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How to Change FA Ports on an Existing VMAX PortGroup

Introduction You have a situation on your VMAX where the port utilization is up and you would like to move the FA ports assigned to a PortGroup moved to a lesser utilized set on you switch. In this post we will cover how to move to a new port group and fix the mapping of all attached devices on your EMC VMAX. We will cover unmapping ports and fixing zoning. Process First part of the puzzle to create new... read more

Using EMC PowerPath Migration Enabler for Storage Migrations on Windows

Introduction This post covers the use of PowerPath Migration Enabler to migrate files and programs from old to new disks without interruption on Windows servers. If you are migrating to new storage, this is a very handy thing to have. You must have PowerPath 5.7 SP2 or higher installed with the PowerPath Migration Enabler license key enabled on the host. Process The Process Before we start you will need... read more

How to Upgrade Avamar Client on Solaris

Introduction This post explains how to upgrade an existing Avamar client installation on Solaris. It covers removal and installation of the client on Sparc and x86 for Solaris 8, 9 & 10. This shown using an older package version but the process is the same. Process Copy the updated package on the server in the /tmp directory on the target server. For Solaris 8 & 9 use the Solaris 8 package and... read more

How To Remove SAN Attached LUNs from RHEL 5 Servers Using powermt

Introduction It is one of those rare occasions where you get to reclaim SAN attached storage instead of giving more. From the EMC side of it you would think no problem. Remove the host from the storage group and un-mount and re-scan on the host and all is good, right? Well no, up rises device in use or not found and powermt check command won’t work. So how do we do it? Read on and see. Steps Several... read more

How To Install and Config PowerPath on RHEL

Introduction PowerPath is EMC licensed software for managing SAN attached storage on your systems. In this post we will cover how to install, license and scan for newly attached storage. Prerequisites Download the PowerPath software from EMC powerlink website. If you’ve purchased EMC support, you should have access to powerlink. For RHEL 4 EMCpower.LINUX-5.3.0.00.00-185.rhel.x86_64.rpm... read more

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