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Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – How to Create a LUN

December 16th, 2008 No comments

The following steps briefly outline how to create, or bind, a new LUN:

Note For detailed information on creating a RAID group, click Help in Navisphere Manager.

Note Binding a LUN can take a long time based on the size of the drives or LUNs you are trying to Bind!

Open Navisphere Manager

1. In the Enterprise Storage dialog box, click the Storage tab to display a tree view of the Storage Systems

2. Double-click the Storage system icon to open the storage system tree.

3. Right-click the storage-system icon, then click Bind LUN.

4. In the Bind LUN dialog box, enter the appropriate data into the dialog box, and follow the instructions as they appear. For help, click the Help button in the dialog box.

5. For detailed information about LUNs, click the Help button in Navisphere Manager.

Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – Creating the Navisphere Agent File, agentID.txt

December 16th, 2008 No comments

If you have a multi homed host and are running:

· IBM AIX,

· HP-UX,

· Linux,

· Solaris,

· VMware ESX Server (2.5.0 or later), or

· Microsoft Windows

you must create a parameter file for Navisphere Agent, named agentID.txt.

About the agentID.txt file

This file, agentID.txt (case sensitive), ensures that the Navisphere Agent binds to the correct HBA/NIC for registration and therefore registers the host with the correct storage system. The agentID.txt file must contain the following two lines:

Line1: Fully-qualified hostname of the host

Line 2: IP address of the HBA/NIC port that you want Navisphere Agent to use

For example, if your host is named host28 on the domain mydomain.com and your host contains two HBAs/NICs, HBA/NIC1 with IP address 192.111.222.2 and HBA/NIC2 with IP address 192.111.222.3, and you want the Navisphere Agent to use NIC 2, you would configure agentID.txt as follows:

host28.mydomain.com

192.111.222.3

To create the agentID.txt file, continue with the appropriate procedure for your operating system:

· IBM AIX, HP-UX, Linux, or Solaris

· VMware ESX Server 2.5.0 and later

· Microsoft Windows

For IBM AIX, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris

1. Using a text editor that does not add special formatting, create or edit a file named agentID.txt in either / (root) or in a directory of your choice.

2. Add the hostname and IP address lines as described above. This file should contain only these two lines, without formatting.

3. Save the agentID.txt file.

4. If you created the agentID.txt file in a directory other than root, for Navisphere Agent to restart after a system reboot using the correct path to the agentID.txt file, set the environment variable EV_AGENTID_DIRECTORY to point to the directory where you created agentID.txt.

5. If a HostIdFile.txt file is present in the directory shown for your operating system, delete or rename it. The HostIdFile.txt file is located in the following directory for your operating system:

AIX

/etc/log/HostIdFile.txt

HP-UX

/etc/log/HostIdFile.txt

Linux

/var/log/HostIdFile.txt

Solaris

/etc/log/HostIdFile.txt

6. Stop and then restart the Navisphere Agent.

NOTE: Navisphere may take some time to update, however, it should update within 10 minutes.

7. Once the Navisphere Agent has restarted, verify that Navisphere Agent is using the IP address that is entered in the agentID.txt file. To do this, check the new HostIdFile.txt file. You should see the IP address that is entered in the agentID.txt file.

The HostIdFile.txt file is in the following directory for your operating system:

AIX

/etc/log/HostIdFile.txt

HP-UX

/etc/log/HostIdFile.txt

Linux

/var/log/HostIdFile.txt

Solaris

/etc/log/HostIdFile.txt

For VMware ESX Server 2.5.0 and later

1. Confirm that Navisphere agent is not installed.

2. Using a text editor that does not add special formatting, create or edit a file named agentID.txt in either / (root) or in a directory of your choice.

3. Add the hostname and IP address lines as described above. This file should contain only these two lines, without formatting.

4. Save the agentID.txt file.

5. If you created the agentID.txt file in a directory other than root, for subsequent Agent restarts to use the correct path to the agentID.txt file, set the environment variable EV_AGENTID_DIRECTORY to point to the directory where you created agentID.txt.

6. If a HostIdFile.txt file is present in the /var/log/ directory, delete or rename it.

7. Reboot the VMWARE ESX server.

8. Install and start Navisphere Agent and confirm that it has started.

NOTE: Before installing Navisphere Agent, refer to the EMC Support Matrix and confirm that you are installing the correct version.

NOTE: If necessary, you can restart the Navisphere Agent

NOTE: Navisphere may take some time to update, however, it should update within 10 minutes.

9. Once the Navisphere Agent has restarted, verify that Navisphere Agent is using the IP address that is entered in the agentID.txt file. To do this, check the new HostIdFile.txt file which is located in the /var/log/ directory. You should see the IP address that is entered in the agentID.txt file.

For Microsoft Windows

1. Using a text editor that does not add special formatting, create a file named agentID.txt in the directory C:/ProgramFiles/EMC/Navisphere Agent.

2. Add the hostname and IP address lines as described above. This file should contain only these two lines, without formatting.

3. Save the agentID.txt file.

4. If a HostIdFile.txt file is present in the C:/ProgramFiles/EMC/Navisphere Agent directory, delete or rename it.

5. Restart the Navisphere Agent

NOTE: Navisphere may take some time to update, however, it should update within 10 minutes.

6. Once the Navisphere Agent has restarted, verify that Navisphere Agent is using the correct IP address that is entered in the agentID.txt file. Either:

· In Navisphere Manager, verify that the host IP address is the same as the IP address that you you entered in the agentID.txt file. If the address is the same, the agentID.txt file is configured correctly.

· Check the new HostIdFile.txt file. You should see the IP address that is entered in the agentID.txt file.

Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – How to change Navisphere Manager Password

December 16th, 2008 No comments

You can change the storage system password in Navisphere Manager as follows:

1. Open Navisphere Manager

2. Click Tools > Security > Change Password.

3. In the Change Password window, enter the old (
current) password in the
Old Password text box.

4. Enter the new password in the New Password text box and then enter it again in the Confirm New Password text box.

5. Click OK to apply the new password or Cancel to keep the current password.

6. In the confirmation popup, click either Yes to change the password or No to cancel the change and retain your current (old) password.

Note: If you click Yes, you will briefly see “The operation successfully completed” and then you will be disconnected. You will need to log back in using the new password.

Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – How to change IP Address of the SP

December 15th, 2008 No comments

When you initially install a new storage system, you must run the Navisphere Storage System Initialization Utility which prompts you to configure IP addresses for the SPs and set up accounts to log in to the SPs. You use these IP addresses when you connect and log into Navisphere Manager.

For an existing storage system that has been installed, initialized, configured, and possibly used, you must use Navisphere Manager to change the IP address of an SP. This FAQ outlines how to change the IP address of an SP on an existing storage system.

IMPORTANT: Before you change the IP address of an SP, if the storage system is on a domain, you must remove that storage system from the domain. When you enter a new IP address and accept the acknowledgments to change the address, you will be disconnected and the SP will reboot. You will then need to log onto the SP using the new address and add the storage system to a domain. If the storage system was the domain Master, when you re-connect, you will need to either recreate the domain and become master or else join another domain.

Dont forget to create the PPP Dialup Connection before attempting to login to the SP, otherwise it will fail

1. Open Navisphere Manager.

2. If the storage system is in a domain, remove it from the domain.

3. Under the Storage tab, click and expand the icon for the storage system that you want to modify.

4. Right-click the SP whose IP address you want to change and select Properties.

5. Click the Network tab.

6. Enter the new IP address in the IP Address field.

7. Click Apply to apply the change.

Note: If you have not removed the SP from the domain, you will see a prompt that strongly suggests that you cancel the operation and remove the SP from the domain before changing the SP’s IP address. Click either Yes to continue or No to cancel the address change.

8. At the confirmation prompt, click Yes to continue or No to cancel the IP address change.

9. At the second confirmation prompt, click Yes to continue or No to cancel the IP address change.

Note: Either Navisphere Manager will fail over to the unchanged SP, or the Navisphere Manager session will disconnect. In either case, the changed SP will reboot and will be available at the new IP address.

10. If Navisphere manager did not fail over to the unchanged SP, log into Navisphere Manager on either SP, noting that the changed SP has the new address.

11. Add the storage system to an existing domain or if necessary, create a new domain with the SP as master. See Help in Navisphere Manager.

Note: For further information on using Navisphere Manager, click Help in Navisphere Manager.