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<ul><li><p>Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide,Release 5.3First Published: April 17, 2015</p><p>Last Modified: June 19, 2015</p><p>Americas HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAhttp://www.cisco.comTel: 408 526-4000 800 553-NETS (6387)Fax: 408 527-0883</p></li><li><p>THE SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRODUCTS IN THIS MANUAL ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ALL STATEMENTS,INFORMATION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN THIS MANUAL ARE BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE BUT ARE PRESENTED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. USERS MUST TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR APPLICATION OF ANY PRODUCTS.</p><p>THE SOFTWARE LICENSE AND LIMITEDWARRANTY FOR THE ACCOMPANYING PRODUCT ARE SET FORTH IN THE INFORMATION PACKET THAT SHIPPED WITHTHE PRODUCT AND ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY THIS REFERENCE. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO LOCATE THE SOFTWARE LICENSE OR LIMITED WARRANTY,CONTACT YOUR CISCO REPRESENTATIVE FOR A COPY.</p><p>The Cisco implementation of TCP header compression is an adaptation of a program developed by the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) as part of UCB's public domain versionof the UNIX operating system. All rights reserved. Copyright 1981, Regents of the University of California.</p><p>NOTWITHSTANDINGANYOTHERWARRANTYHEREIN, ALL DOCUMENT FILES AND SOFTWARE OF THESE SUPPLIERS ARE PROVIDED AS IS"WITH ALL FAULTS.CISCO AND THE ABOVE-NAMED SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OFMERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FORA PARTICULAR PURPOSEANDNONINFRINGEMENTORARISING FROMACOURSEOFDEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE.</p><p>IN NO EVENT SHALL CISCO OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUTLIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS MANUAL, EVEN IF CISCO OR ITS SUPPLIERSHAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.</p><p>Any Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and phone numbers used in this document are not intended to be actual addresses and phone numbers. Any examples, command display output, networktopology diagrams, and other figures included in the document are shown for illustrative purposes only. Any use of actual IP addresses or phone numbers in illustrative content is unintentionaland coincidental.</p><p>Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. To view a list of Cisco trademarks, go to this URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnershiprelationship between Cisco and any other company. (1110R)</p><p> 2015 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.</p><p>http://www.cisco.com/go/trademarkshttp://www.cisco.com/go/trademarks</p></li><li><p>C O N T E N T S</p><p>P r e f a c e Preface vii</p><p>Audience vii</p><p>Conventions vii</p><p>Related Documentation ix</p><p>Documentation Feedback ix</p><p>Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request ix</p><p>C H A P T E R 1 New and Changed Information 1</p><p>C H A P T E R 2 Overview 7</p><p>About Cisco UCS Director EMC VMAX Management 7</p><p>VMAX Reports 7</p><p>C H A P T E R 3 Installing EMC Solutions Enabler 11</p><p>Installing the EMC Solutions Enabler for VMAX Storage 11</p><p>Installing and Configuring Windows Based Solutions Enabler 11</p><p>Installing a Cygwin Package 12</p><p>Configuring the SSHD Server 12</p><p>Configuring System Environment Variables 13</p><p>Starting the Cygwin SSHD Service 13</p><p>Verifying SSH Access 14</p><p>Installing and Configuring a Linux Based Solutions Enabler 14</p><p>Adding an EMC VMAX Account 15</p><p>C H A P T E R 4 Managing VMAX 17</p><p>Summary of Steps 17</p><p>VMAX Management 18</p><p>Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 5.3 iii</p></li><li><p>Thin Pools 18</p><p>Creating A Thin Pool 19</p><p>Thin Devices 19</p><p>Creating a Thin Device 20</p><p>Data Devices 20</p><p>Creating a Data Device 21</p><p>Regular Devices 21</p><p>Creating a Regular Device 22</p><p>Meta Devices 22</p><p>Creating a Meta Device 23</p><p>Adding a Device to Meta 24</p><p>Removing a Meta Device 25</p><p>Dissolving a Meta Device 25</p><p>Meta Member Devices 25</p><p>Initiator Groups 26</p><p>Creating an Initiator Group 27</p><p>Storage Tiers 27</p><p>Creating a Storage Tier 28</p><p>Modifying a Storage Tier 29</p><p>Adding a Thin Pool 30</p><p>Removing a Thin Pool 30</p><p>Adding a Disk Group 31</p><p>Renaming a Storage Tier 31</p><p>Deleting a Storage Tier 32</p><p>Storage Groups 32</p><p>Creating an Empty Storage Group 33</p><p>Creating a Cascaded Storage Group 34</p><p>Deleting a Storage Group 34</p><p>Renaming a Storage Group 35</p><p>Removing a Device from a Storage Group 35</p><p>Adding a Device to a Storage Group 36</p><p>Associating a FAST Policy to a Storage Group 36</p><p>Disassociate a FAST Policy from a Storage Group 37</p><p>Reassociate a FAST Policy from a Storage Group 37</p><p>Modifying a FAST Storage Group Priority 38</p><p> Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 5.3iv</p><p>Contents</p></li><li><p>Modifying FAST Settings 38</p><p>Port Groups 39</p><p>Creating a Port Group 39</p><p>Masking Views 40</p><p>Creating a Masking View 40</p><p>Fully Automated Storage Tiering Overview 41</p><p>FAST Policies Overview 41</p><p>Creating a FAST Policy 41</p><p>Adding Storage Tiers 42</p><p>Removing Storage Tiers from a FAST Policy 42</p><p>Modifying Storage Tiers 43</p><p>Renaming a FAST Policy 43</p><p>Deleting a FAST Policy 44</p><p>FAST Controller Overview 44</p><p>Modifying FAST Controller Settings 44</p><p>FAST Status Overview 45</p><p>Modifying the FAST State 46</p><p>Renaming FAST SLO 46</p><p>VMAX Properties File 46</p><p>Editing vmax.properties File 48</p><p>Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 5.3 v</p><p>Contents</p></li><li><p> Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 5.3vi</p><p>Contents</p></li><li><p>Preface</p><p>This preface contains the following sections:</p><p> Audience, page vii</p><p> Conventions, page vii</p><p> Related Documentation, page ix</p><p> Documentation Feedback, page ix</p><p> Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request, page ix</p><p>AudienceThis guide is intended primarily for data center administrators who use Cisco UCS Director and who haveresponsibilities and expertise in one or more of the following:</p><p> Server administration</p><p> Storage administration</p><p> Network administration</p><p> Network security</p><p> Virtualization and virtual machines</p><p>ConventionsIndicationText Type</p><p>GUI elements such as tab titles, area names, and field labels appear in this font.</p><p>Main titles such as window, dialog box, and wizard titles appear in this font.</p><p>GUI elements</p><p>Document titles appear in this font.Document titles</p><p>In a Text-based User Interface, text the system displays appears in this font.TUI elements</p><p>Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 5.3 vii</p></li><li><p>IndicationText Type</p><p>Terminal sessions and information that the system displays appear in thisfont.</p><p>System output</p><p>CLI command keywords appear in this font.</p><p>Variables in a CLI command appear in this font.</p><p>CLI commands</p><p>Elements in square brackets are optional.[ ]</p><p>Required alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by verticalbars.</p><p>{x | y | z}</p><p>Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by verticalbars.</p><p>[x | y | z]</p><p>A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string orthe string will include the quotation marks.</p><p>string</p><p>Nonprinting characters such as passwords are in angle brackets.&lt; &gt;</p><p>Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.[ ]</p><p>An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of codeindicates a comment line.</p><p>!, #</p><p>Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in thedocument.</p><p>Note</p><p>Means the following information will help you solve a problem. The tips information might not betroubleshooting or even an action, but could be useful information, similar to a Timesaver.</p><p>Tip</p><p>Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might perform an action that could result in equipmentdamage or loss of data.</p><p>Caution</p><p>Means the described action saves time. You can save time by performing the action described in theparagraph.</p><p>Timesaver</p><p> Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 5.3viii</p><p>PrefaceConventions</p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS</p><p>This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before youwork on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar withstandard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warningto locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device.</p><p>SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS</p><p>Warning</p><p>Related DocumentationCisco UCS Director Documentation Roadmap</p><p>For a complete list of Cisco UCS Director documentation, see the Cisco UCS Director DocumentationRoadmap available at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/ucs-director/doc-roadmap/b_UCSDirectorDocRoadmap.html.</p><p>Cisco UCS Documentation Roadmaps</p><p>For a complete list of all B-Series documentation, see theCiscoUCS B-Series Servers Documentation Roadmapavailable at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/b-series-doc.</p><p>For a complete list of all C-Series documentation, see theCiscoUCSC-Series Servers Documentation Roadmapavailable at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-doc.</p><p>The Cisco UCS B-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap includes links to documentation for CiscoUCSManager and Cisco UCSCentral. TheCiscoUCSC-Series Servers Documentation Roadmap includeslinks to documentation for Cisco Integrated Management Controller.</p><p>Note</p><p>Documentation FeedbackTo provide technical feedback on this document, or to report an error or omission, please send your commentsto ucs-director-docfeedback@cisco.com. We appreciate your feedback.</p><p>Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service RequestFor information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a servicerequest, and gathering additional information, seeWhat's New in Cisco Product Documentation, at: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html.</p><p>Subscribe toWhat's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which lists all new and revised Cisco technicaldocumentation as an RSS feed and delivers content directly to your desktop using a reader application. TheRSS feeds are a free service.</p><p>Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 5.3 ix</p><p>PrefaceRelated Documentation</p><p>http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/ucs-director/doc-roadmap/b_UCSDirectorDocRoadmap.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/ucs-director/doc-roadmap/b_UCSDirectorDocRoadmap.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/b-series-dochttp://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-docmailto:ucs-director-docfeedback@cisco.comhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.htmlhttp://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html</p></li><li><p> Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 5.3x</p><p>PrefaceObtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request</p></li><li><p>C H A P T E R 1New and Changed Information</p><p>The following table provides an overview of the significant changes to this guide for Release 5.3. The tabledoes not provide an exhaustive list of all changes made to this guide or of all new features in this release.</p><p>Table 1: New Features and Changed Behavior in Cisco UCS DirectorEMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release5.3</p><p>WhereDocumented</p><p>DescriptionFeature</p><p>See "DiskGroups" inVMAX Reports,on page 7</p><p>New report "Disk Groups" added under each Symmetrix array to showthe Disk Group information. The existing report "Disks" is now adrilldown report for each Disk Group.</p><p>New "DiskGroups"report</p><p>See "RegularDevices" inVMAX Reports,on page 7</p><p>New report "Regular Devices" is added to display the regular devicesavailable for each Symmetrix Array. We have also added Create andDelete action buttons and tasks when a Regular Device is selected.</p><p>New 'RegularDevices"report</p><p>Creating a MetaDevice, on page23</p><p>New input added to select the type of meta the user wants to create. Itcan be either Thin Device or Regular Device.</p><p>Create MetaAction andTask changes</p><p>Adding a Deviceto a StorageGroup, on page36</p><p>New input added to select the type of device user wants to add to theStorage Group. It can be either Thin Device or Regular Device.</p><p>Add Devicesto StorageGroupActionand TaskChanges</p><p>Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 5.3 1</p></li><li><p>WhereDocumented</p><p>DescriptionFeature</p><p>Task librarywithin CiscoUCSDirector</p><p>New Task Labeland Name</p><p>Old Task Labeland Name</p><p>TaskS.No</p><p>Label : AddDevices toVMAX StorageGroup Name:Add Devices toVMAX StorageGroup</p><p>Label : Add ThinDevices toVMAX StorageGroup Name:Add Devices toVMAX StorageGroup</p><p>Add Devices to StorageGroup</p><p>1</p><p>Label : AddDevice toVMAX MetaHead Name :Add Device ToMeta</p><p>Label : Add ThinDevice toVMAX MetaHead Name :Add Device ToMeta</p><p>Add Devices toMeta Head2</p><p>Label : RemoveDevices fromVMAX StorageGroup Name :Remove Devicesfrom VMAXStorage Group</p><p>Label : RemoveThin Devicesfrom VMAXStorage GroupName: RemoveDevices fromVMAX StorageGroup</p><p>Remove Devices fromStorage Group</p><p>3</p><p>Label : AssociateVMAX Deviceas DatastoreName: AssociateVMAXThinDevas Datastore</p><p>Label : AssociateVMAXThinDevas DatastoreName: AssociateVMAXThinDevas Datastore</p><p>AssociateVMAXThinDevas Datastore</p><p>4</p><p>Task labelsare changedto supportRegularDevicefunctionalityin existingtasks.</p><p> Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 5.32</p><p>New and Changed Information</p></li><li><p>WhereDocumented</p><p>DescriptionFeature</p><p>Task librarywithin CiscoUCSDirector</p><p>The following changes are made in the Associate VMAX Device asData store task to support multiple hosts for data store creation.</p><p>ChangesFieldS.No</p><p>SelectHostnode</p><p>11 Lov is modified to popup2 Field Type is changed from generic text to</p><p>VMWARE_HOST_NODE_IDENTITY3 Multi select option is provided to select more than</p><p>one host</p><p>DeviceName</p><p>21 Lov is modified to popup2 Field Type is changed from generic text to</p><p>EMC_VMAX_SYMM_DEVICE_IDENTITY</p><p>SuccessCriteria</p><p>31 New field added to let the use to specify task</p><p>execution status "Mount successful at least on oneHost/ Mount successful on all the Hosts)</p><p>AssociateVMAXDevice asDatastoreTask</p><p>Adding an EMCVMAXAccount,on page 15</p><p>VMAX Discovery wizard discovers only the first Symmetrix id fromthe solution enabler. This Symmetrix id is used when adding a VMAXaccount.</p><p>VMAXDiscoverywizard</p><p>Throughout thisdocument.</p><p>VMAX account type is changed from EMC VMAX Solution Enablerto EMC VMAX .</p><p>VMAXaccount type</p><p>N/AUsers do not need to delete and re-add an account to migrate from olderreleases. If the existing accounts have more than one Symmetrix id,only the first Symmetrix id is used for the migrated account.</p><p>Updated logicin VMAXControllerfeature whichmigratesexistingVMAXaccounts fromolder releasesto 5.3.</p><p>Task librarywithin CiscoUCSDirector</p><p>The VMAX Inventory Task label is modified asEMCVMaxInventoryCollector - fromVMAX-Inventory - .</p><p>VMAXInventoryTask labelmodified.</p><p>Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 5.3 3</p><p>New and Changed Information</p></li><li><p>WhereDocumented</p><p>DescriptionFeature</p><p>N/AVMAX inventory frequency is changed to 12 hours.VMAXInventoryfreq...</p></li></ul>