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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

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 https://emcservice.force.com/CustomersPartners/kA2j0000000RI7vCAG 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

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