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=” : Failed to get root light group” […]

HOW TO: Upgrade EMC PowerPath Virtual Appliance

EMC PowerPath Virtual Appliance:

is installed separately from the EMC PowerPath/VE for VMware vSphere multipathing product provides a simplified RTOOLS deployment provides enhanced license management provides REST API to retrieve content from PowerPath

EMC PowerPath Virtual Appliance 2.0 has been released:

PowerPath Virtual Appliance 2.0 Release Notes PowerPath Virtual Appliance 2.0 Installation and Configuration Guide […]

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 […]

HOW TO: Configure EMC XtremIO user with Public Key authentication

EMC XtremIO array supports two types of authentication for internal users:

password public key

In case the user account is used to run scripts and you don’t want to expose the password, using public key authentication would be the preferred method.

In the following example we will configure Linux user to connect to XtremIO:

Login […]

HOW TO: Configure EMC XtremIO LDAP/AD Users Authentication

The EMC XtremIO Storage Array supports LDAP users’ authentication. Once configured for LDAP authentication, the XMS redirects users’ authentication to the configured LDAP or Active Directory (AD) servers and allows access to authenticated users only. Users’ XMS permissions are defined, based on a mapping between the users’ LDAP/AD groups and XMS roles.

The XMS server […]

EMC World 2015: Exam discounts and special offers

EMC World 2015 returns to The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV on May 4-7.


There are special offers and discount available to those who will be taking exams at the EMC World:

EMC Customers and Partners

Take an EMC Proven Professional exam ($200 value) for free. This exclusive offer can be applied toward your […]

HOW TO: Decommission or Detach Shared Storage Service in EMC UIM/P

EMC UIM/P Shared Storage Service is the new type of service that allows you to create and share storage between multiple Standard Services. For more in-depth information on the Shared Storage Service please refer to “EMC UIM/P (Nimbus) review” and “UIM/P 4.0 Release” posts.

ATTENTION! The initial release of UIM/P 4.0 had a serious bug! […]

EMC UIM/P 4.1 new features: Add multiple vNICs, list Pending Network Changes

I have been playing with EMC UIM/P 4.1 recently and discovered a couple new features that were not available in the previous versions.

If you need to add new vNICs to an existing Service, you can now add them as a pair! Selected VLANs, MTU, Native VLAN, QoS and other Policies will be configured identically […]

EMC UIM/O and UIM/P: Security Update for Multiple Vulnerabilities in Bash

EMC KB 193094 : ESA-2014-113: EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager Operations and Unified Infrastructure Manager Provisioning Security Update for Multiple Vulnerabilities in Bash

Affected Products EMC Software: EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager/Operations (UIMO) All versions EMC Software: EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager/Provisioning (UIMP) All versions

Resolution Remediate bash by following the steps below. These steps work the […]

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 […]