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VMware vCenter Plug-in for MD-Series Storage Arrays, version 2.5

VMware vCenter Plug-in for MD-Series Storage Arrays, version 2.5

Version

Other versions
2.4,A00 21 Apr 20148:15:38 PM

Compatibility

Supported Operating Systems
  • VMware ESXi 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 5.0
  • MS Windows 2008 x64
  • MS Windows Server 2012
  • MS Windows 2008 x86
  • MS Windows Server 2003
  • MS Windows 2008 R2
  • MS Windows 2003 x64
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 5.1

Applies to

MD Storage Array vCenter Plug-in;

Date

Release date
03 Apr 2014
Last Updated
23 Apr 2014

Importance

Recommended. Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Available formats

File Format:Application
File Name:vCenter25_Installer-02.50.3600.0020.zip
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 167MB
Format DescriptionApplication
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MD5:
4e9e13d4c82c48cd2bdbc0f290fa0d87
SHA1:
a0982b243ec74e0488f1644d8244d08b78f790a7
SHA-256:
500b6564350b1bf42463f62dd1d15845bb9483d3c48872bc5a653c43fdecc040
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:v2.5_vCenter_readme.txt
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MD5:
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SHA1:
56b8562e77c732a748787c02a965c7778c81e772
SHA-256:
974030b38b6f2d0fb42e490f0cac4aeb33fc519ba5763577e090968d7b09ce1a

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Important Information

Save Configuration Files Option Fails on Storage Arrays Running RAID Controller Firmware Version 7.35

ISSUE:

The Save Configuration Files option in the MD vCenter Plug-in fails to execute on storage arrays running RAID controller firmware version 7.35 and generates a validation error. The cause of this error is due to the presence of the 'securityType=' syntax on the command line argument. This syntax is not supported with this firmware version.

Script file example:

show "Creating RAID 0 Volume 1 on new Volume Group BW-Test2084.";
// This command creates volume group and the initial volume <1> with offset 0 on the volume group.
// NOTE: For Volume Groups that use all available capacity, the last Volume on this group is
// created using all remaining capacity by omitting the capacity= volume creation parameter.
create volume drives=(85,1) raidLevel=0 userLabel="1" volumeGroupUserLabel="BW-Test2084" 8240 Bytes dssPreAllocate=false securityType=none;

WORKAROUND:
Storage arrays running RAID controller firmware version 7.35 should remove the 'securityType=' syntax from all Create Volume commands before validating or executing the script file from the MD Storage Manager (MDSM) Enterprise Management Window (EMW).


PROCEDURE:
1. Edit the script file to be used (for example, Array-1_20120122151509705.cfg).
2. Search the script file for the presence of the 'securityType=' command syntax.
3. Remove all occurrences of the 'securityType=' syntax.
4. Save the script file with a new name (preserve original).
5. From the MDSM Enterprise Management Window, right-click on the storage array to be configured and select Execute Script.
6. From the Script Editor, select File > Load Script and select the configuration file you saved in step 4. (You may have to change the file type drop-down option to All Files instead of Script File (*.script)).
7. Select Tools > Verify Syntax to verify the script is functional.
8. Select Tools > Verify and Execute to apply the script changes to the selected storage array.

Fixes & Enhancements

vCenter Plug-in Release 2.5 adds support for setting up asynchronous remote replication, using point-in-time (PiT) snapshots and performing enhanced automatic storage array discovery.

Installation instructions

To install the MD vCenter Plug-in:

1. From the Drivers and Download page at www.support.dell.com, select your MD storage array model.
2. From the list of available downloads, choose vCenter Version 2.5 Plug-In from the Applications category.
3. Download the executable file to your system.
4. Launch the vCenter Plug-in installation wizard contained in the downloaded package.
5. Review and accept the license agreement, then follow the installation prompts.
6. Once the installation is complete, refer to the Dell PowerVault MD-Series Storage Array VMware vCenter Plug-In for MD-Series Storage Arrays Installation and Configuration Guide at support.dell.com/manuals for setup and configuration steps

To upgrade from a previous version of the MD vCenter Plug-in and use the same host server as the application server, run the latest installer on the current application server. The installation wizard will prompt for an administrator password before unregistering and upgrading your MD vCenter Plug-in version.

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