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  • Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide,Release 4.0First Published: August 14, 2013

    Last Modified: September 19, 2013

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  • C O N T E N T S

    P r e f a c e Preface v

    Audience v

    Conventions v

    Related Documentation vii

    Documentation Feedback vii

    Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request vii

    C H A P T E R 1 Overview 1

    Cisco UCS Director EMC VMAX Management Overview 1

    VMAX Reports 1

    C H A P T E R 2 Installing EMC Solutions Enabler 3

    Installing the EMC Solutions Enabler 3

    Adding a Solutions Enabler Account 4

    C H A P T E R 3 Managing VMAX 7

    Summary of Steps 7

    VMAX Management 8

    Thin Pools 8

    Creating A Thin Pool 9

    Data Devices 9

    Creating a Data Device 10

    Thin Devices 10

    Creating a Thin Device 11

    Meta Devices 12

    Creating a Meta Device 12

    Initiator Groups 13

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  • Creating an Initiator Group 14

    Storage Groups 14

    Creating an Empty Storage Group 15

    Creating a Cascaded Storage Group 16

    Port Groups 16

    Creating a Port Group 17

    Masking Views 17

    Creating a Masking View 18

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    Contents

  • Preface

    This preface contains the following sections:

    Audience, page v

    Conventions, page v

    Related Documentation, page vii

    Documentation Feedback, page vii

    Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request, page vii

    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:

    Server administration

    Storage administration

    Network administration

    Network security

    ConventionsIndicationText Type

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    Related DocumentationCisco UCS Director Documentation Roadmap

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    PrefaceRelated Documentation

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    PrefaceObtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

  • C H A P T E R 1Overview

    This chapter contains the following sections:

    Cisco UCS Director EMC VMAX Management Overview, page 1

    VMAX Reports, page 1

    Cisco UCS Director EMC VMAX Management OverviewCisco UCS Director supports EMC Symmetrix VMAX 10K and 20K. A VMAX license supports one engine(2 directors).

    Cisco UCS Director connects to EMC VMAX using the EMC Solutions Enabler.

    To manage VMAX in Cisco UCS Director, you use a Linux-based SMC or SPA server. We recommend Linuxversion 7.5.1+.

    After building the Linux image and installing the EMC Solutions Enabler, you create an EMC VMAXSolutions Enabler account.

    VMAX ReportsYou can see at a glance the following VMAX Summary reports:

    System capacityFree vs. used (GB) pie chart

    System overviewSymmetrix version ID, Enginuity build version, model, Solution Enabler IP address,and number of engines, directors, thin devices, data devices, director ports, and disks.

    StorageTotal capacity, used capacity, and free capacity

    Always click Refresh on the Summary tab to see updated information.Note

    You can access tabs to create the following VMAX devices, views, pools, and groups. You can drill down toview details for each feature:

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  • Thin PoolsName

    Data DevicesDevice count, capacity (GB), emulation, configuration, and disk group

    Thin DevicesDevice count, capacity (GB), emulation, bind to thin pool (on/off), and option topre-allocate 100%

    Meta DevicesHead thin device selection, meta type, and member selection

    Initiator GroupsGroup type (standard or cascaded), group name, type (iSCSI, FCP), and initiatorname. Consistent logical unit number (LUN) can be set to on or off.

    Storage GroupsGroup type (empty or cascaded), and group name

    Port GroupsGroup name and director port selection (all, none, or selected)

    Masking ViewsView name, storage group selection, host LUN ID (specified or autogenerated),initiator group selection, and port group selection

    The read-only report detail on VMAX system tabs includes the following information:

    Front EndDirectorsSymmetrix ID, director module, status, type, identification, and number of portsand directors

    Back End DirectorsDirector module, status, type, identification, and number of ports and directors

    Director PortsDirector module, port, maximum speed, port WWN, and node WWN

    DisksReport ID, data center, account name, Symmetrix ID, technology, director module, externaldevelopment, hypervolume, disk location, ID, type, service status, disk group, target ID, service state,external WWN, speed, host spare, spindle ID, vendor, disk group name, interface, product, and capacitydata for disk groups

    FeaturesName, type, capacity (GB), and Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) drivecapacity (GB)

    TiersTier name, tier type, emulation, target protection, number of ports and directors, technology,disk location, and type

    LicensesFeature name, license type, and capacity type

    InitiatorsInitiator group, Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) enablement, userport name, user node name, initiator, type, iSCSI name, common serial number, SPC2 protocol, SCSIsupport, environment, volume set addressing, and other data

    FAST PoliciesPolicy name, tiers, number of tiers, number of storage groups, and emulation

    MemorySlot number and capacity

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    OverviewVMAX Reports

  • C H A P T E R 2Installing EMC Solutions Enabler

    This chapter contains the following sections:

    Installing the EMC Solutions Enabler, page 3

    Adding a Solutions Enabler Account, page 4

    Installing the EMC Solutions EnablerFor the base Linux image, you can use an SMC or SPA server running CentOS, version 5.7 x86 or x86_64.

    For an SMC server, allow 20GB of space. For an SPA server, allow at least 120GB.

    You can add libraries and legacy libraries to the VM, such as glibc.

    You will also need gatekeepers to use for Raw Device Mapping (RDMs). Allow 6-8K for each RDM.

    Step 1 Create the base Linux image for the VM you will use.Step 2 Assign a few gatekeepers as RDMs.Step 3 Reboot the Linux VM.Step 4 From the EMC Powerlink site, download the Linux Solutions Enabler package (Version 7.3.1+), and the SMAS package

    se7310-Linux-i386-ni.tar.gz.Use MD5 Checksum 9809ac14ed8bfcc19789d7d5671d6015

    Step 5 Using SCP, transfer the tar file to your VM.Step 6 At a command prompt, enter the following command to decompress the tar file: [root@smc ~]# tar xzvf

    se7310-Linux-i386-ni.tar.gzStep 7 Install the EMC Solutions Enabler by entering the following command: [root@smc ~]# ./se7310_install.sh -install]Step 8 Verify that the emc/symcli bin folder is in the Linux path. For example: /opt/emc/symcli/bin

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  • Adding a Solutions Enabler AccountBefore You Begin

    An EMC VMAX Solutions Enabler must be installed on a Linux VM.

    Step 1 Log into Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 Click Administration and choose Physical Accounts.Step 3 In the Physical Acccounts pane, click Add.Step 4 In the Add Account dialog box, complete the following fields:

    DescriptionName

    Choose the Data Center for this account.Data Center drop-down list

    Choose Storage.Category drop-down list

    Choose EMC VMAX Solutions Enabler.Account Type drop-down list

    Choose Locally or Remotely.

    If you chose to authenticate remotely, continue to Step 5.

    Authentication Type drop-down list

    The account name.Account Name field

    The control station IP address for the VMAX device.Server Address field

    The user ID for this account.User ID field

    The password for this account.Password field

    Choose the Transport Type ssh.Transport Type drop-down list

    The port.Port field

    The account description.Description field

    The contact's email.Contact Email field

    The location for this account.Location field

    The service provider for this account.Service Provider field

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    Installing EMC Solutions EnablerAdding a Solutions Enabler Account

  • Step 5 For remote authentication, complete the additional field for UCS Authentication Domain.Step 6 Click Add.Step 7 In the Physical Acccounts pane, choose the account.Step 8 Click Test Connection.

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    Installing EMC Solutions EnablerAdding a Solutions Enabler Account

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    Installing EMC Solutions EnablerAdding a Solutions Enabler Account

  • C H A P T E R 3Managing VMAX

    This chapter contains the following sections:

    Summary of Steps, page 7

    VMAX Management, page 8

    Thin Pools, page 8

    Data Devices, page 9

    Thin Devices, page 10

    Meta Devices, page 12

    Initiator Groups, page 13

    Storage Groups, page 14

    Port Groups, page 16

    Masking Views, page 17

    Summary of Steps

    Step 1 Add the EMC VMAX account(s).After adding your account, you have a populated inventory for all reports, including drill-down reports for maskingviews, thin pools, initiator groups, port groups, storage groups, and devices.

    Step 2 Manage the needed pools, groups, devices and views:a) Create the thin pools.b) Create all devices: data devices, thin devices, and meta devices.c) Create the initiator groups.d) Create the storage groups.e) Create the port groups.f) Associate FAST policies with the storage groups.g) Add devices to the storage groups.

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  • h) Create the masking views.

    VMAX ManagementIn a Cisco UCS Director EMC VMAX account you manage the following pools, groups, devices, and views:

    Thin poolsCreate/delete, expand, bind/unbind, and view details

    Devicesdata devices, thin devices, and meta devices

    Initiator groupsCreate/delete, rename, add/remove initiator, replace initiator, set override flags, andview details

    Storage groupsCreate/delete, rename, add/remove device, associate/disassociate FAST policy, andview details

    Port groupsCreate/delete, rename, add/remove port, and view details

    Masking viewsCreate/delete, rename, and view details

    Thin PoolsA new thin pool requires a unique name.

    Click buttons on the Thin Pools tab for the following actions:DescriptionButton Name

    Create a thin pool.Create

    Expand a thin pool.Expand

    Bind a thin pool.Bind

    Unbind a thin pool.Unbind

    View detailed reports on a thin pool.View Details

    Delete a thin pool.Delete

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    Managing VMAXVMAX Management

  • Creating A Thin PoolAn EMC VMAX thin pool is a collection of data devices that provide storage capacity for thin devices.

    Step 1 Click Physical and choose Storage.Step 2 On the Storage pane, choose the VMAX data center.Step 3 Click the Systems tab.Step 4 In the Systems list, choose the Data Center.Step 5 Click View Details.Step 6 Click the Thin Pools tab.Step 7 Click Create.Step 8 In the Create Thin Pool dialog box, enter a name in the Thin Pool Name field.Step 9 Click Submit.

    Data DevicesA Symmetrix device is either a data device or a thin device.

    The Data Devices tab provides the following actions:DescriptionButton Name

    Create a data device.Create

    Delete a data device.Delete

    View detailed reports on a data device.View Details

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    Managing VMAXCreating A Thin Pool

  • Creating a Data Device

    Step 1 Click Physical and choose Storage.Step 2 On the Storage pane, choose the VMAX system.Step 3 Click the Systems tab.Step 4 In the Systems list, choose the Data Center.Step 5 Click View Details.Step 6 Click the Data Devices tab.Step 7 Click Create.Step 8 In the Create Data Device dialog box, complete the following fields:Step 9 DescriptionName

    The data device count.Device Count field

    The capacity, in gigabytes.Capacity (GB) field

    Choose the Emulation type for the data device.Emulation drop-down list

    Choose the Configuration for the data device.Configuration field

    The disk group name.Disk Group field

    Step 10 Click Submit.

    What to Do Next

    You can select a device and click View Details to see the drill-down report.

    Thin DevicesA Symmetrix device is either a thin device or a data device.

    The maximum size of a VMAX thin device (TDEV) is ~240 GB.

    If you want to create a TDEV greater than this size, combine TDEVs to form a meta device. Each TDEVcan be part of only one meta device.

    Note

    The Thin Devices tab provides the following actions:

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    Managing VMAXCreating a Data Device

  • DescriptionButton Name

    Create a thin device.Create

    Delete a thin device.Delete

    View detailed reports on a thin device.View Details

    There is no Rename action for a TDEV. The device name is unique and remains the same even if the TDEVbecomes a meta device, and vice versa.

    Creating a Thin Device

    Step 1 Click Physical and choose Storage.Step 2 On the Storage pane, choose the VMAX system.Step 3 Click the Systems tab.Step 4 In the Systems list, choose the Data Center.Step 5 Click View Details.Step 6 Click the Thin Devices tab.Step 7 Click Create.Step 8 In the Create Thin Device dialog box, complete the following fields:Step 9 DescriptionName

    The thin device count.Device Count field

    The capacity, in gigabytes.Capacity (GB) field

    Choose the Emulation type for the thin device.Emulation drop-down list

    Continue to Step 10.Bind to Thin Pool field

    Check this check box to pre-allocate 100% of storage for the thin device.Pre-allocate 100% check box

    Step 10 Choose either None, or choose a thin pool to bind this device to from the list.Step 11 Click Submit.

    What to Do Next

    You can select a device and click View Details to see the drill-down report.

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    Managing VMAXCreating a Thin Device

  • Meta DevicesA meta device enables you to aggregate thin devices to increase device size.

    You can create a meta device with a thin device as the head, and other thin devices as members. The totalmeta device size is the combination of the head size, and all the member device sizes.

    There is no Delete action for a meta device. Removing the members from a meta device results in a thindevice.

    Note

    TheMeta Devices tab provides the following actions:DescriptionButton Name

    Create a new meta device.Create Meta

    View detailed reports on a meta member device.View Details

    Creating a Meta Device

    Step 1 Click Physical and choose Storage.Step 2 On the Storage pane, choose the VMAX system.Step 3 Click the Systems tab.Step 4 In the Systems list, choose the Data Center.Step 5 Click View Details.Step 6 Click theMeta Devices tab.Step 7 Click Create Meta.Step 8 In the Create Meta Device dialog box, complete the following fields:Step 9 DescriptionName

    Click Select.

    Continue to Step 10.

    Select Head Thin Device field

    Choose theMeta Type type.Meta Type drop-down list

    Click Select.

    Continue to Step 11.

    Select Member Device(s) field

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  • Step 10 In the Select dialog box, choose the head thin device, and click Select.Step 11 In the Select Items dialog box, click Check All, Check None, or check the boxes for individual devices.Step 12 Click Select.Step 13 In the Create Meta Device dialog box, click Submit.

    Initiator GroupsA VMAX initiator group is a collection of host bus adapters (HBAs) that work together. Initiator groups thatcontain other initiator groups are considered cascaded initiator groups.

    You can add, replace, or remove host initiators for an initiator group.

    A new initiator group requires the following parameters:

    Initiator group type

    Initiator group name

    Initiator type

    Initiator name

    Consistent LUN (on/off)

    Click buttons on the Initiator Groups tab for the following actions:DescriptionButton Name

    Create an initiator group.Create

    Rename an initiator group.Rename

    Delete an initiator group.Delete

    Add a host initiator.Add Initiator

    Replace a host initiator.Replace Initiator

    Remove a host initiator.Remove Initiator

    Override flags for volume set addressing, common serial number, disableQ rest on UA, SPC2 protocol version, environment set, AS400, avoidreset broadcast, open VMS, SSCI support1, and SCS13.

    Override Flags

    View detailed reports on an initator group.View Details

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  • Creating an Initiator Group

    Step 1 Click Physical and choose Storage.Step 2 On the Storage pane, choose the VMAX system.Step 3 Click the Systems tab.Step 4 In the Systems list, choose the Data Center.Step 5 Click View Details.Step 6 Click the Initiator Group tab.Step 7 Click Create.Step 8 In the Create Initiator Group dialog box, complete the following fields:Step 9 DescriptionName

    Choose the Initiator Group Type (Standard or Cascaded). Standard is thedefault initiator group type.

    If you chose Cascaded, continue to Step 10.

    Initiator Group Type drop-downlist

    The initiator group name.Initiator Group Name field

    Choose the initiator type (iSCSI or FCP). iSCSI is the default initiator type.Initiator Type drop-down list

    The initiator name.Initiator Name field

    Check this check box if you want to use consistent LUN. Unchecked is thedefault.

    Consistent LUN check box

    Step 10 For a cascaded initiator group, complete the following fields:DescriptionName

    Select the parent initiator group.Select Parent Initiator Group field

    Select the child initiator group.Select Child Initiator Group field

    Step 11 Click Submit.

    Storage GroupsAVMAX storage group is a collection of Symmetrix logical volumes that are used by an application, a server,or a collection of servers.

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  • Storage groups present storage to hosts and are also used for FAST policies.

    In Cisco UCS Director you can create VMAX storage groups that are either Empty or Cascaded. A cascadedgroup can be contained within a masking view to present storage resources to an entire cluster.

    The Storage Groups tab provides the following actions:DescriptionButton Name

    Create a storage group.Create

    Rename a selected storage group.Rename

    Delete a storage group.Delete

    Add a new device to a selected storage group.Add Device

    Remove a device from a storage group.Remove Device

    Associate a FAST policy with a selected storage group.Associate FAST Policy

    Disassociate a FAST policy from a selected storage group.Disassociate FAST Policy

    View detailed reports on a storage group.View Details

    Creating an Empty Storage Group

    Step 1 Click Physical and choose Storage.Step 2 On the Storage pane, choose the VMAX data center.Step 3 Click the Systems tab.Step 4 In the Systems list, choose the Data Center.Step 5 Click View Details.Step 6 Click the Storage Groups tab.Step 7 Click Create.Step 8 In the Create Storage Group dialog box, complete the following fields:

    DescriptionName

    Accept the default option Empty Storage Group.StorageGroupType drop-down list

    The storage group name.Storage Group Name field

    Step 9 Click Submit.

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    Managing VMAXCreating an Empty Storage Group

  • What to Do Next

    Add devices and associate FAST policies to the storage group.

    Creating a Cascaded Storage GroupA cascaded storage group can contain one or more child storage groups.

    Step 1 Click Physical and choose Storage.Step 2 On the Storage pane, choose the VMAX data center.Step 3 Click the Systems tab.Step 4 In the Systems list, choose the Data Center.Step 5 Click View Details.Step 6 Click the Storage Groups tab.Step 7 Click Create.Step 8 In the Create Storage Group dialog box, complete the following fields:

    DescriptionName

    Choose Cascaded Storage Group.StorageGroupType drop-down list

    Choose the parent storage group.Select Parent Storage Group field

    Choose the child storage group.Child Storage Group field

    Step 9 Click Submit.

    What to Do Next

    Add devices and associate FAST policies to the storage group.

    Port GroupsA VMAX port group is a collection of front-end ports.

    The Port Groups tab provides the following actions:DescriptionButton Name

    Create a new port group.Create

    Rename a port group.Rename

    Delete a port group.Delete

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    Managing VMAXCreating a Cascaded Storage Group

  • DescriptionButton Name

    Add a new port to a selected group.Add Port

    Remove a port from a group.Remove Port

    View detailed reports on a selected port group.View Details

    Creating a Port Group

    Step 1 Click Physical and choose Storage.Step 2 On the Storage pane, choose the VMAX data center.Step 3 Click the Systems tab.Step 4 In the Systems list, choose the Data Center.Step 5 Click View Details.Step 6 Click the Port Groups tab.Step 7 Click Create.Step 8 In the Create Port Group dialog box, complete the following fields:

    DescriptionName

    The port group name.Port Group Name field

    Click Select.

    Continue to Step 9.

    Select Port Group Name field

    Step 9 In the Select Items dialog box, choose the VMAX port group.Step 10 Click Select.Step 11 In the Create Port Group dialog box, click Submit.

    Masking ViewsVMAX designates three types of auto-provisioning groups: storage groups, port groups, and initiator groups.These three groups work together as a masking view.

    The masking view ensures that the target initiators (in an initiator group) can access the target storage resources(in a storage group) by means of the target ports (in a port group).

    Masking views are also useful for making changes to storage presentation. Changes to groups that belong toa masking view, such as adding a device or port, are automatically reflected in the masking view.

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    Managing VMAXCreating a Port Group

  • Click buttons on theMasking Views tab for the following actions:DescriptionButton Name

    Create a masking view.Create

    Rename a masking view.Rename

    View detailed reports on a masking view.View Details

    Delete a masking view.Delete

    Creating a Masking View

    Before You Begin

    You must create a storage group, initiator group, host LUN, and port group in the system.

    You must attach devices to the storage group.

    Step 1 Click Physical and choose Storage.Step 2 On the Storage pane, choose the VMAX data center.Step 3 Click the Systems tab.Step 4 In the Systems list, choose the Data Center.Step 5 Click View Details.Step 6 Click theMasking Views tab.Step 7 Click Create.Step 8 In the Create Masking Views dialog box, complete the following fields:

    DescriptionName

    The masking view name.Masking View Name field

    Choose the Storage Group.Select Storage Group Name field

    The host LUN ID.

    If a LUN ID is not specified, the Host LUN ID isautogenerated.

    Note

    Host LUN ID field

    Choose the Initiator Group.Select Initiator Group Name field

    Choose the Port Group.Select Port Group Name field

    Step 9 Click Submit.

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    Cisco UCS Director EMC Symmetrix VMAX Management Guide, Release 4.0ContentsPrefaceAudienceConventionsRelated DocumentationDocumentation FeedbackObtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

    OverviewCisco UCS Director EMC VMAX Management OverviewVMAX Reports

    Installing EMC Solutions EnablerInstalling the EMC Solutions EnablerAdding a Solutions Enabler Account

    Managing VMAXSummary of StepsVMAX ManagementThin PoolsCreating A Thin Pool

    Data DevicesCreating a Data Device

    Thin DevicesCreating a Thin Device

    Meta DevicesCreating a Meta Device

    Initiator GroupsCreating an Initiator Group

    Storage GroupsCreating an Empty Storage GroupCreating a Cascaded Storage Group

    Port GroupsCreating a Port Group

    Masking ViewsCreating a Masking View

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