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DMX-4 Storage Provisioning Step by Step

Step by Step Procedure for storage provisioning & Reclamation in DMX-4 Storage Provisioning 1. Creating STD device 2. Forming Meta Device 3. Mapping 4. Masking Storage Reclamation 1. Unmasking 2. Write Disable 3. Un-mapping 4. Dissolve meta 5. Deleting hypers Step by Step Procedure for storage provision in DMX-4 1. Creating STD device Verify the Symmetrix status symconfigure –sid 4282 verify If any hung activities found abort symconfigure –sid 4282 abort Verify the available free space symconfigure -sid SymmID [-v | -freespace [-units cylinders | MB]] list or symdisk –sid 4282 list –disk_group 2 Create Command file Create dev count=8, size=12394, data_member_count=3, emulation=FBA, config=RAID-5, disk_group=2; Verify the command line syntax by performing PREVIEW using Symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f Create_hypers.txt –v –noprompt preview Verify the Array readiness by performing PREPARE using Symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f Create_hypers.txt –v –noprompt prepare Execute COMMIT using Symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f Create_hypers.txt –v –noprompt commit Verify the newly created devices Symdev –sid 4282 list –noport 2. Forming Meta Device • Verify the Symmetrix status symconfigure –sid 4282 verify • If any hung activities found abort

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txt –v –noprompt preview Verify the Array readiness by performing PREPARE using Symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f meta. lun=036.symconfigure –sid 4282 abort • Create Command file Form meta from dev 26CA.txt –v –nop prepare • Execute COMMIT using Symconfigure command symconfigure –sid 4282 –f create_hypers.txt –v –nop preview • Verify the Array readiness by performing PREPARE using Symconfigure command symconfigure –sid 4282 –f create_hypers.txt –v –nop commit • Check the device have been mapped symcfg –sid 4282 list –address –available –dir 7d –p 0 4. Verify the command line syntax by performing PREVIEW using Symconfigure ommand Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f meta. stripe_size=1920.txt –v –noprompt commit • Verify the newly created meta devices Symdev –sid 4282 list –noport • • 3. Mappping • Masking devices to the host symmaskdb –sid 4282 –wwn 10000000c93f62cf –dir 7d –p 0 add devs 26ca –nop Symmask –sid 4282 –refresh • Check whether devices have masked . add dev 26CB:26E4 to meta 26ca. • Verify the command line syntax by performing PREVIEW using Symconfigure command symconfigure –sid 4282 –f create_hypers. config=striped.txt –v –noprompt prepare • Execute COMMIT using Symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f meta. Mappping • Find the host connected Director and Port details symcfg –sid 4282 list –connections • Find the available addresses on that port symcfg –sid 4282 list –address –available –dir 7d –p 0 • Create a command file for mapping map dev 26ca to dir 7d:0.

Symdev –sid 4282 list –noport 5. Dissolve meta • To Dissolve meta create a cmd/txt file with the following line Dissolve meta dev 26ca.txt –v –nop prepare • Perform Commit operation using symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f dissolve. Write Disable Write Disable the devices before unmapping from the Director and from port symdev -sid 4282 write_disable 26ca -sa 7d -p 0 -noprompt • 3.txt –v –nop commit • Verify that the device has been unmapped Symdev –sid 4282 list -noport 4. Unmasking • Unmasking devices from the host symmaskdb –sid 4282 –www 10000000c93f62cf –dir 7d –p 0 remove devs 26ca • Refresh the Symmetrix Array Symmask –sid 4282 –refresh 2. Un-mapping • Create a cmd/txt file with the following line Unmap dev 26ca from dir all:all.txt –v –nop prepare • Perform Commit operation using symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f unmap.symmaskdb -sid 4282 list database -dir 7d -p 0 Step by Step Procedure for Storage Reclamation 1.txt –v –nop preview • Perform prepare operation using symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f dissolve. • Perform preview operation using symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f unmap.txt –v –nop preview • Perform prepare operation using symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f unmap. • Perform preview operation using symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f dissolve.txt –v –nop commit • Verify that the meta has been Dissoved. Deleting hypers .

txt –v –nop commit • Verify that Hypers have been deleted.• To delete the hypers create a cmd/txt file with the following line. Delete dev 26ca:26d1. • Perform preview operation using symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f dissolve.txt –v –nop prepare • Perform Commit operation using symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f dissolve. Symdev –sid 4282 list -noport .txt –v –nop preview • Perform prepare operation using symconfigure command Symconfigure –sid 4282 –f dissolve.