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How To Read Audit logs on Isilon

Introduction One of the many painful things we get to do as Storage Administrators is to read logs on the Arrays. Some use GUI’s and some require command line. In this post we will look at how to read audit logs on Isilon from the command line. Process First step is to start an SSH session with Isilon. navigate to /ifs/.ifsvar/audit/logs. Here we see our individual nodes. # ls -al total 120... read more

How To Resolve PowerPath 6 Installation Hang on Installing Prerequisites Issue

So you are performing an upgrade to latest PowerPath on Windows and during the installation it hangs on Installing Prerequisites. No errors popup and nothing in the log except you see that vcredist is running. Very puzzling and not much to go on. So why is it happening? With a bit of digging we find an article that hints towards the... read more

How To Expand VMware NFS Datastore on VNXe3200

Introduction Welcome fellow Storage Administrators! Today we will discuss how to expand VMware NFS datastore on VNXe3200 using Unisphere for VNX. So let’s get started. Process First step is to login to Unisphere for VNX. Open your browser, put in the IP address and login to the interface. Click Storage > VMware datastores. Select the Datastore and click Details. Click on the Capacity Tab. In the... read more

Using PowerShell for EMC XtremIO

Introduction EMC have released XIOS version 4.1.10-33 and XMS version 4.2 recently and with this release they have added PowerShell support. Being a PowerShell guy this is a good thing for automation and maintaining EMC XtremIO. In this post we will cover downloading and installing PowerShell for XtremIO and a few of the available features. Installation Download the PowerShell Modules for XtremIO from... read more

Using EMC PowerPath with Oracle ASM

Introduction This post explains how to configure and use EMC PowerPath with Oracle ASM for clustered Oracle RAC servers running on RHEL 6.4 or higher servers. Oracle ASM ensures consistent naming of devices across RAC clusters, and also maintains permissions on devices across reboots, a feature that was important until UDEV rules were added to Linux with the 2.5 kernel. EMC PowerPath is an advanced... read more

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