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mrtheplague
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Adding SATA DAE to NX4 - new install

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Hello Everyone;

I have been trying to follow the documentation that is described in this Primus Solution: http://knowledgebase.emc.com/emcice/documentDisplay.do?docType=1006&clusterName=DefaultCluster&resul...

It's pretty confusing at the section where it tells you to run the software wizard for adding the DAE.  The documentation seems to user USM/NST interchangably.

So far, what I've done is just add the expansion enabler pack with the use of NST.  (in another unrelated error, USM fails to download everything when I do a "Download Software")

According to the install document for adding a new DAE, once you have it cabled, all you have to do is add the expansion enabler and it should work.  Well in Celerra manager I can't see the SATA storage pool.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Edit: I should add that we only have navisphere express and EMC celerra manager basic edition

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: Adding SATA DAE to NX4 - new install

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please don't use navicli - use the GUI

go to Powerlink - in the upper left hand corner select Celerra Tools in the drop-down

then select NX4

then there should be configure for production ... perform common post-CSA tasks ... add disks ...

should lead you to some pages describing how to do it

If you insist on CLI you can try setup_clariion but I don't know if that works with NX4

Rainer

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: Adding SATA DAE to NX4 - new install

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can you see the disks in Navi?

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mrtheplague
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Re: Adding SATA DAE to NX4 - new install

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How do I do that?  What's the command for navicli to show the disks it can see?

I can see the disks in Celerra manager as 6 Unused SATA.

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: Adding SATA DAE to NX4 - new install

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I suggest to either use the Storage Provisioning Wizard in Celerra Manager or the Clariion Navi GUI

Take a look at Powerlink in Celerra Tools for further info

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: Adding SATA DAE to NX4 - new install

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if it shows the disks as unused than the first steps of adding the enabler and the cabling have worked

you now need to do the RAID and LUN config

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mrtheplague
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Re: Adding SATA DAE to NX4 - new install

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Storage Provisioning Wizard gives error: raidgp::get_disk_technology, Empty disk list.  Which I guess is a known error when adding a SATA DAE according to a support issue I saw.

Also - I can't locate the download for navi gui anywhere.  I've spent hours looking and all I can find is unisphere service manager and Navisphere service taskbar

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: Adding SATA DAE to NX4 - new install

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well, then just configure it the old-fashioned way using NaviSphere or NaviExpress

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mrtheplague
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Re: Adding SATA DAE to NX4 - new install

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I just tried to do that as you posted.  I was reading the cli reference and according to that, it looks lik this command is O.K: (is it absolutely necessary to use navisseccli?  I just used navicli)

./navicli createrg 2 1_0 1_1 1_2 1_3 1_4 -raidtype r6

However, it fails with:

Error: createrg command failed
Cannot access device

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: Adding SATA DAE to NX4 - new install

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please don't use navicli - use the GUI

go to Powerlink - in the upper left hand corner select Celerra Tools in the drop-down

then select NX4

then there should be configure for production ... perform common post-CSA tasks ... add disks ...

should lead you to some pages describing how to do it

If you insist on CLI you can try setup_clariion but I don't know if that works with NX4

Rainer

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mrtheplague
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Re: Adding SATA DAE to NX4 - new install

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Thanks for your help here Rainer.  I managed to connect to navisphere gui, uploaded my expansion enabler and I'm currently in the process of upgrading.  I guess the NST didn't do this part for me.

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