Lab Guide

Unisphere For VMAX 40K & 10K
Lab Guide

EMC Solutions Group
Abstract
This Lab Guide serves as a guide for a demonstration of Unisphere For VMAX. It provides an introduction to Unisphere for VMAX and a set of lab labs to demonstrate the solution to customers.

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Table of contents
Introduction to the VMAX Lab ................................................................................................................6 Welcome ...........................................................................................................................................6 An Overview of the VMAX Family...................................................................................................6 Connecting To The Lab ..........................................................................................................................8 Exercise 1: Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX ....................................................................................9 Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX ..................................................................................................9 Login to Unisphere for VMAX ........................................................................................................9 The Main Screen........................................................................................................................ 10 Enable Remote Connection Optimization................................................................................... 12 How to Navigate in Unisphere for VMAX..................................................................................... 12 Examine the Main Sections in Unisphere for VMAX .................................................................... 14 Examine the Hosts Sub-Sections ............................................................................................... 17 How to Register an Array in Performance Analyzer ..................................................................... 18 How to View an Array's Dashboard ............................................................................................ 20 How to Manage Alerts in Unisphere ........................................................................................... 22 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................ 23 Exercise 2: How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server ....................................................................... 25 How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server ..................................................................................... 25 Execute the Create a New Host Wizard ....................................................................................... 25 Expand the Host's Storage Group .............................................................................................. 33 Hide the Browser Window ......................................................................................................... 36 Login to vCenter Host ................................................................................................................ 36 Login to VMware vSphere Client ................................................................................................ 37 Discover Storage ....................................................................................................................... 38 Create a New Datastore ............................................................................................................. 40 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................ 47 Exercise 3: VMAX Integration with VMware ........................................................................................ 48 How to Use EMC's Virtual Storage Integrator Plugin in the vSphere Client....................................... 48 The vCenter Desktop ................................................................................................................. 48 Select the Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) Plugin ....................................................................... 48 Explore the Storage Viewer Data for Datastores ......................................................................... 49 Rename the Datastore [Optional]............................................................................................... 50 Explore the Storage Viewer Data for LUNs .................................................................................. 51 Explore the Storage Viewer Data for Targets............................................................................... 52 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................ 53 How Unisphere for VMAX Integrates with VMware .......................................................................... 54 vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 3

Hide the vCenter Desktop .......................................................................................................... 54 Add a Virtual Server................................................................................................................... 55 Explore the Virtual Server's Details ............................................................................................ 55 Map Devices to a Virtual Machine.............................................................................................. 56 View the VM's Properties in the vSphere Client .......................................................................... 59 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................ 60 How to Provision Gatekeepers to a VM using Solutions Enabler (Optional Exercise) ....................... 61 How to Display the Authorized ESX Servers ............................................................................... 61 How to Display the VMs on an ESX Server .................................................................................. 61 How to Display the Gatekeeper Devices Provisioned to an ESX Server ....................................... 62 How to Display the Gatekeeper Devices Mapped to a VM .......................................................... 62 How to Map Gatekeeper Devices to a VM................................................................................... 62 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................ 63 Exercise 4: How to Configure Virtual Provisioning & FAST VP ............................................................. 64 How to Configure Virtual Provisioning & FAST VP ............................................................................ 64 Create the EFD_R1 Thin Pool ...................................................................................................... 66 Create the EFD_R1 Tier .............................................................................................................. 69 Navigate to the Tiers Page ......................................................................................................... 69 Modify the FC Tier ...................................................................................................................... 71 Create a FAST Policy .................................................................................................................. 73 Associate the GOLD Policy with a Storage Group ....................................................................... 74 Modify the DEFAULT Policy ........................................................................................................ 76 Define a Move Time Window...................................................................................................... 77 Modify the Initial Analysis Period .............................................................................................. 78 Enable FAST VP ......................................................................................................................... 79 Examine the FAST VP Compliance Reports ................................................................................. 81 View a Detailed Compliance Report for a Storage Group ............................................................ 81 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................ 82 Exercise 5: How to Configure Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) ............................................................. 83 How to Configure Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) ........................................................................... 83 How to View External Disk Groups ............................................................................................. 85 How to View the External Storage Presented to a VMAX ............................................................. 86 View the Control Ports ............................................................................................................... 86 View the External Ports .............................................................................................................. 87 View the External LUNs .............................................................................................................. 88 How to Import External LUNs ..................................................................................................... 88 How to View the FTS Components Created After Virtualizing External LUNs ................................ 90 View the Data Devices (TDAT) .................................................................................................... 92 View the Thin Devices (TDEV) .................................................................................................... 92 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................ 93 vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 4

How to Configure Federated Tiered Storage with SYMCLI (Optional Exercise) .................................. 94 How to Display External Disk Groups ......................................................................................... 94 How to Display the Control and External Ports ........................................................................... 94 How to Display the External LUNs .............................................................................................. 95 How to Virtualize External LUNs ................................................................................................. 95 How to Display eDisks added to an External Disk Group ............................................................ 96 How to Display the Details for a Spindle .................................................................................... 97 How to Display a Data Devices (TDAT) Details ............................................................................ 98 How to Display a Thin Devices (TDEV) Details ............................................................................ 98 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................ 99 Exercise 6: Using VP Snap ................................................................................................................ 100 Using VP Snap ............................................................................................................................. 100 Open a Command Prompt ....................................................................................................... 100 Navigate to the VPsnap Lab Directory ...................................................................................... 100 Display the Details for the Thin Pool FC_R1 .............................................................................. 101 Create a VP Snap Session........................................................................................................ 102 Query the VP Snap Session ..................................................................................................... 103 Re-examine the Allocated and Shared Tracks .......................................................................... 103 Create a Second VP Snap Session ........................................................................................... 104 Write Data to the Source Device 004A ..................................................................................... 105 Re-examine the Allocated and Shared Tracks .......................................................................... 105 Examine the Enabled Data Devices.......................................................................................... 106 Terminate the VP Snap Sessions ............................................................................................. 106 Create and Activate Two Clone -copy Sessions ........................................................................ 107 List the Clone Sessions ........................................................................................................... 108 Re-examine the Allocated and Shared Tracks .......................................................................... 109 Conclusion .............................................................................................................................. 109 Conclusion ....................................................................................................................................... 110 Three Things to Take Away ........................................................................................................... 110

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Introduction to the VMAX Lab
Welcome

Welcome to the Symmetrix Unisphere for VMAX lab. This series of exercises provides an introduction to the latest features of Enginuity 5876 using a virtual environment. This environment provides each lab user exclusive use of a Symmetrix VMAX, permitting a range of operations without interference to other labs. Virtual Enginuity has limitations and this is most obviously seen with small device sizes however all lab exercises have been tested and verified. It is still possible that operations outside exercise boundaries will cause errors. If this occurs, a user should email demoteam@emc.com to reset the environment. The following exercises are available for you to run through. Please note, exercises 2 and 3 are linked and should be executed in order. However, the remainder of the exercises may be executed in any order. 1. - Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX 2. - How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server 3. - VMAX Integration with VMware 4. - Configuring Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP 5. - Configuring Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) 6. - Using VP Snap
An Overview of the VMAX Family

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Connecting To The Lab Click the drop down under Remote Access for UniVMAX Launchpad and select RDP vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 8 .

. .VMAX Integration with VMware 4.Configuring Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP 5.0.Configuring Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) 6. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 9 . Login to Unisphere for VMAX Double click the Unisphere for VMAX icon on the desktop.Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX <<--.5 that enable a user to manage a VMAX system.Using VP Snap Unisphere for VMAX is a storage management product that provides a common look and feel using big button technology for simplicity and ease of use.How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server 3.You are here 2. . In this exercise you will tour all of the main sections of Unisphere v1. . .1. . Click the link Continue to this website to bypass the certificate warning and launch Unisphere for VMAX.Exercise 1: Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX 1.

refresh the screen. then click Login. export data. find help and exit the application vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 10 .Enter smc in both the User and Password fields. The Main Screen Make yourself familiar with Unisphere's Home Page:  Unisphere Controls .allows you to rediscover an Array.

when an array is selected.provides links to different sections in Unisphere (Note.available for every array managed by the Unisphere instance 2.55 The number and severity of the Alerts . Capacity Indicator Legend vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 11 .allows quick navigation between sections in Unisphere The Dashboard .VMAX40K The Enginuity level running on the array . Capacity Indicator .) Navigation Path .80.000194900001 The indication this array is locally attached to the host running Unisphere .displays the objects or sections available to the user to manage Common Tasks .provide access to Wizards used to perform common administrative tasks The Home page's dashboard displays all of the arrays managed by Unisphere and the following basic information about them:       The Symmetrix identification number .    Toolbar .5876.Local The array's model number .6 The physical capacity indicator Make yourself familiar with the bottom half of Unisphere's Home Page: 1. the options available on the toolbar expand.

The primary navigation method will be the big button options on the toolbar.3. preferences.displays the date and time Unisphere last refreshed it's information 6. How to Navigate in Unisphere for VMAX Unisphere for VMAX offers several options for navigating around the tool. user roles and authentication options 7.indicates the number of alerts Unisphere has received for all of the managed arrays 4. Common Tasks .clicking the Administration link will allow users to manage alerts. Alert Indicator . User/Role Indicator . Last Updated Indicator .indicates the user logged into Unisphere and their assigned role 5. To gain vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 12 . Select Optimize for Remote Connection and click OK to minimize the graphic animations in Unisphere. Administration Link .click the " >" to expand or collapse the Common Tasks window Enable Remote Connection Optimization Click the Gear icon to display user Preferences.

clicking on the Symmetrix icon located on the far left of the toolbar. Click the Storage option on the toolbar to switch to the storage section. which defines the array you want to work on. As you navigate around Unisphere clicking on sections and sub-sections. In a multi array environment. Click the serial number 000194900001 link to return to the Home page. links are automatically added to the navigation path to allow you to quickly return to a higher level. Hosts and Data Protection become available on the toolbar.access to all of the options. Clicking on the All Symmetrix option clears the context and returns you to the default view. Click the Symmetrix ICON once to set your context to the VMAX ending in 0001. Notice that after setting your context new options including System. double clicking will take you to the array's Dashboard view. provides a drop down menu that enables you to change Unisphere's context. Storage. you must set your context. The navigation path is displayed below the toolbar. Note. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 13 .

Hover the mouse's cursor over the System option on the toolbar to display the System drop down menu. but in a list format 2. Sub-sections . Common Tasks . Examine the Main Sections in Unisphere for VMAX Click the System option on the toolbar.Hovering the mouse over an option on the toolbar will display a drop down menu. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 14 .these are the same sub-sections that become available when clicking on an option on the toolbar. Notice that the drop down menu is divided into two sections 1.are links to wizards associated with the section Hover the mouse's cursor over the other options on the toolbar.

you will explore further in an upcoming step Alerts .system wide settings for an array. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 15 .allows the user to view and manage jobs that make changes to the array Settings . you will explore further in an upcoming step Job List .any alerts that have been triggered for the array.The System section contains four sub-sections.a high level view of the arrays status.     Dashboard . including attributes and licensing Click the Storage option on the toolbar.

allows the user to create and mange volumes Storage Templates .allows the user to manage templates for creating new devices Click the Hosts option on the toolbar.masking and mapping devices .storage tiers for FAST and FAST VP Volumes .Virtual Provisioning pools Tiers .Storage groups are used for Auto Provisioning . vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 16 .dashboard to control and configure FAST and FAST VP components and settings Thin Pools .       Storage Groups .The Storage section contains six sub-sections.as well as with FAST VP FAST .

the table shows the initiators (host HBAs) that are zoned to the array and which array port(s) they're zoned to 2. Masking Views . Host Cache Adapters . Virtual Servers .Examine the Hosts Sub-Sections The Hosts section contains six sub-sections.list the VFCache cards that are connected to the array 6.groups of array ports 5.are the glue that tie Initiators. they are in the Storage section. Port Groups and Storage Groups together to map and mask devices to a host 3. Initiators . for those of you familiar with AutoProvisioning. Storage Groups are not in the Hosts section.groups of initiators associated with a single host 4.allow users to view and manage storage presented to virtual servers Note. 1. Initiator Groups . Port Groups . vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 17 . Click Data Protection option on the toolbar.

The Data Protection section contains six sub-sections.allows the user to monitor and manage migration sessions (symmigrate) 6.allows the user to monitor and manage local TimeFinder replication sessions 3. 1. RecoverPoint and Federated Live Migration. How to Register an Array in Performance Analyzer Performance Analyzer .also known as Symmetrix Performance Analyzer or simply SPA .are containers for managing devices used for the replication sessions above 4. Remote Replication .allows the user to monitor and manage TimeFinder Snap pools and SRDF groups 7. Local Replication . Beginning with the introduction of Unisphere for VMAX.allows the user to manage and monitor SRDF sessions 5. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 18 .allows the user to monitor and manage replication technologies including: Open Replicator.is a performance monitoring tool for Symmetrix arrays. Migration . Performance Analyzer is fully integrated into the Unisphere GUI management tool. Replication Groups & Pools . Open Replicator . Device Groups .

In a Windows environment. Scroll down until the EMC storstpd daemon is visible. the daemon runs as a service. then verify it is Started. however the next few steps demonstrate how to register VMAX 0001 for analysis. To verify the storstpd daemon service is running. Hover the mouse's cursor over the Performance option on the toolbar and then click the Settings link on the drop down menu. Maximize the browser window to continue. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 19 .Analyzing performance data with Performance Analyzer is beyond the scope of this lab. minimize the browser window and click services icon on the desktop. The collection of performance data is handled by the storstpd daemon that is part of Solutions Enabler.

Click the Real Time and Diagnostic check boxes to begin collecting both Real Time and Diagnostic data for the array.Click the System Registrations option on the Settings page. Click the Apply button to save the changes. The green circles in the System Registrations table indicate that the Symmetrix ID ending in 0001 is registered to collect both Real Time and Diagnostic data. Click the Systems Registrations link in the navigation path to go back a level. How to View an Array's Dashboard vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 20 . Double click the Symmetrix ID ending in 0001 to view the detailed System Registration page.

Click the Home option on the toolbar. Double click the Symmetrix icon on the Home page to view the array's Dashboard. Note that information about the array is divided into four sections: 1.An overview section. the Enginuity level and an indication if the array is locally attached to the host running Unisphere vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 21 . Overview . Examine the System Dashboard. model number. which includes the array's serial number.

includes links to drill down on the various director types in the array 4. then selecting the Alerts option from the drop down menu (shown) Using one of the methods above.2. Hardware .provides a quick summary of the physical and virtual capacity in the array 3. Examine the Alerts table and select the one FATAL alert. then the Alerts option Clicking the Alerts link at the bottom left of the Unisphere window Click Alerts link in the Common Tasks. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 22 . which may not always be available Hovering over the System option on the toolbar.summary of the alerts for the array How to Manage Alerts in Unisphere There are several options for navigating to the Alerts page in Unisphere for VMAX including:      Clicking the Alerts link on the Dashboard. Capacity . Alerts . or the link next to the array on the Home page Clicking the System option on the toolbar. navigate to the Alerts page.

which will change its state and keep the record or you can Delete the alert. The EXTERNAL thin pool contains no data devices at the moment you'll add some in an upcoming exercise . the alert concerns the EXTERNAL data pool. Use the scroll bars to examine the detailed information about the alert. Conclusion This brief introduction to Unisphere for VMAX has armed you with the knowledge to:   Navigate around inside the tool using the toolbar and the navigation path Introduced you to the different sections inside the tool and what options they contain vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 23 . In this case.so the alert is triggered.Click the View Details button. click the Administration link located in the lower right corner of the Home page. which is also referred to as a thin pool. Configuring thresholds and notification options for alerts are beyond the scope of this exercise. but if you'd like to view the available options. You can Acknowledge the alert.

  Register an array in Performance Analyzer Manage the Alerts generated by the system In the remaining exercises. Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP. you will have opportunities to configure Federated Tiered Storage. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 24 .

Configuring Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) 6. Execute the Create a New Host Wizard Click the Create a new host link in the Common Tasks pane.You are here 3.Exercise 2: How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server 1. select iqn. . vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 25 .Create Host dialog using the following settings:   Symmetrix: 00194900001 Host: ESX Scroll through the list of Initiators.Using VP Snap In this exercise you'll provision storage to a new host and associate the storage with the DEFAULT FAST VP Policy. You'll learn more about FAST VP in an upcoming exercise.Configuring Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP 5. .Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX 2.1998-01. . .VMAX Integration with VMware 4. .How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server <<--.vmw:esx from the list and click Add. . Complete the top half of the Host Management .

Click the link provision storage to this host to select the storage that will be presented to the host. Completing this step creates an Initiator Group named ESX.1998-01. iqn-1998-01. then click the Finish button to continue. an initiator group is a container for all of a host's initiator's . vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 26 .vmw:esx Verify the initiator iqn.iSCSI or Fibre Channel .used to communicate with an array. As you may recall.vmw:esx is added to the list.

Verify the default settings on the first page of the Provision Storage wizard match what's shown. then click the Next button to continue. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 27 .

select Manual Selection from the drop down menu. then click the Next button to continue.On the second page of the Provision Storage wizard. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 28 .

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 29 . select the volume 0041. On the forth page of the Provision Storage wizard.Complete the third page of the Provision Storage wizard as follows: 1. Select the volume 0040 and while holding down the shift key. Click the Add to Group button. 3. 2. notice that 2 volumes totaling 4 GB of capacity will be added to the Storage Group. Click the Next button to continue.

Click the Next button to continue. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 30 . Click the Provision with this Storage Group link to continue.Click the Next button to continue. Verify the default settings on the fifth page of the Provision Storage wizard match the screenshot. Notice that Unisphere automatically selects the front-end ports that the host's initiator is logged into.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 31 . If additional devices need to be presented to a host. The Storage Group contains the devices that need to be presented to the host or cluster. The provisioning feature on the Symmetrix VMAX platform is called Auto Provisioning. Click the Finish button to complete the Storage Provisioning wizard. they only need to be added to the Storage Group in order for the masking and mapping to be automatically created. Click the Associate Storage group 'ESX_SG' with FAST Policy link to continue. which you will do in a few steps. The Port Group contains the array's front-end ports that the host's initiators are connected to via the network in the case of iSCSI or zoning in the case of Fibre Channel. Auto Provisioning is broken down into four components:     The Host or Initiator Group contains a host's initiators. The final component. Once created the devices in the Storage Group are masked to the initiators in the Initiator Group and mapped to the ports in the Port Group. the Masking View ties the other three components together. which may be iSCSI IQNs or the WWNs from Fibre Channel HBAs.Examine the final page of the Provision Storage wizard.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 32 . Click the Close button to continue. You will learn more about FAST VP in an upcoming exercise.Click the DEFAULT policy from the Associate to FAST Policy dialog and click the OK button to continue.

Gatekeepers are used for inband communication between a host running Solutions Enabler and Unisphere management software and a Symmetrix VMAX array. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 33 . Click the Expand option from the right-click menu. then right click. we will expand the host's storage group to include four Gatekeeper devices. Hover the mouse over the Storage button on the toolbar.Expand the Host's Storage Group In this next step. then click the Storage Groups option from the drop down menu. select Manual Selection from the drop down menu. On the first page of the Expand Storage Group wizard. Select the ESX_SG storage group.

Click the Next button to continue. the leading zeros are required. Click the OK button to complete the filter. Note. Enter 0058 in the first Volume Range field and 005B in the second. Click the Volume Identifier filter. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 34 . On the second page of the Expand Storage Group wizard. click the Filter icon in the upper right corner.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 35 . select the last volume in the list 005B.Select the first volume in the list 0058 and while holding down the Shift key. Click the Add to Group button to continue. Click the Next button to continue.

you will open a Remote Desktop session to the vCenter host. Click the Close button to dismiss the Expand Storage Group pop-up window. by clicking the Minimize button located in the upper right hand corner. Login to vCenter Host In this step. Click the Finish button to complete the wizard. note that four existing volumes will be added to the Storage Group. which is running the vSphere Server that the ESX host is managed by.On the third page of the Expand Storage Group wizard. Hide the Browser Window Minimize the browser window running EMC Unisphere for VMAX. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 36 .

Note.168.Click the Remote Desktop icon on the desktop.20. the user name and password are as follows if needed: User name: Administrator Password: V$A4vLab Login to VMware vSphere Client On the vCenter desktop. Verify that the IP address 192. double click the VMware vSphere Client icon. then click the Connect button to continue.11 is selected in the Computer field. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 37 .

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 38 . then click the Configuration tab. then click the Login button to launch the VMware vSphere Client.20.168. select the ESX host 192. Discover Storage In the vSphere Client.Ensure that the IP address / Name field is localhost and that the Use Windows session credentials check box is selected.12.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 39 . In the Storage Adapters box. select the iSCSI Software Adapter vmhba33. click the Storage Adapters link. notice that there are no Connected Targets or Devices.On the Configuration tab. Click the Rescan All link to instruct the ESX Server to scan for new storage. In the Details box.

Then. Create a New Datastore On the Configuration tab. Note in the Details box that the server is now connected to a target array. click the Storage link in the Hardware box. click the Add Storage link to create a new Datastore.Click the OK button on the Rescan pop-up window to continue. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 40 . which is presenting six devices.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 41 .Click the Next button to continue.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 42 . then click the Next button on continue.Select the first entry.

Click the Next button to continue. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 43 .

Click the Next button to continue. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 44 .

then click the Next button to continue. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 45 .Enter the name VMAX Datastore 1 for the new Datastore's name.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 46 .Click the Next button to continue.

Click the Finish button to continue. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 47 . Conclusion In this exercise you provisioned storage to an ESXi server and created a new datastore.

11) host is active. select the EMC VSI tab.How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server 3.VMAX Integration with VMware <<--.Using VP Snap This exercise demonstrates how EMC's free plugin for vSphere .Configuring Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP 5.You are here 4. . . make sure you've completed exercise 2.Configuring Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) 6. . . vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 48 . follow the instructions in the next step. Select the Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) Plugin In the vSphere client. If not.20. Note. Before attempting this exercise. .168.Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX 2. The vCenter Desktop Verify the Remote Desktop window to the vCenter (192. . it may be necessary to use the tab navigation arrows to scroll through the tabs depending on the size of your window.can be used to view the details about the storage presented to an ESX Server. Maximize the Remote Desktop window to the vCenter by clicking the icon on the task bar.Virtual Storage Integrator (VSI) .Exercise 3: VMAX Integration with VMware How to Use EMC's Virtual Storage Integrator Plugin in the vSphere Client 1.

In the Storage Details box.Explore the Storage Viewer Data for Datastores Note the VSI plugin allows you to view information about:    Datastores and the details about the storage backing them up (Default View) LUNs or the devices presented to the server Targets or the arrays presenting the storage In the Datastores view. note all of the detailed information displayed about the device backing up the datastore. select the Datastore VMAX Datastore 1. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 49 .

Rename the datastore to reflect the VMAX Array's serial number and the Device Name.Rename the Datastore [Optional] Right click the datastore VMAX Datastore 1. For example vmax0001_vol0040. Use the scroll bar to see more information about the pool. In this example. then select the Rename option from the menu. Click the Storage Pools button to display information about the Virtual Provisioning pools that the thin device or TDEV is using in the array. the device 0040 is consuming physical storage from the FC_R1 thin pool. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 50 .

From this display it is possible to start performance monitoring for the device that combines stats collected from vSphere Server with stats collected from Solutions Enabler. so a Fixed policy is in use.Click the Paths button to display information about the storage paths the device is presented down and the type of multi-pathing policy in effect for the device. For more information about the Performance monitoring feature of the VSI Plugin. Explore the Storage Viewer Data for LUNs Click the LUNs link to change views. only one path is configured for the device. Click the Performance button. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 51 . In this case. see PowerLink.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 52 . Use the Show filter to sort the devices and the scroll bar to view additional information about the devices. Explore the Storage Viewer Data for Targets Click the Targets link to change views.Review the information about the LUNs or the individual devices presented to the ESX server.

Storage Adapters . 4. VSI is available from PowerLink. use the scroll bars to view all of the detailed information about the devices. 2. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 53 .This box will only be populated when one of the EMC Targets are selected. Note that the Export link may be used to export a comma separated file detailing the devices presented to the ESX server. 1.These are the front-end ports on the EMC arrays that the storage is presented down. Note.these are the FC HBAs or iSCSI initiators in the ESX server that are connected to the EMC Storage. In the example above. Conclusion In this section of the exercise you explored the information available from EMC's free VSI plugin. EMC LUNs .The Targets view is broken into the following sections. 3. the target SE-7E 0 has been selected and the six EMC LUNs presented to the host from that port are displayed. EMC Targets .

.Using VP Snap This exercise demonstrates the integration points between Unisphere for VMAX and VMware. .Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX 2. make sure you've completed exercise 2. Before attempting this exercise. click the minimize button to hide the Remote Desktop session.Configuring Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP 5. . Hide the vCenter Desktop If you're currently viewing the vCenter desktop.Configuring Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) 6.VMAX Integration with VMware <<--. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 54 .How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server 3. .How Unisphere for VMAX Integrates with VMware 1.You are here 4. . Maximize the browser window running Unisphere by clicking the Internet Explorer icon on the task bar. .

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 55 .Add a Virtual Server Hover over the Hosts button on the toolbar and select the Virtual Servers option from the drop down menu.168.20.12 in the table to examine its details. Explore the Virtual Server's Details Double click the server 192.

Map Devices to a Virtual Machine Click the server's IP Address in the navigation path to return to the detailed page. Click the Volumes link to view the details of about the volumes presented to the server. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 56 .symc Examine the server's properties. Explore the information in the Volumes table. Note that whatever you named the Datastore created on Volume 0040 in the previous lab is reflected in the Datastore Name column.

Double click the Win2K8 VM to view its details. because there is not a Device ID or Array ID listed in the display. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 57 . you can tell that datastore1 is an internal drive. Note.Click the VMs link to view the virtual machines running on the server. which is a Virtual disk located on datastore1. Note the VM currently has one volume presented. Click the Volumes link to view the volumes presented to the VM. Click the Add VM Storage button located on the bottom left of the screen.

Click the Add to VM button. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 58 . Select 000194900001 from the Symmetrix drop down menu. Note Gatekeeper devices are very small. 1. 3. select the device 0059. Gatekeeper's are used for inband communication with the array. Verify that the correct devices are added to the bottom control box and then click the OK button to continue. Click the device 0058 and while holding down the Shift key. Note the devices will be mapped to Win2K8 as Raw Device Mappings (RDMs). in this case 0.01GB in size. 2.Complete the following steps at the top of the Add VM Storage dialog.

select the VM Win2K8 in the vSphere Client. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 59 . View the VM's Properties in the vSphere Client Return to the vCenter desktop. then right click and select Edit Settings from the menu. Note the addition of the two Gatekeeper devices 0058 and 0059.Click the Close button to acknowledge the Add VM Storage information window.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 60 . Conclusion In this lab you used Unisphere for VMAX to map devices to Virtual Machines.Note two new hard disks are mapped to the VM using the Mapped Raw LUN option.

12 list -vm all We will provision GKs to the Win2K8 VM in an upcoming step. make sure you've completed exercise 2. Gatekeeper devices allow for inband communication between a host running Solutions Enabler and the Symmetrix family of arrays. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 61 . The command was introduced in Solutions Enabler 7. This address corresponds to the server's IP address.20.168. Execute the command below to list the ESX servers that have been registered on the UNIVMAX host. symcfg list authorization -vmware Note the IP address in the Hostname column.4 and works with both VMware's ESX and Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor platforms. How to Display the Authorized ESX Servers Click the Command Prompt icon located on the UNIVMAX Desktop. It walks you through mapping Gatekeeper devices as Raw Device Mappings (RDMs) to the Win2K8 VM using the new symvm command.How to Provision Gatekeepers to a VM using Solutions Enabler (Optional Exercise) Note. Before attempting this exercise. this exercise is optional. How to Display the VMs on an ESX Server Execute the command below to list the VMs running on the server: symvm -server 192.

you will need this value in the next step.168. Execute the command below to list the GKs mapped to the VM Win2K8: symvm -server 192. How to Display the Gatekeeper Devices Mapped to a VM Recall that you mapped two Gatekeepers to the VM using Unisphere in a previous step. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 62 .168.20.20.12 list -sid 01 -gk -mapped -vm Win2K8 Note the value in the full Array ID column is 000194900001. How to Map Gatekeeper Devices to a VM Execute the command below to map the GKs 0056 .20.005B to the VM Win2K8: symvm -server 192.12 list -sid 01 -gk The option -mapped may be added to the command to list GKs that have already been mapped to VMs.12 map -vm Win2K8 -array_id 000194900001 -range 5a:5b Note all devices mapped to a VM with the symvm command are provisioned as Raw Device Mapping (RDMs) devices on an ESX server.168.How to Display the Gatekeeper Devices Provisioned to an ESX Server Execute the command below to list the GKs provisioned to the ESXi server: symvm -server 192.

Conclusion In this simple exercise you used the new symvm command to manage GK devices in a virtualized environment. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 63 . It should be noted that the symvm command works equally as well with regular volumes. however it is limited to presenting devices as Raw Device Mappings (RDMs). RDMs are not usually recommended for general purpose storage.

extents are allocated from the data devices in the pool as the host writes to new areas of the device. Data Device (TDAT) A data device . Once bound to a thin pool. which is 768KB in size. Extents are allocated in a round robin fashion across all of the enabled data devices in a pool. because it cannot be directly mapped to a host. up to the configured size of the thin device. Virtual Provisioning Components Virtual Pool A virtual pool . What is FAST VP? vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 64 . a single extent is allocated from a data device in the pool.also referred to as a thin pool . Instead data devices are added to a thin pool to provide shared physical storage.Configuring Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP <<--.Using VP Snap What is Virtual Provisioning? Virtual Provisioning is EMC's implementation of thin provisioning on the Symmetrix platform.How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server 3. physical storage resource comprised of data devices of a single Raid protection and technology type. Binding Binding is an action performed on a thin device. Thin Device (TDEV) A thin device .also referred to as a TDAT .is a cache only device that is created with a specific size.Configuring Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) 6. As a host writes to new areas of the thin device. . Extent An extent is the Virtual Provisioning unit of storage allocation. .also referred to as a TDEV . When a thin device is bound to a pool.is a shared. . . . it is considered a private device.Exercise 4: How to Configure Virtual Provisioning & FAST VP How to Configure Virtual Provisioning & FAST VP 1. additional extents are allocated from the bound pool. .is like a standard device in that it is created with a Raid protection type.Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX 2. When created the device consumes no physical storage on disk.You are here 5. However.VMAX Integration with VMware 4.

FAST Policy A FAST Policy groups between one and three VP Tiers and assigns an upper usage limit for each storage tier. as well as the performance requirements of the application contained within the storage group. Storage Group A storage group is a logical grouping of Symmetrix devices that are to be managed together. logical capacity of the associated storage group that can reside on each tier. Association Storage groups are associated with a FAST Policy. without existing performance being affected. This promotion activity is based on policies that associate a storage group to multiple drive technologies. FAST VP proactively monitors workloads at both the LUN level and sub-LUN level in order to identify busy data that would benefit from being moved to higher-performing drives. without affecting business continuity and data availability.each thin pool must contain data devices of the same RAID protection type. thereby defining the VP Tiers that data in the storage group can be allocated on. and be configured on the same drive technology. Exercise Overview vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 65 . via virtual pools. FAST VP Components: VP Tier A VP Tier contains between one and four thin storage pools .FAST VP automates the identification of active or inactive application data for the purposes of reallocating that data across different performance/ capacity tiers within an array. The upper limit specifies the percentage of the configured. or RAID protection schemes. Data movement executed during this activity is performed nondisruptively.

In this exercise you will perform the steps required to place data under FAST VP control. Click Storage icon on the Unisphere toolbar to navigate to the Storage page. which reduces the time between powering on the array and allocating storage to your first host. however the VMAX 10K is shipped with preconfigured Virtual Pools. Create the EFD_R1 Thin Pool VMAX 10K vs. including the following items:       Create Thin Pools Create VP Tiers Create FAST Policies Associate a FAST Policy with a Storage Group Modify a FAST Policy Examine the FAST Compliance Report Note:   This lab is being run in a Virtual Appliance running Enginuity 5876. VMAX 20K & 40K Virtual Provisioning works the same on all three VMAX platforms.so all of the TDATs used in the lab will have Raid 1 (2-Way-Mir) protection. which will reduce the time it takes for you to complete the lab and will ensure the VM remains stable throughout the exercise.denoted as 2-Way-Mir in Unisphere . One Virtual Pool per drive technology is configured by default. This Virtual Appliance has a fraction of the resources that the smallest Symmetrix array offers.  The Virtual Appliance only supports Raid 1 devices . vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 66 .  Using 128 MB for the Volume Capacity will ensure that existing Data Devices (TDATs) are added to the pool.

Note. Be sure to change the Volume Capacity unit to MB before entering 128 for the actual capacity.A thin pool is a shared. also needs to be specified. the protection type 2-way-mir is the same as Raid 1 protection. and emulation. click the Thin Pools big button. physical storage resource of a single RAID protection and drive technology used for the purposes of Virtual Provisioning. Click the Create button in the bottom left hand corner of the Thin Pools page. and their capacity. On the Storage page. Made up of multiple data devices (TDATs). The number of data devices. the desired RAID protection. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 67 . it is necessary to specify a pool name. Complete the Create Thin Pool dialog as shown above. which is abbreviated as R1 in the pool and tier names throughout this lab. each pool provides on-demand storage for host addressable thin devices (TDEVs). the desired drive technology. To create a thin pool.

Click the Close button to confirm the thin pool was created. Select Run Now from the drop down to execute the create thin pool command. Verify that the new thin pool EFD_R1 is listed in the table.Verify that the 16 Existing Volumes will be added to the new thin pool. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 68 . Double click on the name to view its details.

FAST VP works the same on all three VMAX platforms. Click the Create button located at the bottom left of the screen. and be configured on the same drive technology. Navigate to the Tiers Page A FAST VP tier defines a set of resources of the same drive technology type combined with a given RAID protection type. FAST VP tiers can contain between one and four thin pools. Click the Tiers big button to navigate to the Tiers page. and the same emulation. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 69 . however the VMAX 10K ships with preconfigured tiers and a default policy. VMAX 20K & 40K As with Virtual Provisioning. Each pool must contain data devices of the same RAID protection type.Create the EFD_R1 Tier VMAX 10K vs. Click the Storage link in the navigation path to return to the Storage page.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 70 . Click the Close button on the Create Tier information pop up window to continue.Complete the Create Tier dialog as indicated above.

Click the Edit button to continue.Modify the FC Tier Select the FC_R1 tier in the Tiers table. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 71 .

Complete the Edit Tier FC_R1 dialog as follows: 1. EMC's best practice is to add data devices created on disks with significantly different capacities to separate pools. which may then be combined in a single tier. Click the check box next to the VPsnap pool 2. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 72 . rotational speed and raid protection in a tier. Click the OK button FAST VP supports from one to four pools backed by data devices on the same technology.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 73 . Click the Create button to continue.Click the Close button to dismiss the Edit Tier dialog. Click the Mange Policies link to navigate to the FAST Polices page. The upper limit specifies the maximum amount of capacity from each storage group associated with the policy that can reside on that particular tier. Click the FAST big button to navigate to the FAST page. Create a FAST Policy Click the Storage link in the navigation path to return to the Storage page. A FAST policy groups between one and three tiers and assigns an upper usage limit for each storage tier.

Click the OK button to continue.Complete the Create FAST Policy dialog as shown above. Associating a storage group to a policy allows data within the storage group to reside on up to three tiers. Click the Close button to dismiss the Create FAST Policy information pop-up window. A storage group is considered to be compliant with the FAST policy it is associated with when all data in the storage group is vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 74 . Associate the GOLD Policy with a Storage Group Select the GOLD policy in the FAST Policies table.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 75 . Click the Associate Storage Groups button. Select the UNIVMAX storage group.allocated within the bounds of the upper usage limits for each tier contained with the policy. Click the OK button to continue. Click the Close button on the Add Storage Group(s) pop-up window to continue. Click the Show Advanced tab to display the Enable FAST VP RDF Coordination option.

Modify the DEFAULT Policy Select the DEFAULT policy. Click the Apply button Policy modifications take effect immediately. then right click and select the View Details option on the Right Click menu. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 76 .Click the Close button to dismiss the Add Storage Group(s) pop-up. Modify the Properties of the DEFAULT policy as follows: 1. Update the tiers as shown to add allow a small percentage of EFD space 2.

Click the Edit link for the Move Time Window in the FAST Status Report section.Click the Close button to dismiss the pop-up window. Click the Show Advanced link on the FAST VP Movement Time Window dialog. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 77 . Define a Move Time Window Click the FAST link on the toolbar.

Click the Manage button for the Open Time Windows (Inclusive) option. Complete the Manage Open VP Movement Time Windows dialog as shown. Click the Close button to dismiss the pop-up window after hitting the Add button. Click OK. Modify the Initial Analysis Period vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 78 .

Click the Close button to dismiss the pop-up window. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 79 . Enable FAST VP Click the Edit link to change the FAST VP Settings.Modify the Time to sample before first analysis period to have FAST VP collect performance statistics for a full day before performing any data movement. this value can also be reduced to as little as two hours. Then press the OK button to continue. Note. Click the Show Advanced settings link on the FAST VP Settings dialog.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 80 .Complete the FAST VP Settings dialog as shown. Click the Close button to dismiss the pop-up window.

View a Detailed Compliance Report for a Storage Group vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 81 . Examine the FAST VP Compliance Reports Click the FAST link on the toolbar. Click the Maximimize button on the Storage Groups under FAST control window.Note that FAST VP is now enabled and that both the Performance and Move Time Windows are open. which is located on the bottom right of the FAST page. to display a table of the storage groups and their capacity distribution.

(Not shown) the amount of capacity the storage group can still consume in each tier based on the policy. Click the Storage Groups option from the drop down menu. Conclusion In this exercise you've configured virtual provisioning pools.the maximum capacity allowed in each tier based on the policy associated with the storage group.The capacity in GBs allowed in each tier based on the policy associated with the storage group. a negative number would indicate the storage group is out of compliance. Note the following information in the FAST Compliance Report:     Max SG Demand (%) . FAST VP Tiers and FAST VP Policies. Select the UNIVMAX storage group from the Storage Groups table. Note.Hover your mouse over the Storage section on the Toolbar. Growth (GB) . Click the View Details button at the bottom of the page to continue. Examine the FAST Compliance Report for the Storage Group.the amount of capacity currently allocated in each tier. You've also associated storage groups with the FAST VP policies and examined the compliance report. Limit (GB) . vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 82 . Fast SG Used (GB) .

(for DA eXternal) has been developed that adapts the traditional DA emulation model to act on external logical units as though they were physical drives. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 83 . data management. eDisks An eDisk is a logical representation of an external LUN when it is added into the VMAX configuration. New Enginuity components required by FTS FTS is implemented entirely in Enginuity and does not require any additional Symmetrix hardware. Data on the external LUNs can also be preserved and accessed through Symmetrix devices. . The fact that a DX is using external LUNs instead of a DA using internal LUNs is transparent to other director emulations and to the Enginuity infrastructure in general. . a DX behaves the same as a DA.Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX 2. These devices are referred to as eDisks. With respect to most non-drivespecific Enginuity functions. and data migration with data that resides on external arrays.You are here 6. . storage tiering. referred to as DX. Connectivity with an external array will be established through the same fibre optic SLICs currently used for configuring FAs and RFs.Using VP Snap What is FTS? Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) allows LUNs that exist on external arrays to be used to provide physical storage for Symmetrix VMAX.VMAX Integration with VMware 4. Exclusive disk group numbers for external disk groups start at 512. .Configuring Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) <<--. .Exercise 5: How to Configure Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) How to Configure Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) 1. The terms “eDisk” and “external spindle” both refer to this external LUN once it has been placed in an external disk group and a virtual RAID group. This allows the use of Symmetrix Enginuity functionality such as local replication. External spindles and internal physical spindles cannot be mixed in a disk group. however. The external LUNs can be used as raw storage space for the creation of Symmetrix devices in the same way internal Symmetrix physical drives are used. External disk group External disk groups are virtual disk groups that are created by the user to contain eDisks. DX directors A new emulation.How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server 3. remote replication.Configuring Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP 5. Instead of running FA or RF emulation. the processors will run a new type of emulation. .

virtual RAID group gets created for each eDisk that gets added to the system. The RAID group is virtual because eDisks are not protected locally by the VMAX. eDisks are added to unprotected virtual RAID groups. Enginuity creates an external spindle and adds it to the specified external disk group. External provisioning When an eDisk is virtualized for external provisioning. These devices are called encapsulated devices. External disk groups are separate from disk groups containing internal physicals and start at disk group number 512. These devices are called externally provisioned devices. Encapsulation .Allows the user to preserve existing data on external LUNs and access it through Symmetrix volumes. Because RAID protection is provided by the external array.Virtual RAID group An unprotected. Virtualizing The process of adding an eDisk to a Symmetrix array is called virtualizing the eDisk. Symmetrix devices can then be created from the external disk group to present to users.Allows the user to access LUNs existing on external storage as raw capacity for new Symmetrix devices. Virtualizing has two modes of operation:   External Provisioning . they rely on the protection provided by the external array. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 84 .

the external spindle is created and added to the specified external disk group and to an unprotected RAID group.Encapsulation Encapsulation has two modes of operation:  Encapsulation for disk group provisioning (DP encapsulation) . The thin device would then available be presented to the host allowing it to access the preserved data on the external array through the VMAX. Pools with VP Encapsulated devices will have thin and data devices 100% allocated (as well as the pool itself). How to View External Disk Groups Click Storage on the Unisphere tool bar.The external spindle is created and added to the specified external disk group and unprotected RAID group. and enabled. Extents are allocated to the external LUN through the TDAT.Just as with DP encapsulation. A fully allocated thin device (TDEV) will be bound to the pool. balance. allowing access to preserved data. Fully non-persistently allocated thin devices (TDEVs) are also created and bound to the pool. Because of the 1:1 relationship required between the data device and the thin device for VP Encapsulation.  Configuring FTS Virtual Provisioning Encapsulation In this lab. an external LUN will be encapsulated and configured for Virtual Provisioning. When the device is encapsulated and a thin pool is specified. and reclaim are not applicable to encapsulated thin pools and devices. Encapsulation for virtual provisioning (VP encapsulation) . added to the pool. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 85 . Data devices (TDATs) are then created and added to a specified thin pool. there are some differences between VP in an encapsulated environment and VP using non-encapsulated external or internal data devices. Otherwise the Symm devices will be treated as any other VMAX volumes. unbind. a data device (TDAT) will be created. Symmetrix devices are also created at the same time. Operations like add device.

Locate disk group # 512 and examine its attributes. Scroll down until the External Storage big button is available. External disks and internal disks cannot be mixed in any disk group. View the Control Ports vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 86 . then click on it to display the Disk Groups table. All disk groups numbered 512 and above contain external disks only. then click on it to display the External Storage tables. How to View the External Storage Presented to a VMAX Click Storage in the navigation path to return to the Storage Section.Scroll down until the Disk Groups big button is available.

in a 2 engine VMAX. Once the DX emulation has been loaded on the processors. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 87 . 7G and 8G would be a valid pair as would 9H and 10H. If converting FAs to DXs. FTS is completely user-configurable. For example. EMC requires a minimum of 4 paths to external devices. Both ports on a processor will be automatically configured as DX ports when the emulation is loaded and both must be cabled and part of the FTS configuration. DI pairs will always be configured on the same engine with the same processor number. Use the scroll bar to view all of the details. DX directors are configured in dual initiator (DI) pairs like traditional DAs. any previously assigned devices must be unmapped and unmasked and the FA ports must be removed from any port groups. They are fully redundant like DAs and a failing director will fail over when necessary to the other fully functioning director in the DI pair. View the External Ports Click the triangle next to the folder in the External Ports table to display the external ports. Notes: DX directors must be configured by EMC. Use the scroll bar to view all of the details. meaning that at least 4 ports belonging to a single DX dual initiator pair must be configured.Click the triangle next to the folder in the Control Ports table to display the DX ports.

View the External LUNs Click the triangle next to the folder in the External LUNs table to display the external LUNs. How to Import External LUNs Select the first External LUN WWN and while holding down the Shift key. Use the scroll bars to view all of the details. 0101 and 0102 in the external array. Click the Virtualize button to start the process of adding the external LUNs as eDisks. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 88 . These three devices correspond to Volumes 0100. select the third.

and choosing a thin pool will cause the eDisk to be created along with the TDAT (DATA device) which will be added to the pool and the corresponding TDEV (thin device) which will be bound to the pool. 3.Complete the Virtualize External LUNs Dialog as shown above. Adding the eDisk. 2. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 89 . Note that with this option. a thin pool name must be specified. when encapsulating a device for Virtual Provisioning. Click OK to continue. the data on the external LUN will be preserved. one must be created. 1. Read the Confirm Virtualizing External LUNs pop-up window.EXTERNAL_DG Thin Pool: EXTERNAL Use the drop down menu to select Run Now Note. choosing to encapsulate the data.Virtual Provisioning Disk Group: 512 . Import Method: Encapsulation . If an appropriate thin pool does not already exist. 4.

Examine the information in the Thin Pools table for the EXTERNAL thin pool. Click the Close button to acknowledge the pop-up windows. With FTS. Note the pool's Configuration is Unprotected. How to View the FTS Components Created After Virtualizing External LUNs Hover the cursor over the Storage option on the toolbar. the VMAX relies on the external array to provide the raid protection. then click Thin Pools.PLEASE Note. executing the command may take up to five minutes to complete in the Virtual Symmetrix Environment. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 90 .

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 91 .Double click the small icon next to EXTERNAL in the Name column to display the pool's detailed configuration. so as soon as the TDEV is provisioned to a host. notice that three DATA Volumes (TDAT) and three Bound Volumes (TDEV) exist in the pool. all of the data that exists on the external LUN will be visible to the host. Note the following properties are unique to an external disk group:   Raid Protection = Unprotected Technology = N/A In the Related Objects section. The TDAT and TDEV have a 1:1 relationship. Use the scroll bar to examine the EXTERNAL pool's properties.

Click the EXTERNAL link in the navigation path to return to the pool's subsection. the external array provides an eDisk with its raid protection.View the Data Devices (TDAT) Click the DATA Volumes link to display the volumes in the pool. because with FTS. Note that it's configuration is Unprotected. Examine the properties of the DATA Volume (TDEV) 0070 that was added during the virtualization step. View the Thin Devices (TDEV) Click the Bound Volumes (TDEVs) link to display the volumes in the pool. [OPTIONAL] Double click on the Data Volume 0070 to see all of its details. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 92 .

Use the scroll bar to examine TDEV 0073's properties. Note that the volume is 100% allocated from the EXTERNAL pool. Conclusion In this lesson you used Unisphere for VMAX to configure FTS. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 93 . as soon as the volume is provisioned to a host. Double click on the TDEV 0071 to see all of its details.These thin devices (TDEV) were automatically created and bound to the pool during the virtualization step. all of the data that exists on the external LUN will be visible to the host. As mentioned above.

How to Display the Control and External Ports If you wish to view the control ports and external ports in SYMCLI.How to Configure Federated Tiered Storage with SYMCLI (Optional Exercise) In this optional exercise. open a command prompt and execute the following command: symdisk -sid 01 list -dskgrp_summary Locate disk group # 512 in the output and examine its attributes. open a command prompt and execute the following command: vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 94 . How to Display External Disk Groups Click the Command Prompt icon located on the Desktop. you will use Solutions Enabler (SYMCLI) to virtualize the two remaining external LUNs presented to the VMAX. To list the Disk Groups in SYMCLI.

How to Virtualize External LUNs vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 95 . How to Display the External LUNs To view the external LUNs visible to the first control port 7F:0.symsan -sid 01 list -sanports -dx all -p all Note the control ports are listed in the first column and the external port WWNs are listed in the last column of the output. execute the following command: symsan -sid 01 list -dir 7F -p 0 -sanluns -wwn 50000972C0000558 Note. the WWN 50000972C0000558 at the end of the command line is the WWN of the remote port connected to the control port.

Display the contents of the file fts_add_edisks. the -noprompt option in the command above may be abbreviated -nop as commit may be abbreviated com.txt commit -noprompt Note.txt.txt Note the following about the file's contents:    The WWNs after the wwn= match the WWNs of the two remaining external devices The disk_group=512 designates the disk group number the edisks will be added to The encapsulate _data=no option tells the system that this external LUN will be treated as a raw disk and the data it contains will not be preserved. Change to the FTS directory cd c:\Labs\FTS 2. This operation will take a few minutes to complete.To prepare to virtualize the remaining external LUNs. Execute the add disk commands in the fts_add_edisks. execute the following commands in the Command Prompt: 1. 3. type fts_add_edisks. How to Display eDisks added to an External Disk Group Execute the command below to list the eDisks added to the external disk group 512 during the virtualization step(s): vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 96 .txt file: symconfigure -sid 01 -file fts_add_edisks.

only three spindles will be in the disk group. if you skipped the optional SYMCLI step. the spindle's location is External. How to Display the Details for a Spindle Execute the command below to display spindle 1E00's details. which means it's a Data Device (TDAT) that exists on an external LUN. Also note that the device's Type is Ext-Data. symdisk -sid 01 show -spid 1E00 | more Note. Press the Space bar to display the rest of the command's output. Note that one hyper with Device id 0070 exists on the spindle. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 97 .symdisk -sid 01 list -disk_group 512 -spindle Note.

How to Display a Thin Devices (TDEV) Details vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 98 . symdev -sid 01 show 0070 | more Note that device 0070 is an Encapsulated Device that is part of the thin pool EXTERNAL.How to Display a Data Devices (TDAT) Details Execute the command below to display device 0070's details. Press the Space bar to display the rest of the device's details. Use the scroll bar to display all of the fields.

Execute the command below to display device 0073's details. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 99 . Conclusion In this lesson you used SYMCLI to configure FTS. it doesn't have a RAID group and is locally unprotected. The fact that the device is bound to a pool indicates the device is a thin device (TDEV). Also note that like all thin devices. symdev -sid 01 show 0073 | more Note that the TDEV 0073 is an Encapsulated Device that is bound to the thin pool EXTERNAL.

Exercise 6: Using VP Snap Using VP Snap 1. After noting the space consumed by these sessions. In this lab. . . Navigate to the VPsnap Lab Directory Execute the command below to change to the VPsnap directory: cd \Labs\VPsnap vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 100 . users will use Solutions Enabler v7.Configuring Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) 6. . you will create two regular TimeFinder/Clone -copy sessions and compare the space saving efficiencies that VP Snap offers.Using VP Snap <<--. . A virtual provisioning thin pool will be monitored throughout this exercise. . Open a Command Prompt Click the Command Prompt icon located on the Desktop.Introduction to Unisphere for VMAX 2.Configuring Virtual Provisioning and FAST VP 5.4 to create two VP Snap sessions using one source device.You are here VP Snap leverages TimeFinder technology to create space-efficient snaps for thin devices by allowing multiple sessions to share allocations within a thin pool. .How to Provision Storage to an ESX Server 3. Note that this lab uses the Symmetrix Command Line interface (SYMCLI) exclusively.VMAX Integration with VMware 4.

Execute the command below to list the files that you'll use during the exercise: dir Display the Details for the Thin Pool FC_R1 Execute the command below to display the detailed configuration of the FC_R1 pool: symcfg -sid 01 show -pool VPsnap -thin -detail | more Note the values of the two fields in the highlighted section. Note the following: vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 101 . Note. you can press Ctrl-C at any time to break the pipe to the more command and return to the command prompt. Press the space bar to advance the output to the Pool Bound Thin Devices section. which we will be referencing throughout the lab to demonstrate the space savings efficiency of the VP Snap feature.

vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 102 . 12 tracks referred to as an Extent are allocated from an enabled Data Device in the pool.    Thin devices 0040 . Create a VP Snap Session Execute the command below to display the contents of the file session1.004F are bound to the FC_R1 pool The devices are all 32775 tracks in size Device 004A has 540 tracks allocated and 515 tracks written The total number of allocated tracks may vary from the screenshot depending on the order you execute the labs As hosts write to new areas of a thin device.txt file: symclone -sid 01 create -f session1. Enginuity maintains a flag referred to as NWBH .for each track on every usable device.txt: type session1. that the first device on the line (04A) is the source device and the second device (04B) is the target device. the -nop option in the screenshot is an abbreviation for -noprompt. Execute the command below to create a VPsnap session using the devices in the session1. Extent allocations are performed in a round robin fashion across all of the enabled Data Devices with free space in the pool.txt Note. This mechanism allows the VMAX family to take short cuts in certain situations.txt -vse -noprompt Note.Never Written By Host . This flag indicates if a host write has ever been performed to the Logical Block Address (LBA) range that belongs to a track.

Execute the command below to activate the VP Snap session: symclone -sid 01 activate -f session1.txt -noprompt
Query the VP Snap Session

Execute the command below to list all of the VP Snap sessions: symclone list -vse Note the the Virtual Space Efficient (VSE) setting is active for the source and target pair 004A to 004B and also note the number of tracks of device 004A that are protected. Note, you may have to execute the command a number of times to allow the activation to complete.
Re-examine the Allocated and Shared Tracks

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Execute the command below to display the detailed configuration of the VPsnap pool. symcfg -sid 01 show -pool VPsnap -thin -detail | more Note the values of the two fields in the highlighted section haven't changed. The # of Shared Tracks will not increase until a second VP Snap session is activated for the same source device and new writes to the source device occur. When this happens, the target devices in any active VP Snap sessions begin sharing the original tracks. The source device allocates new extents from the free space in the pool to store updated data.
Create a Second VP Snap Session

Execute the command below to display the contents of the file session2.txt: type session2.txt Note, the first device on the line (04A) is the source device and the second device (04C) is the target device. Execute the command below to create a VPsnap session using the devices in the session2.txt file: symclone -sid 01 create -f session2.txt -vse -noprompt Note, the -nop option in the screenshot is an abbreviation for -noprompt. Execute the command below to activate the VP Snap session: symclone -sid 01 activate -f session2.txt -noprompt
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Write Data to the Source Device 004A

Execute the command below to list the devices presented to the host. syminq -winvol Notice that the \\PHYSICALDRIVE1 is the Source Device 004A and is mounted as drive E:. Execute the command below to copy the file VPsnaplab-test.log file to the E: drive. copy VPsnaplab-test.log E:\
Re-examine the Allocated and Shared Tracks

Execute the command below to display the detailed configuration of the VPsnap pool. symcfg -sid 01 show -pool VPsnap -thin -detail | more Note the values of the two fields in the highlighted section have changed. New extents of 12 tracks were allocated to accommodate the copy of the .log file. The

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log file was copied. Shared tracks are defined as tracks that have pointers to them from multiple thin devices sharing the pool. Notice Data Devices that contain shared tracks are indicated by the X in the FLG S column. Terminate the VP Snap Sessions vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 106 . Examine the Enabled Data Devices Press the Space bar to advance the output.two snap sessions are also sharing extents or multiples of 12 tracks to preserve the view of the source device before the .

the -noprompt option used in the commands above may be abbreviated nop. Execute the command below to verify there are no VP Snap sessions remaining: symclone list -vse Create and Activate Two Clone -copy Sessions Execute the command below to create a Clone -copy session using the same device pairs as the first VP Snap session: symclone -sid 01 create -f session1. Execute the command below to terminate the VP Snap sessions: symclone -sid 01 terminate -f session1.txt -noprompt Note.txt -noprompt symclone -sid 01 terminate -f session2.In order to recognize the space savings that the VP Snap feature offers. we must compare the # of Allocated tracks from the previous step to the # of Allocated tracks after terminating the VP Snap sessions and creating regular Clone -copy sessions using the same device pairs.txt -copy -noprompt vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 107 .

txt -noprompt Execute the command below to create a Clone -copy session using the same device pairs as the second VP Snap session: symclone -sid 01 create -f session2. symclone list -i 10 Without the VPsnap feature. the -noprompt option used in the commands above may be abbreviated nop. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 108 .txt -copy -noprompt Execute the command below to activate the Clone -copy session.Execute the command below to activate the Clone -copy session. List the Clone Sessions Execute the command below to list all of the clone sessions every 10 seconds. When the number of Protected Tracks for the two sessions reaches zero. press Ctrl-C to break the loop. symclone -sid 01 activate -f session2. symclone -sid 01 activate -f session1. both target devices consume the same amount of space in the pool as the source device.txt -noprompt Note.

Each clone is an independent and full copy of the source device. New extents of 12 tracks were allocated to accommodate the clones of the source device. symcfg -sid 01 show -pool VPsnap -thin -detail | more Note the values of the two fields in the highlighted section have changed again. vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 109 . Conclusion In conclusion the new TimeFinder VP Snap feature offers space saving efficiencies by sharing data amongst multiple sessions. Therefore there are no longer any shared tracks in the pool.Re-examine the Allocated and Shared Tracks Execute the command below to display the detailed configuration of the VPsnap pool.

Conclusion Three Things to Take Away Thank you for taking the time to complete the VMAX lab! We hope you enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about the power and flexibility of the Symmetrix VMAX family of arrays. TimeFinder VP Snap and a new simplified management interface Unisphere for VMAX The VMAX family offers many integration points with VMware and is the best choice for hosting your virtualized environment Unisphere for VMAX makes managing the world's most powerful storage array easier than ever before Thank you! vLab Unisphere for VMAX 40K and 10K 110 . As you depart. we hope you'll take away the following:    Enginuity 5876 introduced many new features including Federated Tiered Storage.

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