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Retrieving NFS Export Data on Isilon with RESTful API and PowerShell

Introduction In an earlier post we covered using RESTful API calls to EMC Isilon to retrieve quota data. In this post we will make the same calls but gather data on NFS exports for screen output as well and optional CSV output. Prerequisites To be able to execute RESTful API calls to Isilon you will need to create an account and add the appropriate roles. For GET operations a read-only account is all that... read more

Retrieving SmartQuota Data on Isilon with RestAPI and PowerShell

Introduction Many different tools available for administrators to manage storage devices and create reports and or monitors. With EMC Isilon we have RestAPI available to make calls for information. In this post we will cover how to use PowerShell to make calls to Isilon and get Smartquota data (path, thresholds for advisory & hard) and usage data and convert it from bytes to GB. The basis of the... read more

How To Set SNMP Forwarding on EMC Centera

Introduction Recently had the task of enabling SNMP to send alerts to a Solarwinds monitoring server. This was done to enable monitoring to the in-house solution since Solarwinds itself does not support EMC Centera at the current SRM 6.6 release. In this post we will configure the service to send to the server, set a community string and set heartbeat alerts.   Version 4.2.2 Open Centera Viewer and... read more

Creating SSH Keys for User Accounts on RecoverPoint

Introduction Automation can be a thing of beauty to an admin, as well as a curse. In the case of SSH Keys it is a must for running reports and commands without having to type a password. Such is the case with EMC RecoverPoint Process First step is to generate the private and public keys for the ID you will be using. Once you have the keys generated you will want the id_rsa.pub file. Next, login to... read more

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

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