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EMC VNX CLARiiON

Updated: June 16, 2017

Find details about adding an EMC VNX/CLARiiON array to SRM Profiler. This section includes what you need before you begin, details about adding your array, and guidance for configuring your array.

Before you begin

  • An SMI-S provider must be installed and configured before SRM Profiler can monitor your VNX/CLARiiON array. The EMC provider is a separate piece of software as illustrated in the diagram below.

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  • See the EMC provider section for information on downloading and installing the software for this provider. Or contact your EMC vendor for additional SMI-S provider support.
  • Collect the information listed in the table below before adding your array to SRM Profiler.

Provider IP address

IP address of the SMI-S provider

Provider Admin Username

The Administrator Username for the EMC provider

Provider Admin Password

The Administrator Password for the EMC provider

Add the array

Use the Add a Device wizard to add your array to SRM Profiler.

Note: SRM Profiler provides no mapping between block storage and file systems.

Troubleshoot with the Add a Device wizard

Troubleshoot with the Add a Device wizard provides details and guidance about the error messages you might encounter.

Manual configuration

Use the manual configuration if you must specify parameters that are not available from the Add a Device Wizard.

Other parameters are editable from this window. Make changes only if you are sure of a parameter value, otherwise leave the default value.

  • In step 1 of the Add a Device wizard, choose EMC VNX/CLARiiON.
  • From the Add a Device – EMC VNX/CLARiiON window, click the Manual Configuration link.
  • In the Create New Device for Agent: Storage Array window, provide the following information:
    • Server IP Address: From the drop down menu, select the SRM Profiler agent you want to monitor your array.
    • Device Display Name: Enter a meaningful name for your array.
    • Storage Array Type: Set to Storage Array EMC VNX/CLARiiON.
    • Active: Keep this box checked. Clearing this check box stops data collection for your array.
    • Click Next.
  • In the Configure Device window, provide the values for the following fields.
    • Status: Select On.
    • User Name: Enter the user name used to access the provider.
    • Password: Enter the password used to access the provider.
    • Provider IP Address: Enter the IP address of the provider.
    • Serial No: Enter the array identifier (the serial number of the VNX/CLARiiON array).
  • Click Test to test the connectivity between the agent and the array's SMI-S provider. You must enter the username, password, and provider IP before you can test the connection.
  • Click Save to save the configuration and push it to the agent to begin monitoring the array.

Additional information

Versions/Models

All

Features

Asset

Storage

Performance

Requires SRM Profiler agent?

No agent installed on array.

Prerequisites

CX600 arrays – require a Flare code higher than 16 (2.16.x.x.x) for data to be gathered using SMI-S

  • IP Addresses of Controller A (SPA) and Controller B (SPB)
  • Identify firmware/Flare code of array and confirm it is compatible with latest SMI-S provider. *Some older firmware is only compatible with older SMI-S provider versions.
  • If the array has Flare Code 26 it requires EMC SMIKit 6.4.2 (Provider 3.2.2) and higher
  • Install EMC Solutions Enabler with SMI-S on a Windows/Linux server with IP connectivity to the array controllers.
  • User account on Unisphere with admin/manager privileges on the CX array
  • For each CX, enable "Statistics Logging" for all storage processors via Unisphere
  • If SMI-S provider is on a server connected to the SAN being monitored see FAQ-92.

Credentials

Account and password are stored in SRM Profiler database and configuration files on SRM Profiler proxy agent using custom encryption

Read/Write Actions

Read Only

Ports Used

  • Configurable: 5988 (HTTP) or 5989 (HTTPS) used by EMC Solutions Enabler
  • Non-configurable: TCP Port 443 bi-direction between provider and VNX/Clariion.

Communication

  • See the SRM Profiler Ports section below.
  • Can be HTTP/HTTPS between SRM Profiler proxy agent and EMC Solutions Enabler

Requires a SRM Profiler proxy agent?

Yes – Windows or Linux

 
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