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How To Troubleshoot Physical Connection Issue on SAN Switch

Introduction In this post we will cover how to perform some basic troubleshooting on SAN switch connections that can lead to high enc_out/ crc_err /loss sig (for Brocade) or exceeded bit-error threshold (for cisco) and bad connections as well. What Can Cause Connection Issues? Here are some of the items that can lead to bad / faulty SAN Connections. Faulty or bad cable. Faulty or bad Gigabit Interface... read more

Retrieving Isilon Share Information 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 SMB / CIFS Shares for screen output as well and optional CSV output. We will also look at the options to gather for different zones as well. Prerequisites To be able to execute RESTful API calls to Isilon you will need to create an account and... read more

How To Get XtremIO Volume Data Using PowerShell and XtremLib

Introduction In an earlier post we introduced the XtremIO PowerShell modules available for download and use from EMC. We covered a few of the basic cmdlets available. In this post we will look at Using the Get-XtremVolumes cmdlet to create a capacity report for specific volumes. Getting Started If you have followed the post earlier you should have the certs and the XtremLib PowerShell modules installed... 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

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