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Using EMC VPlex Batch Migration

Introduction In a recent project I was tasked to bring a new EMC PowerMAX 2000 system and migrate from an EMC VMAX3 400K storage array. This was a new thing for me since my experience with VPlex was limited to only adding and create vvols (Virtual Volumes)  from different arrays and presenting to the target hosts being either Windows, AIX, Linux (RHEL) and ESXi. The task at hand is to migrate the... 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

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

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