ControlCenter Management

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ControlCenter Management

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...............................................................................................................................................39 Lab Exercise 4: Symmetrix Virtual Provisioning .............................................................31 Part 1 A: Create Logical Volumes.......................................................64 Part 2: Import Active Zone Set ........4 Table of Contents: ControlCenter Management Lab Guide ..............................................................................19 Part 6: At-a-Glance View ........................................60 Part 2: Bind LUNs .....72 Part 2: TimeFinder Operations in ControlCenter ........................................................................71 Part 1: SRDF Operations in ControlCenter ..............................................65 Part 3: Create New Zones ...............................................3 Document Revision History ..................59 Part 1: Create RAID Groups .50 Part 4: Thin Pool Management ........................................68 Part 6: Symmetrix Storage Device Masking (Pre-VMAX) .....................................................................................................................................................................................................63 Part 1: Configure Zoning Policy ...................................................2 Trademark Information ..........................................................62 Lab Exercise 6: SAN Management ..................38 Part 4: Map Logical Volume to Array Ports (Pre-VMAX) ...............................................................ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Table of Contents: ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Copyright .....................................................................................................................69 Lab Exercise 7: Business Continuance .....................................................................................................................................................................5 Lab Exercise 1: ControlCenter Views Usage ......................66 Part 4: Edit Copy of Active Zone Set ....................67 Part 5: Activate a New Zone Set.....................16 Part 5: Connectivity Information........................26 Lab Exercise 3: Symmetrix Array Configuration .............54 Part 5: Allocate Devices to Hosts ..........................................61 Part 3: Configure Storage Groups .............34 Part 2: Change Devices to BCV Device Type.........................................................21 Lab Exercise 2: User Administration and Data Collection Policies .................................................................23 Part 1: User Administration .......................7 Part 1: Launching the ControlCenter Console ............................................56 Lab Exercise 5: CLARiiON Array Configuration ......................................................................24 Part 2: Data Collection Policies .........................................................................................................................32 Part 1B: Create Symmetrix Devices using Symmetrix Management Console (VMAX) ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................13 Part 4: Host Information ......................................................................................................... All Rights Reserved..41 Part 1: Access the SMC Web Interface and Configure Link and Launch Clients ...............42 Part 2: Create Symmetrix Devices ............................................................9 Part 3: Configuration Information on a CLARiiON Storage Array ....................................................5 Page 5 of 138 ........................76 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................44 Part 3: FBA Meta Device Configuration .......................................................................37 Part 3: Create Meta Volume .............. Version 2....................................................................8 Part 2: Configuration Information on a Symmetrix Storage Array ....

.............85 Part 4: Creating New Alert Policies ......................................................................5 Page 6 of 138 ........................................................................................91 Part 3: SAN and Storage Performance Scenario .................................................104 Part 6: Create a Query ...........................................................................................................................................................................................120 Part 2: Provision New Storage ....................... Version 2..........................................................................................................................92 Lab Exercise 10: StorageScope Reporting ..........................................................131 Part 1: Reporting ....117 Lab Exercise 12: Task Lab – Provisioning Storage to a Server ..........................................99 Part 4: Report Jobs ..................................................................................110 Lab Exercise 11: Performance Management ...........................................114 Part 2: Performance Manager ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................121 Part 3: Monitoring and Alerting ..........89 Part 1: File Server Scenario........................................................................................................................................127 Part 3: Monitoring and Alerting ..........................................93 Part 1: SRM Views.........................................................................107 Part 7: Create Scheduled Query Jobs ............128 Task Lab Worksheet ...................................................................................................................................................................119 Part 1: Plan for New Storage ......................................................................................................................... All Rights Reserved.113 Part 1: Real-Time Performance Monitoring .............101 Part 5: Using Queries ..................................129 Lab Exercise 14: Task Lab – Reporting Scenarios (Optional) ........................................124 Lab Exercise 13: Task Lab – Local Replica Backup Solution ...............................................................................................................................................94 Part 2: Using the Dashboard ...........................................................................................126 Part 2: Create Replica .....................................138 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.................................................................................................................................................ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 8: Alert Management .......................................................................................135 Part 1: Creating and Populating Storage Pools ....................................................................................................................97 Part 3: Launching and Filtering Interactive Reports ...81 Part 1: Viewing Alerts ..................82 Part 2: Active Alert Management ..................................87 Lab Exercise 9: Alert Planning (Optional) .............................................................................................................................................................83 Part 3: Editing Alert Policies ...............................136 Part 2: Storage Policy ..........................................................125 Part 1: Plan for Replica Backup Solution ................................132 Lab Exercise 15: Storage Provisioning Services .......................90 Part 2: Database and Backup Scenario .............................................................137 Part 3: Storage Allocation Task ................................................................................................................................................................122 Task Lab Worksheet .........................................................................................

ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 1: ControlCenter Views Usage Purpose: To collect information using the key ControlCenter Console Views.   References: Module 3: Console Views Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:  Determine Configuration information on all the Storage Arrays managed by EMC ControlCenter  Determine how a host is using its storage resources. Explore the Topology view in EMC ControlCenter Explore the At-A-Glance view in EMC ControlCenter. Determine which storage arrays are attached to the host. All Rights Reserved. Display the relationship between host Logical Volume Manager entities and the corresponding Symmetrix devices (End-to-End Mapping).5 Page 7 of 138 . Version 2.

At-a-Glance. Enter the assigned User name and Password and click OK. The Console Login screen launches. Relationship. Connectivity and Administration. Version 2. Hosts and Connectivity folders contain the managed objects. Performance and Alerts are some of the common views. The one on the left shows the Object Tree as folders.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 1: ControlCenter Views Usage Part 1: Launching the ControlCenter Console Step Action 1 Double-click the Start ECC Console icon and wait for the EMC ControlCenter Launch Utility to appear. This may take a couple of minutes. The Storage Systems. The right hand side pane is the Target Panel where different views of the Managed Objects can be seen. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Click Submit. All Rights Reserved. The EMC ControlCenter Console is launched.5 Page 8 of 138 . Leave the Server Port Number at the default value of 10799. Topology. Properties. Note The console has two main panes. Hosts. 2 Enter the Server Host Name or IP address (Instructor will assign). Some of the folders are Storage Systems.

ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 1: Console Views Usage Part 2: Configuration Information on a Symmetrix Storage Array Step 1 Action If you were adding a new host to a data center. All Rights Reserved. Click on one of the Symmetrix in the tree and drag it into the target panel and record the following information: Serial Number (S/N) Model Configured Capacity Unconfigured Capacity Cache Size Microcode Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Version 2. Click Properties from the Tool bar to make the target panel heading ―Properties‖.5 Page 9 of 138 . what information would you want to find out about the Symmetrix as part of the planning and preparation for the job? 2 3 How many storage arrays is this Console managing? _____________________ (Drill Down into the Storage Systems Folder in the tree) Determine the properties of the Symmetrix Storage Arrays: If there is anything in the Target Panel. clear them by clicking the Eraser Button.

are they 3+1 or 7+1? ____________________________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. right-click the Mapped Devices folder and Arrange By Type.5 Page 10 of 138 . All Rights Reserved. Version 2. Determine the number and type of Host (Front-End) Directors on this Symmetrix: (Drill down into the Host Directors – Click and Drag the directors to the Properties Target Panel): Total Number of Host Directors: Host Director Type Number of Ports # Of Devices Presented 5 List the Types (R1/R2/BCV/Standard/Virtual etc) of Mapped Devices on this Symmetrix. mouse over the Symmetrix icon to display the severity of the current alerts. (drill down into the Mapped Devices folder. if necessary): Mapped Devices Types: Number of Each Type 6 Are there any Mapped or Unmapped RAID 5 devices? ______________ RAID 6 Devices? ___________________________________________ If so.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 4 Action Is there a small alert icon attached to the Symmetrix icon in the Properties view? If so. What is the alert status of the Symmetrix that you are looking at? ____________________ Drill Down into the Symmetrix you have selected in the Tree Panel to see more details.

5 Page 11 of 138 . Version 2. The hosts are listed to the left with the Symmetrix on the right. Click the Relationship button from the tool bar and click and drag one of the Symmetrix from the tree to the target panel. list the SRDF Directors and RA Groups: How would you determine this information? 9 Determine which Hosts a Symmetrix is Attached to: Clear all objects from the Target Panel by clicking on the Eraser Button in the Objects Tree Pane.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 7 Action Are there any Save devices (in the System Devices folder)? _______________ If so. The target panel should show a relationship view of the Symmetrix you have chosen. Folders with the devices are available both under the hosts and the Symmetrix. List the Hosts to which the Symmetrix you have chosen is connected: Symmetrix S/N: Connected Hosts Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. display the properties of the Save devices in the Properties view. 8 Is this Symmetrix an SRDF connected Symmetrix? If so. All Rights Reserved.

Drill down into the Hosts Folder and click the check box on one of the hosts connected to this Symmetrix. Not every host has these. The Relationship view changes to the Visual Storage view. The Visual Storage view will highlight the devices presented to this host (you may have to click the Show All button to display this information).5 Page 12 of 138 . This will populate the Visual Storage view with just the devices managed by that director. for instance): 11 Use the Eraser Button to clear the Visual Storage view. Clicking a device (blue highlight) in the Host Director panel will highlight (in gray) its back end locations: Click any device and record the disk locations of its hypers (DF-15A C0. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. It gives the information on the current object over which the mouse is hovering. Click Show All to show the entire array. All Rights Reserved. This view has three regions. Uncheck the box to clear the view again. The top shows the Host Directors and the mapped devices. Version 2. Drill down into the Host Directors folder of the Symmetrix in the Tree Panel and click the check box of one of the directors. so you might have to search around. The bottom region is an Information region. The middle shows the Disk Directors and the location of all the hypers or splits. Note Optional: Try to find some file system or database that is stored on an array. Use the technique you learned here to display the file system or database devices in the Visual Storage view. Extensive On-line help is available and Context Sensitive help can be launched by clicking on the “?” icon on any panel. choose Visual Storage.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 10 Action Visual Storage: Visually displays Front End Directors and Disk Directors along with all the devices in one view: From the Storage Allocation task pull-down menu.

‖ Click one of the CLARiiON arrays in the tree and drag it into the target panel and record the following information: Serial Number (S/N) Model Configured Capacity Unconfigured Capacity # Disks Revision Note: The Revision is the version of FLARE code running on the CLARiiON Storage Processors. What is the Status of the CLARiiON that you are looking at? _________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Click the Properties Button from the Tool bar to make the Target Panel heading ―Properties.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 1: Console Views Usage Part 3: Configuration Information on a CLARiiON Storage Array Step Action 1 If you were adding a new host to a data center.5 Page 13 of 138 . what information would you want to find out about the CLARiiON as part of the planning and preparation for the job? 2 Determine the Properties of the CLARiiON Storage Arrays: Clear all objects from the Target Panel by clicking on the Eraser Button. Version 2. All Rights Reserved.

Determine the following: LUN Configuration Current Owner Default Owner Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. 4 Drill down into the Mapped LUNS folder on this CLARiiON.5 Page 14 of 138 . Version 2. All Rights Reserved. Determine the properties of the Storage Processors on this CLARiiON: (Drill down into the Storage Processors – Click and Drag to the Properties Target Panel): IP Address Number of Ports Read Cache Write Cache Physical Memory Why is the amount of Physical Memory greater than the sum of the Read and Write Cache? _________________________________________________ List the attributes of the Storage Processor Ports on this CLARiiON (Drill Down into the Storage Processors – Click and Drag the Ports to the Properties Target Panel): Storage Processor Port Number Fibre Configuration Number of LUNS Access Logix Enabled Note: If Access Logix is not enabled then it will not be possible to create or manage Storage Groups in the CLARiiON array. Click and drag a LUN to the Properties Target Panel.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 3 Drill Down into the CLARiiON you have selected in the Tree Panel to see more details.

Then click the Relationship button from the tool bar. All Rights Reserved. The hosts are listed to the left with the CLARiiON on the right.5 Page 15 of 138 . List the hosts to which the CLARiiON you have chosen is connected: CLARiiON S/N: Connected Hosts Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Version 2. The target panel should show you a relationship view of the CLARiiON you have chosen. Folders with the devices are available both under the hosts and the CLARiiON. Click and drag one of the CLARiiON from the tree to the target panel.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 5 Determine which Hosts a CLARiiON is attached to: Clear all objects from the target panel by clicking the Eraser Button in the Objects Tree Pane.

All Rights Reserved.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 1: Console Views Usage Part 4: Host Information Step Action 1 If you were adding a new host to a data center. what information would you want to know about the host system as part of the planning and preparation for the job? 2 3 Clear all entities from the target panel by clicking the Eraser Button on the tree panel.5 Page 16 of 138 . Record the following: Host Name Operating System OS Version OS Level # Of CPU’s Memory Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. The Properties of the host are shown. Drill down into the Hosts folder and click and drag a host into the Target panel. Version 2. Switch the target panel view to Properties (Click Properties on the tool bar).

The host you displayed in the previous step is displayed in this view. and choose Relationship from the menu. The relationship view is in a Map format. The relationship view for the host is displayed. For example. Version 2.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 4 Relationship view of a Host – End-to-end Mapping information. Switch the Properties view to Relationship view by clicking the Relationship button on the tool bar. right-click the file system. All Rights Reserved. Or. Drag just the file system to the Relationship view to record additional details about it. Host name File System Logical Volume Volume Group Host Devices Director and Ports Symmetrix Devices Disks (array disks) Trouble finding some of the information? You might switch between Map and Table displays using the button at the top of the view. Write the name of one file system that is stored on array storage (choose another host if there are none): _________________________ Now find out more details about the file system’s relationship. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. and drill down in the tree to locate the file system. to find the volume group or host devices a file system is built on. you might use the Relationship menus built into the context-sensitive ControlCenter menus. Clear the view with the Eraser Button. Then choose the information category you are interested in.5 Page 17 of 138 .

Host Name: Agent Purpose of Agent Switch the display to the Map view if the data is displayed in a tabular format. All Rights Reserved. 6 Click the checkbox for the Hosts folder to add all the hosts to the Agents view. The Primary? column identifies if an agent is the Primary agent for a particular object. choose Legend Palette. Record the Agents running on the Host you chose and explain the purpose of each agent (Hint: Use the Online Help to determine the purpose of each of the Agents). Identify the Primary Fibre Channel Connectivity Agent for one of the switches in your environment. Version 2. The Table view has columns titled Primary? and Responsible for Objects. Primary Agent Symmetrix SDM 7 Toggle the Agents view to the Table view by clicking the Table button. Click the Show Links button if the links betweens the agents and objects are not shown. Switch the Relationship view to the Agents view by picking Agents from the ECC Administration pull-down menu. Use this information to list the hosts for the Primary Symmetrix and SDM agents for the Symmetrix array you viewed earlier in this exercise. From the Action pull-down menu in the top bar of the target pane.5 Page 18 of 138 .ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 5 Determine which EMC ControlCenter Agents are running on a given host. Primary Agent FCC Host Host Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

what information would you want to find out about your SAN environment as part of the planning and preparation for the job? 2 Properties of a switch: Clear the target panel. Version 2. Switch the to Properties view by clicking on the Properties button on the Tool bar.5 Page 19 of 138 .ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 1: Console Views Usage Part 5: Connectivity Information Step Action 1 If you were adding a new host to a data center. Drill down into the Connectivity folder and then into the Connectivity Devices folder. Click and drag one of the switches into the target panel. Record the properties of the switch: Name of Switch Vendor and Model Node WWN Number of Ports Management URL Fabric Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

You might find it helpful to use the Show Links button. Drill down into the Hosts. Host/WWN/Front End Dir and Port Switch Port Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. and the Show Used Ports pull-down. All Rights Reserved.5 Page 20 of 138 . Version 2.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 3 Connectivity Topology: Action Investigate how components are connected to the switch by using a Topology view. Switch the properties view to the Topology view by clicking on the Topology button in the Tool bar. Fabric and Storage to record the following information for a few host ports and array ports.

Switch the target panel to At-a-Glance view using the Tool Bar button. type in a nice message and click the OK button Congratulations! Your message should now appear at your Console. This populates the target panel with the At-a-Glance view for all the objects managed by ControlCenter. 5 Explain the purpose of the Drill Down by section found at the bottom of the At-A-Glance view 3 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 1: Console Views Usage Part 6: At-a-Glance View Step Action 1 Clear the target panel. Right-click your own user and select Consoles  Send Message… In the dialog that appears. Click the Consoles button in the Drill Down by section found at the bottom of the At-A-Glance view. Version 2. All Rights Reserved. 2 Click the Show All button in the top right corner of the target panel (near the Eraser Button). Record the following: Notifications: Total number of Alerts from the Alerts graph in the Health section: ______ ECC Status: How many consoles are active ECC Status: How many agents are inactive _______ ECC Status: Total Number of Agents _______ ECC Health: Number of Infrastructure-related alerts? _______ Have any Capacity or Performance related thresholds been exceeded? ___ 4 Send a message to a Console user: Select the Consoles by clicking on the word in the ECC Status pane—a small blue arrow should appear next to the Consoles bar graph.5 Page 21 of 138 .

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All Rights Reserved. Version 2.5 Page 23 of 138 . and to configure Data Collection Policies for data collection.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 2: User Administration and Data Collection Policies Purpose: To configure users for restricted ControlCenter access. Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:   Create Users. User Groups. and Rules Create and Edit Data Collection Policies for the various agents that are running in the environment References: Module 4: Security and Data Collection Policy Administration Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

admin1). You can use the ECC Administration pulldown to select and Authorization view.5 Page 24 of 138 . Version 2. Drill down to your new group. Use the dialog to give the rule a name and the authority to install agents. Check the configuration of your group by dragging the group to an Authorization view. All Rights Reserved. Drill down into the Hosts folder. and drag any host to populate the view. right-click the group. Right-click ECC Users and choose New. 3 4 6 7 <Continued> Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Drag the admin# user into the group you created. which has all privileges. Call this group ADMIN# Group. Drill down into the Administration  Security Management folder. Password for the admin# user is admin# (same as username). A user of the same name has previously been created on the ControlCenter Server host.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 2: User Administration and Data Collection Policies Part 1: User Administration Step Action 1 Login to ControlCenter using the administrative user account provided by your instructor. Can you view the Properties of the host? ____ Can you use the Relationship view? ____ The Topology view? _____ Right-click the host icon in the view and choose Agents  Install. and choose Authorization  New Rule. admin1). Change the target panel to a Properties view. Can you install a new agent on the host? ________ Use the Show Details link to determine what permission the user needs to install agents:_________________________________________________________ Can you use this user login to change its own authority by editing the ECC Users and ECC User Group folders? _____ 5 Logout and log back in using your administrative account. This user does not yet belong to any group or have any assigned permissions.g. 2 Exit the Console and start the Console again to log in as user admin# (e. Hint: use the Types radio button to help locate the authorization. Create a new user group by right-clicking the ECC User Group folder and choosing New. Create a new ControlCenter User. Create a user called admin# (e.g.

All Rights Reserved. Does it work this time? ________ (DO NOT actually install an agent!) Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 8 Exit the Console and log back in as admin# and try to launch the install agent dialog again.5 Page 25 of 138 . Version 2.

2 Clear the target panel of all entities. right click one of the policies and choose Refresh DCP. this populates the column with the next collection time. The Next Collection column will be blank. Version 2. Click and drag the Symmetrix your host is attached to into the target panel and record the information for some of the Symmetrix policies. All Rights Reserved. Agent Description Policy Status Next Collection Polling Frequency <Continued> Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 2: User Administration and Data Collection Policies Part 2: Data Collection Policies Step Action 1 Log into the Console using your administrative account and clear the target panel. Switch the target panel view to a Policies view by choosing Policies from the ECC Administration pull-down menu.5 Page 26 of 138 .

<Continued> Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Version 2. List the Policies. All Rights Reserved. you need to create one. Agents. Go straight to Step 6. Status and time of next collection and the polling frequency. you do not need to create a new one. The data collection policies that apply to your host appears in the target panel. Go to Step 5 and skip Step 6. If the File Level Collection policy has not been created for your host. Agent Description Policy Status Next Collection Polling Frequency 4 Does a File Level Collection Policy exist that includes your host? If the File Level Collection policy has already been created for your host.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 3 Action Drag your assigned host to the Policies view.5 Page 27 of 138 .

and save your changes to the policy. Right-click the File Level Collection policy and choose New from the menu. Version 2. Create a new policy by opening the Administration  Data Collection Policies  Policy Templates  Host agent for <your host OS > folder in the Tree Panel. You may skip the next step. Remove any others. since you have just examined the policy in detail. make sure only the file systems from your host appear in the Selected File system box. Make sure the Policy Enabled box in the upper right of the dialog is checked.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 5 File Level Collection Policy does not already exist. Enter your host’s name for the Unique Descriptor at the top of the policy dialog. make these settings:       Scope of data collection: Collect summary information on file types: Ignore files smaller than: Limit folder data to maximum depth of: Collect file owner information: Folders to exclude: All Files and Folders Yes <blank> <blank> No <blank> In the Apply To tab. All Rights Reserved.5 Page 28 of 138 . <Continued> Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. In the Source tab.

Do not remove other file systems unless you are sure no other student needs them in a policy.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 6 File Level Collection Policy does already exist. Make sure the Policy Enabled box in the upper right of the dialog is checked. In the Source tab.5 Page 29 of 138 . make sure that all the file systems from your host appear in the Selected File system box. verify the settings and change them if they are not set to these values:       Scope of data collection: Collect summary information on file types: Ignore files smaller than: Limit folder data to maximum depth of: Collect file owner information: Folders to exclude: All Files and Folders Yes <blank> <blank> No <blank> In the Apply To tab. and save your changes to the policy. Right-click the name of the policy in the Policies view. Version 2. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. You do not need to create a new policy. and choose Edit Data Collection Policy. but you should verify that the settings are correct.

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Change Symmetrix Device Type Definitions. All Rights Reserved.     Create Symmetrix Logical Volumes using ControlCenter or Symmetrix Management Console.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 3: Symmetrix Array Configuration Purpose: To create storage volumes of a specified configuration on a Symmetrix array and map them to Front-End ports. Version 2.5 Page 31 of 138 . References: Module 5: Configuration and Control Appendix: Symmetrix Management Console (Optional) Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:  Identify Symmetrix with unconfigured capacity. Create Symmetrix Meta Volumes. Map Symmetrix Logical Volumes to Front End Director Port using ControlCenter.

Symmetrix Array Configuration. You will be creating new devices to match this size. not including gatekeeper or VCMDB devices.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 3: Symmetrix Array Configuration Part 1 A: Create Logical Volumes Creating Symmetrix logical volumes or devices can be accomplished using the menus and dialogues discussed in Lab Exercise 3. <continued> Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Part 1A because you will use the procedures in Part 1B to create Symmetrix “Thick” and “Thin” Provisioning. Then select your assigned Symmetrix from the Tree Panel. Unconfigured Capacity: _________________ 2 Use the Masking and Properties views to examine the Symmetrix devices masked to your host. The primary agent can be identified in the tabular agents view. look for “Yes” under the Is Primary? column and correlate this with the Responsible for Objects column. Part 1B uses the traditional ControlCenter context sensitive menus to launch Symmetrix Management Console (SMC) and create Symmetrix devices.5 Page 32 of 138 . Part 1A uses the traditional ControlCenter Device Configuration context sensitive menus to create Symmetrix devices. Version 2. Select Properties from the Tool Bar and then select Storage Systems from the Tree Panel. Perform either Part 1A or Part 1B. Typical data device size (MB): _________________ 3 Identify the Primary Symmetrix Agent for your assigned Symmetrix. Step Action Note It is recommended to perform Lab Exercise 3. Select Agents from the ECC Administration drop down menu. All Rights Reserved. Is there Unconfigured Capacity available on the Symmetrix assigned to your lab group (the Symmetrix attached to your assigned host)? Record the Symmetrix Serial Number:_____________. 1 Investigate the Current Environment. Use this information to find the typical data device size—the most frequently used size. Look for the Unconfigured Capacity column in the Target Panel.

You should see the new devices under the Standard Devices folder in the Unmapped Devices. b) In the Logical Device Configuration window. All Rights Reserved. Make sure you record the numbers of your new devices: _____________________________________ c) After successful completion. verify that the new devices are available by expanding your assigned Symmetrix in the Tree panel. and click OK at the warning. Write the device numbers here: ______________________________________________________________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 4 Create Four Symmetrix Logical Volumes.5 Page 33 of 138 . two-way mirrored devices of the typical size you determined above. and create four. Wait till the configuration lock is acquired. Version 2. a) Right-click your assigned Symmetrix and select Device Configuration  Logical Device Configuration.

Typical data device size (MB): _________________ 3 Identify the Primary Symmetrix Agent for your assigned Symmetrix. Then select your assigned Symmetrix from the Tree Panel. not including gatekeeper or VCMDB devices. You will be creating new devices to match this size. you may disregard proceed as normal as Part 1 of Lab Exercise 4 has been completed for you.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Part 1B: Create Symmetrix Devices using Symmetrix Management Console (VMAX) If you are going to perform this step using Symmetrix Management Console you will first need to complete Part 1 of Lab Exercise 4. If the host that you are launching SMC from is already registered as a ControlCenter Client. All Rights Reserved. Action Select Properties from the Tool Bar and then select Storage Systems from the Tree Panel. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. The primary agent can be identified in the tabular agents view. look for “Yes” under the Is Primary? column and correlate this with the Responsible for Objects column. Use this information to find the typical data device size—the most frequently used size. Select Agents from the ECC Administration drop down menu. Is there Unconfigured Capacity available on the Symmetrix assigned to your lab group (the Symmetrix attached to your assigned host)? Record the Symmetrix Serial Number:_____________ Unconfigured Capacity: _________________ 2 Use the Masking and Properties views to examine the Symmetrix devices masked to your host. Step 1 Investigate the Current Environment. Version 2.5 Page 34 of 138 . Look for the column Unconfigured Capacity in the Target Panel.

and then click the Launch button. make sure that the My Active Tasks tab is selected at the top. two way mirrored devices of the typical size you determined above using the following menu parameters: Number of Devices: 4 Configuration: 2-Way Mir Emulation: FBA Capacity for Each Device: As determined above Disk Group Number: Any Available Disk Dynamic Capability: NONE SCSI3 Persistent Reservation: Disabled Click on Add to Config Session List. Device Numbers: ___________________ Record the Status of the config session: ________________ Were your parameters validated correctly? _______________________________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Record the number of the devices in the Log section below the My Active Tasks window. Create Four Symmetrix Logical Volumes Create four (4). Version 2.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 4 Action To begin creating Symmetrix Logical Volumes. Next.5 Page 35 of 138 . right-click on your assigned Symmetrix and select Device Configuration  Create Device (SMC). Are you configuring the correct Symmetrix? How do you know? __________________________________________ Ensure that the Regular Device tab is selected at the top of the menu. in the ConfigSession window. Select the Preview All button to preview the changes. Enter your Console Host name as the Client ID. 5 SMC will launch the Device Configuration – Create Device menu. The Symmetrix Management Console will take a minute to load using Java and Internet Explorer. Select the SMC Server from the drop-down menu that is part of your ControlCenter infrastructure.

wait for the next Symmetrix Configuration Data Collection Policy to run and check again after that. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 8 9 Log in to the ControlCenter Console if you are not logged in. The 4 new devices should be displayed. Verify the devices were created in SMC by selecting the Properties button above the right-hand Tree Panel. Do not log out of SMC yet. Verify that the four standard devices you just created appear in the ControlCenter Console under You Local Symmetrix  Unmapped Devices  Standard Devices.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 6 Action Click on the Commit All button to create the logical devices and record the device numbers that were created below: Device Numbers: __________________ Were they the same as when you Previewed the configuration changes? ________________ 7 The devices created should have been the same as when they were previewed. 10 Log out of Symmetrix Management Console and proceed to Lab Exercise 3. Were they created in the ControlCenter Console? __________________________________ If the devices do not show up in the correct location. This will list the four new devices. Version 2. Part 2 of the ControlCenter Management Lab Document.5 Page 36 of 138 . If the devices are not displayed in the Properties view then drill-down into your Local Symmetrix  Devices  2-Way Mir  Unmapped.

ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 3: Symmetrix Array Configuration Part 2: Change Devices to BCV Device Type Step Action 1 Select all of the devices you created in the previous part and right-click to access the Device Type Definition dialog from the Device Configuration menu. Verify successful conversion by looking for your device under BCV Devices in the Unmapped Devices folder of your assigned Symmetrix. Click Execute to commit your changes. 2 Select the devices in the Edit view of Device Type Definition window and click the BCV button.5 Page 37 of 138 . Version 2. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

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Lab Exercise 3: Symmetrix Array Configuration Part 3: Create Meta Volume

Step Action 1 You will be creating a meta out of the BCVs you created earlier. Check if the hypers are evenly spread across the disk directors: drag your BCV devices to a Visual Storage view to examine the configuration. (Proceed with this exercise even if they are not well distributed) 2 3 Select your assigned Symmetrix in the Tree panel. Make sure the Storage Allocation button is pushed down and then click Meta Device Creation icon on the menu bar. Select the BCV devices you created previously in the Select Devices panel of the Meta Device Configuration window. Select the type of meta device Concatenated or Striped (your choice) in the right hand panel. Click Create Meta. Click Continue, review the changes to be made and click Execute to commit the changes. Verify successful creation by looking in the Meta Devices folder under the Unmapped Devices folder of your assigned Symmetrix. Write the Meta head number here: __________________________________________________________________________

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Lab Exercise 3: Symmetrix Array Configuration Part 4: Map Logical Volume to Array Ports (Pre-VMAX)
The procedure for mapping Symmetrix logical volumes to front-end array ports is different on a Symmetrix VMAX array than on previous Symmetrix arrays (i.e. DMX Models). This lab exercise outlines the procedure for mapping Symmetrix logical volumes to FA ports on Symmetrix models prior to the release of VMAX arrays. You cannot perform this lab exercise if you are using VMAX arrays and must use Lab Exercise 4, Part 5 to complete both mapping logical volumes to FA ports and allocating the logical volumes to hosts. Step Action 1 You need to find two array ports to map your Meta device to. For an effective test of both the Symmetrix configuration and the SAN management exercise to come, the ports:   Should not be the same ports your host is already using—use Path Details to make sure Should be connected to the same fabric your host is currently connected to—use Topology to make sure

Write the names of the ports you chose here:____________________________ 2 Select the BCV Meta device you created previously in the tree panel. Make sure that the Storage Allocation button is pushed down. Then access the icon for SDR operations from the menu bar. Acknowledge the information message by clicking the Ok button. 3 From the Select Devices panel of the SDR dialog, highlight the BCV Meta device you created earlier (you may have to drill down into the unmapped devices folder). In the Select a Port panel of the SDR window, select one of the host director ports to which you want to map this device. Then click Move. The device(s) is/are moved from the unmapped folder to the port that you chose and a Target ID/LUN is automatically assigned. If the automatically selected Target ID/LUN is not suitable, then click in the Address column to change the TID/LUN assignment. Now copy your new device mapping to the other port you chose. Select the device in the Host Directors part of the Select Devices panel. Then select the new array port from the Select a Port panel, and click Copy. Again, review the TID/LUN.

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Step Action 5 Click Continue to move to the review page of the dialog. Review the changes to be made and click Execute to commit the changes. Use the Visual Storage or Properties view to verify that the device has been mapped to the ports. Note If you are provisioning storage to a pre-VMAX array please skip to Lab Exercise 5, Part 1 (CLARiiON Array Configuration) and proceed normally with the labs as instructed. Lab Exercise 4, all parts, only pertains to VMAX array storage provisioning.

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you will use SMC to perform the following tasks:        Launch the SMC web interface.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 4: Symmetrix Virtual Provisioning Purpose: In this lab exercise students will use the Symmetrix Management Console (SMC) to perform a number of configuration activities on a Symmetrix VMAX array. All Rights Reserved. Allocate devices to a host by modifying a Storage Group. Create a Thin pool and add Data devices. Register hosts as Clients with SMC to provide link and launch capability from the ControlCenter Console. Version 2. Tasks: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to: In this lab. Create new Symmetrix Standard. Create FBA Meta Standard and Thin Devices. References: Module 5: Configuration and Control Appendix: Symmetrix Management Console Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. and Data devices. Thin.5 Page 41 of 138 . Bind a Thin device to a Thin pool.

and then click the Launch button. all parts. All Rights Reserved. 3 To make any Symmetrix configurations using the Link and Launch capabilities of SMC and ControlCenter you must first register hosts as Clients with the SMC Server. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Right-click on your locally assigned Symmetrix and select Device Configuration  Create Device (SMC).5 Page 42 of 138 . are to be completed using only Symmetrix Management Console on VMAX arrays only.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Part 1: Access the SMC Web Interface and Configure Link and Launch Clients Lab Exercise 4. 1 2 Login to the host assigned to you by your instructor and launch the ControlCenter Console. Version 2. 4 Click the Task button in the top left hand corner of the browser and select the Manage Launch Clients under Administration and Link and Launch Headings. Open a web browser on your local machine and type in the following URL: http://<IP_Address_Of_SMC_Server>:7070 Log in to the SMC web interface using the username and password provided by your instructor. Does the Launch command succeed? Why or Why not? _____________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ If the Launch command does succeed you can skip ahead to Part 2 of Lab Exercise 4. If the Launch command does not succeed you are going to have to register your host as a ControlCenter Link and Launch Client with Symmetrix Management Console. Part 1B then proceed to Part 2 of this lab exercise. Select the SMC Server from the drop-down menu that is part of your ControlCenter infrastructure. Step Action Note If you have already performed this step because you completed Lab Exercise 3. Enter your Console Host name as the Client ID.

Your host should be registered as a Link and Launch Client now. To test this repeat Step 2 above. Version 2. In the Add Client dialogue choose the following settings: Client Type: ControlCenter Client ID: Host Name (as shown in the ControlCenter Console) Username: Not Available (Should be grayed out) Password: Not Available (Should be grayed out) Click the Ok button. All Rights Reserved. All have to be added manually.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action Note By default there are no Link and Launch Clients registered when SMC is installed. 5 Click the Add button to add a client.5 Page 43 of 138 . Did the launch succeed? Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

This method automatically brings you to the Create Device dialog in SMC. Step Action 1 You should already be logged into the ControlCenter Console. you created Symmetrix Standard. To create a standard device. Link and Launch from ControlCenter Console: To launch SMC from the ControlCenter Console. click on the Regular Device Tab.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Part 2: Create Symmetrix Devices In lab exercise 3. The Symmetrix Management Console will take a minute to load using Java and Internet Explorer. BCV. All Rights Reserved. Create a Config Session for 4 RAID-6 (6+2) regular devices using the following settings: Number of Devices: 4 Configuration: RAID-6 Data Member Count: 6+2 Emulation: FBA Capacity (Cyl): 1150 Disk Group Number: Any Available Disk Dynamic Capability: DynRdf Leave all the other settings at the default values. Version 2. right click your local Symmetrix and select Device Configuration  Create Device. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. and Meta devices using the ControlCenter Console and optionally Symmetrix Management Console. Going forward you may login to SMC to perform Symmetrix device configuration either using the web interface or by launching the context sensitive menu dialogs by right clicking your assigned Symmetrix. In this lab exercise you will perform the necessary steps to implement Symmetrix Virtual (Thin) Provisioning. Next. Web Interface: To launch SMC from the web interface open a web browser on your local machine and type in the following URL: http://<IP_Address_Of_SMC_Server>:7070 Log in to the SMC web interface using the username and password provided by your instructor.5 Page 44 of 138 2 . This method of launching SMC brings you to the Properties View. right-click on your locally assigned Symmetrix and choose Device Configuration  Create Device (SMC). and then click the Launch button. Enter your Console Host name as the Client ID. Select the SMC Server from the drop-down menu that is part of your ControlCenter infrastructure.

Click on the My Active Tasks tab if not already selected. 4 To create a Thin device. PLEASE DO NOT Click on “Commit All” in the Config Session view yet. Click on the Thin Device tab and specify the following: Number of Devices: 4 Configuration: Use the pull down to choose TDEV Emulation: Use the pull down to choose FBA Capacity (Cyl): 1150 Dynamic Capability: Use pull down to choose DynRdf Leave all the other settings at the default values – We will bind the thin devices later. Version 2. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. right click your local Symmetrix and select Device Configuration  Create Device.5 Page 45 of 138 . The view will immediately switch to the Config Session view. Record the following information ID Config Item Status User ID (scroll to right) Click on the All Active Tasks tab. All Rights Reserved. Are there any Config Tasks listed other than the ones created by you? _____________________________________________ PLEASE DO NOT Click on “Commit All” at this stage. Click on the Add to Config Session List button to create the configuration session.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 3 Click on the Add to Config Session List button to create the configuration session.

Click on the Add to Config Session List button to create the configuration session. click on the Data Device Tab. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Do you see all three device configuration tasks that you created? ______________ Click on the All Active Tasks tab. right click your local Symmetrix and select Device Configuration  Create Device. The view will immediately switch to the Config Session view.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 5 To create Data devices. coordinate with other students and your instructor so that other students are not creating or deleting devices simultaneously on the same Symmetrix. Version 2. Are there any Config Tasks listed other than the ones created by you? ___________ If “Yes”.5 Page 46 of 138 . Create a Config Session for 4 RAID-6 (6+2) Data devices using the following settings: Number of Devices: 4 Configuration: Use the pull down to choose RAID-6 Data Member Count: Use the pull down to choose 6+2 Emulation: FBA Capacity (Cyl): 1150 Disk Group Number: Use pull down to choose Any Available Disk Leave all the other settings at the default values – We will add these Data devices to a Thin pool later. Click on the My Active Tasks tab. Next.

Version 2. now you should be able to scroll and read the log more easily. How long did the configuration take? ____________________________ Please notify your instructor if the Config session fails. Ensure that all three of your device creation tasks are listed. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 6 Click on the My Active Tasks tab in the Config Session view. Click on the Commit All button to commit these tasks.5 Page 47 of 138 . Follow the configuration progress in the Log section of the Config Session view. From the Log section record the following: Config Change Session start time: _________________________ Config Change Session end time: __________________________ Device numbers of the new devices that were created: ______________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Hint: If the device numbers in the log are hard to read – Click on the Properties button and then click on the Config Session button again and then look at the log section again. Click on the Yes button in the confirmation dialog.

In which folder do you expect the new: RAID-6 Regular devices to be in? ________ Thin devices to be in? _________________ Data devices to be in?_________________ Locate and record the properties of the new RAID-6 Regular devices: Devices Dev Config Cap (MB/Cyl) Status #Paths Locate and record the following properties of the new Thin Devices (TDEVS): Device Dev Config Cap (MB/Cyl) Status #Paths Do the Thin devices have the status you expect to see? __________ Locate and record the properties of the new Data Devices: Device Pool Type Pool Name State Cap (MB/Cyl) Do the Data devices have the state you expect to see? __________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Version 2. All Rights Reserved.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 7 Click on the Properties button to switch the view to the Properties view.5 Page 48 of 138 .

Version 2. Verify that the devices you just created appear in the ControlCenter Console.5 Page 49 of 138 . Were they created in the ControlCenter Console? ________________________________ Under which folders were all of the devices located? ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ If the devices do not show up in the correct location. wait for the next Symmetrix Configuration Data Collection Policy to run and check again after that.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 8 Log in to the ControlCenter Console if you are not logged in. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 9 Do not log out of Symmetrix Management Console and proceed to the next part of the lab exercise.

Specify the following: Device Type: Regular Meta Config: Striped Stripe Size: Leave as is at 2 Cyl – This cannot be changed Auto Select: Leave this box unchecked Click on the Filter Button (Funnel icon) to launch the filter dialog.5 Page 50 of 138 . In the filter dialog. use the Dev Config pull down to show RAID-6 devices. All Rights Reserved. PLEASE DO NOT Click on “Commit All” in the Config Session view yet. Caution: Please choose your devices Meta Head: Use the pull down and pick the lowest numbered device as your Meta head. Version 2. Meta Head: _____________ Hint: The Meta Head pull down is located at the lower right corner of the dialog Click on the Add to Config Session List button to create the configuration session. Only unmapped RAID-6 devices should now be seen in the Available Unmapped Devices column. Action Right click on your Local Symmetrix then choose FBA Meta Device Configuration  Form Meta to launch the Form FBA Meta dialog. Click Ok to close the filter dialog. Highlight the RAID-6 devices that you had created in Part 2 of this Lab exercise and add them to the Meta Members column by clicking on the Add button.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Part 3: FBA Meta Device Configuration Step 1 You should still be logged into SMC. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 2 Right click on your Local Symmetrix then choose FBA Meta Device Configuration  Form Meta to launch the Form FBA Meta dialog. use the Dev Config pull down to show TDEV devices. Click on the Yes button in the confirmation dialog. Caution: Please choose your devices Meta Head: Use the pull down and pick the lowest numbered device as your Meta head. Only unmapped TDEV (Thin) devices should now be seen in the Available Unmapped Devices column. Click on the My Active Tasks tab. in the filter dialog.5 Page 51 of 138 . Click on the Commit All button to commit these tasks. Ensure that all of your meta configuration tasks are listed. Meta Head: ______________________ Hint: The Meta Head pull down is located at the lower right corner of the dialog Click on the Add to Config Session List button to create the configuration session. Regular even though we are going to create a Thin meta volume) Meta Config: Use the pull down to choose Concatenated Auto Select: Leave this box unchecked Click on the Filter Button (Funnel icon) to launch the filter dialog. Version 2. Specify the following: Device Type: Use the pull down to choose Regular (Yes. From the Log section record the following: Config Change Session start time: _________________________ Config Change Session end time: __________________________ __________________________________________________________________ How long did the configuration take? ____________________________ Please notify your instructor if the Config session fails Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Highlight the TDEV (Thin) devices that you had created in Part 2 of this Lab exercise and add them to the Meta Members column by clicking on the Add button. Click Ok to close the filter dialog. Follow the configuration progress in the Log section of the Config Session view. Do you see all the meta device configuration tasks that you created? __________ 3 Click on the My Active Tasks tab in the Config Session view.

Click on the Refresh View button to refresh the view.5 Page 52 of 138 . Drill down into your Local Symmetrix and click on the Meta Devices folder of your Local Symmetrix. Are your new Meta Devices listed? ____________________ Drill down into the Meta Devices folder. All the TDEV Meta devices including the new Meta you just created should be listed in the Properties View. All Rights Reserved. Record the properties of your new TDEV Meta device: Device Dev Config Cap (MB/Cyl) Meta Config Stripe Size Click on your TDEV Meta in the properties view and record the information from the bottom part of the properties view: General Tab: Device Symmetrix Name: _________________ Meta Members Tab: List the Meta members: _____________ Is there a ―FBA Front End Paths‖ tab? ________________ There should be no Front End Paths tab because the device is unmapped at the present time. Click on the TDEV folder. You should see a RAID-6 and a TDEV folder. Version 2. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Record the properties of your new RAID-6 Meta device: Device Dev Config Cap (MB/Cyl) Meta Config Stripe Size Click on your RAID-6 Meta in the properties view and record the information from the bottom part of the properties view: General Tab: Device Symmetrix Name: _________________ Meta Members Tab: List the Meta members: _____________ Is there a ―FBA Front End Paths‖ tab? ________________ There should be no Front End Paths tab because the device is unmapped at the present time. All the RAID-6 Meta devices including the new Meta you just created should be listed in the Properties View. Switch the view to the Properties view by clicking on the Properties button.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 4 The new Meta devices should be in the Meta Devices folder of your Local Symmetrix. Click on the Refresh View button if you don’t. All the Meta Devices on the Symmetrix should be listed in the Properties view. Click on the RAID-6 folder.

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Click on the Properties button to switch the view to the Properties View if not already selected. How many Pools are currently configured on this Symmetrix? ____________ List the Pool names and the Pool Type: _____________________________ _____________________________________________________________ 2 To begin creating your own Symmetrix Device Pool. login to SMC using the web interface. Version 2. Note: The same step can be accomplished by right clicking on your assigned Symmetrix in the ControlCenter Console and choosing Device Pool Management  New Thin Pool (SMC) Specify the following: Pool Name: Use a unique name e. Drill down into your Local Symmetrix. General Tab: Pool Name: ____________ Pool Type: _____________ Dev Configuration:_____ Number of Devices: ______ Disabled Devices:________ Enabled Devices: ______ Enabled Capacity:________________ Free Capacity: _____________________ Current Subscription: ______________ Maximum Subscription: _____________ Pool State: ____________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Record the following information from the Properties view. All Rights Reserved. Click on the Pools folder.5 Page 54 of 138 . If not.g. 3 Drill down into the Thin Pools folder under the Pools folder and click on the Thin Pool you just created. right click on the Pools folder of your local Symmetrix then choose Device Pool Management  Create Device Pool to launch the Create Device Pool dialog.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Part 4: Thin Pool Management Step Action 1 You should still be logged into SMC. Click the Ok button to create the pool. MyInitials_ThinPool Pool Type: Use the pull down to choose Thin Check the Max Subscription box and enter a value of 150 Check the Enable New Pool Member box Highlight the 4 new Data Devices that you had created from the Available column and add them to the Target column by clicking on the Add button.

ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 4 Action List the Thin Meta Device that you had created in Part 3 of this Lab Exercise: Thin Meta Device ____________ Right click on your Thin Pool then choose Device Pool Management  Bind/Unbind Thin Devices to launch the Bind/Unbind Thin Devices dialog. Click on the Refresh View button and then record the following information from the Properties view. All Rights Reserved. Do you see your Bind configuration task? __________ Click on the Commit All button to commit this task. Click on the Add to Config Session List button to add this task to the configuration sessions. 5 Click on your Thin Pool in the tree panel. Switch the view to the Properties View by clicking on the Properties button.5 Page 55 of 138 . Follow the configuration progress in the Log section of the Config Session view. Specify the following: Pre-allocated Capacity for each new device: 200 MB Highlight the Thin Meta device that you had created in Part 2 of this lab from the Available column and add it to the Target column by clicking on the Add button. Click on the My Active Tasks tab. Version 2. General Tab: Allocated Capacity:________________ Free Capacity: _____________________ Current Subscription: ______________ Maximum Subscription: _____________ Bound Thin Devices Tab: Dev Pool Cap (MB) Subscribed % Alloc Cap (MB) Allocated % Does the allocated capacity match pre-allocated capacity that was specified in the previous step? ______________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Click on the Yes button in the confirmation dialog. The view will automatically switch to the Config Session view.

e. Version 2.5 Page 56 of 138 . Drill down into the Symmetrix Masking folder of your Local Symmetrix. allocating devices to hosts is performed by modifying a Storage Group for the purposes of this lab. Masking View ______________ Initiator Group _____________ Port Group ____________ Storage Group ______________ Hint: The Masking View and Groups listed above should correspond directly to the hostname that you have been performing configurations with. Record the following information from the Properties view. Although masking and mapping may be performed independently of each other. Step Action 1 List the Masking View and Groups that you have investigated previously or have been provided to you by your instructor. Please contact the Instructor if this is not the case. If not. 2 You should still be logged into SMC.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Part 5: Allocate Devices to Hosts Allocating devices (i. All Rights Reserved. Drill down into the Storage Groups folder and click on your Storage Group Record the following information from the Properties view General Tab: Storage Group Name:____________ Number of Devices:_____________ Number of Views:_______________ Drill down into the Port Groups folder and click on your Port Group. General Tab: Storage Group Name: ____________ Port Group Name:________________ Initiator Group Name:_____________ Are these group names the same as those identified in Step 1? ____________ It should be. Click on the Properties button to change the view to the Properties view. mapping and masking) to hosts using VMAX Symmetrix storage arrays is performed using Storage Groups. please contact your instructor for assistance. Drill down into the Masking Views folder and click on the Masking View identified in the previous step Record the following information from the Properties view. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

Click the Ok button to close the LUN Addresses dialog and return to the Storage Group Management – Modify dialog. Scroll down and determine the LUN addresses that will be assigned to the two Meta Devices (proposed address will be in Blue font). Highlight the Thin Meta device and the RAID-6 Meta device that you had created in Part 3 of this lab from the Available column and add it to the Group Members column by clicking on the Add button. Click the Ok button in the Storage Group Management – Modify dialog to complete the modification.5 Page 57 of 138 . part 3: BCV Meta Device: ____________ Thin Meta Device: ____________ RAID-6 Meta Device: __________ Are these three Meta devices currently mapped to a Symmetrix FA? ___________ Right click on your Storage Group then choose Device Masking and Mapping  Storage Groups Maintenance  Modify Storage Group to launch the Storage Group Management – Modify dialog. All Rights Reserved. Version 2. (Use the Device Filter feature if you have to). Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Click on the Set Dynamic LUN Addresses button to launch the Set LUN Addresses dialog. Proposed LUN Addresses _____________ The LUN Address can be edited by double clicking on the proposed value and typing in a new value if necessary.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Ports Tab: Dir Port Status 3 List the Meta Devices that you had created in Part 3 of this Lab Exercise and in Lab Exercise 3. We will take the default LUN address in this exercise.

General Tab: Number of Devices:_____________ Is the number of devices different from Step 2? ___________________ Devices Tab: Click on the two Meta devices that you just added to this group one by one and from the information displayed in the lower part of the view determine the Front End Information for these two devices: BCV Meta: Front End Paths (FA/Port): __________________________________________ Thin Meta: Front End Paths (FA/Port): __________________________________________ RAID-6 Meta: Front End Paths (FA/Port): _______________________________________ Are these Front End Paths the same as the Dir/Ports identified in Step 2? ____________ They should be. All Rights Reserved. 5 Open the ControlCenter Console if you are not logged in already. Drill down into the Symmetrix Masking folder of your Local Symmetrix. Display the masking information for your host. Record the following information from the Properties view. Drill down into the Storage Groups folder and click on your Storage Group. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Are the devices you added to the Storage Group in step 3 masked to your host? ___________________________________________ Have the devices been granted access to your host? _________________________________ Why or why not? ____________________________________________________________ Log out of SMC and keep the ControlCenter Console open for the next lab exercise. Version 2.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 4 Action Click on the Properties button to change the view to the Properties view.5 Page 58 of 138 .

     Create CLARiiON RAID Groups.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 5: CLARiiON Array Configuration Purpose: To create storage volumes of a specified configuration on a CLARiiON array. Assign CLARiiON Storage Groups to hosts. Create CLARiiON Storage Groups.5 Page 59 of 138 . Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:  Identify CLARiiON arrays with unconfigured capacity. and allocate them to hosts. Bind CLARiiON Logical Units (LUNs). Version 2. References: Module 5: Configuration and Control Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Add LUNs to CLARiiON Storage Groups. All Rights Reserved.

Click OK to return to the previous window. Is Access Logix Enabled? ________________ 2 Create CLARiiON RAID Group. Select the CLARiiON array that you have been assigned. Access Logix has also been enabled on the arrays to allow the creation of Storage Groups Step Action 1 Identify CLARiiON arrays with unconfigured capacity. Click Add. Click Execute to complete the RAID group creation process. a) Right click on your assigned CLARiiON and select Configure  New RAID Group.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 5: CLARiiON Array Configuration Part 1: Create RAID Groups The arrays have been pre-configured with the PSM LUN as part of the initial CLARiiON install. Choose Manual Disk Selection. The operation should end with a Success window.5 Page 60 of 138 . All Rights Reserved. Then Click Continue to see the summary of the chosen operation. and view it in a Properties view. c) Drill down into the RAID Groups folder. Do you see the new RAID group? Display the properties of the new RAID group. Version 2. Check the Remove RAID Group after last LUN is unbound box. The selected disks should be seen. Select two disks and click Add to add them to the right side of disk selection window. and appropriate cache values have been configured. Click Select to launch the disk selection window. Is there Unconfigured Capacity available on the CLARiiON? ________________________ What is the CLARiiON Serial Number:_____________ Unconfigured Capacity: _________________ Model Number: _______. b) In the Create RAID Group window: Choose a RAID Group ID from the pick list. Answer the following: RAID Group ID: __________________ RAID Type: _____________________ Why is the RAID Type not something like RAID1 or RAID5? _____________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

All Rights Reserved. LUN ID and LUN Size. Display the properties of the newly created LUNs. Choose Configure  Bind LUN. and leave all other selections at default state. Then Click Continue to view the proposed LUNs.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 5: CLARiiON Array Configuration Part 2: Bind LUNs Step 1 Bind LUNs. 3 Drill down into the LUN folder of the RAID group on which the LUNs were bound. These two selections are linked. The operation should end with a Success window.5 Page 61 of 138 . so changing one of them limits the choices in the other setting What RAID Types were you allowed to select for your RAID Group? __________________________________________________________________ Make any reasonable choices for Number of LUNs. if any? ___________________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. 2 Choose a RAID Type and the RAID Group ID of the group you created in the previous part. The Bind LUNs window appears. Action Right-click on your assigned CLARiiON. Click Add. Version 2. Record following information for one of the new LUNs LUN Numbers Default Owner Current Owner RAID Group ID Raw Capacity Actual User Capacity Why is there a difference in the two capacities. Click Execute to complete the process.

The Connect/Disconnect Hosts pages allows you to add or remove hosts from a storage group.g. Once a storage group has been created the Wizard can also be used to remove or add more LUNs and to detach or attach more hosts. Version 2. Choose your assigned host from the left-hand pane. myinitials_sg_task) and click OK. Then click Next. myinitials_sg. This will launch the Storage Group Configuration Wizard.g. the storage group will be created with the specified LUNs and host connections. enter a name for the task (e. Rightclick the Storage Groups folder and choose New. The Add/Remove LUNs page allows you to add or remove LUNs from a storage group. myinitials_sg_tasklist) . 4 5 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.5 Page 62 of 138 .g.Create CLARiiON Storage Groups/Add LUNs/Attach hosts In the tree panel of the ControlCenter Console drill down into your CLARiiON array.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 5: CLARiiON Array Configuration Part 3: Configure Storage Groups Step Action 1 CLARiiON Storage Group Configuration Wizard . and move it to the right-hand pane by clicking Add. Choose or create a new task list ((e. The Storage Group Configuration Wizard helps you to create new storage groups. Then click Next. Choose the LUN(s) you created in the previous step from the Available LUNs column and Add them to the LUNs in Storage Group column. Once the task is executed successfully. Click Next. e. Review the Storage Group Configuration and then click Execute Later. 2 3 Enter a unique name for the storage group. All Rights Reserved. add LUNs and attach hosts.

Create new Zone sets.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 6: SAN Management Purpose: To use Zoning and Storage Device Masking to make array storage devices available to hosts.5 Page 63 of 138 . Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:     Import Active Zone sets. All Rights Reserved. Explore Storage Device Masking tasks in pre-VMAX arrays. Create new Zones. Version 2. References: Module 5: Configuration and Control Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

and Maximum # of Storage Ports: 1. d) Select WWN Zoning. f) Verify that the Zoning Policy has been created successfully.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 6: SAN Management Part 1: Configure Zoning Policy Step 1 Create a new Zoning Policy Action a) In the Tree Pane open the Storage Administration folder. b) Right-click a fabric and select Zoning  Set Default Zoning Policy. All Rights Reserved. b) Right-click the Zoning Policies folder and select New  Zoning Policy. The new zoning policy editor window will pop up. d) Click OK and verify that the Zoning Policy has been set on the Fabric by adding the Fabric to a Properties view. Maximum # of Host Ports: 1.5 Page 64 of 138 . c) Choose the Zoning Policy you created in Step 1 from the drop down list. c) Enter a name for your zoning policy using the format myinitials_zpolicy. e) Enter the Zone Name Format as %H_%Hp_%Ae4_%Ap . Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. The Set Default Zoning Policy window will pop up. Click OK. Version 2. 2 Set Default Zoning Policy a) Expand the Connectivity folder down to Fabrics.

Make sure the View Progress box is checked. 2 Import the active zone set to ensure that the definitions being used by the switches are the ones you are working with in ControlCenter. Version 2. Choose a new task list. Choose Continue and Overwrite then Click Execute. The target panel will show the progress of the task list and the task. All Rights Reserved.5 Page 65 of 138 .ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 6: SAN Management Part 2: Import Active Zone Set Step 1 Import Active Zone Set Action Expand the Connectivity folder down to Fabrics. Click OK. and locate the fabric that provides connectivity between the host and array that you have been assigned. Right-click your fabric and select Zoning  Import Zone Set  Import Active. 3 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Verify that this task has completed successfully. enter the name for the new task list and the task. This fabric will be called Your Fabric throughout this exercise.

You should have written those port names down in that exercise. Repeat the above to create a zone for the other HBA / Array Port pair. Choose OK.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 6: SAN Management Part 3: Create New Zones Step Action 1 In this part. Record the names of your new zones here: __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. select one of your Array Ports and click Add. Select New  Zone. Select one HBA listed above and click Add.5 Page 66 of 138 . Version 2. you will create two new zones to connect your host’s HBAs to the array ports that you mapped your Symmetrix Meta Device to a few exercises ago. The new zone editor window will pop up. All Rights Reserved. Choose the Zoning Policy you defined in Part 1 from the drop down list. Use the Properties view to record the names of your host’s HBAs Host HBAs: _________________________ __________________________ 2 3 4 5 Open your fabric and right-click Planned Zones.

It is labeled Copy of Active when no edits have been made. Right-click the (Modified) Copy of Active Zone Set and choose Edit Zone Set from the menu. editing several different zone sets would cause problems. have made to the Planned Zone Set.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 6: SAN Management Part 4: Edit Copy of Active Zone Set In this part.5 Page 67 of 138 . Locate the Planned Zone set named the same as the Active Zone Set. This will enable all the changes made by the class to be activated at once when everyone is finished. choose the new Zones you created previously from the Available Zones dialog on the left. The dialog should indicate the changes you. all of the students in the class will edit just one planned zone set: the Copy of Active zone set. In the dialog. Close the dialog once you have verified the change. but as soon as someone in the class performs this step. In contrast. 2 3 Verify that the new Zones appear in the Zone Set by drilling down. Step Action 1 Add the new Zones to the Copy of Active Zone Set. and click the Add button to add them to the Zone Set. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. it will be labeled Modified Copy of Active. since activating one would wipe out the changes made by another. Right-click the Modified Copy of Active Zone Set and choose Zoning  Compare with Active Zone Set from the menu. All Rights Reserved. and possibly some other students. Version 2. but having either Copy of Active or Modified Copy of Active in parenthesis after the name. Compare Zone Sets. Click OK to save this change.

If so. The target panel will show the progress of the task list and the task. Version 2. Click OK. Choose a new task list. In the dialog that appears. Verify that this task has completed successfully. Next. verify the changes to be made as you did in the Compare Zone Sets dialog. All Rights Reserved. verify that the devices you added to your array’s Storage Group have been correctly masked to your host? How do you know the device is masked? _______________________________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. make sure the View Progress box is checked. enter the name for the new task list and the task. It would be best if the Modified Copy of Active Zone Set were activated just once for the whole class.5 Page 68 of 138 . This ensures that the Last Active copy of the Zone Set is the original copy. you may skip Lab Exercise 6 Part 6. verify that your zones have been added to your fabric’s Active Zone Set. choose CANCEL now.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 6: SAN Management Part 5: Activate a New Zone Set Please coordinate with your instructor before performing this part. If you are NOT ACTIVATING THE ZONE SET YET. Step 1 Action Right-click the Planned Modified Copy of Active Zone Set that you edited in the previous step. Select Zoning  Activate Zone Set. click Execute. VMAX Perform this step only if you have been configuring an array with VMAX features. 2 3 Otherwise. Once you have activated the zone set and the task has completed successfully.

set the Select Storage Array pull-down to SAN Physically Connected and click the array again. select both of the host ports. Action Change the target panel to the Masking view by choosing Masking from the Storage Allocation pull down. Note: Only the storage ports that are actually zoned to this host will appear in the Select Storage Port dialog. make sure the Activate VCMDB box is checked. Review the changes. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Use the controls to show all the devices accessible by this host.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 6: SAN Management Part 6: Symmetrix Storage Device Masking (Pre-VMAX) Symmetrix device masking with arrays that are not equipped with VMAX features and functionality is performed by modifying masking configurations in the VCMDB. the correct Symmetrix. and both of the storage ports contained in the zones you created earlier. and click the Grant button.5 Page 69 of 138 . lack a VCMDB. so if you did not activate the zone set you created earlier. Step 1 Display Current Masking. Choose a task as you have done before and make sure you can monitor the results. Right-click the host and select Masking  Modify Masking Configurations. and click Execute. Mask New Devices. 4 In the Modify Masking Configurations window. Storage Allocation  Masking. Finish the action by clicking Continue. VMAX equipped arrays perform both masking and mapping configurations using Storage Groups and hence. To show all ports. Continue with the exercise when the task has completed. All Rights Reserved. the ports for your new zone will not appear. 5 Select All Devices from the device pull-down and click Show Devices to display the devices that can be masked. Choose the Meta device you created earlier. Version 2. 2 3 In the Tree Pane. This lab exercise can only be performed for arrays that are not equipped with VMAX capabilities. select your host.

you will have to choose the SAN Physically Connected pulldown of the Select Storage Array part of the dialog. The steps will be different for different operating systems. Remembering that access-granted devices are in green. can you validate the changes you have made? Note: Again. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.5 Page 70 of 138 . and drag your host to it again. Use the controls to display the devices masked to your host. make it a Masking view. Version 2. perform the host configuration steps discussed in the course to make the new devices visible to your host. if you did not activate the zone set. 7 (OPTIONAL) As a final check.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 6 Clear the Console view.

Suspend. References: Module 5: Configuration and Control Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Split. Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:  Create Device Groups via the Device Group Wizard  Add devices to Devices Groups  Associate BCVs to Device Groups      Determine the SRDF status devices in a Device Group.5 Page 71 of 138 . Split).ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 7: Business Continuance Purpose: To replicate data remotely using SRDF. Modify SRDF operational modes. Determine the TimeFinder status of devices in a Device Group. Perform TimeFinder operations (Establish. Perform SRDF operations (Failover. Failback. Resume). Establish. and locally using TimeFinder. Version 2.

ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 7: Business Continuance Part 1: SRDF Operations in ControlCenter Step Action 1 Launch the console and click Data Protection so that the TimeFinder. 2 Identifying SRDF devices presented to your host. Mouse-over the device icon if you are unsure of the type. One of them will be R1 Devices or R2 Devices depending on the type you chose when you created the device group. SRDF devices have arrows on their device icons. All Rights Reserved. a) Drill down into the Hosts folder on the tree. Try to avoid selecting BCV-R1 devices. Version 2. and record the data in the table below. b) Click Properties from the task bar to make the target panel a Properties view. It will have a number of folders.5 Page 72 of 138 . You should see the newly created device group. Identify any four SRDF devices (R1 or R2) accessible to your host. SRDF and QoS options show on the main menu. 3 Creating an SRDF Device Group a) Use the Device Group Wizard (right-click the host and select Data Protection  Device Groups  Create) to create a device group containing the SRDF devices you identified in the previous step. Host Name: _________________________________________ R1 or R2 Host Device Name Symmetrix Device No. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. identify the host assigned to you and drill down into your host. b) Drill down into the Device Group folder. Drill down into the newly created device group. Click and drag the Host Devices folder of your host into the target panel.

SRDF information on all the devices in your device group will now be shown in the target panel.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 4 Checking the SRDF Status and Operating Mode a) Clear all objects from the Target Panel by clicking on the Eraser Button in the Objects Tree Pane. All Rights Reserved. Choose Data Protection  SRDF  Mode Control. Click the Adaptive copy box and then choose Write Pending.5 Page 73 of 138 . a) Right click your device group. Copy (Adaptive Copy) Link Status Call your instructor for help if the Pair State is not synchronized or if the Mode is not Synchronous 5 Switching to Adaptive Copy mode. Click Execute. b) Click and drag your Device Group into the Target Panel. Then choose SRDF from the Data Protection pull down menu to change the Target Panel to the SRDF view. Version 2. Wait for the success window and then record the changes made to the SRDF view—it may take a few minutes for the changes to be updated in the console. Record the following information. Copy b) Change the Primary mode back by using the Mode Control dialog to remove Adaptive Copy mode. R1 Symmetrix R2 Symmetrix R1 Devices R2 Devices R1 State R2 State Pair State Mode Domino Ad. Mode Ad. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

This opens up the SRDF Fail Back window. Version 2.5 Page 74 of 138 . What is the significance of these changes? R1 State R2 State Pair State Mode Link Status b) Failback: Right-click the device group and choose Data Protection  SRDF  Fail Back. Record the following information from the SRDF view window after the changes have occurred. This opens the SRDF Fail Over window. Record the following information from the SRDF view window after the changes have occurred.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 6 Disaster Recovery Operations: Performing Failover and Failback operations a) Failover: Right-click the device group and choose Data Protection  SRDF  Fail Over. All Rights Reserved. Check the group but leave the other options unchecked and click Execute. Check your group and click Execute. R1 State R2 State Pair State Mode Link Status Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

5 Page 75 of 138 . a) Split: Right-click the device group. Comment on the significance of these changes. Record the following information from the SRDF view window after the changes have occurred. This open up the SRDF Establish window. From the Menu bar. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 7 Concurrent Operations: Performing Split operation for concurrent access and then an Establish operation to continue normal SRDF operation. Click the device group to select it. Version 2. R1 State R2 State Pair State Mode Link Status 8 SRDF Lab Clean Up: Delete the SRDF device group that you had created. Choose your group and click Execute. R1 State R2 State Pair State Mode Link Status b) Establish: Right click the device group. This opens up the SRDF Split window. Choose your group and click Execute. Record the following information from the SRDF view window after the changes have occurred. All Rights Reserved. choose Device Groups  Delete. Choose Data Protection  SRDF  Split. Choose Data Protection  SRDF  Establish.

BCV device icons have a shadow disk—looks like two disks. Find two Standard devices and two BCV devices accessible to your host. Avoid any gatekeeper or VCMDB devices. Take care that the wizard does not automatically pick some other BCVs for your group.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 7: Business Continuance Part 2: TimeFinder Operations in ControlCenter Step 1 Identify Devices. You should see the newly created device group. identify the host assigned to you and drill down into your host. Add the standard devices and associate the BCVs. Action a) Drill down into the Hosts folder on the tree. It has a number of folders. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Host: Device Type (STD/BCV) Host Device Name Symmetrix Device 2 Create Device Group.5 Page 76 of 138 . All Rights Reserved. Make sure all four of the devices are the same size. b) Drill down into the Device Group folder. a) Right-click your host and launch the Device Group Wizard to create a Regular device group. Version 2. Drill down into the newly created device group. b) Drag the Host Devices folder of your host to a Properties view. One of them is Standard devices and one more is Local BCVs. You will find it easiest if the Standard devices you choose are not R1 or R2 types.

ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 3 TimeFinder status information of the BCVs a) Clear all objects from the target panel by clicking Eraser Button in the Objects Tree Pane.5 Page 77 of 138 . b) Click and drag the Local BCVs folder of your newly created Regular Device Group into the Target Panel. All Rights Reserved. Version 2. Then choose TimeFinder from the Data Protection pull-own menu to change the Target Panel to the TimeFinder view. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. TimeFinder information on all the BCV devices in your device group is now shown in the target panel. Record the following information. Symmetrix STD Std Host-Dev Grp BCV BCV Host – Dev Grp State Std Invalid Tracks BCV Invalid Tracks Ask your instructor for assistance if the State is Synchronized or SyncInProg.

This forces a full establish.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 4 Full Establish Operation: Action a) Right click your device group in the object tree and choose Data Protection  TimeFinder  Establish.5 Page 78 of 138 . Note that the information in the Properties view may take up to 15 minutes to change. All Rights Reserved. _____________________________________________________________ c) Can the BCV host access the BCV while it is in an established state? _______ 5 Split Operation: Right click the regular device group in the object tree and choose Data Protection  TimeFinder  Split. uncheck the Incremental box and then Click OK. The Split operation occurs. choosing the standard and BCV pairing in an optimal way. You can get the properties on the second BCV device the same way. This opens up the TimeFinder Split window. What is the state of the pair? ________________________________ b) What is the status of the BCV device from the BCV-host’s perspective? To get this information. This splits the window on the target pane and shows the properties of the BCV device in the lower window. Check the Differential box and then click OK. What is the new state of the pair? ____________________________________ What is the status of the BCV device from the BCV-host’s perspective? ____ Can the BCV host access the BCV while it is in a split state? _____________ What does the Differential option do? ______________________________ What does the Reverse Split option do? _____________________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Version 2. Check the Optimize box. This opens up the TimeFinder Establish window. right click the BCV device in the TimeFinder view window and choose Properties.

Make sure the Incremental box is checked and then click OK.5 Page 79 of 138 . Check the Differential box and then Click OK. Choose Data Protection  TimeFinder  Split.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 6 Incremental Establish Operation: Action Right click the regular device group in the object tree and choose Data Protection  TimeFinder  Establish. All Rights Reserved. From the Menu bar choose Device Groups  Delete. b) Delete your device group. This opens up the TimeFinder Establish window. What happens to state in the TimeFinder view: ________________________ What does the Incremental option do? ______________________________ Which took longer the Full Establish or the Incremental Establish and Why? 7 TimeFinder Lab Clean Up: a) Split the Standards and BCVs in your device group (Right click the regular device group in the object tree. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. The incremental establish operation occurs. This opens up the TimeFinder Split window. Version 2. Highlight the device group.

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Create and edit alert definitions.   Manage alerts by acknowledging.5 Page 81 of 138 . References: Module 6: Alert Management and Framework Integration Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. and to configure alert settings. and assigning to other users. annotating. Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:  Display active alerts. All Rights Reserved. clearing.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 8: Alert Management Purpose: To view and manage active ControlCenter alerts. Version 2.

Clear the Alerts View by clicking the Eraser Button. All Rights Reserved. This displays all of the active alerts for the objects managed by the console. View the help for one or more host and storage array alerts.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 8: Alert Management Part 1: Viewing Alerts Step 1 Log in to the ControlCenter Console. and use the Tree Panel to populate the view with just your assigned host. Click the heading of the Object Name column to sort the alerts by the managed object to which they apply. show just the alerts for your assigned host and the Symmetrix to which it is attached. (You don’t have to list all the active alerts if there are too many): Severity Object Name Message Created Agent 5 What do these alerts mean? You can get context sensitive online help. Click in the message area of an active alert and then right-click and choose Alerts Help from the menu.5 Page 82 of 138 . List the active alerts for your assigned host and the Symmetrix to which it is attached. The Alerts can be sorted by any of the column headings. Version 2. To reduce the number of alerts in the display. Are the alerts for your host the ones you identified before? 6 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. 2 3 4 Action Click the All Alerts button near the top right corner of the console window.

Add a new note and click OK. the severity changes that it went through. Right-click the alert you are working with and choose Alerts  Notes  View Related Notes. Alert notes can be used to resolve reoccurring problems.5 Page 83 of 138 . Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Write a meaningful note in the Alert Note field of the Acknowledge Alert window and click OK to acknowledge the alert. Right-click the alert and choose Alerts  History. 3 4 5 The history of an active alert shows when the specific alert was triggered. Note how the display of the active alert changes in the Alerts view. you might search through all the notes that have been applied to the same object. Searches can be restricted by keyword and by timeline. Right-click the alert you acknowledged in the previous step and choose Alerts  Assign.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 8: Alert Management Part 2: Active Alert Management Step Action 1 Alerts can be acknowledged to show that a user is investigating the issue. choose a user or group from the drop down menu. information on the notes added to the alert etc. In the Assign alert window. same source object or the same template. Right-click the alert that you assigned in the previous step and choose Alerts  Notes  Note… The View/Add Notes window will pop up. helping you to spot a more widespread failure and the efforts your colleagues are making to resolve the issue. The related notes interface will allow you to see notes added to this specific alert and notes that were added to alerts of the same definition. Note that in the Alerts View display. Version 2. List the changes: 2 Alerts can be assigned to other Console users or groups to avoid duplication of effort in resolving the issue. But in a more complex environment. the alert window will now display the name of the user the alert has been assigned to. All the notes attached to this specific alert (including the ones added during acknowledge/assign) can be read from this window. . All Rights Reserved. Right-click a new alert and choose Acknowledge. A user can add a note to an alert. You can search for related alert notes from this window. add a meaningful note and click OK. New alerts that are not yet acknowledged are displayed in bold letters. Use this feature to document the incident management process. At the current time it is likely that only the notes that you yourself have added will appear in the search.

This will list all the cleared Alerts. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.5 Page 84 of 138 . Where does the cleared alert go? ______________________________________ 7 The Alerts History view shows all the alerts that were cleared from the active alerts view. All Rights Reserved. Clear the target panel and switch the target panel to the Alerts History view (use the Monitoring task pull-down on the Task Bar). Select one of the active alerts for your host. Right-click an alert in the Alerts History view and choose Alerts  History. This will bring the Clear Alert Window. Use the history to determine the following: How long was the alert active for? ______________________________________ If the alert is a threshold alert.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 6 Clearing an alert removes it from the Alerts view. Which policy controls the alert retention period? __________________________ Use this policy to determine how long the alerts are retained in Alert History by default: ___________________________________________________________ 8 The complete history of a cleared alert can be viewed as well. Clear active alerts after resolving the issue that caused them to trigger. Version 2. Click Show All in the target panel. or was it cleared by a Console user? __________________ Notes that relate to cleared alert can be viewed by right clicking on a cleared alert and choosing Alerts  Notes  View Related Notes. what was the highest severity and value detected? _________________________ Did the alert self-clear. Enter a message in this window and click OK to clear the alert. Click in the message box and then right-click and choose Alerts  Clear Alert for all Users.

ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 8: Alert Management Part 3: Editing Alert Policies Step Action 1 Drill down into the Administration Folder in the Tree Panel. 3 Right-click the Percent Free Disk Space_00 alert and choose Edit Alert. These alerts may be enabled or disabled. List the defined alerts: ________________________________________________________________ Is this alert enabled? Hint: A red bell icon indicates an enabled alert. Autofixes – This folder contains pre-defined and user defined Autofixes which can deal with alerts automatically. Version 2. Source: _______________________________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. You will see four folders: Alert Definitions – This folder contains all the alerts that have been created for this ControlCenter installation. Drill down into Alert Management. Management Policies – User defined Management Policies to deal with alerts reside here. Alert Templates – This folder contains templates for all the alerts that could be defined in EMC ControlCenter. Document the current settings for this alert: Properties Tab Is the alert enabled? Last modified? Who modified? Description: 4 ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Click the Source Tab of the Percent Free Disk Space_00 alert.5 Page 85 of 138 . All Rights Reserved. 2 Expand the Alerts Definitions folder then expand Host agent for Solaris  File System  Space.

8 Close the Percent Free Disk Space_00 alert without making changes. What is the largest percent free disk space that will trigger an alert? ___________ What severity of alert will be triggered at that time? ___________ Under what conditions will the alert be sent to the At A Glance view? _________________________________________________________________ Under what conditions will the alert be sent to the Alerts view? _________________________________________________________________ What is the purpose of the Before and After columns? _________________________________________________________________ 6 Click the Actions Tab of the Percent Free Disk Space_00 alert. 7 Click the Apply To Tab of the Percent Free Disk Space_00 alert.5 Page 86 of 138 .ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 5 Click the Conditions Tab of the Percent Free Disk Space_00 alert. but do not create or activate a new management policy at this time. Version 2. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. but do not change the alert at this time. What Schedule is the alert using? Is a Management Policy assigned to this alert? Are any Autofixes assigned to this alert? _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ Use the New button to examine the Management Policy editor. All Rights Reserved. Is the Apply this alert to all applicable File system object(s) checked? ________ Use this tab to explore the method you would use to apply this alert to only one file system on one Solaris host.

5 Page 87 of 138 . Make changes to the Conditions tab of the alert. Select new values for the alert thresholds. 2 3 4 Go to the File System  Space alerts and right-click the Percent Free Disk Space_00 alert. and save the alert.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 8: Alert Management Part 4: Creating New Alert Policies Step Action 1 Use the Tree Panel to show the Alert Definitions for the Host Agent for Solaris. Go to the File System alert templates for the Host Agent for Solaris and find the Free inodes alert. Choose Copy As from the menu to create a new alert. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Change the default Schedule for the alert so that it polls the Solaris system once an hour. Where does the new alert definition appear? What is the new alert name? 8 ______________________ 6 7 ______________________________________ Clean up your work by deleting both of the alerts you created during this exercise. Make sure the alert applies to all applicable objects. Save the alert without assigning it to any objects in the Apply To tab. All Rights Reserved. Even if it is enabled. What is the name of the new alert? ____________________________________ 5 Use the Alert Templates part of the Tree Panel to create a new alert from a template. the alert will not be triggered. Version 2. Right-click and choose New from the menu.

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5 Page 89 of 138 . Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:    Search the Alert Management area of ControlCenter for specific alerts Match available alerts to specific requirements Propose alerts for use in detecting issues References: Module 6: Alert Management and Framework Integration Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 9: Alert Planning (Optional) Purpose: To work out ControlCenter alerting solutions for common business needs. Version 2.

their server has recently been required to host additional software that is interfering with their operations. Conditions. Also be sure to note any changes to the defaults in the Source. you will propose ControlCenter alerts for a file server environment. The files in the shares are typically small user documents and are constantly being added and removed. The CPU spike is brief enough to be considered a low severity issue. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All of the shares are built from the same large Veritas volume group. The primary concern is the free space on the file systems and volume group. This is a written exercise—you are not required to implement the solution.5 Page 90 of 138 . This scenario is optional: complete it if you have enough time. They would like to be warned if any file system is more than 80% full. What ControlCenter alerts would you recommend for this group? Record the names of the alerts and what agent they apply to below. or if there is less than 100MB of unallocated space in the volume group. They would like to be warned of these events as well. Some unallocated space is available in the volume group for future expansion of the file systems. Version 2. Actions. Additionally. Conflicts with this software have caused the nfsd process to repeatedly fail. you should be using the Console to investigate the alerts when developing your solution. All Rights Reserved. and the CPU utilization to sometimes spike over 90%. or Apply To tabs. Scenario: The maintainers of a file server have asked you to propose the best ControlCenter alerts for monitoring their task. However.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 9: Alert Planning (Optional) Part 1: File Server Scenario In this scenario. The server is a Solaris host that maintains several critical user shares.

This is a written exercise—you are not required to implement the solution. the group would like to receive notification of any Networker product errors or warnings through the ControlCenter alerting system. Actions. Conditions. you should be using the Console to investigate the alerts when developing your solution. Additionally. which is running on a separate Windows host. However. This scenario is optional: complete it if you have enough time. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Also be sure to note any changes to the defaults in the Source. match the Networker warning levels to the appropriate ControlCenter alert severities.5 Page 91 of 138 . you will propose ControlCenter alerts for an environment containing several databases and a backup application.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 9: Alert Planning (Optional) Part 2: Database and Backup Scenario In this scenario. or Apply To tabs. the backup solution uses a fixed. any available alerts on data size or table space usage should be enabled to warn when there is less than 10% free space. Additionally. There should be at most a 2 minute delay between the time the database goes down and the alert arrival. any significant change in the data size (more than 20% increase) should be reported. predictable number of tapes. If this can be done. Their environment contains two Oracle databases hosted on two Solaris hosts and one SQL Server database hosted on a Windows host. Version 2. The group would like to be notified as soon as a database application goes down. All Rights Reserved. All of these applications are backed up by Legato Networker. if possible. Scenario: A group responsible for the upkeep of several database applications would like you to find the best ControlCenter alerts to set for their situation. What ControlCenter alerts would you recommend for this group? Record the names of the alerts and what agent they apply to below. Therefore. Since the databases are not growing quickly in size.

you should be using the Console to investigate the alerts when developing your solution.5 Page 92 of 138 . However. The fabric switch ports are the first concern. This is a written exercise—you are not required to implement the solution. Conditions. Also be sure to note any changes to the defaults in the Source.alert when below 50% I/O per second – alert when above 10000 Throughput – alert when above 60000 KB/sec What ControlCenter alerts would you recommend for this group? Record the names of the alerts and what agent they apply to below. The group understands that the polling process used by the agents can only approximately be used to identify an event that lasts for a full 10 minutes. If the I/O per second measure exceeds 1500 for 10 or more minutes. system-wide Symmetrix performance measures should also trigger alerts as follows: Hit % . This scenario is optional: complete it if you have enough time. Additionally. The group would like to be alerted when the performance parameters exceed the thresholds. The performance guru suggests that an issue should be reported if any port processes more than 3000 frames per second for 10 or more minutes. an alert of the highest severity should be issued if any port fails. Actions. The Symmetrix FA ports are also a concern. All Rights Reserved. Take care not to issue performance alerts for spike events—the alert should only be generated if the threshold has been exceeded for a minimum of 10 minutes at a time. an alert should be triggered.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 9: Alert Planning (Optional) Part 3: SAN and Storage Performance Scenario In this scenario. but please use whatever ControlCenter features are available to reach this goal. Scenario: A local performance guru has analyzed this group’s environment and identified thresholds that will cause response time problems if exceeded. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. or Apply To tabs. Version 2. you will propose ControlCenter alerts for notification of performance issues. Additionally.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:       View the key utilization and allocation concerns Launch and filter reports Create and schedule report jobs Launch queries Make minor changes to existing queries Create fully customize queries References: Module 7: Reporting Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 10: StorageScope Reporting Purpose: To generate StorageScope reports that answer common business questions regarding the IT environment.5 Page 93 of 138 . Version 2.

What objects in a Symmetrix array are considered configured? ______________ What objects in a CLARiiON array are considered configured? ______________ 5 Use the Consumption Details tab and the pull-down above it to answer these questions: Which array is the most Configured? _____________________ Which array is the most Allocated? _____________________ Which array is the most Utilized? _____________________ What do these terms mean anyway? Mouse over each of the column descriptions to view a brief definition. 3 Using this top-level Arrays view. Version 2. and then select the Arrays category. All Rights Reserved. Select Analysis  SRM Views from the menu bar at the upper right. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. answer the following questions: Approximately what percentage of the total capacity (all arrays) is configured? ____ Approximately what percentage of the total raw capacity is allocated? __________ 4 What storage is considered Raw Configured anyway? Use the question mark button at the top right to launch the help for this page.5 Page 94 of 138 .ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 10: StorageScope Views and Reports Part 1: SRM Views Step Action 1 Launch the StorageScope interface by opening a browser and entering this URL: https://FLRArchiver/srm where FLR Archiver is the IP address of the host where your FLR Archiver is installed. 2 Start by analyzing Arrays. Log in to StorageScope using your Console login. Use the Console Agents view and Properties view to determine this.

ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 6 Switch to the Reclaimable Capacity tab and answer these questions: Do any of the arrays have Available capacity? __________ If so. UNIX is /)? Do not count the system root itself. _____________________________ Can you drill down to view the files in this folder? ___________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. analyze Hosts. is the Available capacity mostly due to Masked but Unmapped storage or Unused Accessible storage? __________________________ Click one of the non-zero numbers in the table to get a look at exactly what devices are available. 9 Next. 7 Return to the top-level Arrays view and click an array name to find out more details. Version 2.5 Page 95 of 138 . 11 Switch to the Top-Level Folders/Directories tab and answer these questions: What top-level folder consumes the most space in the root file system (system root for Windows is C:\. 10 Use the host’s page to answer these questions: What arrays provide the hosts’ allocated LUNs ?_______________________ What is the most used file system on the host? ___________________________ How many MB of aged and dormant files are present in this file system? _______________________ ________________________________ What do the terms aged and dormant mean anyway? Mouse-over the column headings to find out. and choose StorageScope Views from the menu. In the Console. right-clicka host in the Tree Panel. Is the array model and microcode information visible? ___________________ What two categories are the hosts for this array divided into? __________________________ _______________________________ 8 Feel free to look around at the rest of the Arrays views to familiarize yourself with the features. After you log in. Close the StorageScope interface when you are done. Use a different method to launch the StorageScope interface. the interface will bring you directly to the host’s page.

All Rights Reserved. Select Analysis  SRM Views from the menu bar at the upper right. 15 Use all the features of the Switches page to answer these questions: How many free ports are there across the entire SAN? _________________ How many used ports are connected to Storage? _________ To Hosts? _______ Which switch has the most free ports? ______________________________ 16 Click a switch name to view the details.5 Page 96 of 138 . 13 Use the Consumption Details tab to answer these questions: What host has the most accessible storage? ___________________ What host is using the most accessible storage? ___________________ 14 Finally. analyze Connectivity. Version 2. and then clicking the Hosts category. Answer these questions: Can you determine the fabric that this switch is a part of? ______________ Can you find the WWN of the hosts and arrays connected to the switch? ________ Are any ISL ports in use? _____________ When was all this information last updated? ____________________________ 17 Feel free to look around at the rest of the Switches views to familiarize yourself with the features. and then select the Switches category. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 12 Return to the top level Hosts view by selecting Analysis  SRM Views from the menu bar at the upper right.

ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 10: StorageScope Views and Reports Part 2: Using the Dashboard Step Action 1 If you are not already logged in to StorageScope. the added snapshots will probably contain the phrase: building snapshot. Use the Utilities  Snapshots menu to get to the Snapshots page. Tip: If you see unexpected changes to the Dashboard. m. If you are already logged in to StorageScope. remember that some of your classmates are using the same StorageScope FLR Archiver.ArrayRawTotal from SRMArray a. Choose the ones you are most interested in so you can see what they display. you may go to the next step. and click the Custom Snapshots tab. Choose Table for the Type. Since the Dashboard is the start page of the interface. Click the Create button to launch the snapshot dialog. When you save your changes and return to the Dashboard. but include Array Capacity somewhere in the title. Version 2. 3 Now build your own snapshot. In a few seconds it will automatically refresh. showing the results. Give your snapshot a Title that will differentiate it from the ones the other students create. Choose Storage Arrays for the Category.ArrayAlias. 2 Use the Customize link at the top to add a few snapshots to the display. SRMArrayMetrics m where a.5 Page 97 of 138 . Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. click the Dashboard menu to go to the Dashboard page.ArrayKey = m. If they are all currently displayed when you open the dialog. Use this code for the SQL Query: select unique a.ArrayKey Preview your snapshot to make sure there are no typos. remove a few instead. All Rights Reserved. log in now.

All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. and add your new snapshot to the display.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 4 Now change the snapshot to one of the chart types. Preview the results to make sure it displays the information.5 Page 98 of 138 . Version 2. 5 Return to the Dashboard page. Save the snapshot when you are satisfied with the results. A bar chart will work well for this data.

This time filter it as follows:  Name (of report): Use a unique name. and launch the Arrays report again. This page holds all of the built-in an user-defined reports.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 10: StorageScope Views and Reports Part 3: Launching and Filtering Interactive Reports Step Action 1 Log in to the StorageScope interface if you are not already logged in. and click the Run Report button. Version 2. Click the report name to launch the results. except for the Name. The page will automatically refresh when the report status becomes Completed.5 Page 99 of 138 . Choose the Arrays report radio button.  Array Type: Choose just one of the types by clicking on it. Then click Run Now to execute the report. Are storage allocation details presented for each array in your environment? ____ What levels of summary are available? 5 Return to the Built-In/Custom Reports page. 2 Select Analysis  Reports  Built-In/Custom Reports from the menus. 4 The interface will automatically switch to the Interactive Reports page. where you can monitor the progress of your report. Wait for the report to complete at the Interactive Reports page as before. Use a unique name that will differentiate your output from the other student’s reports. Does the report contain information for just one type? ___________________ 3 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Take the defaults at the filters dialog. All Rights Reserved.

and verify that it has determined a cost amount for your group. Filter the report so that it only shows your file group.5 Page 100 of 138 . All Rights Reserved. or XLS. readable format like RTF. HTML. Version 2. 7 Create a Chargeback report for a few folders in your environment. The Browse button of the Add dialog is the most convenient way to ensure that the names you choose match existing folders.  Host Names: Choose just two hosts by control-clicking. Launch the appropriate page under the Utilities  Settings menu. Choose reports that you are most interested in so you can see what they display. 8 Return to the Built-In / Custom Reports page. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Tip: Your environment might not actually have seven days of daily trending data.  Output Format: Choose a different.  File Types: Choose just Executable files and Temporary files. and verify that the output matches the filters you chose.  # Trending Data Points: Choose 7. Filter it as follows:  Name: Use a unique name. use the Add button to add two or more file systems or folders. 9 Launch a few more reports.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 6 Return to the Built-In/Custom Reports page. Wait for the report to complete. and launch the Chargeback report. Use the Create button at the bottom of the page to create a new file group. Choose a unique Name and Chargeback value for file group.  Trending Type: Choose Daily. View the report output. When the page for your new file group appears. and launch the File Type Usage Trending report. You will have to start by creating a File Group for Chargeback.

Version 2.  Output Format: Any format that you can easily read will do.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 10: StorageScope Views and Reports Part 4: Report Jobs Step Action 1 Log in to the StorageScope interface if you are not already logged in.  Output Path: Important! Do not keep the default path. You can edit automated report jobs on this page. type the new path name right in the Output Path box. Use Add button in the Reports & Report Groups tab to add these two reports:  Hosts  Databases Add one or two other reports that you are interested in as well (if several students are sharing the same FLR Archiver. Create a unique path name by typing a slash and a unique name after the Exports part of the path. Create a new report job with the following settings:  Name: Use a unique name. and Load process at 04:00 am. 4 The interface should automatically switch to the page for your new report job.  Output Type: File. Translation. To create a new one. adding more than a few will slow your work down). Save your configuration as a new report job. Tip: Did you try the Browse button when creating a new Output Path? This feature only lets you choose existing folders. All Rights Reserved. 5 Use the Change button in the Schedule tab to schedule the report to run sometime after the default Extraction. 2 Select Analysis  Reports Scheduled Report Jobs from the menus. 3 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.5 Page 101 of 138 .

Can you be sure that these reports are from your report job and not another student’s job? Since the Report Job Results page only shows the last copy of a report. You will need to know what file system on the FLR Archiver host your reports are stored in. and use the correct file system name in place of C. a window displaying the remote file system should appear. If it prompts for authentication. In most lab environments. this one will not automatically refresh to show you the progress. use Administrator for the login and student as the password. If it is successful. It will look like: \\FLR Archiver\C$ Substitute FLR Archiver with the actual network name of your FLR Archiver. Unlike some of the other displays. Do you remember? You can click the Settings button on your report job’s page to review the file system and path you chose for the output. You will have to access the files directly.5 Page 102 of 138 . It is displayed in the URL of the StorageScope interface. Use the Refresh button in the Status tab to update the display until you see a completed successfully event in the Status tab. and click each of the reports to view the results. All Rights Reserved. you cannot be sure that the outputs are from your job. and other students may be using this FLR Archiver host. 9 Go to the Windows desktop of your host and open a share to the file system on the FLR Archiver that stores your reports. How long did your job take to run? ________ (The Status tab has this information) 7 Go to the Analysis  Reports  Report Job Results page.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 6 Click the Start button in the Status tab to run your report job now. even if the Report Job Results page may not link to them. it is the E: drive. Do not forget the trailing $. and do not use a colon. and enter the UNC of the administrative file system share. One way to do this is to click the Windows Start  Run menu. 8 Since you created a unique output folder to hold your reports. but check to be sure. you can be sure that they exist on the FLR Archiver host. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Version 2. You will also need to know the network name of the FLR Archiver host.

Select just one or two (but not all) of the operating systems by control-clicking them. Click the Change button in the Aggregate Filters tab of the report job. Leave all the filters alone except for Host OS.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 10 Follow the path you chose for your report output to locate your files. 11 Return to your report job (under Analysis  Reports  Scheduled Report Jobs  your report job name). Version 2. use the share window—not the StorageScope interface—to view the results. Tip: Do not close this share window! You will need to view your report job outputs again later in this part. All Rights Reserved. Now you can be sure that the results are from your report job. and set an Aggregate filter to apply to your reports. Save your aggregate filters. Double-click them to view the results. When the job is complete.5 Page 103 of 138 . 12 Use the Start button in the Status tab to manually run the report job again. Answer these questions: Did the filter restrict the output of the Hosts report? _______ Did the filter restrict the output of the Databases report? _______________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Refresh the page to detect when the job is complete as you did before.

their sizes. you launch some StorageScope queries and make a few minor modifications.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 10: StorageScope Queries Part 5: Using Queries In this part. or Host and Array Devices. You can just click the link to view the results. Query used? _________________________________________________ List each host. Query used? _________________________________________________ List host devices. Run a query that you know will have some output. Query used? _________________________________________________ List the characteristics of all of the Fibre Channel HBAs discovered. and also the SQL code that generated the query. such as Array Utilization Details. Fibre Channel Switches. and cache sizes. Query Reporting Needs 1 Log in to the StorageScope interface if you are not already logged in. then some other student has already created an output. All Rights Reserved. a summary of the number of LUNs allocated to it. their total capacity. its name. their connection to arrays (if applicable). and then clicking the Run button at the bottom of the page. 4 Use other built-in queries to find this information. Query used? _________________________________________________ 3 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. and the total raw capacity. their microcode version. This page holds all of the built-in and user-defined queries.5 Page 104 of 138 . Version 2. Tip: If the name of the query is a blue hyperlink. View the output. List all allocated array devices. Query used? _________________________________________________ List array names. Do this by selecting the radio button next to the query. 2 Select Analysis  Queries  Query Builder from the menus. and their capacities. and the array ports allocated through.

Built-in queries cannot be edited. Click Next to get to the next dialog page. just change the Name of the query to something that will distinguish it from the other students’ queries.Unconfigured column to the display  Remove the Arrays. All Rights Reserved. 7 In the Select one to eight related Areas of Interest page. Once you see the values this query produces. Select the Array Utilization Details radio button. and then click the Copy button at the bottom of the page. Click Next to get to the next dialog page. do not make changes. Version 2.FS on Array column from the display Click Next to get to the next dialog page. but you can make changes to a copy of a built-in query. do not make changes. Click Next to get to the next dialog page. 9 In the Create Filters page. add this filter:  Column name: Arrays.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Query Reporting Needs 5 As a way of exploring the query tool interface. Click Next to get to the next dialog page. 10 In the Select sorting. you can return to this page and adjust the filter so only the arrays with the most unconfigured capacity appear in the output. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. 6 In the Define Initial Settings page of the dialog.Unconfigured  Operator: >  Value: 1000000 KB Can you substitute another unit for ―KB‖ in the Value column of the Filters Dialog? _________________________________________________________________________ Tip: All of the arrays will probably meet this condition. grouping & total options page. let us make a few small changes to an existing query.5 Page 105 of 138 . 8 In the Select Columns page:  Add the Arrays.

change the file format to one of the others—choose CSV if you originally chose PDF. Save and Run the query again to view the output.5 Page 106 of 138 .ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Query Reporting Needs 11 In the Select Run Settings page. click the indicated link to view the results. Return to the Queries page. change the output to any one of the File formats. Use the Save button to save your query. Tip: Can’t see the query you just saved? Use the browser to refresh the Query page. Choose the units in the Select Unit dialog box to show how the array measures will be displayed in the columns at the end of the query. Version 2. just to see what they look like. Use the Run Now button to run the query. 12 Try another type of output too. Use the Next button to go through all of the pages until the Select Run Settings page. for example. There. select your query. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. and click the Modify button. All Rights Reserved. When it is complete. This will preserve the results until they are overwritten.

Click Next to get to the next dialog page.5 Page 107 of 138 . and Arrays.  Choose the Current Data for the time period. Step 1 2 Action Log in to the StorageScope interface if you are not already logged in.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 10: StorageScope Queries Part 6: Create a Query In this part. All Rights Reserved. NAS Servers. Error? ______ Arrays. Find out which of these combinations of areas is legal in a query—an error message will appear at the top if it is not: Hosts and Arrays. Storage Devices (under NAS). Use the Create button to create a new query. Try this experiment: you would like to include both the Databases and Arrays tables in a query. What other tables are needed to avoid an error in this dialog? 3 4 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Error? ______ Hosts. Host Devices. In the Define Initial Settings page:  Choose a Name that will uniquely identify your query. Select Analysis  Queries  Query Builder from the menus. Use these features to tell other users that the query shows array-based file systems. Error? ______ Arrays. let us experiment with this interface for a moment. Error? ______ You see that you frequently have to choose one or more link tables to connect the ones you want.  Choose an appropriate Description and Query Category also. NAS Servers. and Arrays. Error? ______ Hosts. you create a StorageScope query that shows the file systems on hosts that are stored on array devices. 5 In the Select one to eight related Areas of Interest page: Before choosing the actual areas of interest (tables) for this query. Switches. This page holds all of the built-in an user-defined queries. Version 2.

File System  File Systems. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.File System Name  File Systems.File System Type  File Systems. All Rights Reserved. In the first filter. 8 In the Create Filters page.Resides on  Operator: equals to ignore case  Value: Array Click Next to get to the next dialog page.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 6 Action Still in the Select one to eight related Areas of Interest page: Now select the areas of interest for this query: Hosts and File Systems. Version 2.Host OS Type Feel free to reorder them any way you like.Free File System  Hosts. 7 In the Select Columns page: Choose these columns for your query:  File Systems. choose these settings:  Column name: File Systems.5 Page 108 of 138 . you will filter the query so that only file systems residing on arrays are displayed. Click Next to get to the next dialog page.Host Name  Hosts. Click Next to get to the next dialog page.

click the View SQL button to look at the code for this query. Tip: Can’t see the query you just saved? Use the browser to refresh the Query page. you will sort the output on the host name column. edit it to remove the filters (the goal of the next step).5 Page 109 of 138 .File System Name  Sort type: Ascending  Subtotal by: not selected Click Next to get to the next dialog page. All Rights Reserved. and run it now to see the change you made to the filter. choose these settings:  Column name: File Systems.Host Name  Sort type: Ascending  Subtotal by: selected In the second sorting row. Use the Run Now button to run the query. If there are still no results. At the Select Run Settings page. grouping & total options page. Choose the File output type. There. use the SRM Views to make sure some file systems were recorded in the last ETL. and click the Modify button. Do not make any changes until you reach the Create Filters page again. remove the filters so that the query shows all file systems. and then on the file system name. Version 2. and any format you would like. Tip: If the query returned no results. choose these settings:  Column name: Hosts. I’m sure you are happy you didn’t have to write that by hand! Save the query. 10 In the Select Run Settings page: Keep the defaults that limit the maximum number of records and the maximum run time. 11 Return to the Queries page. Use the Save button to save your query. In the first sorting row. click the link as indicated to view the results. select your query.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 9 Action In the Select sorting. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Select the Units for the values that will be displayed in the queries. When it is complete.

Navigate up to the Analysis menu and select Queries  Scheduled Query Jobs You may notice that the Scheduled Query Jobs menu looks very similar to the Scheduled Report Jobs menu.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 10: StorageScope Queries Part 7: Create Scheduled Query Jobs In this part of the lab exercise. You may also add any other queries you find interesting. Set Job Details tab. All Rights Reserved. Click on the Filter By Category pull-down menu. Are these the same categories that are listed in the Details page of the Query Builder? __________________________________ When you have selected all the queries Select the 3. 5 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. but make sure there is at least two queries. give the query job a unique name so that you may identify it from other students scheduled jobs. Step 1 2 Note 3 Action Log in to the StorageScope interface if you are not already logged in. you will create Scheduled Query Jobs using built-in queries and the queries you have already created. Choose Queries tab. click on the Weekly and Monthly settings and see how the options for each change. Select Recurrence tab and keep the default Daily setting. Change the Start Time to 15 minutes past the current time. Create a new job by clicking on the New button In the 1. 4 Click on the 2. Version 2. Even though you should keep the Daily setting. Is the default start time before or after ETL? Why? _________________________________________________________________________ Keep the default values for both Start Date and End Date. yet with a few more options.5 Page 110 of 138 . Find the queries that you have both modified and created in previous parts of the lab exercise and add them to the job. Make sure that you select Daily before moving on to the next step.

5 Page 111 of 138 . Does your scheduled query job appear in the Scheduled Query Jobs homepage with any other students? ____________________________________________________________ Is the Start Time you specified in the query job listed in the Next Start Time column?__________________________________________________________________ Option: You may choose to run the query job by selecting the Run Now button or you can wait for the specified Start Time to view the query outputs. select 4. the names of the queries should appear as Blue Links under the Query Names column. 7 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Click on the query names to open the queries individually and view the output. Is there an option to export to HTML or the Screen? ___________________________ Where might the output formats be saved to? ____________________________________ Save the query job once you have selected the outputs. Once the query job has successfully completed. Set Output Format tab. All Rights Reserved.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step 6 Action Finally. Choose the Output Type and Output Format to the type and format you would like to see. Version 2. This should bring you back to the Scheduled Query Job homepage.

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ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 11: Performance Management Purpose: To use the ControlCenter Console and Performance Manager to investigate performance characteristics of the IT environment. Version 2.5 Page 113 of 138 . All Rights Reserved. Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:   Perform real time performance monitoring of Symmetrix Arrays and Switch Ports via the ControlCenter Console Use Performance Manager to analyze a Performance Manager (Workload Analyzer) archive. References: Module 8: Performance Management Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.

Version 2. c) Switch the table displayed from Exponential Data to Real-Time Data. e) What is the characteristic of the workload? Is it write intensive or is it read intensive? ______________ f) What is the average size of a read? ____________ g) What is the average size of a write? ____________ h) Click the Chart button to change the display to the chart in the target panel. 2 Action Display the overall workload on the Symmetrix. Write %. Record the following data in the table below. Ensure that the data is displayed in a tabular format.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 11: Performance Mangement Part 1: Real-Time Performance Monitoring Step 1 Log in to the ControlCenter Console. d) Use the Hide/Show Column option to display desired columns. j) Change the display back to the tabular format and then clear the target panel. and add it to the Performance view.5 Page 114 of 138 . switch the display to the tabular format by clicking on the Table button in the top right corner of the target panel. b) Select a Symmetrix from the tree panel. and I/O per second. This can be done from the drop-down menu of the Action button. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. i) Use the Choose Statistic option of the Action menu to display Total Hit %. Object Reads per sec. a) Select Performance from the tool bar. You can reset the display to the default setting by choosing Action  View Preferences  Restore System Default. Write % Total Hit % I/O per sec. If the data is displayed as a chart. in the chart. Writes per sec.

Change the display to view real-time data. 4 Display performance metrics for individual host directors. a) Expand each Director folder and add each of the ports to the Performance view. __________________________ 6 Correlate the host(s) with the ports that have active IO. b) Identify and record the directors with active I/O. a) Expand the Symmetrix Host Director folder in the tree panel and select each of the FA Directors from the tree panel. Director/Port Host(s) Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. b) Use Hide/Show Columns to display IO/s. __________________ c) Clear the target panel.5 Page 115 of 138 . d) Change the display back to the tabular format and then clear the target panel. c) Click the Chart button in the target panel. All Rights Reserved. Ensure that the data is displayed in a tabular format. I/O per sec. and Reads/s. Version 2.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 3 Display performance metrics at the director level. Display Write %. right-click one of the active ports recorded above and choose Relationship  Host to give a list of hosts attached to the chosen port. Hit %. b) Identify and record the ports that have activity. Writes/s. a) In the tree panel. b) Identify and record the host(s) accessing devices on the chosen port. a) Expand the Symmetrix folder in the tree panel and add the Host Directors folder to the Performance view. Hit %. Reads per sec. Write %. 5 Display the performance metrics for individual director ports. Ensure that the data is displayed in a tabular format. Hit % Write % Writes per sec. and I/O per second in the chart.

This displays the metrics for the ports. and select hosts identified in the previous step. Expand the appropriate switch and select the ports identified in the previous step. Host Switch/Port Symmetrix Director/Port Switch/Port (You might find it helpful to use the Path Details view to determine what array ports are connected to what host ports) 9 Display the performance metrics for the switch ports. b) Select any hosts identified as I/O producers the previous step. a) Clear current view and select Performance from the tool bar. a) Clear current view and select Topology from the tool bar. Version 2.5 Page 116 of 138 . c) Which of the hosts is (are) performing IO? ________________________ d) Do ALL devices for the hosts have active IOs? ______________ e) Can you characterize the workload from any one of the hosts? 8 Isolate the switch and switch ports in use for the hosts in the previous step. a) Clear current view and select Performance from the tool bar. b) Expand the Connectivity  Connectivity Devices folder.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Step Action 7 Identify hosts contributing to the overall workload. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. c) Identify and record the switch ports to which the hosts and the Symmetrix Director/Ports are connected. b) Expand the Hosts folder in the tree panel. All Rights Reserved.

The view should now change to Ribbon from Line. All Rights Reserved. This can be found in the Dir-Fibre Folder. Log in using your Console login. 2 Click the ellipses in the Private Data box of the Data Selection window.5 Page 117 of 138 6 . 8 Navigate the web interface to explore various graphs plotted. What directors are performing IO? _____________________________________ 7 Close all open graphs. right click Fibre Directors Utilization and select Modify Data View. a) What is the serial number of the Symmetrix? __________________ b) What is the type of data in this data set? ____________________ 3 Click the Vital Signs (heart) icon. From the Reports menu drop-down. Modify the data view of the graph to plot as a Ribbon graph. By default this graph will be plotted as a Line graph. <Continued> Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. From the graphs shown determine: a) Peak I/O rate to the Symmetrix during the collection interval: _________ b) Peak Total Hit% during the collection interval: ________ 4 5 Close all open graphs. Plot the Fibre Directors Utilization graph. This launches the web interface for the Performance Manager Automation Jobs. Plot the graph again. Log in using your Console login. Uncheck the Public Views box in Include In (if checked) and click OK. select View Reports. To do so. Select the file from the location provided by the instructor. In the dialog box.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 11: Performance Mangement Part 2: Performance Manager Step Action 1 Launch Performance Manager by one of the two ways described below: From ControlCenter Console: File  Launch  Performance Manager Start  Programs  EMC  EMC ControlCenter  Performance Manager. select Ribbon for the Graph Style in the bottom left corner. Version 2. Click Yes in the Warning box.

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Version 2.5 Page 119 of 138 . planning the solution. Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:    Investigate current storage configuration and plan for new storage allocation needs Allocate new storage Set alerts for the new storage References: Module 9: Storage Allocation Scenarios Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 12: Task Lab – Provisioning Storage to a Server Purpose: To work out a complete storage provisioning solution including investigation of the current environment. executing the solution with the approval of a Change Control Board. All Rights Reserved. and finally enabling monitoring for the result.

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Lab Exercise 12: Task Lab – Provisioning Storage to a Server Part 1: Plan for New Storage
In this exercise, you will plan for new storage for your Server, and investigate the current environment. Requirements A new application is being set up on your Server , and you must provision new storage for the task (your instructor will tell you which of the hosts assigned to your group will be used to simulate the Server) The storage must:  Appear as one device (LUN) to the host  Be a minimum of 3 GB in size  Use array-based RAID-1/0 protection (mirroring and striping) – Must use 8 array devices  Be accessed by the host over redundant paths, if possible (only if multiple fabric connections to the array are/can be made) Investigate and Plan Investigate the current environment to determine how much of the required configuration already exists. Use ControlCenter Views to fill out as much of the information on the Task Lab Worksheet (at the end of this lab) as you can. The gaps in this worksheet will have to be filled in by changing the configuration. For example, if the needed storage does not exist, it will have to be created. If the necessary zones linking the host to the array do not exist, they will have to be created. Plan the necessary changes for the new storage allocation. You should meet the requirements using the minimum number of configuration changes. Using a minimum of configuration changes, a task can be finished faster and uses existing resources before demanding new ones. Do not use storage devices that are already in use, however. Devices that are allocated to a file system, database, volume group, or another host are considered in use. As an example investigation method, consider investigating the answers to the following allocation questions: Is there an unused device meeting the requirements already allocated to my host? If not, is there an unused device already mapped to the correct array port[s]? If not, is there a device configured on the array not mapped to any ports? If not, can such a device be created from pre-configured storage (devices, RAID groups)? If not, is there sufficient unconfigured storage on the array to create the device? Continue using the Task Lab Worksheet to plan your needed configuration changes. Write the proposed changes on the worksheet, making sure to check the Change Required column.

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Lab Exercise 12: Task Lab – Provisioning Storage to a Server Part 2: Provision New Storage
In this exercise, you will make the necessary configuration changes to provision the new storage. Warning: To avoid conflicts, the class Change Control Board will approve and execute all array configuration changes. NO array changes are to be made without following the proper change control procedure set up by the instructor. Submit Your Request to the Change Control Board Your Task Lab Worksheet should now show existing configuration features and changes that must be made to the configuration to allocate your storage. Submit your desired changes to the Change Control Board. The CCB will perform a basic validation check and schedule the changes to be executed. A check will also be made to ensure that conflicts over shared resources do not arise. Changes for several groups might be performed all at the same time to speed the process. Execute Changes Once approved, you (or the CCB) will execute the changes. Depending on the number of steps involved and the amount of shared resources, this phase might take a long time. After each configuration change, be sure to use Console views to verify that the change has worked. Scan Host Ports If the host can identify the new storage, your task is considered complete—there is no reason to actually build a file system for this lab. A new scan of the host storage ports can be performed right from the Console. Right-click the Network File Server, and choose Host  Rescan Disks from the menu. Once the host agent re-scans the port[s], the new host device[s] will appear associated with the host in the Tree Panel (more than one host device will appear if multiple paths were used to present the storage). If this step does not work but all of the ControlCenter changes seem to be in place, some configuration change might be needed on the host itself. Ask your instructor how to proceed.

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Lab Exercise 12: Task Lab – Provisioning Storage to a Server Part 3: Monitoring and Alerting
In this exercise, you will monitor your new storage and set relevant alerts. ControlCenter Console Monitoring To verify that the ControlCenter agents have observed the changes that you have made, log in to a Console and show a Relationship View of your file system. Verify that the device names and device configuration displayed in the view matches your expectations. Also show a Topology View that includes all of the hardware used to store and present the storage to your Network File Server host. Drill down into the Active Zones area of the Tree Panel and highlight the zone used to make the device available to the host. Verify that everything meets your expectations.

ControlCenter Alerting Ensure that the following conditions trigger alerts for your group. Use management policies to deliver the alert only to users concerned with the issue. For resources owned exclusively by your group, the alert should go only to your group’s users. For shared resources, add your group’s users to the management policy without removing other group’s users. In each case, write the name of the alert that covers that condition. If no such alert exists in ControlCenter, write n/a.

Trigger a low severity alert when the new file system becomes 70% utilized, and triggers more severe alerts at 80% and 90% (although you have not created a file system, you can still set the alert). Alert: ________________________________________________________________________

Trigger an alert when the Host Agent running on the Network File Server fails. Alert: ________________________________________________________________________

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Alert when the array directors used by the Network File Server experience a fault. Alert: ________________________________________________________________________ Alert when any of the switch ports used by the Network File Server change status. Alert: ________________________________________________________________________

Enable any other alerts you think are useful to monitor this new application. Alert: ________________________________________________________________________

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ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 12: Task Lab – Provisioning Storage to a Server Task Lab Worksheet Use this worksheet as directed in the lab. Version 2. Write only information concerned with the task presented in this lab.5 Page 124 of 138 . All Rights Reserved. Network File Server Information Resource Hostname HBA WWN 1 HBA WWN 2 Host device name[s] Change Required Name / ID Fabric Information (Network File Server to Array only) Resource Name / ID Fabric name Zone name 1 Zone name 2 Array Information Resource Array name Data device ID Created from (Meta members or RAID group) Masking (CLARiiON storage group) Host port 1 Host port WWN 1 Device LUN on host port 1 Host port 2 Host port WWN 2 Device LUN on host port 2 Name / ID Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. In some environments. not all items will be applicable. Check the Change Required box if the object needs to be created or changed.

and finally enabling monitoring for the result. Version 2.5 Page 125 of 138 . executing the solution with the approval of a Change Control Board. Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:    Plan for a replication solution Allocate new storage to a host Use Replicas to copy data References: Module 9: Storage Allocation Scenarios Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. planning the solution. All Rights Reserved.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 13: Task Lab – Local Replica Backup Solution Purpose: To work out a complete local replication solution including investigation of the current environment.

however. Plan the necessary changes for the new storage allocation. consult with your instructor. Arrays often have more than one way of setting up local replication. a task can be finished faster and uses existing resources before demanding new ones. it will have to be created. you will plan for a local replica backup solution. If the necessary zones linking the host to the array do not exist. The gaps in this worksheet will have to be filled in by changing the configuration. they will have to be created. if the needed storage does not exist. Use any method that presents a complete point in time copy of the source data to the Backup Server host. and how EMC software is used to perform the task. If you are not sure. All Rights Reserved. If it does not exist. Investigate and Plan Investigate the current environment to determine how much of the required configuration already exists.5 Page 126 of 138 . database. Using a minimum of configuration changes. Use ControlCenter Views to fill out as much of the information on the Task Lab Worksheet (at the end of this lab) as you can. Version 2. volume group. Make sure you are completely familiar with the operation of the replication method you are using.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 13: Task Lab – Local Replica Backup Solution Part 1: Plan for Replica Backup Solution In this exercise. Do not use storage devices that are already in use. The solution must:  Use local array-based replication to make a point in time copy of the file system on the Network File Server host  Present the copy to the Backup Server host over a minimum of one pathway Note: the file system on the production Server host should have been completed in a different lab. Devices that are allocated to a file system. You should meet the requirements using the minimum number of configuration changes. Requirements The Backup Server host should be enabled to perform a backup of the file system storage maintained by the production Server. Storage presented to the production Server in the previous exercises will be backed up by the Backup Server host. or another host are considered in use. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. For example. consult with your instructor to determine what should be used as the source of the backup.

the class Change Control Board will approve and execute all array configuration changes. Ask your instructor how to proceed.5 Page 127 of 138 . Submit Your Request to the Change Control Board Your Task Lab Worksheet may now show existing configuration features and changes that must be made to the configuration to allow the local replication. Execute Changes Once approved. Create Replica Copy Use the appropriate software to make the replica copy of the source. Submit your desired changes to the Change Control Board. The copy is considered complete when all of the data can be presented to the Backup Server host. Depending on the number of steps involved and the amount of shared resources. Version 2. some configuration change might be needed on the host itself. If no configuration changes are needed. The CCB will perform a basic validation check and schedule the changes to be executed. After each configuration change. Right-click the Backup Server. Changes for several groups might be performed all at the same time to speed the process. proceed to Create Replica Copy. the new host device[s] will appear associated with the host in the Tree Panel (more than one host device will appear if multiple paths were used to present the storage). Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. and choose Host Rescan Disks from the menu. Once the host agent re-scans the port[s]. NO array changes are to be made without following the proper change control procedure set up by the instructor. this phase might take a long time. Warning: To avoid conflicts. you will use the replication software to copy the source data from the Network File Server to the Backup Server. If this step does not work but all of the ControlCenter changes seem to be in place. Scan Host Ports The backup host must be able to identify the copy as a new device. be sure to use Console views to verify that the change has worked. you (or the CCB) will execute the changes.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 13: Task Lab – Local Replica Backup Solution Part 2: Create Replica In this exercise. A check will also be made to ensure that conflicts over shared resources do not arise. All Rights Reserved. A new scan of the host storage ports can be performed right from the Console.

Alert: ________________________________________________________________________ Assume that the Legato Networker product will be used on the Backup Server to perform the backups. Version 2. In each case. the alert should go only to your group’s users. write n/a. you will monitor your results and set relevant alerts.5 Page 128 of 138 . ControlCenter Console Monitoring Check the Topology View and Relationship View to verify the configuration of replica storage. and write the names of the alerts below: Alert[s]: ______________________________________________________________________ Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. add your group’s users to the management policy without removing other group’s users. write the name of the alert that covers that condition. If no such alert exists in ControlCenter. All Rights Reserved. Alert: ________________________________________________________________________ Alert when any of the switch ports used by the Backup Server change status.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 13: Task Lab – Local Replica Backup Solution Part 3: Monitoring and Alerting In this exercise. ControlCenter Alerting Ensure that the following conditions trigger alerts for your group. Alert: ________________________________________________________________________ Alert when the array directors used by the Backup Server experience a fault. For shared resources. Trigger an alert when the Host Agent running on the Backup Server fails. Enable the alerts that you would you set to monitor the status of the backups. For resources owned exclusively by your group. Use management policies to deliver the alert only to users concerned with the issue.

Write only information concerned with the task presented in this lab. All Rights Reserved. Under some replication methods. Version 2. Backup Server Information Resource Hostname HBA WWN 1 HBA WWN 2 Host device name[s] Change Required Name / ID Fabric Information (Network File Server to Array only) Resource Name / ID Fabric name Zone name 1 Zone name 2 Array Information Resource Array name Replica type and ID Created from (Meta or RAID group) Masking (CLARiiON storage group only) Host port 1 Host port WWN 1 Device LUN on host port 1 Host port 2 Host port WWN 2 Device LUN on host port 2 Name / ID Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation.5 Page 129 of 138 . not all items will be applicable. Check the Change Required box if the object needs to be created or changed.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 13: Task Lab – Local Replica Backup Solution Task Lab Worksheet Use this worksheet as directed in the lab.

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5 Page 131 of 138 . Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:   Use ControlCenter StorageScope reports in reporting scenarios Locate configuration.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 14: Task Lab – Reporting Scenarios (Optional) Purpose: To work out several realistic reporting solutions. All Rights Reserved. and utilization information References: Module 9: Storage Allocation Scenarios Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Version 2. allocation.

ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 14: Task Lab – Reporting Scenarios (Optional) Part 1: Reporting Several physical and logical asset report tasks will be presented in this exercise.5 Page 132 of 138 . StorageScope. Report: Specific Storage Allocation Request Audience: Budget Managers. and possibly other reporting and presentation tools (Microsoft Word. < Continued on next page > Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. IT Change Control Authorization You have been asked to show the feasibility of a request for an additional 70GB of storage which will be added to one of the servers in your group (pick one). and they will need a detailed report showing that sufficient free storage is available. and a proposal on how it will be configured. No configuration changes are required for this exercise. Remember that your group shares array space with the other classroom groups. Use as many actual reports as you think are necessary to fully present each issue to the target audience. Use the ControlCenter Console. Version 2. It is expected that the application will require some additional increase at a later time. IT Managers. All Rights Reserved. Excel) to generate your reports. Your report should also include estimates on how soon the storage will be depleted if a request like this occurs every month. and that they all are receiving identical requests for new storage allocation. Several other authorities will need to approve of this request. and can be presented in any number of devices. The data to be stored on the new allocation does not require high levels of performance.

Include any nonsystem file system on any of the group’s hosts. Report: Chargeback Audience: Budget Managers Create a chargeback report that shows the total cost of files used by each group.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Report: Unused Storage Audience: IT Managers. This report will have to be generated each month as part of the internal billing cycle.5 Page 133 of 138 . Categorize the results by the type of unused storage:  Storage in host accessible devices not used in a file system or database  Unused storage space in file systems or databases Use enough detail to help locate the host or array with the most unused space. The charge to each group will be $0. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. but don’t actually list every device or file system in the environment.35 per gigabyte. Systems Administrators You have been asked to generate a report summarizing the unused storage in your environment as part of your monthly reports. Version 2. System file systems (C: and /) should be omitted from the report. All Rights Reserved.

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Version 2.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 15: Storage Provisioning Services Purpose: To use Storage Provisioning Services to automate storage allocation tasks. Lab Exercise 15 can only be used with pre-VMAX arrays. Define Storage Policies. Execute Storage Allocating Tasks. All Rights Reserved.5 Page 135 of 138 . VMAX arrays do not support the features and functionality of Storage Provisioning Services. References: Module 10: Automation Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Create Storage Allocation Tasks. Objectives: Upon successful completion of this lab the student will be able to:     Create and populate Storage Pools.

5 Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. If you have completed all of the pervious lab exercises with a VMAX array then you are officially with the lab portion of ControlCenter Management. expand the Storage Administration folder. Expand the storage pool and verify that the devices have been assigned to it. 2 3 4 Right-click Storage Pools and select New  Storage Pool. please continue with this lab exercise. Version 2. Populate the storage pool by dragging and dropping assigned devices into it. All Rights Reserved. A folder New Storage Pool appears under Storage Pools.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 15: Storage Provisioning Services Part 1: Creating and Populating Storage Pools If you have completed the lab exercises up to Lab Exercise 15 and are working with a preVMAX array. Rename this folder to mypool. It might be convenient to split the Target Pane vertically in order to perform the drag and drop. Replace my with your initials. Step Action 1 In the tree pane. Ask your instructor for device assignments.5 Page 136 of 138 .

This launches the Allocation Policy Editor.5 Page 137 of 138 . Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. again replacing my with your initials.) Choose Symmetrix under Storage Type Choose RAID 1 as the Raid level # of Paths – Use 1 path only Mapped Device Only – Leave this box unchecked Zoned Storage Only – Check this box Disable Host Actions . (Hint – Click in the box to activate the pull down. Verify that mypolicy appears under Allocation Policies folder. All Rights Reserved.Check this box Click Save to save the policy. Choose the pool you created (mypool) from the drop-down menu in the Storage Pool Column. Version 2. Click the Select Class button and choose Primary Only from the Replica Class pull down.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 15: Storage Provisioning Services Part 2: Storage Policy Step Action 1 Right-click Allocation Policies folder and select New  Allocation Policy. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Name the policy mypolicy.

verify that mypolicy has been selected. select mypolicy from the drop-down menu. Specify mytasklist for the Task List Name and mytask for the task name. Click Next. In the Storage Provisioning Services Wizard. Select More Options. expand the Hosts folder and right-click the host assigned to you. Review Specification and Path Details. Ask your instructor for the amount of storage to be allocated. Click Next Verify the details of proposed path. consult your instructor.ControlCenter Management Lab Guide Lab Exercise 15: Storage Provisioning Services Part 3: Storage Allocation Task Step Action 1 In the tree pane. replacing my with your initials. If not. Click Execute Later. You can execute the task list by right-clicking on the task list and choosing Execute Task List. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Select Allocation  Allocate. Version 2. in the tree pane. All Rights Reserved. Verify that mytask has been placed under mytasklist in the Allocation Task Lists sub-folder of the Task List folder. Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Prior to executing the task list. Change any fields if necessary. Specify At Most xx GB.5 Page 138 of 138 .

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