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hessler1
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How to Schedule a series of Navisphere tasks

I would like to schedule some Navisphere tasks to occur in series, one starting when the previous completes.

  1. Synchronize consistency groups
  2. Synchronize clones of the remote mirrors of a synchronized consistency group.
  3. Administratively fracture synchronized clones

I need to know when each task completes as I need to integrate other non-Navisphere tasks such as shutting down or starting virtual machines, running Linux commands, and running SQL statements against an Oracle database.

Has anyone tried any of this?  What works verses what doesn't for controlling job logic with Navisphere tasks? Does this require a third party tool like ActiveBatch Scheduler http://www.advsyscon.com/products/activebatch/job_scheduling.asp or something similar or is there a way to do it all in Navisphere itself?

Thank you in advance for any responce you may have.

Michael Hessler

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ckronauer
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Re: How to Schedule a series of Navisphere tasks

Thanks for the interesting question. We are finding the right (technical) people to answer it. Should be back to you soon.

Charles

Community Manager

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Kev_Sheridan
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Re: How to Schedule a series of Navisphere tasks

Hello Mr. Hessler,

This form of synchronized tasks would require scripting. A good place to start to look for specific commands for these tasks and others would be the EMC Navisphere Command Line Interface Reference R29.pdf, P/N 300-003-628 Product Guide available on PowerLink.  (I have also attached it here for your convenience.)

All of these individual commands are also covered in an EMC Education course called Navisphere Secure CLI Scripting with Perl, MR-1CN-NAVISCRIPT.

(I have attached the Course description for you.)

Another option you may wish to look into would be the EMC software called Replication Manager which would handle most of what you are looking for here, through its own automation, with probable modifications in either pre or post scripts.

Hope this helps,

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Kevin Sheridan

Senior Technical Educational Specialist

Technical Education & Certification

EMC Corporation Education Services

55 Constitution Blvd Franklin, MA  02038

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hessler1
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Re: How to Schedule a series of Navisphere tasks

Kevin,

Thank you for trying to help. I looked through your attached "EMC Navisphere Command Line Interface Reference R29" and question if it is the correct reference for synchronizing consistency groups and clones and fracturing clones.  Does http://www.emc.com/microsites/clariion-support/ax100/pdf/069001181.pdf apply for what I need to do or is there a better reference that has the synchronize commands for clones and cons groups for the CX3-10c we are using?

I know that I need sync the consistency groups with something like:

naviseccli -h ss1_spa mirror -sync -syncgroup-name dbgroup

I also need to be able to -syncclone & -fractureclone with something like:

snapview -syncclone -name name|-CloneGroupUid uid-cloneid id [-o]

naviseccli -address ss1_spa snapview -fractureclone -name db3_clone -o

I saw that there are CloneGroups, but I don't know if I should try to create and use them or just deal with the clones one at a time like I currently do in Navisphere.

Can you straighten me out on the specifics? Is there a way to get these command line values from a log of when I manually run these tasks in Navisphere?

Thank you again in advance for any help you are willing to provide concerning this.

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Kev_Sheridan
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Re: How to Schedule a series of Navisphere tasks

Hello Mr. Hessler,

You are correct in that the SnapView CLI product guide will assist you further in this endeavor.  However the one you have referenced is a bit outdated.  I have taken the liberty to attach a few of the more relevant ones for you on this reply. 

I would suggest that you may wish to contact your technical account manager for more in depth assistance. Unfortunately what you are seeking to do here is outside of the scope of training development and would be better addressed by EMC's consulting services.

Best regards,

Kevin Sheridan

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orafup
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Re: How to Schedule a series of Navisphere tasks

Hi Mike,

NOOOO!! Navispher is nothing but GUI, it does not control the work logic. You can use window scheduler or Cron in UX.

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orafup
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Re: How to Schedule a series of Navisphere tasks

you can use navicli or navicli.jar becuase cx3 support java ,with an upgrade version you can user naviseccli. I would recommend you to verify by go to EMC installed directory to find out what is installing in there.

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