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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.

Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – Open a new Enterprise Storage Window in Navisphere

December 16th, 2008 No comments

You can have more than one Enterprise Storage dialog box open at the same time in Navisphere Manager. This may be useful when you want to view more than one tree at the same time. To open a new Enterprise Storage dialog box:

In the File menu, click New Enterprise Storage Window.

Clariion CX, CX3, CX4 – How to Open Navisphere Manager

December 16th, 2008 No comments

To open Navisphere Manager:

1. Open an internet browser such as Microsoft® Internet Explorer™ or Netscape Navigator® on the server or on any host with access to the LAN on which the storage system resides.

2. Enter the IP address of one of the storage system’s Storage Processors (SPs), for example, http://10.18.100.101

3. Wait for the Navisphere Login screen.

4. In the Navisphere Login screen, enter your username and password as directed. The username and password were assigned to you or to a group by the storage administrator.

5. Next to Global/Local, select either Global if you are connecting across a domain or Local if you have a local connection to the storage system.

6. Click OK to log in.

Note: In the Navisphere window, for information on using Navisphere, click Help > Help Topics.