EMC UIM/P and Thick LUNs

EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager for Provisioning is a great product! It saves you a lot of time and helps you to automate a lot of tasks. The product has been in constant development and starting from v 3.0 finally became a product you would use on a regular basis. The upcoming new version of UIM/P […]

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: Upgrade VNXe firmware

These instructions have been performed on EMC VNXe 3100 but should also be applicable to EMC VNXe 3150 and 3300.

Login to VNXe Unisphere; Settings > More Configuration… > Update Software; Click on Obtain Candidate Version Online, you will be redirected to EMC Online Support website where you can download VNXe Operating Environment firmware file […]

HOW TO: Configure EMC VNX Control Station and DataMovers to use a NTP Server

Open EMC Unisphere and login with your sysadmin account.

Navigate to Home, from drop down menu select ‘All Systems’ and then click on ‘Domains’:

Click on ‘Configure NTP’ Click OK on ‘NTP time synchronization will override manual clock settings. NTP is applied to the Local Domain only.’

Tick ‘Enable NTP’ and select time […]

HOW TO: Restart Unisphere Management Server

Restarting the Management Services should clear up any Unisphere UI issues or any discrepancies between Unisphere UI and Unisphere CLI.

Restarting the Management Services is a non disruptive task and can be perform without a downtime.

Note: This procedure must be performed on both Storage Processors to be effective!

Open a web browser and go […]