a Summary Pane
Eachsummarypanecanbecollapsedindividually.
Tocollapseasummarypane,click .
Expand a summary pane
Eachsummarypanecanbeexpandedindividually.
Toexpandasummarypane,click .
Viewing Detailed FluidFS Status Information
WhenaFluidFSclusterisselectedintheStoragepane,detailedstatusinformationis
displayedontheDetailstab.
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View Status Messages for all Controllers in a FluidFS Cluster
SelecttheFluidFSclusternodeontheDetailstabtoviewacombinedlistofstatus
messagesforallcontrollers.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheDetailstab.
4 IntheDetailstabnavigationpane,makesuretheFluidFSclusterisselected.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheStatusMessagestab.
View Status Messages for a Single FluidFS Controller
SelecttheindividualcontrollernodeontheDetailstabtoviewathestatusmessagesfora
singlecontroller.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheDetailstab.
4 IntheDetailstabnavigationpane,selectthecontroller.
5 Intherightpane,viewthecontentsoftheStatusMessagestab.
View FluidFS Cluster License Information
FluidFSclusterlicenseinformationcannotbechangedfromEnterpriseManager.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheDetailstab.
4 IntheDetailstabnavigationpane,makesuretheFluidFSclusterisselected.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheInstalledLicensestab.
View the Storage Center Volumes that Make Up the NAS Pool
TheStorageCentervolumesthatmakeuptheNASpoolareautomaticallycreatedduring
setup.AdditionalvolumesareautomaticallycreatedwhenaStorageCenterisaddedto
providestorageforthepool.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheDetailstab.
4 IntheDetailstabnavigationpane,makesuretheFluidFSclusterisselected.
5 Intherightpane,clicktheLUNstab.
View FluidFS Cluster Network Interface Information
FluidFSclusternetworkinterfaceinformationcanbeusefultotroubleshootconnectivity
issues.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheDetailstab.
4 IntheDetailstabnavigationpane,selectNetwork.TheFluidFSclusterinterfacesare
displayedintherightpane.
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5 (Optional)Intherightpane,selectanetworkinterfacetoviewadditionalinterface
information.
Monitoring FluidFS File Systems
WhenaFluidFSclusterisselectedintheStoragepane,overviewinformationaboutthe
configuredfilesystemsisdisplayedontheFileSystemstab.
AgraphdisplaysstorageusagedatafortheNASpool.
Thefollowingtabsaredisplayed:
NASVolumestab:DisplaysasummaryoftheNASvolumesthatareconfiguredonthe
FluidFScluster.
CIFSSharestab:Displaysasummaryofnetworkfilesharesconfiguredforthe
CommonInternetFileSystem(CIFS)protocol.
NFSExportstab:DisplaysasummaryofnetworkexportsconfiguredfortheNetwork
FileSystem(NFS)protocol.
HistoricalStorageUsagetab:Displaysalinechartthatshowsstorageusageovertime.
HistoricalObjectCounttab:DisplaysalinechartthatshowsthenumberofNAS
volumes,CIFSshares,NFSexports,andsnapshotsovertime.
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Monitoring FluidFS Performance
WhenaFluidFSclusterisselectedintheStoragepane,performanceinformationis
displayedonthePerformancetab.
Thefollowingtabsaredisplayed:
LoadBalancingtab:DisplayslinechartsthatshowCPUloadandclientconnections
overtime.
TrafficStatisticstab:Displayslinechartsthatshownetworktrafficstatisticsovertime.
ControllerComparisontab:Displayslinechartsthatshownetworkconnectionsand
loadforeachFluidFScontrollerovertime.
Change the Period of Data to Display on the Performance Tab
Toviewhistoricalperformancedata,youcanchangethetimeperiodbyselectinga
preconfiguredtimeperiodorbyspecifyingacustomtimeperiod.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClickthePerformancetab.
4 Clickoneofthefollowingbuttonstochangetheperiodofperformancedatatodisplay:
LastDay:Displaysthepast24hoursofIOusagedata.
Last3Days:Displaysthepast72hoursofIOusagedata.
Last5Days:Displaysthepast120hoursofIOusagedata.
LastWeek:Displaysthepast168hoursofIOusagedata.
LastMonth:DisplaysIOusagedataforthepastmonth.
Custom:Displaysoptionsthatallowyoutospecifythestarttimeandtheendtime
oftheIOusagedatatodisplay.
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5 IfyouclickedCustom,performthefollowingtaskstospecifythestarttimeandend
timeoftheIOusagedatatodisplay.
Tospecifythestarttime:
a SelectOtherfromtheStartTimedropdownmenu.
b Selectthestartdateofthetimeperiodtodisplayfromthedatedropdownmenu
calendar.
c Specifythestarttimeofthetimeperiodinthetimefield.
Tosetthestarttimetothebeginningoftheday,selecttheStartofDaycheckbox.
d ClickUpdatetodisplayIOusagedatausingthespecifiedstarttime.
Tospecifytheendtime:
a CleartheUseCurrentcheckbox.
b Selectthestopdateofthetimeperiodtodisplayfromthedatedropdownmenu
calendar.
c Specifythestoptimeofthetimeperiodinthetimefield.
Tosetthestoptimetotheendoftheday,selecttheEndofDaycheckbox.
d ClickUpdatetodisplayIOusagedatausingthespecifiedendtime.
Zoom In on an Area of the Graph
Youcanzoomintoexaminethedataingreaterdetail.
1 Usethemousetoselectanareaofthegraphinwhichtozoom.
a Clickandholdtherightorleftmousebuttononthegraph.
b Dragthemousetotherighttoselectanareaofthegraph.
2 Releasethemousebuttontozoomintotheselectedareaofthegraph.
Return to the Normal View of the Graph
Ifyouhavezoomedinonanareaofthegraph,youcanreturntothenormalview.
1 Clickandholdtherightorleftmousebuttononthegraph.
2 Dragthemousetothelefttoreturntothenormalzoomlevelofthegraph.
Save the Graph as a PNG Image
YoucanexportthegraphasaPNGimageforuseinothercontexts.
1 RightclickthegraphandselectSaveAs.TheSavedialogboxappears.
2 SelectalocationtosavetheimageandenteranamefortheimageintheFilenamefield.
3 ClickSavetosavethegraph.
Print the Graph
Ifyourcomputerisconnectedtoaprinter,youcanprintthegraph.
1 RightclickthegraphandselectPrint.ThePageSetupdialogboxappears.
2 SelectthepapersizetoprinttofromtheSizedropdownmenu.
3 SelecttheLandscaperadiobuttontoallowtheentiregraphtoprint.
4 ClickOK.ThePrintdialogboxappears.
5 SelecttheprintertousefromtheNamedropdownmenu.
6 ClickOK.Thegraphisprintedtotheselectedprinter.
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Viewing the FluidFS Cluster Event Log
TheEventstabdisplaystheFluidFSclustereventlog.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheFluidFScluster.
3 ClicktheEventstab.
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Disaster Recovery
Thissectiondescribeshowtopreparefordisasterrecoveryandactivatedisasterrecoverywhenneeded.It
alsocontainsinstructionsaboutusingtheDellCompellentStorageReplicationAdapter(SRA),which
allowssitestouseVMwarevCenterSiteRecoveryManagerwithDellCompellentStorageCenters.
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Disaster Recovery
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9 Remote Storage Centers and QoS
AremoteStorageCenterisaStorageCenterthatisconfiguredtocommunicatewiththe
localStorageCenterovertheFibreChanneland/oriSCSItransportprotocols.Qualityof
Service(QoS)definitionscontrolhowbandwidthisusedtosendreplicationandLive
VolumedatabetweenlocalandremoteStorageCenters.
Contents
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CreatingandManagingQualityofServiceDefinitions .......................... 225
Connecting to Remote Storage Centers
AremoteStorageCenterisaStorageCenterthatisconfiguredtocommunicatewiththe
localStorageCenterovertheFibreChanneland/oriSCSItransportprotocols.Once
connected,volumescanbereplicatedfromoneStorageCentertotheother,orLive
VolumescanbecreatedusingbothStorageCenters.
StorageCenterscanbeconnectedtoeachotherusingFibreChannel,iSCSI,orboth.To
connectStorageCenters,performthetasksthatcorrespondtothetypeofconnectionyou
wanttouse:
ConnectingStorageCentersUsingFibreChannel
ConnectingStorageCentersUsingiSCSI
Connecting Storage Centers Using Fibre Channel
WhenStorageCentersareconnectedtothesameFibreChannelfabricandzoningis
configuredcorrectly,eachStorageCenterautomaticallyappearsasaremoteStorage
Center;noadditionalconfigurationstepsarerequired.
1 ConnectbothStorageCenterstothesameFibreChannelfabric.
2 ConfigureFibreChannelzoningtoallowtheStorageCenterstocommunicate.When
communicationisestablished,eachStorageCenterautomaticallyappearsasaremote
StorageCenter.
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Connecting Storage Centers Using iSCSI
ThefollowingtasksdescribehowtoaddandremoveiSCSIconnectionstoremoteStorage
Centers.
Configure an iSCSI Connection for a Remote Storage Center
AddaniSCSIconnectiontoaremoteStorageCenterifyouwanttotransferreplicationand/
orLiveVolumedatausingtheiSCSIprotocol.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCenter(s)forwhichyouwanttoconfigureiSCSIconnectionsmustbeaddedto
EnterpriseManager.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectRemoteStorageCenters.
5 Intherightpane,clickConfigureiSCSIConnection.TheConfigureiSCSIConnection
wizardappears.
6 SelecttheStorageCenterforwhichyouwanttoconfigureaniSCSIconnection,then
clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
7 SelectiSCSIcontrollerportsandselectthenetworkspeed.
a IntheLocaliSCSIControllerPortstable,selecttheiSCSIport(s)onthelocalStorage
CentertousefortheiSCSIconnection.
b IntheRemoteiSCSIControllerPortstable,selecttheiSCSIport(s)ontheremote
StorageCentertousefortheiSCSIconnection.
c FromtheiSCSINetworkTypedropdownmenu,selecttheoptionthatcorresponds
tothespeedoftheconnectionbetweentheStorageCenters.
8 (Optional)Ifnetworkaddresstranslation(NAT)isperformedfortheconnection
betweenthelocalStorageCenterandremoteStorageCenter,configureNATsettings.
a SelecttheConfigureusingNetworkAddressTranslation(NAT)checkbox.The
ConfigureNATdialogboxappears.
b ForeachlocaliSCSIport,typethetranslatedIPaddressinthecorrespondingNAT
IPAddressfield.
c ForeachremoteiSCSIport,typethetranslatedIPaddressinthecorrespondingNAT
IPAddressfield.
d Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
9 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Remove an iSCSI Connection to a Remote Storage Center
IfnoreplicationsorLiveVolumesaredefinedforaremoteStorageCenter,theiSCSI
connectiontotheremoteStorageCentercanberemoved.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCenter(s)forwhichyouwanttoconfigureiSCSIconnectionsmustbeaddedto
EnterpriseManager.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheremoteStorageCenter.
5 Intherightpane,clickConfigureiSCSIConnection.TheConfigureiSCSIConnection
wizardappears.
6 ClearthecheckboxforeachiSCSIportthatyouwanttoremovefromtheconnection.If
youremovealliSCSIports,theremoteStorageCenterisdisconnectedfromthelocal
StorageCenter.
7 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
Creating and Managing Quality of Service Definitions
QoSdefinitionscontrolhowbandwidthisusedforreplicationsandLiveVolumes.Create
aQoSdefinitionbeforeyoucreateareplicationorLiveVolume.
Create a QoS Definition
CreateaQoSdefinitiontocontrolhowbandwidthisusedtosendreplicationandLive
VolumedatabetweenlocalandremoteStorageCenters.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCenterforwhichyouwanttoconfigureaQoSdefinitionmustbeaddedto
EnterpriseManager.
Steps
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheQoSNodestab.
3 Intherightpane,clickCreateQoSNode.TheCreateReplicationQoSwizardappears.
4 SelecttheStorageCenterforwhichyouwanttocreateaQoSnode,thenclickNext.The
Createpageappears.
5 ConfiguretheattributesoftheQoSdefinition.
a IntheNamefield,typeanamefortheQoSdefinition.
b IntheLinkSpeedfield,specifythespeedofthelinkinmegabitspersecond(Mbps)
orgigabitspersecond(Gbps).
c SelecttheBandwidthLimitedcheckbox,thenclickFinish.Thewizardclosesand
theEditReplicationQoSScheduledialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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6 ConfigureabandwidthlimitforreplicationsandLiveVolumesassociatedwiththeQoS
definition.
a Toselectatimerange,clickthefirstcellintherangeanddragtothelastcellinthe
range.
b Afterthetimerangeisselected,rightclickthetable,thenselectthepercentageof
availablebandwidththatcanbeused.
7 RepeatStep 6tosetadditionalbandwidthlimitsasneeded.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Rename a QoS Definition
UsetheEditSettingsbuttontorenameaQoSDefinition.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheQoSNodestab,thenselecttheQoSdefinition.
3 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditReplicationQoSdialogboxappears.
4 IntheNamefield,typeanamefortheQoSdefinition.
5 ClickOK.
Change the Link Speed for a QoS Definition
UsetheEditSettingsbuttontochangethelinkspeedforaQoSDefinition.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheQoSNodestab,thenselecttheQoSdefinition.
3 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditReplicationQoSdialogboxappears.
4 IntheLinkSpeedfield,specifythespeedofthelinkinmegabitspersecond(Mbps)or
gigabitspersecond(Gbps).
5 ClickOK.
Enable or Disable Bandwidth Limiting for a QoS Definition
UsetheEditSettingsbuttontoenableordisablebandwidthlimitingforaQoSDefinition.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheQoSNodestab,thenselecttheQoSdefinition.
3 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditReplicationQoSdialogboxappears.
4 SelectorcleartheBandwidthLimitedcheckbox.
5 ClickOK.
Modify the Bandwidth Limit Schedule for a QoS Definition
UsetheEditSchedulebuttontomodifythebandwidthlimitscheduleforaQoSdefinition.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheQoSNodestab,thenselecttheQoSdefinition.
Note: IfyouselectBlockedforatimerange,nodataistransferredduring
thatperiodforallreplicationsandLiveVolumesthatareassociatedwiththe
QoSnode.Thiscancausesynchronousreplicationstobecome
unsynchronized.
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3 Intherightpane,clickEditSchedule.TheEditReplicationQoSScheduledialogbox
appears.
4 (Optional)Toresetthebandwidthlimitscheduletothedefault,clickanddragtoselect
allofthecells,thenrightclickthetableandselect100%.
5 ConfigureabandwidthlimitforreplicationsandLiveVolumesassociatedwiththeQoS
definition.
a Toselectatimerange,clickthefirstcellintherangeanddragtothelastcellinthe
range.
b Afterthetimerangeisselected,rightclickthetableandselectthepercentageof
availablebandwidththatcanbeused.
6 RepeatStep 5tosetadditionalbandwidthlimitsasneeded.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Delete a QoS Definition
DeleteaQoSdefinitionifitisnolongerusedbyanyreplicationsorLiveVolumes.
Prerequisites
TheQoSdefinitioncannotbeusedbyanyreplicationsorLiveVolumes.
Steps
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheQoSNodestab,thenselecttheQoSdefinition.
3 Intherightpane,clickDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
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10 Replications
ReplicationcopiesvolumedatafromoneStorageCentertoanotherStorageCenterto
safeguarddataagainstlocalorregionaldatathreats.AStorageCentercanreplicate
volumestoaremoteStorageCenterandsimultaneouslybethetargetofReplicationfrom
aremoteStorageCenter.UsingEnterpriseManager,anadministratorcansetupa
replicationplanforStorageCentersthatsupportsanoverallDisasterRecoverystrategy.
Contents
ReplicationTypes .......................................................... 229
ReplicationBehaviorWhenaDestinationVolumeFails .......................... 232
ReplicationRequirements ................................................... 232
ReplicatingaSingleVolumetoTwoDestinations ............................... 233
ReplicationIcons ........................................................... 233
ConfiguringReplications .................................................... 234
PortableVolumeDisks ...................................................... 246
Replication Types
Therearethreereplicationtypes:asynchronous,synchronous,andlegacysynchronous.
Asynchronousreplicationperiodicallycopiesdatatothedestinationvolume,whichcan
allowthevolumestobecomeunsynchronizedatcertainpointsintime.Synchronous
replicationandlegacysynchronousreplicationwritedatatoboththesourceand
destinationvolumessimultaneouslytomakesuretheyaresynchronizedatalltimes.
Synchronousreplicationsupportsmorefeaturesthanlegacysynchronousreplication,but
tousesynchronousreplicationbothStorageCentersmustberunningversion6.3orlater.
Thefollowingtablecomparesthefeaturesofeachreplicationtype.
Replication Type
Supported Features
Storage Center Replay Active Replay Deduplication
Asynchronous Version5.0and
later
Yes Yes Yes
Synchronous Version6.3or
later
Yes Yes Yes
Legacy
Synchronous
Version5.06.2 No Yes No
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Asynchronous Replication
AsynchronousreplicationcopiesReplaysfromthesourcevolumetothedestination
volumeaftertheyarefrozen.
Forasynchronousreplication,youcanenablethefollowingoptions:
ReplicateActiveReplay:AttemptstokeeptheActiveReplays(current,unfrozen
volumedata)ofthesourceanddestinationvolumessynchronized,whichcouldrequire
morebandwidth.Datathatiswrittentothesourcevolumeisqueuedfordeliverytothe
destinationvolume.IfthelocalStorageCenterorsitefailsbeforethewriteisdelivered,
itispossiblethatwriteswillnotbedeliveredtothedestinationvolume.Whenthis
featureisdisabled,Replaysarecopiedtothedestinationaftertheyarefrozen.
Deduplication:ReducestheamountofdatarequiredtotransferReplaystothe
destinationStorageCenterbycopyingonlythechangedportionsoftheReplayhistory.
ThisisaccomplishedbycomparingthechangeddataintheReplaybeingreplicated
withthepreviousdatasectorbysector,andtransmittingonlysectorsthatdiffer.While
deduplicationcanberesourceintensive,itisusefulwhenreplicatingvolumesover
lowerbandwidthWANlinks.
Synchronous Replication
ForStorageCenterversion6.3andlater,synchronousreplicationmakessurethatboththe
sourcevolumeandthedestinationvolumearefullysynchronizedandthereisnodataloss
intheeventofafailureonthesourceStorageCenter.
Synchronizationofthesourceanddestinationvolumesisachievedbymakingsurethat
eachwriteissuccessfullywrittentoboththesourcevolumeandthedestinationvolume
beforerespondingtotheserver.Becausewritesarewrittentoboththesourceand
destinationvolume,writeperformanceislimitedbythespeedoftheconnectiontothe
remoteStorageCenter.
SynchronousreplicationcopiesthevolumeActiveReplay(current,unfrozenvolumedata)
andanyReplaystothedestinationStorageCenter.Whenthesourceanddestination
volumearesynchronized,newReplaysarecreatedbypausingIOandcreatingReplaysfor
boththesourcevolumeandthedestinationvolume,andthenresumingIO.
Synchronous Replication Modes
Thesynchronousreplicationmodecontrolshowthesourcevolumebehaveswhenthe
destinationvolumeisunavailable.
Therearetwosynchronousreplicationmodes:
HighAvailabilityMode:Acceptswritestothesourcevolumewhenthedestination
volumeisunavailable(orwhenlatencyistoohigh)toavoidinterruptingservice.
However,ifwritesareacceptedtothesourcevolume,thedestinationvolumedata
becomesstale.
HighConsistencyMode:Preventswritestothesourcevolumewhenthedestination
volumeisunavailabletomakesurethatthevolumesremainidentical.However,the
sourcevolumecannotbemodifiedduringthistime,whichcaninterruptoperations.
Whenthedestinationvolumecomesbackonline,bothmodesresumetransferringReplays
andActiveReplaydatafromthesourcevolume.
Note: Bydefault,dataisreplicatedfromthesourcevolumetotheloweststorage
tierofthedestinationvolume.Tochangethisdefault,modifythesettingsfora
replication.
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Deduplication for Synchronous Replication
DeduplicationreducestheamountofdatarequiredtotransferReplaystothedestination
StorageCenterbycopyingonlythechangedportionsoftheReplayhistory.Thisis
accomplishedbycomparingthechangeddataintheReplaybeingreplicatedwiththe
previousdatasectorbysector,andtransmittingonlysectorsthatdiffer.While
deduplicationcanberesourceintensive,itisusefulwhenreplicatingvolumesoverlower
bandwidthWANlinks.
Legacy Synchronous Replication
ForStorageCenterversions5.06.2,legacysynchronousreplicationmakessurethatboth
thesourcevolumeandthedestinationvolumearefullysynchronizedandthereisnodata
lossintheeventofafailureonthesourceStorageCenter.
Synchronizationofthesourceanddestinationvolumesisachievedbymakingsurethat
eachwriteissuccessfullywrittentoboththesourcevolumeandthedestinationvolume
beforereturningaSuccessfulCompletioncommandtotheserverIOrequest.Because
writesarewrittentoboththesourceanddestinationvolume,writeperformanceislimited
bythespeedoftheconnectiontotheremoteStorageCenter.
LegacysynchronousreplicationcopiesonlythevolumeActiveReplay(current,unfrozen
volumedata)tothedestinationStorageCenter;Replaysarenotcopied.Typically,
synchronousreplicationisusedonlytoloadstoragefromothervendorsortoenable
immediateremotevolumeavailabilityduringDisasterRecovery.
IfconnectivityislostbetweenthesourceStorageCenterandthedestinationStorage
Center,theentiredatavolumemustberecopiedtoensurealldataispresentand
accountedforinbothlocations.ThisalsomeanshistoricalinstantReplayinformationwill
notbeavailablefromthereplicatedvolume.
Note: Bydefault,dataisreplicatedfromthesourcevolumetotheloweststorage
tierofthedestinationvolume.Tochangethisdefault,modifythesettingsfora
replication.
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Replication Behavior When a Destination Volume Fails
Whenthedestinationvolumebecomesunavailable,eachreplicationtypebehavesslightly
differently.Thereplicationtypesalsorecoverdifferentlywhenthedestinationvolume
comesbackonline.
Replication Requirements
ToreplicateavolumefromoneStorageCentertoanotherStorageCenter,therequirements
listedinthefollowingtablemustbemet.
See Also
AddaStorageCenteronpage 23
ConnectingtoRemoteStorageCentersonpage 223
CreatingandManagingQualityofServiceDefinitionsonpage 225
Scenario
Replication Type
Asynchronous Legacy Synchronous Synchronous
Destination
volumeis
unavailable
Allowswritestothe
sourcevolume
Allowswritestothe
sourcevolume
HighConsistency
mode:Failswritesto
thesourcevolume
HighAvailability
mode:Allowswrites
tothesourcevolume
Destination
volumecomes
backonline
Resumestransferring
Replaysfromthesource
volumeandrecopies
activereplaydata(if
enabled)
Recopiesalldatatothe
destinationvolume
Resumestransferring
Replaysfromthesource
volumeandcopiesthe
ActiveReplaydatathat
wasmissedwhilethe
destinationvolumewas
unavailable
Requirement Description
StorageCenterversion EachreplicationtypehasspecificStorageCenterversionrequirements:
Synchronousreplication:Version6.3orlater
Legacysynchronousreplication:Version5.06.2
Asynchronousreplication:Version5.0orlater
StorageCenterlicense BoththesourceanddestinationStorageCentersmustbelicensedfor
RemoteInstantReplay.
EnterpriseManager
Client
BoththesourceanddestinationStorageCentersmustbeaddedtothe
EnterpriseManagerClient.
StorageCenter
communication
TheStorageCentersmustbeconnectedusingFibreChanneloriSCSI,
andeachStorageCentermustbedefinedontheotherStorageCenter.
OnthesourceStorageCenter,thedestinationStorageCentermustbe
definedasaremoteStorageCenter.
OnthedestinationStorageCenter,thesourceStorageCentermustbe
definedasaremoteStorageCenter.
QoSDefinition OnthesourceStorageCenter,aqualityofservice(QoS)definitionmust
besetupforthereplication.
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Replicating a Single Volume to Two Destinations
Tworeplicationscanbeconfiguredforasinglesourcevolume.Twotopologiesare
supported:
Mixedmode:AsourcevolumeisreplicatedinparalleltotwoStorageCenters.
Example:Tworeplicationsarecreatedinparallel:
Replication1:StorageCenterAStorageCenterB
Replication2:StorageCenterAStorageCenterC
Cascademode:AsourcevolumeisreplicatedinseriestotwoStorageCenters.
Example:Tworeplicationsarecreatedinseries:
Replication1:StorageCenterAStorageCenterB
Replication2:StorageCenterBStorageCenterC
Limitations for Volumes That Have Two Replications
Thefollowinglimitationsapplytovolumesthatarethesourcefortworeplications.
Amaximumoftworeplicationsaresupportedpersourcevolume.
Onlyonesynchronousreplicationcanbeconfiguredpersourcevolume.Thesecond
replicationmustbeasynchronous.
Forcascademode(replicationsconfiguredinseries),onlythefirstreplicationcanbea
synchronousreplication.Subsequentreplicationsintheseriesmustbeasynchronous.
Disaster Recovery Limitations for Volumes That Have Two
Replications
Whentworeplicationsareconfiguredforasinglesourcevolume,activatingdisaster
recoveryforoneofthereplicationsdeletesthesecondreplication.Afterthesourcevolume
isrestored,thesecondreplicationmustbemanuallyrecreated.
Replication Icons
TheiconsdisplayedforreplicationsontheStoragetaboftheStorageviewindicate
whetherthevolumeisthesourceordestinationofthereplication.
Icon Description
ThevolumeisthesourceforareplicationtoaremoteStorageCenter.
Note: ThisiconisalsodisplayedforvolumesthathavebeenconfiguredtoCopy,Mirror,
orMigrateintheStorageCenterManager.Theseoperationsarenotavailableinthe
EnterpriseManagerClient.
ThevolumeisthedestinationforareplicationfromaremoteStorageCenter.
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Configuring Replications
UsereplicationstocopyvolumedatafromoneStorageCentertoanotherStorageCenterto
safeguardagainstsysteminstabilityanddataloss.
Usethefollowingtaskstosimulate,create,modify,andmonitorreplications:
SimulatingReplications
ReplicatingSingleVolumes
ModifyingReplications
MonitoringReplications
Simulating Replications
Simulatedreplicationsallowyoutoestimaterequirementsforreplicationanddetermine
anoptimalbalancebetweenvolumes,Replayschedules,bandwidthschedules,andyour
recoveryplan.
Simulate a Synchronous Replication
Runasynchronousreplicationsimulationtoverifybandwidthrequirementsandoptimal
datamovement.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumemustberunningversion6.3orlater.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumeforwhichyouwant
tosimulatereplication.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickTasks,thenselectReplicationSimulateReplicate
Volumes.
IfoneormoreQoSdefinitionsexist,theCreateSimulationReplicationwizard
appears.
IfaQoSdefinitionhasnotbeencreated,theCreateReplicationQoSwizard
appears.UsethiswizardtocreateaQoSdefinitionbeforeyouconfigurereplication.
4 IntheSimulateVolume(s)toReplicatetable,selectthevolume(s)forwhichyouwant
tosimulatereplication,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
5 Configurereplicationattributes.
a IntheTypearea,selectSynchronous.
b IntheSyncModearea,selectamode:
HighAvailabilityMode:Acceptswritestothesourcevolumewhenthe
destinationvolumeisunavailable(orwhenlatencyistoohigh)toavoid
interruptingservice.However,ifwritesareacceptedtothesourcevolume,the
destinationvolumedatabecomesstale.
HighConsistencyMode:Preventswritestothesourcevolumewhenthe
destinationvolumeisunavailabletomakesurethatthevolumesremain
identical.However,thesourcevolumecannotbemodifiedduringthistime,
whichcaninterruptoperations.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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c (Optional)Modifytheremainingreplicationattributesasnecessary.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
d Whenyouarefinished,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
6 (Optional)Tomodifyreplicationattributesforanindividualsimulatedreplication,
selectit,thenclickEditSettings.
7 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.UsetheReplicationstabontheReplications&Live
Volumesviewtomonitorthesimulatedreplication(s).
See Also
SynchronousReplicationonpage 230
Simulate a Legacy Synchronous Replication
Runalegacysynchronousreplicationsimulationtoverifybandwidthrequirementsand
optimaldatamovement.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumemustberunningversion5.06.2.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumeforwhichyouwant
tosimulatereplication.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickTasks,thenselectReplicationSimulateReplicate
Volumes.
IfoneormoreQoSdefinitionsexist,theCreateSimulationReplicationwizard
appears.
IfaQoSdefinitionhasnotbeencreated,theCreateReplicationQoSwizard
appears.UsethiswizardtocreateaQoSdefinitionbeforeyouconfigurereplication.
4 IntheSimulateVolume(s)toReplicatetable,selectthevolume(s)forwhichyouwant
tosimulatereplication,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
5 Configurereplicationattributes.
a IntheTypearea,selectSynchronous.
b (Optional)Modifytheremainingreplicationattributesasnecessary.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
c Whenyouarefinished,clickNext.Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
d ClickYes.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
6 (Optional)Tomodifyreplicationattributesforanindividualsimulatedreplication,
selectit,thenclickEditSettings.
7 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.UsetheReplicationstabontheReplications&Live
Volumesviewtomonitorthesimulatedreplication(s).
See Also
LegacySynchronousReplicationonpage 231
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Simulate an Asynchronous Replication
Runanasynchronousreplicationsimulationtoverifybandwidthrequirementsand
optimaldatamovement.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumeforwhichyouwant
tosimulatereplication.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickTasks,thenselectReplicationSimulateReplicate
Volumes.
IfoneormoreQoSdefinitionsexist,theCreateSimulationReplicationwizard
appears.
IfaQoSdefinitionhasnotbeencreated,theCreateReplicationQoSwizard
appears.UsethiswizardtocreateaQoSdefinitionbeforeyouconfigurereplication.
4 IntheSimulateVolume(s)toReplicatetable,selectthevolume(s)forwhichyouwant
tosimulatereplication,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
5 Configurereplicationattributes.
a IntheTypearea,selectAsynchronous.
b (Optional)Modifytheremainingreplicationattributesasnecessary.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
c Whenyouarefinished,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
6 (Optional)Tomodifyreplicationattributesforanindividualsimulatedreplication,
selectit,thenclickEditSettings.
7 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.UsetheReplicationstabontheReplications&Live
Volumesviewtomonitorthesimulatedreplication(s).
See Also
AsynchronousReplicationonpage 230
Convert a Simulated Replication to a Real Replication
Ifyouaresatisfiedwiththeoutcomeofasimulatedreplication,youcanconvertittoareal
replication.
Prerequisites
IfthesimulatedreplicationissynchronousandthesourceStorageCenterisrunning
version6.3orlater,thedestinationStorageCentermustalsoberunningversion6.3orlater.
Steps
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 IntheReplicationstab,selectthesimulatedreplication,thenclickConvertto
Replication.TheConverttoReplicationdialogboxappears.
3 SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoreplicatethevolume,thenclick
Next.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
4 Configurereplicationanddestinationvolumeattributes.
a (Optional)Modifythereplicationanddestinationvolumeattributesasnecessary.
Theseattributesaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
b Whenyouarefinished,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
5 (Optional)Tomodifyreplicationattributesforanindividualreplication,selectit,then
clickEditSettings.
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6 ClickFinish.Thesimulatedreplicationisconvertedtoarealreplicationandbeginsto
synchronizewiththeremoteStorageCenter.
Replicating Single Volumes
CreateareplicationtocopyavolumefromoneStorageCentertoanotherStorageCenter
tosafeguarddataagainstlocalorregionaldatathreats.
Create an Asynchronous Replication
Createanasynchronousifyouvaluewriteperformanceanddonotneedthesourceand
destinationvolumestobefullysynchronizedatalltimes.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumeyouwantto
replicate.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationtree,selectthevolumeyouwanttoreplicate.
5 Intherightpane,clickReplicateVolume.
IfoneormoreQoSdefinitionsexist,theCreateReplicationwizardappears.
IfaQoSdefinitionhasnotbeencreated,theCreateReplicationQoSwizard
appears.UsethiswizardtocreateaQoSdefinitionbeforeyouconfigurereplication.
6 SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoreplicatethevolume,thenclick
Next.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
7 Configurethereplicationattributes.
a IntheTypearea,selectAsynchronous.
b (Optional)Modifytheremainingreplicationattributesasnecessary.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
8 (Optional)Modifythedestinationvolumeattributesasnecessary.Theseattributesare
describedintheonlinehelp.
9 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.ThevolumebeginstoreplicatetotheremoteStorage
Center.
See Also
AsynchronousReplicationonpage 230
Create a Synchronous Replication
Createasynchronousreplicationifyouwantthesourceanddestinationvolumestobe
synchronizedatalltimes.
Prerequisites
BoththesourceanddestinationStorageCentermustberunningversion6.3orlater.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumeyouwantto
replicate.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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4 IntheStoragetabnavigationtree,selectthevolumeyouwanttoreplicate.
5 Intherightpane,clickReplicateVolume.
IfoneormoreQoSdefinitionsexist,theCreateReplicationwizardappears.
IfaQualityofService(QoS)definitionhasnotbeencreated,theCreateReplication
QoSwizardappears.UsethiswizardtocreateaQoSdefinitionbeforeyouconfigure
replication.
6 SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoreplicatethevolume,thenclick
Next.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
7 Configurethereplicationattributes.
a IntheTypearea,selectSynchronous.
b IntheSyncModearea,selectamode:
HighAvailabilityMode:Acceptswritestothesourcevolumewhenthe
destinationvolumeisunavailable(orwhenlatencyistoohigh)toavoid
interruptingservice.However,ifwritesareacceptedtothesourcevolume,the
destinationvolumedatabecomesstale.
HighConsistencyMode:Preventswritestothesourcevolumewhenthe
destinationvolumeisunavailabletomakesurethatthevolumesremain
identical.However,thesourcevolumecannotbemodifiedduringthistime,
whichcaninterruptoperations.
c (Optional)Modifytheremainingreplicationattributesasnecessary.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
8 (Optional)Modifythedestinationvolumeattributesasnecessary.Theseattributesare
describedintheonlinehelp.
9 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.ThevolumebeginstoreplicatetotheremoteStorage
Center.
See Also
SynchronousReplicationonpage 230
Create a Legacy Synchronous Replication
Createalegacysynchronousreplicationifyouwantthesourceanddestinationvolumesto
besynchronizedatalltimes.
Prerequisites
EitherthesourceordestinationStorageCentermustberunningversion5.06.2.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumeyouwantto
replicate.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationtree,selectthevolumeyouwanttoreplicate.
5 Intherightpane,clickReplicateVolume.
IfoneormoreQoSdefinitionsexist,theCreateReplicationwizardappears.
IfaQualityofService(QoS)definitionhasnotbeencreated,theCreateReplication
QoSwizardappears.UsethiswizardtocreateaQoSdefinitionbeforeyouconfigure
replication.
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6 SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoreplicatethevolume,thenclick
Next.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
7 Configurethereplicationattributes.
a IntheTypearea,selectSynchronous.
b (Optional)Modifytheremainingreplicationattributesasnecessary.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
8 (Optional)Modifythedestinationvolumeattributesasnecessary.Theseattributesare
describedintheonlinehelp.
9 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
10 ClickYes.ThevolumebeginstoreplicatetotheremoteStorageCenter.
See Also
LegacySynchronousReplicationonpage 231
Replicating Multiple Volumes
CreatemultiplereplicationstocopyseveralvolumesfromoneStorageCentertoanother
StorageCentertosafeguarddataagainstlocalorregionaldatathreats.
Create Multiple Asynchronous Replications
Createasynchronousreplicationsifyouvaluewriteperformanceanddonotneedthe
sourceanddestinationvolumestobefullysynchronizedatalltimes.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,clickReplicateVolumes.
IfoneormoreQoSdefinitionsexist,theCreateReplicationwizardappears.
IfaQualityofService(QoS)definitionhasnotbeencreated,theCreateReplication
QoSwizardappears.UsethiswizardtocreateaQoSdefinitionbeforeyouconfigure
replication.
3 SelecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumesyouwanttoreplicate,thenclickNext.
Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
4 SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoreplicatethevolumes,thenclick
Next.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
5 Selectthecheckboxforeachvolumethatyouwanttoreplicate,thenclickNext.The
wizardadvancestothenextpage.
6 Configurethereplicationattributes.
a IntheTypearea,selectAsynchronous.
b (Optional)Modifytheremainingreplicationattributesasnecessary.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
7 (Optional)Modifythedestinationvolumeattributesasnecessary.Theseattributesare
describedintheonlinehelp.
8 Whenyouaredone,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
9 Reviewthereplicationsyouhaveconfigured.
a (Optional)Ifyouwanttomodifyareplicationbeforeitiscreated,selectit,thenclick
EditSettings.
b Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.Thevolumesbegintoreplicatetotheremote
StorageCenter.
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See Also
AsynchronousReplicationonpage 230
Create Multiple Synchronous Replications
Createsynchronousreplicationsifyouwantthesourceanddestinationvolumestobe
synchronizedatalltimes.
Prerequisites
BoththesourceanddestinationStorageCentermustberunningversion6.3orlater.
Steps
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,clickReplicateVolumes.
IfoneormoreQoSdefinitionsexist,theCreateReplicationwizardappears.
IfaQualityofService(QoS)definitionhasnotbeencreated,theCreateReplication
QoSwizardappears.UsethiswizardtocreateaQoSdefinitionbeforeyouconfigure
replication.
3 SelecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumesyouwanttoreplicate,thenclickNext.
Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
4 SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoreplicatethevolumes,thenclick
Next.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
5 Selectthecheckboxforeachvolumethatyouwanttoreplicate,thenclickNext.The
wizardadvancestothenextpage.
6 Configurethereplicationattributes.
a IntheTypearea,selectSynchronous.
b IntheSyncModearea,selectamode:
HighAvailabilityMode:Acceptswritestothesourcevolumewhenthe
destinationvolumeisunavailable(orwhenlatencyistoohigh)toavoid
interruptingservice.However,ifwritesareacceptedtothesourcevolume,the
destinationvolumedatabecomesstale.
HighConsistencyMode:Preventswritestothesourcevolumewhenthe
destinationvolumeisunavailabletomakesurethatthevolumesremain
identical.However,thesourcevolumecannotbemodifiedduringthistime,
whichcaninterruptoperations.
c (Optional)Modifytheremainingreplicationattributesasnecessary.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
7 (Optional)Modifythedestinationvolumeattributesasnecessary.Theseattributesare
describedintheonlinehelp.
8 Whenyouaredone,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
9 Reviewthereplicationsyouhaveconfigured.
a (Optional)Ifyouwanttomodifyareplicationbeforeitiscreated,selectit,thenclick
EditSettings.
b Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.Thevolumesbegintoreplicatetotheremote
StorageCenter.
See Also
SynchronousReplicationonpage 230
Configuring Replications
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Create Multiple Legacy Synchronous Replications
Createlegacysynchronousreplicationsifyouwantthesourceanddestinationvolumesto
besynchronizedatalltimesandoneorbothStorageCentersarerunningversion5.06.2.
Prerequisites
EitherthesourceordestinationStorageCentermustberunningversion5.06.2.
Steps
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,clickReplicateVolumes.
IfoneormoreQoSdefinitionsexist,theCreateReplicationwizardappears.
IfaQualityofService(QoS)definitionhasnotbeencreated,theCreateReplication
QoSwizardappears.UsethiswizardtocreateaQoSdefinitionbeforeyouconfigure
replication.
3 SelecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumesyouwanttoreplicate,thenclickNext.
Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
4 SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoreplicatethevolumes,thenclick
Next.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
5 Selectthecheckboxfortoeachvolumethatyouwanttoreplicate,thenclickNext.The
wizardadvancestothenextpage.
6 Configurethereplicationattributes.
a IntheTypearea,selectSynchronous.
b (Optional)Modifytheremainingreplicationattributesasnecessary.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
7 (Optional)Modifythedestinationvolumeattributesasnecessary.Theseattributesare
describedintheonlinehelp.
8 Whenyouaredone,clickNext.Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
9 ClickYes.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
10 Reviewthereplicationsyouhaveconfigured.
a (Optional)Ifyouwanttomodifyareplicationbeforeitiscreated,selectit,thenclick
EditSettings.
b Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.Thevolumesbegintoreplicatetotheremote
StorageCenter.
See Also
LegacySynchronousReplicationonpage 231
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Modifying Replications
Modifyareplicationifyouwanttoenableordisablereplicationoptions,convertittoaLive
Volume,ordeleteit.
Convert a Legacy Synchronous Replication to a Synchronous Replication
Alegacysynchronousreplicationcanbemanuallyconvertedtoasynchronousreplication
ifthesourceanddestinationStorageCenterarebothrunningversion6.3orlater.
Prerequisites
BoththesourceanddestinationStorageCentersmustberunningversion6.3orlater.
Steps
1 Deletethelegacysynchronousreplicationwithoutdeletingthedestinationvolume.
a ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
b OntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication,thenclickDelete.TheDeleteObjects
dialogboxappears.
c MakesuretheRecycleDestVolumecheckboxiscleared,thenclickOK.
2 Createanewsynchronousreplicationbasedontheoriginalsourcevolumeand
destinationvolume.
a ClicktheStorageview.
b IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathoststheoriginalsourcevolume.
c ClicktheStoragetab.
d IntheStoragetabnavigationtree,selecttheoriginalsourcevolume.
e Intherightpane,clickReplicateVolume.
f SelecttheremoteStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoreplicatethevolume,then
clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
g IntheTypearea,selectSynchronous.
h SelecttheUseanExistingVolumecheckbox.Adialogboxappears.
i ClickYes.TheSelectVolumedialogboxappears.
j Selecttheoriginaldestinationvolume,thenclickOK.
k (Optional)Modifytheremainingattributesasnecessary.Theseattributesare
describedintheonlinehelp.
l Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.Thedestinationvolumebeginstosynchronize
withthesourcevolume.
See Also
ReplicatingSingleVolumesonpage 237
Include Active Replay Data for an Asynchronous Replication
TheActiveReplayrepresentsthecurrent,unfrozenvolumedata.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication,thenclickEditSettings.TheEdit
ReplicationSettingsdialogboxappears.
3 SelectorcleartheReplicateActiveReplaycheckboxthen,clickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Enable or Disable Deduplication for a Replication
Deduplicationreducestheamountofdatatransferredandenhancesthestorageefficiency
oftheremoteStorageCenterbycopyingonlythechangedportionsoftheReplayhistory
onthesourcevolume,ratherthanalldatacapturedineachReplay.Deduplicationisnot
availableforlegacysynchronousreplications.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication,thenclickEditSettings.TheEdit
ReplicationSettingsdialogboxappears.
3 SelectorcleartheDeduplicationcheckbox,thenclickOK.
Select a Different QoS Definition for a Replication
SelectadifferentQoSdefinitionforareplicationtochangehowthereplicationuses
bandwidth.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication,thenclickEditSettings.TheEdit
ReplicationSettingsdialogboxappears.
3 FromtheQoSNodedropdownmenu,selectaQoSdefinition.
4 ClickOK.
Configure a Replication to Write Data to the Lowest Tier at the Destination
TheReplicateStorageToLowestTieroptionforcesalldatawrittentothedestination
volumetotheloweststoragetierconfiguredforthevolume.Bydefault,thisoptionis
enabledforasynchronousandlegacysynchronousreplications.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication,thenclickEditSettings.TheEdit
ReplicationSettingsdialogboxappears.
3 SelecttheReplicateStorageToLowestTiercheckbox.
4 ClickOK.
Allow Replicate Storage to Lowest Tier Selection During Initial Replication
Configuration
Bydefault,theReplicateStorageToLowestTieroptionisonlyavailablewhenmodifying
anexistingreplication.Toallowthisoptiontobeconfiguredwhenreplicationsarebeing
created,modifytheDataCollectorsettings.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.
TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheReplicationSettingstab.
3 SelecttheAllowSelecttoLowestTieronReplicationCreatecheckbox.
4 ClickOK.
Convert an Asynchronous Replication to a Live Volume
Ifserversatboththelocalandremotesiteneedtowritetoavolumethatiscurrentlybeing
replicated,youcanconvertanasynchronousreplicationtoaLiveVolume.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication,thenclickConverttoLiveVolume.The
ConverttoLiveVolumedialogboxappears.
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3 ModifytheLiveVolumeattributesasnecessary.Theseattributesaredescribedinthe
onlinehelp.
4 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Set Threshold Alert Definitions for a Replication
ConfigureoneormoreThresholdAlertDefinitionsforareplicationifyouwanttobe
notifiedwhenareplicationreachesspecificthresholds,suchastheamountofreplication
datawaitingtobetransferredorthepercentageofreplicationdatathathasbeen
transferred.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication,thenclickSetThresholdAlert
Definitions.TheSetThresholdAlertDefinitionsdialogboxappears.
3 Selectthealertdefinitionforwhichyouwanttoconfigureathresholdalert,thenclick
SelectThresholdDefinition.TheSelectThresholdDefinitiondialogboxappears.
4 ClickCreateThresholdDefinition.TheCreateThresholdDefinitiondialogbox
appears.
5 Configurethethresholddefinitionattributesasneeded,thenclickOK.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
6 ClickOKtoclosetheSelectThresholdDefinitiondialogbox,thenclickOKtoclose
theSetThresholdAlertDefinitionsdialogbox.
Delete a Replication
Deleteareplicationifyounolongerneedtoprotectavolumebycopyingthedatatoa
remoteStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication,thenclickDelete.TheDeleteObjects
dialogboxappears.
3 Selectdeletionoptions:
RecycleDestVolume:Enablethischeckboxifyouwanttomovethedestination
volumetotheRecycleBinonthedestinationStorageCenter.
DeleteDestVolume:Selectthischeckboxifyoudonotwanttoretainthedeleted
destinationvolumeintheRecycleBin(notrecommended).
DeleteRestorePoint:Selectthischeckboxtodeletetherestorepointforthe
replication.
4 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Warning: Ifyoudeletethedestinationvolume,youcannotrecoverthe
volumeitispermanentlydeletedfromtheStorageCenter.
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Monitoring Replications
Monitorareplicationtodeterminehowmuchprogresshasbeenmade.
Filter Replications by Source Storage Center
ToreducethenumberofreplicationsthataredisplayedontheReplications&Live
Volumesview,youcanfilterthereplicationsbysourceStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 IntheSourceStorageCenterspane,hidereplicationsthatoriginatefromoneormore
StorageCentersbyclearingthecorrespondingcheckboxes.
3 (Optional)Whenyouarefinished,youcanreverttothedefaultviewbyclickingSelect
AllintheSourceStorageCenterspane.
Filter Replications by Destination Storage Center
ToreducethenumberofreplicationsthataredisplayedontheReplications&Live
Volumesview,youcanfilterthereplicationsbydestinationStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 IntheDRStorageCenterspane,hidereplicationsthataredestinedtooneormore
StorageCentersbyclearingthecorrespondingcheckboxes.
3 (Optional)Whenyouarefinished,youcanreverttothedefaultviewbyclickingSelect
AllintheDRStorageCenterspane.
Pause a Replication
Pausingareplicationtemporarilypreventsvolumedatafrombeingcopiedtotheremote
StorageCenter.OnlyasynchronousandsynchronousreplicationscurrentlyinaRunning
statecanbepaused;legacysynchronousreplicationscannotbepaused.Pausinga
synchronousreplicationcancauseittobecomeunsynchronized.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 IntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication,thenclickPause.ThePausing
Replicationdialogboxappears.
3 ClickOK.
Resume a Paused Replication
ResumeapausedreplicationtoallowvolumedatatobecopiedtotheremoteStorage
Center.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,selectthepausedreplication,thenclickResume.The
ResumingReplicationdialogboxappears.
3 ClickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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View the Replays for a Replication
Whenareplicationisselected,theReplayssubtabdisplaystheReplaysforthesource
volumeandthedestinationvolume.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication.
3 Inthebottompane,clicktheReplaystab.
View the Progress Report for a Replication
Whenareplicationisselected,theProgressReportssubtabdisplayschartsfortheamount
ofdatawaitingtobecopiedandthepercentcomplete.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication.
3 Inthebottompane,clicktheProgressReportstab.
View IO/sec and MB/sec Charts for a Replication
Whenareplicationisselected,theIOReportssubtabdisplayschartsforIOpersecondand
MBpersecond.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheReplicationstab,selectthereplication.
3 Inthebottompane,clicktheIOReportstab.
Portable Volume Disks
AportablevolumediskisanexternalUSBdiskthatcanbeusedtotransferreplicationdata
fromoneStorageCentertoanother.Useaportablevolumedisk(s)tosetupreplicationsif
theconnectionbetweentheStorageCentersistooslowtocopytheinitialreplicationdata
inareasonableperiodoftime.
Thereplicationdataforeachvolumethatiscopiedtoaportablevolumediskisreferredto
asareplicationbaseline.Whenaportablevolumediskisconnectedtothedestination
StorageCenter,thereplicationbaselinesareautomaticallyrestoredtocreatereplications.
Thegeneralprocessofusingportablevolumedisksincludes:
1 Connectingtheportablevolumedisk(s)tothesourceStorageCenter.
2 ChoosingthevolumesthatyouwanttotransfertotheremoteStorageCenter.Selected
volumesarecopiedtotheportablevolumedisk(s),creatingareplicationbaselinefor
eachvolume.
3 Whenthecopyprocesscompletes,movetheportablevolumedisk(s)tothedestination
siteandstarttherestoreprocessonthedestinationStorageCenter.
4 Aftertherestoreiscomplete,thesourceanddestinationvolumesaresynchronized
automatically.
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Portable Volume Requirements
Inadditiontotherequirementsforreplication,thefollowingrequirementsmustbemetto
useportablevolume.
Portable Volume Nodes
WhenaportablevolumediskisconnectedtoaStorageCenteroraStorageCenteristhe
sourceordestinationforareplicationbaseline,thePortableVolumesnodeappearsinthe
Storagetabnavigationpane.
ThefollowingtabledescribesthenodesthatcanappearunderthePortableVolumesnode.
Using Portable Volume Disks to Transfer Replication Data
Performthesetaskstouseoneormoreportablevolumedisk(s)totransferreplicationdata
fromoneStorageCentertoanother:
1 PreparetheSourceStorageCenteronpage 248
2 ChooseVolumestoTransfertotheDestinationStorageCenteronpage 248
3 MovetheReplicationDatatotheDestinationStorageCenteronpage 250
Requirement Description
EnterpriseManager EnterpriseManager5.0andhigher.
StorageCenters SourceanddestinationStorageCentersmustberunningStorageCenter
5.0.1orhigher.
SourceanddestinationStorageCentersmustbelicensedforasynchronous
replication.
RemovableMedia Oneormoreremovableportablevolumediskstoprovidestorageforthe
volumedatatobetransferred.Thecombinedsizeofthedisksmustbegreater
thanorequaltothesizeofthevolumedatatobetransferred.Thefollowing
portablevolumedisksaresupported:
DellCompellentUSBdisks
DellRD1000diskbay(s)withremovableRD1000diskcartridges
Portable Volume Node Description
Unassigned ShowsportablevolumedisksontheStorageCenterthatare
currentlyunassigned.
ReplBaselinesTo[destination] ShowsportablevolumedisksontheStorageCenterthatcontain
baselinereplicationsforwhichtheStorageCenteristhesource.
ReplBaselinesFrom[source] ShowsportablevolumedisksontheStorageCenterthatcontain
baselinereplicationsforwhichtheStorageCenteristhe
destination.
Invalid ShowsportablevolumedisksontheStorageCenterthatcontain
replicationsforwhichtheStorageCenterisneitherthesourceor
destinationofthereplications.
ErasingDisks ShowsportablevolumedisksontheStorageCenterthatare
currentlybeingerased.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Prepare the Source Storage Center
PerformthefollowingtaskstopreparethesourceStorageCenter.
1 Makesuretheportablevolumerequirementsaremet.
2 Connecttheportablevolumedisk(s)tothesourceStorageCenter.
Ifyouareusingmultipleportablevolumedisks,connectthemsimultaneouslyto
improveperformance.Ifyoucannotsimultaneouslyconnectenoughdisksto
transportthevolumedatabecausethereareinsufficientStorageCenterUSBports,
youwillbepromptedtoconnectadditionaldiskslaterintheprocess.
IfyouareusingoneormoreDellRD1000diskbays,insertanRD1000diskcartridge
intoeachbay.
3 Iftheportablevolumedisk(s)containoldorinvaliddata,useEnterpriseManager
Clienttoerasethem.
a IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheportablevolumedisk.
b Intherightpane,clickErase.TheErasePortableVolumedialogboxappears.
c SelectanEraseType,thenclickYes.
See Also
PortableVolumeRequirementsonpage 247
ManagingReplicationBaselinesandPortableVolumeDisksonpage 250
Choose Volumes to Transfer to the Destination Storage Center
OnthesourceStorageCenter,usetheStartReplicationBaselinewizardtoselectthe
destinationStorageCenter,thevolumesthatwillbetransferred,andtheportablevolume
disk(s)thatwilltransportthereplicationbaselinesforthevolumes.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectPortableVolumes.
5 Intherightpane,clickStartReplicationBaseline.TheStartReplicationBaseline
wizardappears.
6 SelectthedestinationStorageCenter,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenext
page.
7 Selectoneormoreportablevolumedisksandspecifyoptionalencryption.
a (Optional)Toencryptthereplicationbaseline,selecttheUseEncryptioncheckbox,
thentypeapasswordintheSecurityKeyfield.
b IntheSelectPortableVolumeDiskstable,selecttheportablevolumedisk(s)that
willtransportthereplicationbaseline.
c ClickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
Note: ThePortableVolumesnodeappearsonlyifoneormoreportablevolume
disksarepresentontheStorageCenter.
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8 Selectthevolume(s)toinclude.
a Selecteachvolumetoaddtothereplicationbaseline,thenclickAddVolumes.When
youaddavolume,theEstimatedSpaceUsedbyVolumesisupdated.
b Whenyouarefinishedaddingvolumes,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenext
page.
9 Configurethereplicationanddestinationvolumeattributes.
a (Optional)ModifytheReplicationAttributesandDestinationVolumeAttributes
asneeded.Theseattributesaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
b Whenyouarefinished,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
10 Reviewyourselections.
a (Optional)Ifyouwanttomodifyreplicationsettingsforanindividualvolume,select
thevolume,thenclickEditSelected.
b Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
OnthesourceStorageCenter,EnterpriseManagercreatesaPortableVolume
nodeforthereplicationtothedestinationStorageCenterandthereplication
baselinebeginstocopytotheportablevolumedisk(s).SelecttheReplBaselines
To[destination]nodetomonitorcopyprogress.
OnthedestinationStorageCenter,EnterpriseManagercreatesaPortable
VolumenodeforthereplicationfromthesourceStorageCenterafterthefirst
replicationbaselineiscopiedtotheportablevolumedisk.Thedestination
volumesalsoappearundertheVolumesnode.
11 Waitforthevolumedatatocopytotheattachedportablevolumedisk(s),andswap
portablevolumedisksifnecessary.
Ifthevolumespaceexceedsthestorageavailableontheportablevolumedisk(s),
whentheattachedportablevolumedisksfillup,theStatechangestoWaitingfor
DiskstobeRemovedandAdded.
IfyouareusingDellCompellentUSBdisks,disconnectthemandconnectthe
remainingdisks.AddnewdiskstothePortableVolumenode.
IfyouareusingDellRD1000diskbays,ejectthefulldiskcartridgesandinsert
newdiskcartridges.AddnewdiskstothePortableVolumenode.
Iftheconnectedportablevolumedisk(s)havesufficientcapacityforthevolume
data,whenthecopyoperationfinishestheStatechangestoFinishedandWaiting
forDiskstobeRemoved.Disconnecttheportablevolumedisk(s).
Note: Ifthevolumespaceexceedsthestorageavailableontheportable
volumedisk(s),thewizardinformsyouthataftertheinitialspaceisfilledyou
mustaddadditionalportablevolumedisk(s).
Note: IfanewportablevolumediskisaddedtoanInvalidnode,itcontains
dataforadifferenttransfer.Ifthedataisnotneeded,erasethediskbefore
addingittothePortableVolumenode.
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Seealso
ManagingReplicationBaselinesandPortableVolumeDisksonpage 250
Move the Replication Data to the Destination Storage Center
Afterthereplicationbaselineshavebeencopiedtotheportablevolumedisk(s),transport
thedisk(s)tothedestinationStorageCenterandloadthereplicationbaselines.
1 Afterthereplicationbaselinesarecopiedortheportablevolumedisk(s)arefull,
removethemfromthesourceStorageCenter.
2 Connecttheportablevolumedisk(s)tothedestinationStorageCenter.
Youcanconnectthedisksinanyorder.
Ifyouareusingmultipleportablevolumedisks,connectthemsimultaneouslyto
improveperformance.
Whenaportablevolumedisk(s)isconnected,thedestinationStorageCenterdetectsit
andbeginsrestoringthereplicationbaseline.
3 UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttomonitorrestoreprogress.
a ClicktheStorageview.
b IntheStoragepane,selectthedestinationStorageCenter.
c ClicktheStoragetab.
d IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectReplBaselinesFrom[destination].
e UsethePortableVolumestabtoviewtransferprogress.
Iftherearemoreportablevolumedisksthancanbeconnectedsimultaneously,
whenthecopyoperationcompletes,theStatechangestoWaitingforDiskstobe
RemovedandAdded.Disconnecttheportablevolumedisk(s)andconnectthe
remainingdisks.IfyouareusingRD1000diskbays,swapthediskcartridges.
Whenthereplicationbaselineforavolumeisfinishedrestoring,itisremoved
fromthetableandthecorrespondingreplicationappearsontheReplicationstab
intheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
4 Afterallreplicationbaselineshavebeenrestoredfromtheportablevolumedisk(s),
disconnectthedisk(s)fromthedestinationStorageCenter.
Managing Replication Baselines and Portable Volume Disks
Usethefollowingtaskstomanagereplicationbaselinesandportablevolumedisks.
Prepare a Portable Volume Disk without Copying Replication Baselines to It
TheManagePortableVolumeDiskswizardallowsyoutoprepareoneormoreportable
volumediskstotransportreplicationdatawithoutcopyingreplicationbaselinesfor
StorageCentervolumes.Youmightwanttodothisifyouhaventdecidedwhichvolumes
toincludeoryouwanttoallowanotherEnterpriseManagerusertoaddthevolumes.
1 ConnectoneormoreportablevolumediskstotheStorageCenter.
2 ClicktheStorageview.
3 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectPortableVolumes.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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6 Iftheportablevolumedisk(s)containoldorinvaliddata,erasethem.
a IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheportablevolumedisk.
b Intherightpane,clickErase.TheErasePortableVolumedialogboxappears.
c SelectanEraseType,thenclickYes.
7 Intherightpane,clickManagePortableVolumeDisks.TheManagePortableVolume
Diskswizardappears.
8 SelecttheStorageCentertowhichtheportablevolumewilltransferareplication
baseline,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
9 Selectoneormoreportablevolumedisksandspecifyoptionalencryption.
a (Optional)Toencryptthereplicationbaseline,selecttheUseEncryptioncheckbox,
thentypeapasswordintheSecurityKeyfield.
b IntheSelectPortableVolumeDiskstable,selecttheportablevolume(s)thatwill
transportthereplicationbaseline.
c Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.Thereplicationbaselineiscreatedandtheportable
volumedisk(s)areaddedtoit.
Add a Portable Volume Disk to a Portable Volume Node
IfthereplicationbaselinesthatwillbetransferredtoadestinationStorageCenterrequire
morespacethanisprovidedbytheportablevolumedisksyouinitiallyselected,youcan
addadditionalportablevolumedisks.
1 Ifnecessary,connectanadditionalportablevolumedisktothesourceStorageCenter.
2 ClicktheStorageview.
3 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
4 ClicktheStoragetab.
5 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectReplBaselineTo[dest].
6 Intherightpane,clickAddDisks.TheAddPortableVolumeDisksdialogbox
appears.
7 Selecttheportablevolumedisk(s)thatyouwanttoadd,thenclickFinish.
Add a Storage Center Volume to a Portable Volume Node
Afteryouhavepreparedoneormoreportablevolumedisks,youcanselectadditional
StorageCentervolumestotransfer.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
Note: ThePortableVolumesnodeappearsonlyifoneormoreportablevolume
disksarepresentontheStorageCenter.
Note: TheAddDisksbuttonappearsonlyifoneormoreavailableportable
volumedisksareconnectedtotheStorageCenter.
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4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectReplBaselineTo[destination].
5 Intherightpane,clickAddVolumes.TheAddPortableVolumeswizardappears.
6 Selectthevolume(s)toaddtothecollectionofreplicationbaselines.
a Selecteachvolumetoadd,thenclickAddVolumes.Whenyouaddavolume,the
EstimatedSpaceUsedbyVolumesisupdated.
b Whenyouarefinishedaddingvolumes,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenext
page.
7 Configurethereplicationanddestinationvolumeattributes.
a (Optional)ModifytheReplicationAttributesandDestinationVolumeAttributes
asneeded.Theseattributesaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
b Whenyouarefinished,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
8 Reviewyourselections.
a (Optional)Ifyouwanttomodifyreplicationsettingsforanindividualvolume,select
thevolume,thenclickEditSelected.
b Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
Modify the Portable Volume Schedule
TheportablevolumeScheduleallowsyoutodefinewhenportablevolumecopyand
restoreoperationsareallowedandsetapriorityvalue(NotAllowed,Low,Medium,or
High)fortheoperations.Bydefault,theportablevolumescheduledoesnotrestrict
portablevolumecopy/restoreoperations.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectPortableVolumes.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditPortableVolumeSchedule.TheEditPortableVolume
Scheduledialogboxappears.
Portable Volume Disks
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6 Addaruletorestrictcopy/restoreforportablevolumes.
a Toselectatimerange,clickthefirstcellintherangeanddragtothelastcellinthe
range.
b Afterthetimerangeisselected,rightclickthetable,thenselectthepriority.
NotAllowed:Whenselected,preventscopy/restoreoperationsfromtaking
place.
Low:Whenselected,limitscopy/restoreoperationstooneportablevolumedisk
withoneIOrequestatatime.
Medium:Whenselected,limitscopy/restoreoperationstothreeportablevolume
diskswithuptothreeconcurrentIOrequestsperdisk.
High:Whenselected,limitscopy/restoreoperationstotenportablevolumedisks
withuptotenconcurrentIOrequestsperdisk.
7 RepeatStep 6tosetadditionalrulesasneeded.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Change the Encryption Security Key for a Replication Baseline
Theencryptionsecuritykeyprotectstheencryptionkeyforareplicationbaseline.The
destinationStorageCentermustpresenttheencryptionsecuritykeytothesourceStorage
Centertoretrievetheencryptionkey.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthereplicationbaselineasappropriate:
ReplBaselineTo[destination]
ReplBaselineFrom[source]
5 Intherightpane,clickEditEncryptionSecurityKey.TheEditEncryptionSecurity
Keydialogboxappears.
6 IntheEncryptionSecurityKeyfield,typeanewsecuritykey,thenclickOK.
Rename a Portable Volume Disk
YoucanchangethenameassignedtotheportablevolumeUSBdisk.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheportablevolumedisk.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditPortableVolumedialogboxappears.
6 IntheNamefield,typeanewnamefortheportablevolumedisk,thenclickOK.
Erase a Portable Volume Disk
Eraseaportablevolumediskifyouwanttomakesurethatnodatacanberetrievedfrom
thedisk.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
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4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheportablevolumedisk.
5 Intherightpane,clickErase.TheErasePortableVolumedialogboxappears.
6 FromtheEraseTypedropdownmenu,selectanerasemethod:
QuickErase:Whenselected,erasesthedirectoryforthedata.
OnePassFullErase:Whenselected,performsonewritepassonthediskand
overwritesalldatawithzeroes.
SevenPassFullErase:Whenselected,performssevenwritepassesonthedisk,first
overwritingthedatawithzeroesandthenoverwritingthedisksixmoretimeswith
sequencesofdata.Thesecureeraserequiresextensivetimetocomplete.
7 ClickYes.
Cancel a Portable Volume Disk Erase Operation
Ifyoudonotwanttowaitfortheeraseoperationtocomplete,youcancancelit.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selecttheportablevolumedisk.
5 Intherightpane,clickCancelErase.TheCancelEraseofPortableVolumedialogbox
appears.
6 ClickYes.
Cancel a Portable Volume Disk Copy Operation
Ifyoudonotwanttowaitforthecopyoperationtocomplete,youcancancelit.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectReplBaselineTo[dest].
5 Intherightpane,onthePortableVolumestab,rightclickthevolumecopythatyou
wanttocancel,thenselectCancelReplicationBaseline.TheCancelReplication
Baselinedialogboxappears.
6 ClickYes.
Cancel a Portable Volume Disk Restore Operation
Youcancanceltheoperationtocopyareplicationbaselinefromaportablevolumediskto
thedestinationStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectthedestinationStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectReplBaselineFrom[dest].
5 Intherightpane,onthePortableVolumestab,rightclickthevolumecopythatyou
wanttocancel,thenselectCancelReplicationBaseline.TheCancelReplication
Baselinedialogboxappears.
6 ClickYes.
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ALiveVolumeisareplicatingvolumethatcanbemappedandactiveonasourceand
destinationStorageCenteratthesametime.WhilebothStorageCenterscanacceptwrites,
whenaserverwritestothedestinationvolume,thewritesareredirectedtothesource
volumebeforebeingreplicatedbacktothedestination.
Contents
StorageCenterRolesforLiveVolumes ........................................ 255
AutomaticRoleSwappingforLiveVolumes ................................... 256
LiveVolumeRequirements .................................................. 256
LiveVolumeIcon ........................................................... 256
CreatingLiveVolumes ...................................................... 257
ModifyingLiveVolumes .................................................... 258
MonitoringLiveVolumes ................................................... 261
Storage Center Roles for Live Volumes
TherearetwoStorageCenterrolesforLiveVolumes:primaryandsecondary.Theseroles
determinethedirectionofthereplication,andtheycanbeswappedautomaticallyor
manually.Writeperformanceisreducedforthesecondaryvolumebecausetheprimary
volumemustalsoacknowledgethesewrites.
Note: InStorageCenter5.0through5.1,LiveVolume,aseparatelylicensedStorage
Centerfeature,isintendedforevaluation/demonstrationpurposesonly.Full
functionalityandsupportforLiveVolumeisprovidedinStorageCenterversion5.2
andlater.
Storage Center Role Description
Primary Hoststheprimaryvolume,whichislikethesourcevolumefora
conventionalreplication
Replicatestheprimaryvolumeasynchronouslytothesecondary
volume
ProcessesallIOfromboththeprimaryandsecondarysite
Secondary Hoststhesecondaryvolume
AcceptsIOfortheLiveVolumeandroutesittotheprimaryvolume
ontheprimaryStorageCenter
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Automatic Role Swapping for Live Volumes
LiveVolumescanbeconfiguredtoswapprimaryandsecondaryvolumesautomatically
whencertainconditionsaremettoavoidsituationsinwhichthesecondaryvolume
receivesmoreIOthantheprimaryvolume.
Whenautomaticroleswappingisenabled,theprimaryandsecondaryvolumesare
automaticallyswappedwhenallofthefollowinglimitsareexceeded:
MinimumstoragespacewrittentothesecondaryLiveVolume:Specifiesthe
minimumamountofstoragespacethatmustbewrittentotheLiveVolumeonthe
secondaryStorageCenterbeforetherolescanbeswapped.ThisvalueissetintheMin
AmountBeforeSwapfield.
MinimumtimeasprimaryLiveVolume:Specifiesthenumberofminutesthatmust
passbeforetherolescanbeswapped.ThisvalueissetintheMinTimeAsPrimary
BeforeSwap(Minutes)field.
MinimumpercentageofIOonthesecondaryLiveVolume:Specifiestheminimum
percentageofIOthatmusttakeplaceonthesecondaryvolumebeforetherolescanbe
swapped.ThisvalueissetintheMinSecondaryPercentBeforeSwap(%)field.
Live Volume Requirements
TocreateLiveVolumes,therequirementslistedinthefollowingtablemustbemet.
Live Volume Icon
ThefollowingiconisdisplayedforLiveVolumesontheStoragetaboftheStorageviewto
differentiateitfromregularvolumesandreplicatedvolumes.
Requirement Description
EnterpriseManager EnterpriseManager5.0orabove.
StorageCenters PrimaryandsecondaryStorageCentersmustberunningStorage
Center5.0.2orabove.
PrimaryandsecondaryStorageCentersmustbelicensedforLive
VolumeandAsynchronousReplications.
StorageCenterlicense BoththesourceanddestinationStorageCentersmustbelicensedfor
LiveVolume.
Connectivity EnterpriseManagerClientmusthaveaccesstotheprimaryand
secondaryStorageCenters.Thatis,theStorageCentersmustbe
addedtotheEnterpriseManagerClient.
PrimaryandsecondaryStorageCentersmustbeconnectedto
eachotherbyiSCSIorFibreChannelconnections.
QoSdefinitionsmustbecreatedontheprimaryandsecondary
StorageCenters.
Icon Description
Primary/SecondaryLiveVolume
Note: TodeterminewhetheraLiveVolumeisprimaryorsecondaryfromtheStoragetab,
selecttheLiveVolume,thenseetheLiveVolumeAttributessectionundertheSummary
subtab.
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Creating Live Volumes
CreateaLiveVolumetocopyavolumefromoneStorageCentertoanotherStorageCenter
tosafeguarddataagainstlocalorregionaldatathreatswhileallowingbothStorageCenters
toacceptwritesforthevolume.
Convert a Single Volume to a Live Volume
ToconvertasinglevolumetoaLiveVolume,createtheLiveVolumefromtheStorageview.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumeyouwantto
replicate.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationtree,selectthevolume.
5 Intherightpane,clickConverttoLiveVolume.
IfoneormoreQoSdefinitionsexist,theConverttoLiveVolumewizardappears.
IfaQualityofService(QoS)definitionhasnotbeencreated,theCreateReplication
QoSwizardappears.UsethiswizardtocreateaQoSdefinitionbeforeyouconfigure
aLiveVolume.
6 SelectthesecondaryStorageCenterfortheLiveVolume,thenclickNext.Thewizard
advancestothenextpage.
7 (Optional)ModifytheReplicationAttributes,DestinationVolumeAttributes,and
LiveVolumeAttributesasnecessary.Theseattributesaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
8 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.ThevolumeisconvertedtoaLiveVolumeandbegins
toreplicatetothesecondaryStorageCenter.
Convert Multiple Volumes to Live Volumes
ToconvertmultiplevolumestoLiveVolumes,createtheLiveVolumesfromthe
Replications&LiveVolumesview.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,clickCreateLiveVolumes.
IfoneormoreQoSdefinitionsexist,theCreateLiveVolumeswizardappears.
IfaQualityofService(QoS)definitionhasnotbeencreated,theCreateReplication
QoSwizardappears.UsethiswizardtocreateaQoSdefinitionbeforeyouconfigure
LiveVolumes.
3 SelecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumesyouwanttoconvert,thenclickNext.
Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
4 SelectthesecondaryStorageCenterfortheLiveVolumes,thenclickNext.Thewizard
advancestothenextpage.
5 Selectthecheckboxfortoeachvolumethatyouwanttoconvert,thenclickNext.The
wizardadvancestothenextpage.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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6 Configureoptionalattributes.
a (Optional)ModifytheReplicationAttributes,DestinationVolumeAttributes,and
LiveVolumeAttributesasnecessary.Theseattributesaredescribedintheonline
help.
b Whenyouaredone,clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
7 ReviewtheLiveVolumesyouhaveconfigured.
a (Optional)IfyouwanttomodifyaLiveVolumebeforeitiscreated,selectit,then
clickEditSettings.
b Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.TheLiveVolumesarecreatedandtheybeginto
replicatetothesecondaryStorageCenter.
Modifying Live Volumes
ModifyaLiveVolumeifyouwanttochangereplicationattributes,LiveVolumeattributes,
convertittoareplication,ordeleteit.
Swap the Primary Storage Center for a Live Volume
IfthesecondaryStorageCenterisreceivingmoreIOforaLiveVolumethantheprimary
StorageCenter,swaprolestoimproveperformance.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume,thenclickSwapPrimaryStorage
CenterofLiveVolume.TheSwapPrimaryStorageCenterofLiveVolumedialogbox
appears.
3 ClickOK.
Include Active Replay Data for a Live Volume
TheActiveReplayrepresentsthecurrent,unfrozenvolumedata.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume,thenclickEditSettings.TheEditLive
Volumedialogboxappears.
3 SelectorcleartheReplicateActiveReplaycheckboxthen,clickOK.
Enable or Disable Deduplication for a Live Volume
Deduplicationreducestheamountofdatatransferredandenhancesthestorageefficiency
oftheremoteStorageCenterbycopyingonlythechangedportionsoftheReplayhistory
onthesourcevolume,ratherthanalldatacapturedineachReplay.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume,thenclickEditSettings.TheEditLive
Volumedialogboxappears.
3 SelectorcleartheDeduplicationcheckbox,thenclickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Select different QoS definitions for a Live Volume
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume,thenclickEditSettings.TheEditLive
Volumedialogboxappears.
3 FromthePrimaryQoSNodedropdownmenu,selectaQoSdefinitionthatwillbeused
fortheLiveVolumebytheprimaryStorageCenter.
4 FromtheSecondaryQoSNodedropdownmenu,selectaQoSdefinitionthatwillbe
usedfortheLiveVolumebythesecondaryStorageCenter.
5 ClickOK.
Configure a Live Volume to Write Data to the Lowest Tier at the Destination
TheReplicateStorageToLowestTieroptionforcesalldatawrittentothedestination
volumetotheloweststoragetierconfiguredforthevolume.Bydefault,thisoptionis
enabled.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume,thenclickEditSettings.TheEditLive
Volumedialogboxappears.
3 SelecttheReplicateStorageToLowestTiercheckbox.
4 ClickOK.
Allow Replicate Storage to Lowest Tier Selection During Initial Live Volume
Configuration
Bydefault,theReplicateStorageToLowestTieroptionisonlyavailablewhenmodifying
anexistingLiveVolume.ToallowthisoptiontobeconfiguredwhenLiveVolumesare
beingcreated,modifytheDataCollectorsettings.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.
TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheReplicationSettingstab.
3 SelecttheAllowSelecttoLowestTieronLiveVolumeCreatecheckbox.
4 ClickOK.
Allow a Live Volume to Automatically Swap Roles
LiveVolumescanbeconfiguredtoswapprimaryandsecondaryvolumesautomatically
whencertainconditionsaremettoavoidsituationsinwhichthesecondaryvolume
receivesmoreIOthantheprimaryvolume.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume,thenclickEditSettings.TheEditLive
Volumedialogboxappears.
3 SelecttheAutomaticallySwapRolescheckbox.
4 (Optional)ModifythedefaultswapbehaviorbyeditingtheMinAmountBeforeSwap,
MinSecondaryPercentBeforeSwap(%),andMinTimeAsPrimaryBeforeSwap
(Minutes)fields.Thesefieldsaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
5 ClickOK.
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Revert a Live Volume to a Replication
IftheremoteStorageCenterdoesnotneedtoacceptIOfortheLiveVolume,youcan
converttheLiveVolumetoaconventionalreplication.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume,thenclickReverttoReplication.The
ReverttoReplicationdialogboxappears.
3 ClickOK.
Set Threshold Alert Definitions for a Live Volume
ConfigureoneormoreThresholdAlertDefinitionsforaLiveVolumeifyouwanttobe
notifiedwhenspecificthresholdsarereached,suchastheamountofreplicationdata
waitingtobetransferredorthepercentageofreplicationdatathathasbeentransferred.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume,thenclickSetThresholdAlert
Definitions.TheSetThresholdAlertDefinitionsdialogboxappears.
3 Selectthealertdefinitionforwhichyouwanttoconfigureathresholdalert,thenclick
SelectThresholdDefinition.TheSelectThresholdDefinitiondialogboxappears.
4 ClickCreateThresholdDefinition.TheCreateThresholdDefinitiondialogbox
appears.
5 Configurethethresholddefinitionattributesasneeded,thenclickOK.Theseattributes
aredescribedintheonlinehelp.
6 ClickOKtoclosetheSelectThresholdDefinitiondialogbox,thenclickOKtoclose
theSetThresholdAlertDefinitionsdialogbox.
Delete a Live Volume
UsetheLiveVolumestabtodeleteaLiveVolume.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume,thenclickDelete.TheDeleteObjects
dialogboxappears.
3 Selectdeletionoptions:
ConverttoReplication:SelectthischeckboxtoconverttheLiveVolumetoa
replication.
RecycleSecondaryVolume:Enablethischeckboxifyouwanttomovethe
secondaryvolumetotheRecycleBinonthesecondaryStorageCenter.
DeleteSecondaryVolume:Selectthischeckboxifyoudonotwanttoretainthe
deleteddestinationvolumeintheRecycleBin(notrecommended).
DeleteRestorePoint:Selectthischeckboxtodeletetherestorepointforthe
replication.
4 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
Warning: Ifyoudeletethedestinationvolume,youcannotrecoverthe
volumeitispermanentlydeletedfromtheStorageCenter.
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Monitoring Live Volumes
MonitoraLiveVolumetodeterminehowmuchprogresshasbeenmade.
Filter Live Volumes By Primary Storage Center
ToreducethenumberofLiveVolumesthataredisplayedontheReplications&Live
Volumesview,filtertheLiveVolumesbyprimaryStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheLiveVolumestab.
3 IntheSourceStorageCenterspane,hideLiveVolumesthatoriginatefromoneormore
StorageCentersbyclearingthecorrespondingcheckboxes.
4 (Optional)Whenyouarefinished,youcanreverttothedefaultviewbyclickingSelect
AllintheSourceStorageCenterspane.
Filter Live Volumes By Secondary Storage Center
ToreducethenumberofLiveVolumesthataredisplayedontheReplications&Live
Volumesview,filtertheLiveVolumesbysecondaryStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheLiveVolumestab.
3 IntheDRStorageCenterspane,hideLiveVolumesthataredestinedtooneormore
StorageCentersbyclearingthecorrespondingcheckboxes.
4 (Optional)Whenyouarefinished,youcanreverttothedefaultviewbyclickingSelect
AllintheDRStorageCenterspane.
Pause a Live Volume
PausingaLiveVolumetemporarilypreventsvolumedatafrombeingcopiedfromthe
primaryvolumetothesecondaryvolume.ALiveVolumecanbepausedonlyifreplication
tothesecondaryStorageCenterisinprogress.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume,thenclickPause.ThePausingLive
Volumedialogboxappears.
3 ClickOK.
Resume a Paused Live Volume
ResumeapausedLiveVolumetoallowvolumedatatobecopiedfromtheprimaryvolume
tothesecondaryvolumeonthesecondaryStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selectthepausedLiveVolume,thenclickResume.The
ResumingLiveVolumedialogboxappears.
3 ClickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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View the Replays for a Live Volume
WhenaLiveVolumeisselected,theReplayssubtabdisplaystheReplaysfortheprimary
volumeandthesecondaryvolume.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume.
3 Inthebottompane,clicktheReplaystab.
View the Progress Report for a Live Volume
WhenaLiveVolumeisselected,theProgressReportssubtabdisplayschartsforthe
amountofdatawaitingtobecopiedandthepercentcomplete.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume.
3 Inthebottompane,clicktheProgressReportstab.
View IO/sec and MB/sec Charts for a Live Volume
WhenaLiveVolumeisselected,theIOReportssubtabdisplayschartsforIOpersecond
andMBpersecond.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 OntheLiveVolumestab,selecttheLiveVolume.
3 Inthebottompane,clicktheIOReportstab.
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Activation
Activatedisasterrecoverytorestoreaccesstoyourdataintheeventofanunplanned
disruption.
Contents
PreparingforDisasterRecovery .............................................. 263
ActivatingDisasterRecovery ................................................ 269
RestartingFailedReplications ................................................ 271
RestoringFailedVolumes ................................................... 272
DeletingRestorePoints ...................................................... 273
Preparing for Disaster Recovery
Preparefordisasterrecoverybysavingrestorepoints,predefiningdisasterrecovery
settings,andtestingthosesettings.
Performthesetaskstoimplementadisasterrecoveryplan:
SavingandValidatingRestorePointsonpage 263
PredefiningDisasterRecoverySettingsforReplicationsonpage 265
TestingDisasterRecoveryonpage 266
Saving and Validating Restore Points
ArestorepointincludesallinformationaboutareplicationorLiveVolume,includingthe
sourceanddestinationvolumes,sourceanddestinationStorageCenters,andtheQoS
definitionsused.IfaStorageCentergoesdown,thisinformationbecomesthebasisofa
disasterrecovery.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Save Replication Restore Points for One or More Storage Centers
SavereplicationrestorepointsaftercreatingreplicationsorLiveVolumestomakesure
theycanbeusedfordisasterrecovery.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 IntheActionspane,clickSaveRestorePoints.TheSaveRestorePointsdialogbox
appears.
3 SelectthecheckboxesforStorageCentersforwhichyouwanttosaverestorepoints,
thenclickOK.
Set a Schedule for Automatically Saving and Validating Restore Points
Setascheduleforautomaticallysavingandvalidatingrestorepointstomakesurethat
goodrestorepointsarealwaysavailabletoperformdisasterrecovery.
1 Inthetoppane,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.TheEditDataCollectorSettings
dialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheSchedulestab.
3 SelecttheAutomaticallysaveandvalidaterestorepointscheckbox.
4 FromtheFrequencydropdownmenu,selecthowoftenyouwantrestorepointstobe
automaticallysavedandvalidated.
5 (Conditional)IfyouselectedDailyinthepreviousstep,selectthetimeofdaytosave
andvalidaterestorepointsfromtheTimedropdownmenu.
6 ClickOK.
Validate Replication Restore Points
Validatereplicationrestorepointsbeforetestingoractivatingdisasterrecoverytomake
suretheycanbeusedfordisasterrecovery.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 IntheActionspane,clickValidateRestorePoints.EnterpriseManagerreviewsall
savedreplicationsandmakessurethattheyarestillrunninganddisplaystheresultson
theRestorePointstab.TheStatuscolumndisplaystheresultsofthevalidation
operation.Possiblestatusvaluesare:
Up:Thereplicationisupandrunningnormally.
Degraded:Thereissomethingwrongwiththereplication.SeetotheStatecolumn
informationaboutwhyreplicationisnolongerrunning.Thisreplicationiseligible
fordisasterrecovery.
Down:Thereplicationisnotrunning.SeetotheStatecolumninformationabout
whyreplicationisnolongerrunning.Thiscouldbebecausethedestinationsystem
isnolongeravailableorthatthesourceandDestinationvolumearenolongerup
andrunning.Thisreplicationisnoteligiblefordisasterrecovery.
3 Ifoneormorerestorepointsaredegradedordown,takecorrectiveaction.
Ifarestorepointisdegraded,youcanperformeitherofthefollowingactions:
Activateadisasterrecoverysite
RestoreorrestartthereplicationtothesourceordestinationStorageCenter
Ifarestorepointisdegradedordownbecauseyoupurposefullydeletedoraborted
thecorrespondingreplication,youcandeletetherestorepoint.Todoso,rightclick
therestorepoint,thenselectDelete.
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See Also
ActivatingDisasterRecoveryonpage 269
RestartingFailedReplicationsonpage 271
RestoringFailedVolumesonpage 272
Predefining Disaster Recovery Settings for Replications
Predefiningdisasterrecoveryforareplicationrestorepointconsistsofassigning
destinationserversandReplaytemplatestodestinationvolumesaheadoftime,sothatif
youmustactivateadisasterrecovery,therecoverysiteisready.Ifyoudonotintendto
accessdatafromadestinationsite,youdonotneedtopredefinethedisasterrecoverysite.
DisasterrecoverysettingscannotbepredefinedforLiveVolumerestorepoints.
Predefine Disaster Recovery for All Restore Points at a Site
Ifasiteisthedestinationformultiplereplications,predefinedisasterrecoveryforallofthe
correspondingrestorepointssimultaneously.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab,thenclickPredefineDisasterRecovery.ThePredefine
DisasterRecoverywizardappears.
3 Selectthesource/destinationStorageCenterpairforwhichyouwanttopredefine
disasterrecovery,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
4 (Optional)Configuredisasterrecoverysettingsforeachrestorepoint.
a Selecttherestorepointthatyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditSettings.The
PredefineDisasterRecoverydialogboxappears.
b Modifytherecoveryvolumesettingsasneeded,thenclickOK.Theseattributesare
describedintheonlinehelp.
5 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
Predefine Disaster Recovery Settings for a Single Restore Point
Ifyouneedtomakesurearecoverysitehasaccesstoareplicatedvolumewhendisaster
recoveryisactivated,predefinedisasterrecoverysettingsforthecorrespondingrestore
point.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab.
3 Rightclicktherestorepoint,thenselectPredefineDisasterRecovery.ThePredefine
DisasterRecoverydialogboxappears.
4 IntheNamefield,typethenamefortherecoveryvolume.
5 Selecttheservertowhichtherecoveryvolumewillbemapped.
a NexttotheServerlabel,clickChange.TheSelectServerdialogboxappears.
b Selecttheserver,thenclickOK.
6 Modifytheremainingrecoveryvolumesettingsasneeded.Theseattributesare
describedintheonlinehelp.
7 ClickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Testing Disaster Recovery
Testingdisasterrecoveryforareplicationrestorepointcreatesarecoveryvolumeand
mapsittotheappropriateserverwithoutinterruptingtheoriginalvolume.Thisallowsyou
tomakesurethatyourdisasterrecoveryplanisviable.DellCompellentrecommendsthat
youperiodicallytestdisasterrecoveryforrestorepoints.LiveVolumerestorepointscannot
betested.
Test Disaster Recovery for Multiple Restore Points at a Site
Ifasiteisthedestinationformultiplereplications,allofthecorrespondingrestorepoints
canbetestedsimultaneously.
Prerequisites
Therestorepointsmustbeassociatedwithreplications.LiveVolumerestorepoints
cannotbetested.
ThedestinationvolumeforeachreplicationmustbepresentontheremoteStorage
Center.Ifthedestinationvolumeforareplicationrestorepointismissing,itcannotbe
tested.
Aservermustbepresentattheremotesitetotesttherecoveryvolume.
Steps
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab,thenclickTestActivateDisasterRecovery.TheTest
ActivateDisasterRecoverywizardappears.
3 Selectthesource/destinationStorageCenterpairforwhichyouwanttotestdisaster
recovery,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
4 IntheAvailableRestorePointspane,selecttherestorepointsthatyouwanttotest,then
clickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
5 Configuredisasterrecoverysettingsforeachrestorepoint.
a Selecttherestorepointthatyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditSettings.TheTest
ActivateDisasterRecoverydialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Iftherestorepointcorrespondstoasynchronousreplication,thedialogboxdisplays
additionalinformationaboutthestateofthereplication:
TheSyncDataStatusfielddisplaysthesynchronizationstatusforthereplication
atthetimetherestorepointwasvalidated.
Arecommendationaboutwhetherthedestinationvolumeiscurrently
synchronizedwiththesourcevolumeisdisplayedbelowtheSyncDataStatus
fieldingreenoryellowtext.
b SelecttheservertowhichtherecoveryvolumewillbemappedbyclickingChange
nexttotheServerlabel.
c Modifytheremainingrecoveryvolumesettingsasneeded,thenclickOK.These
attributesaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
6 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
EnterpriseManageractivatesthetestrecoveryvolumes.
UsetheRecoveryProgresstabtomonitordisasterrecoverytestactivation
Test Disaster Recovery for a Single Restore Point
Ifyouwanttotestdisasterrecoveryforareplicatedvolume,testdisasterrecoveryforthe
correspondingrestorepoint.
Prerequisites
Therestorepointmustbeassociatedwithareplication.LiveVolumerestorepoints
cannotbetested.
ThedestinationvolumemustbepresentontheremoteStorageCenter.Ifthedestination
volumeforareplicationrestorepointismissing,itcannotbetested.
Aservermustbepresentattheremotesitetotesttherecoveryvolume.
Steps
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab.
3 Rightclicktherestorepoint,thenselectTestActivateDisasterRecovery.TheTest
ActivateDisasterRecoverydialogboxappears.
Note: Forhighconsistencymodesynchronousreplicationsthatarecurrent,
theUseActiveReplaycheckboxisautomaticallyselected.
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Iftherestorepointcorrespondstoasynchronousreplication,thedialogboxdisplays
additionalinformationaboutthestateofthereplication:
TheSyncDataStatusfielddisplaysthesynchronizationstatusforthereplicationat
thetimetherestorepointwasvalidated.
Arecommendationaboutwhetherthedestinationvolumeiscurrentlysynchronized
withthesourcevolumeisdisplayedbelowtheSyncDataStatusfieldingreenor
yellowtext.
4 IntheNamefield,typethenamefortherecoveryvolume.
5 Selecttheservertowhichtherecoveryvolumewillbemapped.
a NexttotheServerlabel,clickChange.TheSelectServerdialogboxappears.
b Selecttheserver,thenclickOK.
6 Modifytheremainingrecoveryvolumesettingsasneeded.Theseattributesare
describedintheonlinehelp.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
EnterpriseManageractivatesthetestrecoveryvolume.
UsetheRecoveryProgresstabtomonitordisasterrecoverytestactivation
Delete Test Disaster Recovery Volumes
Afteryouarefinishedtestingdisasterrecovery,deletethevolumesthatwerecreatedas
partofthetesting.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 IntheActionspane,clickDeleteTestDRVolumes.TheDeleteTestDRVolumes
dialogboxappears.
3 Selectthecheckboxesforthetestdisasterrecoveryvolumesyouwanttodelete,then
clickOK.
Note: Forhighconsistencymodesynchronousreplicationsthatarecurrent,the
UseActiveReplaycheckboxisautomaticallyselected.
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Activating Disaster Recovery
Activatedisasterrecoverywhenavolumeorsitebecomesunavailable.
Activate Disaster Recovery for All Restore Points at a Site
Ifasiteisthedestinationformultiplereplicationsand/orLiveVolumes,activatedisaster
recoveryforallofthecorrespondingrestorepointssimultaneously.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab,thenclickActivateDisasterRecovery.TheActivate
DisasterRecoverywizardappears.
3 Selectthesource/destinationStorageCenterpairforwhichyouwanttoactivatedisaster
recovery,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
4 Choosewhetheryouwanttoallowplanneddisasterrecoveryactivation.
a (Optional)Toallowdisasterrecoverytobeactivatedwhilethereplicationis
functioningnormally,selecttheAllowPlannedActivateDisasterRecoveriescheck
box.
b ClickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
5 IntheAvailableRestorePointspane,selecttherestorepointsthatyouwanttoactivate,
thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
6 Configuredisasterrecoverysettingsforeachrestorepoint.
a Selecttherestorepointthatyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditSettings.The
ActivateDisasterRecoverydialogboxappears.
Iftherestorepointcorrespondstoasynchronousreplication,thedialogboxdisplays
additionalinformationaboutthestateofthereplication:
Note: Activatingdisasterrecoveryremovesreplicationsthatareconfiguredin
series(cascademode)orthatreplicatethesamevolumetomultipledestinations
(mixedmode).
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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TheSyncDataStatusfielddisplaysthesynchronizationstatusforthereplication
atthetimetherestorepointwasvalidated.
Arecommendationaboutwhetherthedestinationvolumeiscurrently
synchronizedwiththesourcevolumeisdisplayedbelowtheSyncDataStatus
fieldingreenoryellowtext.
b SelectaservertomaptherecoveryvolumetobyclickingChangenexttotheServer
label.
c Modifytheremainingrecoveryvolumeattributesasneeded,thenclickOK.These
attributesaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
7 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
EnterpriseManageractivatestherecoveryvolumes.
UsetheRecoveryProgresstabtomonitordisasterrecoveryactivation
Activate Disaster Recovery for a Single Restore Point
IfyouwanttoactivatedisasterrecoveryforareplicatedvolumeorLiveVolume,activate
disasterrecoveryforthecorrespondingrestorepoint.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab.
3 Rightclicktherestorepoint,thenselectActivateDisasterRecovery.TheActivate
DisasterRecoverydialogboxappears.
Iftherestorepointcorrespondstoasynchronousreplication,thedialogboxdisplays
additionalinformationaboutthestateofthereplication:
TheSyncDataStatusfielddisplaysthesynchronizationstatusforthereplicationat
thetimetherestorepointwasvalidated.
Note: Forhighconsistencymodesynchronousreplicationsthatarecurrent,
theUseActiveReplaycheckboxisautomaticallyselected.
Note: Aserverisrequiredforeachrestorepoint.
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Arecommendationaboutwhetherthedestinationvolumeiscurrentlysynchronized
withthesourcevolumeisdisplayedbelowtheSyncDataStatusfieldingreenor
yellowtext.
4 IntheNamefield,typethenamefortherecoveryvolume.
5 Selecttheservertowhichtherecoveryvolumewillbemapped.
a NexttotheServerlabel,clickChange.TheSelectServerdialogboxappears.
b Selecttheserver,thenclickOK.
6 Modifytheremainingrecoveryvolumesettingsasneeded.Theseattributesare
describedintheonlinehelp.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
EnterpriseManageractivatestherecoveryvolume.
UsetheRecoveryProgresstabtomonitordisasterrecoveryactivation
Restarting Failed Replications
Ifasourcevolumeiscurrentandfunctional,andthedestinationsystemisavailablebuta
Replicationfailedorwasdeleted,youcanrestarttheReplication.ToseeifaReplicationcan
berestarted,validateRestorePoints.
Restart Replication for Multiple Restore Points in a Site
Ifmultiplereplicationsand/orLiveVolumestoasitefailedorweredeleted,youcanrestart
themsimultaneously.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab,thenclickRestore/RestartDRVolumes.TheRestore/
RestartDRVolumeswizardappears.
3 Selectthesource/destinationStorageCenterpairforwhichyouwanttorestart
replications,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
4 ReadtheRestartWarningandRecoveryWarningtext,thenclickNext.Thewizard
advancestothenextpage.
5 IntheAvailableRestorePointspane,selecttherestorepointsforwhichyouwantto
restartreplication,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
6 (Optional)Configurereplicationsettingsforeachrestorepoint.
a Selecttherestorepointthatyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditSettings.The
Restore/RestartDRVolumesdialogboxappears.
b Modifythereplicationsettingsasneeded,thenclickOK.Thesesettingsare
describedintheonlinehelp.
Note: Forhighconsistencymodesynchronousreplicationsthatarecurrent,the
UseActiveReplaycheckboxisautomaticallyselected.
Note: Restartingreplicationsremovesreplicationsthatareconfiguredinseries
(cascademode)orthatreplicatethesamevolumetomultipledestinations(mixed
mode).
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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7 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
EnterpriseManagerrestartsthereplications.
UsetheRecoveryProgresstabtomonitorthereplications.
Restart a Replication for a Single Restore Point
IfareplicationorLiveVolumefailedorwasdeleted,youcanusethecorrespondingrestore
pointtorestartreplication.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab.
3 Rightclicktherestorepointthatcorrespondstothereplication,thenselectRestore/
RestartDRVolumes.TheRestore/RestartDRVolumesdialogboxappears.
4 Enableordisablethereplicationoptionsasneeded,thenclickOK.Theseoptionsare
describedintheonlinehelp.
Restoring Failed Volumes
Beforeavolumecanberestored,atleastoneReplaymusthavebeenReplicatedtothe
Destinationsystem.Torestoreavolumetoanalternatesite,consultwithDellTechnical
SupportServices(seesupport.dell.com/compellent).
Theprocesstorestoreafailedvolumediffersdependingonwhetherdisasterrecoverywas
activated:
Recoverfromadestinationvolumethatwasnotactivated:IfaSourcevolumeno
longerexists,EnterpriseManagerrestoresthedatafromtheDestinationvolumeby
ReplicatingitbacktoanewlycreatedSourcevolume.OncetheReplicationiscomplete,
EnterpriseManagermapsthenewsourcevolumetoaselectedserverandrestartsthe
ReplicationbackfromtheSourcesystemtotheDestinationsystem.
RecoverfromaDestinationVolumethatwasactivated:EnterpriseManagerrecovers
datafromtheDestinationvolume,includingallnewwritestothevolumeafterithas
beenactivated,totheoriginalSourcevolume.IftheoriginalSourcevolumeisnolonger
thereitwillberecreated.OncetheRestoreiscomplete,EnterpriseManagermapsthe
SourcevolumetotheselectedserverandrestartstheReplicationfromtheSource
volumetotheDestinationvolume.
Restore Failed Volumes for All Restore Points in a Site
Ifmultiplevolumesatasitefailed,youcanrestorethemsimultaneously.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab,thenclickRestore/RestartDRVolumes.TheRestore/
RestartDRVolumeswizardappears.
3 Selectthesource/destinationStorageCenterpairforwhichyouwanttorestorefailed
volumes,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
Note: Restoringvolumesremovesreplicationsthatareconfiguredinseries
(cascademode)orthatreplicatethesamevolumetomultipledestinations(mixed
mode).
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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4 ReadtheRestartWarningandRecoveryWarningtext,thenclickNext.Thewizard
advancestothenextpage.
5 IntheAvailableRestorePointspane,selecttherestorepointsforwhichyouwantto
restorevolumes,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage.
6 (Optional)Configurereplicationsettingsforeachrestorepoint.
a Selecttherestorepointthatyouwanttomodify,thenclickEditSettings.The
Restore/RestartDRVolumesdialogboxappears.
b Ifasourcevolumeisbeingrestored:
SelecttheMirrorBackOnlycheckboxtoswitchtheprimaryandsecondaryroles
whenthereplicationisrecreated.
SelecttheAutomaticallyDeactivateDestinationcheckboxtoautomatically
moveservermappingsfromthesecondaryvolumetothenewlyrecreated
primaryvolumewhentherestoreoptioniscompleted.Thisoptionisavailable
onlyifdisasterrecoveryhasbeenactivatedfortherestorepoint.
ModifytheNewSourceVolumeSettingsasneeded.Thesesettingsare
describedintheonlinehelp.
c ModifytheReplicationSettingsasneeded.Thesesettingsaredescribedinthe
onlinehelp.
d Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
7 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.
EnterpriseManagerrestartsthereplications.
UsetheRecoveryProgresstabtomonitorthereplications.
Restore a Failed Volume for a Single Restore Point
Ifasinglevolumefailed,youcanusethecorrespondingrestorepointtorestorethevolume.
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab.
3 Rightclicktherestorepointthatcorrespondstothefailedvolume,thenselectRestore/
RestartDRVolumes.TheRestore/RestartDRVolumesdialogboxappears.
4 Enableordisablethereplicationoptionsasneeded,thenclickOK.Theseoptionsare
describedintheonlinehelp.
Deleting Restore Points
IfareplicationorLiveVolumehasbeenremovedorisnolongerfunctioningandyouwant
toremoveitpermanently,deletetheassociatedrestorepoint.
Prerequisites
TheStatusfortherestorepointmustbeDegradedorDown.
Steps
1 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab.
3 Rightclicktherestorepoint,thenselectDelete.Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOKtoconfirmthatyouwanttodeletetherestorepoint.
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13 Remote Data Collector
AremoteDataCollectorprovidesaccesstoEnterpriseManagerdisasterrecoveryoptions
whentheprimaryDataCollectorisunavailable.
Contents
RemoteDataCollectorManagement .......................................... 275
RemoteDataCollectorRequirements ......................................... 276
InstallingandConfiguringaRemoteDataCollector ............................. 276
DisconnectingandReconnectingaRemoteDataCollector ....................... 279
UsingaRemoteDataCollectortoActivateDisasterRecovery .................... 280
EnablingEmailNotificationsfortheRemoteDataCollector ...................... 282
Remote Data Collector Management
TheEnterpriseManagerClientcanconnecttotheprimaryDataCollectorortheremote
DataCollector.IntheeventthattheprimaryDataCollectorisunavailableandyouneedto
accessEnterpriseManagerdisasterrecoveryoptions,usetheClienttoconnecttothe
remoteDataCollector.
WhenaremoteDataCollectorisinstalledandconnectedtotheprimaryDataCollector,
additionaladministrativeoptionsareavailable:
PrimaryDataCollector:AclientconnectedtotheprimaryDataCollectordisplaysthe
remoteDataCollectorstatusontheRemoteDataCollectortabintheReplications&
LiveVolumesview.
RemoteDataCollector:AclientconnectedtotheremoteDataCollectordisplaysonly
theReplications&LiveVolumesview.Configurationactionsarelimitedtodisaster
recoverypreparationandactivation,whichcanbeperformedontheRestorePointstab.
ThePrimaryDataCollectortabdisplaysstatusinformationabouttheprimaryData
Collector.
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Remote Data Collector Requirements
TousearemoteDataCollector,configurationandsoftwarerequirementsmustbemet.
Configuration Requirements
Thefollowingtableliststheconfigurationrequirementsthatmustbemettousearemote
DataCollector.
Software Requirements
ThesoftwarerequirementsthatapplytotheprimaryDataCollectoralsoapplytothe
remoteDataCollector.However,aremoteDataCollectorusesthefilesystemtostoredata
sothereisnodatabaserequirement.
See Also
DataCollectorRequirementsonpage 5
Installing and Configuring a Remote Data Collector
ToinstallandconfigurearemoteDataCollectoratadisasterrecoverysite,installtheData
Collectoronaserver,andthenconfigureittoconnecttotheprimaryDataCollector.
Install a Remote Data Collector
InstalltheDataCollectoronaserverlocatedatadisasterrecoverysite.
Prerequisites
YoursitemustmeettheremoteDataCollectorconfigurationrequirements.
TheservermustmeettheDataCollectorsoftwareandhardwarerequirements.
Requirement Description
PrimaryDataCollector BeforeinstallingandconfiguringaremoteDataCollector,the
primaryDataCollectormustbeinstalled,configured,andstarted
(running).TheremoteDataCollectorconnectstotheprimaryData
Collector.
License AnEnterpriseManagerFoundationlicenseisrequiredtoinstalla
remoteDataCollector.Thesamelicenseisusedforboththeprimary
andremoteDataCollectors.
EnterpriseManagerVersion TheprimaryDataCollectorandremoteDataCollectormustbeatthe
samesoftwareversion.
EnterpriseManager
Usernameandpassword
ToconnecttheremoteDataCollectortotheprimaryDataCollector,
youmustprovideanexistingEnterpriseManagerusernameand
password.
DNSConfiguration AllmanagedStorageCentersmustbedefinedinDNSatthelocal
andremotesites.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Steps
1 DownloadtheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorsoftware.
a Gotosupport.dell.com/compellent.
b Logontothecustomerorpartnerportal.
c ClickKnowledgeCenter,thendownloadtheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector
Setupfile.
2 UnzipandlaunchtheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorSetupfile.TheCompellent
EnterpriseManagerDataCollectorInstallShieldWizardappears.
3 ClickNext.TheLicenseAgreementpageappears.
4 ClickYestoacceptthelicenseagreement.TheSetupStatuspageappearsanddisplays
installationprogress.Wheninstallationiscomplete,theInstallShieldWizard
Completepageappears.
5 ClickFinish.TheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorSetupwizardappears.
Configure the Remote Data Collector with the Data Collector
Setup Wizard
UsetheDataCollectorSetupwizardtoconfiguretheremoteDataCollector.
1 ConfigurethefirstpageoftheDataCollectorSetupWizard.
a UnderDataCollectorType,selectConfigureasRemoteDataCollector.
b (Optional)UnderDataCollectorServiceInformation,modifythedefaultData
Collectorportsifoneormoreofthedefaultportsarealreadyinuse.
c IntheServiceUserTypedropdownmenu,selectthetypeofWindowsaccount
underwhichtheDataCollectorwillrun.
d ClickNext.TheSelectPrimaryDataCollectorpageappears.
Note: Ifafirewallisenabledonthehostserver,makesuretheseportsare
allowedinbound.
Note: Useraccounts(localordomain)mustbeabletologinasaserviceand
musthaveadministratorprivileges.
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2 EntertheprimaryDataCollectorinformation.
a IntheServerfield,typethehostnameorIPaddressoftheprimaryDataCollector
server.
b IntheClientListenerPortfield,confirmtheportfortheprimaryDataCollector.The
defaultis7342.
c IntheUserNamefield,typethenameofuserwiththeAdministratorprivilegeon
theprimaryDataCollector.
d InthePasswordfield,typethepasswordforthespecifieduser.
e ClickNext.TheremoteDataCollectorattemptstoconnecttotheprimaryData
Collector.Whentheconnectionisestablished,theFinishedsetuppageappears.
3 ClickFinish.
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Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Remote Data Collector
PerformthesetaskstodisconnectorreconnectaremoteDataCollector.
Temporarily Disconnect a Remote Data Collector
StoptheDataCollectorserviceontheremoteDataCollectortotemporarilydisconnectit
fromtheprimaryDataCollector.
1 OntheremoteDataCollectorserver:
a OpentheDataCollectorManager.
b OntheGeneralInformationtab,clickStoptostoptheDataCollectorservice.
2 UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttoconnecttotheprimaryDataCollectorandlogon.
3 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview,thenclicktheRemoteDataCollectortab.
TheConnectionStatusoftheremoteDataCollectorshowsDownthenexttimethe
primaryDataCollectorattemptstosynchronizewiththeremoteDataCollector.
Reconnect a Remote Data Collector
IfyoutemporarilydisconnectedaremoteDataCollector,youcanreconnectitbystarting
theDataCollectorservice.
1 OntheremoteDataCollectorserver:
a OpentheDataCollectorManager.
b OntheGeneralInformationtab,clickStarttostarttheDataCollectorservice.
2 UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttoconnecttotheprimaryDataCollectorandlogon.
3 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview,thenclicktheRemoteDataCollectortab.
WhentheremoteDataCollectorservicehasestablishedaconnectionwiththeprimary
DataCollector,theConnectionStatusshowsUp.
Remove a Remote Data Collector
StoptheDataCollectorserviceontheremoteDataCollector,thenremoveitfromthe
primaryDataCollector.
1 OntheremoteDataCollectorserver:
a OpentheDataCollectorManager.
b OntheGeneralInformationtab,clickStoptostoptheDataCollectorManager
service.
2 UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttoconnecttotheprimaryDataCollectorandlogon.
3 ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview,thenclicktheRemoteDataCollectortab.
4 ClickRemoveRemoteDataCollector.Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
5 ClickYes.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: IfyouintendtopermanentlyremovetheremoteDataCollectorfromthehost
server,uninstalltheDataCollectorusingAdd/RemovePrograms.
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Using a Remote Data Collector to Activate Disaster Recovery
IftheprimaryDataCollectorisunavailable,youcanperformEnterpriseManagerDRtasks
usingtheremoteDataCollector.
Log on to the Remote Data Collector
UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttoconnecttotheremoteDataCollector.
1 StarttheEnterpriseManagerClientapplication.TheEnterpriseManagerClient
appears.
2 Completethefollowingfields:
UserName:EnterthenameofanEnterpriseManageruser.
Password:Enterthepasswordfortheuser.
Host/IP:EnterthehostnameorIPaddressoftheserverthatishostingtheremote
DataCollector.
WebServerPort:IfyouchangedtheAPIWebServerPortduringinstallation,enter
theupdatedport.
3 ClickLogIn.TheClientconnectstotheremoteDataCollectoranddisplaysthePrimary
DataCollectortab.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Use a Remote Data Collector to Prepare for Disaster Recovery
YoucanusearemoteDataCollectortovalidaterestorepointsandtestactivatedisaster
recovery.
1 UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttoconnecttotheremoteDataCollector.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab.
3 Clickoneofthefollowingbuttonstopreparefordisasterrecovery:
ValidateRestorePoints
TestActivateDisasterRecovery
See Also
SavingandValidatingRestorePointsonpage 263
TestingDisasterRecoveryonpage 266
Use a Remote Data Collector to Test Activate Disaster Recovery
TestingdisasterrecoveryfunctionsthesamewayforprimaryandremoteDataCollectors.
1 UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttoconnecttotheremoteDataCollector.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab.
3 ClickTestActivateDisasterRecovery.
See Also
TestingDisasterRecoveryonpage 266
Use a Remote Data Collector to Restore a Failed Volume for a Restore Point
Ifasinglevolumefailed,youcanusethecorrespondingrestorepointtorestorethevolume.
1 UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttoconnecttotheremoteDataCollector.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab.
3 Rightclicktherestorepointthatcorrespondstothefailedvolume,thenselectRestore/
RestartDRVolumes.TheRestore/RestartDRVolumesdialogboxappears.
4 Enableordisablethereplicationoptionsasneeded,thenclickOK.Theseoptionsare
describedintheonlinehelp.
See Also
RestoringFailedVolumesonpage 272
Use a Remote Data Collector to Activate Disaster Recovery
ActivatingdisasterrecoveryfunctionsthesamewayforprimaryandremoteData
Collectors.
1 UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttoconnecttotheremoteDataCollector.
2 ClicktheRestorePointstab.
3 ClickActivateDisasterRecovery.
See Also
ActivatingDisasterRecoveryonpage 269
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Use a Remote Data Collector to Delete Test DR Volumes
Afteryouarefinishedtestingdisasterrecovery,deletethevolumesthatwerecreatedas
partofthetesting.
1 UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttoconnecttotheremoteDataCollector.
2 IntheActionspane,clickDeleteTestDRVolumes.TheDeleteTestDRVolumes
dialogboxappears.
3 Selectthecheckboxesforthetestdisasterrecoveryvolumesyouwanttodelete,then
clickOK.
See Also
TestingDisasterRecoveryonpage 266
Enabling Email Notifications for the Remote Data Collector
YoucanconfiguretheprimaryDataCollectortosendyouanemailnotificationif
communicationwiththeremoteDataCollectorislost.
1 StarttheEnterpriseManagerClientandlogontotheprimaryDataCollector.
2 Inthetoppane,clickEditUserSettings.TheEditUserSettingsdialogboxappears.
3 OntheGeneraltab,makesureyouremailaddressisenteredintheEmailAddressfield.
4 ClicktheManageEventstab.
5 Inthetable,selecttheRemoteDataCollectorDowncheckbox.
6 ClickOK.
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14 Storage Replication Adapter for VMware
SRM
VMwarevCenterSiteRecoveryManager(SRM)supportsstoragevendorsusingStorage
ReplicationAdapters.TheDellCompellentStorageReplicationAdapter(SRA)allowssites
touseVMwarevCenterSRMonDellCompellentStorageCentersthroughDell
CompellentEnterpriseManager.
Contents
WheretoFindDellCompellentSRADeploymentInstructions ................... 283
DellCompellentSRALimitations ............................................. 283
VMwareSRMandEnterpriseManagerPrerequisites ............................ 285
EnterpriseManagerSRAConfigurations ...................................... 286
ReprotectingAfterMigrationswithSRM5.0andESX4.1Hosts ................... 288
SelectingtheReplayTypetoUseforSRM5.xVolumeFailover ................... 289
Where to Find Dell Compellent SRA Deployment Instructions
ThischapterprovidesoverviewinformationaboutusingSRMonStorageCentersthrough
EnterpriseManagerandtheDellCompellentSRA.Forcompleteinformationoninstalling
andconfiguringVMwarevCenterSiteRecoveryManager,includingdownloadingand
installingStorageReplicationAdapters,refertotheSRMdocumentationprovidedby
VMware.
BeforeinstallingtheDellCompellentSRA,checktheSRAreadmefileforthemostcurrent
informationregardingtheinstallationandconfigurationprocess.
Dell Compellent SRA Limitations
ThefollowingfeaturesarenotsupportedbytheDellCompellentSRA:
StorageCenterlivevolumes
StorageCenterlegacysynchronousreplications
VMwareConsistencyGroups
VMwareConsistentImages
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Dell Compellent SRA Software Requirements
ThesoftwarerequirementsforVMwareSRM5.5differfromtherequirementsforSRM5.0
5.1.
Requirements for VMware SRM 5.5
ThefollowingtableliststhesoftwarerequirementsforVMwareSRM5.5.
Requirements for VMware SRM 5.0 and 5.1
ThefollowingtableliststhesoftwarerequirementsforVMwareSRM5.0and5.1.
Component Requirements
StorageCenter Version5.0orlater
EnterpriseManager Version6.4.2orlater
DellCompellentSRA Version6.2.2
VMwarevCenterSiteRecoveryManager(SRM) Version5.5
Microsoft.NetFramework Version2.0installedontheSRMserver
Component Requirements
StorageCenter Version5.0orlater
EnterpriseManager Version6.2.2orlater
DellCompellentSRA Version6.2.2
VMwarevCenterSiteRecoveryManager(SRM) Version5.0or5.1
Microsoft.NetFramework Version2.0installedontheSRMserver
VMware SRM and Enterprise Manager Prerequisites
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VMware SRM and Enterprise Manager Prerequisites
TousetheDellCompellentSRAwithVMwarevCenterSiteRecoveryManager,the
followingconfigurationrequirementsmustbemet.
Requirement Description
DataCollector
Deployment
AnEnterpriseManagerDataCollectormustbevisibletoallStorage
CenterswithintheSRMconfiguration.
Twooptionsareavailable:
InstallandconfiguretheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectoronthe
recoverySRMsiteonly.
InstallandconfigureEnterpriseManagerPrimaryDataCollectoronthe
protectedsite;installandconfigureEnterpriseManagerRemoteData
Collectorontherecoverysite.
StorageCenter
Configuration
VMwareESX/ESXiserversmustbecreatedonboththeprimaryand
secondaryStorageCenters.
QoSNodesmustbedefinedonboththesourceanddestinationStorage
Centers.
EnterpriseManager
Users
Threeusersarerequired:
ToinstallSRM:AnEnterpriseManageruserthatcanaccessallStorage
Centersattheprotectedandrecoverysites.
TomanagetheprotectedsitewithSRM:AnEnterpriseManageruser
thatcanaccessonlytheStorageCentersattheprotectedsite.
TomanagetherecoverysitewithSRM:AnEnterpriseManageruser
thatcanaccessonlytheStorageCentersattherecoverysite.
Communication
betweenEnterprise
ManagerandSRM
Thefirewall(ifany)betweenSRMandEnterpriseManagermustallow
SOAPoverHTTPonTCPport3033.
Replications UsingEnterpriseManager,createreplicationsfromtheprotectedsiteto
therecoverysite.
Sourceanddestinationvolumesmustnotbereplicatinganywhereelse.
Restorepointsforreplicationsmustbevalidatedandsaved.
RestorePoints RestorepointsarenotavailabletoVMwarevCenterSRMuntiltheyhave
beensaved.UsingEnterpriseManager,saverestorepointsforthe
replications.IfyouareusingDataCollectorsonboththerecoveryand
protectedsites,youmustsaverestorepointsonbothsites.
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Enterprise Manager SRA Configurations
ThissectionpresentstwosupportedconfigurationsforusingVMwareSiteRecovery
ManagerwithEnterpriseManager:usingaprimaryDataCollectoronly,orusingaprimary
DataCollectorandaremoteDataCollector.
Primary Data Collector Only Configuration
Inthefollowingfigure,theProtectedandtheRecoverysitesareconnectedbyasingle
EnterpriseManagerPrimaryDataCollector.
InaconfigurationwithonlyoneEnterpriseManagerDataCollector,locatetheData
CollectorattheRecoverySite.
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Remote Data Collector Configuration
Inthefollowingconfiguration,theProtectedSiteisconnectedtoanEnterpriseManager
PrimaryDataCollector;theRecoverySiteisconnectedtoanEnterpriseManagerRemote
DataCollector.
InaconfigurationwithanEnterpriseManagerRemoteDataCollector,locatetheRemote
DataCollectorontheRecoverySite.ThisconfigurationallowsDRactivationfromthe
remotesitewhentheProtectedSitegoesdown.Bydesign,theEnterpriseManagerRemote
DataCollectorisconnectedtothesameStorageCentersastheEnterpriseManagerPrimary
DataCollector.
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Reprotecting After Migrations with SRM 5.0 and ESX 4.1 Hosts
IfyouareusingStorageCenterOSversionspriorto5.5.6withVMwareSRM5.0andESX
4.1hosts,youmustperformadditionalstepstoreprotectvirtualmachinesonESX4.1hosts.
Ifyoudonotperformareprotectpromptlyafterrecoveringfromaplannedmigrationwith
VMwareSRM5.0,hostsrunningVMwareESX4.1Update1attempttowritetoLUNsthat
arereadonly,causing/var/logonthehoststobeginfillingup.Eventuallythehostsbecome
unresponsiveanddisconnectfromVMwarevCenter.Toavoidthissituation,runreprotect
assoonaspossibleafterrunningrecovery.
PerformthefollowingstepstoreprotectvirtualmachinesonESX4.1hosts:
1 Runreprotectassoonaspossibleafterrunningrecovery.Thereprotectfailsto
complete.
2 IftheESXhostdisconnectsfromvCenter,performthefollowingsteps:
a Check/var/logpartitionspaceanddeleteunneededvmkernellogsifnecessary.
b ReconnecttotheESXhostwithvCenter.
3 Runthereprotectagainwithforcecleanupselected.
4 RestoreplaceholdersfortheESX4.1update1hostvirtualmachines.
5 Deletethe*tmpplaceholdersfromthenewrecoverysite.
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Selecting the Replay Type to Use for SRM 5.x Volume Failover
TheSRMSelectableReplayoptiondetermineswhethertheActiveReplayorlastfrozen
ReplayisusedwhenVMwareSiteRecoveryManager(SRM)initiatesafailoverortest
failover.Bydefault,thecurrent,unfrozenstate(ActiveReplay)ofthevolumeisused.
Limitations for Selecting the Replay Type for SRM Failover
Insomesituations,theSRMSelectableReplayconfigurationisignored.
Change the Replay Type Used for SRM Volume Failover
ModifytheSRMSelectableReplayoptiontochangetheReplaytypeusedforSRM
volumefailover.
1 Inthetoppane,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.TheEditDataCollectorSettings
dialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheReplicationSettingstab.
3 FromtheSRMSelectableReplaydropdownmenu,selectoneofthefollowing
options:
AlwaysuseActiveReplay:Usesthecurrent,unfrozenstateofthedatathathasbeen
transferredtothedestination.(ActiveReplay).Thisoptionisthedefault.
UseActiveReplayifReplicatingActiveReplay:Usesthecurrent,unfrozenstateof
thedata(ActiveReplay)onlyifReplicateActiveReplayisenabledforthe
replication.IfReplicateActiveReplayisdisabled,thelastfrozenReplayisused.
AlwaysuseLastFrozenReplay:UsesthemostcurrentReplaythathasbeen
transferredtothedestination.
UseRestorePointSettings:Usesthesettingsthatareconfiguredfortherestore
pointthatcorrespondstothevolume.IfUseActiveReplayisnotselectedwithinthe
restorepoint,thelastfrozenReplayisused.
4 ClickOK.
SRM Action Recovery Type SRM Selectable Replay Configuration Honored?
Activaterecoveryplan PlannedMigration No
Activaterecoveryplan DisasterRecovery Iftheprotectedsiteisdown,yes.
Iftheprotectedsiteisup,no.
Testactivaterecoveryplan N/A IfReplicaterecentchangestorecoverysite
checkboxisclearedinSRM,yes.
IfReplicaterecentchangestorecoverysite
checkboxisselectedinSRM,no.
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Monitoring and Reporting
ThissectiondescribesusingThresholdAlertstocreatecustomalerts,usingreports,configuring
Chargebacktobilldepartmentsbasedonstorageusage,monitoringlogs,andmonitoringperformance.
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15 Threshold Alerts
Thresholdalertsareautomaticallygeneratedwhenuserdefinedthresholddefinitionsfor
storageobjectusagearecrossed.Thresholdqueriesallowyoutoqueryhistoricaldata
basedonthresholdcriteria.
Contents
ConfiguringThresholdDefinitions ........................................... 293
ViewingandDeletingThresholdAlerts ....................................... 302
ConfiguringVolumeAdvisorMovementRecommendations ..................... 304
ExportThresholdAlertDatatoaFile ......................................... 312
ConfiguringEmailNotificationsforThresholdAlerts ........................... 313
PerformingThresholdQueries ............................................... 314
Configuring Threshold Definitions
Thresholddefinitionsmonitortheusagemetricsofstorageobjectsandgeneratealertsifthe
userdefinedthresholdsarecrossed.
ThetypesofusagemetricsthatcanbemonitoredareIOusage,storage,andreplication.
EnterpriseManagercollectstheusagemetricdatafromthemanagedStorageCenters.
StorageobjectsontheStorageCentersareassignedtothresholddefinitionsandeach
thresholddefinitioncontainsoneormorethresholdvalues.Whenthevalueofamonitored
metricreachesathresholdvalue,analertoccurs.
Performthetasksinthefollowingsectionstosetupandviewthresholddefinitions:
SettingUpThresholdDefinitionsonpage 294
AssigningStorageObjectstoaThresholdDefinitiononpage 297
AssigningThresholdDefinitionstoStorageObjectsonpage 298
ViewingThresholdAlertsforaThresholdDefinitiononpage 301
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Setting Up Threshold Definitions
Youcancreate,view,edit,anddeletethresholddefinitions.
Create a Threshold Definition
CreateathresholddefinitiontomonitorIOusage,storage,orreplications.Whenthe
thresholdsyouspecifyareexceeded,thresholdalertsaregenerated.
Prerequisites
Toreceiveemailnotificationsforthresholdalerts,thefollowingemailsettingsmustbe
configured:
SMTPserversettingsfortheDataCollector
Emailaddressforyouruseraccount
Notificationsettingsforyouruseraccount
Steps
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 ClickCreateThresholdDefinition.TheCreateThresholdDefinitiondialogbox
appears.
4 EnteranameforthethresholddefinitionintheNamefield.
5 SelectthetypeofthresholddefinitiontocreatefromtheTypedropdownmenu.
IOUsage:ReadandwriteIOperformance.
Storage:Useandgrowthofstorage.
Replication:Statusofreplications.
6 SelectthetypeofstorageobjecttoassigntothethresholddefinitionfromtheAlert
ObjectTypedropdownmenu.
7 SelectthetypeofusagemetrictomonitorfromtheAlertDefinitiondropdownmenu.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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8 (Optional)Assignthethresholddefinitiontoallofthestorageobjectsthatareofthe
typespecifiedintheAlertObjectTypefieldbyselectingtheAllObjectscheckbox.If
youselectthischeckbox,itcannotbemodifiedafterthethresholddefinitioniscreated.
9 SpecifythealertnotificationsettingsfortheError,Warning,andInformthresholds:
ErrorSettings:Enterthethresholdvaluethattheusagemetricmustexceedto
triggeranErrorthresholdalert.ToemailErrorthresholdalertstotheEnterprise
Manageradministrator(s),selecttheEmailcheckboxandenterthenumberoftimes
thattheusagemetricmustexceedtheErrorSettingsthresholdvaluetotriggeran
alertemail.
WarningSetting:Enterthethresholdvaluethattheusagemetricmustexceedto
triggeraWarningthresholdalert.ToemailWarningthresholdalertstothe
EnterpriseManageradministrator(s),selecttheEmailcheckboxandenterthe
numberoftimesthattheusagemetricmustexceedtheWarningSettingsthreshold
valuetotriggerthealertemail.
InformSettings:Enterthethresholdvaluethattheusagemetricmustexceedto
triggeranInformthresholdalert.ToemailInformthresholdalertstotheEnterprise
Manageradministrator(s),selecttheEmailcheckboxandenterthenumberoftimes
thattheusagemetricmustexceedtheInformSettingsthresholdvaluetotriggerthe
alertemail.
10 (Optional)ConfigurethedefinitiontogenerateVolumeAdvisorrecommendationsto
moveoneormorevolumestoadifferentStorageCenterbyselectingtheRecommend
StorageCentercheckbox.
Recommendationsaregeneratedwhentheerrorthresholdisexceeded.
ThischeckboxisavailableonlyforthresholddefinitionsthatsupportVolume
Advisor.
11 TospecifytheperiodoftimethatEnterpriseManagerwillmonitorthethreshold
definition:
a SelecttheTimeConstraintcheckbox.
b EnterthestartofthetimeperiodintheStartTimefield.
c EntertheendofthetimeperiodintheEndTimefield.
12 TospecifywhichdaysoftheweekthatEnterpriseManagerwillmonitorthethreshold
definition:
a SelecttheDayConstraintcheckbox.
b Selectthecheckboxesofthedaysoftheweektomonitorthethresholddefinition
andclearthecheckboxesofthedaysoftheweektonotmonitorthethreshold
definition.
13 ClickOKtocreatethethresholddefinition.
IfyouselectedtheAllObjectscheckbox,thethresholddefinitioniscreatedandthe
CreateThresholdDefinitiondialogboxcloses.
IfyoudidnotselecttheAllObjectscheckbox,theAddObjectsdialogboxappears.
14 SelectthestorageobjectstoassigntothethresholddefinitionintheAddObjectsdialog
box.Additionalobjectscanbeaddedtoathresholddefinitionafteritiscreated.
15 ClickFinish.
See Also
AssigningStorageObjectstoaThresholdDefinitiononpage 297
ConfiguringEmailNotificationsforThresholdAlertsonpage 313
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ConfiguringVolumeAdvisorMovementRecommendationsonpage 304
View an Existing Threshold Definition
SelectathresholddefinitionontheDefinitionstabtoviewtheassociatedobjects,alerts
thatarecurrentlyactiveforthedefinition,andrecentalertsthatarenolongeractive.
1 ClickThresholdAlertsintheviewpanetodisplaytheThresholdAlertswindow.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 Selectthethresholddefinitiontoview.Thethresholddefinitionappearsinthebottom
paneoftheDefinitionstab.
Inaddition,thefollowingtabsappearinthebottompaneoftheDefinitionstab:
AssignedObjects:Displaysthestorageobjectsassignedtotheselectedthreshold
definition.
CurrentThresholds:Displaysthethresholdalertsthatarecurrentlyactiveforthe
selectedthresholddefinition.
HistoricalThreshold:Displaysrecentthresholdalertsthatarenolongeractivefor
theselectedthresholddefinition.
Edit an Existing Threshold Definition
Editathresholddefinitiontochangethename,notificationsettings,orschedulesettings.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 SelectthethresholddefinitiontoeditandclickEditSettingsinthebottompane.The
EditThresholdDefinitiondialogboxappears.
4 Tochangethenameofthethresholddefinition,enteranewnameintheNamefield.
5 TochangethethresholdvalueandemailnotificationsettingsfortheErrorthreshold
alert,enternewvaluesintheErrorSettingsfields.
6 TochangethethresholdvalueandemailnotificationsettingsfortheWarningthreshold
alert,enternewvaluesintheWarningSettingsfields.
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7 TochangethethresholdvalueandemailnotificationsettingsfortheInfothreshold
alert,enternewvaluesintheInfoSettingsfields.
8 TochangetheperiodoftimethatEnterpriseManagermonitorsthethresholddefinition
SelectorcleartheTimeConstraintcheckboxtoenableordisablethetime
constraint.
IftheTimeConstraintcheckboxisselected,enterthestartofthetimeperiodinthe
StartTimefieldandentertheendofthetimeperiodintheEndTimefield.
9 TochangethedaysoftheweekthatEnterpriseManagermonitorsthethreshold
definition:
SelectorcleartheDayConstraintcheckboxtoenableordisablethedaysofthe
weekconstraint.
IftheDayConstraintcheckboxisselected,selectthecheckboxesofthedaysofthe
weektomonitorthethresholddefinitionandclearthecheckboxesofthedaysofthe
weektonotmonitorthethresholddefinition.
10 ClickOK.
Delete a Threshold Definition
Ifyounolongerneedathresholddefinition,youcandeleteit.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 SelectthethresholddefinitiontoremoveandclickDeleteinthebottompane.The
DeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOK.
Delete Multiple Threshold Definitions
Youcandeletemultiplethresholddefinitionssimultaneouslybyselectingthemandthen
rightclickingtheselection.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 UseShift+clickand/orControl+clicktoselectmultiplethresholddefinitions.
4 RightclickontheselectionandselectDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
5 ClickOK.
Assigning Storage Objects to a Threshold Definition
Youcandeterminewhichstorageobjectsathresholddefinitionmonitorsbyaddingor
deletingtheobjects.
Assign Storage Objects to a Threshold Definition
Ifyouwanttouseanexistingthresholddefinitiontomonitoradditionalstorageobjects,
addthemtothedefinition.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 Selectthethresholddefinitiontowhichtoassignstorageobjects.
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4 ClickAddObjectsinthebottompane.TheAddObjectsdialogboxappears.
ThestorageobjectsthatappearintheAddObjectsdialogboxdependonthealertobject
typeofthethresholddefinition.
5 Selectthestorageobject(s)toassigntothethresholddefinition.
6 ClickFinish.
Unassign Storage Objects from a Threshold Definition
Ifyouwanttostopathresholddefinitionfrommonitoringastorageobject,removethe
objectfromthedefinition.Storageobjectscannotberemovedfromthresholddefinitions
forwhichtheAllObjectscheckboxisselected.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 Selectthethresholddefinitionfromwhichyouwanttounassignstorageobjects.
4 ClicktheAssignedObjectstab.
5 Rightclickonthestorageobject(s)tounassignandselectdelete.TheDeleteObjects
dialogboxappears.
6 ClickOK.
Assigning Threshold Definitions to Storage Objects
AsanalternativetotheThresholdAlertsview,youcanusetheStorageviewtoassign
thresholddefinitionstostorageobjects.
View the Threshold Definitions Assigned to a Storage Center or Storage Object
SelectastorageobjectandthenclicktheSetThresholdAlertDefinitionstoviewthe
assignedthresholddefinitions.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 TodisplaythethresholddefinitionsassignedtotheStorageCenter,skiptoStep 5.
Todisplaythethresholddefinitionsassignedtoastorageobject,selectoneofthe
following:
Volumes:Selectthevolumeforwhichtodisplaytheassignedthresholddefinitions.
Servers:Selecttheserverforwhichtodisplaytheassignedthresholddefinitions.
RemoteStorageCenters:SelecttheremoteStorageCenterforwhichtodisplaythe
assignedthresholddefinitions.
Disks:Selectthediskforwhichforwhichtodisplaytheassignedthreshold
definitions.
StorageProfiles:Selectthestorageprofileforwhichtodisplaytheassigned
thresholddefinitions.
5 Intherightpane,clickSetThresholdAlertDefinitions.TheSetThresholdAlert
Definitionsdialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Thethresholddefinitionsassignedtousagemetricsoftheselectedstorageobjectare
displayedinthedialogbox.
Assign a Threshold Definition to a Storage Object
SelectastorageobjectandthenclicktheSetThresholdAlertDefinitionstoassigna
thresholddefinition.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheSummary,Storage,IOUsage,orChartingtab.
4 TodisplaythethresholddefinitionsassignedtotheStorageCenter,skiptoStep 5.
Todisplaythethresholddefinitionsassignedtoastorageobject,selectoneofthe
following:
Volumes:Selectthevolumeforwhichtodisplaytheassignedthresholddefinitions.
Servers:Selecttheserverforwhichtodisplaytheassignedthresholddefinitions.
RemoteStorageCenters:SelecttheremoteStorageCenterforwhichtodisplaythe
assignedthresholddefinitions.
Disks:Selectthediskforwhichforwhichtodisplaytheassignedthreshold
definitions.
StorageProfiles:Selectthestorageprofileforwhichtodisplaytheassigned
thresholddefinitions.
5 Intherightpane,clickSetThresholdAlertDefinitions.TheSetThresholdAlert
Definitionsdialogboxappears.
6 Selectstorageobjectusagemetrictowhichtoassignathresholddefinition.
7 ClickSelectThresholdDefinition.TheSelectThresholdDefinitiondialogbox
appears.
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ThethresholddefinitionsthatappearintheSelectThresholdDefinitiondialogbox
dependonthetypeofusagemetricselected.
Ifathresholddefinitionsfortheselectedusagemetricdoesnotexist,createathreshold
definitionbyclickingCreateThresholdDefinitionandreferringtoSettingUp
ThresholdDefinitionsonpage 294.
8 Selectthethresholddefinitiontoassigntotheusagemetric.
9 ClickOK.TheSetThresholdAlertDefinitionsdialogboxappearsandshowsthe
thresholddefinitionsassignedtotheusagemetric.
10 ClickOK.
Assign a Threshold Definition to a Controller or a Storage Center
SelectacontrolleroraStorageCenterthenclicktheSetThresholdAlertDefinitionsto
assignathresholddefinition.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 ClicktheHardwaretab.
4 TodisplaythethresholddefinitionsassignedtotheStorageCenter,skiptoStep 5.
Todisplaythethresholddefinitionsassignedtoastorageobject,selectoneofthe
followingnodesintheHardwaretabnavigationpane:
StorageCentername:SelecttheStorageCenterforwhichtodisplaytheassigned
thresholddefinitions.
Controllername:Selectthecontrollerforwhichtodisplaytheassignedthreshold
definitions.
5 Intherightpane,clickSetThresholdAlertDefinitions.TheSetThresholdAlert
Definitionsdialogboxappears.
6 Selectstorageobjectusagemetrictowhichtoassignathresholddefinition.
7 ClickSelectThresholdDefinition.TheSelectThresholdDefinitiondialogbox
appears.
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ThethresholddefinitionsthatappearintheSelectThresholdDefinitiondialogbox
dependonthetypeofusagemetricselected.
Ifathresholddefinitionsfortheselectedusagemetricdoesnotexist,createathreshold
definitionbyclickingCreateThresholdDefinitionandreferringtoSettingUp
ThresholdDefinitionsonpage 294.
8 Selectthethresholddefinitiontoassigntotheusagemetric.
9 ClickOK.TheSetThresholdAlertDefinitionsdialogboxappearsandshowsthe
thresholddefinitionsassignedtotheusagemetric.
10 ClickOK.
Viewing Threshold Alerts for a Threshold Definition
UsetheDefinitionstabtoviewthecurrentthresholdalertsandhistoricalthresholdalerts
forathresholddefinition.
View the Current Threshold Alerts for a Threshold Definition
WhenathresholddefinitionisselectedontheDefinitionstab,theCurrentThreshold
Alertssubtabdisplaystheactivealertsforthedefinition.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 Selectthethresholddefinitiontoview.Thethresholddefinitionappearsinthebottom
paneoftheDefinitionstab.
4 ClicktheCurrentThresholdAlertstab,inthebottompane,todisplayactivethreshold
alertsfortheselectedthresholddefinition.
View the Historical Threshold Alerts for a Threshold Definition
WhenathresholddefinitionisselectedontheDefinitionstab,theHistoricalThreshold
Alertssubtabdisplaysthepastalertsforthedefinition.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 Selectthethresholddefinitiontodisplay.Thethresholddefinitionappearsinthe
bottompaneoftheDefinitionstab.
4 ClicktheHistoricalThresholdAlertstab,inthebottompane,todisplaypastthreshold
alertsfortheselectedthresholddefinition.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Viewing and Deleting Threshold Alerts
ThecurrentandhistoricalthresholdalertsforthemanagedStorageCentersaredisplayed
ontheAlertstab.ThealertsareupdatedwhentheStorageReportreportgatheringtasks
arerun.Bydefault,IOUsageandReplicationreportgatheringisperformedevery15
minutesandStoragereportgatheringisperformeddailyatmidnight.
See Also
ConfiguretheStorageCenterDataGatheringScheduleonpage 131
View Current and Historical Threshold Alerts
TheAlertstabdisplaysthethresholdalertsthatarecurrentlyactiveandthehistorical
thresholdalertsthatarenolongeractive.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheAlertstab.
TheCurrentThresholdAlertspanedisplaysallofthethresholdalertsthatare
currentlyactivefortheselectedStorageCenters.
TheHistoricalThresholdAlertspanedisplaysthresholdalertsthatarenolonger
activefortheselectedStorageCenters.
Filter Threshold Alerts by Storage Center
Bydefault,alertsaredisplayedforallmanagedStorageCenters.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheAlertstab.
3 UsetheStorageCenterspanetofilterthresholdalertsbyStorageCenter.
TohidethresholdalertsforasingleStorageCenter,clearthecheckboxforthe
StorageCenter.
TodisplaythresholdalertsforaStorageCenterthatisdeselected,selectthecheck
boxfortheStorageCenter.
TohidethresholdalertsforalloftheStorageCenters,clickUnselectAll.
TodisplaythresholdalertsforalloftheStorageCenters,clickSelectAll.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Filter Threshold Alerts by Threshold Definition Properties
Youcanfilterthethresholdalertsbasedonthepropertiesofthethresholddefinition(s)that
triggeredthealerts.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheAlertstab.
3 UsetheFilterpanetofilterthresholdalertsbythresholddefinitionproperties.
Tofilterthedisplayedthresholdalertsbytype(IOUsage,Storage,orReplication)
selecttheFilterTypecheckbox,andthenselectthetypefromthedropdownmenu.
IftheFilterTypecheckboxisselected,theFilterAlertObjectTypecheckboxcan
beselectedtofilterthresholdalertsbythetypeofstorageobjectselectedfromthe
dropdownmenu.
IftheFilterAlertObjectTypecheckboxisselected,theFilterDefinitionType
checkboxcanbeselectedtofilterthresholdalertsbytheusagemetricselectedfrom
thedropdownmenu.
View the Threshold Definition that Generated an Alert
Ifyouwanttoviewthethresholddefinitionthatgeneratedanalertindetail,youcangoto
thedefinitiondirectlyfromthealert.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheAlertstab.
3 RightclickonacurrentorhistoricalthresholdalertandselectGotoDefinition.The
ThresholdDefinitionwindowappearsandthealertdefinitionthattriggeredthealert
ishighlighted.
Delete Historical Threshold Alerts
Ifahistoricalalertisnolongerrelevant,youcandeleteit.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheAlertstab.
3 Selectthehistoricalalert(s)todeletefromtheHistoricalThresholdAlertspane.
4 Rightclickontheselectedalert(s)andselectDelete.
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Configuring Volume Advisor Movement Recommendations
VolumeAdvisorcanrecommendmovingavolumetoadifferentStorageCenterto
improveperformanceand/oralleviatehighstorageusageforaStorageCenter.Volume
Advisorisconfiguredusingthresholddefinitions,whichgeneraterecommendationsalong
withthresholdalertswhenerrorthresholdsareexceeded.Volumemovement
recommendationsarecalculatedbasedonthecurrentcapacityandpastperformanceofthe
availableStorageCenters.
Threshold Definitions That Support Volume Advisor
Fourtypesofthresholddefinitionscantriggeranalertandarecommendationtomoveone
ormorevolumes.
General Volume Advisor Requirements
StorageCentersmustmeetthefollowingrequirementstobeconsideredforvolume
movementrecommendations.
Supported Threshold Definitions
Threshold Alert Recommendation Type Alert Object Type Alert Definition
IOUsage StorageCenter FEIO/Sec WhenfrontendIOforaStorageCenter
exceedstheconfigurederrorthreshold,the
alertrecommendsmovingvolumestoa
specificStorageCenter.
IOUsage Volume Latency Whenlatencyforavolumeexceedsthe
configurederrorthreshold,thealert
recommendsmovingthevolumetoaspecific
StorageCenter,andgivesyoutheoptionto
actontherecommendationbycreatingaLive
Volume.
IOUsage Controller CPUUsage WhenCPUusageforaStorageCenter
controllerexceedstheconfiguredalert
threshold,thealertrecommendsmoving
volumestoaspecificStorageCenter.
Storage StorageCenter PercentUsed WhentheusedspacepercentageforaStorage
Centerexceedstheconfiguredalert
threshold,thealertrecommendsmovingthe
volumetoaspecificStorageCenter.
Requirement Description
Management TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManager.
Note: StorageCentersthatarenotmappedtoyouruseraccountare
notpresentedasrecommendations,butmightbepresentedas
recommendationstootherusers.
Licensing TheStorageCentermustbelicensedforLiveVolume.
StorageCenterversion TheStorageCentermustberunningthesameversion(x.y)asthe
originalStorageCenter.
Tier1disktype TheStorageCentermusthavethesameTier1disktypeasthe
originalStorageCenter,suchasa7.2K,10K,15K,orSolidStateDisk
(SSD).
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Additional Requirements for the Volume Latency Threshold
Definition
TheoriginalvolumeandcandidateStorageCentersmustmeetthefollowingadditional
requirementstobeconsideredforvolumemovementrecommendationstriggeredbythe
volumelatencythresholddefinition.
Types of Volume Movement Recommendations
Therearetwotypesofrecommendations:thosethataretriggeredbyvolumelatency
thresholddefinitions,andthosethatarenot.Bothrecommendmovingoneormore
volumestoadifferentStorageCenter,butvolumelatencyrecommendationsprovidemore
detailandincludeanoptiontoautomaticallyactontherecommendation.
Bothtypesofrecommendationscanbeviewedfromthecurrentthresholdalertsthat
containthem.OntheAlertstaboftheThresholdAlertsview,currentthresholdalertsthat
containrecommendationsdisplayYesintheRecommendcolumn.Toviewthe
recommendationcontainedbyacurrentthresholdalert,rightclickthealertandselect
RecommendStorageCentertoopentheRecommendStorageCenterdialogbox.
Recommendations Based on Volume Latency
Iftherecommendationwastriggeredbyathresholddefinitionthatmonitorsvolume
latency,theRecommendStorageCenterdialogboxdisplaysarecommendationtomovea
specificvolumetoaspecificStorageCenter.
IfEnterpriseManageridentifiedapossiblereasonfortheincreasedvolumelatency,the
reasonisdisplayedintheRecommendReasonfield.OncetheRecommendReasonis
calculated,itisnotupdatedfora24hourperiod.Ifyouviewtherecommendationafter24
hourshaveelapsed,thereasonisrecalculated.IfEnterpriseManagerisunableto
determineareason,noreasonisprovided.
Thefollowingreasonscanbedisplayed:
Requirement Description
Originalvolume
configuration
ThevolumecannotbepartofareplicationorLiveVolume.
ThevolumecannotbeassociatedwithaconsistentReplayProfile.
CandidateStorageCenter
configuration
TheStorageCentermusthaveaserverobjectthatmatchesthe
servertowhichtheoriginalvolumeismapped.
TheStorageCentermustbelessthan80%fullwhenincludingthe
sizeofthevolumetobemoved.
ThecombinedoriginalvolumeIO/secandStorageCenterfront
endIO/secmustbebelowapredefinedthreshold.
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CPU:IndicatesthatCPUusageforthecontrollerthathoststhevolumeishigh.
IOCount:IndicatesthatIOfortheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumeishigh.
DiskLatency:Thedisksthatprovidestorageforthevolumeareexperiencinghigh
latency.
Tier1Space:Tier1storagespaceisfullornearlyfullfortheStorageCenterthathosts
thevolume.
TheConverttoaLiveVolumetomovetorecommendedStorageCenterlinkopensa
dialogboxthatallowsyouautomaticallymovethevolumetotherecommendedStorage
CenterbyconvertingittoaLiveVolume.
Recommendations Based on Other Thresholds
IftherecommendationwastriggeredbyathresholddefinitionthatmonitorsStorage
CenterfrontendIO,StorageCentercontrollerCPUusage,orthepercentageofstorage
usedforaStorageCenter,theRecommendStorageCenterdialogboxdisplaysa
recommendedStorageCenterwithoutsuggestingspecificvolumestomoveorpopulating
theRecommendedReasonfield.
Creating Threshold Definitions to Recommend Volume Movement
Createathresholddefinitiontorecommendvolumemovementbasedontherateof
StorageCenterfrontendIO,volumelatency,StorageCentercontrollerCPUusage,or
percentageofstorageusedforaStorageCenter.
Create a Threshold Definition to Monitor Front-End IO for a Storage Center
WhenStorageCenterfrontendIOexceedsthevaluesetfortheerrorthreshold,Enterprise
Managertriggersathresholdalertwithavolumemovementrecommendation.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 ClickCreateThresholdDefinition.TheCreateThresholdDefinitiondialogbox
appears.
4 IntheNamefield,typeanameforthethresholddefinition.
5 ConfigurethethresholddefinitiontomonitorStorageCenterfrontendIO.
a FromtheTypedropdownmenu,selectIOUsage.
b FromtheAlertObjectTypedropdownmenu,selectStorageCenter.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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c FromtheAlertDefinitiondropdownmenu,selectFEIO/Sec.
6 (Optional)SelecttheAllObjectscheckboxtoapplythethresholddefinitiontoall
StorageCenters.
7 ConfiguretheIOpersecondvaluethatmustbeexceededtotriggeranerrorthreshold
alertwithavolumemovementrecommendation.
a IntheErrorSettingfield,typetherateofIOpersecondthatmustbeexceeded.
b NexttotheErrorSettingfield,intheIterationsbeforeemailfield,typethenumber
oftimesthethresholdmustbeexceededtotriggerthealert.
8 Configuretheotheroptionsasneeded.Theseoptionsaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
IfyouselectedtheAllObjectscheckbox,thethresholddefinitioniscreatedandthe
CreateThresholdDefinitiondialogboxcloses.
IfyoudidnotselecttheAllObjectscheckbox,theAddObjectsdialogboxappears.
10 SelectthecheckboxforeachStorageCenterthatyouwanttomonitorwiththethreshold
definition,thenclickFinish.TheCreateThresholdDefinitiondialogboxcloses.
Create a Threshold Definition to Monitor Latency for a Volume
Whenlatencyforavolumeexceedsthevaluesetfortheerrorthreshold,Enterprise
Managertriggersathresholdalertwithavolumemovementrecommendation.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 ClickCreateThresholdDefinition.TheCreateThresholdDefinitiondialogbox
appears.
4 IntheNamefield,typeanameforthethresholddefinition.
5 Configurethethresholddefinitiontomonitorvolumelatency.
a FromtheTypedropdownmenu,selectIOUsage.
b FromtheAlertObjectTypedropdownmenu,selectVolume.
c FromtheAlertDefinitiondropdownmenu,selectLatency.
6 (Optional)SelecttheAllObjectscheckboxtoapplythethresholddefinitiontoall
volumes.
7 Configurethevolumelatencyvaluethatmustbeexceededtotriggerathresholdalert
withavolumemovementrecommendation.
a IntheErrorSettingfield,typethevolumelatencythatmustbeexceeded.
b NexttotheErrorSettingfield,intheIterationsbeforeemailfield,typethenumber
oftimesthethresholdmustbeexceededtotriggerthealert.
8 Configuretheotheroptionsasneeded.Theseoptionsaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
IfyouselectedtheAllObjectscheckbox,thethresholddefinitioniscreatedandthe
CreateThresholdDefinitiondialogboxcloses.
IfyoudidnotselecttheAllObjectscheckbox,theAddObjectsdialogboxappears.
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10 Choosethevolumesthatyouwanttomonitor.
a Inthetable,selecttheStorageCenterthathoststhevolumes.
b Belowthetable,chooseamethodtoselectvolumes:
ToapplythethresholddefinitiontoallvolumesonaStorageCenter,selectAll
VolumesonStorageCenter,thenclickFinish.Thethresholddefinitionisadded
andtheCreateThresholdDefinitiondialogboxcloses.
Toapplythethresholddefinitiontoallvolumesinavolumefolder,selectAll
VolumesinFolder/Container,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenext
pageanddisplaysatableofvolumefolders.
ToapplythethresholddefinitiontoindividualvolumesonaStorageCenter,
selectSelectVolumes,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpageand
displaysatableofvolumes.
c Selectthecheckboxforeachvolumeorvolumefolderthatyouwanttomonitorwith
thethresholddefinition,thenclickFinish.Thethresholddefinitionisaddedandthe
CreateThresholdDefinitiondialogboxcloses.
Create a Threshold Definition to Monitor CPU Usage for a Controller
WhentheCPUusagepercentageforaStorageCentercontrollerexceedsthevaluesetfor
theerrorthreshold,EnterpriseManagertriggersathresholdalertwithavolume
movementrecommendation.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 ClickCreateThresholdDefinition.TheCreateThresholdDefinitiondialogbox
appears.
4 IntheNamefield,typeanameforthethresholddefinition.
5 ConfigurethethresholddefinitiontomonitorStorageCentercontrollerCPUusage.
a FromtheTypedropdownmenu,selectIOUsage.
b FromtheAlertObjectTypedropdownmenu,selectController.
c FromtheAlertDefinitiondropdownmenu,selectCPUUsage.
6 (Optional)SelecttheAllObjectscheckboxtoapplythethresholddefinitiontoall
StorageCentercontrollers.
7 ConfiguretheStorageCentercontrollerCPUusagepercentagethatmustbeexceeded
totriggeranerrorthresholdalertwithavolumemovementrecommendation.
a IntheErrorSettingfield,typetheCPUusagepercentagethatmustbeexceeded.
b NexttotheErrorSettingfield,intheIterationsbeforeemailfield,typethenumber
oftimesthethresholdmustbeexceededtotriggerthealert.
8 Configuretheotheroptionsasneeded.Theseoptionsaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
IfyouselectedtheAllObjectscheckbox,thethresholddefinitioniscreatedandthe
CreateThresholdDefinitiondialogboxcloses.
IfyoudidnotselecttheAllObjectscheckbox,theAddObjectsdialogboxappears.
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10 ChoosetheStorageCentercontrollersthatyouwanttomonitor.
a Inthetable,selecttheStorageCentertowhichthecontrollersbelong.
b Belowthetable,chooseamethodtoselectcontrollers:
ToapplythethresholddefinitiontoallcontrollersinaStorageCenter,selectAll
ControllersonStorageCenter,thenclickFinish.Thethresholddefinitionis
addedandtheCreateThresholdDefinitiondialogboxcloses.
ToapplythethresholddefinitiontoindividualcontrollersinaStorageCenter,
selectSelectControllers,thenclickNext.Thewizardadvancestothenextpage
anddisplaysatableofvolumes.
c SelectthecheckboxforeachStorageCentercontrollerthatyouwanttomonitorwith
thethresholddefinition,thenclickFinish.Thethresholddefinitionisaddedandthe
CreateThresholdDefinitiondialogboxcloses.
Create a Threshold Definition to Monitor the Percentage of Used Storage for a
Storage Center
WhentheStorageCenterstorageusagepercentageexceedsthevaluesetfortheerror
threshold,EnterpriseManagertriggersathresholdalertwithavolumemovement
recommendation.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheDefinitionstab.
3 ClickCreateThresholdDefinition.TheCreateThresholdDefinitiondialogbox
appears.
4 IntheNamefield,typeanameforthethresholddefinition.
5 ConfigurethethresholddefinitiontomonitorStorageCenterstorageusage.
a FromtheTypedropdownmenu,selectStorage.
b FromtheAlertObjectTypedropdownmenu,selectStorageCenter.
c FromtheAlertDefinitiondropdownmenu,selectPercentUsed.
6 (Optional)SelecttheAllObjectscheckboxtoapplythethresholddefinitiontoall
StorageCenters.
7 Configurethestorageusagepercentagethatmustbeexceededtotriggerathreshold
alertwithavolumemovementrecommendation.
a IntheErrorSettingfield,typethestorageusagepercentagethatmustbeexceeded.
b NexttotheErrorSettingfield,intheIterationsbeforeemailfield,typethenumber
oftimesthethresholdmustbeexceededtotriggerthealert.
8 Configuretheotheroptionsasneeded.Theseoptionsaredescribedintheonlinehelp.
9 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
IfyouselectedtheAllObjectscheckbox,thethresholddefinitioniscreatedandthe
CreateThresholdDefinitiondialogboxcloses.
IfyoudidnotselecttheAllObjectscheckbox,theAddObjectsdialogboxappears.
10 SelectthecheckboxforeachStorageCenterthatyouwanttomonitorwiththethreshold
definition,thenclickFinish.TheCreateThresholdDefinitiondialogboxcloses.
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Moving a Volume Based on a Recommendation
Ifthevolumemovementrecommendationwastriggeredbyathresholddefinitionthat
monitorsvolumelatency,automaticallymovethevolumebycreatingaLiveVolume.Ifthe
recommendationwastriggeredbyathresholddefinitionthatmonitorsStorageCenter
frontendIO,StorageCentercontrollerCPUusage,orthepercentageofstorageusedfora
StorageCenter,movethevolume(s)manually.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheAlertstab.
3 IntheCurrentThresholdAlertspane,locatethethresholdalertthatcontainsthe
volumemovementrecommendation.AlertsthatcontainrecommendationsdisplayYes
intheRecommendcolumn.
4 Rightclickthethresholdalert,thenselectRecommendStorageCenter.The
RecommendStorageCenterdialogboxappears.
Iftherecommendationwastriggeredbyathresholddefinitionthatmonitorsvolume
latency,thedialogboxdisplaysaStorageCenterrecommendationandallowsyouto
movethevolumebycreatingaLiveVolume.IfEnterpriseManageridentifieda
possiblereasonfortheincreasedvolumelatency,thereasonisdisplayedinthe
RecommendReasonfield.
Toactontherecommendation,gotoAutomaticallyMoveaVolumeBasedona
Recommendationonpage 311.
IftherecommendationwastriggeredbyathresholddefinitionthatmonitorsStorage
CenterfrontendIO,StorageCentercontrollerCPUusage,orthepercentageof
storageusedforaStorageCenter,thedialogboxdisplaysarecommendedStorage
Centerwithoutsuggestingspecificvolumestomove.
Toactontherecommendation,recordtheStorageCenternamesdisplayedinthe
CurrentStorageCenterandRecommendedStorageCenterfields,thengoto
ManuallyMoveaVolumeBasedonaRecommendationonpage 312.
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Automatically Move a Volume Based on a Recommendation
UsetheRecommendStorageCenterdialogboxtoautomaticallymoveavolumebasedon
arecommendation.
1 IntheRecommendStorageCenterdialogbox,clickConverttoaLiveVolumeto
movetorecommendedStorageCenter.TheConverttoLiveVolumedialogbox
appears.
2 Mapthedestinationvolumetotheserverthatiscurrentlymappedtothevolume.
a NexttoServer,clickChange.TheSelectServerdialogboxappears.
b Selecttheserverthatiscurrentlymappedtotheoriginalvolume,thenclickOK.
3 ModifytheotherLiveVolumeoptionsasnecessary.Theseoptionsaredescribedinthe
onlinehelp.
4 Whenyouaredone,clickFinish.TheLiveVolumeiscreatedandyoureturntothe
AlertstabontheThresholdAlertsview.
5 AftertheLiveVolumeissynchronized,swaprolestomaketherecommendedStorage
CentertheprimaryfortheLiveVolume.
a ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview,thenclicktheLiveVolumestab.
b WaituntiltheLiveVolumeissynchronized,thenselecttheLiveVolumeandclick
SwapPrimaryStorageCenterofLiveVolume.Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
c ClickOKtoconfirmtheswap.
6 IfyoudecidethatyouwanttomaketherecommendedStorageCenterthepermanent
hostforthevolume,deletetheLiveVolumeandselecttheRecycleSecondaryVolume
checkboxtorecyclethesecondaryvolume(originalvolume).
a SelecttheLiveVolumeandclickDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
b CleartheConverttoReplicationcheckbox.
c SelecttheRecycleSecondaryVolumecheckbox.
d ClickOK.
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Manually Move a Volume Based on a Recommendation
IfathresholdalertrecommendsmovingvolumestoadifferentStorageCenterbutdoesnot
recommendmovingaspecificvolume,decidewhichvolumestomoveandmanually
createLiveVolumestomovethem.
1 ExaminethevolumeshostedbythecurrentStorageCenteranddecidewhich
volume(s)tomovetotherecommendedStorageCenter.
2 ConverteachvolumethatyouwanttomovetoaLiveVolume.
UsetherecommendedStorageCenterasthedestination.
Mapthedestinationvolumetotheserverthatiscurrentlymappedtothevolume.
3 AftertheLiveVolumeissynchronized,swaprolestomaketherecommendedStorage
CentertheprimaryfortheLiveVolume.
a ClicktheReplications&LiveVolumesview,thenclicktheLiveVolumestab.
b FindtheLiveVolumeWaituntiltheLiveVolumeissynchronized,thenselectthe
LiveVolumeandclickSwapPrimaryStorageCenterofLiveVolume.A
confirmationdialogboxappears.
c ClickOKtoconfirmtheswap.
4 IfyoudecidethatyouwanttomaketherecommendedStorageCenterthepermanent
hostforthevolume,deletetheLiveVolumeandrecyclethesecondaryvolume(original
volume).
a SelecttheLiveVolumeandclickDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogboxappears.
b CleartheConverttoReplicationcheckbox.
c SelecttheRecycleSecondaryVolumecheckbox.
d ClickOK.
Export Threshold Alert Data to a File
ThresholdalertdatacanbeexportedtoCSV,Text,Excel,HTML,XML,orPDF.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClickSaveThresholdAlerts intheThresholdAlertspane.TheSaveThreshold
Alertsdialogboxappears.
3 Toexportactivethresholdalerts,selecttheCurrentThresholdAlertscheckbox.
4 Toexportpastthresholdalerts,selecttheHistoricalThresholdAlertscheckbox.
5 Selectthetypeoffiletooutput:CSV,Text,Excel,HTML,XML,orPDF.
6 ClickBrowsetospecifythenameofthefileandthelocationtowhichtoexportthefile,
thenclickSave.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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7 ClickOK.
Configuring Email Notifications for Threshold Alerts
Toreceiveemailnotificationsforthresholdalerts,configureSMTPserversettingsforthe
DataCollector,addanemailaddresstoyouruseraccount,andenablenotificationemails
forThresholdAlertsevents.
Configure SMTP Server Settings
TheSMTPserversettingsmustbeconfiguredtoallowEnterpriseManagertosend
notificationemails.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.
TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheSMTPServertab.
3 ConfiguretheSMTPserversettingsbyperformingthefollowingsteps:
a IntheFromEmailAddressfield,entertheemailaddresstodisplayasthesenderof
emailsfromtheDataCollector.
b IntheHostorIPAddressfield,enterthehostnameorIPaddressoftheSMTP
server.
c IftheportnumberoftheSMTPserverisnot25,enterthecorrectportnumberinthe
Portfield.
d IftheSMTPserverrequiresauthentication,selecttheAuthenticationcheckbox,
thenentertheusernameandpasswordintheSMTPUserNameandSMTPUser
Passwordfields.
4 ClickOK.
Configure an Email Address for Your User Account
Toreceiveemailnotifications,youmustspecifyanemailaddressforyouraccount.
Prerequisites
TheSMTPserversettingsmustbeconfiguredfortheDataCollector.Ifthesesettingsare
notconfigured,theDataCollectorisnotabletosendemails.
Steps
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheGeneral
tabappears.
2 EntertheemailaddressofthecurrentuserintheEmailAddressfield.
3 SelecttheformatforemailstothecurrentuserfromtheEmailFormatdropdown
menu.
4 Tosendatestmessagetotheemailaddress,clickTestEmailandclickOK.
Verifythatthetestmessageissenttothespecifiedemailaddress.
5 ClickOK.
See Also
ConfigureSMTPServerSettingsonpage 313
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Configure Email Notification Settings for Your User Account
MakesureEnterpriseManagerisconfiguredtosendemailnotificationstoyouraccountfor
theeventsyouwanttomonitor.
Prerequisites
TheSMTPserversettingsmustbeconfiguredfortheDataCollector.Ifthesesettingsare
notconfigured,theDataCollectorisnotabletosendemails.
Anemailaddressmustbeconfiguredforyouruseraccount.
Steps
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheEdit
UserSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheManageEventstab.
3 Selectthecheckboxforeacheventyouwanttobenotifiedabout.
4 ClickOK.
See Also
ConfigureSMTPServerSettingsonpage 313
ConfigureanEmailAddressforYourUserAccountonpage 313
Performing Threshold Queries
Thresholdqueriesallowyoutoqueryhistoricaldatabasedonthresholdcriteria.For
example,ifaStorageCenterexperiencedaspikeofIOusage,youcouldcreateathreshold
querytodiscoverthethresholddefinitionsettingsthatwouldhavedetectedtheevent.
Afteryoufindthethresholdsettingsyouneed,youcanusethemtocreateathreshold
definitionthatwillautomaticallymonitortheStorageCenter.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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View Saved Queries
SavedthresholdqueriesappearintheSavedQueriespane.Publicqueriescanbeviewed
byallEnterpriseManagerusers,andpersonalqueriesarevisibleonlytoyouruseraccount.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheQueriestab.TheQueriestabappears.
PublicandpersonalqueriesaredisplayedintheSavedQueriespane.
3 Torefreshthelistofsavedqueries,clickRefresh ontheThresholdAlertspane.
Create a Threshold Query
Createathresholdquerytotestthresholddefinitionsettingsagainsthistoricaldata.New
queriescanberunimmediatelyorsavedforfutureuse.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheQueriestab.TheQueriestabappears.
3 PerformthefollowingstepsintheSaveQueryFilterValuespane:
a ClickNew.IftheNewbuttonisgrayedout,skiptoStep b.
b EnteranameforthequeryintheNamefield.
c SpecifywhetherornottomakethequeryavailabletootherEnterpriseManager
usersbyselectingorclearingthePubliccheckbox.Bydefault,anewqueryisa
personalqueryandisnotavailabletootherusers.
4 PerformthefollowingstepsintheQueryFilterpane:
a SelectwhetherthequeryisforallStorageCentersoraspecificStorageCenter.
ToselectalloftheStorageCentersforthequery,selecttheAllStorageCenters
checkbox.
ToselectaspecificStorageCenterforthequery,cleartheAllStorageCenters
checkboxandselectaStorageCenterfromthedropdownmenu.
b SelectthetypeofquerytocreatefromthefirstDefinitiondropdownmenu.
c SelectthetypeofstorageobjecttoqueryfromthesecondDefinitiondropdown
menu.
TheavailablestorageobjectsaredependentonthetypeofqueryselectedinStep b.
d SelectthetypeofusagemetrictoqueryfromthethirdDefinitiondropdownmenu.
TheavailablethresholdmetricsaredependentontypeofqueryselectedinStep b
andthetypeofobjectselectedinStep c.
e SelecttheperiodoftimetoquerythedatafromtheStartTimedropdownmenu.
f EnterthethresholdvaluethattheusagemetricmusthavereachedintheThreshold
Valuefield.
g Tospecifythenumberoftimesthattheusagemetricmusthavereachedthe
thresholdvalue,enteravalueintheOccurrencesfield.
Toonlyreturnresultsthatoccurredinsequence,selecttheConsecutiveOccurrences
checkbox.
5 Runorsavethethresholdquery.
Tosavethequeryforfutureuse,clickSaveAs.Thethresholdqueryappearsinthe
SavedQueriestab.
Torunthequery,clickRun.TheresultsofthequeryappearintheQueryResults
paneatthebottomoftheQueriestab.
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Run a Saved Threshold Query
Youcanrunasavedquerywithoutmakinganychangesoruseitasastartingpointand
modifyitasneeded.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheQueriestab.TheQueriestabappears.
ThepublicandpersonalqueriesaredisplayedintheSavedQueriespane.
3 IntheSavedQueriespane,doubleclickthequerytorun.
4 ClickRun.TheresultsofthequeryappearintheQueryResultspane.
Export the Results of a Threshold Query
ThresholdqueryresultscanbeexportedtoCSV,text,Excel,HTML,XML,orPDF.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheQueriestab.TheQueriestabappears.
ThepublicandpersonalqueriesaredisplayedintheSavedQueriespane.
3 SelectaqueryfromSavedQueriespaneorcreateanewqueryasdescribedinCreatea
ThresholdDefinitiononpage 294.
4 ClickRun.
5 ClickSaveResults.TheSaveResultsdialogboxappears.
6 Selectafiletypefortheoutput:CSV(.csv),Text(.txt),Excel(.xls),HTML(.htm),XML
(.xml),orPDF(.pdf).
7 ClickBrowsetospecifythefilenameandlocationtosavethefile.
8 ClickOK.Theresultsofthequeryareexported.
Edit a Saved Threshold Query
Modifyasavedthresholdqueryifyouwanttochangethefiltersettings.
1 ClicktheThresholdAlertsview.
2 ClicktheQueriestab.TheQueriestabappears.
ThepublicandpersonalqueriesaredisplayedintheSavedQueriespane.
3 IntheSavedQueriespane,doubleclickthequerytoedit.
4 ModifytheoptionsintheQueryFilterareaasneeded.
Toundochangestoaqueryanddisplaythesavedvaluesofthequery,clickRevert.
5 Savethequery.
Ifthenameofthequerywaschanged,clickSavetochangethenameofthequeryto
thenewnameorclickSaveAstosaveacopyofthequerywiththenewname.
Ifonlythequeryfiltervalueswerechanged,clickSavetosavethechangestothe
query.
See Also
CreateaThresholdQueryonpage 315
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TheReportsfeatureallowsausertoviewPDFStorageCenterandChargebackreports
generatedbyEnterpriseManager.
Contents
ChargebackReports ........................................................ 317
StorageCenterAutomatedReports ........................................... 318
DisplayingReports ......................................................... 319
WorkingwithReports ....................................................... 321
ConfiguringAutomatedReportGeneration .................................... 322
TestingAutomatedReportsSettings .......................................... 324
ConfigureEnterpriseManagertoEmailReports ................................ 325
Chargeback Reports
TheinformationdisplayedinaChargebackreportincludesasumofchargestoeach
departmentandthecost/storagesavingsrealizedbyusingaStorageCenterascompared
toalegacySAN.Chargebackreportspresentthesamedatathatcanbeviewedonthe
ChargebackviewinPDFform.
ThefollowingtabsareavailableforChargebackreports:
Chargeback:Displaysthesumofallchargestoeachdepartmentfortheselected
Chargebackrun.
ChargebackSavings:Displaystheestimatedcostandstoragespacesavingsrealizedby
usingaStorageCenterascomparedtoalegacySAN.
See Also
Chapter 17:Chargeback,onpage 327
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Storage Center Automated Reports
TheinformationdisplayedinaStorageCenterAutomatedreportdependsonhowoften
thereportisgenerated,aswellastheconfiguredautomatedreportsettings.
ThefollowingtablelistsStorageCenterreporttypesandthetabstheycancontain.
Report Type Description
Daily AreportthatisgeneratedattheendofeachdayanddisplaysStorageCenter
informationonthefollowingtabs:
VolumeStorage:Displaysvolumestoragestatistics.
Replications:Displaysinformationaboutvolumereplications.
Alerts:DisplaysStorageCenteralerts.
Weekly AreportthatisgeneratedattheendofeachweekanddisplaysStorageCenter
informationonthefollowingtabs:
DiskClass:Displaysinformationaboutstoragespaceoneachdiskclass.
VolumeStorage:Displaysvolumestoragestatistics.
Replications:Displaysinformationaboutvolumereplications.
Alerts:DisplaysStorageCenteralerts.
StorageCenterSummary:Displaysinformationaboutstoragespaceandthe
numberofstorageobjectsontheStorageCenter.
Monthly AreportthatisgeneratedattheendofeachmonthanddisplaysStorageCenter
informationonthefollowingtabs:
DiskClass:Displaysinformationaboutstoragespaceoneachdiskclass.
VolumeStorage:Displaysvolumestoragestatistics.
Replications:Displaysinformationaboutvolumereplications.
StorageCenterSummary:Displaysinformationaboutstoragespaceandthe
numberofstorageobjectsontheStorageCenter.
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Displaying Reports
TheReportsviewcandisplayStorageCenterAutomatedreportsandChargebackreports.
View a Storage Center Automated Report
ThecontentsofStorageCenterreportsareconfiguredintheDataCollectorautomated
reportssettings.
1 ClicktheReportsview.TheAutomatedReportstabappearsanditdisplaysallofthe
StorageCenterandChargebackreportsthatcanbeviewed.
2 TodisplayreportsforanindividualStorageCenter,clicktheplussign(+)nexttothe
StorageCenterintheReportspane.Thenameofeachreportthatisdisplayedconsists
oftwoparts:
ThefirstpartofthenamedisplaysDaily,Weekly,orMonthly,whichindicateshow
oftenthereportisgenerated.
Thesecondpartofthenamedisplaysthedateandtimethatthereportwas
generated.
Forexample,thenameofadailyreportforMarch1st,2012wouldbe:
Daily03/1/201223:56:02
3 SelectthereporttoviewintheReportspaneordoubleclickonthereporttoviewinthe
AutomatedReportstab.
ThereporttabsthataredisplayeddependonwhetherthereportisaDaily,Weekly,or
Monthlyreport.
See Also
StorageCenterAutomatedReportsonpage 318
ConfiguringAutomatedReportGenerationonpage 322
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View a Chargeback Report
YoucanviewaChargebackreportPDFontheReportsview.TheChargebackviewalso
displaysChargebackdata.
Prerequisites
Chargebackmustbeenabled.
TheChargebackandChargebackSavingsreportsmustbeenabledintheDataCollector
automatedreportssettings.
Steps
1 ClicktheReportsview.TheAutomatedReportstabappearsanditdisplaysallofthe
StorageCenterandChargebackreportsthatcanbeviewed.
2 TodisplayonlyChargebackreports,clicktheplussign(+)nexttotheChargeback
folder.ThenameofeachreportconsistsofthetextChargebackfollowedbythedateand
timethatthereportwasgenerated.
Forexample,thenameofadailyreportforMarch1st,2012wouldbe:
Chargeback03/1/201223:56:02
3 SelectthereporttoviewintheReportspaneordoubleclickonthereporttoviewinthe
AutomatedReportstab.
See Also
ViewingChargebackRunsonpage 338
ChargebackReportsonpage 317
ConfiguringAutomatedReportGenerationonpage 322
Working with Reports
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Working with Reports
Youcanupdatethelistofreportsandusethereportoptionsnavigate,print,save,and
deletereports.
Update the List of Reports
Updatethelistofreportstodisplaynewreportsthatwereautomaticallyormanually
generated.
1 ClicktheReportsview.
2 ClickRefresh ontheReportspane.
Navigate Through the Pages of a Report
Usethenextandpreviousbuttonstomoveforwardandbackwardinthereport.Ifyou
wanttojumptoaspecificpage,youcantypethepagenumber.
1 ClicktheReportsview.
2 SelectthereporttoviewfromtheReportspane.
3 Performthefollowingactionstonavigatethroughthepagesofthereport:
Todisplayaspecificpageofthereport,typethepagenumberinthePageNumber
fieldandpressEnter.
Todisplaythenextpageofthereport,clickNext .
Todisplaythepreviouspageofthereport,clickPrevious .
Print a Report
Forbestresults,DellCompellentrecommendsprintingreportsusingtheLandscape
orientation.
1 ClicktheReportsview.
2 SelectthereporttoprintfromtheReportspane.
3 ClickPrint .ThePrintdialogboxappears.
4 SelecttheprintertousefromtheNamedropdownmenu.
5 ClickOK.Thereportisprintedtotheselectedprinter.
Save a Report to the Client Computer
YoucansaveareportPDFonyourcomputeroranetworkshare.
1 ClicktheReportsview.
2 SelectthereporttoprintfromtheReportspane.
3 ClickSave .TheSelectFiledialogboxappears.
4 SelectalocationtosavethePDFfileandenteranameforthefileintheFilenamefield.
5 ClickOK.ThereportissavedinPDFformat.
Delete a Report
Ifareportisnolongerneeded,youcanmanuallydeleteit.
1 ClicktheReportsview.
2 SelectthereporttodeletefromtheReportspane.Toselectmultiplereports,holdthe
ShiftorControlkeywhileyouselectthereports.
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3 RightclickontheselectedreportandselectDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogbox
appears.
4 ClickOK.Theselectedreportisdeleted.
Configuring Automated Report Generation
ThesettingsforautomatedreportscanbesetupgloballyforallStorageCentersor
customizedforindividualStorageCenters.
TheglobalautomatedreportsettingsaredefinedontheAutomatedReportstabinthe
EditDataCollectorSettingsdialogbox.
TheautomatedreportsettingsforindividualStorageCentersaredefinedonthe
AutomatedReportstabintheEditSettingsdialogboxoftheselectedStorageCenter.
InadditiontoviewingautomatedreportsintheReportview,EnterpriseManagercanbe
configuredtoemailautomatedreportstousersorsaveautomatedreportstoapublic
directory.
Set up Automated Reports for All Storage Centers (Global Settings)
ConfigureautomatedreportsettingsfortheDataCollectorifyouwanttousethesame
reportsettingsforallmanagedStorageCenters.DellCompellentrecommendsconfiguring
theglobalsettingsfirst,andthencustomizingreportsettingsforindividualStorage
Centersasneeded.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.
2 ClicktheAutomatedReportstab.
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3 SelectthecheckboxesintheAutomatedReportSettingsareatospecifyhowoftento
generatethefollowingreports:
StorageCenterSummary:SelecttheWeeklyand/orMonthlycheckboxes.
DiskClass:SelecttheWeeklyand/orMonthlycheckboxes.
Alerts:SelecttheDailyand/orWeeklycheckboxes.
VolumeStorage:SelecttheDaily,Weekly,and/orMonthlycheckboxes.
Replications:SelecttheDaily,Weekly,and/orMonthlycheckboxes.
4 SelectthecheckboxesintheAutomatedTableReportSettingsareatospecifywhich
reportstogenerateandhowoftentogeneratethem.
a IntheIOReportsarea,selectFrequencycheckboxestodeterminehowoftenthe
reportsaregenerated,thenselectReportTypescheckboxestodeterminewhich
reportsaregenerated.
b IntheStorageReportsarea,selectFrequencycheckboxestodeterminehowoften
thereportsaregenerated,thenselectanyoftheVolumeReportTypes,Server
ReportTypes,andDiskReportTypescheckboxestodeterminewhichreportsare
generated.
5 SelectthecheckboxesintheChargebackAutomatedReportSettingsareatospecify
thetypesofChargebackreportstogenerate.
Chargeback:SelectthischeckboxtogenerateaChargebackreportattheendof
everyday.
ChargebackSavings:SelectthischeckboxtogenerateaChargebackSavingsreport
attheendofeveryday.
6 Toexportthereportstoapublicdirectory,selecttheStorereportinpublicdirectory
checkboxandenterthefullpathtothedirectoryintheDirectoryfield.
7 ToconfiguretheDataCollectortoemailthereportswhentheyaregenerated:
SelecttheAttachAutomatedReportstoemailcheckboxtoemailthereportsinthe
AutomatedReportsSettingsarea.
SelecttheAttachTableReportstoemailcheckboxtoemailthereportsinthe
AutomatedTableReportsSettingsarea.
8 TospecifythefileformatforexportedandemailedreportsintheAutomatedTable
ReportsSettingsarea,selecttheradiobuttonofthefileformattouse.
9 ClickOK.
Note: Automatedtablereportscanbesavedinapublicdirectoryorattachedto
automatedemailsbuttheydonotappearintheReportsview.
Note: ToexporttheChargebackreportsinapubicdirectory,seeConfigure
ChargebackorModifyChargebackSettingsonpage 327.
Note: EnterpriseManagersendsemailstotheemailaddressspecifiedinthe
UserProperties.ForinstructionsonspecifyingtheEnterpriseManageremail
address,seeConfigureEnterpriseManagertoEmailReportsonpage 325.
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Set up Automated Reports for an Individual Storage Center
Bydefault,StorageCentersareconfiguredtousetheglobalautomatedreportsettingsthat
arespecifiedfortheDataCollector.IfyouwanttousedifferentreportsettingsforaStorage
Center,youcanconfiguretheautomatedreportsettingsintheStorageCenterproperties.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterintheStoragepane.
3 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheAutomatedReportstab.
5 DeselecttheUseglobalautomatedreportingsettingsfortheStorageCentercheck
box.
6 SelectthecheckboxesintheAutomatedReportSettingsareatospecifyhowoftento
generatethefollowingreports:
StorageCenterSummary:SelecttheWeeklyand/orMonthlycheckboxes.
DiskClass:SelecttheWeeklyand/orMonthlycheckboxes.
Alerts:SelecttheDailyand/orWeeklycheckboxes.
VolumeStorage:SelecttheDaily,Weekly,and/orMonthlycheckboxes.
Replications:SelecttheDaily,Weekly,and/orMonthlycheckboxes.
7 SelectthecheckboxesIntheAutomatedTableReportSettingsareatospecifyhow
oftentogeneratereportsandthetypesofreportstogenerate.
IOReports:IOusagereportsforvolumes,servers,anddisks.
Frequency:SelecttheDaily,Weekly,and/orMonthlycheckboxes.
ReportTypes:SelecttheMostActiveVolumes,MostActiveServers,and/or
MostActiveDiskscheckboxes.
StorageReports:Storagereportsforvolumes,servers,anddisks.
Frequency:SelecttheDaily,Weekly,and/orMonthlycheckboxes.
VolumeReportTypes:SelecttheVolume,VolumeFolder,and/orVolume
Growthcheckboxes.
ServerReportTypes:SelecttheServerand/orServerFoldercheckboxes.
DiskReportTypes:SelecttheDisk,DiskFolder,DiskClass,and/orDiskTier
checkboxes.
8 ClickOK.
Testing Automated Reports Settings
Youcanmanuallygeneratereportstotesttheconfiguredautomatedreportssettings
withoutwaitingforthereportstobegeneratedautomatically.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.
TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheAutomatedReportstab.
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3 ScrolltothebottomofthepaneandclickGenerateReportsNow.TheGenerate
Reportsdialogboxappears.
4 Selectthecheckbox(es)ofthereport(s)togenerate.
Togeneratedailyreports,selecttheGenerateDailyReportscheckbox.
Togenerateweeklyreports,selecttheGenerateWeeklyReportscheckbox.
Togeneratemonthlyreports,selecttheGenerateMonthlyReportscheckbox.
5 IfyoumadeconfigurationchangestotheAutomatedReportstabbeforeyouclicked
GenerateReportsNow,makesuretheSavecurrentreportsettingsbeforegenerating
reportscheckboxisselected.
6 ClickOK.ThereportsaregeneratedandtheGenerateReportsdialogboxcloses.
7 ClickOK.
Configure Enterprise Manager to Email Reports
EnterpriseManagercansendyouautomatedreportPDFsbyemail.Toreceivereportsby
email,configureSMTPserversettingsfortheDataCollector,addanemailaddresstoyour
useraccount,andenablenotificationemailsforNewAutomatedReportevents.
Configure SMTP Server Settings
TheSMTPserversettingsmustbeconfiguredtoallowEnterpriseManagertosend
notificationemails.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.
TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheSMTPServertab.
3 ConfiguretheSMTPserversettingsbyperformingthefollowingsteps:
a IntheFromEmailAddressfield,entertheemailaddresstodisplayasthesenderof
emailsfromtheDataCollector.
b IntheHostorIPAddressfield,enterthehostnameorIPaddressoftheSMTP
server.
c IftheportnumberoftheSMTPserverisnot25,enterthecorrectportnumberinthe
Portfield.
d IftheSMTPserverrequiresauthentication,selecttheAuthenticationcheckbox,
thenentertheusernameandpasswordintheSMTPUserNameandSMTPUser
Passwordfields.
4 ClickOK.
Configure an Email Address for Your User Account
Toreceiveemailnotifications,youmustspecifyanemailaddressforyouraccount.
Prerequisites
TheSMTPserversettingsmustbeconfiguredfortheDataCollector.Ifthesesettingsare
notconfigured,theDataCollectorisnotabletosendemails.
Steps
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheGeneral
tabappears.
2 EntertheemailaddressofthecurrentuserintheEmailAddressfield.
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3 SelecttheformatforemailstothecurrentuserfromtheEmailFormatdropdown
menu.
4 Tosendatestmessagetotheemailaddress,clickTestEmailandclickOK.
Verifythatthetestmessageissenttothespecifiedemailaddress.
5 ClickOK.
See Also
ConfigureSMTPServerSettingsonpage 325
Configure Email Notification Settings for Your User Account
MakesureEnterpriseManagerisconfiguredtosendemailnotificationstoyouraccountfor
theeventsyouwanttomonitor.
Prerequisites
TheSMTPserversettingsmustbeconfiguredfortheDataCollector.Ifthesesettingsare
notconfigured,theDataCollectorisnotabletosendemails.
Anemailaddressmustbeconfiguredforyouruseraccount.
Steps
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheEdit
UserSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheManageEventstab.
3 Selectthecheckboxforeacheventyouwanttobenotifiedabout.
4 ClickOK.
See Also
ConfigureSMTPServerSettingsonpage 325
ConfigureanEmailAddressforYourUserAccountonpage 325
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17 Chargeback
Chargebackmonitorsstorageconsumptionandcalculatesdatastorageoperatingcostsper
department.Chargebackcanbeconfiguredtochargeforstoragebasedontheamountof
allocatedspaceortheamountofconfiguredspace.Whencostisbasedonallocatedspace,
Chargebackcanbeconfiguredtochargebasedonstorageusage(theamountofspace
used),orstorageconsumption(thedifferenceintheamountspaceusedsincethelast
automatedChargebackrun).
Contents
ConfigureChargebackorModifyChargebackSettings .......................... 327
ConfiguringChargebackDepartments ........................................ 331
PerformaManualChargebackRun ........................................... 337
ViewingChargebackRuns ................................................... 338
WorkingwithCharts ........................................................ 341
ExportingChargebackData .................................................. 342
Configure Chargeback or Modify Chargeback Settings
TheChargebacksettingsspecifyhowtochargeforstorageconsumption,howtoassign
basestoragecosts,andhowtogeneratereports.DuringtheinitialsetupofChargeback
settings,theDefaultDepartmentdropdownmenuisemptybecausethedepartmentsdo
notexistyet.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClickEditChargebackSettingsintheActionspane.TheEditChargebackSettings
wizardappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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3 Selectwhethertochargeontheallocatedspaceofavolumeortheconfiguredspaceof
avolume:
Tochargebasedontheamountofspacethatavolumeactuallyuses,selectthe
ChargeonAllocatedSpacecheckbox.
Tochargebasedontheamountofspacethateachvolumeisconfiguredtouse,clear
theChargeonAllocatedSpacecheckbox.
4 IftheChargeonAllocatedSpacecheckboxisselectedinStep 3onpage 328,selectthe
ChargeonDifferencecheckboxifyouwanttoconfigureChargebacktochargebased
onthedifferencebetweentheamountofspaceavolumecurrentlyusesandtheamount
ofspacethatavolumeusedduringthelastautomatedChargebackrun.
5 ToaddadditionalchargesthatarebasedonthenumberofReplaysthathavebeen
createdforavolume,selecttheChargeforReplayscheckboxandenterthecostper
ReplayintheReplayCostfield.
6 TochargeahigherrateforvolumedatathatusesFastTrackdiskspace,selectthe
ChargeExtraforFastTrackcheckboxandenterthepercentagetoincreasethecostfor
volumesthatuseFastTrackdiskspaceintheFastTrackPercentIncreasefield.
7 SelecthowtoassignabasecosttostoragefromtheAssignCostBydropdown.
GlobalDiskClasses:Costsareassignedtoeachavailablediskclass.
IndividualStorageCenterDiskTier:Costsareassignedperstoragetierlevelfor
eachStorageCenter.
8 SelectalocationfromtheCurrencyLocaledropdownmenutospecifythetype
currencytodisplayinChargeback.
Forexample,iftheselectedlocationisUnitedStates,thecurrencyunitisdollars($).
Note: Ifselectingalocationcausescharacterstobedisplayedincorrectly,
downloadtheappropriateWindowslanguagepack.
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9 TospecifyadepartmentthatunassignedvolumeswillbeassignedtowhenChargeback
isrun,selecttheUseDefaultDepartmentcheckboxandenterselectthedepartment
fromtheDefaultDepartmentdropdownmenu.
10 ToautomaticallycreateareportwhenChargebackisrun:
a SelecttheExportReportcheckbox.
b ToautomaticallycreateindividualdepartmentreportswhenChargebackisrun,
selecttheExportDepartmentReportscheckbox.
c EnterthecompletepathofadirectorytosavethereportstointheExportReport
Directoryfield.Thedirectorymustbeapublicdirectorythatexistsonthesame
serverastheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectionManager.
d SelectthefileformatoftheChargebackreportsfromtheExportReportFileType
dropdownmenu.
11 SelecthowoftentoperformanautomatedChargebackrunfromtheScheduledrop
downmenu.
Daily:AnautomatedChargebackrunisperformedonceaday.
Weekly:AnautomatedChargebackrunisperformedonceaweekontheday
selectedfromtheDayofWeekdropdownmenu.
Monthly:AnautomatedChargebackrunisperformedonceamonth.
Quarterly:AnautomatedChargebackrunisperformedonceaquarterstartingwith
themonthselectedtheFirstMonthdropdownmenuandeverythirdmonth
thereafter.
12 ClickNext.
IfyouselectedGlobalDiskClassesinStep 7,seeAssignStorageCostsforGlobal
DiskClassesonpage 330.
IfyouselectedIndividualStorageCenterDiskTierinStep 7,seeAssignStorage
CostsforStorageCenterDiskTiersonpage 331.
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Assign Storage Costs for Global Disk Classes
IftheEditChargebackSettingswizarddisplaysthispage,assignacosttoeachdiskclass.
1 Foreachavailablediskclass,selecttheunitofstorageonwhichtobasethestoragecost
fromtheperdropdownmenu.
2 Foreachavailablediskclass,enteranamounttochargeperunitofstorageintheCost
field.
3 ClickFinishtosavetheChargebacksettings.
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Assign Storage Costs for Storage Center Disk Tiers
IftheEditChargebackSettingswizarddisplaysthispage,assignstoragecostforeach
StorageCenterdisktier.
1 Foreachstoragetier,selecttheunitofstorageonwhichtobasethestoragecostfrom
theperdropdownmenu.
2 Foreachstoragetier,enteranamounttochargeperunitofstorageintheCostfield.
3 ClickFinishtosavetheChargebacksettings.
Configuring Chargeback Departments
Chargebackusesdepartmentstoassignbasebillingpricestodepartmentsanddepartment
lineitemstoaccountforindividualITrelatedexpenses.Volumesandvolumesfolderare
assignedtodepartmentsforthepurposeofchargingdepartmentsforstorage
consumption.
Setting Up Departments
Youcanadd,modify,anddeleteChargebackdepartmentsasneeded.
Add a Department
Addachargebackdepartmentforeachorganizationthatyouwanttobillforstorageusage.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheDepartmentstab.
3 IntheChargebackpane,selectDepartments.
4 ClickAddDepartment.TheAddDepartmentdialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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5 EnterthenameofthedepartmentintheNamefield.
6 EnterthebasepriceforstorageintheBasePricefield.
7 EnterpercentagetoapplytotheglobalcostofstorageintheMultiplierPercentfield.
Toapplyadiscounttothecostofstorage,enterthepercentagebywhichtodecrease
theglobalcostandselectDiscountfromthedropdownmenu.
Toapplyapremiumtothecostofstorage,enterthepercentagebywhichtoincrease
theglobalcostandselectPremiumfromthedropdownmenu.
8 EntertheaccountnumberofthedepartmentintheAccountNumberfield.
9 EnterthepurchasingcodeofthedepartmentintheAccountCodefield.
10 EnterthenameofthedepartmentcontactintheContactNamefield.
11 EntertheemailaddressofthedepartmentcontactintheContactEmailfield.
12 EnterthephonenumberofthedepartmentcontactintheContactPhonefield.
13 ClickOKtoaddthedepartment.
Edit a Department
Youcanmodifythebasestoragepricechargedtoadepartment,changethedepartment
attributes,andchangethedepartmentcontactinformation.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheDepartmentstab.
3 Selectthedepartmentthatyouwanttoeditfromthelistofdepartmentsonthe
Chargebackpane.
4 ClickEditSettingsorrightclickonthedepartmentandselectEditSettings.TheEdit
Settingsdialogboxappears.
5 Modifythedepartmentoptionsasneeded.Theseoptionsaredescribedintheonline
help.
6 ClickOKtosavechangestothedepartment.
Delete a Department
Deleteadepartmentifitisnolongerused.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheDepartmentstab.
3 SelectthedepartmenttodeletefromthelistofdepartmentsontheChargebackpane.
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4 ClickDeleteorrightclickonthedepartmentandselectDelete.TheDeleteObjects
dialogboxappears.
5 ClickOKtodeletetheselecteddepartment.
Managing Department Line Items
Youcanadd,edit,orremovelineitemexpenses.
Add a Department Line Item
Alineitemisafixedcostthatisnottiedtostorageusage.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheDepartmentstab.
3 Selectthedepartmenttowhichyouwanttoaddthelineitemfromthelistof
departmentsontheChargebackpane.
InformationabouttheselecteddepartmentappearsontheDepartmenttab.
4 ClickAddLineItem.TheAddLineItemdialogboxappears.
5 EnteranameforthelineitemintheNamefield.
6 EnterashortdescriptionforthelineiteminDescriptionfield.
7 EnterthecostforthelineitemintheCostfield.
8 ClickOKtoaddthelineitemtothedepartment.
Edit a Department Line Item
Youcanmodifythename,description,andcostforalineitem.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheDepartmentstab.
3 Selectthedepartmentthatcontainsthelineitemthatyouwanttoeditfromthelistof
departmentsontheChargebackpane.
4 SelectthelineitemyouwanttoeditfromtheDepartmentLineItemspane.
5 ClickEditSettingsorrightclickonthelineitemandselectEditSettings.TheEditLine
Itemdialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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6 Tochangethenameofthelineitem,editthevalueintheNamefield.
7 Tochangethesmalldescriptionofthelineitem,editthevalueintheDescriptionfield.
8 Tochangethecostforthelineitem,editthevalueintheCostfield.
9 ClickOKtosavechangestothelineitem.
Delete a Department Line Item
Deletealineitemifyounolongerwanttochargethedepartmentforit.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheDepartmentstab.
3 Selectthedepartmentthatcontainsthelineitemthatyouwanttodeletefromthelistof
departmentsontheChargebackpane.
4 SelectthelineitemyouwanttodeletefromtheDepartmentLineItemspane.
5 ClickDeleteorrightclickonthelineitemandselectDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialog
boxappears.
6 ClickOKtodeletetheselectedlineitem.
Assigning Volumes to Chargeback Departments
Tochargeadepartmentforthestorageusedbyavolumeorvolumefolder,assignthe
volumeorvolumefoldertoaChargebackdepartment.Youcanaccomplishthisfromthe
StorageviewortheChargebackview.
Assign Volumes to a Department in the Chargeback View
UsetheChargebackviewtoassignmultiplevolumestoadepartmentsimultaneously.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheDepartmentstab.
3 Selectthedepartmenttowhichyouwanttoassignthevolumefromthelistof
departmentsontheChargebackpane.
InformationabouttheselecteddepartmentappearsontheDepartmenttab.
4 ClickAddVolumes.TheAddVolumesdialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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5 Selectthevolume(s)toassigntothedepartment.
6 ClickAddVolumestoaddtheselectedvolume(s)tothelistofvolumestoassigntothe
department.
7 ClickOKtoassignthevolume(s)tothedepartment.
Assign Volume Folders to a Department in the Chargeback View
UsetheChargebackviewtoassignmultiplevolumefolderstoadepartment
simultaneously.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheDepartmentstab.
3 Selectthedepartmenttowhichyouwanttoassignthevolumefolderfromthelistof
departmentsontheChargebackpane.
InformationabouttheselecteddepartmentappearsontheDepartmenttab.
4 ClickAddVolumeFolders.TheAddVolumeFoldersdialogboxappears.
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5 Selectthevolumefolder(s)toassigntothedepartment.
6 ClickAddVolumeFolderstoaddtheselectedvolumefolder(s)tothelistofvolume
folderstoassigntothedepartment.
7 ClickOKtoassignthevolumefolder(s)tothedepartment.
Assign a Volume/Volume Folder to a Department in the Storage View
UsetheStorageviewtoassignvolumesandvolumefolderstoadepartmentoneatatime.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeorvolumefolder.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.Adialogboxappears.
6 NexttoChargebackDepartment,clickChange.TheAddChargebackDepartment
dialogboxappears.
7 SelecttheappropriateChargebackdepartment,thenclickOK.
8 ClickOKtoclosethedialogbox.
Remove Volumes/Volume Folders from a Department in the Chargeback View
UsetheChargebackviewtoremovemultiplevolumesfromadepartmentsimultaneously.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheDepartmentstab.
3 Selectthedepartmentthatcontainsthevolume(s)orvolumefolder(s)thatyouwantto
unassign.
InformationabouttheselecteddepartmentappearsontheDepartmenttab.
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4 ClicktheStorageCenterObjectstabtodisplaythevolume(s)orvolumefolder(s)
assignedtothedepartment.
5 Selectthevolume(s)orvolumefolder(s)tounassignfromthedepartment.
6 ClickDeleteontheStorageCenterObjectstab.TheDeletedialogboxappears.
7 ClickOKtounassigntheselectedvolume(s)orvolumefolder(s)fromthedepartment.
Remove a Volume/Volume Folder from a Department in the Storage View
UsetheStorageviewtoremovevolumesandvolumefoldersfromadepartmentoneata
time.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selectaStorageCenter.
3 ClicktheStoragetab.
4 IntheStoragetabnavigationpane,selectthevolumeorvolumefolder.
5 Intherightpane,clickEditSettings.Adialogboxappears.
6 NexttoChargebackDepartment,clickChange.TheAddChargebackDepartment
dialogboxappears.
7 ClickOKwithoutselectingaChargebackdepartment.TheAddChargeback
DepartmentdialogboxclosesandclearstheChargebackDepartmentfield.
8 ClickOKtoclosethedialogbox.
Perform a Manual Chargeback Run
Chargebackisscheduledtorunautomaticallybutitcanalsoberunmanually.Whena
Chargebackrunisperformedmanually,aManualRunentryisaddedtotheRunsfolder
ontheChargebackRunsnavigationpane.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClickRunNowintheActionspane.
TheRunNowdialogboxappears.
3 ClickOK.
EnterpriseManagerperformstheChargebackrunandcreatesaManualRunentryin
theRunsfolderontheChargebackpane.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Viewing Chargeback Runs
UsetheChargebackRunstabintheChargebackviewtoviewscheduledandmanual
Chargebackruns.EachChargebackrunisdisplayedintheChargebackpane.The
ChargebackrunsnamesindicatethetypeofChargebackrun(ManualRun,DayEnding,
WeekEnding,MonthEnding,orQuarter14Ending)andthedateoftherun.
View a Chart of Department Costs for a Chargeback Run
TheChartsubtabdisplaysabarchartthatshowsthesumofallchargestoeachdepartment
fortheChargebackrun.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheChargebackRunstab.
3 SelecttheChargebackruntodisplayfromtheRunsfolderontheChargebackpane.
4 ClicktheChartsubtab.
5 (Optional)Filterthedepartmentsthataredisplayedinthebarchart.
a ClickFilterObjects.TheFilterObjectsdialogboxappears.
b Selectthecheckbox(es)ofthedepartment(s)todisplayandclearthecheckbox(es)
ofthedepartment(s)tohide.
Toselectallofthedepartmentcheckboxes,clickSelectAll.
Toclearallofthedepartmentcheckboxes,clickUnselectAll.
c ClickOK.Thebarcharthidesthedepartmentsthathadtheircheckboxesclearedin
theFilterObjectsdialogbox.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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View the Results of the Chargeback Run in Table Format
TheTablesubtabdisplaysasummaryofthechargesandstorageusageforeach
department.Whenadepartmentisselected,thebottompaneofthetabdisplayscostsand
sizeinnumericalandgraphicalformats.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheChargebackRunstab.
3 SelecttheChargebackruntodisplayfromtheRunsfolderontheChargebackpane.
4 ClicktheTablesubtab.
See Also
ExportingChargebackDataonpage 342
View Cost and Storage Savings Realized by Dynamic Capacity for a Chargeback
Run
TheDynamicCapacitySavingssubtabdisplaysanestimatedamountofcostandstorage
spacesavingsrealizedbyusingaStorageCenterwithDynamicCapacityascomparedtoa
legacySANconfiguration.ThesesavingsareachievedbecauseStorageCenterallocates
spaceasneeded,whereasalegacySANallocatesspacewhenavolumeiscreated.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheChargebackRunstab.
3 SelecttheChargebackruntodisplayfromtheRunsfolderontheChargebackpane.
4 ClicktheDynamicCapacitySavingssubtab.
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View Cost and Storage Savings Realized by Using Data Instant Replays for a
Chargeback Run
TheDataInstantReplaySavingssubtabshowstheestimatedcostandstoragespace
savingsrealizedbyusingStorageCenterDataInstantReplaysascomparedtolegacySAN
pointintimecopies.ThesesavingsareachievedbecauseDataInstantReplayallocates
spaceforaReplayonlywhendataiswrittenandsavesonlythedeltabetweenReplays;a
legacySANallocatesspaceforeverypointintimecopy.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheChargebackRunstab.
3 SelecttheChargebackruntodisplayfromtheRunsfolderontheChargebackpane.
4 ClicktheDataInstantReplaySavingssubtab.
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View Cost Savings Realized by Using Data Progression for a Chargeback Run
TheDataProgressionSavingstabshowstheestimatedcostsavingsrealizedbyusinga
StorageCenterwithDataProgressionascomparedtoalegacySAN.Forinformationon
howStorageCenterDataProgressionworks,seetheStorageCenterSystemManager
AdministratorsGuide.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 ClicktheChargebackRunstab.
3 SelecttheChargebackruntodisplayfromtheRunsfolderontheChargebackpane.
4 ClicktheDataProgressionSavingssubtab.
Working with Charts
Youcanzoominandoutoncharts,savethemasimages,orprintthem.
Zoom in on an Area of the Chart
Zoominonanareatoseemoredetails.
1 Usethemousetoselectanareaofthechartinwhichtozoom.
a Clickandholdtherightorleftmousebuttononthechart.
b Dragthemousetotherighttoselectanareaofthechart.
2 Releasethemousebuttontozoomintotheselectedareaofthechart.
Return to the Normal Zoom Level of the Chart
Afteryouhavezoomedin,youcanreturntothedefaultzoomlevel.
1 Clickandholdtherightorleftmousebuttononthechart.
2 Dragthemousetothelefttoreturntothenormalzoomlevelofthechart.
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Save the Chart as a PNG Image
Savethechartasanimageifyouwanttouseitelsewhere,suchasinadocumentoran
email.
1 RightclickthechartandselectSaveAs.TheSavedialogboxappears.
2 SelectalocationtosavetheimageandenteranamefortheimageintheFilenamefield.
3 ClickSavetosavethechart.
Print the Chart
Printthechartifyouwantapapercopy.
1 RightclickthechartandselectPrint.ThePageSetupdialogboxappears.
2 SelectthepapersizetoprinttofromtheSizedropdownmenu.
3 SelecttheLandscaperadiobuttontoallowtheentirecharttoprint.
4 ClickOK.ThePrintdialogboxappears.
5 SelecttheprintertousefromtheNamedropdownmenu.
6 ClickOKtoprintthechart.
Exporting Chargeback Data
YoucanexportalldataforaChargebackrunorexportChargebackrundataforasingle
department.
Export Chargeback Run Data
ChargebackrundatacanbeexportedtoCSV,Text,Excel,HTML,XML,orPDF.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 MakesuretheChargebackRunstabisselected.
3 IntheChargebackpane,selecttheChargebackrunforwhichyouwanttoexportdata.
4 IntheChargebackpane,clickSaveChargebackData .TheSaveChargebackData
dialogboxappears.
5 Selectthetypeoffiletooutput:CSV,Text,Excel,HTML,XML,orPDF.
6 ClickBrowsetospecifythenameofthefileandthelocationtowhichtoexportthefile,
thenclickSave.
7 ClickOK.
Export Chargeback Run Data for a Single Department
ChargebackrundataforadepartmentcanbeexportedtoCSV,Text,Excel,HTML,XML,
orPDF.
1 ClicktheChargebackview.
2 MakesuretheChargebackRunstabisselected.
3 IntheChargebackpane,selecttheChargebackrunforwhichyouwanttoexportdata.
4 ClicktheTablesubtab.
5 Selectthedepartmentforwhichyouwanttoexportdata,thenclickSaveDepartment
RunData.TheSaveDepartmentRunDatadialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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6 Selectthetypeoffiletooutput:CSV,Text,Excel,HTML,XML,orPDF.
7 ClickBrowsetospecifythenameofthefileandthelocationtowhichtoexportthefile,
thenclickSave.
8 ClickOK.
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18 Log Monitoring
EnterpriseManagerprovidesacentralizedlocationtoviewStorageCenteralerts,
indications,andlogscollectedbytheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.Systemevents
loggedbyEnterpriseManagercanalsobeviewed.
Contents
StorageCenterAlertsandIndications ......................................... 345
StorageCenterLogs ........................................................ 350
EnterpriseManagerEvents .................................................. 356
ExportMonitoringData ..................................................... 360
ConfigureDataCollectionSchedules .......................................... 361
Storage Center Alerts and Indications
StorageCenteralertsandindicationswarnyouwhenaStorageCenterrequiresattention.
AlertsrepresentcurrentissuespresentontheStorageCenter;theyclearthemselves
automaticallyifthesituationthathascausedthemiscorrected.Indicationswarnyouabout
aconditionontheStorageCenterthatmayrequiredirectuserinterventiontocorrect.
Status Levels for Alerts and Indications
StatuslevelsindicatetheseverityofStorageCenteralertsandindications.
Status Description
Complete IndicatesthatanoperationontheStorageCenterhascompleted.
Critical IndicatesanitemontheStorageCenterisinacriticalstateandmaybenearing
failure.
Degraded IndicatesanitemontheStorageCenteriscurrentlyoperatinginadegradedmode.
Itemsinthisconditionmayoperateindegradedmodeindefinitely,butarenot
functioningtotheirfullcapability.
Down IndicatesanitemontheStorageCenterisdownandnotcurrentlyoperational.
Emergency IndicatesanitemontheStorageCenterrequiresimmediateattentioninorderto
remainoperational.
Inform/Okay Provideinformationregardingsomeoperationthatisoccurringorhasoccurredon
theStorageCenter.
Unavailable IndicatesthatanitemontheStorageCenterthatisexpectedtobepresentcannot
currentlybefoundforuse.
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Viewing Storage Center Alerts
AlertsrepresentcurrentissuespresentontheStorageCenter;theyclearthemselves
automaticallyifthesituationthathascausedthemiscorrected.UsetheStorageCenter
AlertstabtoviewandsearchStorageCenteralerts.
Display Storage Center Alerts
AlertsrepresentcurrentissuespresentontheStorageCenter.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheStorageCenterAlertstab.
3 SelectthecheckboxesoftheStorageCenterstodisplayandclearthecheckboxesofthe
StorageCenterstohide.
ThetabdisplaysalertsfortheselectedStorageCenters.
4 Todisplayacknowledgedalerts,selecttheShowAcknowledgedAlertscheckbox.
5 TorefreshthealertdatafortheselectedStorageCenters,click Refreshonthe
StorageCenterAlertsnavigationpane.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Filter Alerts by Storage Center
Bydefault,StorageCenteralertsaredisplayedforallmanagedStorageCenters.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheStorageCenterAlertstab.
3 UsetheStorageCenterspanetofilteralertsbyStorageCenter.
TohidealertsforasingleStorageCenter,clearthecheckboxfortheStorageCenter.
TodisplayalertsforaStorageCenterthatisdeselected,selectthecheckboxforthe
StorageCenter.
TohidealertsforalloftheStorageCenters,clickUnselectAll.
TodisplayalertsforalloftheStorageCenters,clickSelectAll.
Search for Storage Center Alerts
UsetheSearchfieldtofindtextinthelistofStorageCenteralerts.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheStorageCenterAlertstab.
3 EnterthetexttosearchforintheSearchfield.
4 Tomakethesearchcasesensitive,selecttheMatchCasecheckbox.
5 Topreventthesearchfromwrapping,cleartheWrapcheckbox.
6 Tomatchwholephraseswithinthealerts,selecttheFullMatchcheckbox.
7 Tohighlightallofthematchesofthesearch,selecttheHighlightcheckbox.
8 ClickFindNext orFindPrevious tosearchforthetext.
Ifamatchisfound,thefirstalertwithmatchingtextisselectedfromthelistofStorage
Centeralerts.
Ifamatchisnotfound,anErrordialogboxappearsanditdisplaysthetextthatcould
notbefound.
Acknowledge Storage Center Alerts
AlertscanbeacknowledgedtoindicatetotheStorageCenterthatyouhavereadthealert
messageandareawareoftheproblem.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheStorageCenterAlertstab.
3 SelecttheStorageCenteralert(s)toacknowledge,thenclickAcknowledge.The
AcknowledgeAlertdialogboxappears.
4 ClickOKtoacknowledgetheStorageCenteralert(s)displayedintheAcknowledge
Alertdialogbox.
Note: Bydefault,whenasearchreachesthebottomofthelistandFindNext
isclicked,thesearchwrapsaroundtothefirstmatchinthelist.Whenasearch
reachesthetopofthelistandFindPrevious isclicked,thesearchwraps
aroundtothelastmatchinthelist.
Note: Theoptiontoacknowledgeanalertwillnotappearifanalerthasalready
beenacknowledged.
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Viewing Storage Center Indications
StorageCenterindicationsareconditionsonthemanagedStorageCentersthatmay
requiredirectuserinterventiontocorrect.UsetheStorageCenterIndicationstabto
display,searchfor,anddeleteStorageCenterindications.
Display Storage Center Indications
IndicationswarnyouwhenaStorageCenterrequiresattention.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview.
2 ClicktheStorageCenterIndicationstab.
3 SelectthecheckboxesoftheStorageCenterstodisplayandclearthecheckboxesofthe
StorageCenterstohide.
ThetabdisplaysindicationsfortheselectedStorageCenters.
4 TorefreshtheindicationsfortheselectedStorageCenters,clickRefresh onthe
StorageCenterIndicationsnavigationpane.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Filter Indications by Storage Center
Bydefault,StorageCenterindicationsaredisplayedforallmanagedStorageCenters.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheStorageCenterIndicationstab.
3 UsetheStorageCenterspanetofilterindicationsbyStorageCenter.
TohideindicationsforasingleStorageCenter,clearthecheckboxfortheStorage
Center.
TodisplayindicationsforaStorageCenterthatisdeselected,selectthecheckboxfor
theStorageCenter.
TohideindicationsforalloftheStorageCenters,clickUnselectAll.
TodisplayindicationsforalloftheStorageCenters,clickSelectAll.
Search for Storage Center Indications
UsetheSearchfieldtofindtextinthelistofStorageCenterindications.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheStorageCenterIndicationstab.
3 EnterthetexttosearchforintheSearchfield.
4 Tomakethesearchcasesensitive,selecttheMatchCasecheckbox.
5 Topreventthesearchfromwrapping,cleartheWrapcheckbox.
6 Toonlymatchwholewordsorphraseswithintheindications,selecttheFullMatch
checkbox.
7 Tohighlightallofthematchesofthesearch,selecttheHighlightcheckbox.
8 ClickFindNext orFindPrevious tosearchforthetext.
Ifamatchisfound,thefirstindicationwithmatchingtextisselectedfromthelistof
StorageCenterindications.
Ifamatchisnotfound,anErrordialogboxappearsanditdisplaysthetextthatcould
notbefound.
Delete Storage Center Indications
Deleteanindicationiftheissueisresolved.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheStorageCenterIndicationstab.
3 Selectthecondition(s)ontheStorageCenterstodelete.
4 Rightclickontheselectedcondition(s)andselectDelete.TheDeleteObjectsdialogbox
appears.
5 ClickOKtodeletethecondition(s)displayedintheDeleteObjectsdialogbox.
Note: Bydefault,whenasearchreachesthebottomofthelistandFindNext
isclicked,thesearchwrapsaroundtothefirstmatchinthelist.Whenasearch
reachesthetopofthelistandFindPrevious isclicked,thesearchwraps
aroundtothelastmatchinthelist.
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Send Alerts and Indications to Enterprise Manager Immediately
Bydefault,theDataCollectorretrievesalertsandindicationsfromeachStorageCenterat
aregularinterval.However,ifyouwantalertsandindicationstoappearinEnterprise
Managerimmediatelywhentheyaretriggered,configuretheStorageCentertosendthem
totheDataCollector.
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthatyouwanttoconfiguretosendalerts
andindicationstotheDataCollector.
3 OntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheAlertsandLogstab.
5 SelecttheSendAlertstoDataCollectorcheckbox.
6 ClickOK.
Storage Center Logs
StorageCenterlogsarerecordsofeventactivityonmanagedStorageCenters.Toview
StorageCenterlogsinEnterpriseManager,theStorageCentermustbeconfiguredtosend
logstoEnterpriseManager.UsetheStorageCenterLogstabviewtodisplayandsearch
foreventsintheStorageCenterlogs.
Sending Storage Center Logs to Enterprise Manager
ToviewStorageCenterlogsinEnterpriseManager,theStorageCentermustbeconfigured
tosendlogstoEnterpriseManager.YoucanalsoconfiguretheStorageCentertosendlogs
tooneormoresyslogservers.IfyouwanttosendlogstosyslogserversandtheData
Collector,configuretheDataCollectortoforwardthelogmessages.
WhenaStorageCenterisconfiguredtosendlogstotheDataCollector,EnterpriseManager
overwritesthesyslogserversettingsfortheStorageCenter.Ifyouwanttosendthelogsto
theDataCollectorandoneormoresyslogservers,configuretheDataCollectortoforward
thelogmessagestotheappropriateservers.
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Send Storage Center Logs to the Data Collector
ModifytheStorageCentertoforwardlogstoEnterpriseManager.
Prerequisites
UDPport514mustbeopenontheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorservertoreceive
logsfromStorageCenters.
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruser
withtheAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterforwhichyouwanttoconfigurealert
forwarding.
3 OntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheAlertsandLogstab.
5 SelectSendLogstoDataCollector.
6 ClickOK.
Send Storage Center Logs to a Syslog Server
ModifytheStorageCentertoforwardlogstoasyslogserver.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterforwhichyouwanttoconfigurealert
forwarding.
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3 OntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheAlertsandLogstab.
5 SelectSendLogsDirectlytoSyslogServer.
6 IntheHostorIPAddressfield,typethehostnameorIPaddressofthesyslogserver.
7 FromtheFacilitydropdownmenu,selectthesyslogfacilitytoassigntologmessages.
8 ClickOK.
Send Storage Center Logs to the Data Collector and a Syslog Server
IfyouwanttosendthelogstotheDataCollectorandoneormoresyslogservers,configure
theDataCollectortoforwardthelogmessagestotheappropriateservers.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelecttheStorageCenteronwhichtoconfigureStorageCenterlogssettingsinthe
Storagepane.
3 OntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappearsforthe
selectedStorageCenter.
4 ClicktheAlertsandLogstab.
5 SelectSendLogstoDataCollector.
6 Defineasyslogservertowhichlogmessagesshouldbeforwarded.
a ClickAddServer.TheAddServerdialogappears.
b IntheHostorIPAddressfield,typethehostnameorIPaddressofthesyslogserver.
c FromtheFacilitydropdownmenu,selectthesyslogfacilitytoassigntolog
messages.
d ClickOK.TheSyslogserverisaddedandtheAddServerdialogboxcloses.
7 RepeatStep 6asnecessarytodefineadditionalsyslogservers.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
Send a Test Message to a Syslog Server
Sendatestmessagetoconfirmthatthesyslogservercanreceivesyslogmessagesfromthe
DataCollector.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelecttheStorageCenteronwhichtoconfigureStorageCenterlogssettingsinthe
Storagepane.
3 OntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappearsforthe
selectedStorageCenter.
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4 ClicktheDataCollectortabtodisplaythesettingsoftheStorageCenterontheData
Collector.
5 SelecttheSyslogserver/facilitytowhichtosendthetestmessage.
6 ClickSendTestMessage.AMessagedialogboxappearsthatindicatesthemessage
wassenttotheSyslogserver.
7 ClickOKtoclosetheMessagedialogbox
8 ConnecttotheSyslogservertomakesurethetestmessagewassuccessfullysenttothe
server.
Remove a Syslog Server
RemoveasyslogserverifyounolongerwanttheDataCollectortoforwardsyslog
messagestoit.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelecttheStorageCenteronwhichtoconfigureStorageCenterlogssettingsinthe
Storagepane.
3 OntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappearsforthe
selectedStorageCenter.
4 ClicktheAlertsandLogstabtodisplaythesettingsoftheStorageCenterontheData
Collector.
5 SelecttheSyslogservertoremove.
6 ClickRemoveServer.TheRemoveServerdialogboxappears.
7 ClickOK.TheselectedSyslogserverisremovedandRemoveServerdialogboxcloses.
Apply Log Settings to Multiple Storage Centers
LogsettingsthatareassignedtoasingleStorageCentercanbeappliedtootherStorage
Centers.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathasthelogsettingsyouwanttoapply
tootherStorageCenters.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClicktheAlertsandLogstab.
5 SelecttheApplythesesettingstootherStorageCenterscheckbox.
6 ClickApply.TheSelectStorageCenterdialogboxappears.
7 SelectthecheckboxforeachStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoapplythesettings.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
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Viewing Storage Center Logs
UsetheStorageCenterLogstabviewtodisplayandsearchforeventsintheStorageCenter
logs.
Display Events in the Storage Center Logs
1 ClicktheMonitoringview.
2 ClicktheStorageCenterLogstab.
3 SelectthecheckboxesoftheStorageCenterstodisplayandclearthecheckboxesofthe
StorageCenterstohide.
ThetabdisplayseventlogdatafromtheselectedStorageCenters.
4 TorefreshthelogdatafortheselectedStorageCenters,clickRefresh ontheStorage
CenterLogsnavigationpane.
Filter Logs by Storage Center
Bydefault,StorageCenterlogsaredisplayedforallmanagedStorageCenters.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheStorageCenterLogstab.
3 UsetheStorageCenterspanetofilterlogsbyStorageCenter.
TohidelogsforasingleStorageCenter,clearthecheckboxfortheStorageCenter.
TodisplaylogsforaStorageCenterthatisdeselected,selectthecheckboxforthe
StorageCenter.
TohidelogsforalloftheStorageCenters,clickUnselectAll.
TodisplaylogsforalloftheStorageCenters,clickSelectAll.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Select the Date Range of Log Events to Display
Youcanviewlogeventsforthelastday,last3days,last5days,lastweek,orspecifya
customtimeperiod.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview.
2 ClicktheStorageCenterLogstab.
3 Selectthedaterangeoftheeventlogdatatodisplaybyclickingoneofthefollowing:
LastDay:Displaysthepast24hoursofeventlogdata.
Last3Days:Displaysthepast72hoursofeventlogdata.
Last5Days:Displaysthepast120hoursofeventlogdata.
LastWeek:Displaysthepast168hoursofeventlogdata.
LastMonth:Displaysthepastmonthofeventlogdata.
Custom:Displaysoptionsthatallowyoutospecifythestarttimeandtheendtime
oftheeventlogdatatodisplay.
4 IfyouclickedCustom,performthefollowingtaskstospecifythestarttimeandend
timeoftheeventlogdatatodisplay.
Tospecifythestarttime:
a SelectOtherfromtheStartTimedropdownmenu.
b Selectthestartdateofthetimeperiodtodisplayfromthedatedropdownmenu
calendar.
c Specifythestarttimeofthetimeperiodinthetimefield.
Tosetthestarttimetothebeginningoftheday,selecttheStartofDaycheckbox.
d ClickUpdatetodisplaytheeventlogdatausingthespecifiedstarttime.
Tospecifytheendtime:
a CleartheUseCurrentcheckbox.
b Selectthestopdateofthetimeperiodtodisplayfromthedatedropdownmenu
calendar.
c Specifythestoptimeofthetimeperiodinthetimefield.
Tosetthestoptimetotheendoftheday,selecttheEndofDaycheckbox.
d ClickUpdatetodisplaytheeventlogdatausingthespecifiedendtime.
Search for Events in the Storage Center Logs
UsetheSearchfieldtosearchthelistofStorageCenterlogevents.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheStorageCenterLogstab.
3 EnterthetexttosearchforintheSearchfield.
4 Tomakethesearchcasesensitive,selecttheMatchCasecheckbox.
5 Topreventthesearchfromwrapping,cleartheWrapcheckbox.
6 Toonlymatchwholewordsorphraseswithinthelogs,selecttheFullMatchcheckbox.
Note: Bydefault,whenasearchreachesthebottomofthelistandFindNext
isclicked,thesearchwrapsaroundtothefirstmatchinthelist.Whenasearch
reachesthetopofthelistandFindPrevious isclicked,thesearchwraps
aroundtothelastmatchinthelist.
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7 Tohighlightallofthematchesofthesearch,selecttheHighlightcheckbox.
8 ClickFindNext orFindPrevious tosearchforthetext.
Ifamatchisfound,thefirstlogentrywithmatchingtextisselectedfromthelistof
StorageCenterlogs.
Ifamatchisnotfound,anErrordialogboxappearsanditdisplaysthetextthatcould
notbefound.
Enterprise Manager Events
EnterpriseManagereventsaremessagesthathavebeengeneratedbyaneventin
EnterpriseManager.YoucanvieweventsontheEnterpriseManagerEventstabor
configureEnterpriseManagertoemailyouwheneventsaretriggered.
Enterprise Manager Event Types
EnterpriseManagereventsarecategorizedbyfunctionalityandarea.
ThefollowingtableliststhetypesofEnterpriseManagerevents.
Event Name Description
AutomatedReport
GenerationErrors
Anerroroccurredwhengeneratingorstoringanautomatedreport
DataCollectorException AnexceptionoccurredontheDataCollector
DatabaseErrors Errorsinteractingwiththedatabase
FailedtoStartup TheDataCollectorservicefailedtostart
FluidFSClusterDown TheDataCollectorcannotcommunicatewiththeFluidFScluster
FluidFSErrors ErrorsreturnedfromDellFluidFSclusters
NASServerErrors ErrorsreturnedbytheCompellentNASserver
NewAutomatedReport Anewautomatedreportisavailable
Note: Enablinganotificationforthiseventattachestheautomated
reporttoanemailandsendittoadministrators.
NewDataCollector AnewversionoftheDataCollectorisavailable
PhoneHomeErrors SendinginformationtothePhoneHomeserverhasencountered
errors
PortConflicts Requiredportsarenotavailable
RemoteDataCollectorDown DataCollectorcannotcommunicatewiththeremoteDataCollector
ReplicationValidationErrors Automatedreplicationvalidationfoundoneormoreerrors
SMISServerErrors Errorsinstalling,starting,orrunningtheSMISserver
SpaceRecoveryReport Reportforanautomatedspacerecoveryrun
StorageCenterDown AStorageCenterisnolongerabletocommunicatewiththeData
Collector
ThresholdAlerts OneormoreThresholdAlertshasbeentriggered
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Viewing Enterprise Manager Events
UsetheEnterpriseManagerEventstabtodisplayandsearchforEnterpriseManager
events.
Display Enterprise Manager Events
VieweventsontheEnterpriseManagerEventstab.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheEnterpriseManagerEventstab.
3 SelectthecheckboxesoftheStorageCenterstodisplayandclearthecheckboxesofthe
StorageCenterstohide.
ThetabdisplaystheeventsloggedbytheEnterpriseManagerfortheselectedStorage
Centers.
4 TorefreshtheeventslogfortheselectedStorageCenters,clickRefresh onthe
EnterpriseManagerEventsnavigationpane.
Filter Events by Storage Center
Bydefault,eventsaredisplayedforallmanagedStorageCenters.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheEnterpriseManagerEventstab.
3 UsetheStorageCenterspanetofiltereventsbyStorageCenter.
TohideeventsforasingleStorageCenter,clearthecheckboxfortheStorageCenter.
TodisplayeventsforaStorageCenter,selectthecheckboxfortheStorageCenter.
TohideeventsforalloftheStorageCenters,clickUnselectAll.
TodisplayeventsforalloftheStorageCenters,clickSelectAll.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Search for Enterprise Manager Events
UsetheSearchfieldtofindtextinthelistofEnterpriseManagerevents.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClicktheEnterpriseManagerEventstab.
3 EnterthetexttosearchforintheSearchfield.
4 Tomakethesearchcasesensitive,selecttheMatchCasecheckbox.
5 Topreventthesearchfromwrapping,cleartheWrapcheckbox.
6 Toonlymatchwholewordsorphraseswithintheevents,selecttheFullMatchcheck
box.
7 Tohighlightallofthematchesofthesearch,selecttheHighlightcheckbox.
8 ClickFindNext orFindPrevious tosearchforthetext.
Ifamatchisfound,thefirsteventwithmatchingtextisselectedfromthelistof
EnterpriseManagerevents.
Ifamatchisnotfound,anErrordialogboxappearsanditdisplaysthetextthatcould
notbefound.
Configuring Email Alerts for Enterprise Manager Events
ToreceiveemailnotificationsforEnterpriseManagerevents,configureSMTPserver
settingsfortheDataCollector,addanemailaddresstoyouruseraccount,andenable
notificationemailsfortheevents.
Configure SMTP Server Settings
TheSMTPserversettingsmustbeconfiguredtoallowEnterpriseManagertosend
notificationemails.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.
TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheSMTPServertab.
3 ConfiguretheSMTPserversettingsbyperformingthefollowingsteps:
a IntheFromEmailAddressfield,entertheemailaddresstodisplayasthesenderof
emailsfromtheDataCollector.
b IntheHostorIPAddressfield,enterthehostnameorIPaddressoftheSMTP
server.
c IftheportnumberoftheSMTPserverisnot25,enterthecorrectportnumberinthe
Portfield.
d IftheSMTPserverrequiresauthentication,selecttheAuthenticationcheckbox,
thenentertheusernameandpasswordintheSMTPUserNameandSMTPUser
Passwordfields.
4 ClickOK.
Note: Bydefault,whenasearchreachesthebottomofthelistandFindNext
isclicked,thesearchwrapsaroundtothefirstmatchinthelist.Whenasearch
reachesthetopofthelistandFindPrevious isclicked,thesearchwraps
aroundtothelastmatchinthelist.
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Configure an Email Address for Your User Account
Toreceiveemailnotifications,youmustspecifyanemailaddressforyouraccount.
Prerequisites
TheSMTPserversettingsmustbeconfiguredfortheDataCollector.Ifthesesettingsare
notconfigured,theDataCollectorisnotabletosendemails.
Steps
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheGeneral
tabappears.
2 EntertheemailaddressofthecurrentuserintheEmailAddressfield.
3 SelecttheformatforemailstothecurrentuserfromtheEmailFormatdropdown
menu.
4 Tosendatestmessagetotheemailaddress,clickTestEmailandclickOK.
Verifythatthetestmessageissenttothespecifiedemailaddress.
5 ClickOK.
See Also
ConfigureSMTPServerSettingsonpage 358
Configure Email Notification Settings for Your User Account
MakesureEnterpriseManagerisconfiguredtosendemailnotificationstoyouraccountfor
theeventsyouwanttomonitor.
Prerequisites
TheSMTPserversettingsmustbeconfiguredfortheDataCollector.Ifthesesettingsare
notconfigured,theDataCollectorisnotabletosendemails.
Anemailaddressmustbeconfiguredforyouruseraccount.
Steps
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheEdit
UserSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheManageEventstab.
3 Selectthecheckboxforeacheventyouwanttobenotifiedabout.
4 ClickOK.
See Also
ConfigureSMTPServerSettingsonpage 358
ConfigureanEmailAddressforYourUserAccountonpage 359
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Export Monitoring Data
ExportStorageCenteralerts,indications,logs,andEnterpriseManagereventstoafile
usingtheSaveMonitoringDatadialogbox.
1 ClicktheMonitoringview
2 ClickSaveMonitoringData intheMonitoringpane.TheSaveMonitoringData
dialogboxappears.
3 SelecttheStorageCentersfromwhichtoexportthemonitoringdata.
ToselectallofthelistedStorageCenters,clickSelectAll.
TodeselectallofthelistedStorageCenters,clickUnselectAll.
4 Selectthetype(s)ofmonitoringdatatoexport:
StorageCenterAlerts:Errormessagesthathavebeengeneratedbytheselected
StorageCenters.
StorageCenterIndications:ConditionsontheselectedStorageCentersthatmay
requiredirectuserinterventiontocorrect.
EnterpriseManagerEvents:Messagesthathavebeengeneratedbyaneventonthe
EnterpriseManagersoftware.
StorageCenterLogs:RecordsofactivityontheselectedStorageCenters.
5 Selectafiletypefortheoutput:CSV(.csv),Text(.txt),Excel(.xls),HTML(.htm),XML
(.xml),orPDF(.pdf).
IftheoutputisanExcelfile,thenumericalvaluedisplayedwithintheparenthesesof
theAlerts,Indications,andLogsworksheetsistheserialnumberoftheStorageCenter.
6 ClickBrowsetospecifythenameofthefileandthelocationtowhichtoexportthefile,
thenclickSave.
7 ClickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Configure Data Collection Schedules
ConfiguretheintervalatwhichtheDataCollectorcollectsmonitoringdatafromStorage
Centers.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.
TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClicktheSchedulestab.
3 Configurethedatacollectionschedulesbyperformingthefollowingsteps:
a TochangehowoftenIOusagedataiscollected,selectaperiodoftimefromtheIO
Usagedropdownmenu.
b Tochangehowoftenreplicationusagedataiscollected,selectaperiodoftimefrom
theReplicationUsagedropdownmenu.
c Tochangehowoftenstorageusagedataiscollected,selectaperiodoftimefromthe
StorageUsagedropdownmenu.
IfDailyisselectedfromtheStorageUsagedropdownmenu,thetimeoftheday
thatstorageusagedataiscollectedcanbeselectedfromtheStorageUsageTime
dropdownmenu.
4 ClickOK.
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Maintenance
ThissectiondescribeshowtomanagetheDataCollector,manageEnterpriseManagerusers,andconfigure
PhoneHomesettings.
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19 Data Collector Management
TheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorisaWindowsservicethatcollectsreportingdata
andalertsfrommanagedStorageCenters.TheDataCollectorserviceismanagedbythe
DataCollectorManager.
Contents
UsingtheDataCollectorManager ............................................ 365
UsingtheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorWebsite ........................... 368
UpdatingDataCollectorProperties ........................................... 369
MigratingthePrimaryDataCollector ......................................... 386
MigratingaMicrosoftSQLServerDatabase .................................... 387
UninstallingtheDataCollector ............................................... 388
DeletingOldDataCollectorDatabases ........................................ 388
Using the Data Collector Manager
UseDataCollectorManagertoviewthestatusoftheDataCollector,startandstoptheData
Collectorservice,andsetDataCollectorproperties.
Starting the Data Collector Manager
StarttheDataCollectorManagerandloginasauserwiththeAdministratorprivilege.
1 StarttheEnterpriseDataCollectorManagerapplication.TheEnterpriseManager
Loginscreenappears.
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2 EntertheusernameandpasswordofauserthathastheAdministratorprivilegeinthe
UserNameandPasswordfields.
3 ToremembertheusernameandpasswordanduseitthenexttimetheDataCollector
Managerisstarted,selecttheRememberPasswordcheckbox.
4 ClickLogIn.TheDataCollectorManagerwindowappearsanddisplaystheGeneral
Informationtab.
ThestatusoftheDataCollectorserviceisdisplayedontheGeneralInformationtab.
Managing the Data Collector Service
UsetheGeneralInformationtaboftheDataCollectorManagertomanagetheData
Collectorservice.
Start the Data Collector Service
IftheDataCollectorserviceisstopped,theStartbuttonappearsontheGeneral
Informationtab.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheGeneralInformationtab.
2 ClickStart.AftertheDataCollectorservicefinishesstarting,theServicefielddisplays
Running.
Stop the Data Collector Service
IftheDataCollectorserviceisrunning,theStopbuttonappearsontheGeneral
Informationtab.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheGeneralInformationtab.
2 ClickStop.TheGeneralInformationtabreappearsaftertheDataCollectorserviceis
stopped.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Check for Updates
CheckforanewversionoftheDataCollectorsoftware.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheGeneralInformationtab.
2 ClickCheckforUpgrade.
3 Ifanupgradeisnotavailable,clickOKtoacknowledgethedialogbox.
4 Ifanupgradeisavailable:
a ClickYestodownloadtheupgrade.
b ClickYeswhentheEnterpriseManagerasksyouifyouwanttoinstallthenew
versionoftheDataCollector.
Enter or Update the Data Collector License
TheDataCollectorcanbeusedfor30dayswithoutactivation.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheGeneralInformationtab.
2 IntheLicenseInformationarea,clickUpdate.
TheActivateEnterpriseManagerLicensepageappears.
3 ActivatetheEnterpriseManagerbyperformingthefollowingsteps:
a IfyouarereactivatingEnterpriseManagerwithanewproductkey,clickNew
ProductKey.
b EntertheproductkeyprovidedbyDellCompellentintheProductKeyfield.
c Selecttheactivationmethodtouse:
IftheserverthatishostingtheDataCollectorhasInternetaccess,selectActivate
overInternet.
IftheserverthatishostingtheDataCollectordoesnothaveInternetaccess,select
ActivateoverEmail/Phone.
d Ifyouareactivatingoveremailortelephone,contactDellTechnicalSupportServices
toobtaintheConfirmationNumber.(Seesupport.dell.com/compellent.)
e ClickNext.
TheGeneralInformationtabappearswithupdatedlicenseinformation.
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Using the Enterprise Manager Data Collector Website
TheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorWebsiteissetupautomaticallywhenaprimary
DataCollectorisinstalledonaserver.
TheDataCollectorWebsiteallowsyoutoperformthefollowingactions:
UpdateEnterpriseManagerClientstothesamesoftwareversionastheinstalledData
Collector.
UpdateEnterpriseManagerserveragentstothesamesoftwareversionastheinstalled
DataCollector.
ViewEnterpriseManagerdocumentationinPDFandHTMLformat.
Access the Data Collector Website from Data Collector Manager
DataCollectorManagercontainsashortcuttotheDataCollectorwebsite.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheGeneralInformationtab.
2 ClickGotoWebsite.
3 Ifacertificatewarningappears,acknowledgethewarningtocontinuetotheData
CollectorWebsite.
Access the Data Collector Website Using the Website Address
AnyclientthathasnetworkconnectivitytotheDataCollectorcanaccesstheDataCollector
website.
Inawebbrowser,enterthefollowingaddresstoaccesstheDataCollectorWebsite:
https://<Data_Collector_Server>:<Web_Server_Port>
Variable Description
Data_Collector_Server ThehostnameorIPaddressoftheEnterpriseManagerData
Collectorserver.
Web_Server_Port ThewebserverportoftheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectorserver.
Thedefaultportis3033.
Updating Data Collector Properties
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Updating Data Collector Properties
UsetheDataCollectorManagertoupdateDataCollectorpropertiesandsettings.The
optionsdisplayedintheDataCollectorManagervarybasedonwhethertheDataCollector
isrunningandwhichfeaturesarelicensed.
ManagingDataCollectorServicePropertiesonpage 369
ConfiguringNetworkSettingsonpage 373
ConfigureaCustomSSLCertificateonpage 375
ConfiguringDirectoryServiceSettingsonpage 377
ConfiguringSMTPServerSettingsonpage 378
ConfiguringReportingLimitSettingsonpage 379
ConfiguringSMISSettingsonpage 380
ManagingAvailableStorageCentersonpage 381
ManagingAvailableFluidFSClustersonpage 382
ManagingUsersonpage 384
ViewingLogEntriesonpage 384
GatheringandExportingTroubleshootingInformationonpage 385
Managing Data Collector Service Properties
UsetheServicetabtomanageDataCollectorserviceproperties.
See Also
ManuallyInitiatingPhoneHomeonpage 406
Note: BeforemodifyingDataCollectorproperties,makesuretheWindows
Serviceswindowisnotopen.TheServiceswindowcanpreventtheconfiguration
changesfrombeingcorrectlyapplied.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Change the Data Collector Service Type
TheDataCollectorservicetypecontrolsthetypeofWindowsaccountunderwhichthe
DataCollectorruns.
Prerequisites
Localuseranddomainuseraccountsmustbeabletologinasaserviceandmusthave
administratorprivilegesonthehostserver.
Steps
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheServicetab.
2 SelectthetypeofWindowsaccountunderwhichtoruntheDataCollectorfromthe
Typedropdownmenu.
IfyouselectedDomainUserAccount,enterthedomainnameintheDomainfield.
IfyouselectedLocalUserAccountorDomainUserAccount,entertheusername
andpasswordforavalidadministratoraccountonthehostserver.
3 ClickApplyChanges.
AconfirmationdialogboxappearsstatingthattheDataCollectorservicemustbe
stoppedandrestartedtoapplythechanges.
4 ClickYestostopandrestarttheDataCollectorservice.
Change Data Collector Data Source
ChangethedatasourceifyouwanttouseadifferentdatabasetostoreEnterpriseManager
data.
1 Installandconfigurethedatabasesoftwareforthenewdatabasebeforechangingthe
datasource.
2 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheServicetab.
3 ClickChangeDataSource.TheChangeDataSourcewizardappears.
4 SelecteitherMySQL5.0/5.1/5.5orMSSQLServer2005/2008/2012asthenewdata
sourcefromtheDatabaseTypedropdownmenu.
5 EnterthehostnameorIPaddressofthedatabaseserverintheServerfield.
6 EnterTCPportnumberofthedatabasesoftwareinthePortfield.
7 Entertheusernameandpasswordofauseraccountthathasdatabaseadministrator
rightsintheUsernameandPasswordfields.
8 (Optional)Tospecifyapasswordforthedatabaseusernamedcompmsausercreatedby
EnterpriseManager,selecttheUseCustomPasswordcheckboxandenterthe
passwordintheUseCustomPasswordfield.
IftheUseCustomPasswordcheckboxisnotselected,thepassworddefaultsto
R3p0r!cty4sgs.
9 ClickNext.
Whenthewizardconnectstothedatabaseserver,thenextpageofthewizardappears.
Note: TheChangeDataSourceoptionreconfiguresanexistingprimaryData
Collectortouseanewdatabase.IfyouwanttomovetheDataCollectortoanother
server,followthestepsdetailedinMigratingthePrimaryDataCollectoron
page 386.
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10 Tomigratehistoricaldatafromthecurrentdatabasetothenewdatabase,cleartheDo
notmigrateanydatafrompreviousdatasourcecheckbox.
TomigrateIOusagedata,selecttheMigrateIOUsageDatacheckbox,thenselect
eitherDaysorWeeksfromthedropdownmenuandspecifythenumberofdaysor
weeksofIOusagedatatomoveintheMigrateLastfield.
Tomigratestoragedata,selecttheMigrateStorageUsageDatacheckbox,then
selecteitherDaysorWeeksfromthedropdownmenuandspecifythenumberof
daysorweeksofstoragedatatomoveintheMigrateLastfield.
Tomigratereplicationdata,selecttheMigrateReplicationUsageDatacheckbox,
thenselecteitherDaysorWeeksfromthedropdownmenuandspecifythenumber
ofdaysorweeksofreplicationdatatomoveintheMigrateLastfield.
11 ClickNext.
Theprogressofthedatamigrationisdisplayedonthelastpageofthewizard.
12 ClickFinish.
TheChangeDataSourcewizardclosesandtheServicetabreappears.
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Change the Host Name or Port for the Database Server
Ifthehostname,IPaddress,orportforthedatabaseserverchanges,updatetheData
Collectorwiththenewinformation.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheServicetab.
2 ClickChangeDatabaseConnection.TheChangeDatabaseConnectiondialogbox
appears.
3 IfthedatabaseserverhostnameorIPaddresschanged,modifytheServerfieldas
needed.
4 Iftheserverportchanged,modifythePortfieldasneeded.
5 ClickOK.TheChangeDatabaseConnectiondialogboxcloses.
Export the Database Schema from an SQL Database
IfyouareusinganSQLdatabasetostoreEnterpriseManagerdata,youcanexportthe
databaseschema.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheServicetab.
2 ClickExportDatabaseSchema.
3 Specifythelocationtosavetheschemafile.
4 EnteranamefortheschemafileintheFilenamefield.
5 ClickSave.
Adialogboxappearsaftertheschemafileissaved.
6 ClickOK.
Save Phone Home Data to File
IfyoursitedoesnothaveconnectivitytotheDellCompellentPhoneHomeservers,youcan
usetheExportHistoricalDataactiontosavePhoneHomedatatoafileinordertosendit
toDellTechnicalSupportServices.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheServicetab.
2 ClickExportHistoricalData.TheExportDatadialogboxappears.
3 IntheSelectStorageCentertable,selecttheStorageCenterforwhichyouwantto
exportdata.
4 IntheExportTypearea,selectthetypeofdatathatyouwanttoexport.
5 IntheTimeRangearea,specifythetimeperiodforwhichyouwanttoexportdata.
6 Specifyafilenamefortheexporteddataandlocationwherethefilewillbesaved.
a ClickBrowse.TheSelectEMPerformanceDataFiledialogboxappears.
b Browsetothelocationwhereyouwanttosavethefile.
c IntheFilenamefield,typeanameforthefile.
d ClickSave.TheSelectEMPerformanceDataFiledialogboxcloses.
7 ClickOK.ThePhoneHomedataissavedtothespecifiedfile.
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Change the Maximum Amount of Memory that the Data Collector Can Use
IftheDataCollectormanagesmanyStorageCenters,increasingthislimitcanimprove
performance.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheServicetab.
2 IntheMaxApplicationMemory(MB)field,typeanewmaximumvalueinmegabytes.
Thedefaultis2048MB,andthereisnomaximumvalue.
DellCompellentrecommendsspecifyingavaluethatis1024MBlessthantotal
memoryavailabletotheDataCollectorhostserver.
3 ClickApplyChanges.
Configuring Network Settings
UsetheNetworktabtomanageDataCollectorports,configureaproxyserver,ormanually
selectanetworkadapter.
Modify the Ports Used by the Data Collector
Theportsforthewebserverandlegacywebservicecanbemodifiedtoavoidportconflicts.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheNetworktab.
2 TochangetheportusedtobyEnterpriseManagertoreceivedatafromStorageCenters
andServerAgents,modifythevalueintheLegacyWebServicePortfield.
3 TochangetheportusedbytheEnterpriseManagerwebsiteandtheEnterpriseManager
Client,modifythevalueintheWebServerPortfield.
4 ClickApplyChanges.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Configure a Proxy Server
IfhostsonyournetworkmustuseaproxyservertoreachtheInternet,configuretheData
Collectortousetheproxyserver.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheNetworktab.
2 SelecttheProxyServercheckbox.
3 TospecifythattheconnectionbetweentheDataCollectorandtheproxyserveruses
HTTPSinsteadofHTTP,selectProxyServeruseHTTPS.
4 EnterthehostnameorIPaddressoftheproxyserverintheProxyServerHostorIP
Addressfield.
5 EntertheportonwhichtheproxyserveracceptsconnectionsintheProxyServerPort
field.
6 Iftheproxyserverrequiresauthentication:
a EntertheauthenticationusernameintheProxyServerUserNamefield.
b EntertheauthenticationpasswordintheProxyServeUserPasswordfield.
7 ClickApplyChanges.
Manually Select the Data Collector Network Adapter
TheDataCollectorattemptstoautomaticallyselectthenetworkadaptertousebydefault.
Ifthehostserverhasmultiplenetworkadapters,automaticdetectioncanfailandthe
networkadaptormustbeselectedmanually.
Prerequisites
ThenetworkadaptermusthaveconnectivitytothedevicesmanagedbyEnterprise
Manager,includingStorageCenters,FluidFSclusters,zNASservers,andServerAgents.
Steps
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheNetworktab.
2 CleartheAutomaticallySelectNetworkAdaptercheckbox.
3 SelectthenetworkadaptertousefromtheNetworkAdapterdropdownmenu.
4 ClickApplyChanges.
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Configuring Security Settings
UsetheSecuritytabtoconfigureacustomSSLcertificatefortheDataCollectororseta
loginbannermessagefortheclient.
Configure a Custom SSL Certificate
ConfigureacustomSSLcertificatetoavoidcertificateerrorswhenconnectingtotheData
Collectorwebsite.AnSSLcertificateisalsorequiredtocommunicatewithadirectory
serviceusingLDAPwiththeStartTLSextensionortheLDAPSprotocol.
Prerequisites
ThecustomcertificatemustbesignedbyaCertificateAuthority(CA)thatistrustedby
thehostsinyournetwork.
ThecertificatepublickeyfilemustuseDERorPEMencoding.
ThecertificateprivatekeyfilemustbeinPKCS#12format.
Youmustknowthealiasandpasswordfortheprivatekey.
Steps
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheSecuritytab.
2 ClickChangeCertificate.TheRegisterCertificatedialogboxappears.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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3 Uploadthepublickeyfile.
a NexttothePublicKeyfield,clickSelect.TheSelectdialogboxappears.
b Browsetothelocationofthepublickeyfile,andthenselectit.
c ClickOpen.TheSelectdialogboxclosesandthePublicKeyfieldispopulatedwith
thepathtothepublickeyfile.
4 Uploadtheprivatekeyfile.
a NexttothePrivateKeyfield,clickSelect.TheSelectdialogboxappears.
b Browsetothelocationoftheprivatekeyfile,andthenselectit.
c ClickOpen.TheSelectdialogboxclosesandthePrivateKeyfieldispopulatedwith
thepathtotheprivatekeyfile.
5 IntheAliasfield,typethenameoftheentryinthePKCS#12privatekeyfiletouseas
theprivatekey.
6 InthePasswordfield,typethepasswordfortheprivatekeyfile.
7 ClickOK.TheRegisterCertificatedialogboxcloses.
8 ClickApplyChangestoactivatethecertificateandrestarttheDataCollectorservice.A
confirmationdialogboxappears.
9 ClickYestoconfirmthatyouwanttorestarttheDataCollectorservice.
Configure a Login Banner Message
SetaloginbannertodisplayamessagetousersbeforetheylogintotheClientorData
CollectorManager.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheSecuritytab.
2 IntheMessagefield,typeamessagetodisplayontheloginscreensfortheClientand
DataCollectorManager.
3 ClickApplyChangestoactivatetheloginbannermessageandrestarttheData
Collectorservice.Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
4 ClickYestoconfirmthatyouwanttorestarttheDataCollectorservice.
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Configuring Directory Service Settings
UsetheDirectoryServicetabtoconfiguretheDataCollectortouseanActiveDirectoryor
OpenLDAPdirectoryservicetoauthenticateEnterpriseManagerusers.
See Also
ConfiguretheDataCollectortoUseaDirectoryServiceonpage 391
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Configuring SMTP Server Settings
UsetheSMTPServertabtoconfiguretheSMTPserversettingsontheDataCollector.
WhenanSMTPserverisconfigured,theEnterpriseManagercansendemailnotifications.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheSMTPServertab.
2 ConfiguretheSMTPserversettingsbyperformingthefollowingsteps:
a EnterthehostnameorIPaddressoftheSMTPserverintheHostorIPAddressfield.
b EntertheemailaddresstodisplayasthesenderofemailsfromEnterpriseManager
intheFromEmailAddressfield.
c IftheportnumberoftheSMTPserverisnot25,enterthecorrectportnumberinthe
Portfield.
d IftheSMTPserverrequiresauthentication,selecttheAuthenticationcheckbox,
thenentertheusernameintheSMTPUserNamefieldandenterthepasswordin
theSMTPUserPasswordfield.
3 ClickOK.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Configuring Reporting Limit Settings
UsetheLimitstabtoconfigurereportinglimitsettings.Themaximumsizeandnumberof
DataCollectordebuglogscanbemodifiedintheLogLimitsarea.Thenumberofdaysthat
log,alert,andreportingdataiskeptcanbemodifiedintheReportingInformationLimits
area.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheLimitstab.
2 TomodifythemaximumfilesizeforDataCollectordebuglogs,changethevalueinthe
MaximumLogFileSizefield.
3 TomodifythemaximumnumberoflogfilesforeachDataCollectordebuglogtype,
changethevalueintheMaximumLogFilesfield.
4 Tomodifythenumberofdaysafterwhichalogisexpired,changethevalueintheLog
Lifetimefield.
5 Tomodifythenumberofdaysafterwhichanalertisexpired,changethevalueinthe
AlertLifetimefield.
6 Tomodifythenumberofdaysafterwhichreportingdataisexpired,changethevalue
intheReportingDataLifetimefield.
7 ClickApplyChanges.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Configuring SMI-S Settings
UsetheSMIStabtoconfigureSMISserversettings.Forcompleteinformationonsetting
SMISproperties,seeChapter 6:SMIS,onpage 141.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheSMIStab.
2 ToenabletheDellCompellentSMISprovider,selectEnabled.
WhentheSMISproviderisenabled,theDataCollectorinstallsandstartsthe
OpenPegasusCIMServer.
3 ToforcetheOpenPegasusservertousetheServiceLocationProtocol(SLP)tobroadcast
theavailabilityoftheserver,selectSLPEnabled.
4 TochangetheporttousefortheSMISserver,modifythevalueintheHTTPPortfield.
5 ToforcestheOpenPegasusservertouseHTTPSforconnection,selectHTTPSEnabled.
6 IfHTTPSEnabledisselected,entertheHTTPSportfortheSMISserverintheHTTPS
field.
7 ClickApplyChanges.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Managing Available Storage Centers
UsetheStorageCenterstabtomanageavailableStorageCentersthathavebeenmapped
tooneormoreEnterpriseManagerusers.
See Also
Chapter 3:StorageCenterAdministration
Refresh the List of Storage Centers
RefreshtheStorageCenterstabtoupdatethestatusinformation.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheStorageCenterstab.
2 ClickRefresh.
Delete an Available Storage Center
RemoveaStorageCenterwhenyounolongerwanttomanageitfromEnterpriseManager.
IfaStorageCenterisremovedfromallEnterpriseManageruseraccounts,historicaldata
fortheStorageCenterisalsoremoved.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheStorageCenterstab.
2 SelecttheStorageCentertodelete.
3 ClickDeleteSystem.
Awarningmessageappears.
4 ClickYes.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Clear All Data for a Storage Center
CleardataforaStorageCentertoremovehistoricaldatafromEnterpriseManager.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheStorageCenterstab.
2 SelecttheStorageCenterforwhichyouwanttoclearalldata.
3 ClickClearSystemData.
Awarningmessageappears.
4 ClickYes.
Remove a Storage Center from an Enterprise Manager User Account
RemoveaStorageCenterfromauseraccounttopreventtheuserfromviewingand
managingtheStorageCenter.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheStorageCenterstab.
2 SelecttheStorageCenteronwhichyouwanttodeleteaUser/StorageCentermap.
3 IntheUser/StorageCenterMapspane,selecttheusertounmapfromtheStorage
Center.
4 ClickDeleteUser/StorageCenterMap.
Awarningmessageappears.
5 ClickYes.
Managing Available FluidFS Clusters
UsetheFluidFSClusterstabtomanageavailableFluidFSclusters.
See Also
Chapter 8:FluidFSClusters
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Refresh the List of FluidFS Clusters
RefreshtheFluidFSClusterstabtoupdatethestatusinformation.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheFluidFSClusterstab.
2 ClickRefresh.
Delete an Available FluidFS Cluster
RemoveaFluidFSclusterwhenyounolongerwanttomanageitfromEnterpriseManager.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheFluidFSClusterstab.
2 SelecttheFluidFSclusteryouwanttodelete.
3 ClickDeleteSystem.Awarningmessageappears.
4 ClickYes.
Remove a FluidFS Cluster from an Enterprise Manager User Account
RemoveaFluidFSclusterfromauseraccounttopreventtheuserfromviewingand
managingthecluster.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheFluidFSClusterstab.
2 SelecttheFluidFSclusterforwhichyouwanttodeleteaUser/FluidFSclustermap.
3 IntheUser/FluidFSClusterMapspane,selecttheuseryouwanttounmapfromthe
FluidFScluster.
4 ClickDeleteUser/FluidFSClusterMap.Awarningmessageappears.
5 ClickYes.
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Managing Users
UsetheUserstabtomanageEnterpriseManagerusersandmappingstoStorageCenters.
See Also
Chapter 20:UserManagement
Viewing Log Entries
UsetheLogstabtoviewEnterpriseManagerlogentries.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Update the List of Log Entries
RefreshtheLogstabtodisplaynewlogentries.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheLogstab.
2 ClickRefresh.
Search the Log Entries
UsetheSearchfieldtosearchthelogentries.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheLogstab.
2 EnterthetexttosearchforintheSearchfield.
3 Tomakethesearchcasesensitive,selecttheMatchCasecheckbox.
4 Topreventthesearchfromwrapping,cleartheWrapcheckbox.
5 Toonlymatchwholewordsorphraseswithinthelogs,selecttheFullMatchcheckbox.
6 Tohighlightallofthematchesofthesearch,selecttheHighlightcheckbox.
7 ClickFindNext orFindPrevious tosearchforthetext.
Ifamatchisfound,thefirstlogentrywithmatchingtextisselectedfromthelistoflogs.
Ifamatchisnotfound,anErrordialogboxappearsanditdisplaysthetextthatcould
notbefound.
Gathering and Exporting Troubleshooting Information
UsetheDebugLoggerstabtosetdebuglogoptionsandexportconfigurationandlogdata
fortroubleshootingpurposes.
Note: Bydefault,whenasearchreachesthebottomofthelistandFindNext
isclicked,thesearchwrapsaroundtothefirstmatchinthelist.Whenasearch
reachesthetopofthelistandFindPrevious isclicked,thesearchwraps
aroundtothelastmatchinthelist.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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Enable Debug Logs
Enabledebuglogstogatheradditionalinformationfortroubleshootingpurposes.Donot
setdebuglogoptionsunlessinstructedtodosobyDellTechnicalSupportServices.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheDebugLoggerstab.
2 Selectthecheckboxesofthedebuglogstoenable.
3 ClickApplyChanges.
Export Configuration and Log Data for Troubleshooting
ExportconfigurationandlogdataasacompressedfileifitisrequestedbyDellTechnical
SupportServices.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheDebugLoggerstab.
1 ClickGatherSupportData.TheGatherSupportDatadialogboxappears.
2 Chooseafilenameandlocationfortheexportfile.
a NexttoFileLocation,clickBrowse.Adialogboxappears.
b Browsetothelocationwhereyouwanttosavetheexportfile.
c IntheFilenamefield,typethefilename.
d ClickSave.Thedialogboxcloses.
3 Configurethetimeperiodforwhichtoexportlogdatabychoosingadateandtimein
theStartTimefields.
4 ClickOK.Configurationandlogdataisexportedtothespecifiedfile.
Migrating the Primary Data Collector
MovetheDataCollectortoadifferentserverbyinstallingthesameDataCollectorversion
onthedestinationserver,andthenmovingtherequiredfoldersfromtheoriginalData
CollectortothedestinationDataCollector.
Prerequisites
TheoriginalDataCollectoranddestinationDataCollectormustbethesamesoftware
version.
Thedestinationservermustberunninga64bitoperatingsystem.
ForEnterpriseManager6.3andlater,theDataCollectordoesnotsupport32bit
operatingsystems.However,youcanmigrateaDataCollectorfroma32bitservertoa
64bitserver.
IftheoriginalDataCollectorisconfiguredtouseanexternaldatabasetostoredata,the
destinationservermusthaveconnectivitytothedatabase.Iftheexternaldatabaseis
hostedonthesameserver,theDataCollectormustbeconfiguredtousethedatabaseIP
addressorhostnameinsteadoflocalhost.
Steps
1 IfyoudonothavetheDataCollectorSetupfilethatmatchestheversionofthe
installedDataCollector,downloaditfromtheDellCompellentwebsite.
a Gotosupport.dell.com/compellent.
b LogontoDellCompellentCustomerSupportorDellCompellentPartnerSupport.
c ClickKnowledgeCenter,thendownloadtheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector
Setupfile.
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2 InstalltheEnterpriseManagerDataCollectoronthedestinationserver.Makethe
followingselectionsintheDataCollectorSetupwizard:
IntheDataCollectorTypearea,selectConfigureasPrimaryDataCollector.
FromtheDataSourceTypedropdownmenu,selectFileSystem.
Whenprompted,createatemporaryadministratoraccount.
Fordetailedinstructions,seetheEnterpriseManagerInstallationGuide.
3 AftertheDataCollectorisinstalledonthedestinationserver,usetheDataCollector
ManagertostoptheDataCollectorservice.
4 Onthesourceserver,usetheDataCollectorManagertostoptheDataCollectorservice.
5 Copythe\etcfolderfromtheoriginalDataCollectortothedestinationDataCollector.
Thedefaultlocationfortheetcfolderis:
64bitWindows:C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\CompellentTechnologies\Compellent
EnterpriseManager\msaservice\etc
32bitWindows:C:\ProgramFiles\CompellentTechnologies\Compellent
EnterpriseManager\msaservice\etc
6 IftheoriginalDataCollectorisversion6.x,copythecontentsofthefollowingfolderto
theappropriatelocationonthedestinationserver:
WindowsServer2003:C:\DocumentsandSettings\AllUsers\Compellent
WindowsServer2008andlater:C:\ProgramData\Compellent\EMDC
7 UsetheDataCollectorManagertostarttheDataCollectorserviceonthedestination
server.
Migrating a Microsoft SQL Server Database
IfthedatabaseserverisMicrosoftSQLServer2005/2008/2012,theDataCollectordatabase
canbemigratedtoanewMicrosoftSQLServer.
1 BackupthedatabaseontheoriginalMicrosoftSQLServer.
2 SetupannewMicrosoftSQLServerandconfigureittousemixedmodeauthentication
(SQLServerandWindowsAuthenticationmode).
3 PerformarestoreofthedatabaseonthenewMicrosoftSQLServer.
4 Afterthedatabaseisrestored,createtherequireddatabaseuser.
a Createadatabaseusernamedcompmsauser.Donotassigntheusertoaschemaat
thistime.
b Setthepasswordofthecompmsauserdatabaseusertothepassworditwasassigned
inthepreviousdatabase.
Ifyoudidnotpreviouslychangethepassword,thedefaultpasswordis
R3p0r!cty4sgs.
Ifyoudonotrememberthepasswordoryouwanttouseadifferentpassword,
youmustenterthenewpasswordwhenyouruntheChangeDataSourcewizard
inStep 6.
Note: ForEnterpriseManager6.3andlater,theDataCollectordoesnot
support32bitoperatingsystems.However,youcanmigrateaDataCollector
froma32bitservertoa64bitserver.
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5 Runthefollowingqueryonthecompmsadb:
sp_change_users_login update_one, compmsauser, compmsauser
6 Afterthequeryfinishes,usetheDataCollectorManagertochangethedatasourceto
thenewdatabase.
See Also
ChangeDataCollectorDataSourceonpage 370
Uninstalling the Data Collector
OntheserverthathoststheDataCollector,usetheWindowsProgramsandFeatures
controlpanelitemtouninstalltheCompellentEnterpriseManagerDataCollector
application.
Deleting Old Data Collector Databases
DeletetheDataCollectordatabaseifyouhavemigratedthedatabasetoadifferent
databaseserverorifyouhaveremovedtheDataCollectorfromyourenvironment.
Clean up a MySQL Database
RemoveEnterpriseManagerdatafromthedatabaseandreinstalltheDataCollector.
1 EnterthefollowingSQLcommandsasanAdminuser:
mysql> Drop Database compmsadb;
mysql> DELETE FROM mysql.user WHERE User = 'compmsauser';
mysql> DELETE FROM mysql.db WHERE user = 'compmsauser';
mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
2 ReinstalltheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
Clean up a Microsoft SQL Database
RemoveEnterpriseManagerdatafromthedatabaseandreinstalltheDataCollector.
1 EnterthefollowingSQLcommandsasanAdminuser:
Drop Database compmsadb;
EXEC SP_DropLogin 'compmsauser';
2 ReinstalltheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
Clean an Embedded database on the File System
ReinstalltheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.Theembeddeddatabaseonthefile
systemisautomaticallycleanedupduringthereinstallationprocess.
Note: Ifyouchangedthepassword,selecttheUseCustomPasswordcheckbox
andtypethepasswordintheCustomPasswordfield.
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20 User Management
UsetheDataCollectorManagertoaddnewusersandmanageexistingusers.Tochange
preferencesforyouruseraccount,usetheEnterpriseManagerClient.
Contents
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AuthenticatingUserswithanExternalDirectoryService ........................ 391
ManagingLocalUserswiththeDataCollectorManager ......................... 398
ManagingUserSettingswiththeEnterpriseManagerClient ..................... 400
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Enterprise Manager User Privileges
TheDataCollectorcontrolsuseraccesstoEnterpriseManagerfunctionsandassociated
StorageCentersbasedontheprivilegesassignedtousers:Reporter,VolumeManager,or
Administrator.
ThefollowingtableshowstheDataCollectoraccesscapabilityofthethreeuserprivilege
levels.
See Also
StorageCenterUserPrivilegesandUserGroupsonpage 22
Note: EnterpriseManageruserprivilegesandStorageCenteruserprivilegesshare
thesamenamesbuttheyarenotthesame.StorageCenteruserprivilegescontrol
accesstoStorageCenters,andEnterpriseManageruserscontrolaccesstoEnterprise
Managerfunctionality.
Capability Reporter
Volume
Manager Administrator
ViewStorageCenterData
ViewChargebackData
ViewAutomatedReports
ViewThresholdAlert
ViewServerAgentInformation
ManageStorageCenters
ManageFluidFSClusters
ManageReplications
ManageAutomatedReports
ManageChargeback
ManageServerAgentInformation
ManageThresholdAlerts
ManageDataCollectorProperties
ManagePhoneHomeProperties
ManageDataCollectorUsers
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Authenticating Users with an External Directory Service
TheDataCollectorcanbeconfiguredtoauthenticateEnterpriseManageruserswithan
ActiveDirectoryorOpenLDAPdirectoryservice.IfKerberosauthenticationisalso
configured,userscanloginwiththeClientautomaticallyusingtheirWindowssession
credentials.
Configure the Data Collector to Use a Directory Service
UsetheDataCollectorManagertoconfiguretheDataCollectortouseanActiveDirectory
orOpenLDAPdirectoryservice.
Prerequisites
AnActiveDirectoryorOpenLDAPdirectoryservicemustbedeployedinyournetwork
environment.
Thedirectoryservicemustmeetspecificconfigurationrequirements.
ActiveDirectory:ThedirectoryservicemustbeconfiguredtouseKerberos
authentication.
OpenLDAP:ThedirectoryservicemustbeconfiguredtouseLDAPwiththe
StartTLSextension,LDAPwithKerberosauthentication,LDAPS(LDAPoverSSL),
orunencryptedLDAP.
TheDataCollectormusthavenetworkconnectivitytothedirectoryservice.
DNSSRVrecordsmustbecorrectlyconfiguredinyourenvironmenttoallowtheData
Collectortodeterminehowtointeractwiththedirectoryservice.IfSRVrecordsarenot
definedorareimproperlyconfigured,youmustconfigurethedirectoryservicesettings
manually.
TheDataCollectorrequiresauserthathaspermissiontoquerythedirectoryservice.
ForActiveDirectory,thisusermustalsohaveaUserPrincipleNameattribute
(username@example.com)ontheirentryinthedirectory.
TouseKerberosauthentication,youmustprovidetheusernameandpasswordfora
directoryserviceuserwhohasadministratorprivileges.
IfadirectoryserviceisconfiguredandyouwanttoreconfiguretheDataCollectortouse
adirectoryserviceinadifferentdomain,thedirectoryservicesconfigurationmustbe
disabledandappliedbeforeyoucontinue.
Steps
1 OntheserverthathoststheDataCollector,starttheDataCollectorManager.
2 InDataCollectorManager,clicktheDirectoryServicetab.
Note: IftheOpenLDAPdirectoryserviceisconfiguredtouseLDAPwiththe
StartTLSextensionortheLDAPSprotocol,theSSLcertificatepublickeyfile
(DERorPEMencoding)forthedirectoryservermustbeexportedand
transferredtotheserverthathoststheDataCollector.
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3 ConfigureLDAPsettings.
a SelecttheEnableDirectoryServicescheckbox.
b IntheDomainfield,typethenameofthedomaintosearch.
c IntheAuthBindDNfield,typetheDistinguishedNameorUserPrincipalNameof
theuserthattheDataCollectorusestoconnecttoandsearchtheLDAPserver.The
usernameAdministratorisnotallowed.
ExampleDistinguishedName:
CN=FirstnameLastname,CN=users,DC=corp,DC=Company,DC=COM
ExampleUserPrincipleName:username@example.com
d IntheAuthBindPasswordfield,typethepasswordfortheauthbindDistinguished
Name.
e IfyoumodifiedtheDomainfield,clickDiscovertolocatethedirectoryservicefor
thespecifieddomain.
f ClickApplyChanges.
Ifanerrorappears,youmustmanuallyconfigurethedirectoryservicesettings.
ContinuewithStep 4onpage 393.
IfKerberosauthenticationisnotenabled,theRegisterTLSCertificatedialogbox
appears.SpecifythelocationoftheSSLpublickeyforthedirectoryserver,then
clickOK.TheDataCollectorservicerestartstoapplythechanges,anddirectory
serviceconfigurationiscomplete.
Note: IftheserverthathoststheDataCollectorbelongstoadomain,the
Domainfieldisautomaticallypopulated.
Authenticating Users with an External Directory Service
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IfKerberosauthenticationisenabled,theJoinDirectoryServiceDomaindialog
boxappears.Typetheusernameandpasswordofadomainadministrator,then
clickOK.TheusernameAdministratorisnotallowed.Thesecredentialsare
usedonlytoregistertheDataCollectorandarenotsaved.TheDataCollector
servicerestartstoapplythechanges,anddirectoryserviceconfigurationis
complete.
4 Manuallyconfigurethedirectoryservicesettings.
a SelecttheEnableManualAuthenticationcheckbox.
b FromtheTypedropdownmenu,selectActiveDirectoryorOpenLDAP.
c IntheDirectoryServersfield,typethefullyqualifieddomainname(FQDN)ofeach
directoryserveronaseparateline.
d IntheBaseDNfield,typethebaseDistinguishedNamefortheLDAPserver.This
isthestartingpointwhensearchingforusers.
5 (Optional)ConfigureKerberosauthentication.ToallowuserstologinwiththeClient
automaticallyusingtheirWindowssessioncredentials,Kerberosauthenticationmust
beconfigured.
a SelecttheEnableKerberoscheckbox.
b IntheKerberosDomainRealm,typetheKerberosrealmtoauthenticateagainst.In
Windowsnetworks,thisisusuallytheWindowsdomainnameinuppercase
characters.
c (OpenLDAPonly)TypethehostnameorIPaddressoftheDistributionCenter
(KDC)intheKDCHostNameorIPAddressfield.
d IntheRelativeBasefield,typetheLDAPnodewherecomputersarestored.
Example:CN=Computers
e IntheDataCollectorHostNamefield,typethefullyqualifieddomainname
(FQDN)oftheserverthathoststheDataCollector.
Note: ToverifythattheDataCollectorcancommunicatewiththespecified
directoryserver(s)usingtheselectedprotocol,clickTest.
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6 (Optional)SpecifycustomLDAPsearchfilters.
Toconfigureacustomsearchfilterforgroups,typethefilterintheCustomGroup
Filterfield.
Toconfigureacustomsearchfilterforusers,typethefilterintheCustomUserFilter
field.
7 (Optional)IntheConnectionTimeoutfield,typethemaximumtime(inminutes)that
theDataCollectorwillwaitwhileattemptingtoconnecttoanLDAPserver.
8 ClickApplyChanges.
IfKerberosauthenticationisnotenabled,theRegisterTLSCertificatedialogbox
appears.SpecifythelocationoftheSSLpublickeyforthedirectoryserver,thenclick
OK.
IfKerberosauthenticationisenabled,theJoinDirectoryServiceDomaindialogbox
appears.Typetheusernameandpasswordofadomainadministrator,thenclick
OK.TheusernameAdministratorisnotallowed.Thesecredentialsareusedonlyto
registertheDataCollectorandarenotsaved.
TheDataCollectorservicerestartstoapplythechanges.
Grant Access to Directory Service Users and Groups
ToallowdirectoryuserstologintoEnterpriseManager,adddirectoryserviceusersand/
orusergroupstoEnterpriseManagerusergroups.
Add Directory Groups to an Enterprise Manager User Group
AddadirectorygrouptoanEnterpriseManagerusergrouptoallowallusersinthe
directorygrouptoaccessEnterpriseManager.
Prerequisites
TheDataCollectormustbeconfiguredtoauthenticateuserswithanexternaldirectory
service.
Steps
1 OntheserverthathoststheDataCollector,starttheDataCollectorManager.
2 InDataCollectorManager,clicktheUsers&UserGroupstab.
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3 Intherightpane,clicktheUserGroupstab.
4 SelecttheEnterpriseManagerusergrouptowhichyouwanttoadddirectorygroups.
5 ClickAddDirectoryGroups.TheAddDirectoryUserGroupsdialogboxappears.
6 SelecteachdirectorygroupthatyouwanttoaddtotheEnterpriseManagerusergroup.
7 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.Thedirectorygroupsthatareassociatedwiththe
EnterpriseManagergroupappearontheDirectoryGroupssubtab.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheAddDirectoryUserGroupsdialogboxcloses,
andthedirectorygroupsthatareassociatedwiththeselectedEnterpriseManageruser
groupappearontheDirectoryGroupssubtab.
See Also
ConfiguretheDataCollectortoUseaDirectoryServiceonpage 391
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Add a Directory User to an Enterprise Manager User Group
AddadirectoryusertoanEnterpriseManagerusergrouptoallowthedirectoryuserto
accessEnterpriseManager.
Prerequisites
TheDataCollectormustbeconfiguredtoauthenticateuserswithanexternaldirectory
service.
Steps
1 OntheserverthathoststheDataCollector,starttheDataCollectorManager.
2 InDataCollectorManager,clicktheUsers&UserGroupstab.
3 Intherightpane,clicktheUserGroupstab.
4 SelecttheEnterpriseManagerusergrouptowhichyouwanttoaddadirectoryuser.
5 ClickAddDirectoryUsers.TheAddDirectoryUsersdialogboxappears.
6 IntheDirectoryUsersfield,typethenameofeachdirectoryuserthatyouwanttoadd.
Entereachusernameonasingleline.
7 ClickCheckNamestoverifythatthespecifiedusersexistinthedirectoryservice.A
messageappears.
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8 ClickOKtoclosethemessage.
9 Ifanyofthespecifieddirectoryusernamescouldnotbeverified,correctthenamesand
thenclickCheckNamesagain.
10 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.TheAddDirectoryUsersdialogboxcloses,andthe
directoryusersthatareassociatedwiththeselectedEnterpriseManagerusergroup
appearontheUserssubtab.
See Also
ConfiguretheDataCollectortoUseaDirectoryServiceonpage 391
Revoke Access for Directory Service Users and Groups
TorevokeaccesstoEnterpriseManagerforadirectoryserviceuserorgroup,removethe
directorygrouporuserfromEnterpriseManagerusergroups.
Remove a Directory Service Group from an Enterprise Manager User Group
RemoveadirectoryservicegroupfromanEnterpriseManagerusergrouptoprevent
directoryusersinthegroupfromaccessingEnterpriseManager.
1 OntheserverthathoststheDataCollector,starttheDataCollectorManager.
2 InDataCollectorManager,clicktheUsers&UserGroupstab.
3 Intherightpane,clicktheUserGroupstab.
4 SelecttheEnterpriseManagerusergrouptowhichthedirectorygroupisadded.
5 ClicktheDirectoryGroupssubtab.
6 Rightclickthedirectoryservicegroupforwhichyouwanttorevokeaccess,thenselect
Delete.TheDeleteDirectoryUserGroupdialogboxappears.
7 ClickYes.
Remove a Directory Service User from an Enterprise Manager User Group
RemoveadirectoryserviceuserfromanEnterpriseManagerusergrouptopreventthe
directoryuserfromaccessingEnterpriseManager.
1 OntheserverthathoststheDataCollector,starttheDataCollectorManager.
2 InDataCollectorManager,clicktheUsers&UserGroupstab.
3 Intherightpane,clicktheUserGroupstab.
4 SelecttheEnterpriseManagerusergrouptowhichthedirectorygroupisadded.
5 ClicktheUserssubtab.
6 Rightclickthedirectoryservicegroupuserforwhichyouwanttorevokeaccess,then
selectDeleteUser.TheDeleteDirectoryUserdialogboxappears.
7 ClickYes.
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Managing Local Users with the Data Collector Manager
EnterpriseManagerusersandmappingstoStorageCentercanbeconfiguredontheUsers
taboftheDataCollectorManager.
See Also
StartingtheDataCollectorManageronpage 365
Update the Information Displayed on the Users Tab
RefreshtheUserstabtodisplaychangestouseraccountsanduser/StorageCentermaps.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheUserstab.
2 ClickRefresh.TheUserstabreappearsafterthedataisrefreshed.
Create a User
CreateauseraccounttoallowapersonaccesstoEnterpriseManager.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheUserstab.
2 ClickCreateUser.TheUserSettingspageappears.
3 Enterinformationforthenewuser.
a TypetheusernameoftheuserintheUserNamefield.
b (Optional)TypetheemailaddressoftheuserintheEmailAddressfield.
c SelecttheprivilegeleveltoassigntotheuserfromthePrivilegedropdownmenu.
d EnterapasswordfortheuserintheNewPasswordandConfirmPasswordfields.
e Toforcetheusertochangethepasswordafterthefirstlogin,selecttheRequires
PasswordChangecheckbox.
4 ClickNext.TheUserstabreappearsaftertheuseriscreated.
Note: Foruserinterfacereferenceinformation,clickHelp.
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See Also
EnterpriseManagerUserPrivilegesonpage 390
Configure or Modify the Email Address of a User
AnemailaddressmustbeconfiguredifyouwantEnterpriseManagertosendemail
notificationstotheuser.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheUserstab.
2 SelecttheusertomodifyandclickEditSettings.TheUserSettingspageappears.
3 EntertheemailaddressoftheuserintheEmailAddressfield.
4 ClickNext.TheUserstabreappearsaftertheemailaddressissaved.
Change the Privileges Assigned to a User
Youcanincreaseordecreasetheprivilegelevelforauseraccount.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheUserstab.
2 SelecttheusertomodifyandclickEditSettings.TheUserSettingspageappears.
3 SelecttheprivilegeleveltoassigntotheuserfromthePrivilegedropdownmenu.
4 ClickNext.TheUserstabreappearsaftertheprivilegesarechanged.
See Also
EnterpriseManagerUserPrivilegesonpage 390
Force the User to Change the Password
Youcanforceausertochangethepasswordthenexttimeheorshelogsin.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheUserstab.
2 SelecttheusertomodifyandclickEditSettings.TheUserSettingspageappears.
3 SelecttheRequiresPasswordChangecheckbox.
4 ClickNext.TheUserstabreappearsafterthepasswordchangeisset.
Change the Password for a User
TheDataCollectorManagercanchangethepasswordforanyuseraccount.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheUserstab.
2 SelecttheusertomodifyandclickChangeUserPassword.TheChangePasswordpage
appears.
3 EnteranewpasswordfortheuserintheNewPasswordandConfirmPasswordfields
4 ClickNext.TheUserstabreappearsafterthepasswordischanged.
Set Storage Center Mappings for a Reporter User
StorageCentermappingscanbesetonlyforusersthathaveReporterprivileges.Usersthat
haveAdministratorprivilegesmanagetheirownStorageCentermappingsusingthe
EnterpriseManagerClient.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheUserstab.
2 SelecttheReporterusertomodifyandSelectStorageCenterMappings.TheSelect
StorageCenterMappingspageappears.
3 Selectthecheckbox(es)oftheStorageCenter(s)tomaptotheuser.
Clearthecheckbox(es)oftheStorageCenter(s)tounmapfromtheuser.
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4 ClickNext.TheUserstabreappearsaftertheStorageCentermappingsarechanged.
Delete a User
DeleteauserifheorshenolongerneedsaccesstoEnterpriseManager.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheUserstab.
2 SelecttheusertodeleteandclickDeleteUser.Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
3 ClickYes.TheUserstabreappearsaftertheuserisdeleted.
Delete a Storage Center Mapping for a User
RemoveaStorageCentermapfromauseraccounttopreventtheuserfromviewingand
managingtheStorageCenter.
1 IntheDataCollectorManager,clicktheUserstab.
2 SelecttheuserforwhichyouwanttodeleteaStorageCentermapping.
3 SelecttheStorageCentertounmapfromtheuserontheUser/StorageCenterMaps
pane.
4 ClickDeleteUser/StorageCenterMap.Aconfirmationdialogboxappears.
5 ClickYes.TheUserstabreappearsaftertheStorageCentermappingisdeleted.
Managing User Settings with the Enterprise Manager Client
UsetheEnterpriseManagerClienttochangepreferencesforyouruseraccount.
User Password
TheusernameandprivilegesofthecurrentuseraredisplayedontheUserInformation
sectionoftheGeneraltab.Inaddition,theUserInformationsectionprovidestheability
tochangethepasswordofthecurrentuser.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheEdit
UserSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 OntheGeneraltab,clickChangePassword.TheChangePassworddialogbox
appears.
3 TypeanewpasswordintheNewPasswordandConfirmPasswordfields.
4 ClickOKtosavechangestothepasswordandclosetheChangePassworddialogbox.
5 ClickOKtoclosetheEditUserSettingsdialogbox.
Email Settings
Theemailaddressofthecurrentuserandtheformatoftheemailscanbeselectedonthe
EmailSettingssectionoftheGeneraltab.
See Also
ConfiguringEmailAlertsforEnterpriseManagerEventsonpage 358
ConfiguringEmailNotificationsforThresholdAlertsonpage 313
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Charting Options
ThresholdalertlevelsandStorageCenteralertscanbeconfiguredtoappearonchartsfor
thecurrentuser,andchartcolorscanbechangedforthecurrentuserontheCharting
OptionssectionoftheGeneraltab.
See Also
ConfiguringUserSettingsforChartsonpage 129.
Client Options
Thedefaultview,storageunitsformatting,andwarning/errorthresholdpercentagescan
beconfiguredforthecurrentuseronClientOptionssectionoftheGeneraltab.
Specify the Default View to Display in the Enterprise Manager Client
YoucanchoosetheviewthatisfirstdisplayedafteryoulogintotheClient.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheEdit
UserSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 OntheGeneraltab,selecttheviewtodisplaybydefaultfromtheDefaultView
dropdown.
3 ClickOKtosavechangesandclosetheEditUserSettingsdialogbox.
Specify How to Display Storage Units
Storageunitscanbeshowninmegabytes,gigabytes,terabytes,oranautomaticallychosen
unitofmeasurethatbestfitsthedata.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheEdit
UserSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 OntheGeneraltab,selecthowtodisplaythestorageunitsfromtheStorageUnits
Formattingdropdownmenu:
Automatic:Theunitsthataremostappropriateforthedisplayedvaluesare
automaticallyselected.
AlwaysshowinMB:Allstorageunitsaredisplayedinmegabytes.
AlwaysshowinGB:Allstorageunitsaredisplayedingigabytes.
AlwaysshowinTB:Allstorageunitsaredisplayedinterabytes.
3 ClickOKtosavechangesandclosetheEditUserSettingsdialogbox.
Change the Warning Percentage Threshold
Thewarningpercentagethresholdspecifiestheutilizationpercentageatwhichstorage
objectsindicateawarning.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheEdit
UserSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 OntheGeneraltab,enteranewutilizationpercentageatwhichstorageobjectsindicate
awarningintheWarningPercentageThresholdfield.
3 ClickOKtosavechangesandclosetheEditUserSettingsdialogbox.
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Change the Error Percentage Threshold
Theerrorpercentagethresholdspecifiestheutilizationpercentageatwhichstorageobjects
indicateanerror.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditUserSettings.TheEdit
UserSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 OntheGeneraltab,enteranewutilizationpercentageatwhichstorageobjectsindicate
anerrorintheErrorPercentageThresholdfield.
3 ClickOKtosavechangesandclosetheEditUserSettingsdialogbox.
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21 Phone Home Management
TheEnterpriseManagerPhoneHomefeaturesendsdatatoDellTechnicalSupport
Servicesformonitoringandtroubleshootingpurposes.YoucanconfigurePhoneHometo
runautomatically,oryoucanmanuallyPhoneHomewhenneeded.PhoneHomesettings
canbeconfiguredforallmanagedStorageCentersorindividuallyforeachStorageCenter.
Contents
DataTypesthatCanBeSentUsingPhoneHome ............................... 403
EnablingAutomaticPhoneHome ............................................ 404
ManuallyInitiatingPhoneHome ............................................. 406
Data Types that Can Be Sent Using Phone Home
EnterpriseManagercansendreportsandStorageCenterdatatoDellTechnicalSupport
Services.
ThefollowingtablesummarizesthetypesofdatathatcanbesentusingPhoneHome.
Phone Home Data Type Description Phone Home Method
EnterpriseManagerIO
Usagereport
SummarizesreadandwriteIO
performanceforoneormoreStorage
Centers
Automaticormanual
EnterpriseManagerStorage
Usagereport
Summarizesstorageuseandgrowthfor
oneormoreStorageCenters
Automaticormanual
EnterpriseManager
Replicationreport
Summarizesthestatusofreplications Automaticormanual
StorageCenterconfiguration SendsallStorageCenterconfiguration
information
Manual
StorageCenterlogs SendsStorageCenterlogs Manual
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Enabling Automatic Phone Home
EnableautomaticphonehometosenddatatoDellTechnicalSupportServicesatregular
intervals.WhenyouenablePhoneHome,youcanchoosewhichdatatosend.
Enable Automatic Phone Home for All Managed Storage Centers
ModifytheDataCollectorsettingstoenableautomaticPhoneHomeforallStorage
Centers.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.
TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClickthePhoneHometab.ThePhoneHometabappears.
3 SelectthehowoftentosendPhoneHomedatafromthePhoneHomeFrequencydrop
downmenu.
4Hours:Sendsusagestatisticsevery4hours.
12Hours:Sendsusagestatisticsevery12hours.
1Day:Sendsusagestatisticsevery24hours.
4 SelecttheEnablePhoneHomecheckbox.
5 SelectthecheckboxesoftheStorageCenterusagereportstosend.
6 ClickOK.
Note: ThedefaultcollectionscheduleforStorageUsagedataisdailyat
midnight.Therefore,thedefaultPhoneHomeFrequencysettingof4Hoursis
ignoredforStorageUsagereports.Instead,StorageUsagereportsaresentto
DellTechnicalSupportServicesonadailybasisbydefault.
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Enable or Customize Automatic Phone Home for a Single Storage Center
ModifytheStorageCentersettingstoenableorcustomizeautomaticPhoneHomefora
StorageCenter.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterforwhichtoconfigurePhoneHomesettingsfromtheStorage
navigationpane.
3 ClickEditSettingsontheSummarytab.TheEditSettingsdialogboxfortheselected
StorageCenterappears.
4 ClickthePhoneHometab.ThePhoneHometabfortheselectedStorageCenter
appears.
5 CleartheUseglobalphonehomesettingsforthisStorageCentercheckboxtoallow
configurationofthePhoneHomesettingsfortheselectedStorageCenter.
6 SelectthePhoneHomeEnabledcheckboxtoenablePhoneHome.
7 SelectthecheckboxesoftheStorageCenterusagereportstosendtoDellTechnical
SupportServices.
8 (Optional)ChangehowoftenPhoneHomedataissenttoDellCompellent.
a ClickChangeGlobalSettings.TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxappears
anddisplaysthePhoneHometab.
b FromthePhoneHomeFrequencydropdownmenu,selectaPhoneHomeinterval.
Note: TovieworchangetheglobalPhoneHomesettings,clickChangeGlobal
Settings.
Note: ThePhoneHomeFrequencydropdownmenucontrolsthePhone
HomeintervalforallmanagedStorageCenters.
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c ClickOK.TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxcloses.
9 IfyournetworkrequireshoststouseaproxyservertoreachtheInternet,configurea
proxyserverforPhoneHome.
a ClickPhoneHomeProxySettings.ThePhoneHomeProxySettingsdialogbox
appears.
b SelecttheEnabledcheckbox.
c SpecifytheIPaddressandportfortheproxyserver.
d Iftheproxyserverrequiresauthentication,typevalidcredentialsintheUserName
andPasswordfields.
e ClickOKtoclosethePhoneHomeProxySettingsdialogbox.
10 ClickOK.
Apply Phone Home Settings to Multiple Storage Centers
PhoneHomesettingsthatareassignedtoasingleStorageCentercanbeappliedtoother
StorageCenters.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 IntheStoragepane,selecttheStorageCenterthathasthesettingsyouwanttoapplyto
otherStorageCenters.
3 IntheSummarytab,clickEditSettings.TheEditSettingsdialogboxappears.
4 ClickthePhoneHometab.
5 SelecttheApplythesesettingstootherStorageCenterscheckbox.
6 ClickApply.TheSelectStorageCenterdialogboxappears.
7 SelectthecheckboxforeachStorageCentertowhichyouwanttoapplythesettings.
8 Whenyouarefinished,clickOK.
IfthePhoneHomeproxypasswordisnotconfiguredorwasmodified,thedialog
boxcloses.
IfthePhoneHomeproxypasswordwasconfiguredpreviouslyandnotmodified,
theSecureConsoleProxypassworddialogboxappears.
9 (Proxypasswordonly)InthePasswordfield,typethepasswordfortheproxy,then
clickOK.
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Manually Initiating Phone Home
YoucanmanuallyinitiatePhoneHomeformultipleStorageCentersorforaspecific
StorageCenter.IfaStorageCenterdoesnothaveInternetconnectivityorcannot
communicatewiththeDellCompellentPhoneHomeservers,youcanexportthedatatoa
fileandsendittoDellTechnicalSupportServicesmanually.
Perform a Manual Phone Home for Multiple Storage Centers
YoucanmanuallyinitiatePhoneHomeformultipleStorageCentersfromtheData
Collectorsettings.
1 InthetoppaneoftheEnterpriseManagerClient,clickEditDataCollectorSettings.
TheEditDataCollectorSettingsdialogboxappears.
2 ClickthePhoneHometab.
3 ClickPhoneHomeNow.ThePhoneHomeNowdialogboxappears.
4 IntheStorageCentersarea,selectthecheckboxesoftheStorageCentersforwhichyou
wanttosenddatatoDellTechnicalSupportServices.
5 IntheReportsarea,selectthecheckboxesoftheStorageCenterusagereportstosend
toDellTechnicalSupportServices.
6 IntheTimeRangearea,choosethetimeperiodforwhichyouwanttosendreportdata
toDellTechnicalSupportServices.
a IntheStartDatefields,specifythestartdateandtime.
b IntheEndDatefields,specifytheenddateandtime.Tousethecurrentdateand
timeastheenddate,selecttheUseCurrentcheckbox.
7 IntheStorageCenterarea,selectthecheckboxesforthetypesofdatatosendtoDell
TechnicalSupportServices.
8 ClickOK.ThePhoneHomeNowdialogboxdisplaysPhoneHomeprogressandcloses
whentheprocessiscomplete.
9 ClickOKtoclosetheDataCollectorSettingsdialogbox.
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Perform a Manual Phone Home for a Single Storage Center
YoucanmanuallyinitiatePhoneHomeaStorageCenterfromtheStorageCentersettings.
Prerequisites
TheStorageCentermustbeaddedtoEnterpriseManagerusingaStorageCenteruserwith
theAdministratorprivilege.
Steps
1 ClicktheStorageview.
2 SelectaStorageCenterforwhichtoconfigurePhoneHomesettingsfromtheStorage
navigationpane.
3 ClickEditSettingsontheSummarytab.TheEditSettingsdialogboxfortheselected
StorageCenterappears.
4 ClickthePhoneHometab.ThePhoneHometabfortheselectedStorageCenter
appears.
5 ClickPhoneHomeNow.ThePhoneHomeNowdialogboxappears.
6 IntheReportsarea,selectthecheckboxesoftheStorageCenterusagereportstosend
toDellTechnicalSupportServices.
7 IntheTimeRangearea,choosethetimeperiodforwhichyouwanttosendreportdata
toDellTechnicalSupportServices.
a IntheStartDatefields,specifythestartdateandtime.
b IntheEndDatefields,specifytheenddateandtime.Tousethecurrentdateand
timeastheenddate,selecttheUseCurrentcheckbox.
8 IntheStorageCenterarea,selectthecheckboxesforthetypesofdatatosendtoDell
TechnicalSupportServices.
9 ClickOK.ThePhoneHomeNowdialogboxdisplaysPhoneHomeprogressandcloses
whentheprocessiscomplete.
10 ClickOKtoclosetheEditSettingsdialogbox.
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Save Storage Center Phone Home Data to a File
IfyoursitedoesnothaveconnectivitytotheDellCompellentPhoneHomeservers,youcan
usetheDataCollectorManagertosavePhoneHomedatatoafileandsendittoDell
TechnicalSupportServicesmanually.
1 OntheserverthathoststheDataCollector,starttheDataCollectorManager.
2 ClicktheServicetab.
3 ClickExportHistoricalData.
4 IntheSelectStorageCenterarea,selecttheStorageCentersforwhichyouwanttosave
data.
5 IntheExportTypearea,selecttheEnterpriseManagergeneratedreportdatatosave.
6 IntheTimeRangearea,choosethetimeperiodforwhichyouwanttosavereportdata.
a IntheStartDatefields,specifythestartdateandtime.
b IntheEndDatefields,specifytheenddateandtime.Tousethecurrentdateand
timeastheenddate,selecttheUseCurrentcheckbox.
7 IntheExportOptionsarea,choosehowtoexportthePhoneHomedatafile.
TosavethedatatoafileOntheserverthathoststheDataCollector,clickBrowse
andthenchoosealocationandfilename.
ToemailthePhoneHomedatafile,typeanemailaddressintheEmailAddressfield.
8 ClickOK.ThePhoneHomedataisexported.
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Glossary
A
Activate disaster recovery
Bringingthedestinationvolumeinareplicationonlinetoprovideaccesstothedatawhilethesource
volumeisunavailable.
Active space
AmountofspacethatisusedbyavolumeifthevolumehasnoReplaysattachedtoit.Thisnumberdoes
notincludeRAIDoverhead.
Actual space
AmountofactivespaceplusReplayspace.
Assigned disks
Disksthathavebeenassignedtoadiskfolder.
Asynchronous replication
TypeofreplicationthatcopiesReplaysfromthesourcevolumetothedestinationvolume.IfReplicate
ActiveReplayisenabled,datathatiswrittentothesourcevolumeisqueuedfordeliverytothedestination
volume.IfthelocalStorageCenterorsitefailsbeforethewriteisdelivered,itispossiblethatwriteswillnot
bedeliveredtothedestinationvolume.
Available space
Totalamountofstorageavailableonalldisks.
B
Bandwidth
RateofreplicationdatatransferbetweenoneStorageCenterandanotherStorageCenter.
Base price
Chargebackfeaturethatallowsabasestoragecosttobeassignedtoadepartment.
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Glossary
Back end (BE)
ConnectionbetweenStorageCentercontroller(s)anddiskenclosures.
Client
EnterpriseManagercomponentthatmanagesanddisplaysStorageCenters,FluidFSclusters,andservers
thatareregisteredtotheEnterpriseManagerDataCollector.
D
Data Collector
EnterpriseManagercomponentcollectsinformationfromallregisteredStorageCenters,FluidFSclusters,
andservers.
Data Instant Replay
CapturespointintimecopiesofStorageCentervolumes,providingtheabilitytorollbackvolumestoa
previouspointintime.
Data Progression
Automaticallymigratesdatatohigherortolowerperformancedisktiersbasedondataaccess
requirements.
Deduplication
Replicationfeaturethatreducestheamountofdatatransferredandenhancesthestorageefficiencyofthe
remoteStorageCenterbycopyingonlythechangedportionsoftheReplayhistoryonthesourcevolume,
ratherthanalldatacapturedineachReplay.
Destination Storage Center
StorageCentertowhichvolumesarebeingreplicated.
Disk folder
AcollectionofphysicaldisksthatcanbeassociatedwithoneormoreStorageTypestoprovidestoragefor
StorageCentervolumes.
E
Enclosure
Aphysicalenclosurethatprovidesasingleinterface,powerandcoolingtomultipledisks.Alsoknownas
JBOD(JustaBunchofDisks).
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F
Fibre Channel (FC)
Highspeedserialcommunicationprotocolpermittingdatatransferratesofupto8Gigabitspersecond.
Front end (FE)
Connectionbetweencontrollerandserver.
Free space
Totalavailablespaceminususedspace.
H
Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
AnIOadapterthatprovidesconnectivityfromaservertotheStorageCenter.
I
IO (input/output)
FlowofdatatoandfromaStorageCenter.
IO pending
NumberofIOoperationsthatarecurrentlywaitingtobeprocessed.
IO usage
Rateatwhichdataisbeingtransferred.
iSCSI
SpecificationthatdefinesthetransportofSCSIpacketsoverEthernetusingtheTCP/IPprotocol.
L
Latency
Delayindatatransmission.
M
Management controller
Inadualcontrollerconfiguration,thecontrollerthatiscommunicatingwiththeserver.
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N
NAT (Network Address Translation)
AlsoknownasnetworkmasqueradingorIPmasquerading.NATinvolvesrewritingthesourceor
destinationaddressesofIPpacketsastheypassthrougharouterorfirewall.MostsystemsuseNATto
enablemultiplehostsonaprivatenetworktoaccesstheInternetusingasinglepublicIPaddress.
NAS (Network Attached Storage)
Astoragesolutionthatprovidesfilelevelstorageconnectedtoacomputernetwork.DellCompellentoffers
NASsolutionsbasedontheWindowsStorageServerandNFSsystems.
O
Oversubscribed space
Configuredspaceminusavailablespace.
P
Price multiplier
InChargeback,amodifierappliedtothestoragecostsofadepartmenttoaddapremiumordiscounttothe
price.
Q
QoS (Quality of Service)
ControlshowbandwidthbetweenStorageCentersisusedforreplicationsandLiveVolumes.
R
RAID 0
Dataisstripedacrosstheavailabledisksprovidingimprovedperformance.RAID0doesnotprovideany
dataredundancy.
RAID 5
Maintainsalogicalcopyofthedatausingamathematicallyderivedrotatingparitystripe.Thismethodhas
lessoverheadfortheredundantinformationthanRAID10;however,writeperformanceisslowerthan
RAID10duetothecalculationoftheparitystripeforeverywrite.ReadperformanceissimilartoRAID10.
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RAID 6
Hasstripeddatawithdualdistributedparityandprovidesfaulttolerancefromtwodrivefailures.The
arraycancontinuetooperatewithuptotwofaileddrives.ThismakeslargerRAIDgroupsmorepractical,
especiallyforhighavailabilitysystems.
RAID 10
Dataisstripedacrossavailablediskdrivesandmirrored,providinghighavailabilityandimproved
performance.Maintainsaminimumofonefullcopyofalldataonthevolume.RAID10providesoptimum
Read/Writeperformance,increasedprobabilityofwithstandingmultiplefailures,andthequickest
restorationofdata.
Redundancy
Faulttolerancesuchthatifsomedisksfail,allorpartofthedatastoredbythearrayisnotlost.Thecostof
providingthisfeatureismosttypicallyincreaseddiskspace;RAID10requiresaduplicationoftheentire
dataset.RAID55and59containanerrorcorrectingalgorithmstoredonthearray.
Replay
Pointintimecopyofavolumethatcontainsanimageofthedataasitappearedwhenthecopywas
initiated.
Replay space
AmountofspacethatisnotactivelybeingusedbyavolumeandiscontainedinitsReplays.Thisnumber
doesnotincludeRAIDoverhead.
Replay Profile
AcollectionofrulesthatdeterminewhenReplaysarecreatedandhowlongtheywillberetained.
Replicating system
StorageCentersystembeingreplicated.
Replication
TheprocessofcopyingtheReplayhistoryofavolumefromoneStorageCentertoanotherStorageCenter.
IfReplicateActiveReplayisenabled,thecurrentstateofthevolumeisalsocopied.
Restore points
InformationstoredbytheDataCollectoraboutthecurrentstateofReplicationsbetweenStorageCenters,
includingwhatvolumesarebeingreplicated,towhere,whatQoSnodeReplicationsareusing,andSource
volumeproperties
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SCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface)
CollectionofANSIstandardsthatdefineIObusesprimarilyintendedforconnectingstoragedevicesto
servers.
Server
NamerepresentingtheactualWWNsinstalledontheserver.
Space Recovery
UtilitythatrecoversspacethatWindowsreportsasbeingusedbutisactuallyempty,availablespacethat
canbeusedbyStorageCenter.
Spare disk
Diskreservedtoreplaceadiskofsameorsmallersizeintheeventadiskfails.Thecontrollerwritesthedata
fromthefaileddisktothesparediskonthefly.
Storage usage
Amountofspaceconsumedbyvolumesonthedisk(includingReplayspaceandRAIDoverhead).
Synchronous replication
Typeofreplicationthatcopiestherawdataofthesourcevolumetothedestinationvolume.Eachwriteto
thesourcevolumeiswrittentothedestinationvolumebeforetheapplicationreceivesanIOcomplete
message.Thesourcevolumeanddestinationvolumearefullysynchronizedatalltimes.Thisredundancy
ensuresanearzerolossofdataandveryquickrecoverytimesfromfailuresatthelocalsite.
T
Threshold alert definition
Definestheeventorconditionthattriggersanalert.
Threshold alert object
Defineswhatlogicalobjectsaremonitored,suchasaStorageCenter,volumefolder,orvolume.
Total storage
ActualspaceplustheamountofspacetakenupbyRAIDoverhead.
Total storage space
Actualdiskspaceusedbythevolume,includingRAIDoverhead.
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Unassigned disks
DisksnotyetmanagedbytheStorageCenter.UnassigneddisksarenotavailableforusebytheStorage
Center.
Used space
StoragewrittentobyserversorconsumedinReplays.
V
Volume
AvirtualdiskdrivehostedbyaStorageCenter.
W
World Wide Name (WWN)
AuniqueidentifierusedbyHBAs,enclosures,anddisks.
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