Welcome to this Ask the Expert Event. The topic for discussion on this occasion is Installation and configuration of Cisco and BrocadeSolution Packs, Solution packs for 3rd party arrays, and VNX Monitoring and Reporting software.
In this discussion the expert will answer questions regarding ViPR SRM solution packs for Brocade, Cisco switches and 3rd party arrays like HDS, IBM, Netapp, their configurations, best practices, issues encountered while discovery etc. Also in this session expert will discuss on VNX Monitoring Reporting software, its configuration with VNX arrays and any issues encountered with this software.
Abraham J is part of EMC's Advanced Software Division in Bangalore, India. Prior to joining EMC in 2012 he worked as Storage Administrator with his expertise spanning EMC as well as HDS, IBM and Netapp enterprise storage arrays. Currently he is engaged as a Technical support engineer handling products like ViPR SRM, VNX Monitoring Reporting, ProSphere and ECC. Abraham describes himself as someone with a passion for learning new technologies while his main interest lies in Virtualization and is a certified VMware professional.
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What are the currently supported IBM arrays on ViPR SRM.
Hi Dan, thanks for taking time to visit this forum.
Following are the supported IBM models on ViPR SRM 3.5.1
IBM SVC v5.1 and above
IBM Storwize v3700, v7000 v6.4 and above
DS 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 8000 series
Hope this helps.
Will the Physical host SP on ViPR SRM provide details on IBM SVC LUNs? I need to know what capacity is allocated to the host from IBM SVC, also is there a way to identify what LUN is mapped to a host?
Thanks in Advance.
When configuring Brocade SMI agent, SRM solution pack has to establish connection to SMI and the SMI to the switches, is that correct?
I couldn't find any document that details the procedure. Your help here would be appreciated.
Thanks for dropping in. Currently IBM SVC SP isn't integrated with global reports. So an end to end view report for SVC volumes is not possible at current version. You can look forward to this feature in the coming major release.
Hope this helps.
You have to first add the switches on the SMI and SRM will communicate with the SMI to gather information on the switches
Please refer the following link on how to add switches on SMI
Following information would be helpful while PREPARING YOUR SOLUTIONPACK FOR IBM SAN VOLUME CONTROLLER/STORWIZE FOR DISCOVERY AND DATA COLLECTION
Identify the information required to support resource discovery and data collection before installing the SolutionPack for IBM SAN Volume Controller/Storwize . ViPR SRM requires SMIS to be configured on each of IBM management servers. The level of privilege required is administrator.
1. Record the IBM SVC/Storwize cluster IP address and hostname (for SSH and CIMOM communication).
2. Record the username and password for the cluster. Performance data synchronization is not supported for the "monitoring" security level.
3. Record the SSH public key (to retrieve performance data files over SSH).
I have a question regarding HDS support on ViPR SRM - is it possible to see details of array virtualized behind a USPv on SRM.