I have been away from blogging late last week and this week. A ton of things going on at work. Before the 2 week long vacation season starts a lot to work to do for new business growth for next year.
Had a long day in Atlantic City today with Customer Training, very productive and will further help our expansion plans with this customer. In a larger picture it all adds up for future growth.
Customer Growth: It is really great to see what we plan to do today, the promises we keep up on and what we end up doing for our customers today can shape our future business with that customer.
Starting mid next week, have a ton of cousins coming over for Christmas, so I think my blogging activity will be down to minimum.
I do plan to write something up about EMC Permanent Spares, EMC Dynamic Sparing, EMC Symmetrix Management Console, EMC Optimizer and additions to Symmcli and Powerpath Commands, hopefully all of them this week if I can and if work permits.
It really feels like Christmas this week and hopefully next week too, seems like a lot of storage bloggers are enjoying the extended holidays and spending some quality time with their families.
Tomorrow have a very critical meeting with a big Storage Company in UK for further expansions in UK. With some existing business through them and looking for future growth, have to prepare and customize the presentation along with setting up a Demo.
For CX3 series model 20 and model 40
The storage-system serial number (TLA S/N number) is located behind the storage processor enclosure’s front bezel. To remove the front bezel, push the two buttons on the front of the bezel and pull the bezel toward you. The serial number is on a vertical blue label on the left side of the chassis.
For CX3 series model 80
The storage-system serial number (TLA S/N number) is located behind the front bezel. To remove the front bezel, push the two buttons on the front of the bezel and pull the bezel toward you. The serial number is on a horizontal blue label on the left side of the chassis.
For CX-series storage systems, use the utility to discover storage systems, and set network parameters (IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway). An authorized service provider must install and run the Initialization Utility.
For AX-series storage systems, use the utility to discover storage systems, set network parameters (IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway), and create management user accounts.
For AX150 and CX3-series iSCSI storage systems, use the utility to set network parameters for the storage system’s iSCSI data ports.
You must initialize the storage system in order to register the server HBAs with the storage system and have access to the storage system’s data.
Note: The Navisphere Initialization Utility runs on servers attached to CX3-series, CX700, CX500-series, CX300-series, and AX-series storage systems. CX3-series systems must be running FLARE OE 03.22.xxx.5.yyy or later. CX700, CX500-series, CX300-series, and AX100-series systems must be running FLARE OE 02.16.xxx.5.yyy or later. AX150-series systems must be running FLARE 02.20.xxx.5.yyy or later.
The Host Agent registers the server’s HBA (host bus adapter) with the attached storage system when the Agent service starts. This action sends the initiator records for each HBA to the storage system. Initiator records are used to control access to storage-system data. The Agent can then retrieve information from the storage system automatically at startup or when requested by Manager or CLI. The Host Agent can also:
· Send drive mapping information to the attached CLARiiON storage systems.
· Monitor storage-system events and can notify personnel by email, page, or modem when any designated event occurs.
· Retrieve LUN WWN (world wide name) and capacity information from Symmetrix storage systems.
Note: The Host Agent runs on servers attached to CX-series and AX-series storage systems that have been upgraded to Navisphere Manager, that is, that have the Navisphere Manager enabler installed.