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SRM: Enable a Dell Compellent array

Updated 11/1/16

Overview

The article contains information on enabling the Dell Compellent SMI-S Provider, so that Dell Compellent arrays can be monitored by SRM.

Compellent arrays communicate with SRM using the SMI-S provider included with the Dell Enterprise Manager, which runs on an external server. SMI-S is configured either during initial Data Collector installation or after installation by modifying the Data Collector Manager properties. When SMI-S is enabled and configured, the Data Collector automatically installs and manages the Provider.

For more information, please consult the documentation supplied with your array, or visit the Dell Compellent support site at https://customer.compellent.com/.

Environment

  • SRM 6.1+

 

Credentials required to add the array 

Ensure you have the following information before adding the provider to SRM.

  • IP address or hostname for the provider.
  • Provider username
  • Provider password
  • Protocol. The default is HTTPS
  • HTTP port. The default is 5988
  • HTTPS port. The default is 5989
  • Interop namespace. The default is: /interop
  • Array namespace. The default is: /root/Compellent

Enable the provider

The configuration instructions below were created for version 6.4 of the Enterprise Manager, and may be different for other versions.

Enable SMI-S

  1. Start the Enterprise Manager - Data Collector Manager application.

  2. Log in using administrator privileged user.
  3. Click the SMI-S tab.

  4. Enable SMI-S by selecting the Enabled check box. Click Apply Changes.

Add a user for SMI-S

Create a new user for SMI-S on the Enterprise Manager

  1. Log in to the Enterprise Manager - Data Collector Manager application.
  2. Click the Users & User Groups tab, and then click Create User.
  3. Enter the User Name and Email Address.
  4. Select Administrator from the Privilege drop-down list.
  5. Enter and confirm a password. The password for this user must be eight or less characters and not contain special characters.

    An existing user can be used if the privilege and password requirements are met.

Add the User to SMI-S using Windows PowerShell

  1. Make sure the Windows PowerShell execution policy allows scripts to run.
  2. Start Windows PowerShell.
  3. To view the current execution policy, run the command Get-ExecutionPolicy.
  4. 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.
  5. From the Start menu, select All Programs > Dell Compellent > Enterprise Manager > Launch SMIS User Configuration Script via PowerShell. Windows PowerShell appears.
  6. (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.

    dell_smis_launch_1.png

  7. Add the Enterprise Manager user created above with the same user name and password.
  8. Press U to manage users, and then press Enter. The Manage Users menu appears.
  9. Press A to add a user, and then press Enter. The Please choose an EM user menu appears.
  10. Type the number that corresponds to the Enterprise Manager user you added, and then press Enter. A password prompt appears.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 Manage Users menu.
  15. To confirm that the user has been added at the Manage Users menu, press L to list users, and then press Enter.
  16. Log in to Enterprise Manager with the newly created account.
  17. Click Add Storage Center and add each desired array for monitoring.

Enabling HTTPS for SMI-S

This procedure is optional and only required if HTTPS for SMI-S needs to be used. The SMI-S user configuration Power Shell script can be used to associate the Dell Compellent SMI-S Provider SSL certificate with the user created for SMI-S.

  1. Make sure HTTPS for SMI-S connections is enabled.
    1. Log in to  Enterprise Manager Data Collector Manager application.
    2. Click the SMI-S tab.
    3. Confirm the check box for HTTPS is selected.
  2. Start the Launch SMIS User Configuration Script via PowerShell application. Windows PowerShell appears.
  3. (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.
  4. Associate the Dell Compellent SMI-S Provider SSL certificate with the user you created.Press C to manage certificates, and then press Enter. The Manage Certificates menu appears.
    1. Press A to add the SSL certificate to the trust store, and then Press Enter. The script prompts you to select an SMI-S provider user with which the SSL certificate will be associated.
    2. Type the number that corresponds to the SMI-S Provider user you added, and then press Enter.
    3. The script associates the certificate with the SMI-S Provider user and displays the text Certificate added successfully and returns to the Manage Certificates menu.
  5. To confirm that the certificate has been associated with the appropriate user at the Manage Certificates menu, press L to list users, and then press Enter.

Disclaimer: Please note, any content posted herein is provided as a suggestion or recommendation to you for your internal use. This is not part of the SolarWinds software or documentation that you purchased from SolarWinds, and the information set forth herein may come from third parties. Your organization should internally review and assess to what extent, if any, such custom scripts or recommendations will be incorporated into your environment.  You elect to use third party content at your own risk, and you will be solely responsible for the incorporation of the same, if any.

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16:07, 9 Nov 2016

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