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Dell Compellent - Enterprise Manager Version 6.2

Updated: June 16, 2017

This information is provided 'as-is' as a reference for our customers. SolarWinds provides no guarantees as to the accuracy of this information as the software is built and distributed by 3rd party vendors who may make changes at any time. SolarWinds does not provide official support for problems related to vendor's SMI-S Providers, but customers can seek support via Thwack. Our product team and other knowledgeable customers regularly use these forums and may be able to assist you.

This sections shows how to add a user account in Enterprise Manager 6.2.

Refer to the Dell Compellent Storage Center's Best Practices for Configuring the Dell Compellent SMI-S Provider for Microsoft SCVMM 2012 for information on installing, configuring, and troubleshooting the Dell Compellent SMI-S provider. This guide includes instructions for creating user accounts with the PowerShell SMI-S configuration script.

Create a local user account 

Add a user for SMI-S to Enterprise Manager, then Use the SMIS User Configuration Script to add a matching user to the Dell Compellent SMI-S Provider. The name and password of both accounts must match.

  1. Add a user to Enterprise Manager that has the Administrator privilege and has a password that is no longer than eight characters. Users with the Data Collector Manager.
    • The user that you add to the Dell Compellent SMI-S Provider must match this user.
    • To avoid confusion, Dell Compellent recommends naming the user "smis".
  2. Make sure the Windows PowerShell execution policy allows scripts to run.
    1. Start Windows PowerShell.
    2. To view the current execution policy, run the command Get-ExecutionPolicy.
    3. If the execution policy is currently set to Restricted, run the command Set-ExecutionPolicy AllSigned to allow signed scripts to run. After you are done using the script, you can change the execution policy back to Restricted if needed.
  3. From the Start menu, select All Programs > Dell Compellent > Enterprise Manager > Launch SMIS User Configuration Script via PowerShell. Windows PowerShell appears.
  4. (Conditional) If PowerShell prompts you to run the script, press R or A, and then press Enter. The script runs and displays a welcome message.
  5. Add a user that matches the user name and password of an Enterprise Manager user.
    1. Press U to manage users, and then press Enter. The Manage Users menu appears.
    2. Press A to add a user, and then press Enter. The Please choose an EM user menu appears.
    3. Type the number that corresponds to the Enterprise Manager user you added, and then press Enter. A password prompt appears.
    4. Type and confirm the password for the Enterprise Manager user that you selected in the previous step. After you confirm the password, the script prompts you to create a matching local Windows administrator account if it does not already exist.
    5. Press O to create a corresponding local Windows user, and then press Enter. The script prompts you about the password for the local Windows user.
      • To use the same password, press Y, and then press Enter.
      • To specify a different password, press N, and then press Enter.

If the local Windows administrator user does not have rights to log in as a service, it prompts you to add them.

  1. Press O to allow the local Windows administrator user to log in as a service, and then press Enter. The script prompts you to set the Password Never Expires option for the local Windows administrator user.
  2. Choose whether you want to allow the password for the local Windows administrator user to expire.
    • To prevent the password from expiring, press Y, and then press Enter.
    • To allow the password to expire, press N, and then press Enter.

    When the user setup is complete, the script displays the text User added successfully and returns to the Mange Users menu.

  3. To confirm that the user has been added at the Manage Users menu, press L to list users, and then press Enter.
  4. Adding the Compellent to SolarWinds SRM Profiler software:
    1. Login to SolarWinds Storage Manage.
    2. Click Home on the upper left or go to Settings on the upper right and click Getting Started.
    3. Click Add next to Storage Arrays.
    4. Click the drop-down arrow.
    5. Select Dell Compellent.
    6. Enter the Compellent Enterprise Manager username and password. This is the same username and password created through the CLI (cimuser) command.
      • Example User: cmuser
      • Example Password: SRM1234
      • Provider IP: <IP of the server running the Compellent Data Manager Collector>
    7. Click Test.
    8. Copy the bolded IP from the results screen.
    9. Paste the copied IP into the Storage Center IP section.
    10. Click Save.

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