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EMC® VNX™ Series

Power up your VNX

Complete the following procedure to safely perform a power up of your VNX5700 Unified.
Note: As part of a robust disaster recovery plan, it is recommended that you test the planned power down
and power up of your VNX prior to an event necessitating these actions. Print off and follow this procedure
to test the power up process on your VNX.
Power up your VNX5700 Unified ........................................................................................................................2

bus 0) is plugged into the SPS A and the power cable retention bails are in place. 6. Verify that the master switch/circuit breakers for each cabinet power strip are ON. 10. 9. 4. 8. 3. Verify that the power cables for the SPSs are plugged into the appropriate cabinet power strips on either side of the rack in a manner ensuring high availability and the power cable retention bails are in place. 11. bus 0) is plugged into the SPS B and the power cable retention bails are in place. Verify that the power cables for any additional DAEs are plugged into the appropriate cabinet power strips on either side of the rack in a manner ensuring high availability and the power cable retention bails are in place. Verify that the following sense cable serial connections are in place: ◆ SP A to SPS A ◆ SP B to SPS B 7.Power up your VNX5700 Unified Power up your VNX5700 Unified 1. Turn the SPS power switches ON. Ensure that the power cable for SP A is plugged into SPS A and the power cable retention bails are in place. 2. Verify that the power cable for LCC A on the vault DAE (EA 0. 2 Power up your VNX . Verify that the power cable for LCC B on the vault DAE (EA 0. Ensure that the power cables for the Data Mover enclosures (two cables per enclosure) and Control Stations (one cable per CS) are not connected to the PDUs. Ensure that the power cable for SP B is plugged into SPS B and the power cable retention bails are in place. 5. Verify that the power switches on SPS A and SPS B are in the OFF position. You will connect these power cables later.

turn on the Control Station by pressing the power button (1) on the front. Ensure that the Control Station is powered up before continuing. The blue power LED on the front of the Data Mover enclosure will light when the Data Movers have powered up. Note: The front bezel must be removed to for a clear view of the CS LEDs and to access the power button of the Control Station. CS 1 will be booted later in this process. 13. Check the system and hardware status as follows: Power up your VNX5700 Unified 3 . 14. Connect all Data Mover enclosure power cables to the PDUs in a manner ensuring high availability and wait for the Data Movers to power up. after 5 minutes. Important: Do not plug in the power cable for CS 1. Then. If. connect the power cable for the Control Station 0 to the PDU. at this time. this LED indicates that the Control Station is off. Check the CS power LED (3 in the following figure) on the front of the Control Station verify that the CS is booting. 15. if present. Wait 4-5 minutes as the Data Movers power up to ensure that the Data Movers have booted and that they are ready. This green LED will blink as the CS boots and be on when complete.Power up your VNX5700 Unified 12.

slot_0 primary control station 5 . and then refer to the Troubleshooting Trees on the EMC Support page for the storage system. From a browser. c. 17. once you have confirmed that CS 0 is up and healthy. ensure that the system is correctly cabled. contact your authorized service provider. You have completed the power up of the system when the SP power LED on each SP is steady green. e. Use the drop-down list at the topleft Dashboard to select the system name and view its System Information. 4 Power up your VNX .slot_2 contacted 5 . Log in to the Unisphere software as sysadmin and define the scope as Global.slot_3 contacted 16. power up CS 1 by connecting the power cable for the CS 1 to a PDU on a different circuit from CS 0 to ensure high availability. For dual Control Station systems only. d. If amber LEDs on the front or back of the storage system remain on for more than 10 minutes. On this page.Power up your VNX5700 Unified a. return to the Run Command option in Unisphere and perform a system checkup: nas_checkup Fix issues discovered by the nas_checkup command in the manner indicated in its output. 18. After completing the power up of the system. Next. type the IP address of the primary Control Station. locate the Run Command option in Unisphere under Control Station CLI on the righthand side of the System page and verify that CS 0 and the Data Movers booted successfully by running a Control Station CLI command: # /nasmcd/sbin/getreason Expected Reason Code values for booted VNX for File components: 10 . verify that the Status fields for the VNX display OK. b. If you cannot determine any reasons for the fault.

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