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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 EMC OpenReplicator for Array based migration from VMAX to XtremIO

Introduction As a Storage Administrator we are always involved in storage migrations to new hardware. They are time consuming and depending on the migration type can be difficult. EMC offers several licensed tools that can help alleviate and automate part of this process. One such tool is OpenReplicator, which we cover how to use this array based migration tool while migrating from a VMAX 40k to XtremIO... read more

How To Resolve PowerPath 6.1 Required KB Missing During Installation

The Issue During an upgrade to PowerPath 6.1 on Windows 2008 R2 server received an error for missing KB 2921916 and 3033929.   The first one is about Schannel and is 2014 release The second one is a SHA-2 patch from 2015 The above KB patches are for SHA-2 related patches dating 2014... read more

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