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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

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

Using PowerShell for EMC XtremIO

Introduction EMC have released XIOS version 4.1.10-33 and XMS version 4.2 recently and with this release they have added PowerShell support. Being a PowerShell guy this is a good thing for automation and maintaining EMC XtremIO. In this post we will cover downloading and installing PowerShell for XtremIO and a few of the available features. Installation Download the PowerShell Modules for XtremIO from... read more

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