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Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – SP Reserved IP Addresses

December 16th, 2008 No comments

For AX-series, CX-series, and CX3-series storage systems, the following IP addresses are reserved for use by EMC support. Therefore, do not use the following IP addresses:

· 192.168.1.1

· 192.168.1.2

In addition, for CX3-series storage systems, the following IP addresses are reserved for use by EMC support. Therefore, do not use the following IP addresses:

· SPA: 128.221.1.250

· SPB: 128.221.1.251

Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – How to Troubleshoot, We see amber light on the storage system

December 16th, 2008 No comments

If you have a problem with your CX-series storage system, you need perform some troubleshooting as guided in troubleshooting flowcharts to try to solve the problem. To obtain the appropriate troubleshooting flowchart and troubleshoot a problem:

1. In a web browser window, connect to the EMC PowerLink (http://Powerlink.EMC.com) home page and then select Support > Self Help Tools > CLARiiON Tools.

2. On the CLARiiON Tools page, under CLARiiON Documentation Tools, click Troubleshooting Flowcharts: CX Series.

3. On the CX Troubleshooting Flowcharts page, in the Navigation pane which is the left column of the web page, click the appropriate categories (for example, CX Series or CX3 Series) to see possible symptoms for that series. Find and click the symptom that best matches the symptom or message that you are seeing.

4. Follow the instructions and decisions in the troubleshooting flowchart to solve the problem.

Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – Register HBA’s with the Storage System

December 16th, 2008 No comments

Registering Fibre Channel HBAs or iSCSI NICs with the storage system enables the storage system to see the HBAs or NICs. To register HBAs or NICs with the storage system, you will start or restart the Navisphere Agent on the host as outlined on this page.

Note: For information on when to register the host’s HBAs with the storage system, see the Setup Guide for your storage system.

Microsoft Windows

To register the host’s HBAs with the storage system, start the Navisphere Agent as follows:

1. On the Windows host, right click My Computer and select Manage.

2. Click Services and Applications and then click Services.

3. Find EMC Navisphere Agent service.

4. If already started, stop the EMC Navisphere Agent service.

5. Start the EMC Navisphere Agent service.

AIX

To register the host’s HBAs with the storage system, on the AIX host, stop and start the Navisphere Agent. For example:

# rc.agent stop

# rc.agent start

HP-UX

To register the host’s HBAs with the storage system, on the HP-UX host, stop and start the Navisphere Agent. For example:

# /sbin/init.d/agent stop

# /sbin/init.d/agent start

Linux

To register the host’s HBAs with the storage system, on the Linux host, stop and start the Navisphere Agent. For example:

# /etc/init.d/naviagent stop

# /etc/init.d/naviagent start

NetWare

To register the host’s HBAs with the storage system, on the NetWare host, restart the Navisphere Agent. In the NetWare server console screen, enter:

sys:emcagentnavagent.nlm -f sys:emcagentagent.cfg

Solaris

To register the host’s HBAs with the storage system, on the Solaris host, stop and start the Navisphere Agent. For example:

# /etc/init.d/agent stop

# /etc/init.d/agent start

VMware ESX server 2.5.0 and later

To register the host’s HBAs with the storage system, on the VMware host, stop and start the Navisphere Agent. For example:

# /etc/init.d/agent stop

# /etc/init.d/agent start

Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – How to Open PowerPath

December 16th, 2008 No comments

Microsoft Windows

To open PowerPath from the Windows toolbar, either

· click the PowerPath icon , or

· click Start > Programs > EMC > PowerPath > PowerPath Administrator

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

PowerPath for UNIX consists of a set of powermt CLI commands that you can use to monitor path conditions. At a UNIX prompt, entering the powermtcommand will list the command options. You can also use man powermt or man powermt option for more information.