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Isilon InsightIQ and OpenDJ LDAP integration

LDAP integration has been configured on Isilon InsightIQ v. 4.1.1.3 and LDAP groups assigned to the appropriate InsightIQ Roles (admin or read-only). N.B. Nested LDAP group are NOT supported, nested LDAP groups do NOT inherit permissions.

When we tried to login, we received the following error message:

You are not a member of a privileged […]

HOW TO: Reset admin password on EMC ESRS VE

The root and admin passwords for the EMC ESRS VE virtual appliance are configured during VA deployment, there is no ‘default‘ password.

If you have EMC ESRS VE 3.04 and below installed and lost admin password, you have no other option other than to re-deploy the ESRS VA.

In 3.06+ you can login to […]

EMC VNXe 3200 upgrade completed with error message "The DPE has faulted"

We recently upgraded EMC VNXe 3200 storage array from 3.1.1.5395470 to 3.1.1.5803064 (VCE RCM 5.0.10 or 6.0.3). Upgrade completed successfully (the NFS services failed over and back between Storage Processors without any issues and the hosts did not lose connectivity to the storage) but at the last minute we received the following error messages:

“The […]

VMware Host zoning for multi X-Brick EMC XtremIO storage array

VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 have a limit of 256 LUNs per host:

https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere5/r55/vsphere-55-configuration-maximums.pdf https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere6/r60/vsphere-60-configuration-maximums.pdf

In an environment where a host with two HBAs (VMware Best Practice) is connected to two fabrics and storage array with two Storage Controllers (EMC VNX, for example) the host will have four paths to a LUN: 2 Controllers […]

HOW TO: Upgrade EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) for VMware vSphere Web Client

The EMC Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) for VMware vSphere Web Client is a plug-in for VMware vCenter. It enables administrators to view, manage, and optimize storage for VMware ESX/ESXi servers and hosts and then map that storage to the hosts.

VSI consists of a graphical user interface and the EMC Solutions Integration Service (SIS), which […]

EMC PowerPath Virtual Appliance Version 2.0 SP1: New features and changes

EMC PowerPath Virtual Appliance Version 2.0 SP1 brings the following enhancements to the PowerPath Virtual Appliance web console.

A new tab named PowerPath Monitor added. Includes:

PowerPath Monitor > Group/Host view lists all the PowerPath hosts under corresponding groups. Physical PowerPath hosts are organized under their corresponding user-defined host groups (created from the inventory tab) […]

HOW TO: Upgrade EMC PowerPath Virtual Appliance

This article covers EMC® PowerPath® Virtual Appliance upgrade from 2.0.0 to 2.0.1. Please refer to “HOW TO: Upgrade EMC PowerPath Virtual Appliance” article for the upgrade from EMC® PowerPath® Virtual Appliance 1.2.x.

Download EMC® PowerPath® Virtual Appliance upgrade package from EMC Online Support portal: PowerPath Virtual Appliance 2.0 SP1 (Upgrade only) Documentation: PowerPath Virtual Appliance […]

HOW TO: Upgrade EMC Secure Remote Services Virtual Edition (ESRS VE)

What is EMC® Secure Remote Services (ESRS)?

EMC® Secure Remote Services (ESRS) is a two way remote connection between EMC Customer Service and your EMC products and solutions, available with Enhanced or Premium warranties and maintenance agreements at no additional cost. ESRS maintains connectivity with your EMC products around the clock and automatically notifies EMC […]

EMC Secure Remote Services (ESRS) Policy Manager 6.6 “General System Error”

I installed ECM Secure Remote Services (ESRS) Policy Manager 6.6 using default settings. Launching the application page (https://name_or_IP:8443/aps/) failed with General System Error, see screenshot for details.

General System Error: An unknown error was detected, please contact your system administrator with the details below: FaultEvent fault=[RPC Fault faultString=”com.axeda.apm.services.managers.ManagerException : Failed to get root light group” […]

EMC Secure Remote Services (ESRS) Policy Manager 6.6 Error #2032

When you open EMC Secure Remote Services (ESRS) Policy Manager 6.6 URL “http://localhost:8443/aps“, you are unable to log in and the Policy Manager displays blue/gray screen with the “Error #2032” in the bottom center of the window.

Policy Manager 6.6 requires that the web client have Flash 11 or above installed. The Policy Manager […]