EMC® Symmetrix® Management Console V7.3 and      EMC Symmetrix Performance Analyzer V2.2                               Ins...
Copyright © 2005 - 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.    Published June, 2011    EMC believes the information in t...
ContentsPreface ...................................................................................................... 7Ch...
Contents                                Upgrading SMC/SPA ...................................................................
Contents               Changing the default SMC view...............................................68             SMC menu...
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Preface                As part of its effort to continuously improve and enhance the performance                and capabi...
Preface                                   ◆   EMC Symmetrix Performance Analyzer Online Help                              ...
Preface                    Italic:              Used in all text (including procedures) for:                              ...
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1Invisible Body Tag                                                                            IntroductionThis chapter in...
Introduction     Symmetrix Management Console overview                                Symmetrix® Management Console (SMC) ...
IntroductionSymmetrix Performance Analyzer overview                EMC® Symmetrix® Performance Analyzer (SPA) is an intuit...
Introduction     Before you begin                                Before you begin installing the SMC/SPA, you should revie...
Introduction                     ◆   If upgrading from SPA V2.0 or lower, backup the SPA database                         ...
Introduction     Local and remote installation options                                SMC and SPA can be installed in loca...
Introduction                                    SYMAPI Server                        SMC/SPA                         Serve...
Introduction     SMC licensing              With the release of the Enginuity 5875 Q2 2011 SR and SMC V7.3,               ...
IntroductionSMC on the Symmetrix service processor                      SMC is available on the Symmetrix service processo...
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2Invisible Body Tag                                                                             InstallationThis chapter e...
Installation     Installing SMC/SPA                                  This section describes how to access and install the ...
InstallationStep 2: Install the software                          You can install SMC/SPA using an installation wizard, as...
Installation                                          Note: “Local and remote installation options” on page 16 provides   ...
Installation7. In the Choose Install Set panel, press Enter to install the SMC   Install Set or type 2 and press Enter to ...
Installation     Completing the installation                                  This section describes the tasks to perform ...
Installation                         Note: As of Q2 2011, EMC no longer requires SPA license files to be locked to        ...
Installation                                  Client side                                  1. Edit the netconfg file with ...
Installation                         Displaying SPA licenses                         To display the SPA licenses, use the ...
Installation     Starting and stopping the SPA database (for SPA installations only)                         Linux    To s...
InstallationWindows   To start/stop the EMC Symmetrix Management Application          Server in Windows, use the Services ...
Installation     Upgrading SMC/SPA                                  The installation program will automatically detect whi...
Installation                           • If upgrading from SMC V7.2 or higher to SMC V7.3 on a                            ...
Installation     Uninstalling SMC/SPA                                  This section describes how to uninstall SMC/SPA.   ...
Installation Using the command     To uninstall SMC/SPA using the command line:               line                       1...
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3Invisible Body Tag                                                                        Deploying the                  ...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance     Introduction                                  The Solutions Enabler Virtual Ap...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual ApplianceBefore you begin                   Before you begin to deploy the SMC/SPA Virtual A...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance     Deploying the virtual appliance directly to the ESX Server                    ...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual ApplianceStep 2: Select gatekeepers                       Present uniquely defined gatekeepe...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance                                          –   Netmask [ ]:                         ...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance6. At the following prompt, specify whether you want to enter the   host ESX Server...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance     Deploying the virtual appliance through a vCenter Server                      ...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance    Symmetrix array will be added the first time the appliance boots    up. In addi...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance     Step 2: Select gatekeepers                                  1. Select gatekeep...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual ApplianceLaunching SMC, SPA, or the Configuration Manager                            Once yo...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance     Updating the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance                                  Period...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual ApplianceUpdating from an ISO image (SMC only)                     This procedure explains h...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance                                      d. The update will take approximately 10 minu...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual ApplianceDeleting the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance                 To delete the SMC/SPA Virtua...
Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance     Backing up/restoring the SPA database                                  You can...
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  1. 1. EMC® Symmetrix® Management Console V7.3 and EMC Symmetrix Performance Analyzer V2.2 Installation Guide P/N 300-012-627 REV A01 EMC Corporation Corporate Headquarters: Hopkinton, MA 01748-9103 1-508-435-1000 www.EMC.com
  2. 2. Copyright © 2005 - 2011 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Published June, 2011 EMC believes the information in this publication is accurate as of its publication date. The information is subject to change without notice. THE INFORMATION IN THIS PUBLICATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” EMC CORPORATION MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PUBLICATION, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Use, copying, and distribution of any EMC software described in this publication requires an applicable software license. For the most up-to-date regulatory document for your product line, go to the Technical Documentation and Advisories section on EMC Powerlink. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.2 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  3. 3. ContentsPreface ...................................................................................................... 7Chapter 1 Introduction Symmetrix Management Console overview................................. 12 Symmetrix Performance Analyzer overview ............................... 13 Before you begin ............................................................................... 14 SMC prerequisites ..................................................................... 14 SPA prerequisites....................................................................... 14 Initial Setup User ....................................................................... 15 Local and remote installation options .....................................16 SMC licensing............................................................................. 18 SMC on the Symmetrix service processor...............................19 SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance....................................................19Chapter 2 Installation Installing SMC/SPA ......................................................................... 22 Step1: Access the software.........................................................22 Step 2: Install the software.........................................................23 Completing the installation ............................................................. 26 Configuring language and regional settings ..........................26 Licensing SMC ........................................................................... 26 Licensing SPA............................................................................. 26 Excluding the data and temp directories from virus scans (for SPA installations only) .............................................29 Starting and stopping the SPA database (for SPA installations only) .......................................................................30 Starting and stopping the SMAS service (for both SMC and SPA installations) ................................................................30 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide 3
  4. 4. Contents Upgrading SMC/SPA ...................................................................... 32 Upgrading your software.......................................................... 32 Adding SPA (optional) .............................................................. 33 Uninstalling SMC/SPA ................................................................... 34 Before you begin ........................................................................ 34 Uninstalling from Windows ..................................................... 34 Uninstalling from Linux and SunOS ....................................... 35 Chapter 3 Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance Introduction....................................................................................... 38 Before you begin ............................................................................... 39 Deploying the virtual appliance directly to the ESX Server....... 40 Step 1: Import the virtual appliance ........................................ 40 Step 2: Select gatekeepers .......................................................... 41 Step 3: Power on and configure the virtual appliance .......... 41 Deploying the virtual appliance through a vCenter Server ....... 44 Step 1: Import and configure the virtual appliance............... 44 Step 2: Select gatekeepers .......................................................... 46 Step 3: Power on the virtual appliance.................................... 46 Launching SMC, SPA, or the Configuration Manager................ 47 Updating the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance ................................. 48 Updating from a zip file (SMC/SPA)...................................... 48 Updating from an ISO image (SMC only) .............................. 49 Deleting the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance ................................... 51 Backing up/restoring the SPA database ....................................... 52 Backing up SPA database files to another host ...................... 52 Restoring SPA database files from another host.................... 53 Chapter 4 Using Symmetrix Management Console Opening Symmetrix Management Console.................................. 56 Understanding the SMC interface.................................................. 57 Managing SMC views ...................................................................... 58 Understanding the Dashboard view ....................................... 58 Understanding the Properties view......................................... 60 Understanding the Config Session view................................. 61 Understanding the Tasks view................................................. 62 Understanding the Service Session view ................................ 63 Understanding the Alerts view ................................................ 64 Understanding the Command History view.......................... 65 Understanding the Replication Monitor view ....................... 66 Understanding the Quality of Service Monitor view............ 674 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  5. 5. Contents Changing the default SMC view...............................................68 SMC menu bar ................................................................................... 69 File menu..................................................................................... 69 Control menu.............................................................................. 70 Help menu options .................................................................... 80 SMC dialog boxes.............................................................................. 81Chapter 5 Using Symmetrix Performance Analyzer Opening Symmetrix Performance Analyzer................................. 84 SPA Overview.................................................................................... 85 Dashboards view.........................................................................87 Real Time view ............................................................................88 Diagnostic view...........................................................................89 Snapshot View.............................................................................90 Trend view .................................................................................. 91Appendix A Security features Authentication ................................................................................... 94 Authorization..................................................................................... 95Appendix B Third-Party Copyright notices GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE ............................. 100 MySQL .............................................................................................. 111 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide 5
  6. 6. Contents6 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  7. 7. Preface As part of its effort to continuously improve and enhance the performance and capabilities of the EMC product line, EMC periodically releases new versions of both the EMC Enginuity Operating Environment and EMC Symmetrix Management Console software. Therefore, some functions described in this document may not be supported by all versions of Enginuity or EMC Symmetrix Management Console software currently in use. For the most up-to-date information on product features, refer to your product release notes. If an EMC Symmetrix Management Console or EMC Symmetrix Performance Analyzer feature does not function properly or does not function as described in this document, please contact the EMC Customer Support Center for assistance. Audience This document is intended for use by storage administrators who are installing and using Symmetrix Management Console and Symmetrix Performance Analyzer. Readers of this document are expected to be familiar with the following topics: ◆ SYMCLI commands ◆ Solutions Enabler options, environment variables, daemons, and events Related Related documents include:documentation ◆ EMC Symmetrix Management Console Release Notes ◆ EMC Symmetrix Management Console Online Help ◆ EMC Symmetrix Performance Analyzer Release Notes EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide 7
  8. 8. Preface ◆ EMC Symmetrix Performance Analyzer Online Help ◆ EMC Solutions Enabler Release Notes ◆ EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix CLI Command Reference ◆ EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix Array Management CLI Product Guide ◆ EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix Array Controls CLI Product Guide ◆ EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix TimeFinder Family CLI Product Guide ◆ EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix SRDF Family CLI Product Guide ◆ EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix Migration CLI Product Guide ◆ EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix SRM CLI Product Guide Conventions used in EMC uses the following conventions for special notices. this document Note: A note presents information that is important, but not hazard-related. ! CAUTION A caution contains information essential to avoid data loss or damage to the system or equipment. The caution may apply to hardware or software. Typographical conventions EMC uses the following type style conventions in this document: Normal Used in running (nonprocedural) text for: • Names of interface elements (such as names of windows, dialog boxes, buttons, fields, and menus) • Names of resources, attributes, pools, Boolean expressions, buttons, DQL statements, keywords, clauses, environment variables, filenames, functions, utilities • URLs, pathnames, filenames, directory names, computer names, links, groups, service keys, file systems, notifications Bold: Used in running (nonprocedural) text for: • Names of commands, daemons, options, programs, processes, services, applications, utilities, kernels, notifications, system call, man pages Used in procedures for: • Names of interface elements (such as names of windows, dialog boxes, buttons, fields, and menus) • What user specifically selects, clicks, presses, or types8 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  9. 9. Preface Italic: Used in all text (including procedures) for: • Full titles of publications referenced in text • Emphasis (for example a new term) • Variables Courier: Used for: • System output, such as an error message or script • URLs, complete paths, filenames, prompts, and syntax when shown outside of running text Courier bold: Used for: • Specific user input (such as commands) Courier italic: Used in procedures for: • Variables on command line • User input variables <> Angle brackets enclose parameter or variable values supplied by the user [] Square brackets enclose optional values | Vertical bar indicates alternate selections - the bar means “or” {} Braces indicate content that you must specify (that is, x or y or z) ... Ellipses indicate nonessential information omitted from the exampleWhere to get help EMC support, product, and licensing information can be obtained as follows. Product information — For documentation, release notes, software updates, or for information about EMC products, licensing, and service, go to the EMC Powerlink website (registration required) at: http://Powerlink.EMC.com Technical support — For technical support, go to EMC Customer Service on Powerlink. To open a service request through Powerlink, you must have a valid support agreement. Please contact your EMC sales representative for details about obtaining a valid support agreement or to answer any questions about your account. Your comments Your suggestions will help us continue to improve the accuracy, organization, and overall quality of the user publications. Please send your opinion of this document to: techpub_comments@EMC.com EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide 9
  10. 10. Preface10 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  11. 11. 1Invisible Body Tag IntroductionThis chapter introduces Symmetrix Management Console andSymmetrix Performance Analyzer:◆ Symmetrix Management Console overview.................................. 12◆ Symmetrix Performance Analyzer overview................................. 13◆ Before you begin ................................................................................ 14 Introduction 11
  12. 12. Introduction Symmetrix Management Console overview Symmetrix® Management Console (SMC) is a simple, intuitive, browser-based user interface for the configuration and management of Symmetrix arrays. It was developed to concurrently support all the features of Enginuity™ Version 5671 and higher. SMC presents the functionality of the Solutions Enabler SYMCLI (command line interface) in a browser interface. You can use SMC to: ◆ Manage Symmetrix access controls, user accounts, and roles ◆ Discover Symmetrix arrays ◆ Perform configuration operations (create devices, map and mask devices, set Symmetrix attributes, set device attributes, set port flags, create SAVE device pools) ◆ Manage devices (change device configuration, set device status, reserve devices, duplicate devices, create/dissolve metadevices) ◆ Manage Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST), Virtual Provisioning™, and Auto-provisioning Groups ◆ Perform and monitor replication operations (TimeFinder®/Mirror, TimeFinder/Snap, TimeFinder/Clone, SRDF®, Open Replicator) ◆ Monitor alerts ◆ Monitor an application’s performance ◆ Dynamically provision storage in virtual computing environments (Storage Pool Management)12 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  13. 13. IntroductionSymmetrix Performance Analyzer overview EMC® Symmetrix® Performance Analyzer (SPA) is an intuitive, browser-based tool used to perform historical trending and analysis of Symmetrix array performance data. SPA was developed to work with the Symmetrix Management Console (SMC). The SPA interface can open in its own web window from the SMC menu, or on its own. SPA adds an optional layer of data collection, analysis, and presentation tools to the SMC implementation. You can use SPA to: ◆ Set performance thresholds and alerts ◆ Set e-mail alerts for threshold breaches and system health changes ◆ View high frequency metrics in realtime ◆ Perform root cause analysis ◆ View Symmetrix array heat maps and navigate (one click) to Diagnostic view to analyze hot issues ◆ View graphs detailing system performance ◆ Drill-down through data to investigate issues ◆ Monitor performance and capacity over time ◆ Execute scheduled and ongoing queries, and export that data to a file ◆ Customize your own dashboard view SPA also provides default dashboards for analyzing FAST and FAST VP data movement. Symmetrix Performance Analyzer overview 13
  14. 14. Introduction Before you begin Before you begin installing the SMC/SPA, you should review the information in this section. SMC prerequisites SMC V7.3 has the following prerequisites: ◆ Solutions Enabler V7.3 (minimum) must be installed. Note: The installation wizard will fail if the proper level of Solutions Enabler is not installed on the host. ◆ SMC can be installed on the same system as the SYMAPI server, or on a system connected to the SYMAPI server. Refer to Figure 1 on page 16 and Figure 2 on page 17, respectively. ◆ Java runtime environment must be enabled on the client browser. ◆ If you are changing your SYMAPI connection type (local/remote), you must uninstall SMC before reinstalling it. For example, if you change from a local connection to client/server. ◆ If upgrading an SMC V7.2 installation in which the Storage Pool Management feature was used, you should back up the SPM metadata prior to starting the upgrade. This will allow you to rollback to the previous version of SMC, should the upgrade not go as planned. Once you are satisfied that the upgrade was successful, back up the SPM metadata again so that you will have a copy of the new SPM metadata. Note: For additional environment requirements and product updates, refer to the EMC Symmetrix Management Console Release Notes. SPA prerequisites SPA V2.2 has the following prerequisites: ◆ If upgrading from SPA 2.1 or higher, back up the SPA database using the Administration, Database Management, Backup option. After the installation of SPA V2.2, use the Restore option. The SPA online help provides instructions on backing up/restoring the SPA database.14 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  15. 15. Introduction ◆ If upgrading from SPA V2.0 or lower, backup the SPA database using the SPA DB Backup utility. The utility is available on Powerlink. For instructions on using the utility, refer to its README file. ◆ Solaris/Linux installations: Before starting a new SPA installation on Solaris or Linux, the mysql user and mysql group must be present. In addition, the mysql user must be using the password mysql and be a member of the mysql group. An example of the MySql instructions follows: shell> groupadd mysql shell> useradd -m -g mysql -p mysql mysql Note: For additional environment requirements and product updates, refer to the EMC Symmetrix Performance Analyzer Release Notes.Initial Setup User While installing the software, you will be prompted to specify an Initial Setup User. You can either specify the user ID you currently use to access the Symmetrix array (if User Authorization is enabled), or you can use the default user ID smc. If you plan on using the default ID, there must be no user IDs listed in the User Authorization database. If there are user IDs in the database (regardless of whether user authorization is enabled), then you must use SYMCLI to add the default user ID (smc) to the database. The initial setup users role is to install and set up the SMC environment (create users and add roles). It is intended to be a temporary role as it will only allow you to access and perform administrative tasks on Symmetrix arrays that do not have defined user roles (authorization rules). Once an Administrator or SecurityAdmin is assigned to a Symmetrix array, the initial setup user will no longer be able to access or even see the array from the SMC console. Therefore, it is recommended that users not operate in this role for too long. Note: “Security features” on page 93 contains more information on users and roles. Before you begin 15
  16. 16. Introduction Local and remote installation options SMC and SPA can be installed in local or remote configurations. In a local configuration, install the SMC/SPA software on a host running Solutions Enabler attached to Symmetrix arrays (Figure 1 on page 16). In a remote configuration, install the SMC/SPA software on a system (SMC Server) connected to the SYMAPI server (Figure 2 on page 17). SMC/SPA RDF SMC/SPA Hosts Figure 1 Local installation: SMC/SPA16 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  17. 17. Introduction SYMAPI Server SMC/SPA Server RDF Node name SMC/SPA Hosts Net portFigure 2 Remote installation: SMC/SPA on system connected to a remote SYMAPI server Before you begin 17
  18. 18. Introduction SMC licensing With the release of the Enginuity 5875 Q2 2011 SR and SMC V7.3, SMC licensing is moving from a host-based SMC key model to a Symmetrix-based SMC eLicense model, as was introduced with eLicensing in Enginuity 5875. With this change to SMC’s licensing model, the ability to manage a Symmetrix array from an SMC host depends on the version of SMC running on the host and the version of Enginuity running on the array. SMC V7.3 host When accessing a Symmetrix VMAX array running the Enginuity 5875 Q2 2011 SR (or higher) from a host running SMC V7.3, you can manage the VMAX array if it contains an SMC eLicense; otherwise, you can not manage the array from SMC. However, you can obtain and install your SMC eLicense for any array through SMC without any SMC host-based keys or SMC entitlements. When accessing any Symmetrix array running an Enginuity version lower than the 5875 Q2 2011 SR from a host running SMC V7.3, you can manage the array regardless of whether the host has the formerly used host-based SMC license key. SMC Pre-V7.3 host When accessing a Symmetrix array running the Enginuity 5875 Q2 2011 SR from a host running an SMC version lower than V7.3, you can manage the array regardless of whether the array contains an SMC eLicense. However, the host still requires the formerly used host-based SMC license key. Symmetrix VMAX upgrades and SMC When a Symmetrix VMAX array that has been managed by SMC is upgraded to the Enginuity 5875 Q2 2011 SR, SMC will continue to operate with the array even if the proper eLicense for SMC is not present. The SMC eLicense will be noted as In Use in the eLicensing report that is available through SMC. This designation means that the required eLicense is missing, but access to the array is still allowed to avoid service disruption. You should obtain and apply the proper SMC eLicense to clear this designation. Note: For more information on eLicensing, refer to the EMC Solution Enabler Installation Guide.18 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  19. 19. IntroductionSMC on the Symmetrix service processor SMC is available on the Symmetrix service processor as part of EMC’s management integration. Before deploying SMC in this manner, you should be aware of the following: ◆ The service processor is shared with EMC Customer service for normal service operations. ◆ There is no host access to the service processor, thereby limiting your ability to do backups of your management environment. This will prevent you from backing up SMC and Solutions Enabler configuration files and/or device groups. ◆ Additionally, you will need to involve Customer Service to start/stop Solutions Enabler services or the SMC service. ◆ You must involve Customer Service to review Solutions Enabler logs. ◆ The following features are not supported when running SMC on the Symmetrix service processor: • Storage Pool Management (SPM) • Windows authentication • RDF consistency groups • Group name services (GNS) SMC on the service processor is disabled by default. To enable it, contact EMC Customer Service. Note: SPA is not available on the Symmetrix service processor.SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance SMC and SPA are available as a virtual appliances for ESX V4.0 (and higher) Servers in a VMware environment. For more information and instructions on deploying the appliance, refer to “Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance” on page 37. Before you begin 19
  20. 20. Introduction20 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  21. 21. 2Invisible Body Tag InstallationThis chapter explains how to install Symmetrix Management Consoleand Symmetrix Performance Analyzer:◆ Installing SMC/SPA .......................................................................... 22◆ Completing the installation .............................................................. 26◆ Upgrading SMC/SPA ....................................................................... 32◆ Uninstalling SMC/SPA..................................................................... 34 Installation 21
  22. 22. Installation Installing SMC/SPA This section describes how to access and install the SMC/SPA software. Step1: Access the software SMC/SPA is distributed in the following forms: ◆ On the SMC/SPA installation DVD, which includes kits for all supported platforms. ◆ As a platform-specific kit download from the Powerlink website at: http://Powerlink.EMC.com In both cases, the kits are named accordingly: ◆ For Windows 32-bit: SMAS_V7.3.0.x_WINDOWS_X86_32.exe ◆ For Windows 64-bit: SMAS_V7.3.0.x_WINDOWS_X86_64.exe ◆ For SunOS: SMAS_V7.3.0.x_SUNOS_SPARC_32.bin ◆ For Linux: SMAS_V7.3.0.x_LINUX_X86_32.bin From an install DVD To access the software from an installation DVD: 1. Save all files and exit all applications. 2. Insert the DVD into the DVD drive. From Powerlink To access the software from Powerlink: 1. Save all files and exit all applications. 2. On Powerlink, select Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads S > Symmetrix Management Console and click the platform-specific installation kit. 3. Save the kit to a directory on the host’s drive. 4. Continue with “Step 2: Install the software” on page 23.22 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  23. 23. InstallationStep 2: Install the software You can install SMC/SPA using an installation wizard, as described in “Step 2A: Installing SMC/SPA using the wizard” on page 23, or from the command line, as described in “Step 2B: Installing SMC/SPA from the command line” on page 24). Note: To install SMC/SPA using the wizard in Solaris and Linux, the display manager must be enabled; otherwise, the installer will default to console mode.Step 2A: Installing SMC/SPA using the wizard To install SMC/SPA using the wizard: 1. Change directory to the location of the kit and run the appropriate executable for your operating system. 2. In the Introduction page, review the recommendations and click Next. 3. In the Choose Install Folder page, click Next to accept the default directory, or click Choose to select another directory. 4. In the Choose Install Set page, click SMC to install SMC or SPA to install SPA, and then click Next. Note: When selecting the SPA option, if SMC 7.3 is not already installed, the installation program will automatically install it. 5. In the SYMAPI Connection Type page: a. Specify an initial setup user name (default is smc). You can either accept the default or use your Windows username if you have authorization enabled on the SMC server host. “Initial Setup User” on page 15 explains the role of the initial setup user. b. Specify a Connection Type for the initial login based on the following: Local — On a host with Solutions Enabler installed and attached to Symmetrix arrays. Remote — On a remote server connected to a SYMAPI server; you must specify the SYMAPI server Node Name and Net Port. The default net port for SYMAPI is 2707. Installing SMC/SPA 23
  24. 24. Installation Note: “Local and remote installation options” on page 16 provides more information on each of the connection types. c. Click Next. 6. In the Ports Configuration page, specify the ports to use/enable when connecting to the SMC server. The default ports of the SMC server and SPA database (if installing SPA) are displayed. If you want to use the default ports, verify that they are available, and click Next to accept and enable them. Otherwise, you can specify/enable different ports, and click Next. Note: Starting with SMC V7.0, the HTTPS port must be enabled. 7. In the Pre-Installation Summary page, verify the summary information, and click Install to continue the installation. 8. In the Install Complete page, click Done. Step 2B: Installing SMC/SPA from the command line To install SMC/SPA from the command line: 1. Save all files and exit all applications. 2. Insert the DVD into the DVD drive. 3. Change directory to the location of the kit. 4. Run the following command: KitName -i console Where KitName is one of the following operating system-specific kit names: • For Windows 32 -bit: SMASV7.3.0.x_WINDOWS_X86_32.exe • For Windows 64-bit: SMASV7.3.0.x_WINDOWS_X86_64.exe • For SunOS: SMAS_V7.3.0.x_SUNOS_SPARC_32.bin • For Linux: SMAS_V7.3.0.x_LINUX_X86_32.bin 5. In the Introduction panel, review the recommendations and press Enter. 6. In the Choose Install Folder panel, press Enter to accept the default directory, or specify a different directory and press Enter.24 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  25. 25. Installation7. In the Choose Install Set panel, press Enter to install the SMC Install Set or type 2 and press Enter to install both SMC and SPA.8. In the SYMAPI Connection Type page: a. Specify an initial setup user name (default is smc). You can either accept the default or use your Windows username if you have authorization enabled on the SMC server host. “Initial Setup User” on page 15 explains the role of the initial setup user. b. Specify a Connection Type for the initial login based on the following: Local — On a host with Solutions Enabler installed and attached to Symmetrix arrays. Remote — On a remote server connected to a SYMAPI server; you must specify the SYMAPI server Node Name and Net Port. The default net port for SYMAPI is 2707. Note: “Local and remote installation options” on page 16 provides more information on each of the connection types.9. In the Ports Configuration panel, specify the ports to use/enable when connecting to the SMC server. The default ports of the SMC web server are displayed. If you want to use the default ports, verify that they are available and press Enter to accept and enable them. Otherwise, you can specify/enable different ports, and press Enter.10. In the Pre-Installation Summary panel, verify the summary information, and then press Enter to continue the installation.11. In the Install Complete panel, press Enter.12. Refer to “Completing the installation” on page 26 for instructions on completing the installation. Installing SMC/SPA 25
  26. 26. Installation Completing the installation This section describes the tasks to perform post installation. Configuring language and regional settings For users outside the United States, you must configure your Windows regional and language settings to English (United States) if you plan on using the graph feature of the QoS and Replication Monitors. To configure your settings: 1. Stop the EMC SMAS service (if it is running).“Starting and stopping the SMAS service (for both SMC and SPA installations)” on page 30 provides instructions. 2. In the Windows Control panel, double-click Regional and Language Options. 3. On the Regional Options tab, set the Standards and formats to English (United States). 4. On the Advanced tab, set the Language for non-Unicode programs to English (United States) and select Apply all setting to the current user account and to the default user profile. 5. Restart the service. Licensing SMC Starting with SMC 7.3, you no longer require a host-based license key to first launch the application. However, before you can manage a Symmetrix array running the Enginuity 5875 Q2 2011 SR, you must install an SMC elicense on the array. For more information, refer to “SMC licensing” on page 18. For instructions on licensing SMC on an array running the 5875 SR, refer to Installing Licenses in the SMC online help. Licensing SPA SPA V2.2 uses host-based eLicensing to enter and query its licenses. With V2.2 there is only a single SPA license. Note: SPA V2.2 utilizes host-based Electronic License Management, therefore you will be provided with a License Authorization Code letter for your SPA software. Use this license code to register the SPA software electronically on the EMC Powerlink® website at: http://Powerlink.EMC.com26 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  27. 27. Installation Note: As of Q2 2011, EMC no longer requires SPA license files to be locked to both the Symmetrix ID and the MAC address of the host running SPA. For License files issued as of this date, HOSTID will be set to ANY, instead of specific MAC address as was the case previously. License files with the HOSTID set to ANY will allow any version of SPA and associated underlying version of Solutions Enabler to run successfully on any supported host without requiring a MAC address. When SPA is started, it queries Solutions Enabler to see if it is licensed to function with the associated Symmetrix VMAX array. You must install a SPA license file on each SPA host (Windows, Solaris, and Linux x86 processor) using either the following symlmf command or SMC’s License Manager feature: symlmf add -type LicenseType -dir PathToDirName | -file PathToFileName Where: -type LicenseType — Specifies the type of licenses to be processed. This can either be se which specifies the traditional Solutions Enabler license or emclm which specifies the new EMC license. SPA licenses use the emclm type. -dir PathToDirName — Specifies a path to a directory that contains license files with the .lic extension. -file PathToFileName — Specifies a path to a file that contains licenses. Note: Installing licenses in the SMC help explains how to license SPA using the License Manager. Entering SPA licenses Note: The Remote Operations chapter in the EMC Solutions Enabler Installationin client/server mode Guide explains how to set up client/server for SYMCLI. Follow these steps to license SPA in a client/server configuration: Server side The server has SYMAPI, SYMCLI, and the required gatekeepers. ◆ Verify that the storsrvd process is running. Completing the installation 27
  28. 28. Installation Client side 1. Edit the netconfg file with the server name. 2. Set the following environment variables: SYMCLI_CONNECT=SYMAPI_SERVER SYMCLI_CONNECT_TYPE=REMOTE 3. Add the SPA license keys with the symlmf command, as follows: symlmf -type emclm add -file PathToFileName.lic 4. Enter the following command to verify that the host displays in the output: symlmf -type emclm list This verifies that the SPA license is included in the symapi_clp_license.dat file on the server system. Licensing examples The following is an example of the symlmf add -dir command which will add licenses from any files with the .lic extension in the directory specified to the license database: symlmf add -type emclm -dir /tmp/licenses The following is an example of the symlmf add -file command which will add licenses from the file specified to the license database: symlmf add -type emclm -file /tmp/api57_072809.lic During the processing of each license one of the following messages displays indicating its processing status: License FeatureName, SymmID, HostID, IssueDate: Status The Status can be either: Processed successful Not Processed - unknown Symm ID Not Processed - invalid signature Not Processed - invalid Host ID Not Processed - Expired Not Processed - Licensing error: <error code> The <error code> is the error returned by the ELM API which is used to process the licenses. When all the processing is complete a summary displays of the total licenses successfully and unsuccessfully processed as shown below: Total licenses Processed : nn Total licenses Not Processed : nn28 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  29. 29. Installation Displaying SPA licenses To display the SPA licenses, use the following form: symlmf list -type emclm [-v] [-host] Where: -host — Indicates that only licenses specified for this host should be listed. -v —Indicates that the list command should provide a verbose list. Example The following is sample output for a symlmf list command: Days Until CapacityFeature Name SymmID Host ID Expr Type Units---------------------- ------------ ----------------- ----- ---- ------SPA_BASE 000012481632 00-22-AA-90-9D-5D - R-TB 1000SPA_BASE 001248163264 00-21-9B-60-9D-5D - - -SPA_BASE 001248163264 00-22-AA-90-9D-5D - - -SPA_BASE 123456789012 00-21-9B-60-9D-5D - R-TB 500SPA_DIAG - - 90 - -Legend:Capacity: R-TB = Raw capacity in TB C-TB = Configured capacity in TB - = No capacity limitExcluding the data and temp directories from virus scans (for SPA installationsonly) MySQL advises that you exclude the following directories from any virus scan: ◆ The data directory and all its subdirectories (SMASjbossserverdefault-emdatamsqdata) ◆ The temp directory (SMASjbossserverdefault-emdatamsqtemp) Not following this advice may lead to data corruption in the SPA database. Completing the installation 29
  30. 30. Installation Starting and stopping the SPA database (for SPA installations only) Linux To start/stop the SPA database (MySQL) in Linux and SunOS, change to this directory: install_location/emc/SMAS/jboss/server/default-em/ data/msq and use the following commands: Action Command Start (Always start the SPA DB ./smas_mysql_unix_helper.sh -S before starting the SMAS service.) Stop (Always stop the SMAS service ./smas_mysql_unix_helper.sh -k before stopping the SPA DB.) Windows To start/stop the EMC_smasdb service in Windows, use the Control Panel (Administrative Tools, Services). Starting and stopping the SMAS service (for both SMC and SPA installations) Starting with SMC V7.3 and SPA V2.2, the applications share a common service, the EMC Symmetrix Management Application Server (SMAS). Therefore, you should take the necessary precautions before starting/stopping the service, as you will be affecting both SMC and SPA. Linux and SunOS To start/stop the SMAS service in Linux and SunOS, change to this directory: /etc/init.d and use the following commands: Action Command Start server (Always start the SPA ./smas start DB before starting the SMAS service.) Stop server (Always stop the SMAS ./smas stop service before stopping the SPA DB.)30 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  31. 31. InstallationWindows To start/stop the EMC Symmetrix Management Application Server in Windows, use the Services panel (Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services). Completing the installation 31
  32. 32. Installation Upgrading SMC/SPA The installation program will automatically detect which of the applications (SMC, or SMC and SPA) are currently installed on the host and upgrade them according to your previous settings (ports, connection type, etc.). To upgrade SMC to V7.3 and install SPA for the first time, you must complete both procedures, “Upgrading your software” below, and “Adding SPA (optional)” on page 33. To upgrade SMC to V7.3 and SPA to V2.2, or to just upgrade SMC to V7.3, complete “Upgrading your software” below. ! IMPORTANT Before updating an earlier version of SPA to V2.2, you must backup your SPA database using the SPA Database Backup Utility available on Powerlink. For instructions on using the utility, refer to its README file. Upgrading your software To upgrade SMC, or SMC and SPA: 1. Access the software, as described in “Step1: Access the software” on page 22. 2. Change directory to the location of the kit and run the appropriate executable for your operating system. 3. In the instance detected message, click Yes. 4. In the Introduction Upgrade Feature page, click Next. 5. In the Pre-Installation Summary page, click Next. 6. Complete the upgrade process by doing any of the following that apply to your environment: • If you were using link and launch client registrations to launch SMC from ControlCenter or vSphere VSI clients, you must re-register your host with SMC. Adding Link & Launch client registrations in the SMC help provides instructions.32 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  33. 33. Installation • If upgrading from SMC V7.2 or higher to SMC V7.3 on a system configured for LDAP, the Initial Setup User must re-enter the bind password in the Configure Authentication dialog box; otherwise, LDAP users will not be able to log in. Configuring Authentication in the SMC help provides instructions.Adding SPA (optional) To add SPA V2.2 to a host running SMC V7.3: 1. Access the software, as described in “Step1: Access the software” on page 22. 2. Change directory to the location of the kit and run the appropriate executable for your operating system. 3. In the SMAS Instance detected dialog box, click Add New Feature. 4. In the Introduction Add Feature page, click Next. 5. In the Ports Configuration page, specify the port to use/enable when connecting to the SPA database. The default port is displayed. 6. In the Pre-Installation Summary page, click Install. Upgrading SMC/SPA 33
  34. 34. Installation Uninstalling SMC/SPA This section describes how to uninstall SMC/SPA. Before you begin Before you begin uninstalling SMC/SPA, review the following: ◆ Uninstalling SPA will remove the SPA database. The SPA online help provides instructions on backing up/restoring the SPA database should you want to reuse it at a later time. ◆ During an uninstall, the installation program will prompt you to export your customized SPA settings (threshold settings only) to file that can be imported to another SPA environment. The SPA online help provides instructions on exporting/importing your customized SPA settings. ! CAUTION Uninstalling SMC will terminate all client sessions to the SMC server and any SYMAPI operations in progress. Uninstalling from Windows You can uninstall SMC/SPA from a Windows host using either the Windows Add/Remove Programs dialog box, the command line, or Windows Explorer. Using the Windows To uninstall SMC/SPA from the Windows Add/Remove Programs Add/Remove dialog box: Programs dialog box 1. From the Windows Start menu, select Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. 2. In the Add/Remove Programs dialog, select EMC_SMAS and click Change/Remove. 3. In the Configure EMC_SMAS wizard, click Uninstall Product to uninstall both SMC and SPA; or click Remove Features to remove one of the products. Click Next. 4. Complete the remaining steps in the wizard.34 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  35. 35. Installation Using the command To uninstall SMC/SPA using the command line: line 1. Change directory location to: SMC_SPA_HOMESMCSMAS_EMC_SMAS_installation 2. Type the following to launch the uninstall wizard: Uninstall_EMC_SMAS_Installation 3. Complete the steps in the wizard. Note: A few files will remain after the uninstall operation. To remove them you can delete the SMAS folder. Using Windows To uninstall SMC/SPA using Windows Explorer: Explorer 1. Double-click the following to launch the uninstall wizard: SMC_SPA_HOMESMCSMAS_EMC_SMAS_installation Uninstall_EMC_SMAS_Installation 2. Complete the steps in the wizard. Note: A few files will remain after the uninstall operation. To remove them you can delete the SMAS folder.Uninstalling from Linux and SunOS You can uninstall SMC/SPA from a Linux or SunOS host using the command line: 1. Change directory location to: SMC_SPA_HOMESMCSMAS_EMC_SMAS_installation 2. Type the following to launch the uninstall wizard: ./Uninstall_EMC_SMAS_Installation -i console 3. Complete the steps in the wizard. Note: A few files will remain after the uninstall operation. To remove them you can delete the SMAS folder. Uninstalling SMC/SPA 35
  36. 36. Installation36 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  37. 37. 3Invisible Body Tag Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual ApplianceThis chapter describes how to deploy the Solutions Enabler VirtualAppliance for SMC in a VMware infrastructure environment:◆ Introduction ........................................................................................ 38◆ Before you begin ................................................................................ 39◆ Deploying the virtual appliance directly to the ESX Server ........ 40◆ Deploying the virtual appliance through a vCenter Server ........ 44◆ Launching SMC, SPA, or the Configuration Manager ................. 47◆ Updating the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance .................................. 48◆ Deleting the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance .................................... 51◆ Backing up/restoring the SPA database ........................................ 52 Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance 37
  38. 38. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance Introduction The Solutions Enabler Virtual Appliance with SMC (from here on referred to as the SMC Virtual Appliance) and the Solutions Enabler Virtual Appliance with SMC and SPA (from here on referred to as the SPA Virtual Appliance) are VMware ESX Server virtual machines that provide all the components you need to manage your Symmetrix environment using the storsrvd daemon and Solutions Enabler network client access. These include: ◆ EMC Symmetrix Management Console V7.3.0 ◆ EMC Symmetrix Performance Analyzer V2.21 ◆ EMC Solutions Enabler V7.3 (solely intended as a SYMAPI server for Solutions Enabler client access) ◆ Linux OS (SUSE 11)2 ◆ SMI- S Provider V4.3.0 In addition, the appliances also include a browser-based configuration tool, called the Solutions Enabler Virtual Appliance Configuration Manager. This tool enables you to perform the following configuration tasks not available in SMC or SPA from the Virtual Appliance directly: ◆ Launch SMC ◆ Launch SPA1 ◆ Monitor the application status ◆ Start and stop selected daemons ◆ Import and export persistent data ◆ Configure the nethost file (required for client access) ◆ Discover storage arrays ◆ Modify options and daemon options ◆ Add host-based license keys ◆ Run a limited set of Solutions Enabler CLI commands ◆ Configure ESX host and gatekeeper devices ◆ Load Symmetrix-based eLicenses1 ◆ Load SPA host-based licenses1 Note: For information on using the Configuration Manager, refer to its online help. 1. Only available with the SPA Virtual Appliance. 2. Root login is not supported on SUSE 11 virtual machine.38 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  39. 39. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual ApplianceBefore you begin Before you begin to deploy the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance, be sure to complete the tasks listed in this section. ❑ Verify that you are installing the latest version of the appliance by checking Powerlink for updates. ❑ Verify that the client is running: • VMware vSphere Client • Either of the following browsers with cookies an javascript enabled: – Internet Explorer 6.0 through 8.0 – Firefox 3.5 Browsers should have Flash Player 10.2 plug-in installed. If your browser has an outdated version of Flash Player, you will be prompted to download the latest version when you start the web console. ❑ Verify that the VMware ESX Server has a dual CPU and meets the minimum requirements listed in Table 1: Table 1 SMC/SPA Virtual appliance VMware ESX Server requirements Requirement SMC SPA ESX Server version 4.0 or higher 4.0 or higher Disk space 10 GB 120 GB Memory 2 GB 8 GB Before you begin 39
  40. 40. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance Deploying the virtual appliance directly to the ESX Server This section describes how to deploy the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance directly to the ESX Server. Step 1: Import the virtual appliance To import the virtual appliance: 1. Download the OVF archive file (*.ova) containing the installation program from Powerlink to a temporary directory: • SMC Virtual Appliance file name: smc730_suse11_vapp_OVF10.ova • SPA Virtual Appliance file name: smas730_suse11_vapp_OVF10.ova 2. Start the vSphere Client and log in to the ESX Server on which you will be deploying the appliance. 3. Click Ignore in the security warning message. 4. From the File menu, select Deploy OVF Template. 5. Browse to the OVF archive file, located in the temporary directory you created earlier. Select the OVF archive file with the suffix *vapp_OVF10.ova. 6. Click Next. 7. On the Details page, verify the details about the appliance and click Next. 8. On the End User License Agreement page, select Accept all license agreements and click Next. 9. On the Name and Location page, specify a name for the appliance and click Next. 10. On the Disk Format page, select the format in which to store the virtual machine’s virtual disks and click Next. 11. On the Ready to Complete page, verify the information and click Finish. 12. In the Completed Successfully message, click Close. 13. Continue with “Step 2: Select gatekeepers” below.40 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  41. 41. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual ApplianceStep 2: Select gatekeepers Present uniquely defined gatekeeper by way of raw device mappings (RDM). For instructions, refer to the appropriate VMware documentation. Solution Enabler manages Symmetrix arrays through gatekeeper devices mapped to the virtual appliance as RDM pass-through devices. The management is done through EMC proprietary commands using SCSI 3B/3C write/read commands. For every call, a WRITE command is issued to send the request, and then a READ command to get the results. Continue with “Step 3: Power on and configure the virtual appliance” below.Step 3: Power on and configure the virtual appliance To power on and configure the virtual appliance: 1. On the Summary page of the Virtual Infrastructure Client, click Power On. 2. Click the Console tab and watch as the appliance starts up. 3. Read and accept the license by typing yes at the following prompt and pressing Enter: Do you agree with the terms of the end user license agreement? yes/no [no]: 4. At the following prompt, type y and press Enter to configure static IP address: Do you want to configure static IP address? [y]/n: • A [y]es response produces the following series of prompts that will enable you to configure your network: – IP Address [ ]: Type the address assigned to the appliance and press Enter. Note: The virtual appliance uses this IP address to query the DNS Server and get its hostname. Therefore, you must ensure that the IP address has a hostname mapping in the DNS Server. Deploying the virtual appliance directly to the ESX Server 41
  42. 42. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance – Netmask [ ]: Type the mask of the network on which the appliance will be running and press Enter. – Gateway [ ]: Type the gateway address to the network on which the appliance will be running and press Enter. – Is a proxy server necessary to reach the internet? y/n [n]: A [y]es response enables you to specify the IP address of the proxy server and the port. • A [n]o response continues the configuration. The network is configured at this point. 5. At the following prompt, specify whether you want to set the time zone: Do you want to set the time zone? y/[n] : • A [n]o response continues the configuration. If you select this option, you can use the appliance console to specify the time zone at a later time. • A [y]es response produces the following series of prompts that will enable you to set the time zone: – Please select a continent or ocean Type the number that corresponds to the time zone location and press Enter. – Please select a country Type the number that corresponds to the country-specific time zone you want to set and press Enter. – Please select one of the following time zone regions Type the number that corresponds to regional time zone you want to set and press Enter. – Is the above information OK?42 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  43. 43. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance6. At the following prompt, specify whether you want to enter the host ESX Server information: Do you want to set the host ESX Server y/[n]? : • A n response continues the configuration. If you select this option, you can use the Configuration Manager to enter the host ESX Server details at a later time. For instructions, refer to the Configuration Manager’s online help. • A y response prompts you for the ESX Server hostname. In which case you should type the fully qualified hostname of the ESX Server and press Enter. A Welcome dialog box opens. You have now finished installing the SMC Virtual Appliance.7. Continue with “Launching SMC, SPA, or the Configuration Manager” on page 47. Deploying the virtual appliance directly to the ESX Server 43
  44. 44. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance Deploying the virtual appliance through a vCenter Server This section describes how to deploy the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance through a vCenter Server 4.0 and higher. Step 1: Import and configure the virtual appliance To import and configure the virtual appliance: 1. Download the OVF archive file (*.ova) containing the installation program from Powerlink to a temporary directory: • SMC Virtual Appliance file name: smc730_suse11_vapp_OVF10.ova • SPA Virtual Appliance file name: smas730_suse11_vapp_OVF10.ova 2. Start the vSphere Client and log in to the vCenter Infrastructure Server through which you will be deploying the virtual appliance. 3. Click Ignore in the security warning message. 4. From the navigation tree, select the ESX Server on which you will be deploying the virtual appliance. 5. From the File menu, select Deploy OVF Template. 6. Browse to the OVF archive file, located in the temporary directory you created earlier. Select the OVF archive file with the suffix *vapp_OVF10.ova. 7. Click Next. 8. On the Details page, verify the details about the appliance and click Next. 9. On the End User License Agreement page, select Accept all license agreements and click Next. 10. On the Name and Location page, specify a name for the appliance and click Next. If you want to add gatekeeper devices automatically during the first boot of the appliance, you should name the appliance with the same fully qualified hostname as the DNS Server. When setup this way, two gatekeeper devices per44 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  45. 45. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance Symmetrix array will be added the first time the appliance boots up. In addition, you will be prompted for the ESX Server login credentials.11. Select the host/cluster to run the virtual appliance.12. If the resource pool is available, select it; otherwise, go to step 14.13. If more than one datastore is attached to the ESX Server, select the datastore for your appliance; otherwise, go to step 14.14. Customize the software solution for this deployment by doing the following: a. Provide valid values for the following OVF properties: – IP Address – Netmask – Gateway – DNS Server 1 – DNS Server 2 b. Optionally, provide/select valid values for the following OVF properties: – Time zone: Select the appropriate time zone. – Proxy Server: Enter the IP address of the proxy server and port. For example: ProxyServer-IP:Port – ESX Server Name: Enter the fully qualified ESX Server hostname. – ESX Server Password: Enter the ESX Server password in base64 encryption format.15. On the Ready to Complete page, verify the information and click Finish.16. In the Completed Successfully message, click Close.17. Continue with Step 2: Select gatekeepers below. Deploying the virtual appliance through a vCenter Server 45
  46. 46. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance Step 2: Select gatekeepers 1. Select gatekeepers as described in “Step 2: Select gatekeepers” on page 41. You can configure the virtual appliance to add two gatekeeper devices per Symmetrix array when it firsts boots up. For instructions, refer to step 10 in “Step 1: Import and configure the virtual appliance” on page 44. 2. Continue with “Step 3: Power on the virtual appliance” on page 46. Step 3: Power on the virtual appliance To power on and configure the virtual appliance: 1. On the Summary page of the Virtual Infrastructure Client, click Power On. 2. Click the Console tab and watch as the appliance starts up. A Welcome dialog box opens. You have now finished installing the SMC Virtual Appliance. Continue with “Launching SMC, SPA, or the Configuration Manager” on page 47.46 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  47. 47. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual ApplianceLaunching SMC, SPA, or the Configuration Manager Once you have finished installing the appliance, you can either launch SMC, SPA, or the Configuration Manager, and/or connect to the API server through the Solutions Enabler client. Launching SMC To launch SMC: 1. Type the following URL in a browser: https://appliance_IP:8443 2. On the login window, type smc for both the ID and Password, and then click Login. Launching SPA To launch SPA: 1. Type the following URL in a browser: https://appliance_IP:8443/spa On the login window, type smc for both the ID and Password, and then click Login.Launching the Virtual Appliance Configuration Manager To launch the Virtual Appliance Configuration Manager: 1. Type the following URL in a browser: https://appliance_IP:5480 2. On the log in panel, type seconfig for both the User and Password, and then click Login. Note: It is recommended that you change the password from the Configuration Manager on first login. The Virtual Appliance Configuration Manager displays. For information on using the Configuration Manager, refer to its online help.Connect to the API server For instructions on connecting to the API server, refer to the EMC Solutions Enabler Installation Guide. Launching SMC, SPA, or the Configuration Manager 47
  48. 48. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance Updating the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance Periodically, EMC will release security patches and hot-fixes for the virtual appliance. These patches and fixes are available on Powerlink in two forms: zip files and ISO images. Updating from a zip file (SMC/SPA) To update an existing SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance from a zip file: 1. Log in to the web console of the existing appliance. 2. Click Export Persistent Data to download a zip file containing Solutions Enabler persistent data to your desktop. 3. Extract the zip file to your machine. Note the location of the file encrypt_se_export_persistent_data_time-stamp.zip.gpg. You will need this file later to complete this procedure. 4. Power off the old appliance. 5. Import and deploy the new appliance in your ESX server. For instructions, refer to “Deploying the virtual appliance directly to the ESX Server” on page 40 or “Deploying the virtual appliance through a vCenter Server” on page 44, depending on your environment. 6. Log in to the new appliance’s web console. 7. Click Import Persistent Data and browse to the location of the gpg file you extracted earlier in this procedure. 8. Click Import. 9. When the message Persistent data stored appears, close the dialog. The update is complete.48 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  49. 49. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual ApplianceUpdating from an ISO image (SMC only) This procedure explains how to upgrade the SMC virtual appliance from V7.3 to a higher version. You cannot use this procedure to upgrade from V7.2.x to V7.3 since they are running different versions of the SuSE Linux operating system. Note: This procedure can only be used for updating the SMC Virtual Appliance. To update an existing virtual appliance from an ISO image: 1. Upload the ISO image into the ESX Server using the VI client: a. Log in to the ESX Server using the VI client. b. Select the ESX Server on the left panel. c. Select the Configuration tab on the right panel. d. Select Hardware, Storage to list the datastores connected to the ESX Server. e. Right-click the datastore and select Browse Datastore. The Datastore Browser window displays. f. Upload the appliance update ISO file. g. Exit the dialog. 2. Mount the ISO image on the virtual appliance CD drive: a. Right-click the virtual appliance and select Edit Settings. b. On the Hardware tab, select CD/DVD Drive 1. c. In the right panel, select Datastore ISO File, and click Browse to locate the ISO image in the datastore. d. Select Device Status, Connected. e. Click OK to exit the dialog box. 3. Update the appliance: a. On the Console tab, go to the virtual appliance console. b. Use the Move Up/Down keys and select Appliance Update. c. Press Enter to the update. Updating the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance 49
  50. 50. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance d. The update will take approximately 10 minutes, after which the screen will return to the main console.50 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide
  51. 51. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual ApplianceDeleting the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance To delete the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance: 1. Optional: If you plan to restore SMC and Solutions Enabler persistent data, you should back up the persistent data in the Solutions Enabler Virtual Appliance Configuration Manager. Optional: If you plan to restore the SPA database, you should backup the database according to “Backing up/restoring the SPA database” on page 52 2. In the VMware management interface, power down the appliance. 3. Right-click on the appliance and select Delete From Disk. 4. Click Yes in the confirmation message. Deleting the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance 51
  52. 52. Deploying the SMC/SPA Virtual Appliance Backing up/restoring the SPA database You can transfer SPA database files between the appliance and another host for file backup and restore. There is no facility in the appliance user interface to perform this process. However, when logged into the system with the vappadmin user account, you can transfer these files. The vappadmin user account is limited to performing the following commands for transferring database files: # passwd - Changes the login password. # sftp - Transfers database backup files into the appliance from another host, or out of the appliance to another host. # df - Checks disk usage. # manage_spa_db_backup.sh - Moves files between the backup location and staging location, and lists and cleans backup and staging locations. Backing up SPA database files to another host From the system console perform the following steps: 1. Log in to SPA (https://host-name:8443/spa) and start the database backup process as described in the SPA help. 2. Log into the system using the vappadmin user account. For first-time log in, use the default password vappadmin. Once logged in, change the password by running the # passwd command, which will prompt for the old and new passwords. 3. View the backup files in the backup location by entering the following command: # manage_spa_db_backup.sh -list -backup52 EMC SMC and SPA Installation Guide

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