I’m back from the wilderness ! Whenever I see an EMC ETA with the words “Potential Data Unavailability”, I give it immediate attention. Data. Is. Everything. This hot off the press item is titled “ETA 489936: VNX2: A firmware issue may cause certain solid state drives to become faulted, which Continue Reading
EMC- March Product Update roundup: VNX, VNX2, NaviSECCLI, RecoverPoint, USM
It’s been a busy month for software updates @ EMC. If you subscribe to the various product bulletins, you’d have seen this info, otherwise, READ on ! VNX1 https://support.emc.com/products/12781_VNX1-Series Updated Navisphere CLI (naviseccli), Unisphere Service Manager (USM), Unisphere Host Agent VNX2 https://support.emc.com/products/36656_VNX2-Series Updated Navisphere CLI (naviseccli), Unisphere Service Manager (USM), Unisphere Host Continue Reading
EMC VNX/VNX2/VMAX: 600GB 15k Drive Increased failure rates – with fix.
This is the second time I have had EMA technical advisories recently regarding issues with 15k SAS disks. The first one I wrote about here. It doesn’t sound quite as serious as the last one (OMG, DATA LOSS), but worthy of a look and fix. Details; and full link here and excerpt Continue Reading
EMC VNXe – Unable to login to Unisphere “Pre-login startup services failed”
It wasn’t so long ago that I had some login issues when trying to connect to one of the VNX boxes I manage via Unisphere. A similar issue surfaced this week, this time when attempting to access a VNXe 3150, when I was greeted with the following message; Tests from Continue Reading
EMC VNX – Auto Array Configuration Backups using NavisecCLI and Powershell
Following on from yesterday’s EOY backup topic for ESXi, today I’ll document how to automate the backup of your VNX & VNX2 Array configurations. As usual, I want this to be automated, set-and-forget and reliable. A combination of NavisecCLI and Powershell works beautifully for this. Without any doubt, the best documentation Continue Reading
EMC VNX – Installing software enablers – Naviseccli and USM.
“Enablers” in EMC parlance, are small installable files that unlock licensed features on your array. These include FAST, FAST cache, Mirrorview etc. To see which enablers are installed on your Array, you can use naviseccli : naviseccli -h arraysp ndu -list otherwise you can check from Unisphere on the Software Continue Reading