EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager/Provisioning (UIM/P) 3.2

UIM/P GA on EMC website Nov 30th – VCE certification December 14, 2012

What is new in UIM/P 3.2?

Full elastic capability Selectively decommission storage, servers Add/remove vNICs Expand block LUNs and concatenated meta volumes Concurrent provisioning Provisioning multiple services at the same time Perform multiple elastic operations at the same time vCenter “unsync” Detach […]

EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager/Provisioning (UIM/P) documentation and software download

Q: Where can I download EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager/Provisioning (UIM/P) software?

A: You can download it from EMC Powerlink. You must have permissions to access UIM/P.

UIM/P Documentation download:

Home > Support > Technical Documentation and Advisories > Software ~ E-I ~ Documentation > Ionix Family > Ionix for Data Center Automation and Compliance […]

EMC UIM/P upgrade failed

After I upgraded UIM/P as per <these> instructions and restarted the appliance, I could not longer open UIM/P Management Logon Page. The following error message was displayed:

———————————————————————————— UIM/P Unavailable UIM/P is unable to service your request at this time. Please allow a few minutes to ensure UIM/P services are ready and try again. […]

HOW TO: Upgrade EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager/Provisioning (UIM/P)

Here is how you upgrade UIM/P:

Power down UIM/P and take a snapshot; Upload UIMP-3.X.X.X.XXX-Update-Media.iso to a datastore where it can be mounted to UIM/P virtual appliance; Mount Update Media ISO file to UIM/P virtual appliance and power it back on; Open UIM/P upgrade page by navigating to https://<hostname>:5480, where <hostname> is UIM/P FQDN or […]

HOW TO: Configure a new Service Offering in EMC UIM/P

I am currently working on VMware vCloud Director Proof Of Concept and decided to use two spare UCS blades and some storage to build a test environment.

We are using Vblock 300HX and I recently rebuilt EMC UIM/P and imported current production cluster with EMC UIM/P Service Adoption Utility (I am working on the article […]

EMC UIM/P cannot discover VNX Control Station after failover

Last night we had a Control Station failover on VNX7500 and before we could fail it back (Change Control etc etc) I needed to create a new Service Offering in EMC UIM/P. Naturally, I logged into UIM/P, changed Control Station IP address in the Vblock configuration and ran Vblock discovery again. Unfortunately, it failed on […]

HOW TO: Add/Discover Vblock in EMC UIM/P

In previous post we installed and configured UIM/P. We can now add and discover a Vblock.

Login to UIM/P as sysadmin; Navigate to Administration, Vblocks, Add Vblock; Select Vblock version, fill in IP addesses, user names and passwords and click Add and Discover; If discovery fails, check user names and passwords. Confirm they work by […]

Install and configure EMC UIM/P

Deploy UIM/P from OVF template; Verify the UIM/P services are running properly; uim001:~ # service uim-service-wrapper status uim-service-wrapper is running Enable JBoss JMX Console access: uim001:~ # cd /opt/ionix-uim/tools uim001:/opt/ionix-uim/tools # perl +========================================================+ | Password Update Utility | +========================================================+ | Available Commands: | | [A]uto-Generate All Passwords | | [C]hange Single Password | […]

HOW TO: Add new VMware vSphere ISO image to UIM/P

These instructions are valid for EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager / Provisioning (UIM/P) v3.0, Build

UPDATE: EMC UIM/P 4.1 introduced support for Linux installation. Please refer to Add/Remove ISO images in EMC UIM/P 4.1 for details of the updated procedure.

When you try to create a New Service Offering you will only be able to […]

EMC UIM SAU: Cannot adopt a Service from existing Service Offering

In my ‘EMC UIM Service Adoption Utility (SAU)‘ article I talked about a potential need to amend the Service Offering template that will be used for multiple Services during adoption through UMC SAU. See Step 13 for details.

Some services could not be adopted using an Existing Service Offering and the adoption failed with the […]